This is yet another one of the must see pieces on the Streamliner! David Woodruff (AKA Woody) from DesignDreams LLC http://www.designdreams.biz/index.html spent quite a bit of time designing and CFD testing to come up with this. This air inlet (NACA duct + more!!) for the turbo will make it the most efficient (and practical) way of getting the air to the turbo. This is one of the areas we feel a lot of people overlook when designing the Air intake system on performance applications.
Stewart Davis from CRP USA, LLC www.crp-usa.net (based in Mooresville NC} then took Woodys Solidworks made this very unique part. The material is “Windform SP” a Carbon Micro-fiber reinforced polymer, produced using Additive Manufacturing via Laser. Think of it as industrial 3D printing… This is the same material used to build the Intake Manifold for the Delta Wing racing team that competed for two seasons, recording more than 12,000 race miles in the endurance series, running a turbo charger at 18lbs of boost. Windform SP has a density of 1.1g/cc and a heat deflection temperature of 186 C (368 F) and is used in on car applications for several race series, both in the US and abroad. Please take a look up both of these companies via their websites and see their full line of products and services. Thank you very much Gentlemen for this help!
IT Came alive tonight at 11:18. Fitting it was on the Bruce Mueller Memorial at WIR and we used some stuff to get it running I got from the auction from Beans shop. Both guys are smiling…..Plus all of us in the shop!! Great Job guys from VL performance. Pedigo was there as well to see its first fire up!
Aaron is proving once again his Fabrication Talent. One more pipe to go and then onto Water and fuel plumbing…..
After some months of prep work (design), figuring, measuring, cutting, refitting, cutting again this is where the drivetrain is at. We have parts from Winters, Wilwood, Strange Engineering, Other land Speed racers, Racing Junk, E-bay, Victory motorsports inventory, England, Various Machine shops and most importantly Schmidt’s New London Auto Salvage! I think we have a pretty bullet proof drivetrain. final drive can go to 1.2-1 ratio. So at 5000RPM that equals 312MPH. Lots of minds have been involved in the drivetrain, Charlie, Marty, Burton, handled this pretty well together I might add. Lots of brainstorming all along too thanks to everyone that put the effort into this. Oh yeah Bob did a great job with the Powder coating too! This will all be covered up tonight with the intercooler, tank, header and piping so I will post that tmrw night!
The Starter, clutch release, and Trans Shifting have all been tested and work as desired too. Final hubs are being machined right now as they needed to be custom machined out of Billet. Studs and wheel nuts are coming from ARP. Caliper brackets are also custom as well. Why would we think we could do it any other way and have it fit the car? And the “Quick change” rearend is quick…..after you remove the parachute tube….
With the super secret nature of Land Speed racing I can’t tell you what this turbo is….all you can do is guess…..I’m pretty sure though Woody said if we get a good enough push from the Suburban after 35-40 MPH it should make enough boost to self propel it into the record books…..Shouldn’t the little fan thingy point backwards though? Might take lots o stagger to keep it going straight like this 🙂