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    Some of you have seen me post from time to time about a Bonneville project. Well, I'm reporting from the salt that we qualified the car for the long course with a speed of 240+ right off the trailer...in 2.25 mi. The car performed flawlessly except for a parachute malfunction. Not to worry though...even though there was a back up chute, Seth decided to give the carbon fiber brakes a test, and we're glad he did. They revealed a few issues that we'll address tomorrow, and then it's off to the long course to qualify. Hopefully we'll be heading for impound before noon.
    The car is running a N/A 565" BB Chev, EFI. It's set up for nitrous, but we aren't going to run any this meet. We're running AA gas lakester, no. 77 for anyone following.

    Here's a few pics of the morning.
    We're on the salt before 7 AM.

    Heading to the track on a stellar morning.



    In the pits getting ready to head for the starting line.



    At the starting line waiting for our turn, getting ready to roll the car off the track, onto the salt for the first time.



    Lee Gustufson looking over his handywork. Lee's the engine builder.



    This is what it looks like going down the course...sans the traffic. The course is prestine this year.

    Last edited by scott foxwell; 09-18-2008 at 11:38 PM.
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    Thanks...

    What do you think the car will run on the long course ?

    Good luck .

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    More pics...

    Unloading the car...



    Off the trailer finally, and going to the line for the first run.



    And here it is making it's first run. Not very exciting to look at, but it's definitely exciting to be there finally, and seeing it run. Interestingly enough, it was one year ago today that I started working on the project.

    [IMG]http://www.performanceboats.com/gallery/data/500/medium/0343.JPG{/IMG]

    Here's a few pics from the trip to Utah, to get a bertter idea of the car and trailer.

    The rig...



    The car...




    The traler has four wheel independant air ride suspension. We designed and built the trailer, and the flat bed for the truck as well as the car itself...all in house, from scratch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper CP View Post
    Thanks...

    What do you think the car will run on the long course ?

    Good luck .

    Sleeper CP
    Hey Jon...sory I never got any pics sooner to you...just got very busy the last few days.

    If everything goes well, the car should break 300 with little trouble, on a 271 record. We have 5 cars in the class this year, with over 440 pre-registered entries this year. It's a freekin zoo here!

    Thanks for the good luck. So far, so good.
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    Here ya go!

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    Looks awesome Scott, thanks for the pics!!

    I'd love to have that injection system on my boat!


    Good Luck, Keep us posted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp Speed View Post
    Looks awesome Scott, thanks for the pics!!

    Good Luck, Keep us posted!
    Ditto from me.

    Something us East Coasters really like to see from good pics since ever getting there in person is near impossible.

    Is there a website for your team that we can see and read more ? I, for one, can never get enough of this and other stuff.

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    One of my do before I die items.

    Go to Bonneville.

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    My brothers out there right working as a course official for a couple of hours a day & hanging with buddies the rest of the time.

    Congrats!
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    Way cool.
    Have fun and be safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp Speed View Post


    Here ya go!
    Thanks Warp. Here you go.

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    I think that would work just fine!!!

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    Here's a few more pics in the shop of getting the last details pulled together and getting the body panels on. The devil IS in the details!





    Trans is an air shifted Liberty 5 spd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp Speed View Post




    I think that would work just fine!!!
    Jamie Wagner from Edelbrock (formerly with EFI) is doing the tune.
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