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by NMBRPL8
Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: the post your "offerings to the gods of speed" thread
Replies: 7
Views: 5492

Re: the post your "offerings to the gods of speed" thread

Good thread, Funny I just had to watch "the movie" last night. I know I have to make an alter to put all my sacrifices in one place. Posting pics of our major failures is akin to gamblers admitting their losses hence it hasn't happened yet. It hurts a bit to admit we have had failures but the flip ...
by NMBRPL8
Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: the post your "offerings to the gods of speed" thread
Replies: 7
Views: 5492

the post your "offerings to the gods of speed" thread

I searched and couldnt find a thread on here, hope i have it in the right section; I cant believe this forum doesnt have a thread for folks to post some carnage pictures from their speed attempts, or as Burt put it 'offerings to the gods of speed' So im starting one, dont have my photos on hand at t...
by NMBRPL8
Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: What are the important points for a LSR engine buildup?
Replies: 14
Views: 10849

Re: What are the important points for a LSR engine buildup?

Gennyshovel, love yourr blown 250, thats what i cut my teeth on (sans blower) and loved every minute of it. Shame about the holed piston, cool vid on youtube though. Must have read your build thread a dozen times, keep it coming! Im stealing your oil squirter design with my own twist, hope that was ...
by NMBRPL8
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: What are the important points for a LSR engine buildup?
Replies: 14
Views: 10849

Re: What are the important points for a LSR engine buildup?

OK, thats a lot more inline with what i know and what makes sense to me, i would guess Chris is more a car guy then? Anyhow appreciate all the tips, i have a selection of carbs i can try out anyway, though the flat slides i was planning to use are sized just a little over what i calculate the engine...
by NMBRPL8
Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: What are the important points for a LSR engine buildup?
Replies: 14
Views: 10849

Re: What are the important points for a LSR engine buildup?

OK no worries, wasnt questioning the logic or your experience, im a mechanic by trade and cant stop my brain going to the technicalities of it, over-carbing is my pet hate on most of my customers bikes, kills any kind of rideability. I have to get myself into salt racing mindset i guess and remind m...
by NMBRPL8
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: What are the important points for a LSR engine buildup?
Replies: 14
Views: 10849

Re: What are the important points for a LSR engine buildup?

I might throw a stock ish motor in the van as a spare and see if i dont blow up the built one :p all brass bushes converted to roller needle bearings, freeing up the oil pump to just take care of the crank and rocker gear, and the squirters for the piston crown. Its dry sump anyway with 3 litres oil...
by NMBRPL8
Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Magazine Articles about Speedweek.
Replies: 13
Views: 8661

Re: Magazine Articles about Speedweek.

Better late than never, just picked up my copy of the australian geographic today just for the salt story. Also new bike magazine out, TankMoto, their debut issue has a nice writeup in it about the vincent rapide, from the racers perspective and a sidebar from the photographers persepctive, check it...
by NMBRPL8
Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: What are the important points for a LSR engine buildup?
Replies: 14
Views: 10849

Re: What are the important points for a LSR engine buildup?

Correctamundo, building a couple of wizzas at the moment, the one im building for the salt im hoping to be able to sustain about 10,000rpm but we shall see if that holds together well :p I think it should do what i want from it, i just know myself and know that if it does ill just keep on pushing it...
by NMBRPL8
Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: What are the important points for a LSR engine buildup?
Replies: 14
Views: 10849

What are the important points for a LSR engine buildup?

Gday all, despite searching and reading i reckon close to 75% of all the posts in this forum, and asking google and reading other forums, cant seem to shed a whole lot of light on the subject. Ill understand if everyone wants to keep tight lipped on the specifics, it is a competition sport after all...
by NMBRPL8
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: An interesting post taken from landracing forum
Replies: 10
Views: 7737

Re: An interesting post taken from landracing forum

No dramas, cheers for the explanation :) Im more of a bike guy myself, just learnt of the nascar system a while back and wondered why it wasnt widely implemented, now i know! Cheers for the welcome too :) will be there in 2015, sounds so far away, but so much to do by then!!
by NMBRPL8
Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: West Australian Timing Association.
Replies: 40
Views: 25272

Re: West Australian Timing Association.

Gday all, throwing a local (to me) possibility out there, we have Lake Walyungup down here in Rcokingham, about an hours drive south from Perth. It was used for motorcycle speedway back in the 50s, it is all fenced off but has a small carpark and gates for vehicle access, several clubs use it nowada...
by NMBRPL8
Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: An interesting post taken from landracing forum
Replies: 10
Views: 7737

Re: An interesting post taken from landracing forum

Gday all, long time lurker, hope to see you on the salt in 2015. This post prompted me to pop my post cherry, so be gentle. But all this fancy pivoting magnetic rear spoiler stuff seems a tad excessive, they have it sorted out in Nascar doing similar speeds, they have strategically placed roof flaps...