2 Ghias, 4 Records at Bonneville Speed Week 2017

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2 Ghias, 4 Records at Bonneville Speed Week 2017

Post by WickedWagens » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:02 am

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Chris Mursick and I took our Ghias to the Bonneville Salt Flats last week and had a great time running at the 2017 Speed Week event. Chris's black Ghia runs a 1968cc normally aspirated engine and I am running a 1915cc turbocharged engine.

Chris beat my 2 records from last year running 113.358 MPH in G/CFALT and 124.611 MPH in G/CGALT (G is the engine size, Classic, Gas or Fuel, and ALTered is the body style).

I set one open record in G/CBGALT at 134.606 and we beat a record held by a turbocharged SAAB in G/CBFALT. We bumped the record from his 140.857 MPH to 146.715 MPH. I had an unofficial top speed of 150.3 MPH and we will be going back out in Sept. for World of Speed to run some more.
1968 Ghia Land Speed Car
G/CFALT 106.643 MPH 8/2016
G/CGALT 113.131 MPH 9/2016
G/CBGALT 134.606 MPH 8/2017
G/CBFALT 146.715 MPH 8/2017

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Re: 2 Ghias, 4 Records at Bonneville Speed Week 2017

Post by FJCamper » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:20 am

WickedWagens--

You are going fast and looking good. And you've got more salt on you than the rim of a Margarita.

We're able to hit 130mph on the back straight at Road Atlanta with our dual 40IDF 1.7 Ghia, and hope for 140 at Daytona this November.

Keep it up!

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Re: 2 Ghias, 4 Records at Bonneville Speed Week 2017

Post by petew » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:23 am

Just out of interest, how many RPMs were you doing at 150mph?

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Re: 2 Ghias, 4 Records at Bonneville Speed Week 2017

Post by 4agedub » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:51 am

With a 0.89 4th and 3.875 fd you need to be turning the engine at around 7500rpm to get that speed. Very impressive speed though.
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Re: 2 Ghias, 4 Records at Bonneville Speed Week 2017

Post by WickedWagens » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:06 am

I have a 28" tall rear tire so at the 150 I was only at 6300. This weekend we went back for the World of Speed event. The two Ghias were in impound again. Chris ran 109 mph with a 36 HP 1500cc in H/CFALT. I added bumpers, headlights, and fresh air grills and changed classes. I ran 155.089 and 161.395 MPH for a record in G/CBGC of 158.242 MPH. I had a top speed of 161.898 at 6800 rpm and only 15 lbs of boost.
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1968 Ghia Land Speed Car
G/CFALT 106.643 MPH 8/2016
G/CGALT 113.131 MPH 9/2016
G/CBGALT 134.606 MPH 8/2017
G/CBFALT 146.715 MPH 8/2017

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Re: 2 Ghias, 4 Records at Bonneville Speed Week 2017

Post by FJCamper » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:00 pm

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WickedWagons!

You guys are too fast. 161.6mph is really great.

We just got a miserable 3rd in class this weekend with the Blitzwagen at Carolina Motrosports Park. 14-hour enduro. Our cylinder #4 was oiling up.

Seeing how well you did really raises our spirits.

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