Thursday, July 29, 2010
16 Days to Bonneville!!!
Lurch and his son Tommy have jumped into this final push full-on and it's starting to pay off. Yesterday we started it up for the first time since the head gasket failures and the upper end is oil tight and strong (thanks to Lurch's skills with a Bridgeport)! Last night about 2 minutes before we turned on the dyno we heard a loud CRACK and like that Detroit went dark. The city had experienced a major power outage due to a storm that rolled through the city so we never got a chance to light the wick. Instead we sat in the dark with a calculator and dialed in all my gear ratio's for the salt. We figured out what final drive sprocket will be used for my record attempt and which ones to use if the bike isn't working the way we designed it to. With Wendover's altitude plugged into the dyno and the power back on hopefully dyno runs can take place this evening.