Re: The newest Speedycop & the Gang LeMons car: Hint, it did 220 MPH new!

Damn, Jeramy Clarkson can just kiss your Yankee ass!

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Re: The newest Speedycop & the Gang LeMons car: Hint, it did 220 MPH new!

Holy sweet Jesus.

I'm entirely too excited about this.

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Re: The newest Speedycop & the Gang LeMons car: Hint, it did 220 MPH new!

now, you just need to get with Marc for his radial engine driveline........

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Re: The newest Speedycop & the Gang LeMons car: Hint, it did 220 MPH new!

Damn.

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Re: The newest Speedycop & the Gang LeMons car: Hint, it did 220 MPH new!

Speedycop wrote:
Judge Phil wrote:

I hope you'll be able to use some of the Cessna's gauges when racing.

That's been the plan, Phil. Seems the plane's attitude indicator still works! It's sitting lower on the right. I'm keeping this dash intact, except for the center console:

<snip>

A hundred years from now, there will be a SpeedyCop LeMons museum.  I'm going to tell my great grand children that I knew that guy..

bs

Re: The newest Speedycop & the Gang LeMons car: Hint, it did 220 MPH new!

Speedycop wrote:

Due to the shape and space constraints, along with the need for a high-mounted driver position to see out of the windshield and still clear the cage/roof, I may have to center-mount the seat. I'll know better when I get it home and clean it out.

Shouldn't be an issue for anyone with an IFR rating.

Good Luck Everybody Else Racing. Yes, we have a fan page.

Re: The newest Speedycop & the Gang LeMons car: Hint, it did 220 MPH new!

bshorey wrote:
Speedycop wrote:
Judge Phil wrote:

I hope you'll be able to use some of the Cessna's gauges when racing.

That's been the plan, Phil. Seems the plane's attitude indicator still works! It's sitting lower on the right. I'm keeping this dash intact, except for the center console:

<snip>

A hundred years from now, there will be a SpeedyCop LeMons museum.  I'm going to tell my great grand children that I knew that guy..

bs

Yes, I think he'll be famous in an Emperor Norton kind of way.

Good Luck Everybody Else Racing. Yes, we have a fan page.

Re: The newest Speedycop & the Gang LeMons car: Hint, it did 220 MPH new!

chicagozer wrote:
Speedycop wrote:

Due to the shape and space constraints, along with the need for a high-mounted driver position to see out of the windshield and still clear the cage/roof, I may have to center-mount the seat. I'll know better when I get it home and clean it out.

Shouldn't be an issue for anyone with an IFR rating.

I'm IFR single and multi-engine rated.:) God I wish I had the money and/or Skills to help on this one!

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As an aerospace engineer and aviation/racing geek I 157% approve of this.  You could probably sell some instruments to get under the $500 cap if you had to, which you don't.  Now, if this thing isn't powered by a barn find 18 cylinder Wright R-3350 out of a B-29 I will be disappointed.

Re: The newest Speedycop & the Gang LeMons car: Hint, it did 220 MPH new!

There is a fine line between genius and insanity! Does it fit in your garage (or is it a hanger now)?

Seriously, we'll be there to help work on this!

Fritz

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Re: The newest Speedycop & the Gang LeMons car: Hint, it did 220 MPH new!

The Car-ssna will have an insanely low Coefficient of Drag. How low it goes dependson how much of the wings you keep and how you mount the undercarriage (hehehe).  Not sure what motor is going in it, but this being flogged on a track will probably give hypermilers apoplexy since it would probably be perfect for such an application.

But too bad. Speedy got there first.

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I am literally sitting a a beachside bar, in the Caribbean, being paid $114 extra a day, with my beautiful wife next to me, and I am soooooo jealous I will not get to see this in action

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Re: The newest Speedycop & the Gang LeMons car: Hint, it did 220 MPH new!

what the hell.

I've got 4 lemons builds going on right now, i can't volunteer for one 20hours drive away. why can't you live closer?

absolutely epic. can't wait to see it!

Re: The newest Speedycop & the Gang LeMons car: Hint, it did 220 MPH new!

Speedycop wrote:

Due to the shape and space constraints, along with the need for a high-mounted driver position to see out of the windshield and still clear the cage/roof, I may have to center-mount the seat. I'll know better when I get it home and clean it out.

A bit of nose-down attitude might help?

Former chief proprietor and lead bad idea generator of Binford "More Power" Racing, 2010-2013: humbly self-proclaimed the best Chevy Beretta in LeMons history.

Re: The newest Speedycop & the Gang LeMons car: Hint, it did 220 MPH new!

I want it to look like a plane, but not a crashing plane. Expect it to sit pretty level.

