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Herman

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« Reply #135 on: June 24, 2008, 11:48:55 AM »

Update-time !

Since 2 weeks now, I've got the car DMV'ed.
Here in the Netherlands you can arrange a One-Day license to drive to and from the DMV to get the car checkec over.
The trip to and from the DMV-office was a blast... Especially the trip back to the shop again.
The rightrear tire on the peg-leg axle I had under there at the time didn't stand a chance. On the on-ramp onto the highway back home that tire really shed some rubber...

Now the car had been licensed and all, it was time to get it ready for our 1st  (1 of 3) dragrace-events overhere.
Out came the pegleg 3.23 axle, and a 3.91 Suregrip-axle from my old '67 Newport was installed.  I also lowered the car 3" overall.

After the DMV-trip I only had the car out once around the block near the shop. The two 275/60/15-tires which were fitted now were screaming in harmony all the way...
The 2nd time out I took the car for a shake-down run of roughly 2.5 hours to the dragstrip...
But I didn't put it on the strip yet because there were still a couple of things I wasn't too happy with on the car.
I lost the powersteering-returnhose about 1.5 hour into the trip, so I had to remove the belt to be able to get to the track. The returnhose wasn't fuel/oil-resistant. (which I knew already, but didn't think it would fail that easy)
The engine doesn't idle that great yet, which makes stop-and-go driving somewhat annoying at times.
And there's still an imbalance in the driveline I think. Perhaps the rear pinion-angle is off too much because of the 3" drop.

Anyway, here are some trackside-pics...


Arriving at the track-field;



Getting officially Tech'ed...


Shot of the engine-bay (look at the PS-returnhose, knicked in 2 places)


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« Reply #136 on: June 24, 2008, 02:59:40 PM »

Car looks great Herman, glad to see she's on the road offically. The
small things arent bad at all just needs some fine tuning. Keep up the
great work this car is awesome

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« Reply #137 on: June 24, 2008, 05:11:46 PM »

Great Job...Looks great!!!
 
That power steering return line....DOHHH
 
 
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« Reply #138 on: September 02, 2008, 07:15:08 AM »

Last weekend... Third attempt, and last chance this year to go to the track again...


Finally some succes to report...!








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« Reply #139 on: September 02, 2008, 08:14:29 AM »

You going to paint on the side of it "The Crazy Dutchman"? 
 
Great job.  I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #140 on: September 02, 2008, 06:24:01 PM »

Well......? Whad she run???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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« Reply #141 on: September 02, 2008, 11:18:21 PM »

Due to a driveshaft imbalance I could only run the 1/8 mile flatout and had to cruise to the 1/4.
I did the 8th in 8.6sec, with a best 60ft of 1.88sec.
Not too shabby I would guess.



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« Reply #142 on: September 03, 2008, 11:48:47 AM »

That ET didn't make much of an impression here I see... Tough crowd.



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« Reply #143 on: September 03, 2008, 04:00:53 PM »

That's very impressive for a big heavy car!!
Lots of members are back to work or still on vacation.
They will post later on.. time zones et all.
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« Reply #144 on: September 03, 2008, 07:27:02 PM »

The 60ft time impressed me

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« Reply #145 on: September 04, 2008, 05:05:20 PM »

Thats  mean Machine my friend! Those are awsome numbers for such a
big car. No one would ever know what kinda trouble they were getting
into pulling up to that beast! Bravo Herman!

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« Reply #147 on: September 12, 2008, 06:34:00 AM »

I love it!  IMO, one of the coolest cars ever!
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