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by David Leikvold
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Car Entrants
Replies: 3
Views: 178

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: 178

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: 11
Views: 584

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: 11
Views: 584

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: 11
Views: 584

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: 11
Views: 584

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: 2533

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: 712

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: 200
Views: 13103

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: 200
Views: 13103

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: 200
Views: 13103

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: 200
Views: 13103

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: 1113

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: 3542

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: 378

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...