Here is a link to a 40 second video taken with my daughter's smart phone during time trials. The Speedster appears at the 27 second mark after about a 10 second gap in the action.
The car is from eastern West Virginia. The young mechanic we talked to in the paddock was not the owner or the driver.
The engine has a stock crankshaft, milled Z head, distributor and Winfield intake and carb.
He said the emergency brake was TT with Rocky Mountain external brakes and they made the front discs.
The rest of the photos I hope.
The last photo.
And a link to the event's website.
When I watch something like this I always wonder what it would take to lose a tire. How well will a clincher stay on the rim with the sharp turn at a high speed? How about a wire wheel with the 21 inch 440's on it? Will they both take a lot of sideways pull before they come off? ANy ideas? Ed Archer?
I never had a problem with clinchers - except when I pinched the flap and caused a later blowout at 65 on the 605.
Fine looking machine!
Dave, good, black clincher tires with the proper amount of inflation and mounted on good rims will not peel off the rim even under extreme circumstances. I added a picture as an example (not the most extreme circumstance because although I started the slide on pavement I ended with the rear wheels in dirt which is not as stressful)This little incident happened at Monterey Raceway on turn 11 as I had just passed George Windgard's Mercer race car on a short straightaway and safely(???) moved over in front of him only to then realize I had to begin breaking hard for the approaching sharp left turn and at that same moment thought, he probably doesn't have any better brakes than I do, maybe even worse (shoulda thought of that before I passed him!). So rather than make a problem for him (rear end me, or to avoid hitting me, head to the right and off the track into the dirt)I eased up on the brakes, went into the turn way too fast and you see the results. He got by me, the Bentley that you see the front of got by me, I kept my foot in it and was able to pull back onto the track and finish the race. In the interim, I caught and passed the Bentley, but that Mercer was like a Model T, with a power to weight ratio that won't quit. Sorry to get long winded but I felt I had to explain the picture. Anyway I've done that same thing or worse on pavement. That's part of the reason they're called CLINCHERS. They do!
pic Mr Archer?
Help!! Never included a picture before. It's gotta be easy but I'm not seeing any instructions???
If the picture is small enough you just hit upload attachment below and find your picture. Pretty self explanatory if you know the lingo. Give it a try.
Thank you for the explanation as well.
Dave, I think you hit the nail on the head because I went through what I thought was the normal procedures and it just didn't post. How small does it have to be?
Thanks Kep I'll try again.
Great photo! Thanks for making the effort to post it.
HOOOO-WEEEE look at that thing!! That's a GREAT picture. Mr. Archer looks as cool as the other side of the pillow.
I would also point out that Ed's #4 runs wood spokes. Correct me if I am wrong
I had heard Ed tell the tale of this before, but not seen the photo. Yes, thank you Ed for getting this photo posted! That is an incredible car to follow on the Endurance Run. It always looks great!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
What a great action shot! I'll bet Ed had a good grip on his seat at the time the pic was taken.
Gotta love the sound the exhaust makes as it goes around the corner...