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

  1. Runnin shine
    Joined: Apr 12, 2013
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  2. no caught it just in time. i run big clearances compared to a street engine. the nitro billet cranks are very hard and the bearings are soft. that way the bearing takes the abuse. thats what probable saved it.
     
  3. Do you use Babbitt bearings Brian ?
    And you’re right ,,,,the cranks are very hard !

    Tommy
     
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  4. It's a regular soft bearing.
     
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  5. Set up at the nsra nationals in Louisville Kentucky. I started a seperate thread on coverage. 20200806_095523.jpg 20200806_095523.jpg 20200806_095448.jpg 20200806_095509.jpg 20200806_095658.jpg
     
  6. New for the 2020 fuel altered nationals held in eddyville Iowa. They changed the rules so a left hand steer nostalgic coupe can compete. The rule used to mandate center steer only. This rule was in place to stop the pro mods from showing up.
    The rule now reads new for 2020 vintage coupe bodies with center steer will allowed if running a minimum 50 percent nitro. The car must meet the spirit of the class and is subject to the race directors approval. It will be fun to race my car against other nitro powered altereds. It will be interesting to see how my street car does against them. The car must qualify for a spot. They have three classes a;b;c fields of eight cars. It will be fun.
     
  7. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    Well now I'm pissed i didn't go! I want a tshirt!
     
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  8. I can ship one. Small through xl are 15.00 and 2x are 17.00. Shipping extra. USPS is around 5.00
     
  9. I have been a little busy. After I got home from the nsra show I took the engine apart. Even after new rings and pistons and valve job the cylinders were leaking at 50 percent. To fix that a sunnen rigid stone hone was used to make the cylinders round again. The key to making it work is setting up the hone for maximum pressure. A 1/2 inch powerful drill is needed. After reassemble the leak was down to a usable 18 percent.
    The car hasn't been able to mile per hour as of late. The converter was pulled and cut apart. A bearing broke and trashed the inside locking up the sprag. Pro torque can't get me the parts I need for 3-4 weeks. So say hello to this aluminum bolt together beauty. The 60 foot times will like the 15 lb weight reduction. I got 3 billet stators with it. 20200814_073608.jpg 20200814_073620.jpg 20200814_073644.jpg
     
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  10. Nicholas Coe
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    Nice! Sorry for the engine trouble. It's always something isn't it. Glad the hone worked so well.
    Take care and keep us posted!

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  11. Poster for the event. This is shaping up to be a wild race. The largest field ever for the event. Stop out and see the show. FB_IMG_1597424082296.jpg
     
  12. 55Belairretrorod
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    55Belairretrorod
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    Hi Brian, that new converter's a nice piece.
    That poster is so cool, all those race cars with a street car in the middle of them!
    Keep up the good work.

    Cheers,
    Arnold.
     
  13. Nicholas Coe
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    Awesome work Brian. You should be so proud. You deserve so much respect for sticking with this game and sharing the journey with us here.

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  14. Some very fast cars are showing up. They run three classes a; b ;c eight car fields. I need to qualify to get in the show.
     
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  15. mcmopar
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    Is this the first race with this car where you would race side by side, not just a time slip. That looks like it will be a good time. There is a race over by appelton on the same weekend. Good luck.

    Tony
     
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  16. The first race against other fuel altereds. Maybe I can play the spoiler for a few rounds. After all it's just a street car.
     
  17. Runnin shine
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    Were know your a mad scientist but measured and as calculating as any respectable pro. That being said are you feeling any self imposed pressure to run a certain tune or just where you already had going in your current path to optimum. I.E. DragWeek or one off match race? If that makes any sense?


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  18. Hemi Joel
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    That is so true. It takes guts to put everything on the web, and risk being ridiculed and dogpiled for the mistakes and setbacks. But Brian throws it all out there, good and bad, for us all to see and learn.
     
  19. GearheadsQCE
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    What % do most of those other guys run?
    How far can you tip the can with your current combination?
     
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  20. They are paying more for cars running 80 percent or more. So show me the money. That's if I can make it. Turns out the converter wont fit. I have removed all the material I can from the pads and hub. I threw in the towel at 4:15 am. The only option now is cutting up a mid plate and using it as a spacer. A new trans mount will be required.
    The sun came up quick this morning. A guy that helps racers set up their chassis stopped by. He sets up all the fast cars in my area. He watched the videos then made a suggestion. The anti squat on the four link was 50 percent. With the tires getting hammered so much a four link bar adjustment was made. The new setting is 99 percent. The car should drive out now. With the reduced squatting I can tune the shocks more. Every time out we learn more. 20200816_042400.jpg 20200816_042407.jpg
     
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  21. I went 36 hrs straight. It's almost ready to start up. I was so tired this evening I started to get the trailer ready. I will put the shifter and driveshaft in the car after work. Tomorrows 12 he shift will be easy after this weekend. It was tough going for a while but I didnt quit. I hate quitters.
     
  22. lippy
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    Brian I honestly don't know where you draw the line between what you what you are trying to do. but i feel a clutch is in your future. Lippy
     
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  23. a clutch would be the normal way to go but this build is anything but normal. do to the street driving the clutch would constantly change. the attention a clutch needs makes it impossible during drag week. i dont have a guy i can dedicate to that. we do drag week with just me and another guy. the other issue is the car itself. on a dragster its easy to get at the clutch. on a door car with seats; dash and a floor its a big headache. it would tie up both of us just to set it up. one guy would have to turn the engine over while the other made adjustments. it would not be fun to climb in the car then have to climb out to turn the engine over. on the drag and drive events the time constraints would make the clutch difficult. it took some doing to get the spacer fit. now that the converter is in the hard part is over. servicing the car should be no different than before. the car is set with 80 percent in the tank with 55 degrees of lead. for a street car thats pretty hot. we will see what happens. either its going to fly or its going to go real bad. after all it is nitro racing. time will tell.
     
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  24. lippy are you coming this weekend? lots of nitro cars will be there.
     
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  25. Champscotty58
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    It's gonna fly.
     
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  26. lippy
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    Haven't been there since 2006. You should drive it in the gate.:D
     
  27. i thought about doing that. it would be funny.
     
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  28. Go man go! Can’t wait to see what happens.


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  29. Hemi Joel
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    You could drive in the gate, maybe on nitro even! Then have Mark follow you later with the truck and trailer.
     
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  30. Gammz
    Joined: May 10, 2015
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    I’m really hoping I and the wife can drive over. I’m having a minor surgery on Thursday morning on my right leg. Need me a nitro fix man.


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