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Old 05-28-2019, 11:20 PM
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Default Getting ready for the Dirt Drags

I spent the three day weekend working on the Heathen. I lubed the chassis, checked all fluids, made sure everything is working as advertised. I re-wired my small fiberglass trailer and packed it full of tools and books. I also made sure I have everything else I might need in the trunk.

I went out for a few hits on a hard-packed dirt road to experiment with different launch techniques.I've attached a short video of one pass each direction. I'll post video from the Dirt Drags when I get time to edit and load them, probably on Monday.

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Old 05-29-2019, 04:43 PM
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It is just me or is that a long 1/4 mile
Sounds good, did I hear squalling tires on the launch

We're heading to Durango on the 31st won't get there till Sat. PM. Maybe next time.

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Old 05-29-2019, 06:05 PM
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Yeah it's a pretty good stretch from the stop sign to that house. I was just mostly seeing how it acted starting in drive with the AOD. Too bad we'll miss you. The tires did squeal a little on that hard-packed dirt.
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Yeah it's a pretty good stretch from the stop sign to that house. I was just mostly seeing how it acted starting in drive with the AOD. Too bad we'll miss you. The tires did squeal a little on that hard-packed dirt.
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BS line, often heard among "old school" drag racers... "It'll hook on a dirt road."

Drag racing on dirt is counterintuitive to those of us who cut our teeth on asphalt and concrete... all that aside, I wish you the best of luck and I'll look forward to your photos and/or video results!

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About 2 hours...trusses are up!

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Interesting trusses. What's with the "vaulted" portion? Plans for a lift? Giraffe house?

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Old 06-16-2019, 04:00 PM
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It's pretty well laid out for natural light. Lots of windows and that vaulted area is open from one end to the other. Kitchen flows into dining area then pool room. We build em different down here than up in cold climes. The position of this one takes into account the direction of the sun at the hottest time of the year with what shade there is now and what is coming in the future. We worry more with cooling than heating. The concrete block construction here is over and above what code calls for. The top 3 courses of block are poured solid along with poured verticle cells with rebar every 3rd block. There is continuous rebar top course and 3rd course for entire perimeter. We should have had some of the sheathing up today but ran afoul with some errors on the manufacturers part on the gable trusses. Had to figure a bottom shim the entire length to raise the ends and a small change in overhang. Not the time to make changes in height on a gable end that is heavy on it's own but we have plywood sheathing on it too and the crane left yesterday. Then the rains hit...tomorrow is another day...
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