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by David Leikvold
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Classic Motorcycle class
Replies: 6
Views: 459

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: 159
Views: 7142

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: 159
Views: 7142

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 ...
by David Leikvold
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 159
Views: 7142

Re: theTRUTH

How about a Top Fuel toothed belt drive off the crank back to a shaft behind the V8. Then get an SFI scatter shield for a strong clutch and then a drive back to the wheel, either chain or belt. A strong plate on the back of the block could stabilise the belt drive. Another from the front of the bloc...
by David Leikvold
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 159
Views: 7142

Re: theTRUTH

Here's another variation on the unusual steering plan: https://xsgear.com/assets/images/collections/ambassadors/photos/superrat_9.jpg I have no idea how well it works, but it could easily be operated in a feet first frame. This bike has almost done 200 mph. It would be cheaper and easier to make tha...
by David Leikvold
Tue May 23, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: seeking VIDEO Footage Speed Week 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: seeking VIDEO Footage Speed Week 2017

Beautiful video, now it makes me want to come back in 2018 :mrgreen: !
by David Leikvold
Fri May 19, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Volunteers 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 3044

Re: Volunteers 2017

All of which makes me wonder, what are the volunteer positions that can't be reliably filled?
:mrgreen:
by David Leikvold
Fri May 19, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: New Startline Vans
Replies: 0
Views: 285

New Startline Vans

While I'm having a grizzle about all manner of things, I might as well harp on a bit more about the start line van problem. I have already mentioned in the last couple of days what a joke the old start line van is. It is many years past it's use by date. Depending on how the start lines are laid out...
by David Leikvold
Fri May 19, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Four Tracks for 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1635

Re: Four Tracks for 2018

Harky, In the unlikely event that I weaken and come back in 2018 to run Track 2 again let it be known to one and all that I will not tolerate anybody, and I mean anybody , whinging, whining, complaining or worst of all, abusing, any of my volunteers. These pathetic ingrates will quickly find themsel...
by David Leikvold
Fri May 19, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Four Tracks for 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1635

Re: Four Tracks for 2018

DP, thanks for the map. That really helps. If we had a timed mile on T2 would you use it more than T1? I think if we started both tracks further south we could overcome most of T2's problems. With more surveyed points we could move the timing to suit the weather conditions and keep real timing happe...
by David Leikvold
Fri May 19, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Four Tracks for 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1635

Re: Four Tracks for 2018

Bones, this year I'm led to believe it was fast vehicles that spectators wanted to watch. I'm far from convinced that entertaining people in the pits is more important than giving everyone a fair number of runs. Apparently the speed minimum was 225 mph but don't quote me, I was never told by any off...
by David Leikvold
Thu May 18, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Four Tracks for 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1635

Re: Four Tracks for 2018

Thanks for your 2c worth Bones, I wish more people would comment. There seem to be two schools of thought about the number of volunteers we have available. Some say we never have enough, but my experience is very different, I never run short and many come back for more and Pete had to turn others aw...
by David Leikvold
Wed May 17, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Newbie Bike Classes
Replies: 11
Views: 1288

Re: Newbie Bike Classes

Richard,

We look forward to seeing what you build. I know I'm labouring the point but whatever it is do your best to keep the salt off it, or at least easy enough to get back off it. Lots of plastic, lots of fibreglass and lots of 316 stainless! And a snail.

Cheers
Dave :mrgreen:
by David Leikvold
Wed May 17, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Bike Guys
Replies: 31
Views: 1943

Re: Bike Guys

Ronnie, Your comment about the lone wolf having to go to the back of the line after volunteering has me thinking that we should give priority to anyone who has just done a volunteer shift. Come straight to the Priority Line twice as your reward. The same rule applies on T2 or T3. And if you voluntee...
by David Leikvold
Wed May 17, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Four Tracks for 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1635

Re: Four Tracks for 2018

Lets get this working group started now. Who else wants to be part of it, either on this forum or with face to face meetings or by phone hook up or any combination of the three?