That's looking great, Mayf! Congratulations on getting it up and running. The
near-instant feedback you're going to get from making tuning changes is going
to speed up your engine development by huge leaps.
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> Subject: [Tigers] Sunbeam 260 and DIY Dyno first trial run...
> Ok, so you all looked at the vids of the first two startups of the
> Sunbeam's newest motor. Well, now here is a third one, made yesterday,
> that has the run stand coupled to its diy dyno counterpart. This was
> the first time ever fired up on the dyno and there were lots of
> questions in my mind. It worked out just fine! The dyno is something I
> fabricated from scratch using a Jaguar IRS with inboard disk brakes. I
> even shortened the drive shaft myself. The blue components are water
> collectors and shields to keep water from going all over the place. Two
> spray nozzles along side each rotor. Lots of things I might do
> differently, lots of things to change or improve, but it works! When
> operating at 2500 rpm, I am able to drop the rpm with just a small
> change in pressure to the brake master cylinder's push cylinder. And
> recover the rpm afterwards. I did not try and break anything because
> the tune is not right. Ok for the load level we were at but not a full
> boogie run. Plus, if I ran it at full song, I suspect the police would
> have been there in short order, lol. It barks really loudly, so some
> turbo mufflers are required...
> here is the link..
> Worlds Fastest Sunbeam, period.
> 204.913 mph flying mile
> 210.779 mph exit speed
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