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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by racer-x, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. rawcjw19
    Joined: Oct 8, 2012
    Posts: 581


    Do you think you have the tuning the way you like it? It sounds good

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  2. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,484

    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    Much respect Brian. I always loved going fast, but that car is way be on my comfort zone. Glad your figuring out the limits of that monster. Wild Willy would be proud! Be safe Larry
  3. Good job not letting that run totally get away from you. Many drivers would have had much worse results then yours.
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  4. GearheadsQCE
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
    Posts: 3,021

    Alliance Vendor

    Looked like Saturday night the dirt track. Had the rear end all hung out. Nice driving!

    I watched the rear view on both runs a couple times each. The blower belt reminded me of Smokey's description of a timing chain, "doing the hootchie cootchie over here for a while and then over there for awhile." Does it always do that? Also it may be a little deceiving but it actually looks like it slows down under power. I think it might be a strobe effect of the camera (kinda like a timing light).
  5. Hemi Joel
    Joined: May 4, 2007
    Posts: 1,242

    Hemi Joel
    from Minnesota

    Thanks for the play by play, Brian. Good job keeping the shiny side up. You looked very busy cranking the wheel, too busy to pull the chute. I can't imagine all the thoughts that raced through your mind when you thought you were going to crash. Good luck on the continued sorting process.
  6. David Gersic
    Joined: Feb 15, 2015
    Posts: 2,516

    David Gersic
    from DeKalb, IL

    Damn, Brian. You’re supposed to drag race this coupe, not drift it. Nice job keeping it right side up.

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  7. we are still working on the nozzle stagger. we need a few more hits on it. the engine is very rich in the front four cylinders. when thats set we could add more nitro or add more boost. we have a starting point now we will make some moves. joel you are right on the chutes. i needed a third hand. the blower belt looking funny is do to the camera.
  8. Cara Marie
    Joined: Jul 18, 2016
    Posts: 17

    Cara Marie

    A lot can happen in a day! Very happy you kept it between the walls. Here is a spectator view.

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  9. Cara Marie
    Joined: Jul 18, 2016
    Posts: 17

    Cara Marie

  10. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 40,125


    WOW WOW from a bad crash several months ago to running hard again NICE WORK. And GOOD DRIVING.

    Just as a precaution look at the two videos from the front axle to the rear view. The passenger side slick looks like it has a bulge or "flap" hanging out you can see it very well in the first rear view one pulling up to the line and a little less in the second because it's getting darker. And again in the video Cara Marie posted above this post you can see it best when you stop down the track and start to reverse it is still visible.

    At first I though maybe a wet spot from the water trough but it never goes away.
  11. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 40,125


    Believe me I'm NOT BEING CRITICAL I just want you to be safe and not have problems with a bad tire. :)

    Got some time and grabbed some screen shots of that tire. It is MOST noticeable in the first video when backing up at the 0:32-0:39 mark it really sticks out. But it is visible in all of the videos. It looks like the edge of a recap that is starting to separate but I know it isn't.

    And it never goes away like a wet spot would.

    2e out.JPG 2f pronounced.JPG 2g.JPG
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  12. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 23,154


    I see it too @loudbang...good eye

    Loudbang I posted this pic for a second visual of your discovery and backing up what you have found. You fellas are racers and have eyes for these things and your right it could prevent a disaster.


    You would think after a couple of burnouts if it was glue from a label it would be gone quickly but it does not...shadow I do not believe it could be either. They did have oil all over it and Brian mentioned using excessive amounts of brake-clean so perhaps that is an abraded area from the cleanup...


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  13. Saxxon
    Joined: Dec 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,825


    Glad you're ok bud...
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  14. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
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    The oil down was the drivers side. And it flops out at speed and when backing.
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  15. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Yeah you'd think you could feel that with your hand its so distinctly visible...did they clean both sides possibly...It does look to have visible wow when moving as you say.

    I remember 30 years ago I was driving down a main street in a small town and some vehicle must have spilled oil on the pavement for quite some distance and I damn near lost control..I was fishtailing all over. I wasn't even going that fast so Brian is very fortunate. I hope he is having a cool one tonight. As @David Gersic said he was damn near drifting.
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  16. Yeah, that's no shadow... a patch of rubber is distinctly different.

    Very glad you kept the shiny side up. When you can see both sides of the car from one vantage point things are getting a bit too exciting....
  17. The car last ran at union grove late in the fall. We were doing our burn out when the burst panel blew. The hot tire melted to the track. When the car was pushed back it pulled up a piece of rubber stuck to the tire. I couldn't pull or scrape it off. I was surprised to see it was not all gone after the first Burn out. Thanks everyone for keeping a close eye out for my safety.
  18. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 40,125


    Whew that is good to know. :)
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  19. Brian, will you be trying the street set-up at all before the meltdown drags to see if it's street worthy ?
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  20. I made the street headers. that was the last thing I needed to do. most likely after the melt down I will start to focus on that. Im sure if it works on the track it will be ok on the street. we didn't change anything as far as the street stuff is concerned. I want to drive it out to the elkhorn show aug. 5th.
  21. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 9,185

    from east , tn.

    Are you going to drive it to Sam's drive in next Thursday for the Cruise in? Ethan and I are going to try to be there
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  22. I will most likely ride the golf cart up there. the car will be set up for racing. I don't want to switch it over for that small ride.
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  23. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 11,296

    from Missouri

    You will also notice in that video that you had the right rear tire on the seam in the track when you hit the throttle the last time.
    So the left rear may have been in the groove but not the right rear.
  24. tomcat11
    Joined: Mar 31, 2010
    Posts: 235

    from Kalifornia

    Nice save!
    Did notice your steering wheel position seems a bit low and kind of awkward almost hitting your legs with all the nomex on. But hey if it works for you that's what counts. Can't wait to see this thing sorted out.
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  25. I used to sit lower in the car by a few inches. Padding was added to the bottom of the seat. I can see out the windshield better raised up. It does get cozy with the suit on. Its actually a very comfortable driving position. Similar to a funny car.
  26. I made it to the melt down drags. Countless hours were put into the car to get it ready after us-41 the other week. Heres a short list.
    Picked up more nitro
    Rebuilt the steering box
    Put in new seat belts
    Washed the trailer
    Fixed the winch
    Re stocked the trailer
    Ordered more nozzles
    Serviced the engine
    Re set the throttle shaft
    We are looking for a different out come from last year's event. 20180719_091728.jpg
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  27. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 51,187


    Go Man, Go!
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  28. I try not to even think about last years outcome. I'll be there all day Saturday, good luck !
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  29. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 16,154

    from oregon

    When do you sleep Brian?
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  30. I think him and Squirrel are having a lack of sleep contest. Looks like a dead heat to me !
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