Getting the Ford special ready for next weeks Speedster Reunion in Lincoln. Today, Minnetonka MN.

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Getting the Ford special ready for next weeks Speedster Reunion in Lincoln. Today, Minnetonka MN.

Post by Rob » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:29 am

Took the Ford racer to good friend Bruce in MN yesterday. The mag wasn't working well, so off I went at 3:00 am from Nebraska. We tore into it at 11:00 am:
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This was the end result at 8:00 pm:

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Back to Nebraska today.....

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Post by Ed Baudoux » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:44 am

It sounds really good now! Have a good trip.
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Post by Tim Williams » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:58 am

Mag trouble must be contagious. That's what ended our day on Sunday on the SCVMTFC endurance run.
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Post by wayne sheldon » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:55 pm

What a great sound! Hitting a solid all four. So sweet! Gutsy, never lacking for power, not lugging a bit at any speed. At slightly over fifty, it sounded like it had plenty more upper end to go! Could eighty be possible?

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Post by Kaiser » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:46 pm

Just WOW, and these are only the first shakedown runs ! that car has some potential still to discover ! ;)
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Post by Duey_C » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:33 pm

Uh huh! Let those city folks get a little taste of a world they don't know.
The racer is running great! Sweet. :)
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Post by Rob » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:37 pm

Tim, yes, magneto problems can be a real letdown. Nice racer by the way! This racing version is perplexing because there is no battery side, just two plugs running off the mag. As a result, the motor must start from mag, or be pulled or pushed. I thought we had the problem solved (and it is better) but received two of the worst kickbacks I"ve ever seen tonight trying to start her. That includes starting several much larger Model K motors.

I"ve found it seems to take two to three years for me to get the kinks out of a new project, and I suspect this will be no different. However, once it's running, it's a matter of "hang on to your ass...."

Wayne, I have one report of the 300 cu in racer making 87 miles per hour on a straightaway. I suspect this racer easily capable of 80-90 plus. However, I want all the other kinks out first.............

Kaiser, thank you. It's been a pleasure so far (except for the sore knee and welt on my wrist from tonight's kickbacks). We all know it could be worse.

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Post by Kaiser » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:52 pm

Hey Rob, my grandfather used to say "If you ain't hurtin' you haven't had real fun" ! :D
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Post by Rob » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:14 pm

Leo, then I was having real fun............... plus a big knot on my already fake knee....... :shock:

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Post by Duey_C » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:56 am

Lippin' off per usual Rob.
That ol' racer's getting closer to Greater Minnesota!
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