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Offline Finnish Fireball

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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2020, 10:59:39 PM »
Installed an delay box to help me on full tree events

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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2020, 10:32:53 AM »
I have also started collecting shiny bits and pieces...



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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2020, 09:17:02 AM »
Finnish Fireball - pretty nice, Iím guessing itís the 8-71 Hampton, one of those zero maintenance/no striping required units.  Alan

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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2020, 03:02:51 AM »
Finnish Fireball - pretty nice, Iím guessing itís the 8-71 Hampton, one of those zero maintenance/no striping required units.  Alan

Yes sir you are spot on with that quess. Here's and quick update pics of the finished rear end brackets, and I also fabricated grips
to my butterfly just to make it a bit thicker for better feel.







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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2020, 09:35:14 AM »
Problem with plastic grips is that they melt in a fire

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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2020, 02:40:24 AM »
That is true. I made them out of the very same polycarbonate race car windows are made of. Helmet visor, windbreaker, knobs... all will melt but not burn with flame.
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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2020, 08:58:41 AM »
used to play the plastic stuff at the aircraft factory.
if you want color the pieces, get some rit color dye they use on clothes.
mix it up, heat it up and let the parts soak in it until the darkness you want.
'plexiglass' is soft and will color quick.
'lexan' is hard and takes a while for the color to set in.

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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2020, 05:43:03 PM »
One has to be able to see out of the helmet visor so its a price that has to be paid,  and years back they ruled out plastic windscreens and required metal. Some racers resorted to covering the plastic with alu foil to pass tech.  Times have changed and we are back to lexan screens

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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2020, 09:17:32 AM »
Hey Bruce, what's your opinion on wood grips on a steering wheel and brake handle?  I've had some claim they insulate better than bare metal in a fire.

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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2020, 02:24:47 PM »
Years ago in OHIO for the reunion top fuel Brendan Murry had a huge fireball in the lights, said that the wood grips helped as things got instantly hot.  Again many many years ago when I was OFF ROAD racing a car caught fire and the rubber melted off the steering wheel onto the drivers lap and hands, granted in those days we were wearing single layer suits and gloves, but the driver did get some nasty burns. Chances of fire in these cars we run are so very rare these days, Top fuel is different altogether.  Most if not all of the high dollar door cars these days run a leather wrap steering wheel and not the $25 chrome and foam wheel'

   For tradition sake, I prefer wood grips

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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2020, 09:31:57 AM »
Brendan also told me he was glad he was wearing his open face helmet with glass goggles as a full face helmet would have melted the Lexan.  That was the biggest F.E.D. fireball I've ever seen.  I believe the cam drive in the Chevy failed. 

I have noticed that some of the pro drivers appear to be wearing some form of woven thin glove (assume Nomex) under their A-20 glover.  Anyone know what they are and where to get them?

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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2020, 01:18:48 PM »
even tho Brendan credits the mask and goggles, the issue was that neither the mask and/or goggles had/has  a SFI cert on them. and the goggles have a glass lense that can shatter with shards of glass in your eyes

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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2020, 04:10:40 AM »
Brendan also told me he was glad he was wearing his open face helmet with glass goggles as a full face helmet would have melted the Lexan.  That was the biggest F.E.D. fireball I've ever seen.  I believe the cam drive in the Chevy failed. 

I have noticed that some of the pro drivers appear to be wearing some form of woven thin glove (assume Nomex) under their A-20 glover.  Anyone know what they are and where to get them?

Steve,
        I wore kevlar gloves under the -20 stuff. Easy to find and generally under $10 pair

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