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2011-08-25 5:48:36 PM  
but did the oscillation overthruster allow them to drive through a mountain

and now to read the article
 
2011-08-25 5:50:02 PM  

loonatic112358: but did the oscillation overthruster allow them to drive through a mountain

and now to read the article


"It flies like a truck."

"Good. What is a truck?"
 
2011-08-25 5:51:05 PM  
Gonna read the article, betting $1 it's a modified Ford 427.
 
2011-08-25 5:51:05 PM  

loonatic112358: but did the oscillation overthruster allow them to drive through a mountain

and now to read the article


nice, that's what I came in here for...

javelinamx.comView Full Size


/amateurs

"John Valuk is dead, he fell on his head."
 
2011-08-25 5:53:06 PM  
Yeah, but can you fill it with water and make it into a whale-home? (new window)
 
2011-08-25 5:58:13 PM  
Pretty much stock except for:
"a high pressure fuel pump, new fuel injectors, new turbos, and modified the compression ratio"

Oh and:
"a roll cage, five-point harness, a drag chute, aerodynamic fairings for the front bumper, and the obligatory salt flat moon-dish wheels"

Yep pretty much stock.

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2011-08-25 6:00:51 PM  

Jedekai: Gonna read the article, betting $1 it's a modified Ford 427.


A 400. Jesus that's amazing.

/Showed my friends Buckaroo Banzai (From The Vault Of VHS) this year. Taylor said during the credits, "Wait, so, Robocop, The Kurgan, Ian Malcolm and Dick from 3rd Rock From The Sun were all in one movie about a brain surgeon-theoretical physicist and his rock and roll band of intergalactic crime fighters?"
"Yeah."
"This thing should've won Oscars."
 
2011-08-25 6:20:39 PM  

kwyjibo2007: Pretty much stock except for:
"a high pressure fuel pump, new fuel injectors, new turbos, and modified the compression ratio"

Oh and:
"a roll cage, five-point harness, a drag chute, aerodynamic fairings for the front bumper, and the obligatory salt flat moon-dish wheels"

Yep pretty much stock.


But heads, a new turbo, fuel pump and injectors can be swapped out in a weekend if you know what you're doing. As far as land speed racing goes, a weekend's work is close to stock. Especially since they didn't swap the trans, the differential for a taller gear, etc. Three records in one car with about 12 hours' work in it is RIDICULOUS.

And the roll bar stuff and aerodynamics is because nobody wanted to die if a tire exploded or a wheel split, and you need the downforce at that speed because on salt once you get up around 120 or so you start swaying left and right...it's terrifying. You could even argue the added weight made them slower -- which it surely did.
 
2011-08-25 6:47:40 PM  

Scrotastic Method: But heads, a new turbo, fuel pump and injectors can be swapped out in a weekend if you know what you're doing


I'd wager that the fuel pump, injectors and turbos took, at most, 4 hours to swap. The compression ratio was likely just an adjustment to the computer (ECU). Not bad for an afternoon's worth of work.
 
2011-08-25 6:49:05 PM  
Wasn't there a street legal Dodge Dakota that someone swapped a 24v Cummins into about ten years ago? As I recall, it drove to Bonneville, dropped it's trailer full of gear, swapped tires, and topped out at something like 210 mph
 
2011-08-25 7:01:53 PM  

MrSteve007: The compression ratio was likely just an adjustment to the computer (ECU). Not bad for an afternoon's worth of work.


The only ways to affect compression ratio is reworking the head or the pistons. The compression ratio is purely determined by the measurement of the piston from the top of the cylinder head at TDC and BDC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compression_ratio
 
2011-08-25 7:05:45 PM  

Phil McKraken: MrSteve007: The compression ratio was likely just an adjustment to the computer (ECU). Not bad for an afternoon's worth of work.

The only ways to affect compression ratio is reworking the head or the pistons. The compression ratio is purely determined by the measurement of the piston from the top of the cylinder head at TDC and BDC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compression_ratio


Sorry...It's the volume, not the distance that is compared.
 
2011-08-25 8:09:17 PM  

Scrotastic Method: kwyjibo2007: Pretty much stock except for:
"a high pressure fuel pump, new fuel injectors, new turbos, and modified the compression ratio"

Oh and:
"a roll cage, five-point harness, a drag chute, aerodynamic fairings for the front bumper, and the obligatory salt flat moon-dish wheels"

Yep pretty much stock.

But heads, a new turbo, fuel pump and injectors can be swapped out in a weekend if you know what you're doing. As far as land speed racing goes, a weekend's work is close to stock. Especially since they didn't swap the trans, the differential for a taller gear, etc. Three records in one car with about 12 hours' work in it is RIDICULOUS.

