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by Gus
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Phase out of leaded fuel by September 2019.
Replies: 10
Views: 939

Re: Phase out of leaded fuel by September 2019.

Terraplane runs on VP late model plus 113 octane leaded, our engine is 14.7 to 1, so next year will be our last year in the gas class. Our intention is to send our carbs away and get new metering plates for methanol then go through more dyno work to make sure our fuel system is up to it. The other o...
by Gus
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 191
Views: 83272

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

Ive been posting updates on Facebook these days. Its just a bit more convenient. Weve just got our motor dynoed 905hp so if anyone is interested heres the link or search for " Terraplane Land Speed Racing Team "

https://www.facebook.com/terraplanelandspeed/
by Gus
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 191
Views: 83272

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

Thanks mate, Ill have a crack. If ive done it right you should see thumbnails and then click on them for the bigger image. last years cam on the right new one on the left. Both small block chev. Only 0.450" more lift on the new cam :shock: http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx241/angusthebruce/Hudso...
by Gus
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 191
Views: 83272

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

Well, been a while since ive put up an update. Managed to break my leg at one of our recent Terraplane work/drinking meetings so thats not helping us get the car ready. The good news it should be good as new in time for speed week. Finally managed to land 2 MT Bonneville back tires, the bill for tho...
by Gus
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 254
Views: 58968

Re: theTRUTH

The terraplane with the 400 small block chev used a 50l water tank (beer keg) it worked fine. 70 degrees c at the end of a 3 mile run. And almost 90 after a second run with about 2 hrs cool down time. In saying that with our new motor we've installed a second 100l tank mostly for balast and linked t...
by Gus
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 191
Views: 83272

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

BIG GAZ wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:24 pm
If two wraps of 100mph tape increases the rating to 200mph then it is not exponential. It is linear.
Just saying...sorry, couldn't help myself.
:)
Gaz, a man like your self, I thought you would have been paying attention to the details. There is a plus " +" after the 200. Just saying....
by Gus
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 191
Views: 83272

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

That's actually 100 mph tape. I've been informed buy one of our technical experts that if we put 2 or more wraps around anything, it increases its rating exponentially and will be good for 200 mph+. With advice like that on hand, were confident well have what we need to hit some goals next year.
by Gus
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 191
Views: 83272

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

Well we have a few new parts on the old small block motor.
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by Gus
Fri May 26, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 191
Views: 83272

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

Had some progress finding land speed tyres, So, I thought I would share what i've found. Goodyear eagle land speed tyres can be found easy enough through summit racing. No 16" ones however. So Big Knob gave me a lead on Mickey Thompson's who have 4 different sizes one being a 16" and a couple of 18"...
by Gus
Sat May 20, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 191
Views: 83272

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

Yep, no point stopping now. The parts hunt continues, may as well try to build it for 200mph We managed to find some near new goodyear land speed tires off an old blue E type jag for the front end. Some of you may have seen that car around. Having all sorts of trouble trying to find some 16" rear la...
by Gus
Sat May 20, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 191
Views: 83272

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

Well, We had a little bit of carnage as expected, got real hot that's for sure. You can see why the compression was down in cylinder 3 and 4. There's not many sports where you hold the throttle wide open as long as this salt racing, so i guess we learnt a bit more here. We need to pay more attention...
by Gus
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 191
Views: 83272

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

Looks good on the salt.
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by Gus
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 191
Views: 83272

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

Well, we made it and the Hudson performed well. Its been a couple weeks since the event, sorry for not posting something sooner. I have to say a massive thank you to all the people who helped us get there and also the massive effort all the guys of the DLRA put in to run such an awesome and remote e...
by Gus
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 191
Views: 83272

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

Well the lads have loaded up the Terraplane and are ready to hit the road tomorrow. I've still got a couple more shifts to go before I can head home, but fingers crossed, ill be leaving perth on thursday arvo. see you all there cheers copy and paste the link into your browser https://www.facebook.co...
by Gus
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 191
Views: 83272

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

Classic Altered, I'm fairly sure we are allowed to remove them.

And cheers everyone, still not there yet but fingers crossed we make a run each this year.