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by David Leikvold
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: Rookie Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Rookie Questions

Derek, What I forgot to mention is that wire wheels hate salt. And salt hates any metal. It gets into everything, most worryingly into both ends of the spokes and will rust out the rim and the hub ends where you can't see it unless you strip the wheels after every event and keep them completely clea...
by David Leikvold
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: Rookie Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Rookie Questions

Derek, You may have trouble getting old wire wheels through tech inspection. Get new ones, or better still, just use new steel wheels and Moon discs, that way you can use tyres without needing to use tubes and rust bands (the rubber sleeve that stops the spokes puncturing the tube). V or Z speed rat...
by David Leikvold
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: How to be a Good Starter
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Re: How to be a Good Starter

Well, here we are again, getting excited about another Speedweek. It's only about six weeks away and nobody has put their hand up to be the Chief Starter yet. If you've been there before you'll have a pretty good idea what the job involves and if you aren't competing this year you really should seri...
by David Leikvold
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: APS/G 250
Replies: 233
Views: 51683

Re: APS/G 250

I'm excited and I won't even be going this year :( !

Cheers
Ex Starter Dave :mrgreen:
by David Leikvold
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Queensland Timing Association
Topic: 28/1/18 QLD BIKE TECH
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: 28/1/18 QLD BIKE TECH

Wouldn't miss it for quids :D ! I will also be looking for people to help run the start lines properly. I don't know who will be the starters this year but we need people who can run the show just a half a day at a time. The job is easy. See you on Sunday.

Cheers
Ex Starter Dave :mrgreen:
by David Leikvold
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Car Entrants
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Car Entrants

Thanks Chris, that makes sense. If I can ever afford the J/BFS I have planned I'll make sure it includes such enhancements. I'll also need to clear out the shed again!

Dave :mrgreen:
by David Leikvold
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Car Entrants
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Car Entrants

What are "Fire doors in Special Construction vehicles"? I don't remember reading anything about these in the rule book.

Dave :mrgreen:
by David Leikvold
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: DLRA Speed Week 2018 Volunteers
Replies: 12
Views: 1899

Re: DLRA Speed Week 2018 Volunteers

Actually Paul, we are looking for replacement starters for both tracks, Pete and I have given it away. We're looking for enough good volunteers to be able to have both the jobs shared so that our replacements don't have to do the whole week without a break. As I said earlier, one of the reasons we w...
by David Leikvold
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: DLRA Speed Week 2018 Volunteers
Replies: 12
Views: 1899

Re: DLRA Speed Week 2018 Volunteers

Tony, Some days I think I'd like to be coming back next year, others not so much. We're over camping in abject squalor, I need the Lotto pixies to smile upon me so I can get a luxurious caravan and a Silverado to tow it! Pete likes to joke that he'd have to be flown right to the lake in a King Air t...
by David Leikvold
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: DLRA Speed Week 2018 Volunteers
Replies: 12
Views: 1899

Re: DLRA Speed Week 2018 Volunteers

Cookey, The build quality of your lakester is exemplary, and I presume the engine is also bulletproof, so it would be unkind of me to suggest you run one of the start lines after the engine blows up! Maybe you could take a morning or afternoon off once you've done a personal best and feel you can sp...
by David Leikvold
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: DLRA Speed Week 2018 Volunteers
Replies: 12
Views: 1899

Re: DLRA Speed Week 2018 Volunteers

One of the reasons Pete and I have relinquished our start line jobs is the toll it takes on our health. By the end of the week we are absolutely wrecked and it takes a week or more for us to feel right again after we get home. We are both 60 something now and we feel it would be dangerous for us to ...
by David Leikvold
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Four Tracks for 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4715

Re: Four Tracks for 2018

The ONLY way to solve this alleged "we can't get enough volunteers" problem is to make the position of Volunteer Coordinator more effective. The person with that job has to be all over it like a rash before Speedweek and be ready to hit the ground running when they get there. And have NO other respo...
by David Leikvold
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Classic Motorcycle class
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Re: Classic Motorcycle class

At the risk of sounding mean, and I don't want to be, if these Classic Motorcycles are really slow this is the perfect reason for running my previously mentioned third track and put all these bikes on GPS. We've had old slow bikes on Track 2 in the past and their riders tell me they don't want to ri...
by David Leikvold
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 207
Views: 28333

Re: theTRUTH

Russell,
Strong clutch was just a turn of phrase, not a brand name. Chris is right, any standard clutch would work on such a light vehicle. Well done getting that rule changed, it frees us up to do unusual things. Should be more of it.

Dave :mrgreen:
by David Leikvold
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 207
Views: 28333

Re: theTRUTH

Russell, SFI is an American standards approval mob, much loved by SCTA and DLRA. DLRA cars are supposed to run an SFI-approved scatter shield between engine and gearbox to contain exploding clutches and flywheels to protect the driver's legs. You could have one over the engine's flywheel (with ring ...