And the roll bar stuff and aerodynamics is because nobody wanted to die if a tire exploded or a wheel split, and you need the downforce at that speed because on salt once you get up around 120 or so you start swaying left and right...it's terrifying. You could even argue the added weight made them slower -- which it surely did.


Speaking of extra weight, it's a quad cab.

I'm impressed.
 
2011-08-25 8:20:12 PM  

Phil McKraken: Phil McKraken: MrSteve007: The compression ratio was likely just an adjustment to the computer (ECU). Not bad for an afternoon's worth of work.

The only ways to affect compression ratio is reworking the head or the pistons. The compression ratio is purely determined by the measurement of the piston from the top of the cylinder head at TDC and BDC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compression_ratio

Sorry...It's the volume, not the distance that is compared.


You can also raise compression ratio by increasing the stroke. Sort of the hard way, as you'll also be disassembling the bottom end in order to change out the crankshaft.
 
2011-08-25 8:57:13 PM  
the drag chute seems like overkill for a 180 mph run
 
2011-08-25 8:57:23 PM  
The Banks Sidewinder holds the current record for a pickup at 217 mph. But that was a Dakota with a Cummins 2003 5.9-liter turbo diesel I6 and every trick Banks had in the bag. Interesting note though, the Sidewinder towed its support trailer to the Flats, so it was still street-legal.
 
2011-08-25 9:04:20 PM  

Jedekai: /Showed my friends Buckaroo Banzai (From The Vault Of VHS) this year. Taylor said during the credits, "Wait, so, Robocop, The Kurgan, Ian Malcolm and Dick from 3rd Rock From The Sun were all in one movie about a brain surgeon-theoretical physicist and his rock and roll band of intergalactic crime fighters?"
"Yeah."
"This thing should've won Oscars."


+2
 
2011-08-25 9:57:51 PM  

loonatic112358: but did the oscillation overthruster allow them to drive through a mountain

and now to read the article


uploads.neatorama.comView Full Size


Laugha while ya can monkey boy!


/love that damn movie, every second of it. Wife doesn't get it....
 
2011-08-25 10:02:46 PM  
This just in: 199 > 182. Eff the two-fiddy.

Flaco's 199mph Truck - The Texas Mile - March 2011 - YouTube
Link
 
2011-08-25 10:10:21 PM  

forgotmydamnusername: Phil McKraken: Phil McKraken: MrSteve007: The compression ratio was likely just an adjustment to the computer (ECU). Not bad for an afternoon's worth of work.

The only ways to affect compression ratio is reworking the head or the pistons. The compression ratio is purely determined by the measurement of the piston from the top of the cylinder head at TDC and BDC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compression_ratio

Sorry...It's the volume, not the distance that is compared.

You can also raise compression ratio by increasing the stroke. Sort of the hard way, as you'll also be disassembling the bottom end in order to change out the crankshaft.


More then likely they dropped compression a bit to run more boost.
 
2011-08-25 10:17:30 PM  

Vertical_vorticity: This just in: 199 > 182. Eff the two-fiddy.

Flaco's 199mph Truck - The Texas Mile - March 2011 - YouTube
Link


Impressive, very impressive. Also, not even a fair comparison. Flaco's truck are bad ass in every way but his are way beyond stock.

The two fiddy did it with minor modifications. And if it's close to stock; meaning they didn't gut the interior and remove other bits, it's at least 7000 lbs as is, is even more bad ass.

Hat tip to both of them though.
 
2011-08-25 10:31:05 PM  

ronin7: forgotmydamnusername: Phil McKraken: Phil McKraken: MrSteve007: The compression ratio was likely just an adjustment to the computer (ECU). Not bad for an afternoon's worth of work.

The only ways to affect compression ratio is reworking the head or the pistons. The compression ratio is purely determined by the measurement of the piston from the top of the cylinder head at TDC and BDC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compression_ratio

Sorry...It's the volume, not the distance that is compared.

You can also raise compression ratio by increasing the stroke. Sort of the hard way, as you'll also be disassembling the bottom end in order to change out the crankshaft.

More then likely they dropped compression a bit to run more boost.


Not sure what the stock static CR is for those newer PS engines but my old 99 F350 with a custom chip and a minor modification to the waste gate drew 30+ lbs of boost at full boil with a bone stock motor. The stock CR was 17.5:1.

It played hell with the stock turbo charger and the ECU would pop the SES light every time until I fixed that. It sounded like a bird chirping whenever I hit full boost in high gear. The pyro gauge used to show 1300-1400 F after hard runs and at night you could see the down tube glowing bright orange.

Then i got a wife and daughter and all that went away...

The new 6.7 is an amazing engine; 32 valve V8, 29,000 PSI common rail fuel injection, turbo mounted in the lifter valley, reverse ports (exhaust in place of the intake ports to feed the turbo), static CR is 16.2:1.

