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by nitro-nige
Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: German Belly tank footage
Replies: 14
Views: 9614

I've been to one of the race meets there. They call them old style weekends. No billet, all old style cars and bikes. It's on an ex Russian air force base not far from Berlin. When you look and black and white photos, if it wasn't for the wind turbines in the background you'd think you were in the 5...
by nitro-nige
Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: C/BGCC for $180K
Replies: 3
Views: 6014

C/BGCC for $180K

http://www.shannons.com.au/news?id=QQBC2A3S9P7B3GP4

$180K and it still won't earn a $2 bill (and you'd have to cage it etc).
still it'd be fun wouldn't it!
Anyone keen to buy a share?
by nitro-nige
Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: Toyota primus (or any other hyrid)
Replies: 22
Views: 23517

Toyota primus (or any other hyrid)

Just a crazy question that came out of a discussion at work. Would a toyota primus be considered a vehicle with two engines as seeing that it has a petrol motor and an electric motor? And if so does that mean that it would have to run in the streamliner class? Alternatively would it be classified as...
by nitro-nige
Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: LSR on rails
Replies: 5
Views: 6120

LSR on rails

Did everyone saw the french train that set a new land speed record for trains of 574.8kph (357.2mph).
What do you think the chances are of getting a side project together and building one here?
How hard would it be to setup a track at next years speed week :wink:
by nitro-nige
Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: Hot Rod Chassis Building Info Wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 12940

What class are planning to run in pete?

For NHRA & DLRA I'd run a full space frame.
For TAC & WA reg you might only be allowed a roll bar or small cage around the driver using original or repro chassis rails.
by nitro-nige
Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: Monocoque chassis
Replies: 12
Views: 13555

I think you're right, mild steel tube is the cheapest and easiest way to make a safe frame.

I was more thinking about strength and aero rather than saving weight.
by nitro-nige
Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: Monocoque chassis
Replies: 12
Views: 13555

Monocoque chassis

This is a bit of an open ended question. I was reading over on landracing.com about the guy that wants to build a streamliner with a carbon fibre moncoque frame. It got me thinking, back in the day they built F1 cars with Sheetmetal aluminium monoque frames, complete with riveted on suspension mount...
by nitro-nige
Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: Throttle question
Replies: 3
Views: 5457

Reverend, if you're thinking of something like a VZ commodore throttle body (LS whatever they are) they have two return springs in the main shaft.
you have to remove the cap with the sensor and plug on it to get to/see the springs.
by nitro-nige
Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: DLRA Members
Topic: who's game
Replies: 30
Views: 26962

Is this what you had in mind?

http://www.hardmanracing.com/

http://www.amsoil.com/testimonials/costella/index.aspx
http://www.yacoucci.com/gallery/albums.php

I saw the costella streamliner at Bonneville when he was running a twin turbo flathead. Very interesting car, the frame doesn't look too special but when the body goes on its looks like s@x on wheels.
by nitro-nige
Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: DLRA Members
Topic: Another daydreamer joins the forum
Replies: 4
Views: 5616

Hey Reverend

I'm a short way into building a T-Bucket.
If it was something a bit more Aero I would consider a salt lake race rod.
As for the style.. well kinda mod.
by nitro-nige
Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: DLRA Members
Topic: who's game
Replies: 30
Views: 26962

So all going well would that make you a contenter for the unoffical title of the "DLRA holder of records in the most different types of classes".

surely we could come up with a good acronym?
by nitro-nige
Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: Classes
Replies: 5
Views: 6677

Re: Classes

but doesn't a supercharger bump you up two capacity classes? Or is this just in a categories where they may be a mix of blown and unblown cars? The bumping up 2 classes only applies to /PRO class cars doesn't it? i.e. any class that doesn't have a seperate blown section, like lakesters where they h...
by nitro-nige
Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: DLRA Members
Topic: Another daydreamer joins the forum
Replies: 4
Views: 5616

Another daydreamer joins the forum

Hi Guys & Girls, Though I'd intro myself. I'm a transplanted kiwi living in Melbourne. I've been to Bonneville and seen the racing there (2001). I met up with a couple of kiwi teams racing over there that year. I think I caught salt fever then. I'm half way through building a hot rod, so who kno...