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shoe2

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Look At This! Where near TWO HUNDRED mph you get wheel spin. WoW!



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    shoe2

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    LAND SHARK!!!!!!! Imagine a contact patch smaller than your behind. How much you figure them tires grow at speed? And WIGGLE in and out of every little divet and groove..........emmhhh...then ignite the Booster Rocket!!! TWO HUNDRED PLUS MILES AN HOUR!!!!!



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    stingshp

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    Hi Doug
    The pictures I sent you were of the Sam Wheeler Streamilner from 1968-70 which I did a build up here under the title 'Sam Wheeler Streamliner' .The pics were from it's first visit in 2007 to build missing body sections . They contacted me a few weeks back to do more work on it in the canopy area ,which after a lot of comparing by Keith Martin and crew of Big D cycles in Dallas WWW.bigdcycle.com {Lots of pictures of ongoing progress }.They felt it wasn't high enough on base plane of opening .This threw off the door window opening ,so I modified the opening, made new doors and a Canopy mold of opening out of 20 ga/MS .
    I have about 200 pictures from the beginning when Sam wheeler and partner built the car in a Storage Building to present .I'll post a few since it has long history as it traveled from owner to owner till 2004 when Keith and Sam found the Liner in High Desert Cal. That is where the Jet engine came into the story .That was the future plans by the owner at the time ,but never came to be .I can't imagine the liner with that kind of motivation as light as it was .The man that delivered it the second time along with me just lifted the Liner and carried it into shop from trailer .
    Barrys question on wheel fairings and tires .The tires where Hi Speed tires made for Bonneville racing ,so they may be the same as you speak of .Fairings ,there weren't any on orig. build {1968-70} I'll add a couple of pictures of it being windtunnel tested in England by Norton after the Record was set .They had worked up some Aero improvements which I think puts it about 1971-72 .
    Barry ,if the TV show your talking about is where 3 Streamliners vie for the record of the Fastest Liner .Big D tells me Sam Wheeler was one of the Liners by the name of "Easyhook" which he still runs today at 353.MPH . In the meet he blew up the front tire at 300mph and was unable to back up his time .
    Well enough of my rambling , heres some pics .
    GordonB



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    shoe2

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    WOW! That is so COOL!!!!!!COOL!!!!!!!COOL!!!!! A Land Rocket. Thanks Gordon. Neat-Neat. 300 MPH!!!!!!!

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