Sunday, June 19, 2022

Shooks, Speed and Desert Dreams

We're planning. Planning for the great white open surface at the Bonneville Salt Flats. To be more specific, we're planning for Bonneville Speed Week 2022. What we know; Our Landspeed racer, the 449 Amazon has got the power to go really fast. The boost pressure is there to support our need for Speed. If not confirmed, it's very likely that we can go really fast.  Not so surprising since we so far primarily focused on power, gear ratio and vehicle drag.

But a race car needs a good chassis too. At this point I think it's appropriate to a quote a good friend, who happen to be a chassis engineer: 
- There's a lot of things going on at the rear shook absorbers already at 250km/h...on perfect flat asphalt +300km/h spring and shooks really need to work say the least.

When Magnus and I test drove our Amazon at El Mirage a couple of month ago we felt a strange rhythm from the rear end already at really low speed like 100mph. 
Action required. So we did what we had to do and got in contact with Ohlins. Since we're squeezed in time and in the search for reasonable safety at serious speeds only the best will do.
Yes, the Ohlins rear end shooks are now displayed on our a dinner table. With no objections. Öhlins shooks are like EFR Turbos or Swiss watches. A mechanical piece of art.  
Next step: Contact The Ohlins Guy (Dough Brenner) and let him to tune our shooks to perfection. 
As stated before, we now have a bi weekly radio program. 
It's a radio show (motortimmen) for car guys and girls with hearts that beats for cars, motorbikes and music.
Yes, it's in Swedish. 
Theme for June 27th 19.00 (7pm): Speed!
How to find it?
In 6 weeks from now, we'll be here again. At Erik's and Ruth's place under blue skies with palm trees softly waving in the warm Californian wind. Just before it all begins.

Can't wait.


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