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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
dg



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-12-22 08:24 PM by Denny Graham.

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
I always do!
See the same guys at the mall on Christmas Eve every year!eye rolling smiley
Thought I would get a jump on it this year, as tomorrow we will be drinking around
the fire at the neighbours, an we plan to cook our Turkey for Christmas Eve.
Going to the Kids for Christmas dinner........and they have lost the spirit of a good Turkey!
Finger food seems to be the new thing, rather than the traditional "Sit Down".....my mother
would turn over in her grace!confused smiley
Hope you got something done on the Riley this morning, as we are all waiting for a progress report.
Brian

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moto-klasika Zoran R. Pualic
Bern, Bern, Switzerland   CHE
Hello, there!
Again, instead of inspirational photos - inspirational moving pictures:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=125&v=k_sfa7uHT-8

Announcement for traditional Vintage Revival Montlhery, now for 2019!
It is in May, be prepared to enter or to watch...
There could be seen two hundreds of classic motorised vehicles: small and big, fats and slow, luxurious and modest, sport and touring and racing, on two or three or four wheels...

And short film from 2017:



And, something not far away from my new home, just to climb to the Alps:





Ciao,
Zoran




Zoran R. Pualić
(mostly living in Bern, Swiss & happy in my Belgrade, Serbia)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-12-25 06:04 PM by moto-klasika.

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jcny Silver Member John Corey
Melrose, NY, USA   USA
1927 CycleKart French "Sam"
1934 CycleKart Italian "Tazio"
My Friend Ned has decided to part with his 1935 Austin 7 Ruby. As part of the process, we found this pic of the Austin factory race team: these are almost the same size as CK's and about as much power (albeit from much more iron!).



Builder: John 'the Fierce' Corey, aka Lord Emile Salmson (or Lordy Miles On Some)


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chrisenamels Silver Member Chris Brown
Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, UK   GBR
The quoted 7hp isn't 7bhp John, it's a calculated figure for the purpose of taxation: http://www.austin7.org/Other%20Articles/RAC%20HP%20Rating/. So an Austin 7 power output is between 10.5 and 25 bhp.

Chris

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jcny Silver Member John Corey
Melrose, NY, USA   USA
1927 CycleKart French "Sam"
1934 CycleKart Italian "Tazio"
Understood, Chris - but then a Stage 1 Honda/Predator as in most of our CK's is a nominal 11 HP, so that's the equivalence I implied.



Builder: John 'the Fierce' Corey, aka Lord Emile Salmson (or Lordy Miles On Some)

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Think I posted somewhere a couple of days ago, the stats for the pre and post period of those.
"Isn't this Pretty" was the thread, and I think the numbers were for the Nippy. But I would suspect
what you see in the picture would be about the same.
Right around 800 lbs and with 25 hp, that's about a 32 to 1 ratio.
Our typical CK is actually a little better, at about 30 to 1.
Of course, when modified as a special the power would have been bumped up considerably.
Denny G

Rhysn Rhys Nolan
Tamworth, Staffordshire, UK   GBR
This car was measured on a rolling road at 28 bhp at the wheels, and weighed in at 585 lbs. It was running badly at the time.


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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Would that be a relatively normally aspirated stock flat head? Do you see many of them at the circuits you're
going to over there Rhys?
Are they measuring that output on a chassis dyno and what would that convert to when run on an engine dyno?
Those dang fools over at Cars & Camera's put one of their Predator go karts on a chassis dyno for a big car,
but the results weren't reliable because there just wasn't enough power to drive the drums properly.
DG

Rhysn Rhys Nolan
Tamworth, Staffordshire, UK   GBR
Yes Denny, flt head as you call them, normally aspirated, 1 1 1/4" SU. This was my car in NZ. There all sorts of conversions from "rolling road/chassis dyno" to what flywheel hp might be, but at best an educated guess. I was just doing it for comparison for before and after tuning, then the shop moved out of town before I got back for the after. Rule of thumb says if you can feel an improvement it's probably better than 10% and I could, easily, but I have no figures. Then again 10% of 28 ain't much.
Are there many at race meetings? A7 based cars? Yes the Historic 750 formula, which uses the regulations for before 1974 has oversubscribed grids of 32. You have to enter early to be sure of a place. It's the fastest growing race series in Europe, if not the world.



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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Oh, I forgot, you guys also drive on the wrong side of the street so I should refer to that
as a "side valve" engine under the bonnet.
An extra 2.8 hp pulling 585 lbs would be a noticeable improvement. Heck, just look at what
6.5 hp can do pulling a 300 lb cart around.
I did some research last year to see if I could come up with a "simple" brake for a small bench
dyno. I just thought it would come in handy to get some real numbers when making mods to
one of these lungers. Turned out to be a bit more involved than I'd thought and really not a
project I want to tackle, at least not right now.
Are you still working at the museum??? And have you gotten enough guys together in the UK
to have a decent showing this summer?
dg
Nice looking car by the way.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-01-03 03:52 PM by Denny Graham.

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jcny Silver Member John Corey
Melrose, NY, USA   USA
1927 CycleKart French "Sam"
1934 CycleKart Italian "Tazio"
I feel the need for a little levity and offer this candidate for CK stardom in inspiration! Some times you feel like a nut...



Builder: John 'the Fierce' Corey, aka Lord Emile Salmson (or Lordy Miles On Some)


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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
Nice gravity racer, but will it do 88?



S'all for now!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-01-23 09:23 PM by carChips.

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
88.6!

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
Nope. 88.
Guess I need to watch it again.

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