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by David Leikvold
Sun May 20, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: wheel size
Replies: 19
Views: 14772

forget I spoke!

Doc, thanks for showing me the link. Your car is great, my advice looks to be entirely superfluous! Well done, I look forward to seeing it run in 2008. W3stie, if all this confuses you make sure you come to the July meeting at Don Noble's workshop at Coopers Plains (details elsewhere in here). You'l...
by David Leikvold
Sat May 19, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: wheel size
Replies: 19
Views: 14772

hot under the collar

Hey Doc, I had a look at the Mal Hooper car, the one with the Bluebird style body split along the horizontal midline, it is a good looking unit. Do it! I tried to find the Streetliner but all I got was recumbent bicycles. Now for more gratuitous and unsolicited advice. You could do a few things to f...
by David Leikvold
Sat May 19, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: wheel size
Replies: 19
Views: 14772

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: 14772

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: 14772

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: 14772

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: 11349

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: 20442

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: 20442

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 ...