I'm gonna be in my bunk for a few.
 
2011-08-25 10:35:21 PM  

ronin7:

More then likely they dropped compression a bit to run more boost.


Yes.... mls headgasket.
 
2011-08-25 11:14:46 PM  

natazha: The Banks Sidewinder holds the current record for a pickup at 217 mph. But that was a Dakota with a Cummins 2003 5.9-liter turbo diesel I6 and every trick Banks had in the bag. Interesting note though, the Sidewinder towed its support trailer to the Flats, so it was still street-legal.


Yeah, they waited til I quit to build the cool stuff.

\Bastards ;)
\\Still got away with many burnouts in the the Boss's 454SS
 
2011-08-25 11:53:41 PM  
I only glanced at the article, so what's the criteria for this record? The reason I ask is the 1991 Chevy Syclone (new window) had a top speed of 210 mph...
 
2011-08-26 12:31:34 AM  
What I'm more impressed with is that it didn't flip over at any point during its trial run.

But I'm glad it was using biodiesel.
 
2011-08-26 12:49:31 AM  

forgotmydamnusername: Phil McKraken: Phil McKraken: MrSteve007: The compression ratio was likely just an adjustment to the computer (ECU). Not bad for an afternoon's worth of work.

The only ways to affect compression ratio is reworking the head or the pistons. The compression ratio is purely determined by the measurement of the piston from the top of the cylinder head at TDC and BDC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compression_ratio

Sorry...It's the volume, not the distance that is compared.

You can also raise compression ratio by increasing the stroke. Sort of the hard way, as you'll also be disassembling the bottom end in order to change out the crankshaft.


First off, you can't control the compression ratio with the ECU. People have been trying to make variable CR engines commercially viable, but it hasn't happened yet.

It is a diesel, which has a pretty high CR. A minor change in the cylinder volume at top dead center has a big impact on the final CR. All you have to do is put in a thinner head gasget to increase the CR. No engine modification is necessary, but it is a pain in the butt job on a big powerplant like that.

I am surprised that the stock gearing, even at redline, could do that kind of speed.
 
2011-08-26 1:14:27 AM  
Holy crap, only in America would some idiot try to do 180 in a pickup. There's a reason fast cars are generally pointy and low to the ground and so forth.

Aerodynamically, trucks/vans/SUVs aren't designed to cut through the air, they're designed to plow into it head-on because fark the air for being in my way.
 
2011-08-26 1:19:04 AM  

dookdookdook: Holy crap, only in America would some idiot try to do 180 in a pickup. There's a reason fast cars are generally pointy and low to the ground and so forth.

Aerodynamically, trucks/vans/SUVs aren't designed to cut through the air, they're designed to plow into it head-on because fark the air for being in my way.


That's why this is AWESOME!!!

/I would have thought Dodge would've had something in that range, too. They've gotta Hemi (or ninety-billion).
 
2011-08-26 1:41:14 AM  
2011 Ford F-250 with the following modifications sets the land speed record:
" Ford says that its engineers and Oklahoma-based Hajek Motorsports only installed a high pressure fuel pump, new fuel injectors, new turbos, and modified the compression ratio. Aside from the performance modifications, the F-250 was also fitted with a roll cage, five-point harness, a drag chute, aerodynamic fairings for the front bumper, and the obligatory salt flat moon-dish wheels."

So, want to try that again Subby?
 
2011-08-26 9:40:37 AM  

calbert: loonatic112358: but did the oscillation overthruster allow them to drive through a mountain

and now to read the article

nice, that's what I came in here for...

[www.javelinamx.com image 320x240]

/amateurs

"John Valuk is dead, he fell on his head."


Was going to ask if it had an oscillation overthruster!

/"Big Booty, more honey!"
//"BIG BOOTAAAAY!"
 
2011-08-26 10:10:20 AM  
Oh... and best credits ever...Link (new window)

will be singing it in my head all day now...
 
2011-08-26 10:56:19 AM  
That dude looks like he just said "hey, hold my beer, I wanna try somethin".
 
2011-08-26 2:30:43 PM  

Phil McKraken: The only ways to affect compression ratio is reworking the head or the pistons. The compression ratio is purely determined by the measurement of the piston from the top of the cylinder head at TDC and BDC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compression_ratio


Honestly, I don't believe this is true. Check out the specs of almost any E-85 capable vehicle (my Ford Ranger was one). The ECU would retard or advance the timing, and I believe adjust the closure of the intake valves to control the levels of compression and eliminate pre-detonation the engine faces with regular gas, aka, the dynamic compression ratio can change in a Flex Fuel Vehicle. I'm quite sure most E-85 engines run this sort of setup, and when using the different type of fuel, the compression ratio is different.

Link (new window)
 
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