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Angels On The Raceway

by Bunk X ( 52 Comments › )
Filed under Cars & Trucks, Humor, OOT, Open thread, Sports at June 12th, 2012 - 11:00 pm

Top to bottom: Mister Lucky, Mister Panic & Mister Bigass Honkin’ Cojones.
I don’t have the original links for these close shaves, but it’s time for another high-speed out-of-control low-risk episode of The Overnight Open Thread.

What is Dorian up to now? Dorian pulls the curtain aside to expose the man behind the curtain

by coldwarrior ( 68 Comments › )
Filed under Cars & Trucks, Open thread at November 19th, 2011 - 5:51 pm

OK, so up until this point I have been showing you the physical progress in the build of this car. Today, I am pulling the curtains aside and showing you some of what has been going on in the background. Not that I think anyone really has any misconception about what we are doing, but I thought you might find it interesting to see the mathematics that have and are going into this car.

This car is technically speaking a frame off tube chassy  fuel none modified dragster.

When we started building the tube chassy these are the calculations we went through to determine how the tube chassy was to be constructed.

Weight Distribution

Weight on wheels
Percentage of weight on wheels=  ——————————

————————- X 100
Overall weightDistance of Center of Gravity from Wheels
Increased weight on wheels=  (—————————–

————————————- X weight )  + weight
WheelbaseLengthways Location

Rear wheel weight
CG location behind front wheels= ——————————

———————- X wheelbase
Overall weightSideways Location

Track                       Weight on the light side
CG location off-center on heavy side= ———-          – (—————————–

———— X track )
2                            Overall weightVertical Position

Level wheelbase      X  Raised Wheelbase       X    Added weight on scales
CG height= ——————————

Distance raised X Overall weightThere are a lot more of these equations, for Drive wheel torque, Wheel thrust, Weight transfer, and Lateral Acceleration Lateral weight transfer and Centrifugal Force.  These cover the frame and the positioning of the rear-end.

In the next Installment I will go into the calculations used to build the engine itself, I’d give you those equations now, but the engine is currently at Larry Holt Speed Specialties (Larry Holt is a famous 60’s and 70’s drag racer you will find his record listed here at # 201 of the  All-Time Quickest Supercharged Gassers   http://www.draglist.com/lists/gasq32.txt)

Larry Holt passed away last year, but his son and grandson are keeping the tradition alive and well here in San Diego California. Part of the tradition they are keeping alive is well, basically checking my math to ensure that I used all the correct equations on the build of this engine, which is why I am not giving you those equations just yet.

Yes, we have all of our equations checked and verified by seasoned professionals in the drag racing industry before we build based on them, and checked again afterwards to ensure that what we built conforms to those equations.


What’s Dorian Up To Now? Part 6

by coldwarrior ( 129 Comments › )
Filed under Cars & Trucks, Open thread at October 28th, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Construction on the official car of The Blogmocracy continues. This from Dorian:

OK, so what we have here are…

The drive-shaft suspension ring.

Brake Caliper’s we welled to Axle.

The Wheel well tubes.

And a side and rear profile of the car. These photo’s all come curtsey of one of my partners Longboarders2@_______ Don’t forget to say hello to Longboarders2… :)

The Pics:

What is Dorian Up To Now? Part 5

by coldwarrior ( 19 Comments › )
Filed under Cars & Trucks, Open thread, Uncategorized at October 9th, 2011 - 8:00 pm

Here is the latest installment of the construction of the official Blogmocracy Drag-racer! BLOGMOCAR!


This form Dorian:


OK so my partner got back from his vacation in Costa Rica.

First we smoked a couple 'very high quality and rare' cigars

and drank some Corona's.

Then we put some lug bolts in the axle head.

Then we trimmed the Wheel well tubs.

Then we welded the wheel well tubes into the car.

On to the pics: