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    Jokes anyone? -

    "Gallows Humor" is not really the proper term for this one...
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    Jokes anyone? -

    A little medical humor...
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    Front uprights

    I had not thought of a light-beam galvanometer since Physics class back at William & Mary. :)
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    Covid19 vaccine- report your progress

    OK, "Tide pods" not "tide pods". I thought you meant something having to do with seaside tide ponds.
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    Covid19 vaccine- report your progress

    What are "tide pods"?
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    Homebuilt Mid-Engine Sports Racer

    A few photos from World of Speed 2021. These were taken by my friend Chuck Huber who was part of my crew. The Jaguar "Salt Cat" has a Buick Straight-Eight engine. Now if I can figure out why those pictures are straight on my monitor but post sideways.....
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    Bonneville, World of Speed September 2021. Neil Albaugh in his homebuilt "Werewolf" runs an easy 157.458 mph. Speed limited to 160 mph in this class.
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    Nice talking to you this morning, Walt. Your math is correct.

    Nice talking to you this morning, Walt. Your math is correct.
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    Dual Tank Plumbing Advice and Considerations

    Walt- Figure your fuel consumption at 0.5 lbs per horsepower- hour. Multiply your horsepower (470 BHP) by time (1 hour) and multiply by 0.5. This gives you the amount of fuel consumed in one hour in units of pounds. To convert this to gallons, divide by the weight of gasoline in lbs per gallon...
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    Wire vs Halibrand Wheels

    I only caught the 4-legged ones doing it, Larry. ;)
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    Homebuilt Mid-Engine Sports Racer

    Yes, Howard, it sure did. The car is geared for 209 mph at 7200 rpm and I think it can do that. If you've never been to Bonneville, you should plan to go. Speed Week in in August next year and is the biggest land speed racing event. World of Speed is in September and much smaller but...
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    Problem with "rear gulf arches"

    It might be a good idea to replace the old bolts with new ones from the manufacturer as long as you are taking your wheels apart.
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    Wire vs Halibrand Wheels

    One downside to magnesium wheels---- I bought a 1965 Pontiac GTO when they first came out and put a set of American Racing magnesium wheels on it. These were real magnesium, not fake aluminum "mags" and they were polished nicely. Dogs would come from miles around just to pee on those wheels!
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    Problem with "rear gulf arches"

    Any manufacturer of modular wheels should be able to customize the wheel offset to suit your needs. Bill Jongbloed used to build high quality modular wheels but I think he sold the company some years ago.
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    Homebuilt Mid-Engine Sports Racer

    Thank you, Randy and all the others who have commented. It is clear that this car is far faster than this run. I just shifted to 5th from 5k rpm in 2nd and let its torque build the speed up to 157. The salt was so hard and dry that I left black tire marks off the line.
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