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Old 08-11-2020, 04:39 PM   #1
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any one know his race number and class so we can keep an ear out for him on the live link.
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Old 08-11-2020, 04:54 PM   #2
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Car number 8150. The class is XF/BGRMR. (blown gas rear modified roadster) This is according to the entry list.
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Old 08-11-2020, 04:56 PM   #3
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If he is running the same car? The number is 8150 and
class XF/BGRMR.

Picture was from 2018 after his record run.



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Old 08-11-2020, 06:17 PM   #4
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I take they are running Bonneville this year. Anyone hear the condition of the salt ? A friend is running in flathead modified roadster.
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Old 08-11-2020, 08:11 PM   #5
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He switched to fuel class after the gas runs.
Car number 1815. XF/BFRMR. Fastest speed, 190.185.
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Old 08-12-2020, 03:03 AM   #6
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Thanks for that , Wayno ,are you running.
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Old 08-12-2020, 08:21 AM   #7
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He switched to fuel class after the gas runs.
Car number 1815. XF/BFRMR. Fastest speed, 190.185.
Believe car number 1815 may not be the same car but one belonging to Ron San Giovanni, 'JR' NOT 'SR'
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Old 08-12-2020, 08:36 AM   #8
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Believe car number 1815 may not be the same car but one belonging to Ron San Giovanni, 'JR' NOT 'SR'
Same car.
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Same car.
So just switch fuel and get a different number and driver? interesting.
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Old 08-12-2020, 08:48 AM   #10
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The car is designed to for both Ronnie & Ron Jr. to run. They bring multiple engines out to the salt. I'm sure Ronnie will come on after the meet to explain how he does it.
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Merc, they change numbers so as to keep all of their records straight. Lawrie, I am not running this meet. I didn't get my changes done and the rest of my life got in the way. KC says HI.
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Old 08-12-2020, 01:26 PM   #12
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Hi Elmo, I miss seeing you guys.
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Old 08-12-2020, 03:09 PM   #13
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Hi Wayno, still kicking I see, me too. AT 87 I have to hide from that bug, Take care, be safe, and think flatheads and you'll go to heaven.
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Old 08-12-2020, 09:50 PM   #14
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“Take care, be safe, and think flatheads and you'll go to heaven”.
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Old 08-15-2020, 07:36 PM   #15
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Speedweek update 2020. Im happy to report once again the flathead Ford powered Rons Hobby Shop Special {aka the Mistress wife's name for car} once again set a record. We had a lot of issues with the intake my son and I fabricated a long time ago causing a drop in boost by mile number 2 we used JB weld epoxy and blue Permitex silicone sealer to help seal things up the best we could. Doing this helped give us a strong 190 qualifying run when prior to that we were stuck in the 180's. Data still showed we were loosing boost mid run on the qualifier so we decided to speed the blower up a bit adding a couple more pounds of boost which in theory would help give us a top end push even with the loss of boost after mile two. All went well until the blower belt decided it was time to retire! However the speed by mile three was fast enough to get back in impound and the record. The salt conditions were outstanding I feel even better than the surface in 2018.
We all would like to thank the entire SCTA crew for putting on the event. The efforts put forth by the board to even pull off the event Im sure was overwhelming those of us who had the opportunity to run greatly appreciate everything. Since we began running at Speedweek in 2016 we have now set six records. Its a long drive home and we must now quarantine but it was all worth it for sure. This year between my son and I driving we put 19 miles on the engine now take a moment and think about that. Once we have the coarse the car leaves the line under its own power no push off so were running all out each pass each mile to the floor every one of our runs was over 180 MPH by the third mile. Opened her up today to look inside all looks good no surprises. Shes a keeper for sure.
Now were getting ready to run at the LTA event next month in Maine our record setting ARDUN which has been sitting since 2017 is going back in the car time to run in the 200 range again.
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Thanks for the update Ronnie! Sounds like you did well.
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Old 08-15-2020, 08:56 PM   #17
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Ronnie, thats one strong engine,
Good to hear you did well
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Old 08-15-2020, 10:44 PM   #18
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Ronnie, congratulations to you and Ron junior. The local Connecticut men did well.
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Awesome job as usual! Ron, what octane & type of fuel are you running?
Thanks Joe
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Old 08-16-2020, 05:54 AM   #20
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Awesome job as usual! Ron, what octane & type of fuel are you running?
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