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#61 Lunajammer

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

Welcome to the dark side Jonathan, nice to see you back in. Interesting ideas. But you still gotta build it and the devil is in the details.



#62 Erik Smith

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:51 AM

If this is more of building cars that race across the states and your looking at gas mileage and not getting caught by the cops, I guess I am going to have to withdraw myself. I actually thought this was more of a model build with some regulations in it, and that if it passed the prerequisites it was good to build. My Lincoln would pass all the specifications for the CBP but would definitley not be able to race across the country, and if that is part of the  judging I would have no chance. Can someone please clarify this so I can start collecting things for my build or so I can not worry about this build at all. Thank you

The Cannonball Run is a race across the US. Do all the entries make sense? No. Does that mean they are disqualified? No. The voting is done on the forum, so if everybody likes a model that might run out of gas or drive off the road, it still wins.
The point of the CB, though, is the Cannonball Run. The point is to think about what it would take to run a long distance the fastest - without getting arrested, or worse. So, while you could enter anything, the "spirit" is in the race.

Edited by Erik Smith, 26 December 2012 - 10:51 AM.


#63 Erik Smith

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:57 AM

What do you guys think about it? Does it sound realistic or am I just speaking nonsense (cause I do a lot of that) :D


It's realistic. There have been multi-engine vehicles built. Does it make sense? I don't know. Everybody has their own idea on how to win the race. It would be a powerful car, for sure. Would it use a lot of gas? Heck yes. Would it be more difficult to keep two engines running he whole race? Maybe. Would it look cool and garner some votes because it had two Hemi engines? Undoubtedly.

So my verdict is: build the beast and let's see who wins!

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:44 PM


My main idea for story purposes is to have both engines able to run but only have the back engine running all the time and a have a 2 piece adapter setup to connect the engines together along with a few quick links for the carb. Turn on the it’s fuel pump and it should be ready to go in about 20 minutes should I need the extra power.

Another would be single carbs on both engines limiting the power I shouldn‘t need a lot push this car.

A 5 or 6 speed tranny out of a viper or a vette or something.

If the tranny didn't pan out then taller gears in the back.

Or I could go with the cheap way and leave the front engine only being for show to conserve fuel mileage.

What do you guys think about it? Does it sound realistic or am I just speaking nonsense (cause I do a lot of that) :D

 

 

why not build it like a catamaran ?

basically build two hemi powered motorcycles that are connected with a frame in between them

maybe put a quicl release on one of them so that towards the very last stretch of the run you can pull the pins, drop 2/3rds of your ride and zoom to victory on a hemi powered motorcycle



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:38 PM

The following is my thoughts only and not a rule here.

 

I like to keep things realistic. In my opinion, not only should this thing be fast as heck, but it should also be able to handle pretty well. Something with a trailer or is crazy heavy isn't going to carve any corners. If you can combine handling with a powerful engine and some extra fuel capacity, good on ya.

 

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That being said, build whatever you would want to run cross country in, and feel could win. Period. That is the spirit of the Cannonball. If a unicycle with a radial engine and a propeller is your idea of a good time by all means build it. Every time we have done a peoples choice poll at the end, the better build has won, not the best designed Cannonballer. If that was the case, I would have won every time.  :D



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:32 PM

 Every time we have done a peoples choice poll at the end, the better build has won, not the best designed Cannonballer. If that was the case, I would have won every time.  :D

 

 

spoken like a true person who is about to get his entries tires slashed [insert evil laugh emoticon]



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:35 PM

So my verdict is: build the beast and let's see who wins!

 

Alright, ya talked me into it.

 

why not build it like a catamaran ?

basically build two hemi powered motorcycles that are connected with a frame in between them

maybe put a quicl release on one of them so that towards the very last stretch of the run you can pull the pins, drop 2/3rds of your ride and zoom to victory on a hemi powered motorcycle

 

Well, that would be very interesting and fun, but I was never very good with bikes so that's out of my leage. lol

 

The following is my thoughts only and not a rule here.

 

I like to keep things realistic. In my opinion, not only should this thing be fast as heck, but it should also be able to handle pretty well. Something with a trailer or is crazy heavy isn't going to carve any corners. If you can combine handling with a powerful engine and some extra fuel capacity, good on ya.

