Wheeler E-Z-Hook Streamliner Dyno Video
Thursday, February 6, 2014
The Race to 400 mph video series continues as Sam Wheeler gets his redesigned E-Z-Hook Streamliner up on the dyno. As documented in previous installments of the Race to 400, Wheeler’s E-Z-Hook has received significant drivetrain upgrades with a new turbo-charged Hayabusa Inline Four, auxiliary transmission and belt drive.
Now that Wheeler has the streamliner drivetrain in working condition, he puts it through the paces on the dyno. Sponsor Vance & Hines
offered its dyno facilities to let Wheeler and his crew break in the new engine, with V&H’s race shop in Indianapolis having built the turbocharged Busa for its potentially record-breaking run.
Said Wheeler on the dyno tuning: “Now with this dyno testing completed we’re happy enough to actually take the E-Z-Hook Parts Unlimited streamliner on the salt, make a pass and see what we can do.”
Initial plans called for Wheeler to run at Bonneville in the fall of 2013, along with some of his 400 mph challengers – like the BUB Number Seven squad. But Wheeler’s streamliner wasn’t ready for action in time, and fortunately or unfortunately, depending on who you’re rooting for, the salt conditions last fall rendered any serious 400 mph attempts impossible. The salt must be in favorable conditions, with several miles of the course available to build up speed, and no one had a chance to tip 400 this year.
The coveted 400 mph barrier is still there for the upcoming season, and the E-Z-Hook streamliner will join BUB and the current record-holding Ack Attack Streamliner as top contenders. There are also new streamliner projects looking to make a play, including a British-based streamliner to be piloted by former World SBK champion James Toseland.
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