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1 minute ago, Sand Shark said:

LOL! 

This thread is a combo plate.  Some really good information and technical stuff mixed with a side of B.S., poking fun, speculation, and off-topic wandering. 

Once we have a new Speed UTV show to watch I am sure the thread will get back to into the nuts and bolts.     

 

How to weld a bolt in gaps?

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1 hour ago, Crusty said:

How to weld a bolt in gaps?

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LOL!  I did toss up a softball for your hit out of the park.  

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18 hours ago, Lord of the Dunes said:

My guess is the whitecoats grabbed him last night and he's back at the funny farm with electrodes in private places, plugged into 240v.

Welp, now we know what LOTD has planned for this weekend... :biggrin:

18 hours ago, onanysunday said:

This was Buff earlier ............................

 

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Leave me out of this sir. :biggrin:

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Looking at the picture makes me think your going to see a factory built pre production two seater? 
 

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Since the show was moved to Saturday. And since Buff isn’t going to answer my questions. And because Sand Shark has a hard on for 200 pages. Let’s play name these 3 people. At least this will have some substance though not directly Speed related, I can get all 3 people six degrees of separation to Speed UTV. 

 

So name these people. 
 

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Tom Morris - shock tuner that taught Robby a thing or twio

Sara Price - off-road racer 

Bill Savage - might know a few things. Hall of Fame 

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23 minutes ago, NIKAL said:

Since the show was moved to Saturday. And since Buff isn’t going to answer my questions. And because Sand Shark has a hard on for 200 pages. Let’s play name these 3 people. At least this will have some substance though not directly Speed related, I can get all 3 people six degrees of separation to Speed UTV. 

 

So name these people. 
 

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Let me guess--Shock tuner & Fussy Russy?

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1 hour ago, NIKAL said:

Looking at the picture makes me think your going to see a factory built pre production two seater? 
 

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Hope so.  They do have to do production test runs for all the models.  

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30 minutes ago, NIKAL said:

Since the show was moved to Saturday. And since Buff isn’t going to answer my questions. And because Sand Shark has a hard on for 200 pages. Let’s play name these 3 people. At least this will have some substance though not directly Speed related, I can get all 3 people six degrees of separation to Speed UTV. 

 

So name these people. 
 

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Nikal, If I leave out the last 2 digits of the cell phone # can you name the person at James Lynn? Wanna play? Your a big name dropper! But does that make you a fake?

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31 minutes ago, Sand Shark said:

Tom Morris - shock tuner that taught Robby a thing or twio

Sara Price - off-road racer 

Bill Savage - might know a few things. Hall of Fame 

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!! 
 

I thought this might be harder. 
 

Left to Right. 
Bill Savage who has done a ton in off road Motorsports. Has designed allot of race vehicles, and helped NASA design space and Mars rovers. But most of us know him from writing the majority of the rules in off road racing we use today, and was the Score Tech director for many, many years. He was a PITA to me! Lol. His connection to the Speed UTV is he inspected prototype chassis to make sure it could be race legal with minor modifications. Many of the corner gussets were Savages suggestions., which Robby implemented. 
 

Sara Price is a race car driver who currently is the most successful female driver in off road. She has raced for RPM, and several other teams in the past several years. She is a factory Polaris driver, and is currently racing in the Extreme live electric off road series for Chip Ganassi. She also does stunt driving in the movie industry along with Ryse Millen. Sara has driven in the SST series and Robby helped bring sponsorship in as he felt it was good for the series to have Sara race in it. 
 

Tommy Morris was a successful racer himself. When racing his own truck he brought Scoop Vessles and Bob Gordon to Cal Wells when they raced the class 8 truck. Cal started PPI and hired Tommy to direct it. Tommy helped develop the famous Ivan Stewart TT and Mickey Thompson trucks. He later moved over to the Indy program with Cal Wells. During the Toyota TT and Stadium racing Robby tested the desert truck and raced the stadium trucks. Tommy also work with both BFG and Yokohama to develop race tires. I got to meet Tommy during the Yokohama days, but did not really know who he was back then. 

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13 minutes ago, Lord of the Dunes said:

I'm thinking of buying a transformer and bumping the voltage up from 240 to 480v. What do you guys think?

:lol:

Are we talking 240v single phase to 480v 3 phase? Or are we talking about 240v 3 phase to 480v 3 phase? You know, like Y- Delta starters?!

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16 minutes ago, Big_Daddy_Jp said:

Are we talking 240v single phase to 480v 3 phase? Or are we talking about 240v 3 phase to 480v 3 phase? You know, like Y- Delta starters?!

You’re about to corrected…. It wye-delta. And a Siemens soft start is a much better choice. 

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17 minutes ago, Jtmoney714 said:

You’re about to corrected…. It wye-delta. And a Siemens soft start is a much better choice. 

Lol! Technically it’s Y or WYE! Kind of like grey or gray. I prefer ABB and Danfoss VFD’s.

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5 minutes ago, Big_Daddy_Jp said:

Lol! Yes technically it’s WYE! I prefer ABB and Danfoss VFD’s.

