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by David Leikvold
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Speed Week 2021 Update
Replies: 9
Views: 792

Re: Speed Week 2021 Update

Greg, Just thinking about the perennial problem of volunteers, I always found that more seemed to just turn up for the first couple of days than we needed and we trained them all in the hope that they'd come back later in the week. Every now and then we'd get a star in the making who would do it ver...
by David Leikvold
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 20
Views: 12642

Re: Corona Virus

If Scotty from Marketing says to do something doing the opposite is usually the more sensible option. it certainly is in this case.

Cheers
Dave :mrgreen:
by David Leikvold
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 411
Views: 252691

Re: theTRUTH

This year's MotoGP bikes are using little winglets on the front fairings, and they've tidied up airflow around the back wheel too. I think they use it to direct cool air at the back tyre. Tidying up airflow anywhere will always have benefits. You should also look at Formula 1 rear wings, or any open...
by David Leikvold
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 411
Views: 252691

Re: theTRUTH

That's perfect, even the colour's good :D ! Mine will be much more like Bill Anderson's Weslake lay down sidecar. I can't do a more conventional riding position because I herniated a disc in my neck back in 2012 (sitting in a chair!) and can't lean forward and look up. Even a Ducati Diavel is instan...
by David Leikvold
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 411
Views: 252691

Re: theTRUTH

Have you considered a riding position like Dan Gurney's Alligator? With the V8 behind you you could get very low with no difficulty and probably not need the screen to watch.

Cheers
Dave :mrgreen:
by David Leikvold
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Phase out of leaded fuel by September 2019.
Replies: 43
Views: 30336

Re: Phase out of leaded fuel by September 2019.

Fair point Chris, thanks for that.

Cheers
Dave :mrgreen:
by David Leikvold
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Phase out of leaded fuel by September 2019.
Replies: 43
Views: 30336

Re: Phase out of leaded fuel by September 2019.

No Fuel class for pickups doesn't make much sense, surely we could add the class for 2019 or 2020 when the leaded fuel is gone. By the way, I just noticed that the BP servo on Wood Street at Warwick can get 100 octane.

Cheers
Dave :mrgreen:
by David Leikvold
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Sub 500 EV
Replies: 12
Views: 9761

Re: Sub 500 EV

Bob lives in Swan Bay, Newcastle somewhere. He and his crew are all members of the Rickshaws Hot Rod Club. That's the best I can do. Carol Hadfield might have his contact details. If I could comment on your design, two or three things spring to mind. One, put a full canopy over the roll cage, it's f...
by David Leikvold
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Sub 500 EV
Replies: 12
Views: 9761

Re: Sub 500 EV

Give Earlybird Steel at 31 Trade Street Lytton a call on 3348 7731. They're very helpful. They sell all sorts of steel including cold drawn seamless roll cage tube in two sizes, 38.1mm x 2.6 mm wall and 44.5mm x 2.6mm wall. I'm not sure what our requirements are but if those sizes are legal your pro...
by David Leikvold
Thu May 10, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Motorbike Class Methanol & Turbo
Replies: 4
Views: 5873

Re: Motorbike Class Methanol & Turbo

My guess is MPS F1350. That's Modified Partial Streamlined Fuel 1350. Note I wrote streamlined, not streamliner, they are completely different things. Look at the hundreds of bike photos from this and previous years for some guidance. You can download the rule book right now from the website. Read t...
by David Leikvold
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: 2018 Speed Week
Replies: 8
Views: 7894

Re: 2018 Speed Week

Trouble is, it isn't. That is currently the Black Rock Desert in Nevada when Andy Green broke the sound barrier at 763 mph driving Thrust SSC in 1997. In 1994 Rosco McGlashan did 500 mph at Lake Gairdner, but the record at the time was held by Gary Gabelich driving the Blue Flame at Bonneville in 19...
by David Leikvold
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: 2018 Speed Week
Replies: 8
Views: 7894

Re: 2018 Speed Week

Greg, Back in 2014 Scott Andrews, the President of the SCTA, told us how impressed he was with how we did things and told us NOT to copy the way things were at Bonneville. Just imagine what he'd think of it now. Last year Dave Freiburger came back to the pits after his first run in the Camaro and ex...
by David Leikvold
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Queensland Timing Association
Topic: Look who’s back!
Replies: 1
Views: 5607

Re: Look who’s back!

Welcome back, never thought we'd see you again! Occasional get togethers are now held at Bullet Cars at Yatala, Tom Rabold's workshop.

Cheers
Ex Starter Dave :mrgreen:
by David Leikvold
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: FEET FORWARD AG1350
Replies: 63
Views: 40669

Re: FEET FORWARD AG1350

Oh, I forgot to mention that when Pete flags at Eastern Creek he is treated just as well, so Morgan Park isn't a fluke.

:mrgreen:
by David Leikvold
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: FEET FORWARD AG1350
Replies: 63
Views: 40669

Re: FEET FORWARD AG1350

Harky,
Sorry for messing up your thread.

Cheers
Dave