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World’s First 200 MPH Model T powered car, V4F/BFS

August 16, 2009

Joel Young of Phoenix, AZ set a new world record of 201.700 mph driving a Model T powered Streamliner in class Vintage 4 cylinder Flathead engines under 220 cu. In. (Blown Fuel Streamliner) at the Bonneville Salt Flat, Speed Week on August 16th, 2010

Summary:

Saturday afternoon was tech inspection and he car went through with no issues.

Sunday morning we made the first run but Joel was forced to abort the run due to a loose timing sensor. The sensor was replaced and the car was readied for another run. Joel’s SCTA driver license required him to stay below 200 mph until signed off for his 200 mph license, the engine was detuned and second run resulted in a speed of 198.111 mph. Because this speed was fast enough to break the record, we decided to go ahead and put the car in impound for the night and make the backup run on Monday morning. This run resulted in a speed of 205.290 mph for an average speed for the two runs of 201.700 mph, a new record and good enough to get Joel a “Red Hat” and induction into the 200 MPH Club. We then moved the car to tech and pulled the head to make it an official record. Other than the sensor problem, the car performed flawlessly and the goal was exceeded with minimal effort at the event.

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