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Hot Rods Took the beater to the drags

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fry, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,985

    from Dublin, OH

    That deserves an atta boy!
  2. RmK57
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
    Posts: 1,595


    Nice 60 foot for a high 12 second car.
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  3. 3.89 the super T10 also has a 3.42 first gear so pretty low overall. 29.5 tire.
  4. My grinding on each shift didn’t help. Plus wasn’t sure when to shift it, how high to rev it out. Would need a lot of test runs to get it somewhat consistent. I’m pretty clueless when it comes to racing properly and well. Lol.
  5. BadgeZ28
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,065

    from Oregon

    Nice job. Good 60 foot time. Staging is worth up to a .10 Once you get used to the tree, prestage. Stop get your mental Sh*t together, and then creep into staged. Just barely turn on the light. Gives you more roll out and a bit of a run at the clocks.
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  6. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,205


    I see mid 12s a little tweaking and some seat time, maybe better. Good Job!
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  7. RmK57
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
    Posts: 1,595


    Wallace racing calculator computes a 1.67 60 foot to 12.00's. So, sure deeper 12's are within reach.
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  8. jaw22w
    Joined: Mar 2, 2013
    Posts: 1,069

    from Indiana

    That thing hooks pretty good! What is the rear suspension?
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  9. Thanks guys, not sure how much I’d pursue chasing a lower ET, but you never know down the road.
    Yeah not bad, I just did a triangulated 4 link with coil overs. lots of math and engineering on my part. Seems to be the best part of the car, shoots me straight out of the corners and hooked well, Rides good, pretty happy with the setup. Launches me straight and predictable, and usually when I’m messing around with the skinnies I holds me pretty straight as well.
    I have it all on my build thread somewhere.
  10. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,545


    12's are good for a fun street car, go faster and they start wanting roll bars and real race driver gear.
    Smoother shifting might have gotten you there so 12's and having to be gentle on the shifts is pretty good.
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  11. Fitnessguy
    Joined: Sep 28, 2015
    Posts: 1,430


    Not bad for a flatlander... No racing in BC thanks to Covid which sucks ass. There were some big events booked for Mission Raceway but all for not. Hopefully next year we can get back on it! My Uncle raced since the 60’s and I used to be on his pit crew so spent many many hours at a track. Careful it’s more contagious than Covid...

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  12. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,899


    Congrats @Fry...all you're hard work is rewarding you....your liven the dream...;)
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2020
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  13. Fun street car? I would think so for sure. Hell the 427 AC Cobra was only running low 12s and the 289 version ran high 13s. Yeah I know tires were not the greatest back then but I think 12s are damn respectable. Especially on your first go.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2020
  14. Thanks guys. I appreciate that.
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  15. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 4,998

    from Ks

    But remember don't let it go to your head. Leaving at high rpm and powershifting will work for awhile. Then mother parts breakage will rear her ugly head. So decide now how much money and work you want to do on the old girl. Or don't be a pussy and carry on. :D:D:D
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  16. Haha, I think I’m good as is, if I hadn’t gone into the 12s I would be craving more. I doubt I’d do much better than a 12.0, to my novice brain a 12.9 and a 12.0 is still a 12 second car and not worth blowing it up.
    It didn’t hook me as much as I was worried it might. I enjoy driving it daily, so wrecking it at the track isn’t high on my list of priorities haha.
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  17. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 988


    Trust me. One minute you're happy with 12s and before you know it you would like to dip into the 11s and before you know it, you're hooked. My avatar did low 20s first run, high 16s later on and now does low13s. I kid myself that I'm happy with that but in the back of my mind I'd like to dip into the 12s.
    Just enjoy it each time you take it out.
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  18. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,175


    Great looking ride and a tip of the hat for run.
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  19. Thanks guys
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  20. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
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  21. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 10,725


    Congratulations Fry.... from a one Coupe owner to another .... you have the right attitude, street driving is what it's really all about, a few runs at the track is fun too. Love your Coupe brother!!!
    God Bless!
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  22. Great Job! Glad to see something other than Challengers, Mustangs and Camaros' making passes at the strip.
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  23. Thanks! I agree, glad to be able to say it’s a 12 second car, but also just as happy to say I drive it to work almost daily from spring to fall. I just like driving hot rods. Lol.
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  24. Thanks. It was a fastest street car shootout so there were plenty of them. The big dollar turbo units are fun to watch, even if they were all trailered there and spent the off times with laptops on their roofs. Lol.
    I was happy to be more than competitive with those stock new muscle car guys. That made my day, even if it was because I had a tire advantage lol.
  25. Recent pictures that were the photographer takes at the drags, Ashley Woodvine Photography. Pretty fantastic shots, make the car look way cooler than it is lol.
    Gonna have to order some prints, tough to choose though. IMG_2772.JPG IMG_2773.JPG IMG_2774.JPG IMG_2775.JPG IMG_2776.JPG IMG_2777.JPG IMG_2778.JPG IMG_2779.JPG IMG_2780.JPG IMG_2781.JPG IMG_2782.JPG IMG_2783.JPG IMG_2784.JPG IMG_2785.JPG IMG_2786.JPG
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