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Forum: FreeForAll 06-05-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 465
Posted By Doug Sams
The 86 race was run the following Saturday. ...

The 86 race was run the following Saturday. That's the only reason I was there - free tix left over from folks who couldn't come back after the washout the previous weekend. And, yes, Bobby Ray won...
Forum: FreeForAll 06-04-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 465
Posted By Doug Sams
We can give this guy a little break - he's not a...

We can give this guy a little break - he's not a pro.

OTOH, at Indy in 1992, Roberto Guerrero, professional driver and pole sitter, lost control of his ride on the parade lab and wrecked out before...
Forum: Vendors 05-16-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 961
Posted By Doug Sams
I didn't need the youtube link :) I'm pretty sure...

I didn't need the youtube link :) I'm pretty sure you're channeling Chauncy, IIRC (Peter Sellers' character). Great flick.

RIP, Peter.

Doug

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Forum: Vendors 05-16-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 961
Posted By Doug Sams
In that same vein, what I was thinking is that...

In that same vein, what I was thinking is that making up a batch of F32's, a kinda-sorta fringe motor, might be a slow return investment that's not a good choice during slow times or when money is...
Forum: FreeForAll 02-18-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By Doug Sams
Did you visit the Lucas Electric wing? Or did...

Did you visit the Lucas Electric wing? Or did they have the lights out again? <vbg>

Thanks for sharing the pics :)

Doug

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Forum: Current Kit Talk 01-02-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,344
Posted By Doug Sams
It makes sense to me that kits using common parts...

It makes sense to me that kits using common parts could be assembled as ordered. Grab the cone, tubes and rings and put them in the bag. Send the instructions to the printer, and slap a sheet of...
Forum: FreeForAll 12-26-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 824
Posted By Doug Sams
I remember seeing similar conversion stuff such...

I remember seeing similar conversion stuff such as VW bugs with Rolls Royce hoods (bonnets) on them :)

As for racing the Pinto, keep in mind, aftermarket guys actually made parts to hot rod the...
Forum: FreeForAll 12-25-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 555
Posted By Doug Sams
On this day when we remember Jesus, it's...

On this day when we remember Jesus, it's important that we acknowledge his brother, Murray.

Murray Christmas http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

...

While most folks know...
Forum: FreeForAll 12-22-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 379
Posted By Doug Sams
I've gotten 9 lit once or twice, using Solar...

I've gotten 9 lit once or twice, using Solar ignitors. Not sure about 27, tho :)

Doug

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Forum: FreeForAll 12-22-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By Doug Sams
For when you know GH is coming over :)

For when you know GH is coming over :)

https://i.imgur.com/EBp5U41.jpg


Doug
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Forum: FreeForAll 12-01-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Doug Sams
I think my favorite Gomer line was from an Andy...

I think my favorite Gomer line was from an Andy Griffith episode where he and Barney are trying to protect Andy. "Hootie hoo! Hootie hoo!"

He was in some of the funniest gags on that show. The...
Forum: FreeForAll 12-01-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Doug Sams
I was sorry to see that he had stopped attending...

I was sorry to see that he had stopped attending the race. I was afraid it was due to failing health, which appears to be the case.

I met him there in 86. I was in the suites in turn 2, and he...
Forum: Projects 12-01-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By Doug Sams
I was wondering the same thing. In the attached...

I was wondering the same thing. In the attached pic, you can see that the 3rd-from-left B14 nozzle was smaller in diameter - it looked about the size of the B8 opening. But the depth measurement...
Forum: FreeForAll 11-01-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By Doug Sams
FWIW, I'm on some other forums as well, mostly...

FWIW, I'm on some other forums as well, mostly automotive. And the traffic there can be very light at times, too.

But what I see that I think is encouraging is that, like here, most of the posts are...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 10-22-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By Doug Sams
No doubt, in booster applications, the higher...

No doubt, in booster applications, the higher thrust is very significant to avoid weather-vaning (and cruise missiles). But we also know that the higher pressure of the deep core will have the guys...
Forum: Model Rocket History 10-20-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,508
Posted By Doug Sams
Good stuff. Thanks for sharing. FWIW, I recall...

Good stuff. Thanks for sharing.

FWIW, I recall some kits in recent years as including the engine spacing tube, albeit without any marking - certainly without Centuri marking :)

Doug

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Forum: Model Rocket History 10-19-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,508
Posted By Doug Sams
Honestly, that sounds like one of those products...

Honestly, that sounds like one of those products where they never sold off all the bottles from the first batch :)

Doug

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Forum: Projects 10-17-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By Doug Sams
<wondering out lout>Why doesn't my browser...

<wondering out lout>Why doesn't my browser scale them for me, ask me to scale them at send time? Better yet, why doesn't my browser ask the head end what the size constraints are, then advise me I...
Forum: FreeForAll 10-14-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,068
Posted By Doug Sams
Yeah, if I'd'a thought for a moment, I mighta...

Yeah, if I'd'a thought for a moment, I mighta said 6.2 :)

That said, I don't know much about the recent Corvettes. So I took a wiki timeout to read about the LS9 and LSA. I'd love to know how those...
Forum: FreeForAll 10-13-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,068
Posted By Doug Sams
Say it ain't so, Joe. Say it ain't so! Doug .

Say it ain't so, Joe. Say it ain't so!

Doug

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Forum: FreeForAll 10-13-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,068
Posted By Doug Sams
I'm thinking OHC, 4-valve, direct injection. If...

I'm thinking OHC, 4-valve, direct injection. If they're putting that in ordinary Impalas, albeit 3.6L V6's, why not put the same setups on V8's, right? So a 5.7L V8 ought to be able to provide a...
Forum: FreeForAll 10-12-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,068
Posted By Doug Sams
I hear GM/Chevy is gonna roll out a new,...

I hear GM/Chevy is gonna roll out a new, rear-engined Vette - is that true? I hope not !

From what I've learned in rocketry, combined with what racers say about rear-engined cars, I like the idea of...
Forum: Projects 10-09-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By Doug Sams
I really enjoyed him in Quantum Leap. (Does...

I really enjoyed him in Quantum Leap. (Does anyone think Al may have been the prototype for cell phone addicted millenials?)



Doug

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Forum: Projects 10-07-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Doug Sams
Yes, that was it. Thanks for the...

Yes, that was it. Thanks for the clarification.

Doug

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Forum: Projects 10-07-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Doug Sams
Good stuff, George. Thanks for sharing. BTW,...

Good stuff, George. Thanks for sharing.

BTW, John Pursley presented at my first ever NAR event, a NARCON in Dallas, back in 2000, IIRC. (Met Bunny there, too :)) John was showing how his 4" Mercury...
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