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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Zak Hall, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. Butch M
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    oh yeah love it
     
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  2. Zak Hall
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    Thanks guys. Gonna be running next weekend in Alabama, hopefully I’ll get some good video of a good pass!
     
  3. Hombre
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    I am really looking forward to seeing this new car run, I will be there at Baileyton. Looks like you guys are getting a test day on Friday The 24th as well as the race on Saturday the 25th. Are you guys going to be there for testing day? If so I'm going to make both days.
     
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  4. Zak Hall
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    I plan on being there on Friday as of right now, weather and such depending!
     
  5. jailbird
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    your tri five is pure awesome
     
  6. Zak Hall
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    878AA23C-2973-4A71-8F10-577E2C28A250.jpeg CBD03443-E828-4DA6-A713-EE6748BB28B7.jpeg Track was greasy and hot but the car is starting to come around. Still first round loser but the car is making good passes now and I’m getting comfortable in it. I’ll post some pics and videos from today later this coming week.
     
  7. catdad49
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    Saw some of the live feed, the car looked like it was running pretty good.
     
  8. benchseat4speed
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    Mid 9’s at 140-150!! Thing hauls ass, man!
     
  9. jailbird
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    what kind of rear suspension springs is in this car #'s wise and how tall
    where do you get them from napa?
    thinking I like its set up
    great Job super fast bad ass
     
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  10. Zak Hall
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    Speedway motors rear springs. 5” diameter and 11” tall. You want to compress them to around 7-8”. For my car it’s fairly light and nosebleed heavy so I am running 125# springs on the rear.
     
  11. jailbird
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    ok thank you Zak.
     
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  12. Zak Hall
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    9D4C5749-2C88-479C-B9C7-48610071332A.jpeg 0D5621D4-C3D4-4C4F-8AC2-81D43E761AF1.jpeg 31DA15E2-C4AC-402A-87C9-927AEE689439.jpeg 62032F7A-4F9A-412D-AE00-DD94AAED82D0.jpeg FE8D8FAE-2960-43CE-9802-2C693578AE77.jpeg 150CE0AB-2376-4A48-9C46-B90054854D1C.jpeg F951A82D-7211-4D09-A1B4-E2629918EE9E.jpeg DD0BB148-8AE5-41EE-849D-4EC7ECADF55A.jpeg 573CEA2D-CCB8-45F2-87F2-3EDDF198515A.jpeg BFF58F36-3093-4C40-81BA-962C951C2E14.jpeg 64011B3F-6D44-42E8-AC3D-BC6408AFA474.jpeg 51C2D224-BC32-4CBC-9D98-8D9A5783E680.jpeg AB2B1168-CDEE-4998-B270-6CC3B142E6AF.jpeg 941BA26C-7AFE-4FBF-90A0-4898F8936A85.jpeg B6BE71D9-87CE-4154-99EB-EC35BFD46D17.jpeg 2B9BC0EE-3749-4963-A0C1-BA6CE9A80BD0.jpeg Here’s a few pictures from the weekend! Will post more when Caleb Sewell posts his. These are Samantha Sewells and Roger Richards’ pictures.
     

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  13. Zak Hall
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    C4C60F14-121C-4AF4-90F2-4FA145FDDE6A.jpeg E99176D5-06F5-468B-903A-83F014AA75B9.jpeg 48B4B6C1-955E-46BD-A9F0-9FDBF1938E8E.jpeg 23A5CB5B-78DC-419B-BE5E-0DFE3A2FF000.jpeg B22998EE-FBD2-439C-AF56-8E68DED2406F.jpeg 24D8D341-C0AA-4DCF-BDE5-9D386FC9B1D2.jpeg 26B3C0A0-85AA-4745-8CBD-8DCFC3337199.jpeg 19EF90F2-51D4-4F22-8CEC-3F31F6BDB9EC.jpeg A few more pics from Baileyton Alabama. Really happy with how this car hooks and leaves.
     
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  14. Hang'emHigh
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    Hey Zak, what is that behind the RF tire in the second picture?
     
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  15. Zak Hall
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    Valve cover breather and evac hose! Didn’t have it zip tied to the down bar and it came out once we got it making fast passes lol. It’s fixed now.
     
