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Old 08-16-2020, 08:12 AM   #21
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Go go go, Ronnie go, Ronnie Be Good .......
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Old 08-16-2020, 08:21 AM   #22
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Shhhhh! That's secret stuff! That's like asking a man how much money he has in the bank, or how often he 'kisses' his wife. DD



Actually we have to use the gas/fuel sold at the event. For our combination we use gas for the fuel record also. The vendor on the salt sells VP brand race gas I use their C-16 which is 118 octane its $17.00 a gallon in three miles the engine burns one gallon. To run the 19 miles and including running the engine for a tune we used 7 gallons of race gas. Certainly NOT an economy combination. Some will ask how heavy is the car its over 3000 pounds race ready including driver wearing all the required safety gear. Thats all the secrets I can give away at this point
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Congrats, Ron! Glad all went well and the salt was good. Incredible stuff for you and your family.
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Old 08-16-2020, 08:29 AM   #24
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Ron has done well, he's increase the evolution of the Flathead. Like others from the past, he;s set the bar alittle higher.
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Old 08-16-2020, 08:39 AM   #25
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Great accomplishments Ronnie. Your son & yourself should be very proud.
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Old 08-16-2020, 09:13 AM   #26
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Thanks for the report! Great work, you are the Flathead Man.
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Old 08-16-2020, 09:37 AM   #27
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If I knew 1/2 of what you've forgotten about flatheads I'd die a happy man. Congrats to all you have accomplished.
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Old 08-16-2020, 09:56 AM   #28
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Congratulations !! Where and when will you be running in Maine?
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Old 08-16-2020, 10:08 AM   #29
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Shhhhh! That's secret stuff! That's like asking a man how much money he has in the bank, or how often he 'kisses' his wife. DD
LOL! I had no idea! Sorry!
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Old 08-16-2020, 02:13 PM   #30
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Congratulations !! Where and when will you be running in Maine?
Giggle: Loring Timing Association....... it’s all on their website. Schedule, past records and results........Mark
P.S......read down thru the records....you’ll see “Ron San Giovanni” many times.
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Sid the event takes place at the retired Loring air base located in Limestone Maine. It begins on Wednesday September 2nd and runs till Saturday the 5th. Wednesday will be tech only the first runs will take place on Thursday and continue till Saturday. Due to the Virus issues there limiting the amount of spectators if you go tell them your with our race team supporting flatheads.
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Old 08-16-2020, 02:59 PM   #32
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The Boys of Bonneville >

https://www.hemmings.com/stories/202...ign=2020-08-16
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Heres a video of cars leaving the line our car flathead powered is at the 4:14 time frame. Leaving the line we were still having issues on this run but you can get a feel for what its like speed on this pass was 184 turn up the volume. Many of Johns videos of Speedweek are outstanding.
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Old 08-16-2020, 04:28 PM   #34
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Good stuff!
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Old 08-16-2020, 05:04 PM   #35
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Just watched on a 50 inch screen with enhanced sound (like being there)
This is volume 2 showing finish line at about 45 sec in.


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Old 08-16-2020, 06:12 PM   #36
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Sounds like an airplane.
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