Parachute, front and rear LS tyres

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Parachute, front and rear LS tyres

Post by BIG GAZ » Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:25 pm

After my first visit to the salt in 2005, I am now in the process of building my first land speed car, an XJ-S Jaguar with blown Cleveland power, C/BGMS, and need a chute and tyres. Anyone got any recommendations?

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Post by DLRA » Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:36 pm

Came across this today ... car_tires/

How fast did you want to go?
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Post by BIG GAZ » Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:09 pm

That last line is from Mad Max right?
I actually have purchased my land speed tyres, 23" and 28" front and rear. The chute can wait now until I start to fabricate the chute mount. Thanks for the site details.
I am building the car as a 200mph plus vehicle, using the mooted new SCTA rulebook changes, eg 5/8" studs front/rear, full floating rear end. I am having difficulty in finding someone who doesn't think they are God's gift to the fabrication industry eg 12 month waiting lists, unprofessional followup, ridiculous prices, so am thinking of doing the cage, rear end etc myself, using mild steel and TIG or MIG. I will keep you posted if your interested.

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Post by ben james » Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:26 pm

oh yeah w'ere interested gary. sounds unreal
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Post by momec » Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:40 pm

Go for it Gaz, if you want it done your way do it yourself. I used the Peter Brock theory which is start learning from the back and build your way foward, so whatever falls off behind you does'nt matter.
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Post by KeithTurk » Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:05 am

I am still snickering over that one Chris...

The basic advice is sound thou.... Nobody cares as much about your project as you do... so for the cost of a professional you can spend that money on a decent welder and grinder to notch with ... just take your time.


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