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#101 Erik Smith

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:43 PM

Any chance I could still get in on this?  Not sure what I will build yet but I'm sure I can come up with something cool.


Technically, we haven't even started yet.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:32 PM

Hey Y'all ! I'd like to try the Cannonball again this year....that is if it's not too late to get in on it?

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:36 PM

Note: that I haven't actually done anything, just pulled it out and cleaned it.

 

 

 

You're young yet, give it time.

 

B)

 

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:27 AM

Heres a little incentive for HNTR. I like the idea of the Lincoln. You may not do too well in the corners but you`ll have no problems passing anything on the straights.........

 

http://www.dragzine....peting-in-nhra/

 

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Thanks for the incentive, but my Lincoln was a newer year.

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#105 Nick Winter

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:24 PM

 

You're young yet, give it time.

 

B)

 

G

You kill me Mr. G, had a good laugh at that. :lol:

 

 

Note: The Race hasn't started yet and even after it has entries will be excepted, you will not be added to the list until you have a definite entry (IE '69 Camaro, '72 Opel, etc)

 

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:16 PM

OK, put me in with a 1967 Mustang...thanks.

Roy



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:57 PM

Can do, consider it done (this time I'll hit save changes.)



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:59 PM

Hi, I'd like to join in the fun with a Mercedes Benz SLS AMG. While it might not be inconspicuous it should be fast enough. :)



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:12 PM

I'm in. Representing Chevy again this year, 2010 Camaro SS

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:41 PM

I'm in. Representing Chevy again this year, 2010 Camaro SS

 

 

 

Hi, I'd like to join in the fun with a Mercedes Benz SLS AMG. While it might not be inconspicuous it should be fast enough. :)

 

Your on the list fella's.



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:59 PM

im getting so far ahead of myself here ( i mean, i will be gettting so far ahead, once i start) i am seriously considering finishing up the 4-4-2 the way i intended and entering the corvette drivetrain under a buick as a seperate entry

 

(dont write that up just yet Nick)



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:32 AM

Hmm, what to build.  I have ran a few ideas through my head for the past few days and it comes down to this.

 

I need something fast, not so much fast in the speed sense, something fast at refueling and repairs, something that is computer controlled and small problems can be fixed by an OBDII scanner.  I plan on converting my entry over to diesel for the excellent wear characteristics, the excellent economy and the size of the nozzle.

 

The style and class of the vehicle is also something to be concerned with, leave the fancy Lambos, Ferraris and Bugattis for the Gumball 3000 rally, I need something that will slip under the radar in nearly all of the states, a pickup will do that.

 

Also, in 2013, something newer is going to be a lot more incognito then say a ’35 Ford Roadster, historically, the outcasts/hot rodders/loud colored cars are the first ones to be pulled over because they “may be doing something.”  Judging by the entries already, getting pulled over and potentially getting stuffed in jail is going to take too long and I won’t win.  I plan on taking something that is around my area all the time, it is a pickup, it is newer and it will be custom.

 

As far as fuel economy goes, its either have the economy or have the space for fuel, if my vehicle gets 20 mpg but only has a 10 gallon tank, I can go 200 miles between fill-ups, that’s over 30 fill-ups at 10 minutes apiece – or 300 minutes all together.  If I have a 21 gallon tank and a 50 gallon reserve tank in the bed, that is 71 gallons, if I get 13 mpg, that is 923 miles per tank, that means I only have to fill up less than 5 times, it may take longer to fuel up but nowhere near the 300 minutes.  I plan on having fillers on both sides of the truck so both the co-driver and the driver can fill at the same time.

 

In 2013, we have tons and tons of technology to help us along, GPS, UAVs, etc.  A successful Cannonball Run vehicle needs to know where the cops are, what they are doing, and what they are driving.  Also, you need to know traffic conditions, weather conditions and any other type of delay.  I plan on having a deployable UAV in the bed, secondary/emergency transportation, wireless internet and a GPS and CB in the cab to alert me to changing conditions as soon as they happen.

 

As far as suspension, I need something that can go both on the interstate and the roughest of backroads, after all, what good is the interstate with 10 inches of ice or if it is stopped up for 40 miles with a 10 car pileup?  All you people with low cars are SCREWED.  I am going to have a custom long travel suspension that can handle nearly anything I can throw at it.

 

But… what good is all this fancy stuff without backup or spare parts?  That is where my bed comes in, I will have toolboxes, spare tires and wheels, dig out supplies, spare parts and food.

 

So what am I going to enter with?

 

I can’t tell you yet, it hasn’t gotten here from eBay. ;)


Edited by remingtonbox, 29 December 2012 - 09:20 AM.


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:47 AM

Remmi, that is way too much to qoute but im going to have to ask you to stop thinking things through so much as i would like to have a fighting chance at this ;)



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:15 AM

This is my approach... The actual transcontinental record, is 31-hours, 7-minutes set in 2006 by Alex Roy using all the trickery available. Here is a very fun read. Carrying fuel is an advantage but I'm willing to risk (knock on wood) that my tires will be fine for 3,000 miles and, say, 33 hours.

 

My real experience has shown that when the highways make large, swooping, indirect loops through the mountains, it is NOT faster taking the logging roads that appear to cut through the middle.



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:23 PM

This is my approach... The actual transcontinental record, is 31-hours, 7-minutes set in 2006 by Alex Roy using all the trickery available. Here is a very fun read. Carrying fuel is an advantage but I'm willing to risk (knock on wood) that my tires will be fine for 3,000 miles and, say, 33 hours.

 

My real experience has shown that when the highways make large, swooping, indirect loops through the mountains, it is NOT faster taking the logging roads that appear to cut through the middle.

Did Alex run the M5 with all the decals (including Polizie)?  Or was that for promotion after the run?  Some great shots of the car interior on the web, too.



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:01 PM

Count me in with an 86' Monte Carlo. I've got some interesting plans for this one...



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:17 PM

... the better build has won, not the best designed Cannonballer. If that was the case, I would have won every time.  :D

 

Bull.  My 'vette suspended, blown big blocked Chevy van with 4 50 gallon drums of fuel in the back would have urinated all over you if it hadn't gone up in flames just outside New York city limits...

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:22 PM

 

Bull.  My 'vette suspended, blown big blocked Chevy van with 4 50 gallon drums of fuel in the back would have urinated all over you if it hadn't gone up in flames just outside New York city limits...

:)

 

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:39 PM

I think I am going to go with the new revell viper if it is an acceptable entry. I do not have the kit yet but I wanted to let everyone know what I am planning. Just out of curiosity, is it against the rules for two people to build the same car?

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:09 PM

Nope, nothing wrong with two people with the same vehicle.

 

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