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Old 03-18-2014, 06:00 PM   #1
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Class A Land Speed Record

I keep up w/ salt flats stuff. Check out link. New Class A record 102.7 mph. No dingy?
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:03 PM   #2
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Please don't wait another eight years to report the next one.
Thanks for the post. That must have been a sight.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:24 PM   #3
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Here's the OP's link:
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But, it's old news.

Palmer Designs pushed another(?) GMC to 120.8 in 2013...going for 130 in 2014.
Front-drive GMC motorhome goes 120.8 mph at Bonneville, going for 130 next year - Autoweek

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See some videos here: Palmer Designs, Ltd. Home Page

Is that a Rand McNally RVND 7710 on the dash?
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But the actual record is 138 - held by a modified Class B Westfalia:

World’s Fastest Motorhome Sets New Speed Record | Vogel Talks RVing

Camper Interior is reportedly intact.
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didn't know the salt flats were downhill
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Shoot my DW says I do that all the time on the freeway!
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I'll bet a race prepped Newell could take them. Strip that baby down to 32,000 lbs and juice up the 12L to 700 hp. 140 mph, no problem.
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Shoot my DW says I do that all the time on the freeway!
So that was YOU that blew my doors off.
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I'll bet a race prepped Newell could take them. Strip that baby down to 32,000 lbs and juice up the 12L to 700 hp. 140 mph, no problem.
You'll have to do something about gearing. That big Newell will run out of revs long before it gets to 140.
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You'll have to do something about gearing. That big Newell will run out of revs long before it gets to 140.
We can fix that!
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If I remember correctly, wind resistance increases as the cube (x3) of the speed. I don't think 700HP will overcome the frontal area.

Also, I think the old RV speed record was around 118 MPH, set way back in the 70's by a Ford hot rodder named Ak Miller.

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I'm going to set the land speed record for a CAT 420F!!
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If I can disconnect my speed limiter I'll bet I can blow all 6 tires faster than you can say....
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Ak Miller - big rodder from CA.
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