Norms roadster record.

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Norms roadster record.

Post by nitro-nige » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:40 pm

I was looking through the records from speedweek at Bonneville.
Apparently the record Norm was chasing (A/GR) got bumped from 236.741mph to 253.449mph.
That's one fast brick.

Also of note with the roadsters was BMR racing. They didn't back it up but they ran 291.113mph in C/FR. An even faster brick!!

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Post by DLRA 112 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:48 am

An interesting write up by Norm in Crusin Magazine. Will be interesting to read the full report on the story. I wonder if Castrol was happy ?

Edited note October 4th: Was Castrol happy ? I would like to know as it appears some one took my posted message above out of context :? . I am sure Castrol was very happy with all Norm and crew have done to promote Castrol and the DLRA at Bonneville. :D
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Post by holden1 » Mon May 16, 2011 6:50 pm

Gee i wouldn't be :cry:

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Post by DLRA 112 » Mon May 16, 2011 7:46 pm

holden1 wrote:Gee i wouldn't be :cry:
Why not ? Castrol got some great publicity out of it all.
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Post by holden1 » Mon May 16, 2011 11:34 pm

I read a flathead got over 300 mph!!!!! Hasn't that roadster got a million dollar BB Ford :shock:

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Post by DLRA 112 » Tue May 17, 2011 10:14 am

holden1 wrote:I read a flathead got over 300 mph!!!!! Hasn't that roadster got a million dollar BB Ford :shock:
Yes that is correct a Flathead did go over 300mph but simply that has nothing to do with publicity with Castrol and what Norm his doing. Simple answer is Norm has support from Castrol and they are supporting a DLRA member and it is a win win situation as Norm gets support from Castrol, Castrol gets publicity and we as the DLRA get good publicty from it all as well.

Building a 300 MPH car is not something you can do easily. :D
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Post by Greg Watters » Tue May 17, 2011 11:42 am

And how many years and meetings has it taken that flathead to get to that stage of development, were always going to be behind in development with our mostly one meeting a year .
A record is an exception not the rule and the journey toward personal goals more inportant

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Post by DLRA 112 » Tue May 17, 2011 12:32 pm

Could not have said that any better.
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Post by Rob » Tue May 17, 2011 4:36 pm

Even more important would be to compare the vehicles in which either engine reside. I'd be surprised if Norms roadster could eclipse 200mph with that flathead in it. :roll:
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Post by FIL » Wed May 18, 2011 9:53 pm

Greg Watters wrote:And how many years and meetings has it taken that flathead to get to that stage of development, were always going to be behind in development with our mostly one meeting a year .
A record is an exception not the rule and the journey toward personal goals more inportant
Not to mention, as the Americans who've come here have found out, our air is not the same as their air... Bonneville is about 4000ft higher than Lake Gairdner, which is bad for power but good for wind resistance... Huge effort from Norm and the team just to get the car to the states and onto the salt, with that 200mph pass being the icing on the cake...

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Post by momec3 » Wed May 18, 2011 11:41 pm

Hello Fil
Welcome aboard, your right.
Anyone who slips over 200mph regardless of the circumstance requires respect.

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Post by holden1 » Thu May 19, 2011 12:01 am

Sorry if i upset anyone, i was just saying that with all that corporate $$$$$ and BB horsepower it would go nearly as fast as a flathead, i mean my 202 will smoke a flathead

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Post by DLRA 112 » Thu May 19, 2011 9:37 am

holden1 wrote:Sorry if i upset anyone, i was just saying that with all that corporate $$$$$ and BB horsepower it would go nearly as fast as a flathead, i mean my 202 will smoke a flathead
You should also respect the fact that the corporate dollars you mention also give us more respect as DLRA members.
The fact a company like Castrol can see value in Norms Race car as a potential rolling advertisment for the Castrol name and the fact so many other things have to be taken into account lke others have mentioned above. Not easy to build a car to race on Lake Gairdner then also transport it to Bonnevile and race under very different conditions.
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Post by Lynchy » Thu May 19, 2011 6:15 pm

Norm was fighting the variance in altitude the whole time he was there. He told us that he ended up tuning the car for a certain altitude and then waited for the conditions to come to him.

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Post by holden1 » Thu May 19, 2011 9:59 pm

Please don't take what i have written as any form of abuse or badmouthing about norm, i see from all the responses he has a lot of friends here, and have heard he puts in a lot to the sport everyone says he's a lovely fellow, just looks scary :shock: maybe he should get sponsorship from Wilkinson sword i bet they would hand over BIG dollars :lol: :lol: :lol:
i've seen him a couple of times but its been late and they close the blue oyster bar early on fridays so never got to talk to him in person (just slipped notes between the bars) anyway if he ever needs a hand or a lone of a hot 202 he can pm me :D

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