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by XW #901 180mph
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: Custom Built 372 Cleveland Crankshaft
Replies: 1
Views: 6503

Re: Custom Built 372 Cleveland Crankshaft

I still have this item for sale
by XW #901 180mph
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Auction Donations
Replies: 10
Views: 6953

Re: Auction Donations

How the hell are you Animal, I will bring along a few model cars for the auction...Mark BRIDGE MODEL CARS
by XW #901 180mph
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Speedweek 2016
Replies: 60
Views: 37796

Re: Speedweek 2016

Excellent news, we are heading off on Friday, going the long way via Ceduna - Googs Track – Kingoonya Pub – Lake Gairdner, should arrive midday on Monday, see ya there Mick, shame you blokes couldn’t join us on our pre-salt 4WD adventure…Blockem
by XW #901 180mph
Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: Custom Built 372 Cleveland Crankshaft
Replies: 1
Views: 6503

Custom Built 372 Cleveland Crankshaft

Back in 2005 Maxwill Motors in Adelaide had a purpose built 372 Cleveland Crankshaft made in the USA for my black XW that I was racing at the time on the salt...I did not go ahead with the build at the time, then we had 2 years of no racing and the engine just never happened...It was going to bring ...
by XW #901 180mph
Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: speedweek with no cars/bikes
Replies: 11
Views: 7974

Re: speedweek with no cars/bikes

If anyone thinks of it while they are at the members camp can you stick some air in the tyres of the SICK LIZARD (yellow XC wagon parked near Moe Boys Bar & Grill). Beware it may not be yellow anymore, it could just be one big brown rust hole on wheels. I did plan to come up for 3 days as a spectato...
by XW #901 180mph
Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: News on the lake condition?
Replies: 85
Views: 44812

Have to presume no news is good news on the condition of the lake, has anybody heard from any of the crews currently up at the lake.

Regards Mark
Team XW901
by XW #901 180mph
Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: a lazy walk out to the lake.
Replies: 7
Views: 4558

We did the walk to the lake in 2009 on Sunday once we were told we couldn't get onto the lake for a day or so. We drove the Sick Lizard (yellow XC wagon) from the Members camp back towards the turnoff and about 1 or 2 km's from the camp where you would normally veer left there is a track that goes r...
by XW #901 180mph
Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Latest News from the Lake
Replies: 21
Views: 14031

I think we really need to set a new date either before the winter rains or in Oct/Nov and count on the lake coming good rather than cancelling 2008. With the weird weather patterns we are getting these days it is quite possible that in March 2009 & even March 2010 the lake could be ratshit again...
by XW #901 180mph
Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: cancelled or postponed
Replies: 21
Views: 16307

I can't take it any more!!! I know we will get a full report on the condition of the lake once the teams at ground zero get back, however has anyone had a phone call from the lake to give us a bit of an idea on the condition of the lake surface. Also if anyone is talking to someone up there could yo...
by XW #901 180mph
Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: DLRA Members
Topic: new timing
Replies: 35
Views: 23063

As we normally start at the 1 mile marker and rarely use the 0 to 1 mile section of the track, is it possible to run the 125 mph licence passes away from the start line in the opposite direction, as the radar gun would then be directly behind the car (presuming the radar would work ok using this met...
by XW #901 180mph
Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: 2007 SPEED TRIALS ... CANCELLED
Replies: 36
Views: 31427

It went like this...sideways for 500m...straight ahead for 100m...backwards/sideways for 300m...then a 180 in the last 20m before it stopped. So does this mean you hold a thru the clocks backwards record I should have wrote "then a 180 degree spin in the last 20 metres". No, I'm fairly su...
by XW #901 180mph
Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: 2007 SPEED TRIALS ... CANCELLED
Replies: 36
Views: 31427

Re: Sideways

There is no way I would want to repeat the 2005 spin I had at 175mph at Lake Gairdner on any piece of road I can think of.The only thing that stops you from digging in and barrel rolling is the fact that the salt is dead flat.I dont think there is any piece of road or even an airfield that can offe...
by XW #901 180mph
Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: 2007 SPEED TRIALS ... CANCELLED
Replies: 36
Views: 31427

There is no way I would want to repeat the 2005 spin I had at 175mph at Lake Gairdner on any piece of road I can think of. The only thing that stops you from digging in and barrel rolling is the fact that the salt is dead flat. I dont think there is any piece of road or even an airfield that can off...
by XW #901 180mph
Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Rainfall
Replies: 65
Views: 49201

Does anyone know from past experience and the meetings in the 90's that were washed out, how much water was over the track vs how much time was left before the meeting and at what point was it decided to cancel the meeting. What I am getting at is if there is a certain depth of water on the lake at ...
by XW #901 180mph
Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:05 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Aerodynamic Formula
Replies: 26
Views: 18072

Q1: Does anybody know much about wheelbase vs stability, ie would a Fairlane handle better than an equivalent year falcon at high speed as it is about 2" longer in the wheelbase and the XW is not very happy in the 170 - 180 mph range. Q2: Also thinking about some Lead ballast on the rear floors next...