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torker
08-23-2008, 12:14 AM
I don't know what I'm thinkin....
Tomorrow I'm going to drive my old mud rail. I got "invited"...he can run the car twice..with a different driver...he picked me.
OK...When I raced this thing... it had 2000 hp maxed right out.. I seldom ran it like that.
This guy.. has a rich Daddy...the motor he put in it makes near 3000 hp.
Ya.. I'm pretty nervous..tromp on the pedal....3000 hp!!!!
Hopin i see you all tomorrow nite!!!!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/torker/Hairy_Kanary_2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/torker/Mvc-298sHairy_Kanary.jpg
Russ

mechanicalmagic
08-23-2008, 12:28 AM
Russ,

Good Luck,
Hope you have picts of the results.

JRouche
08-23-2008, 12:31 AM
SWEET!!! All the best for you. Oh, not so much for winning anything, just to get out without any broke parts, the car and YOU LOL Good luck Russ and have fun!!!!!! JR

mayfieldtm
08-23-2008, 12:42 AM
Good Luck Torker. What a great opportunity.

Tom M.

wierdscience
08-23-2008, 12:44 AM
Have fun playing in the mud!

garyphansen
08-23-2008, 12:52 AM
Russ: Don't forget to wash it when you re dine! Gary P. Hansen

oldtiffie
08-23-2008, 02:35 AM
Best of luck Russ.

I sure do hope your ribs and back stand up to it.

Let's see the pics!!!

GKman
08-23-2008, 07:54 AM
Could you zoom in on the lady above the blower please.
good luck by the way.

Rustybolt
08-23-2008, 09:02 AM
This guy.. has a rich Daddy...the motor he put in it makes near 3000 hp.





My spider sense is telling me; no good can come of this.






Best of luck, Torker.

torker
08-23-2008, 09:32 AM
Ok... got my firesuit and all my other stuff together...then tiffie and the missus won out. I'm thinking it's still a bit early to be strapping myself into something that violent. Prolly not the best thing for (still) broken ribs. The one that's wanting to poke a hole in my liver won out...
And I guess MY spider sense ;)
Sorry for all the hoopla... but there's another race in two weeks...he says I can drive at that one instead!!
Russ

A.K. Boomer
08-23-2008, 10:36 AM
All i know is that superchargers gonna suck up allot of dirt when that pig goes sticky side up:p

Evan
08-23-2008, 10:40 AM
Where is the Mud Bog racing happening Russ?

I'm guessing that these machines don't operate via traction. Instead it's probably a lot more like a rocket engine in which the mass propelled out the back causes an equal and opposite reaction.

Fasttrack
08-23-2008, 11:20 AM
Evan - I've never seen a "mud rail" but that is how tractor pulls work. They get a "tractor" that runs a special mix of fuels and when it takes off, it sounds like a jet engine. I think you could ride ontop of the stream of smoke blowing out of the smoke-stack its so thick and black. I'm sure its great for the enviroment ;)

Anyway, they spin the tires super fast and try to throw as much dirt behind them as possible to dig their way forward just by conservation of momentum. They don't go very far though, about 310 feet before they generally stop moving...

JCHannum
08-23-2008, 12:16 PM
Yeah, but for that 310 feet, it is hard to imagine. The National Tractor Pulls were just down the road last weekend. Take a half dozen BB Chevies, blown Hemis or three or four Allison V12's, hang them on an old John Deere chassis and turn them loose;

http://www.pulltown.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=702

Alistair Hosie
08-23-2008, 12:25 PM
That.s no lady that's John Stevenson with a new wig:DAlistair

Chipslinger
08-23-2008, 12:38 PM
Could you zoom in on that Blower ( I hope) next to the lady above the engine?

davidh
08-23-2008, 01:43 PM
Yeah, but for that 310 feet, it is hard to imagine. The National Tractor Pulls were just down the road last weekend. Take a half dozen BB Chevies, blown Hemis or three or four Allison V12's, hang them on an old John Deere chassis and turn them loose;

http://www.pulltown.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=702

holy crap, they do have too much money don;t they ?

Willy
08-23-2008, 02:54 PM
Where is the Mud Bog racing happening Russ?


Yeah Russ, now that you're a hired gun what's your schedule for the season. Ya never know ya might have a few old geezers in the stands cheerin ya on.

Good call on sittin this one out for now, I'm sure you know better than most how violent it can get out there... from snickering to a whole world of pain in a heartbeat. You're not thirty anymore ya know.