 

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That being said, build whatever you would want to run cross country in, and feel could win. Period. That is the spirit of the Cannonball. If a unicycle with a radial engine and a propeller is your idea of a good time by all means build it. Every time we have done a peoples choice poll at the end, the better build has won, not the best designed Cannonballer. If that was the case, I would have won every time.  :D

 

Your words are wise as always, this whole thing is suppose to be for fun, I was over thinking it a bit and got carried away with typing. Alright I will just build something I could have alot of fun in and try not to dwell on the realistics of it too much as long as it's street legal right. Thanks man

 

I'm off to the desk for designs and planning, I'll have a pic of my entry later. Thanks for the advice everyone.



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:31 PM

Alright, I think i am starting to understand. Let me see if I have this right. Build my Lincoln even if I have to get across the country a quarter mile at a time, build it the best I can, and slash everyone else's tires on the way. I think I can do that, I have an exacto. 



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:36 PM

Looks like your catching on.



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:38 PM

 

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Which brings up another point, is this forum too hot for smack talk? That can be fun too with the right crowd.

 

Im fine with smack talk as long as yo momma dont mind. B)



#71 Nick Winter

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:16 PM

Your guys got it now.

 

Alright, I think i am starting to understand. Let me see if I have this right. Build my Lincoln even if I have to get across the country a quarter mile at a time, build it the best I can, and slash everyone else's tires on the way. I think I can do that, I have an exacto. 

 

Remind me to bring a spare set of tires (and my tires aren't cheap either, 315/35/17 front 335/35/17 rear)

 

Nick

 

as for prizes this year, Top 3 will get a Prize, Erik Smith has been extremely Generous and Donated a AMT Phantom Ford Econoline, and I have an AMT '32 Ford Phaeton and Revell '05 Impala Snap-police car.



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:19 PM

Alright, I think i am starting to understand. Let me see if I have this right. Build my Lincoln even if I have to get across the country a quarter mile at a time, build it the best I can, and slash everyone else's tires on the way. I think I can do that, I have an exacto. 


Yes, you can.

However - and I don't want to quash any motivation - the whole point of joining a Cannonball Run Community build is so you can think about, research, brainstorm, and, ultimately, build a car that would perform well in a cross country race.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:35 PM

HNTR has also been very generous to Donate a Revell GMC wrecker, in his words "That way everyone has a chance."

 

Nick



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

oh wow

im going for what ever spot gets the wrecker

 

and im working (sorry thinking) on my secret weapon

of course it wont be dont untill i start in january ;)

 

so...how do we look at cheating ?

i mean, if (and im just brainstorming here) i were to instal a trap door that drops nails behind me would that be frowned upon?



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:02 PM

Hi gentlemen

 

I'd like to join in if I may.  My entry will be a combination of these two kits:

 

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There must be zillions of modified Mustangs in the States, so I'm sure one more will go unnoticed by the boys in blue.  As long as I don't have to drive across the Pacific to get there :lol:

 

Cheers

Paul



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:26 PM

Seeing as though Erik Smith is quashing my motivation I am changing my kit to a Tamiya Toyota Celica GT-Four. I am really bummed cause I wanted a reason to build the Lincoln, and not spend more money on another kit. Watch out Erik yours is the first to get the tires slashed. LOL

I just ordered my kit and will send pics of the new unopened kit. Nick, would you please change kit?? Thank you. Here is a pic of the new kit below.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:30 PM

Hi gentlemen

 

I'd like to join in if I may.  My entry will be a combination of these two kits:

 

There must be zillions of modified Mustangs in the States, so I'm sure one more will go unnoticed by the boys in blue.  As long as I don't have to drive across the Pacific to get there :lol:

 

Cheers

Paul

I take it '65 with parts from the '98. And driving across the Pacific would be a real test of durability :lol:

 

Nick, would you please change kit?? Thank you. Here is a pic of the new kit below.

 

I can do that.



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:36 PM

Seeing as though Erik Smith is quashing my motivation I am changing my kit to a Tamiya Toyota Celica GT-Four. I am really bummed cause I wanted a reason to build the Lincoln

 

 

feel free to send it out to me, ill build the lincoln for you

sides, you wouldnt want to drive your pappa to drinkin ;)



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

 

 

feel free to send it out to me, ill build the lincoln for you

sides, you wouldnt want to drive your pappa to drinkin ;)

I am actually going to build it as a second kit for this CB if I finish this one. :D



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:48 PM

I am actually going to build it as a second kit for this CB if I finish this one. :D


Cover both bases! Handling and horse power - just in two cars!

I would build two, too, but just finishing one will be my greatest challenge.