The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dragrcr50, Jun 3, 2011.
Will try and stop by and say howdy!
Tman I hope you do, I think we will have a really good chance of makin a few good passes if it goes through tech? and I expect it will......
Wish I could be there! Looks like more fun than should be legal....which I hope you are!
You might want to reread section 5.B.3 about the radiator.
"The radiator shall fill the shell opening."
It will only matter in impound and you may not get there with only 670hp. Good looking car btw and good job getting it done so quickly. See you on the salt. Nick
thanks Ill read that? i thought it said must fill shell 28 29 shell, can change to 32 must run grille in it???
Today we had it aligned and scaled. it is 3150 lbs with driver weight. any roadster guys out there got any weights for these??? thats after about 700 lbs of lead shot in frame ... 53% to the rear wheels, and only 40 lbs heavy on driver side. so i think it should go straight and get reasonable traction... cant change much at this point but up for ideas all the time... sam
The radiator must fill whatever shell you're using. You don't need to use the grille insert.
3150 lbs is really light. Find a place to put more lead or bolt some thick metal plates underneath some where. Good luck.
what is a good weight for these ? we have the rails full of lead, and lead 120 lbs across the crossmember and 75 in floor inside car ..with the suspension etc, gettin kinda crowded under neath it...
added 96 lbs lead to it and stuck some lettering on it loaded it, and bruce headed to bonneville today . flyin out friday and let the games begin ..............
we went we teched we made 6 runs 160 last pass, need more seat time for driver but was great, no problems, nothng broke was great.... may go in october again .sam
Sam, It was great seeing you again!
Exceptional work on the roadster- the pics don't do it justice!
Hmmm, I wonder if Bruce would want to trade some roadster seat time for some coupe time.......
man that might work haha..... he would not mind if ya want to drive it , I assure ya... was great for sure..... and thanks for the support and a few laughs............
Sam, glad we could make you laugh- it had to be comical, with all us rookies thrashing away!
Pretty sure that roadster will go over 200+...I'd sure like to give it a shot!
i think that is a good possibility if ya want to next yr. it should go 210 in my opinion ... yea decals on roofs , ROOKIES RULE, and wind storms, rain in the desert , standing water at entrance, what a year ....
for all you bench racers you aint lived till you are a rookie team at bonneville...
Good to see that you got it together and got to make some passes!
Thanks for the updates
skotz, thanks for the kudos.... we had an austin team member that was great ....those texans arent bad
WOW! Very nice. Congrats on the run. You are living my dream. Best of luck in October.
Sam built a beautiful little roadster- she went through tech inspection with ease and ran perfect the whole time we were there. Those guys in Oklahoma know how to build hot rods after all!
You couldn't ask to be with a better group of people, I feel fortunate to have been part of the team and can't wait to get back in October or Speedweek 2012!
Here's a few more pics:
LEEROY BOY, glad ya made it home, had a hell of a time... good pics too.....was great to work / play with ya on this project.
Leeroy Thanks for all the help on the team -- Bring your drivin suit and helmet next year and get you license !! Will tweak the car and have it ready !! bruce
More pics from the salt....
looks like great fun,good job.
The little size steering wheel is only thing I don't like.
This ain't roadracing and with the arm restraints properly adjusted you cant use anything much bigger anyway. Really.
Tim has a similar sized wheel and can move his hands MAYBE 5" from the wheel. Even with that, Starter Ron Joliffe told him to modify the left restraint and make it even shorter.
Thanks for the extra pictures Buddy! That is one fine looking roadster.
well fast forward to now july 2012 we are getting ready to leave the 7th with it for the salt. i have had it in the shop for a month or so , going over things, changing things, and just tweaking it here and there. moved some weight, added some weight, made some dzus fasteners work better and stiffend the mounts for the tonneau cover. big hicky when i ordered new wheels and new LSR tires. wowza , that'l leave a mark haha...new cam lock belts with pull up straps as recomended by aussie steve... great head tech man... helped us out a lot last year .. here are a few pics i took of it along this few weeks thrash. hope to see all of you there, and again will pit with the san diego roadster club hopefully by martys roadster the miller special come have a cold one with us say hi and lets have a hell of a time. sam
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