I prefer my big 300 hp Toshiba VFD’s I’ve got one around that’s is half as old is Robby Gordon and still Running

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I would certainly like to see a 2 seater production Diablo but I’m wondering if maybe he’s about ready to show one of the two seater race models they are building by hand.

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4 minutes ago, jginsandiego said:

I would certainly like to see a 2 seater production Diablo but I’m wondering if maybe he’s about ready to show one of the two seater race models they are building by hand.

I too would like to see a Diablo. If I was to purchase one that would be the model.

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1 hour ago, NIKAL said:

Tommy Morris was a successful racer himself. When racing his own truck he brought Scoop Vessles and Bob Gordon to Cal Wells when they raced the class 8 truck. Cal started PPI and hired Tommy to direct it. Tommy helped develop the famous Ivan Stewart TT and Mickey Thompson trucks. He later moved over to the Indy program with Cal Wells. During the Toyota TT and Stadium racing Robby tested the desert truck and raced the stadium trucks. Tommy also work with both BFG and Yokohama to develop race tires. I got to meet Tommy during the Yokohama days, but did not really know who he was back then. 

And most importantly, Tom Morris built me (and a lot of others) a killer shock setup for my Can Am :classic_biggrin:  He's a great guy and extremely knowledgeable.

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2 hours ago, NIKAL said:

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!! 
 

I thought this might be harder. 
 

Left to Right. 
Bill Savage who has done a ton in off road Motorsports. Has designed allot of race vehicles, and helped NASA design space and Mars rovers. But most of us know him from writing the majority of the rules in off road racing we use today, and was the Score Tech director for many, many years. He was a PITA to me! Lol. His connection to the Speed UTV is he inspected prototype chassis to make sure it could be race legal with minor modifications. Many of the corner gussets were Savages suggestions., which Robby implemented. 
 

Sara Price is a race car driver who currently is the most successful female driver in off road. She has raced for RPM, and several other teams in the past several years. She is a factory Polaris driver, and is currently racing in the Extreme live electric off road series for Chip Ganassi. She also does stunt driving in the movie industry along with Ryse Millen. Sara has driven in the SST series and Robby helped bring sponsorship in as he felt it was good for the series to have Sara race in it. 
 

Tommy Morris was a successful racer himself. When racing his own truck he brought Scoop Vessles and Bob Gordon to Cal Wells when they raced the class 8 truck. Cal started PPI and hired Tommy to direct it. Tommy helped develop the famous Ivan Stewart TT and Mickey Thompson trucks. He later moved over to the Indy program with Cal Wells. During the Toyota TT and Stadium racing Robby tested the desert truck and raced the stadium trucks. Tommy also work with both BFG and Yokohama to develop race tires. I got to meet Tommy during the Yokohama days, but did not really know who he was back then. 

I remember bill savage when he had T-mag welding in costa mesa, 

not that it matters, just helping out get to 200

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The sad thing is, the off road industry is losing some Amazing people and there is little written history of the people or their contributions to the sport. 

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10 hours ago, NIKAL said:

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!! 
 

I thought this might be harder. 
 

Left to Right. 
Bill Savage who has done a ton in off road Motorsports. Has designed allot of race vehicles, and helped NASA design space and Mars rovers. But most of us know him from writing the majority of the rules in off road racing we use today, and was the Score Tech director for many, many years. He was a PITA to me! Lol. His connection to the Speed UTV is he inspected prototype chassis to make sure it could be race legal with minor modifications. Many of the corner gussets were Savages suggestions., which Robby implemented. 
 

Sara Price is a race car driver who currently is the most successful female driver in off road. She has raced for RPM, and several other teams in the past several years. She is a factory Polaris driver, and is currently racing in the Extreme live electric off road series for Chip Ganassi. She also does stunt driving in the movie industry along with Ryse Millen. Sara has driven in the SST series and Robby helped bring sponsorship in as he felt it was good for the series to have Sara race in it. 
 

Tommy Morris was a successful racer himself. When racing his own truck he brought Scoop Vessles and Bob Gordon to Cal Wells when they raced the class 8 truck. Cal started PPI and hired Tommy to direct it. Tommy helped develop the famous Ivan Stewart TT and Mickey Thompson trucks. He later moved over to the Indy program with Cal Wells. During the Toyota TT and Stadium racing Robby tested the desert truck and raced the stadium trucks. Tommy also work with both BFG and Yokohama to develop race tires. I got to meet Tommy during the Yokohama days, but did not really know who he was back then. 

Tom is the clean cut guy.  He is who I use to rune my shocks.  Lol!   

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29 minutes ago, 1HasBeen said:

Tom Morris is the real deal. Zero bragging, bluster and bullshit.

Yep.   Super cool guy.  He makes sure you are super happy with his shock set up.  Fun conversation on what to do with my rear shocks and what he did to make them better for the dunes.  He sets the shocks up for your driving style and needs.  
 

Hopefully for you Speed owners he will mess around with the shocks.  

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