Race to 400mph - DYNO Test
Sam Wheeler of Arcadia California, is preparing to break the motorcycle
land speed record with a run of 400 MPH plus at Bonneville Salt Flats Utah
this summer with his PARTS UNLIMITED/EZ HOOK streamliner.
With the PARTS UNLIMITED sponsorship Sam has totally revamped the power
plant and transmission on his liner. The streamliner is now powered by a
Suzuki Hayabusa 1300cc engine built by Vance & Hines.
The 20013 Bonneville Salt Flats season saw very wet salt conditions, and no
record runs were attempted.
With Bonneville testing out of the question, in September 2013, Sam brought
his streamliner to the Vance & Hines Dyno facility in Santa Fe
Springs CA for testing of the engine and the new drive system. This video
gives us a look at that session.
ISDE 2012 - Day 6 Highlights
Day 6 is traditionally features one special test. The 2012 course is a
super moto style using portions of the paved Saxonring road race circuit
combined with off-road supercross style sections. The riders are broken up
into motos by bike class and event ranking. The action was fast and
Team USA s Mike Brown wins the Final E1 moto overall, and the rest of the
USA World Trophy Team does well enough to move up from 7th to 4th place on
the final day, passing both Finland [2011 champs] and Spain.
The Junior Trophy Team places third which is excellent for an inexperienced
team. Jeff Fredette adds finish 32 to his string of ISDE runs. Fred Hoess
collects another gold medal as the American with the most gold medals.
All that is left is the awards ceremony and packing everything up for the
Worlds Fastest Lawnmower - Bobby Cleveland
On September 25, 2010 Bobby Cleveland fired up his 104+ Octane Lawnmower
and recaptured his title of Worlds Fastest Lawnmower with a two way average
of 96.529mph.... That's another Record!!!!!!
Sam Wheeler: Race to 400MPH (episode 4) - Drivetrain
Sam Wheeler plans to break the motorcycle land speed record in the
summer/fall of 21013 on the Bonneville Salt Flats. The current record is
376.156 MPH set by Mike Akatiff's Ack Attack in 2010.
Sam feels he will need to go faster than 400 MPH with his EZ HOOK/PARTS
UNLIMITED streamliner to take the record. This video is part 4 of a series
of videos by IGNITION3 that gives you an inside look at what Sam is doing
to his streamliner to be the World's Fastest Motorcycle.
PARTS UNLIMITED and a very dedicated group of sponsors are making all of
this possible for Sam, who has been building streamliners since high
Honda Mean Mower vs BTCC Honda Civic
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Reigning Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Champion Gordon Shedden will be
aiming to keep off the grass when he heads to Silverstone for the final
round of this year's series on 13 October. But he took time out from his
preparations to have a bit of fun, lining up on the grid with three-time
champ and team-mate Matt Neal on a special mower created by their Team
The Mean Mower is a bit different to Gordon and Matt's Honda Yuasa Racing
Civics. It's based on a Honda HF2620 lawn tractor, but the regular 20bhp
614cc V-twin engine has made way for a 1,000cc V-Twin from a Honda
Firestorm motorbike. This delivers 110bhp, and gives a power-to-weight
ratio of 520bhp per tonne -- enabling the mower to do 0-60mph in under four
seconds and hit 130mph.
To cope with this huge pace, the regular mower chassis has been replaced
with a chromoly spaceframe. Suspension and wheels from an ATV help Boost the handling, plus there's a
body-hugging racing seat and Alcantara steering wheel with buttons for the
sequential gearbox. This drives the rear wheels via a chain to a rear axle
sourced from a go-kart. Yet this amazing machine can still cut grass.
The steel cutting bed is replaced by a lighter fibreglass version, and
isn't connected to the petrol engine. Instead, two electric motors spin a
3mm wire cable at 4,000rpm -- proper blades could be a bit dangerous at
100mph. The Mean Mower is similar in concept to a Yuasa Racing Civic, which
is taken off the production line in Swindon, Wilts, and heavily modified.
While the chassis and body are retained, the interior is stripped out and a
roll cage fitted. New front and rear sub-frames are installed, as are
racing-spec suspension and brakes. And while the 2.0-litre engine uses the
same block as the old Civic Type R, a turbocharger is added and most of the internals
are changed. Total output is around 330bhp, which allows the Yuasa Civic to
do up to 160mph.
But how would the BTCC racer compare with the Mean Mower on a lap of
Rockingham's National Circuit in Northants? The track is 1.7 miles long,
has a range of corners and plenty of grass that could do with a trim...
"The only way the mower could win round here is to literally cut corners,"
said Matt. "But if it doesn't, it has no chance. In fact, I reckon I could
give it a 40-second head start and still cross the finish line first."
Was Neal right to be so confident? The way the mower stumbled off the
starting line suggested so. Its tall first gear makes for lazy getaways --
be too aggressive and the engine will stall. But once moving, the Mean
Mower soon gets into its stride. In a straight line, it's quite impressive
-- but the narrow track makes it tricky through corners.
Still, after 40 seconds, the mower had completed over a third of a lap --
leaving the car with plenty of catching up to do. In fact, the Civic didn't
have the mower in its sights until it rounded the penultimate corner. This
was going to be close. As the BTCC racer entered the final hairpin, the
Mean Mower was exiting it and heading down the home straight -- just a few
hundred metres from victory.
But the distance to the finish line proved just enough for the Civic to
close the gap. In the end it pipped the mower at the post, by the narrowest
of margins. We checked the stopwatch: the BTCC car had taken one minute
18.2 seconds to do a standing-start lap. The mower completed it in one
minute 59 seconds -- a difference of 40.8 seconds. We know who won the
moral victory, though, as the Civic can't trim your grass! Little wonder
that these Honda stars are keen to be handed the Mean Mower to cut some
blades of glory in their gardens during the close season.
Nitrous Lawnmower Dyno, Ram Air Trans Am Dyno FUNNY
Here's a look at the recent installation of the DynoJet Dyno at East Texas Muscle Cars
in Longview TX. Keep in mind, it's VERY late at night when we finish the
install, so everybody is goofy and glad to have it finished!
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REPAIR BRIGGS & STRATTON LAWNMOWER TUNE UP CARBURETOR CLEAN
Watch how to complete a full tune up on your lawn mower to help it run
perfectly. I show how to replace the blade, spark plug, clean the
carburetor, replace the needle and seat, install a new carburetor gasket
and do some other general fixing and cleaning. The lawnmower should start
right up and run perfectly after this full tuneup. Check out my other
videos on lawnmower repair!
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Fast Garden Tractor
My Pennsylvania Panzer with a 1972 750cc Honda SOHC. Rebuilt frame,
(lengthened) installed Volvo 4 speed etc. Lots of work, but the tractor
would go about 100mph. This video is poor because it was taken from a TV of
a VHS tape, and it's about 15 years old.