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Old 08-11-2019, 08:20 AM   #1
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Here we are at Bonneville salt flats with the cpe Lickety Split , stock body, model B block, flat head ,running a 650 holley plus eaton blower, 5 bearing crank, & many other mods, ready for a run, But it still is an un cut body,Model a trans , 4.1 Model A rear end , looking good for a run, Derek in a hot dry USA,
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:46 AM   #2
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Wishing the best of luck and may the 'Salt Gods' be with you all.
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:56 AM   #3
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Almost as much salt as a Minnesota hwy in January!
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Those small aftermarket headlights will be good for an extra 0.3 mph. Good luck with your runs.
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:05 AM   #5
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Almost as much salt as a Minnesota hwy in January!
If he hadn't said "Salt Flats" I would have thought North Carolina mountains road . Last year I followed a trail from my home all the way to Raleigh NC, 3hours away. A distinct trail of whatever they spray when they don't use granulated salt or whatever it is. I know it seems like we are to far south to be in the rust belt but there's northern areas that don't get the salt we do. I dread it already.
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Good luck on your run at Bonneville. Worked with an engineer at Tucson who was running a streamliner car powered by a Kawasaki 1100cc engine. Was getting over 200 mph.
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Those small aftermarket headlights will be good for an extra 0.3 mph. Good luck with your runs.
...and those Moon discs for another .2

Looks like tons of fun. Good luck! Report back with results.
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Good luck Derek, keep us posted.
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Old 08-11-2019, 10:31 AM   #9
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History: it is salt brine. good for icy roads, bad for all cars...….
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Is the engine painted red? That ALWAYS makes 'em go faster.


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Awesome car. Does the windshield visor catch much wind at speed? I have seen "vented" visors on other Hot Rods.

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Old 08-11-2019, 01:06 PM   #12
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I don't understand...…
The object of running at Bonneville is to go fast. The car is currently running a 4:11 rear end ratio.... With a modified high horsepower engine, (relatively speaking), why is he not running a 3:27 ratio or at least a 3:54 ratio??
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Good Luck Derek

I'm guessing you have an overdrive with that 4:11 rear end

650Holly ? Maybe you intend to use all of that 8000 RPM tach

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No overdrive, record held by Tonya 97.1, at 6000 ? maybe it would be a record MAYBE,
No racing till Tuesday & only 1 course open plus rookie we are on a short run with 1 mile run up, the weather gods may decide yet, I will post what ever happens long as don,t upset any one ???be nice to me ,
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Hey everyone, let's cut him some slack about posting here. I want to hear his story. Man, I wish I was there to see him run. Thanks in advance.
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Dave all good here, this a great site, least it aint a ratty rod, no racing till Tuesday courses too wet , had lots of model A guys today , one is an expert on carbs ,listen to my engine , then took a tire valve pulled it apart, got the tiny spring out, cut it in 1/2 & put each piece in to jam the two pump valves , now will be hard to start but ran much sweeter, amazing the help we get just cause its a Model A, so ill keep posting what ever happens, The dream is to crack the 100 with stock body,A-B engine flat head, A trans, A rear, non turbo , Several A-B block engines running, the tricks those guys learn may help to preserve our original A,s Certainly created lots of interest,
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Lots of rain the past two days so I hope it dries up. The rain god's haven't been nice the last couple of years out on the salt.
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Dave all good here, this a great site, least it aint a ratty rod, no racing till Tuesday courses too wet , had lots of model A guys today , one is an expert on carbs ,listen to my engine , then took a tire valve pulled it apart, got the tiny spring out, cut it in 1/2 & put each piece in to jam the two pump valves , now will be hard to start but ran much sweeter, amazing the help we get just cause its a Model A, so ill keep posting what ever happens, The dream is to crack the 100 with stock body,A-B engine flat head, A trans, A rear, non turbo , Several A-B block engines running, the tricks those guys learn may help to preserve our original A,s Certainly created lots of interest,
Quickchange, you mention an Eaton Blower. Is it similar to the Eaton blower that was on the 3.8 Super Coupe T-Bird? Thanks.
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:35 AM   #20
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that's the one, looking at Tuesday for a run , only 1 course,1 mile run up, 1 mile timed, 1 mile slow down for us ,so the old 4 banger going to be working hard,
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