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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by squirrel, Mar 30, 2021.
See you Tuesday in Norwalk.
Jim on tech and registration day are people allowed practice runs.
Usually they open up the track for test n tune on Sunday afternoon.
I wont be racing. My parts i needed showed up way too late. I migh show up at byron to spectate. Good luck to all.
Planning on spectating at Byron.
Very cool! Safe travels Jim! Will be following along.
Just got my new transmission last night, have to work today. I should be able to finish it up tonight and hit the road tomorrow. Im not singed up, but I am on the wait list but havent heard anything yet, so I'm just going to show up with fingers crossed.
I'm in the same boat....we'll both hope for the best!
see you there
Practicing checkpoint pictures in New Mexico
Jim, where do we go on sunday? Is there a standby line, I'm sure we dont get into the regular line.
They usually dont let you get in any lane until all the other cars have been teched. Or they might have a lane specific to unregistered cars. I have seen it both ways. Best thing would be to talk to the people running registration as soon as yoi get there. Its a long day because your last. Bring food and something to drink.
Will this be televised (live feed, etc.) ? Any way to follow the event and results?
I tried google, and failed miserably.
My understanding is that it will be on the Motortrend channel.
Loaded up and leaving see all the Dragweek guys the
made it to the Chicago area. The little Chevy just hums along.
Damn. Get some rest!
Looking forward to following along on your adventure
This guy is missing out on half the fun
That should be illegal lol
Usually it is televised on YouTube. If I see the link, I will post it.
Hey Jim, are you doing the “ can’t open the hood” thing this time around? I recall your time pulling the blower out through the hood.
no once was enough for that!
I made it to my hotel in Kalamazoo.
I did get to do a little work on the car this morning. Last night, the brake pedal felt funny, like too much free play. I don't know if the piston was sticking, or what...but I could not see anything wrong with the pedal, or anything else. Picked up a new MC, installed it, it's fine now.
I get to spend all day tomorrow at the strip, see if they'll let me register. They've never had 400 cars (their limit) actually show up. so in past years, everyone who wanted to register, could do so if they showed up on registration day. I hope it works out that way this year, too. I'll see
Fingers crossed that you are able to get in Jim. If not it’s hard to beat a cross country road trip in a blown big block Chevy 2
Here's the link for tomorrow's live feed:
Not a lot will get done here next week, once the live feed starts.
Best of luck to those of you participating.
Yeah, I'm trying to get some crap done today 'cause I have a good idea what I'll be doing most of the coming week!
Mcmopar Tony, hemi Joel, and I are all in.
Ready to go racing tomorrow
I made it to drag week with the coop. I saw that squirrel was here but I didn't get a chance to talk to him. Tony's here with his small block pickup.
I did some test and tune at Stanton last night and had a fuel delivery issue that kept the car from running well.
It was going lean about the time I hit third gear and was off 15 mph. We tried fiddling with a bunch of things and change the plugs and messed with the fuel pressure regulator, but nothing helped. I was actually contemplating whether or not I should throw in the towel, because I didn't want to hurt the motor by running it lean and if it can't make a clean pass there'd be no reason to continue.
This morning we found that the inlet screen on the fuel pump had gone into the rotors and chewed them up.
So I replaced the pump today. Hopefully that solves it.
I got the car through tech. One of the NHRA tech inspectors didn't believe that my cage was legal because it didn't have down bars protruding through the rear of the cab and down into the trunk. I showed him the sticker that certifies it is legal and I showed him the paperwork certifying it and explained to him it was designed to be legal and was fully approved. He wasn't buying it so he brought another inspector over and eventually they passed it. Thankfully!
I wasn't able to make a pass today, by the time I got into the staging lanes they were closed. So tomorrow morning, my first pass of the event will be a test. If the fuel pump swap doesn't solve it, I really don't know what I will try next.
Here's a picture of the car in the tech line.
Good luck to all the HAMBers
Give em hell and have fun fellas!
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