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Old 10-23-2007, 08:02 AM   #21
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Thanks Ryan and the HAMB for supporting the Drags. It's my favorite event of the year and ya'll coming from all over to beat the ever lovin' snot out of your cars is why it's so fun. I saw more people with a 3+hr drive home banging gears than I would ever have believed. Too cool. And the weather was freakin' perfect. God Bless Texas.

Thanks again and hopefully we'll see most of ya'll down here in the Spring for the Roundup!!!
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:59 AM   #22
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It was GREAT! Thanks again Kontinentals and everybody who made it down. Had fun cruising to and from, racing, catching up with old friends, making new ones, drooling on the other cars, watching the after hours mayhem, etc...

I'll second El Jefe, waking up at the track is pretty cool.
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:26 AM   #23
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I had a great time as well. It's a shame that 420 whatever inch nailhead powered coupe Ryan posted was more horn than driveshaft. It displays really nice craftmanship.
Thanks for the compliments on the craftsmanship. I think the car ran pretty good 12.80 on a basically stock nailhead. Seems pretty good to me. Not to mention the fact it was his first time down the track!!
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:32 AM   #24
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Glad ya'll made it back safe, Jimmyand Kerry. Thanks for making the long trips to come hang out and run with us.
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:39 AM   #25
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Jimmy...

A lot of us were wondering why that nailhead was "whistling". Is it the pipes or something?

And yes...a sub 13 pass in that was better than a lot of cars out there. That car was damn quick on skinny tires.
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:44 AM   #26
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I wondered all day about the way that thing sounds, I can still hear it in my head......what an awesome car.
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:45 AM   #27
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Jimmy...

A lot of us were wondering why that nailhead was "whistling". Is it the pipes or something?

And yes...a sub 13 pass in that was better than a lot of cars out there. That car was damn quick on skinny tires.
We have never been able to figure out the whistle!! I think it only comes out of one side as well. It might be the pipes? I was pretty surpised that it ran that good. I was expecting it to go mid 13's but 12.80 is pretty good. Thanks to everyone especially the Kontinentals for putting on such a great event. It was really cool running that car and meeting so many people.
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:57 AM   #28
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My brother's truck with a y-block and open headers also whistled, I think it may just be some header designs that do that.
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:19 AM   #29
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I was guessing it was some sort of exhaust insert. Strange. Sweet machine btw!
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:27 AM   #30
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Jimmy has the long distance drive award I'm sure.

Bummer to see you break so soon Buzzard. There's always next year, right?
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:50 AM   #31
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Breaking parts is racing, right? Oddly, that's kinda what my wife was telling me instead of vica versa.

It does suck that it was first pass, but I had a blast anyhow. It was great to sit in the stands, sip a cold Shiner Bock, and watch everybody run. Lux and I usually spend the day trying to find another tenth, or half a mph.

I'll post more later, but the rear end is exploded. The gears, both axles, and the housing are pretty much toast. Kaboom...
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:04 AM   #32
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I hate that kaboom sound? sound`s like it`s time for a 9 inch.
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:08 AM   #33
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Yep. I may go with a 10 or 11 inch, just to be safe.
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:04 PM   #34
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Jimmy, that was awesome times for a stock Nailhead. Last year I think the best time I got in my 401 nailhead roadster was around a 13.6 something at 99 mph. It was a 401 and bias ply tires though. that whistling I beleive is normal on the nailheads. When i had the open headers on it , it had a funny sound like that too. Made it sound loose to me. Glad to see yall come back to Texas and made it back safely.

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Old 10-23-2007, 12:30 PM   #35
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Thanks for the compliments on the craftsmanship. I think the car ran pretty good 12.80 on a basically stock nailhead. Seems pretty good to me. Not to mention the fact it was his first time down the track!!
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P.s. Its tough tuning a car with 6x2s. I have spen alot of time dialing in those 97's on that thing.
It was good to meet you Jimmy I was infront of you in my 31 coupe. Glad you made it back safe.
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:49 PM   #36
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I love it when someone pipes up telling how slow such and such car is when theirs most likely is safely parked out in the lot or at home on jack stands. For anyone who has never been down a drag strip most would need a change of underwear experiencing their first 13.0 second pass.

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Old 10-23-2007, 12:58 PM   #37
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I offered the ElCamino if you wanted to make a pass.
I guess Arlo couldn't take not having a car to work on so he adopted me late in the day and got me another couple tenths.

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Breaking parts is racing, right? Oddly, that's kinda what my wife was telling me instead of vica versa.

It does suck that it was first pass, but I had a blast anyhow. It was great to sit in the stands, sip a cold Shiner Bock, and watch everybody run. Lux and I usually spend the day trying to find another tenth, or half a mph.

I'll post more later, but the rear end is exploded. The gears, both axles, and the housing are pretty much toast. Kaboom...
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:02 PM   #38
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Glad you didn't run that nailhead coupe down the track with that breather resing on back of the block!. That car is rolling sex.
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:32 PM   #39
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I love it when someone pipes up telling how slow such and such car is when theirs most likely is safely parked out in the lot or at home on jack stands. For anyone who has never been down a drag strip most would need a change of underwear experiencing their first 13.0 second pass.

Frank
The fella that owns the (rather random, I know) 64 gto I had been thrashing on for weeks made his first "fast" pass in it that night, and watching him try to reel it in was almost as much fun as talking to him right after.
poor guy was shakin like a leaf-It was hilarious-first he was giddy, then a little pale, then giddy again-then I told him that he had botched it, and the car has about 2 more seconds in it-and the look of terror and delight in his eyes made the last several weeks worth it.

and the mind numbingly fast pass he made?
13.70- but I will grant him that the first time you are in a car that yanks the fronts off the ground-even if only by millimeters- your whole view on the day completely changes.
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:03 PM   #40
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MAn what a great time at the drags.Meeting a bunck of cool people and
watching some of the coolest cars ever.
Casey when did you have time to take picks man every time I saw you were on the track and showing me the win slip lol.
Jimmy great to see my ol socal bro and see the car on the track and not in a show that car rocks.Oh and Joe Pan is looking for you lol............
And to all the rest a big thanks for a big time man...............
Steve,Brian,and the rest of the Kontinentals rule man............................
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