[Land-speed] Good detail Rollie Free photo in Life photo archives

23weldon 23.weldon at comcast.net
Fri Mar 5 12:34:48 MST 2010

I'm thinking now this is what you do to clean the salt out of the wire 
wheels when you have plenty of help in the pit crew and a somewhat limited 
supply of fresh water.  Maybe there is a tank truck back there on high 
ground out of the picture at the end of the pipe.
Ed Weldon

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From: "John Szalay" <jpszalay01 at insightbb.com>
To: "atrav" <atrav at copper.net>; "LAND SPEED LIST" 
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Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 7:29 AM
Subject: Re: [Land-speed] Good detail Rollie Free photo in Life photo 

>> What's going on in this picture, I can't figure it out, duh.
>> -Aron-

> Havent figured it out myself, there are several more of the same activity, 
> what ever it is.
> the more I look at those photos, I'm thinking perhaps it's a crude low 
> volume salt brine pumping device
> and the wheels/tires with the ramps are just a means of centering or 
> leveling the pipe.
> There are MANY mislabeled or misplace photos in the achive, and I.m 
> wondering if this may be a set of those
> that the photographer took WHILE he was covering the LSR attempt..

> http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=thunderbolt+source:life&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dthunderbolt%2Bsource:life%26hl%3Den%26tbs%3Disch:1&imgurl=09208e01fe620f9d
> Here it looks like a pipe going through the center of the wheels.
> http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=thunderbolt+source:life&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dthunderbolt%2Bsource:life%26hl%3Den%26tbs%3Disch:1&imgurl=f708db1789f15e8f
> http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=thunderbolt+source:life&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dthunderbolt%2Bsource:life%26hl%3Den%26tbs%3Disch:1&imgurl=5cad0a3e9de262c2
> http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=thunderbolt+source:life&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dthunderbolt%2Bsource:life%26hl%3Den%26tbs%3Disch:1&imgurl=a20f4b9a73575bf6
> and I'm pretty sure that its got something to do with this device ,
> http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=thunderbolt+source:life&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dthunderbolt%2Bsource:life%26hl%3Den%26tbs%3Disch:1&imgurl=978335d44b998eae

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