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by David Leikvold
Sat May 19, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: wheel size
Replies: 19
Views: 14424

having a go

Yeah, Doc, you're writing but you're also building which puts you well ahead of me. I won't be able to start building anything until after Christmas as I don't have the space yet. You make a good point about relative speeds and stability of lakesters and streamliners. The danger of pencil rolls make...
by David Leikvold
Sat May 19, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: wheel size
Replies: 19
Views: 14424

Front brakes

And there's plenty more salt after the scraped length if you don't mind a bumpy ride so I understand your point about not really needing racer brakes at Lake Gairdner, Doc. I've always been a fan of front brakes and I can't get comfy with not having any. Way back when they were legal in sprint karts...
by David Leikvold
Mon May 14, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: wheel size
Replies: 19
Views: 14424

W3stie, Wheel sizes are pretty much governed by what tyres are available and how fast you want to run. I have checked a few tyre company websites recently for Z rated tyres in 13" and 14" but they're well hidden. You will find some V-rated 14s in 60 series, e.g. a 185/60VR14 would be about...
by David Leikvold
Mon May 14, 2007 2:01 am
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: wheel size
Replies: 19
Views: 14424

W3stie, for any speed you just need double safety beaded steel rims with the centres welded to the rim all the way round. Bob Ellis previously recommended a mob in Brisbane that can supply the right welded wheels but I can't remember who they are, I'm sure Bob will be happy to tell you. If you'd rat...
by David Leikvold
Tue May 08, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: BRISBANE HOTROD SHOW 4th-7th May.
Replies: 19
Views: 11125

I had a good time there on Saturday with Bob, Chris, Matthew and Nathan talking to interested people. One guy I spoke to had a 69 Camaro street car that he said he doesn't use enough, probably because it has a 632 big block(!) with a Richmond 6 speed. He'd be lucky to make it to the next petrol stat...
by David Leikvold
Wed May 02, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: theoretical top speed
Replies: 35
Views: 19989

Bob and Chris, thanks to you both for your responses. I'm from a circuit racing background so I had imagined that dry, hard salt would be like concrete and not change until it got wet. So I was thinking that something that just removed the scraped up loose salt crystals would leave a surface that wa...
by David Leikvold
Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: theoretical top speed
Replies: 35
Views: 19989

Traction questions

Dr Goggles said that traction on the salt can be a limiting factor, so here's my question. I saw a video at Don Noble's get together of the track being scraped flat with a piece of railway track that was leaving a lot of loose salt lying on the track surface. Would this be part of the problem or do ...