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Old 03-19-2011, 06:00 PM
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Thought you were being awful easy on us.

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Rich, Thank you Sir.

The question What was the Riley Nine?

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I'm going out and throw myself under the bus.

I asked my question wrong, I think, I know.

Brian you got it, I will ask mine later. By asking what was the Riley Nine The car would be right. I'm sorry Brian you got it. No I'm not sorry you got it. I'm sorry I said you didn't get it when you did. Oh hell take the floor.

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And just to confuse things even more, in terms of early British Cars, there was a Riley NINE and a Riley 9 - and they were NOT the same car!
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Ok lets go a different direction. The engine was a 1087 cc four cylinder engine that had hemispherical combustion chambers with the valves inclined at 45 degrees in a crossflow head. Rather than overhead camshafts, the valves were operated by two camshafts mounted high in the crankcase through short pushrods and rockers. The engine was mounted in the chassis by a rubber bushed bar that ran through the block with a mount at the rear of the gearbox.
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Ok lets go a different direction. The engine was a 1087 cc four cylinder engine that had hemispherical combustion chambers with the valves inclined at 45 degrees in a crossflow head. Rather than overhead camshafts, the valves were operated by two camshafts mounted high in the crankcase through short pushrods and rockers. The engine was mounted in the chassis by a rubber bushed bar that ran through the block with a mount at the rear of the gearbox.
Blue I threw myself under the bus. If I would have asked the question right, you would have had the right answer, but when I asked what is the Riley Nine, Brian was right when he called it a porn car, or something like that. I don't even know what that word means.

Now Dave comes up with two cars, same name, different spelling, I really think I went bust on that question.

I did think the answer was pretty neat. Great answer to what have could have been a great question IMHO.

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Give Blue the floor.

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Blue per Brian you have the floor.

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Sorry Im so slow. Time for Drag racing. Who was the first driver to record a sub 5 second pass and at what track was this accomplished?
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Sorry Im so slow. Time for Drag racing. Who was the first driver to record a sub 5 second pass and at what track was this accomplished?
Eddie Hill ran 4.99 at Ihra Texas Nats at Texas motorplex
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You are correct sir. The podium is yours.
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You are correct sir. The podium is yours.
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Well we will keep going with drag racing. A easy one.

we are driving a TF/D on a 1/4 mile run, it is a normal run.

On average how many RPM"S does the engine hit at the 1/4 mile mark. I will give a + or - on the answer, a little.

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Eddie Hill ran 4.99 at Ihra Texas Nats at Texas motorplex
Which earned him the nickname "Fourfather of Drag Racing" (in addition to "the Thrill")
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Which earned him the nickname "Fourfather of Drag Racing" (in addition to "the Thrill")
Also earned him the nickname Fast Eddie.

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Top Fuel Engines turn approximately 540 revolutions from light to light, 900 if you count the typical burnout.
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Top Fuel Engines turn approximately 540 revolutions from light to light, 900 if you count the typical burnout.

Kinda makes you wonder why they bother putting oil in them! Even with the total number of revolutions involved in fire-up, idle thru the water box, burn out, back up to stage area, final adjustments, mini-burn, idle to the line and then a full pass, there still ain't a lotta revolutions on the bearings when it gets towed back to the pits for a 100% rebuild before the next class call.....
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