Saturday, November 05, 2016
1840 horsepower at 3,000 rpm. Cliff Hix’s scratch-built hot rod, with a V-12 Allison engine from a P-38 fighter plane
The body started as a fiberglass, ’27 T bucket, but Hix and his younger brother, Dan, from Arkansas, stretched it to accommodate the rear-mounted radiator. Going fast is nothing new to these guys. They drag raced for years, and set an A Gas Supercharged speed record of 124 miles per hour in the quarter mile in 1958.
you've never seen a funny car do this wheel stand before... I wonder if anyone suspected they could wheelstand at around 200 mph just from air under the car?
After analyzing the Racepak, Pedregon determined that the front end came off the ground at 330ft and it landed at 1,121ft down the race track. Yes, this guy pulled an 800ft wheelie in a funny car…and won the round.
Friday, November 04, 2016
As promised in June, the American Graffiti Impala was restored by Ray Evernham with Axalta West paints
I posted about this happening back in June http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2016/06/sold-at-auction-last-fall-profiles-in.html
A MINI laps the ring, on only 2 wheels (careful of your volume, vicious microphone feedback squeals)
the record car used solid-rubber construction tires, hub adaptors, six-bolt wheels and the car had a roll cage
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Sunoco bought an old distillery, made Ethanol, but now was granted a big check to go into business making malted barley for beer (thanks Andy!)
The Miller brewery, which once had the capacity to make 8 million barrels of beer a year, closed in September 1994.
It reopened as an ethanol plant operated by Northeast Biofuels in 2008.
That failed in 2009, and the plant was purchased by Sunoco, which resumed making ethanol there in June 2010.
When it becomes operational in 2017, the plant will be able to supply more than 2,000 tons of barley malt each year, said Erin Tones, marketing and logistics manager for 1886 Malt.
The state's farm brewery law, approved in 2012, has been credited with the surge in the number of craft breweries in New York state in recent years. It provides tax and fee cuts and eases some regulations for brewers who use New York state-grown or produced ingredients.
As the number of farm breweries has soared past 100, the demand for New York-grown barley and New York-produced barley malt has also grown. Some brewers have had trouble finding enough New York malt.
The malt house is expected to cost more than $9 million to build and develop. Of that, $700,000 is coming from a state grant for the project is part of the $500 million in state aid awarded to Central New York last year. The grant is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $1.5 billion Upstate Revitalization Initiative.