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Old 08-05-2018, 07:06 PM   #1
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Default The XO/PP VA HAMB Special is off to Bonneville!

The XO/PP VA HAMB Special race truck is on its way to Bonneville. You should be able to open the following on the www.jalopyjournal.com website on the HAMB

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...ville.1117043/

If you cannot open the link, go to www.jalopyjournal.com and in the upper right hand corner create a simple username and password and try again. Go through the website, get used to it - we are on the HAMB main board - it's the first board you come across. Search for "XO/PP VA HAMB Special is ready for Bonneville" - one way or the other, you should be able to get through to the thread ....

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Old 08-09-2018, 09:45 AM   #2
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Good morning Bonneville
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Good luck!
Love to see some videos of it.
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Good luck!
Love to see some videos of it.
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:42 AM   #5
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Good luck!!... Go fast!!!......Mark
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:46 AM   #6
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Good luck!

PS: Hows the salt look?
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Good luck!

PS: Hows the salt look?
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Old 08-09-2018, 06:19 PM   #8
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The salt is the best it's been in years! The pics are a series as we made our way to our pit this am. We are parked next to Danny Thompson, across from the Rolling Bones, and Tim McMaster - we are in high cotton!
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:51 AM   #9
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Good luck to you guys. Im off the salt today, we got thru tech. You guys are always welcome at the Boners pit if you get a chance.
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:41 PM   #10
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Photos from the races this week...

https://www.facebook.com/pg/landraci...39892189445315

Anyone know what powerplant TomT's crowd is using? Straight six?
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:10 PM   #11
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Photos from the races this week...

https://www.facebook.com/pg/landraci...39892189445315

Anyone know what powerplant TomT's crowd is using? Straight six?
Yep, it's a 262 cubic inch Ford truck six cylinder engine. Relative of the 223.
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:09 PM   #12
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What kind of engine is this one
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Looks like a 4 banger, dual overhead valve conversion. I don't know which one.
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This bad boy uses a stock block and head - everything else has been researched and built by the owner, johnrodz. It sounds like a BB when it's fired up ! 400+ hp!
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This bad boy uses a stock block and head - everything else has been researched and built by the owner, johnrodz. It sounds like a BB when it's fired up ! 400+ hp!
Tom, keep us posted on how things go.....good luck. Wish I was there.
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First pass was about 12:20 eastern time, listening to the radio, they said 65.483 mph if I got it correctly. TomT said "we had a problem ...." over on the HAMB. Might be things are okay, it is their first shakedown run. Waiting on more reports.

Radio stream here: https://www.meridix.com/channel/?liveid=Landracing#/
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I just heard Wayno ran 167.278 in his belly tanker.
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Prepping for run #2, via winduptoy on HAMB. Thanks for the share and update winduptoy!
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First pass was about 12:20 eastern time, listening to the radio, they said 65.483 mph if I got it correctly. TomT said "we had a problem ...." over on the HAMB. Might be things are okay, it is their first shakedown run. Waiting on more reports.

Radio stream here: https://www.meridix.com/channel/?liveid=Landracing#/
Something had to be wrong. 400 hp doesn't equal 65 mph. Hope to run into Tom @ Hershey to talk about his trip
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They made one more pass at 106. The 65mph pass was the trucks first ever pass and we assume he took it easy. Also reported a little glitch with the transition from push to driving that they were gonna adjust.
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