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TURKEY WEEKEND November 29, 2010

Posted by sailingnightwatch in Durbeck, FL, Florida, ICW, Pensacola, Racing, Repairs, Restoration, Sailing, Sailing the ICW.

Yes, my turkey was the best there ever was just like yours. Therefore, I will not boor you with the wonderful details. I must say, my daughter-in-law has got this turkey thing down to a fine art.

Going to my son’s and not having anything to do but watch football will not happen if the race car can be made available to work on. On the list was replacing the springs and shock with new remotely adjustable ones. Also, when the car was set up for racing, all fans were taken off the radiators to save weight. Staging for a race is always a problem, and any black flagging of the race was also a problem. We installed one fan and let the car idle till hot. That use to take less than five minutes. With one fan we extended that out to over ten minutes from a cold engine. That was good enough for staging, but would not help a black flag issue where everyone comes in while the track gets cleared of an incident. Then you have a hot car and may sit for a minute or ten minutes plus. Shutting down a hot car is asking for a restarting problem.

Therefore, a second fan will be installed. Then the car must be re-aliened and re-weight balanced. The last race of the season is in December, we can not change our ranking for the year, so we will use the track time as testing and set-up of the new suspension. Next week will be sailing, weather and water permitting.



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