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

  1. You did it, great news. Always nice to go off season with success rather than dissapointing last pass. I'm happy for you!
     
  2. Sounds great with ear buds.
     
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  3. Runnin shine
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  4. I use bear claw latches. I have pins in place to secure the doors but I don't use them when I race for a few reasons. In the event of a crash the rescue personnel can't open the door. The windows wont break because they are lexan. It takes extra time to find and flip the knob from the inside. Time I might not have if there is a fire. I have been there done that.
     
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  5. mrunswitchable
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    I think I found your timing system issue.

    The stage beam is still blocked as he's going past the 60ft cone, which means the clock hadn't started yet. The clock starting late explains the missing 60ft time and the other ET's being so low. The MPH's are the only parts of that time slip that are going to be accurate, since those are clocked independently.

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  6. Not the case. The time slip has a reaction time and the tree has a green light showing the clock started. The times would not make any sense if they started that far down track. The car can't cover 330 feet that fast 1.14 even with a head start. The 60 foot shown on the slip is very close to previous runs. My fastest leading up to this pass was 1.15. The next set of photo cells is at 330 feet. That et is close to matching my previous fastest pass. Looking at past et slips the times make sense. They are just shifted one spot the way it was printed. Several other cars that ran after me experienced the same thing. The car felt way faster than normal on this pass. The video shows a nice clean pass without having to lift. Previous fast passes had me sliding around having to lift or shutting off early. This one was full power to the finish line. My burned off electrodes and pinched rings say it was on a hell of a pass. Those things don't happen on slow passes.
     
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  7. mrunswitchable
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    The green light is not attached to the ET clock in any way. ET is measured from the stage light turning off to when the finish line beam is broken and reaction time is how long after the green light that the stage light turned off. The green light turning on is only showing that the tree activated and that "a fair start was accomplished," as the rulebook words it. Judging by the slip, I would say that the clock started when you were somewhere around 150-200ft down the track. I also took Squirrel's idea and timed the video- car left the line at 28.45 and got to the finish at or around 36.00 (it's a bit difficult to tell where exactly the finish line is).

    All that being said, having the car in the ballpark of 7.50 is still a good step forward; I'm glad to see the progress you've made this year, especially after getting rid of the suspension gremlins!
     
  8. So far so good. While nothing has been cleaned up yet there doesn't appear to any damage. The deck on the block and heads look good. The gaskets look like new. There are no signs of piston damage yet. Once the pistons are out I can access the rings and ring grooves. The other possibility to the high percentage of leak could be bits of metal and porcelain on some valves.
    With the forecast calling for snow friday night all the fluids on the car were drained today. The trailer was prepped for freezing temps also. I'm getting a jump on next year. 20191009_173311.jpg 20191009_173321.jpg 20191009_173332.jpg 20191009_173335.jpg
     
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  9. Nick I see what you are saying. To add that much et to the 5.52 doesn't add up right. I think it ran a high six. The world will have to wait until next season to try to back it up.
    You and i can always settle this at the auto ramma on the practice tree.
     
  10. Great Pass Brian !!
    Glad to see this thing coming around...
     
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  11. Thanks dave.
     
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  12. Runnin shine
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    I was shocked that the car weighs over 2,700#s. Guess it’s time to get that front axle drilled like old one.


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  13. Hemi Joel
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    I wasn't shocked at the weight because of the dual purpose nature. It has to have all of the safety stuff, the elaborate roll cage, the fire suppression system, the parachutes the wheelie bars, plus the big fuel tanks for nitro and gasoline. Two complete fuel systems, a big blower and drive, 2 complete ignition systems, wiring for Street and race functions, cooling system with radiator and electric fans in the trunk, plus an all steel body. Chrysler had very thick steel panels back then. Don't ask me how I know!
     
  14. saltflats
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    Sounds light for all that equipment.
     
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  15. 20190427_160801.jpg Most of the unlimited drag week cars are 3000 plus. Keep in mind that weight is with me in the car. I'm 195lbs.
     
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  16. ididntdoit1960
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    I would not have guessed it was over 2800lbs either......chromoly tube chassis, all aluminum hemi, no front end, magnesium spindle mounts, aluminum axle - hell, the heaviest single component is probably the dana 60! - I guess it all adds up....
     
  17. Hemi Joel
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    On my 31 Plymouth coupe, looking at the doors for example: all of the window regulator mechanism has been removed, the glass has been replaced with lexan, the steel panel on the inside of the door, right behind where the upholstery would be has been completely cut out and a thin sheet of aluminum riveted in it's place. The doors still weigh 40 pounds each! My deck lid with all of the structure stripped out, just the skin, weighs 24 lb. That's how thick of metal they packed into these old Mopars. So think of how much the quarter panels, the cowl the roof and all of the rest of the body weighs. They are not light.
     
  18. squirrel
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    My 65 Barracuda is under 2600 (without driver), that's with the 30# each steel front fenders, the other panels are all fiberglass..no funny car cage, but it does have an iron block Hemi that weighs quite a bit.

    keeping weight out of a car is difficult.
     
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  19. GearheadsQCE
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    My mentor, Joy Fair, said, "Throw it up in the air. If it comes back down, it's still too heavy!"
     
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  20. Johnboy34
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  21. Me and the car are going on a diet. Between the two of us I want a hundred pounds off. I run a dana with a sure grip. Changing to a spool will save alot. Changing the gas tank from steel to aluminum would also save alot. I could loose 10lbs. The rest will come in smaller forms. I think its possible.
     
  22. mcmopar
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    You could also take a shit before ya race it will save a few pounds.
    Tony
     
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  23. DDDenny
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    Ron White:
    You ever take a crap so big your pants fit better?
     
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  24. Tony that's why I eat taco bell the night before a race. Winning isn't always pretty.
     
  25. Hemi Joel
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    Too much information!:p
     
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  26. The crank looks good along with the rod bearings. The second rings are pinched on cylinders 2,4,6. This was caused by the great cool dry air. I should have pulled four degrees of timing out. It detonated at the hit. The crank will get magnufluxed and polished. The rods will go back to grp for resizing. They do it for free. I have some spare pistons ready to go. I will order some more to have on hand. I have the larger nitro piston pins. Do to the detonation they will be checked for straightness. A light touch with the rabbit turd hone and a fresh set of rings and it's back together. The funny fuel causes funny things to go on inside the engine. 20191012_170145.jpg 20191012_170110.jpg
     
  27. Hemi Joel
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    YOu can freshen that motor quicker than most of us can change a set of points...
     
  28. Runnin shine
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    DragWeek 2020 is gonna get a great view the green machine doin it’s thing.


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  29. mcmopar
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    Good to here on the crank. I just got a call from Dave and my crank is getting shipped out today, getting closer. Drag Week 2020 run for some fun, see ya all there.
    Tony
     
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