  16. Zak Hall
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    02DAF7F1-6211-49AB-B2C1-CF4B17899D86.jpeg 5013C579-A700-4226-A72E-DA9D91092CD7.jpeg ABFF9FBC-E93E-40CD-BD0F-807CD016BACE.jpeg F406FAF7-D6EB-45AD-AF71-AC0F911135BC.jpeg A07CD1A8-7EE7-4A15-A4A0-D7F737D70D09.jpeg 96D3AF01-41FC-4FC7-9568-0B45152D01A2.jpeg
    A few pics from pushrodz rumble at wilksboro NC Saturday. Great group of guys, had a blast racing with them! Now to get ready for SEGA at Piedmont Dragway this Saturday!
     
  17. Bajita
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    Zak, congrats on your outing to the dragstrip. Car looks like its biting well with good launches. Enjoy and have fun on your next drag matches.
    Looks like your dad is having a blast too.
     
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  18. southcross2631
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    Looks good. Hope to be ready for the Va. race. Maybe can run dad's 57 ?
     
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  19. Zak Hall
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    Dad is gonna have the 57 back out at piedmont this weekend. Took a couple races off since the past two SEGA races were 380-400 mile one way trips.
     
  20. Zak Hall
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    EA04C063-94F4-464C-83F5-92DA7136587B.jpeg CA89FAC4-9CA3-48ED-9C92-15AFC8C45032.jpeg 660641F5-F0DD-4BFC-887B-881646730998.jpeg 87B9FD5F-E81B-40BC-831B-D85D706A8DD3.jpeg 191A94B7-53C6-447C-B98B-ADBE8604BFA9.jpeg B555993C-816D-49C2-AF9E-237EF94C54D9.jpeg 0651399C-8D2A-41F6-B04E-AEF55F818D27.jpeg 3CE5B733-D594-47F4-B76E-4C9402D471C3.jpeg FC0A639C-8146-4C43-A470-1508DE0AFBD4.jpeg E9B7FE7D-F464-4EB3-83C3-83C11D2DE521.jpeg 13285873-735B-4D1C-A95F-250C899C54CD.jpeg 8B740592-77A1-4DC4-8108-D677928234C8.jpeg 06A36C71-F9F5-4017-A944-54718CD4F889.jpeg A791F1BA-731D-4EEF-A8E4-D92070FD8DF9.jpeg C4AA0CDF-FB9E-4CA2-A32C-482ED9CD8EA8.jpeg 34B16B29-EF42-4AA7-8580-73EB4D76AFD9.jpeg 5D4295D0-9E19-40E6-82EF-455B5F2D1D5E.jpeg More pics from the winners circle at wilksboro. Billy Edwards, fellow SEGA racer won C gas and we won A. All SEGA final round in C gas, it was Billy vs Alfred in the dammit bob 55!
     
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  21. greaser
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    Congrats to you, Zak, and your Dad! Great job!
     
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  22. jailbird
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    It just doesn't get any better than this way to go
     
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  23. Zak Hall
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    6CE43BEB-BC8D-4F80-87E6-973ABBB9D135.jpeg 82E3DAE4-D659-40C9-84CB-9282D9AE3DC0.jpeg Wheels up in 3rd!
     
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  24. saltflats
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    Congratulation Zak!!!
     
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  25. southcross2631
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    After watching some video's of your car running and some still shots . You may actually have too much bite in the car. You may be spending more energy going up and not forward? Just an observation from me . If you have the adjustability raise your front ladder bar one hole and try it at a test and tune.
    With the blue coupe in my avatar I had so many passes on it and so many times adjusting the ladder bars. I could tell you ahead of time how high and how far out it would carry the front tires.
     
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  26. Zak Hall
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    At first I had to much separation and it was smacking the wheelie bars on the ground. Tightened the extension up on the shocks and now it’s hookinh but trying to unload in first once it hits. I’m going to tighten the compression up a couple clicks next, and pull the wheelie bars down a little. If it tries to hit the bars real hard, I’ll move the ladder bars up one hole and see what happens.
     
  27. Zak Hall
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    The big wheelies look good and fans like them, but they don’t win races! That’s 2nd gear there.
     
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  28. enloe
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    from east , tn.

    The big wheelstands sell a lot more T-shirts:)
     
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  29. southcross2631
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    The blue coupe in my Avatar had a powerglide and it actually had a faster 60 foot with the back tires than if I didn't pull the wheels and broke the 60 ft. beams with the front tires, but with a 4 speed it is a whole different all game as you are finding out. I will be sorting out my Morris Minor in a few weeks trying to get ready for the Va. race.
    With my 87 inch wheelbase I am sure wheelstands are going to be an issue. Good luck with your adjustments.
     
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  30. Hope you make Virginia !
     
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