Have fun when ya get back in the saddle, I'm sure ya haven't lost your touch. Besides it's nice spendin somebody else's money for a change.

torker
08-23-2008, 04:54 PM
The mud races are out in Taber, Alberta today.
Yup... you get about 5 feet of actual traction then it is the reactive situation. These throw chunks of mud the size of a loaf of bread.
We gear them for at least 140 mph wheel speed. In the mud you reach that in about 40 feet...then it's just catchup :D
They will skim right over the top of mud or water that is 5 feet deep.
Willy has seen these cars run..they are very spectacular!
BTW...my motor (572 Rodeck) came out of a 2wd "tractor puller truck" from Manitoba. The guy was replacing it with a brand new 600 inch blower motor worth about $80,000. But...the farmer...he was always broke :)
LOL! The girl above the blower...no idea who she is. Those pics are from a race I was at in Hot Springs, Montana a few years ago.
Willy...LOL! Ya.. I can't believe I get to spend someone elses money either.
I'm hoping to strap in at the race in Windermere BC at the end of this month.

Fasttrack
08-23-2008, 11:28 PM
Yeah, but for that 310 feet, it is hard to imagine. The National Tractor Pulls were just down the road last weekend. Take a half dozen BB Chevies, blown Hemis or three or four Allison V12's, hang them on an old John Deere chassis and turn them loose;

http://www.pulltown.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=702

Absolutely! I love tractor pulls. Sounds like these mud rails would be super cool too!

winchman
08-24-2008, 01:56 AM
Just for GKman:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/winchman/girl.jpg

torker
08-24-2008, 08:32 AM
winchman....lol! Good one!
Geez.. I'm glad I didn't make the 4 hour drive now. Warren phoned me last night and told me he never ran the car anyway. They had about 4 feet of water in the pit and a ski jump at the end that would have launched the car into outerspace. With all that water you couldn't just take it easy and slow down for the "jump".
They wouldn't flatten out the end of the pit so he never even unloaded....just turned around and drove home.

sch
08-24-2008, 11:33 AM
whoa -- guess what the carbon credits for that is per minute of run time! :)

Carld
08-24-2008, 11:49 AM
Whoa, who cares, not me. Goferit, sounds like fun to me.

hardtail
08-24-2008, 02:26 PM
Sounds like a crappy track setup to me........they new at this, I would think the drivers and safety would have some pull?? I know this is redneck racing BUT who puts a launch ramp at the end of a track unless it's motocross??

I's be pi$$ed about driving to tumbleweed town and trunong around.........

torker
08-24-2008, 04:00 PM
Hardtail...ya they aren't used to having the big dogs show up. More used to the local farm boys with their pickup trucks. I'm just glad he did the right thing and refused to run. Some guys like to play hero and it could be a disaster.
Those things can literally fly out of a mud pit...and into the crowd. The lil' punkin roller races almost always have poor crowd control among other things.
Bad news when you have something that fast.

Willy
08-24-2008, 04:35 PM
Saw the same thing about 7 or 8 years ago. Track went from deep mud to slurry then ski jump at the end so that spectators could see some air time from slower classes. They couldn't be bothered to remove the ramp for the faster cars. First fast car hit it real hard...looked painful...ended up in the trees...not pretty!:eek:

Your friend may have a rich daddy but it looks as if dad must of given the kid some brains too.



Edited for spelling

Swarf&Sparks
08-24-2008, 05:33 PM
Hey, Russ :confused:
you still there ya lunatic?
:eek:
Sh1t, hope so.
;)

torker
08-24-2008, 07:22 PM
I hope this works...it's a vid of my ol' hotrod just before I sold the rolling chassis. I had just got the roof part of the fiberglass body done at this point.
I took an Austin Mini body..cut it up and sectioned it then welded it back together to use as a plug mould to make the body out of it. The gutted out sectioned body weighed 80 pounds...the glass body weighed 22 pounds.
Turn your speakers WAAYYY up...then try to imagine how loud it is in the cockpit of one of these...no wonder I'm deaf...lol
BTW..the mud in this pit was really deep. Me and one other guy were the only ones to make it all day. even the trucks with big motors and 44 inch tires couldn't get thru it.
Click on the picture...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/torker/th_creston0020.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v210/torker/?action=view&current=creston0020.flv)

torker
08-24-2008, 08:24 PM
Here's the second run from that race...
Note the guy on the bike...riding right behind me when i took off. I hit him with so much mud it knocked him flying off his bike...lol! Dummass!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/torker/th_creston0039.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v210/torker/?action=view&current=creston0039.flv)
Russ