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Event Coverage The XO/PP Virginia HAMB Special Is Ready for Bonneville!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TomT, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. Doug and Jan had to return home early For family reasons.
     
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  3. Pulling out all the stops .. timming, fuel, back to tall tire and 3.75 gear
    Will run the 3 mile course again tomorrow. We ran 3.55 gear this morning with a 27 inch tall tire ran 116. And change. Our last run hear will be tomorrow morning. Stay tuned ... 0815180956d.jpg 0814180820f.jpg
     
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  4. Give’m heck guys!!! Hammer down...but be safe!

    I assume if you qualify, tomorrow WON’T be your last run?!?!


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  5. Keep at it! Looks like you are gaining on it. Great meeting you guys this year.
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  6. This record breaking stuff is harder than Chinese Algebra. Good luck tomorrow!
     
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  7. catdad49
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    Tim, is there some reason that you were drawn to this truck? She's a Beauty, Ay!
     
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  8. gsnort
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    Here I am, sitting in front of a computer in Wisconsin, and I'm so into our truck at Bonneville Salt Flats. Thanks, HAMB.
     
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  9. Pritty much sure we won't qualify. Shooting for 125. mph pass
     
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  10. Stogy
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    Go Team 640 Go!!...thanks for keeping the adrenaline flowing...;)

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  11. Like the man said, go on and write me up for 125, post my face, wanted dead or alive, take my license and all that jive, I can’t drive 55!


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  12. old flopper
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    Damn….You guys got me so fired up I did density altitude correction jet change on my riding lawn mower and mowed the grass today :D….. about the only thing I can still keep under control :( :)
     
  13. catdad49
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    Did it mow Faster?!
     
  14. saltflats
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    The great white dyno can humble a man.
     
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  15. jimmy six
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    Using the calculator I normally use for my LSR runs. #640 was running right at 5100 for it's 116 speed and would be at 135 mph @ 5966 rpm with 3.55's. Using 3.75 gears 135 mph will be 6303 rpm. Looks like 6200 will be just over the record with no slippage which is something hard to calculate with any vehicle not using data aquisition.
    The good thing is John and crew are not giving up and are willing to pull the parts out of the trailer they brought with them to get the best out of the truck they can.
     
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  16. And for those about to rock, we salute you.


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  17. old flopper
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    Sure did 600 mph hows that!.......... Wait.......... I think I missed a decimal point, density altitude brain adjustment.... correction 6.00 mph
     
  18. old flopper
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    Thanks, I was about to go through those calculation, but didn't know dia. of tires they're putting on. Did you include that in your calculation?
     
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  19. Hollywood-East
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    Will be watching! Well, Listening in my case, been on in the shop all week D51A9E3D-6848-4800-9A3C-C9A6952C7DDF.jpeg
     
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  20. It's not how fast you mow it's how well you mow fast;). Go fast and be safe everyone out there in salt land.
     
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  21. Mr48chev
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    I think my wife is getting tired of listening to Slim ramble on but the Planter Fasciitis that has had me in pain since Saturday when I walked way too much in the wrong shoes has given me a good excuse for sitting here and keeping up with or trying to keep up with. the runs at Bonneville. Looks like they are down to two courses tomorrow as more teams head home I've got to be in Yaki-Vegas early in the morning to get new exhaust on my work horse tow and haul rig so I might miss a bit unless I can figure out how to get it on my phone.
     
  22. Awesome picture on hotrod.com. D-Russ in the drivers seat. Thanks for the link John.
    Good luck tomorrow Team 640. Want to see BIG numbers!
     
  23. loudbang
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    Here is the photo from the Hot Rod link John Heckman provided above. GREAT shot and it gets HUGE if you click on it. Great for computer background :)

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  24. jimmy six
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    Yes, I didn't know until one of Johns posts.
    I run a Pontiac pumpkin style rear and usually bring 4 set of tires and 3 different gear sets to Bonneville. Without a power robbing quick change you need options.
     
  25. saltflats
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    from Missouri

    So you saying a quick change robs power?
    Guess I didn't know that.
     
  26. The entire team is excited for tomorrow, mostly to get D-Russ qualified at 125.
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    We have worked long and hard, and we have fought to get to this point. We will walk away from this experience with no regrets, and we all look forward to the next opportunity at attacking the record.

    Thank you for all your support and encouragement - it means a lot to us .....
     
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  27. Indeed it can.
     
  28. Dan and Sam swapping out the gear set ... and phone numbers. IMG_4340.JPG
     
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  29. Heyyyyyyy! ;)
     

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