Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Going To Daytona


  • Please log in to reply
75 replies to this topic

#16 Littledeere OFFLINE  

Littledeere

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2778
  • 1,545 Thanks
  • 1,443 posts
  • Location: Ruckersville VA

Posted January 22, 2013 - 10:11 PM

That's just great Troy hope you can go and have a great time


  • johndeereelfman said thank you

#17 HDWildBill OFFLINE  

HDWildBill

    Freedom is not Free. Thank those in uniform for your freedom.

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6354
  • 8,702 Thanks
  • 8,557 posts
  • Location: Ga

Posted January 23, 2013 - 12:11 AM

Troy that is really great news and I know you will have a great time!  


  • johndeereelfman said thank you

#18 A.C.T. OFFLINE  

A.C.T.

    Another Classic Tractor

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 11085
  • 2,363 Thanks
  • 2,496 posts
  • Location: Dalbo Minnesota

Posted January 23, 2013 - 02:14 AM

Troy it sounds like a lot of fun!                                                                                                            

 

   imagesCAEYE8XM.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  • johndeereelfman said thank you

#19 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,435 Thanks
  • 39,677 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted January 23, 2013 - 04:31 AM

Congrats, Troy! I'd love an opportunity for something like that. I got to go to Daytona once, on the 50th anniversary. That was lots of fun! Still have to jacket I bought there!


  • johndeereelfman and larryd have said thanks

#20 KC9KAS OFFLINE  

KC9KAS
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 10038
  • 4,783 Thanks
  • 4,303 posts
  • Location: Holland, IN

Posted January 23, 2013 - 05:19 AM

WOW, that sounds really neat. You must be really good at your work to be asked to go to the Daytona race.

Wife & I have been to a few NASCAR races, and seem to enjoy the short (Bristol) tracks better than Michigan or Indy....Never been to the Daytona track....Always wanted to go to Daytona Bike Week, but too cold to ride and you don't trailer a GoldWing!


  • johndeereelfman and larryd have said thanks

#21 David Brown OFFLINE  

David Brown

    I said I work on them. I never said I fix them!

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8570
  • 4,217 Thanks
  • 2,314 posts

Posted January 23, 2013 - 05:26 AM

That's great news!  I'm excited for you!  When I watch the race next month, I will think of you.


  • johndeereelfman and larryd have said thanks

#22 Farmlife OFFLINE  

Farmlife

    Tractor Whisperer

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 12309
  • 1,232 Thanks
  • 1,461 posts

Posted January 23, 2013 - 06:04 AM

Thats awesome...what a great experience. 


  • johndeereelfman and larryd have said thanks

#23 Alc ONLINE  

Alc

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1094
  • 5,450 Thanks
  • 6,618 posts
  • Location: Bangor Pa

Posted January 23, 2013 - 06:55 AM

Great news! We'll all be watching the race on TV so wave to us lol , Al
  • johndeereelfman and larryd have said thanks

#24 sacsr OFFLINE  

sacsr

    Bush Hog Addict

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 4776
  • 3,268 Thanks
  • 3,283 posts
  • Location: Eastern NC

Posted January 23, 2013 - 07:17 AM

Congratulations Troy! What a great life experience it ill be!
  • johndeereelfman said thank you

#25 Toolpartzman OFFLINE  

Toolpartzman

    Fun With Horsepower

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 7171
  • 468 Thanks
  • 1,280 posts
  • Location: Little Rock,AR

Posted January 23, 2013 - 07:24 AM

:worshippy1:  :worshippy1:  :worshippy1:  :worshippy1:  :thumbs:


  • johndeereelfman said thank you

#26 Toolpartzman OFFLINE  

Toolpartzman

    Fun With Horsepower

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 7171
  • 468 Thanks
  • 1,280 posts
  • Location: Little Rock,AR

Posted January 23, 2013 - 07:27 AM

Troy will you settle a bet for me. ? Years ago we raced ARCA-only made it to Talledaga, but I remember tires were inflated with Nitrogen--NOT compressed air. My son says different---Air or N ?


  • larryd said thank you

#27 jpackard56 OFFLINE  

jpackard56

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 7225
  • 1,768 Thanks
  • 1,407 posts
  • Location: S.E. Ohio

Posted January 23, 2013 - 07:57 AM

Wow! Awesome opportunity ! Daytona is definitely the place. The wife and I have been to bike week ourselves, and the whole group to Daytona. Make sure you guard that leg, wish the wife and kids could go with you. Mine still talk about that trip. Congratulations :thumbs:


  • johndeereelfman and larryd have said thanks

#28 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

JD DANNELS

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 2011
  • 3,786 Thanks
  • 3,907 posts
  • Location: Newton.Ia

Posted January 23, 2013 - 09:20 AM

Wow What an opportunity!! Been a Nascar Fan since the first time it was shown on Wide World of Sports.

Never been to Daytona, but do get to the Arca,Nationwide & Truck Races at Iowa Speedway.

Used to follow the Indy Cars until it got to the point I could not pronounce the drivers names?


Edited by JD DANNELS, January 23, 2013 - 09:22 AM.

  • johndeereelfman and larryd have said thanks

#29 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,628 Thanks
  • 29,836 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted January 23, 2013 - 09:39 AM

Makes sense that you are correct.  Nitrogen is also used in the better suspension components.  Found this on the net:

 

 

Nitrogen in your tires.. pros and cons pdf_button.png printButton.png emailButton.png Written by Joe Rossman    Thursday, 22 May 2008 14:32

They say that tires rot from the  inside and the outside, but when the tires have moisture inside, aluminum wheels tend to corrode and oxidize around the bead which may lead to leaking or going flat.  Air that we breathe is 78% nitrogen and is an inert gas. All gasses expand and compress at the same rate, about 1/273rd for each change of one Kelvin degree. Nitrogen is dry but that's about it. 

 

 tiregauge.gif

 

Many race car teams use nitrogen instead of air in their tires because nitrogen has a much more consistent rate of expansion and contraction compared to the usual air. Often, a half- pound of pressure will radically affect traction and handling. With track and tire temperatures varying over the duration of a race, the consistency of nitrogen is needed. Nitrogen pressure is more consistent than normal air pressure, because air typically contains varying amounts of moisture due to changes in the relative humidity on race day. Water causes air to be inconsistent in its rate of expansion and contraction. So, a humid race in the southeast United States or a dry race in the desert western United States could make for unpredictable tire pressures if "dry" nitrogen were not used. 


  • johndeereelfman and larryd have said thanks

#30 Canawler OFFLINE  

Canawler

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1273
  • 1,893 Thanks
  • 1,750 posts
  • Location: York, PA

Posted January 23, 2013 - 09:45 AM

Wow! Congratulations Troy.  I haven't seen any updates lately but will your leg be ready for action by then?


  • johndeereelfman said thank you




Top