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Am I being a wet blanket in wondering how you're meeting the OEM crush structure and 4 wheeled cars built for US sale with over 82 inch wheelbase, yada yada, with this?

Just sayin' becuase I was also pondering an aviation theme, but starting with a car. Talk about unfair advantage!!

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Re: The newest Speedycop & the Gang LeMons car: Hint, it did 220 MPH new!

Type44 wrote:

Am I being a wet blanket

Yes.

I'm sure there will be a car underneath that meets the requirements of the rules...

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Re: The newest Speedycop & the Gang LeMons car: Hint, it did 220 MPH new!

Yes, the design plan has already been approved. The execution must also pass stringent inspection and approval, or we'll have put hundreds of hours into a really expensive oversized judgemobile.

Captain: Speedycop & The Gang Of Outlaws -'94 Mark VIII (Least Horrible Yank Tank Stafford '09, NOLA '10) '61 Caddy (Org Choice-NL '09) '63 Tbird (EPIC Repair Failure-Gingerman '10, I Got Screwed-Summit Pt '10, I.O.E. WINNER Stafford '10!) '77 Lancia Scorpion (I.O.E. WINNER Joliet 2010!) '67 Galaxie 500 (Judges Choice-CMP '11)
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Re: The newest Speedycop & the Gang LeMons car: Hint, it did 220 MPH new!

dahlinboysracing wrote:

There is a fine line between genius and insanity! Does it fit in your garage (or is it a hanger now)?

Seriously, we'll be there to help work on this!

Fritz

No way it fits inside. I'll need your help! Fritz, you and FrankenPhil should take the last two driver spots. Terms are $500 now, and $250 more before the race. We have high hopes for reliability and mileage with the donor we are using.

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45 (edited by OnkelUdo 2012-08-04 05:09 PM)

Re: The newest Speedycop & the Gang LeMons car: Hint, it did 220 MPH new!

"Shouldn't be an issue for anyone with an IFR rating"

Its been a while but I will volunteer to be under the hood!  As in the IFR training hood...never mind, if you have to explain a joke it isn't funny.

"I want it to look like a plane, but not a crashing plane. Expect it to sit pretty level."

Do not think of it as crashing, think of it as strafing.  I am sure the Air Force had a military version of this...correction, someone's air force.

Am I the only one that hopes the 12 cylinders Allison motors have not all been used up by the tractor pulling crowd!

Incidentally, this was the first, and only, aircraft I had a REAL "single engine operations" incident with.  Lets just say that my CFI was right, you feather the prop, land at idle and hope for the best...In that way it is lot like LeMons racing!  Damn the experts, just stick the landing the first time cause you ain't goin' round on one engine and a full load of fuel.

46 (edited by stimpyvan 2012-08-05 07:49 AM)

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My God... It's full of win...

Speedycop wrote:

To fix the mechanical gauges mid-flight, you simply tapped on the glass cover until the lens cracked.


FTFY.

The Attitude Indicator is actually at the top center of the panel (the directional gyro is just to its left).  These two gyros are almost certainly air driven. Don't know whether they would have used a vacuum pump or a venturi to pull air through them. If you are going to try to get them to work, make sure that the inlet air is filtered.

The electrical system was probably 28 volts.  I'm not sure if you will be able to get any of the electrical instruments to work at 12 volts.  Be careful with powering up the panel lights.  5 volt lighting systems were pretty common and applying 12 volts to the lights can be a quick way to blacken them all.

The airspeed indicator and altimeter look much newer than 1957.  Gettng them to work shouldn't be too difficult. Also, the manifold pressure gauge should be a piece of cake to plumb.

You could make this the most difficult "car" in the world to race by forcing drivers to steer and brake with their feet and control the throttle by hand.

If you need any help with the instruments, feel free to email me.  I think I've repaired everything in that panel (except the radios) at some point in time.

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Re: The newest Speedycop & the Gang LeMons car: Hint, it did 220 MPH new!

Speedycop wrote:

Yes, the design plan has already been approved. The execution must also pass stringent inspection and approval, or we'll have put hundreds of hours into a really expensive oversized judgemobile.


Why am I not surprised. Carry on!

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Re: The newest Speedycop & the Gang LeMons car: Hint, it did 220 MPH new!

Nice to know I have so many resources available for guidance! The extent of my plane experience is flying Microsoft Flight Sim 2000, and sticking my head in the cockpit when boarding commercial flights to meet the pilots. When you fly armed, they like to know who you are.

I can't wait to get started on this! I still need two more drivers...

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Re: The newest Speedycop & the Gang LeMons car: Hint, it did 220 MPH new!

Jealous. So jealous.

Re: The newest Speedycop & the Gang LeMons car: Hint, it did 220 MPH new!

Just let me know when the beauty is rolling in and I will be down to wrench!