2017 SOFT SALT

THE FIRST TRIP TO THE SALT THIS YEAR WAS ROUGH AND SLIPPERY..THEY SPUN FIVE OF THE SIX ATTEMPTS AND FINALLY UNDERSTANDING THAT THEY NEEDED MORE WEIGHT TO KEEP IT ON THE TRACK..THE OFFY HAD PLENTY OF BEANS WITH THE NEW BLOCK..WE'VE CONFIGURED A FLOOR MAT TOTALING 1 1/2' THICK STEEL, PLUS LEAD WEIGHTS THAT GO BELOW THE FRONT AND REAR AXLES ON SHELVES THAT BILL WENDT FABRICATED..TOTAL ADDITIONAL WEIGHT IS 550 POUNDS..LAST YEAR MIGHTY MOUSE RAN 124 MPH AGAINST A 135 RECORD WITH THE STOCK TURBO, THIS YEAR IT AVERAGED UNDER 80 MPH WITH THE TOO OVERSIZED TURBO..BILL WENDT WORKED WITH AN ENGINEER AT GARRETT AND CAME UP WITH A SMALLER IMPELLER TO KEEP THE TURBO SPINNING BETWEEN SHIFTS..IF YOU GET BELOW THE TURBO IT WILL NEVER PICK UP..THE WORLD FINALS HAVE LESS PARTICIPATION AND THE TRACK HAS HAD TWO MORE MONTHS TO DRY OUT SO THE COURSE SHOULD BE MUCH BETTER..WE SHIPPED ALL THE PIECES AND PARTS TO BONNEVILLE AND WE ARRIVE SEPTEMBER 29th TO INSTALL EVERYTHING..RACING STARTS OCTOBER 3rd..

UPDATE: THE WORLD FINALS WERE CANCELLED DUE TO WET CONDITIONS JUST HOURS BEFORE WE WERE TO FLY OUT THERE..TWO DAYS BEFORE THEY SAID WE WERE GOING TO RUN..ON OCTOBER 18th THE 3-MUST-BE-QUEERS WILL FLY TO SALT LAKE CITY AND PICK UP THE JEEP FROM THE HOTEL PARKING LOT (if it is still there) AND DRIVE THE 110 MILES TO WENDOVER..WE WILL SPEND 2-3 DAYS PREPING THE CARS FOR NEXT AUGUST..ADD 450 POUNDS TO THE #5, INSTALL NEW SPINDLES, AND A NEW CHUTE PACK..FOR MIGHTY `1MOUSE, INSTALL HIGHLY MODIFIED TURBO, BUILD 3" SHORT EXHAUST PIPE, REPAIR BROKEN SHOCK MOUNT, INSTALL NEW REAR SHOCKS, AND REPLACE GLOW PLUG SWITCH..WE WILL DRAIN THE WATER OUT OF BOTH.. PLUS WE WILL DRAIN THE FUEL FROM #5..WE WILL LEAVE EVERYTHING THERE AT CARMEN'S EXCEPT THE PREVERT RV WHICH WE WILL DRIVE THE 3000 MILES HOME..

LEAVING FLORIDA READY AND WAITING TO GET TO THE BONNEVIEW SALT FLATS FOR THE 2017 RUNNING.

JUST LOOK FOR THE FLAMINGOS AND THE BOYS FROM FLORIDA

TWO SPINS SO FAR DURING RUNS HAS ERIC GOING TO SALT LAKE CITY FOR STEERING PARTS TODAY AUGUST 14..ACCESS ROAD IS REAL BAD SO I HEAR..

COOLING DOWN FROM THE LEFT IS SIMON MENZIES, ROGER WARD, JR., BILL WENDT AND DAVID JOHNSTON..

SIMON MENZIES SECURES THE CROSLEY BEFORE A RUN..

NEAT LOOKING CROSLEY IS READY TO SMOKE SOME DIESEL FUEL..

TOWED TO THE STAGING AREA..

SIMON MENZIES, ROGER WARD, JR., JERRY CARBONE, AND BILL WENDT BEFORE THE REAL WORK STARTED..

CARMEN'S BLACK AND WHITE BAR IN WEST WENDOVER, NEVADA IS BILL WENDT APPROVED..

MIGHTY MOUSE HAS TOO LARGE OF A TURBO AND DURING SHIFTING BILL WENDT GOT BELOW THE TURBO IN THIRD AND FOURTH SO IT JUST BOGS DOWN RATHER THAN WIND UP.. HOPEFULLY THEY CAN COME UP WITH A SOLUTION TO ELIMINATE THIS WITH A CALL TO ANDREW STAUFFER..BILL WENDT RAN FOUR TIMES WITH THE SAME RESULTS..THEY EVEN WENT FROM THE 2:25 TO 2:57 WHICHED HELPED BUT THEY ARE STILL WAY OFF..LAST YEAR THEY DID 124 WITH THE STOCK TURBO, THIS YEAR SO FAR 101 IS ALL THEY CAN GET WITH THE MONSTER TURBO..

AUGUST 16th EVENING UPDATE ..

THE WATSON ROADSTER HANDLING IS NOT TREATING JERRY CARBONE TO WELL AS HE HAS SPUN IT ALL FIVE ATTEMPTS..THEY'VE ADDED WEIGHT, ADDED TOE-IN, AND MADE THE STEERING QUICKER..THE OFFY IS RUNNING FANTASTIC WITH PLENTY OF POWER IN ALL RANGES..DAVID JOHNSTON WILL GIVE IT A TRY THURSDAY TO SEE IF HE CAN FIGURE OUT THE PROBLEM..

HOME SALTY HOME..

USED MIAMI JEEP WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN DRIVEN ON THE BEACH OR EVEN BEEN IN THE SNOW..

VERY DISAPOINTING BUT FUN WEEK..DIESEL TURBO WILL NOT WORK WELL WITH THE TRANSMISSION RATIOS..OFFY SPUN OUT 5 OUT OF 6 RUNS..LOT OF HP BUT NEEDS MORE WEIGHT..ROUGH SLICK TRACK..MANY SPINS AND ROLL OVERS..

AUGUST 22 UPDATE ..

THE NOSE REPAIR JOB AFTER A SPIN RIPPED IT UP..NOTE THE NICE NAIL POLISH CAMOFLAGE..

BILL WENDT HAD TO LET IT ALL HANG OUT..

THE BUS AND TRAILER AT CARMEN'S DURING THE DE-SALTING EXERCISE..

"THREEMUSTDRINKBEERS"..

THE HIGHLY MODIFIED TURBO AND 3' SHORT EXHAUST PIPE SHOULD MAKE "MIGHTY MOUSE" MUCH FASTER !!! (I'VE BEEN SAYING THAT FOR 61 YEARS OF RACING)..

SUNDAY MORNING DRIVE FROM BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS TO SOUTH FLORIDA WITH THE PERVERT MOTOR HOME ONLY..FIXED THE RACE CARS AND LEFT THEM THERE TILL AUGUST 2018..

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