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by David Leikvold
Thu May 10, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Motorbike Class Methanol & Turbo
Replies: 4
Views: 585

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: 994

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: 994

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: 665

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: 15
Views: 2153

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: 15
Views: 2153

Re: FEET FORWARD AG1350

Harky,
Sorry for messing up your thread.

Cheers
Dave
by David Leikvold
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: FEET FORWARD AG1350
Replies: 15
Views: 2153

Re: FEET FORWARD AG1350

If that rider (I never knew his name) comes back this year he'd better have a stronger bike and leathers that actually fit. Or have lost 20 kg. Animal did have a word to them but as the bike was dead there was no point to any card being issued. If I'd been running a track this year I would have rela...
by David Leikvold
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: FEET FORWARD AG1350
Replies: 15
Views: 2153

Re: FEET FORWARD AG1350

Don't worry, the rookies will be a doddle. Most of them will be as nervous as a tomcat at the vet, so they will do anything you tell them. If any of them complain about waiting remind them that Track 2 can manage about 28 runs an hour if NOTHING goes wrong so they won't have to wait very long. If th...
by David Leikvold
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: FEET FORWARD AG1350
Replies: 15
Views: 2153

Re: FEET FORWARD AG1350

Harky, I just noticed this thread. Have you had a good look at "Hoofhearted's" lay down side car from Bonneville. Bill Anderson is his name. He has his handlebars down low, but there's no obvious reason why they couldn't be a bit higher. Here's a link to a world of thought: https://www.google.com.au...
by David Leikvold
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: Rookie Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 794

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: 6
Views: 794

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: 1554

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: 239
Views: 65527

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: 977

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: 1040

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: