THE RECORD IS SET

THE "THREEMUSTDRINKBEERS" DAVID JOHNSTON, JERRY CARBONE, AND BILL WENDT FINALLY CAPTURED THE XXO/VOT RECORD AT 181.147mph..

BUT FIRST WE HAVE TO LEAVE FLORIDA AND HEAD WEST TO THE 2018 RUN ON THE SALT..

MOUSE POWER IS GETTING LOADED..

OKAY I'M ON MY WAY..

WILSON IS SAYING "COME ON GUYS IT TIME TO HEAD TO THE SALT FLATS"..

WE HAVE A MOUSE JUICE SPONSOR THIS YEAR..IT ISN'T EXACTLY MOONSHINE BUT CLOSE..COMPLIMENTS OF JASON LITER AND VP RACING FUEL..

WILSON KEEPS TELLING US TO CLEAN UP OUR ACT..

WE DROVE OUT 5 MILES ON THE SALT FLATS AND IT LOOKS GOOD..

OPENED THE TRAILER AFTER LEAVING IT IN WENDOVER FOR 10 MONTHS AND ALL WAS WELL..

PRETTY DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD..

TIME TO RUN "MIGHTY MOUSE" BUT THEN BILL WENDT BLEW THE TURBO FAN OUT THE EXHAUST WITH SOME ENGINE BLOOD..

AFTER BUILDING A NEW TURBO WE ARE CONVINCED THAT THE TURBO AND COMPUTER HATE EACH OTHER PLUS WE NEED TO ADD A WASTEGATE TO "MIGHTY MOUSE"..NOTHING WE CAN DO WITHOUT A LAPTOP AND DYNO, SO WE HAD TO GIVE UP FOR THIS TRIP..

INLINE FOR THE RECORD RUN..

LUCKY DAY OF AUGUST 13..WE HAVE THE RECORD OF OVER 181 MPH..

DAVID JOHNSTON AND HIS SON ERIC AFTER THE RECORD RUN..

IT TOOK A FEW YEARS TO GET THIS PRETTY PIECE OF PAPER..

2018 ON THE SALT AT BONNEVILLE HAS COME TO AN END AND WE'RE PACKED UP AND HEADING HOME..IT TOOK 6 YEARS BUT WE FINALLY SET THE WORLD LAND SPEED RECORD WITH THE INDY CAR, WHICH WAS OUR PRIMARY GOAL....

ALL THINGS MUST COME TO A END AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT PROJECT..

AFTER SIX YEARS OF DESALTING WE FINALLY HAVE GOT OUR ARMS AROUND THE PROCESS..FIRST WE LIFT THE FRONT OF THE CAR AND TAKE OFF THE FRONT BODY PANELS AND BELLY PANS..

THIS YEAR, INSTEAD OF ATTEMPTING TO DESALT WHILE STILL AT BONNEVILLE, WE LOADED UP AND HIGHTAILED TO MIAMI..THE SALT WAS STABLE UNTIL WE GOT INTO THE FLORIDA HUMIDITY WHERE IT BEGAN TO ROT..AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PICTURES, THERE IS STILL SALT EVERYWHERE..

LAST YEAR WE DESALTED OUT THERE AND "PICKLED" ALL METAL PARTS WITH A PRODUCT BILL GOT FOR $100 A GALLON..THAT PROVED TO PROTECT EVERYTHING AND MAKE SALT REMOVAL EASIER..

NOW STRIPPED DOWN WE GIVE IT A COMPLETE PRESSURE WASHING TOP AND BOTTOM..

AFTER A SECOND PRESSURE WASHING IT GETS PICKLED WITH THE GOOD STUFF..

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