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Hot Rods drag week 2016

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by racer-x, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. squirrel
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    I'm a few weeks too late. we'll see what happens
     
  2. Legendlives
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    It's on my bucket list, but a bit out of budget at the moment. Maybe one year I'll be able to take my little Ford. Anyone fancy sponsoring the shipping?
     
  3. squirrel
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    coming up soon.....getting the old Suburban ready to haul the little car up to Ohio. Lovely, another 5000+ miles of driving iffy old cars!
     
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  4. Is that your Edsel on ebay?
     
  5. squirrel
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  6. I hope to be testing mine this weekend. My fingers are crossed.
     
  7. jerry
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    Good luck on the testing! And on the Drag wWeek itself!


    jerry
     
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  8. after many looooong hours going completely through the harness the injector problem was found. I had fast on the phone for a few hours. the phone was on speaker. I had one hand holding a flashlight while the other was trying to test wires. we had 10.6 volts at the injector. the box was lighting up as though there was rpm triggering the injectors. the lap top was hooked up showing 0 rpm so we knew the crank trigger was working. were there was supposed to be a positive it showed a negative when tested. and were the negatives were it was showing positives. this was on the section of harness that went to the injectors. the lights were flashing but the injectors weren't firing. long story short there was a fuse missing from the harness. there was electricity back feeding into the harness. once the fuse was added the problems were solved. the harness was removed from the car while I was on drag week last year. the shop must have unplugged the pig tail from the box that the fuse went into and was removed. the box looks like a relay. something so simple and it costs a lot of stress. I thought I had a problem with the harness at the engine due to our findings. it was really at the very back of the harness were the problem was. we should be able to start it Saturday on gas.
     
  9. jerry
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    95% of fuel problems are electrical!


    jerry
     
  10. saltflats
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    Only if electricity is controlling the fuel.
     
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  11. Glad to hear you got it sorted out Brian. Its always the little things that can make your head hurt, seems that way anyhow .
     
  12. loudbang
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    Good that FAST is willing to spend time helping solve the problem.
     
  13. fast has always been very helpful. one of the techs called me this morning asking how things were going. I didn't expect that. before bowling green last year I stopped at fast located in Memphis. they helped program the traction control and did some advanced tuning. they showed me what they were doing and why. I took the head of the efi dept out for lunch. during the lunch I told him my son was converting to fast efi. he gave him a killer deal on a throttle body. after the pri show two years ago I stuck around for the fast classes they were holding on sunday. taught by the efi university it was money well spent for what we all learned. great people over there.
     
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  14. squirrel
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    Getting ready to leave Wednesday.

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  15. saltflats
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    Good Luck guys
    Jim it looks like you got your tools laid out.
     
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  16. squirrel
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    thanks! Everything is packed...just had a few wrenches out to adjust the WD hitch, but it doesn't need it.
     
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  17. David Gersic
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  18. loudbang
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    Good luck. You still have the clearance to "make Adjustments" with the hood closed and sealed?
     
  19. squirrel
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    I'm not doing the sealed hood thing this year, Turk said I was cheating last year. But at least I can say I did it :)
     
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  20. it wasn't cheating. it was just a different interpretation of the rules. the hood did stay sealed. I will see everyone in ohio.
     
  21. squirrel
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    yeah, I know that, and you know that, but we don't get to interpret the rules! :) Leaving tomorrow...see you there!
     
  22. Good luck guys! Since I did not get in this year, Damn was my own fault, I will be following close on the live stream, and videos . GO GET EM!!!
     
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  23. squirrel
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    show up, they haven't turned away anyone yet....
     
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  24. squirrel
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    We're in Ohio. Not far to go.
     
  25. Going to try and get to Martin on Wednesday to spectate.
     
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  26. KoolKat-57
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    My Son and I hope to go to the finals on Friday.
    Good luck to all!
    KK
     
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  27. jerry
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    Good luck Jim!


    jerry
     
  28. squirrel
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    Thanks! I'm car number 1. Webcast tomorrow. Should be a link on the motor trend YouTube channel.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2016
  29. Motor trend channel on you tube. Live streaming starts at 8;00 AM eastern time.
     
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