The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cornfieldcustoms, Sep 8, 2018.
I'll post this picture just to bring to back to the top.
Yeah. You know how you always have to kick that stray cat away from the door once you feed him? That would be me if I were within walking distance of the Cornfield shop.
Incredible build you have going on here. I'm just gonna sit over here and watch.
The photos took a long time to load but that is just my internet I think.
I'm in and following this one.
This is awesome, Mike -- I'm looking forward to following along!
Got my popcorn ready
Hi Mike.Thanks for posting.Looks like fun.I`ll saddle up and go along for the ride.
Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
Being competitive in Sreamliner classes today without a "lawndart" is really tough. I'm a fan of the older streamliner styles just like tank lakesters but they flew at higher speeds. The Redhead was stable from what I've heard, and it was fastest in its mid competition years. I really like what you are building and looking forward to each posting...Thanks.
oh neat... best of luck with this project.
Without a doubt, the Red Head streamliner was the sexiest race car to ever hit the salt.
Very talented. Just the few pictures the fit and quality shines. Great project.
Thank you for replicating one of the Most Beautiful cars. Best of luck.
If you did all that frame work in 30 hrs my hats off to you. Our lakester took several years to get to that point.
Here's another picture from my screensaver collection. Not to take away from the origin of this thread. Good luck with the build. Gary
I just checked Dennis Varni has this one.
so some of the progress has been a little slower than before. i had sent some pics of the chassis progress to Kiwi Steve of the SCTA to get approval with work so far. took a little time to hear back since he was at the USFRA meet. heard back this week and everything is looking good so far. i was able to pick up a donor engine to start mocking that up. decided to go with a 4BT common rail Cummins Diesel since the record is pretty soft at 170 mph. so hopefully this weekend i will be able to get the excess stuff removed off the front clip and the engine set in place, and start on some suspension plans in motion.
also with the great expense of this en devour we decided to set up a kick start to help with getting some sponsorship to take some of the sting out of the investment side of things. we are offering some cool rewards for our backers so please check it out. we are also looking for a couple major sponsors / team members to help out with the drive train portion. So if anyone is interested in helping in that department please hit me up
here is a link to our kickstarter page
thanks in advance and i will post up some more progress pics this weekend
a little progress yesterday. got the donor engine pulled out of the front frame clip and set in the chassis. still trying to decide if i want to run the engine vertical or over on its side. either way the engine will be dry sumped to help with clearance. as far as the transmission i am thinking of running a Jericho if i go manual or a 5 speed allison if i go automatic. just depends on clearances when i get engine placement decided
also please check out our kickstarter page to become a sponsor and get some cool rewards for helping us out
That link isn't working for me.
i think i got the link fixed
Looking good. Moving right along
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I saw the Redhead in 2012. I am impressed with your build so far. Good luck.
Wow, awesome build & love your engine choice. Planning on a couple turbos & propane? Those diesel can make a lot of power but need the right gearing to go fast.
What, I say what, we’ve got here is, serious intent ( passion that is, gusto, a man with a plan). I like it.
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I've made a pledge on the kickstarter campaign. Please join in!
You might want to talk to the Guy's over in Utah, Industrial Injection... They do some serious stuff! Ton's of tv/magazine coverage, But I don't recall any land speed, Hint hint... Really Kool bunch of guy's there, I dealt with Dustin in the shop, Smoked a cummins on that damn summit headed east .. I'd be surprised if they wouldn't want in!
no major progress to report for the week. just a lot of planning and metal work. please check out the link in my above post about our kick starter and join up to help sponsor the car and team
I need a bigger shop...lol
i'm in for $20. better than whatever stupid thing i would have spent it on.
Hopefully she's pretty at least, even if she is stupid...
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