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Turbo Flatty takes 5 LSR's at Maxton, congrats Brewdude!

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BREWdude

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Post Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:15 am

Thanks! Working on it today.

Getting the fuel mixture adjusted first along with playing with the timing. Rethinking the turbo and going to switch to a GT12, this one is way to big and never did get a healthy spin. Gearing is high, shifting into to 4th at 70 mph and then a slow speed up althoughit is just starting to speed up at the mile mark.
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Chris Haynes

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Post Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:59 pm

Years ago Tom at Rodan Cycles in CA was building a land speed record attempt flathead. I never heard if he finished it or not. He sold the shop (divorce) and went into the private sector.
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Chris Haynes

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Post Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:07 pm

I just spoke to a friend who told me Tom turned 149.+ at Bonneville on his Flathead. This was 10-15 years ago
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JohnR

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Post Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:54 pm

There is a Tom "Rodan" Evans mentioned here +maybe some other interesting stuff?

http://www.bikernet.com/Bonneville2006/ ... PageID=905
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Chris Haynes

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Post Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:19 pm

It was a Big Twin, not a 45"
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Chris Haynes

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Post Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:31 am

I have no contact with Rodan. he works in a private shiop in Sierra Madre, CA these days.
I pay other people to make seats and tanks for me when I need one.
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Chris Haynes

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Post Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:43 pm

What kinda private shop is he working in these days?

Private as in Not Open To The Public. Restoring old cars and bikes.

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