Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Hydrasteer a good choice for all steering gear.

Well it looks like all we have to do is weld in some brackets and bolt on the wheel.
Good job Guys!


If they can handle 300mph Bonneville streamliner construction you can be assured they can handle any steering assembly!
Thanks again for the professional service.
See you at the salt.

HYDRASTEER designing steering for Hawk

The column is centred and the rag protects the finish.
The wire is normally called hay or baling wire on the farm but in race car construction we like to call it "Special high speed setup fastener #2." (#1) is always 200mph tape. (yes Red Green and Tim the Tool man's best friend duct tape)

Paul Dukes maps out the route!

Paul Dukes the branch manager of HYDRASTEER in Surrey, BC. is obviously deep in thought. His worst fears have become a reality, "The team has placed the engine in the dead centre and tight up to the firewall." Now Paul has been dropping in at AGGRESSIVE TUBE BENDING to check out the build all the way through so it is not a surprise but a challenge to meet.

I would say that by the look on his face he has developed a plan, so watch it play out!

Ilona & Geoff Bardal (Colt Cams) Deeply Saddened

Ilona & Geoff Bardal and family (Colt Cams) were deeply saddened by the loss of their loyal friend, family member, play and work companion. Khita, the beautiful German Shepherd, suffered a freak accident resulting in a fatal injury while playing an exuberant game of fetch the stick. The animal hospital was unable to determine the full extent of her injuries and she passed away at home the next night.
All of us who have loved and lost a faithful pet understand and share their loss.

Hi Randy,Here is a picture of Khita at work.

Congratulations from the team to Landspeed Louise

(copy of email from LSLouise)
It was with full force glee that I accepted the Motor Press Guild’s “Best of the Year” Award for Photography in 2007. Best of all, the image was of a land speed racing vehicle! The photo first appeared in my June 2007 Fuel For Thought column published monthly in the Goodguys Gazette – an excerpt from the column explaining the photo is below. The modified roadster owned by Arizona resident and astronomer Robert M. Powers and was shot on the banks of the Salton Sea in southern California . I attach a jpeg of the winning shot. The Motor Press Guild is the largest automotive journalism professional organization in the nation and is based in southern California .

A link to the MPG website is below and lists all the evening’s winners for 2007.


Speedy Regards,

"LandSpeed" Louise Ann Noeth
Member: Board of Directors/Motor Press Guild, American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters, Society of Automotive Historians, Western Automotive Journalists

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Ho Ho Ho it's SNOW - that other white stuff!

December one 2007
Wendy has decorated for Christmas and so I say it is all her fault, We now have snow!
Snow is good but up in the ski area only not down on Panorama ridge.
The boat is off the schedule and the Goldenhawk can now get more attention.
Merry Christmas Y'all

For Sale Sail Boat

Fully restored and better than new the fine sailing vessel we call Crown Royale is complete after 7 years and off to the brokerage in West Vancouver. If you think racecars are expensive, never rebuild a 34foot sloop. Once the mast is installed you will be able to see it on THUNDERBIRDMARINE.COM
Special thanks to all the trades that made it shipshape and especially Efren Pilay owner of International Boat Repair 604-728-2632
BC's best/only Inflatable boat repair company

Goldenhawk decal spotted downunder!!

The migration of the Goldenhawk is taking place around the world.Click the image and check out the plate.
If you would like a decal for your car/tool box etc. please reply to the FAN MAIL button on our website and we will arrange for yours to be sent via post.

Goldenrod restoration article

Many thanks to Neil Finegold and J.John Veenstra for supplying me the article from Hot Rod magazine. it will be a great addition to the display when we finally exhibit the car to the public. I looked for it too late and they were all gone around here. Perhaps all our promoting of Bonneville is increasing awareness in BC.
Once again THANK YOU for your support!
Randy on behalf of the team.

TPS Transmission has special parts

Steve Troyan pictured is owner of
has revealed that he has ordered special output shafts for the transmission to handle the EXTREME torque expected from Piers Harry's new company (Peak Diesel Performance) "Killer 70+ lbs. boost dual turbo'd back up motor" ! I'll tell you more about this later in the project,. but you can bet it will have a COLT CAM and porting by Zoltan. The turbo supplier has not been selected yet.

Imitation is highest form of flattery!

When I attended Speedweek in 2001 & 2002 I was checking for landing gear designs. There were several that caught my attention. Some were every well thought out and carried the racer high off the salt however this set up is the one we will refer to when we design the Goldenhawk gear. You will note that the basic parts come from the rear of Mazda 626, so if we need parts we can just slip out to the parking lot and find a Mazda.
Sorry, I don't know who owns this Blue streamliner, but remember they were very friendly. Perhaps some one can add a comment with their names or send it to me.