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Old February 8th, 2013, 01:33 PM
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Thanks Jeff

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Old February 8th, 2013, 01:35 PM
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Thanks guys - I think the real question is whether or not Gigglepin will beat Pier Acerni, now that would be some irony
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Old February 8th, 2013, 01:37 PM
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Holy crap...Campbell getting thru Chocolate Thunder was badass
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Is Campbell DNF? Stopped.
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I love the sound of rev limiters
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Old February 8th, 2013, 04:38 PM
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They are soooo cold! it's a practically freezing 55 degrees.

Feed is so steppy that I can't look any more. Too bad.
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Old February 9th, 2013, 11:11 PM
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Just back from the race and Cambell finished 2nd which is quite amazing seeing that he flipped it, and got lost twice, one of which he gave up about 15 mins. The guy passes people just about anytime and anywhere. He had a 20 min lead first time through Chocolate thunder and then was down 5 mins the 2nd time through.
Gigglepin toasted the rear ring gear somewhere in the 2nd lap and DNF'd. They were rebuilding the rear end this morning when I left so they could take the team members for rides up Chocolate Thunder and then on to Vegas for some fun.
David (Buckon37s) stopped about a mile into the race and was getting the tool bags out. We were spectating midway through lap two and three and never saw him come through. I believe 117 cars started and only 27 finished. Maybe Jake (psykokid) will post some of his 500 pictures as I didn't take any.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 01:34 AM
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I havent had a chance to dig through all my pics as of yet, here's a shot of the rear ring gear from the gigglepin truck.



Yeah, that'll buff right out..
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Old February 11th, 2013, 02:35 AM
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Old February 11th, 2013, 04:27 AM
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From what Ashcroft was saying, running the high 9 in coast configuration allowed it to put too much stress on the needle bearing at the end of pinion. When that bearing died (only thing left of it was half the shell when they tore it down sat morning) it allowed the gears to unmesh and things to get chewed up real quick like..
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Old February 11th, 2013, 11:52 AM
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From what Ashcroft was saying, running the high 9 in coast configuration allowed it to put too much stress on the needle bearing at the end of pinion. When that bearing died (only thing left of it was half the shell when they tore it down sat morning) it allowed the gears to unmesh and things to get chewed up real quick like..
That's kind of what I figured.. Those poor "force 9" axles took a beating
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Old February 11th, 2013, 12:19 PM
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Ashcroft had their own R&Ps built with equal thrust angles prior to the production units to fix this problem. GP was still using the True Hi9 R&Ps with the unequal angles.
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Old February 13th, 2013, 02:16 PM
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Not necessarily related to the GP effort but here's a couple of good reads, one of the guys from speedhunters was out covering the race:

http://www.speedhunters.com/2013/02/...f-the-hammers/

http://www.speedhunters.com/2013/02/...ight-crawlers/
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LR world FB page says team Gigglepin won the King of the hammers everyman challenge. congrats.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 12:21 PM
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LR world FB page says team Gigglepin won the King of the hammers everyman challenge. congrats.
Not really. They won like Lance.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 01:28 PM
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Like Lance? shame on you!! I saw no Gigglepins on his bike

The team would like to clarify as there are still lots of rumors flying around the forums:

"When we finished, the first person we spoke to was Dave Cole and we asked, is this where we get disqualified?" He replied with "No man, no-one can ever take this away from you, you won, you started 33rd and finished 1st, no-one can ever say you don't deserve your place at King of the Hammers either". Dave was excited and had forgotten about our hydro steering too....

If we had been told then that we would be disqualified, then there is no way that we would have taken the car onto the podium and taken all the credit. The only reason this happened is because at that point we genuinely thought we had won.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 01:49 PM
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Bah, what a load of horseshit..

- Last time I checked your Maxxis Tires were DOT legal. Sure the compound is a little softer than most road going tires. There are lots of tires that are on the bleeding edge of being road legal, DOT legal is DOT legal..
- On the hydrosteer, I'm sure close inspection would reveal a few boxes of the competition in the EMC that were "creatively engineered" to put it nicely..

'Cest la Vie..

I understand you guys wanting to roll with it and not come off looking like whingy twats. You guys put forth a great effort, especially running a car that wasn't designed for this sort of competition. And then dealing with the breakages like a champ and getting it together for the EMC, flipping around the next day and running the big race. It's a shame the rear end let you guys down, again.

Hope the crew had some fun runs on Saturday after you got the rear end put back together.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 03:08 PM
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Like Lance? shame on you!! I saw no Gigglepins on his bike
I was referring to the massive amounts of EPO, testosterone and Monster energy drink you all consume. As far as I care you should be allowed to drive whatever you want in an open race.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 03:24 PM
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It just makes me wonder if the truck would still have come in first place with the standard or uprated rover steering gear. How well has Gigglepin historically done with their truck prior to the full Hydro install?

The full hydro gets rid of the easily bent tie rod and drag link, but could that have been achieved using some kind of novel high-steer tie rod and a good steering link guard? Perhaps even remove the steering stabilizer so that there is one less thing to break...
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Old February 21st, 2013, 09:20 AM
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My Team Gigglepin King of the Hammers write uphttps://www.dropbox.com/s/yd0qcgfqf4e32eq/KOHpdf.pdf
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