Post by timwilliams on Jun 14, 2009 1:51:48 GMT -5
6/13 broke axle! :-( won that round because dummy I ran ran all out and broke out! I staged up against my bro-in-law next round to push him into another round and give him a free time run of sorts... just took off on 1st amber SLOWWWLY
WHAT A GOOD FAMILY GUY !!! HERES MY STORY! the vega is ready and waiting in the trailer / the yack is getting a carb up grade the boy is getting 5 calls aday from colleges and the phillies want him at the open tryout .i got to cart his arse and gear to Va., Ga., pennstate,newyork and Fla. over the next 9 weeks so the best i can say is e-85 works good in the tahoe . and our stuff still test out at 79%
oh you meen racin stories .went out to test my homebuilt carb and new gears could not hold it back flat to the floor now it pushed and i held up. so terrible light and no way to hit dial ..(auto /2bbl. in the works) l but i got mph so the guy parks next to me at 1200 feet and were staring at each other when he looks over just before the stripe i pull up on the steering wheel and bounce my head forward down to the wheel it looks like i stuffed the brakes he dumps me off and i get my round money ....HA HA HA THE FAKE DUMP GETS ANOTHER VICTIM!!!
Post by Heath Daniel on Jun 25, 2009 14:20:03 GMT -5
I little tough at 150 mph Adam but I'll give it a shot, love the story, thanks. BTW we changed heads on the Henry J last week and ran a 6.007 off the trailer, went two rounds and lost in a double break out 5.96 to 5.98. To much happy button (nos) on this one. I'm loading up some pics right now of the pistons after 4 years of hard running under a blower on E85. Ya'll want believe how new they look. After we pulled the intake I did my best to find some black anyway in the intake track and nothing. You could have run your finger into every port with white gloves and they would still look like they did when you first put them on.
it's never too fast as long as the guy is pacing you to just take the stripe . worst part was it was a good friend and he ending up not qualifying that yr by 1 round . hell i've give and go on 7 sec diggers . with fake brake lights . the best is the flag just legal at ride hight on the rad support .if you stuff the stripe you actually pic up et
Post by Heath Daniel on Jul 6, 2009 11:08:21 GMT -5
Ran the PTRA Divisional at Mooresville Dragway on July 4th. We were sitting 2nd in points with the Henry J. Qualified #1 with a 6.000 but they went to R/T because there was another 6.000 run. Was suppose to have the bye 1st round but ended up having to race for it. My Pop, Justus Daniel was driving and cut a to close for comfort .001 light and took the easy lifting win. Delay boxes are allow but on the .400 pro tree we never had to run one but now it looks like we're going to have to start because he went .021 red in round two. Ol well with the qualifying points and the round win I'm sure our position is safe for now. May miss the next race with a baby on the way very soon and Pop having hernia surgery but should be back at it soon.
Ran a $5K to win this w/e. Car was deadly yet again but I screwed myself...AGAIN!. Car ran 6.47 1st round. Air temp went from 90° to 100° between rd. 1 and rd. 2. I dialed 6.48. Car ran 6.47. I gotta start trustin' the corn .....and stop changing my dial.
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Post by Heath Daniel on Jul 14, 2009 23:51:20 GMT -5
Hipster pro aluminum old school, one of the first that came out. He may have took a bit of a bite out of the line but I should have done a better job tuning. We had way more than we needed so I could have killed the leave 500 plus and still been to the good after I saw his .001 light in round one. I just had my head up my 4th point of contact, you military guys and girls will get that one.
Post by timwilliams on Jul 19, 2009 13:07:27 GMT -5
New engine hit the track last night.
Old engine was dialed 5.67 in 88 degree weather when it last ran 4 weeks ago. New block with all the same rods, pistons, heads, intake carb... slightly thicker head gasket (.053 MLS Felpro).
It was 70 degrees and Double Points, Mulligan, Buyback night! The beast ran 5.658 off the trailer :-) The next two time runs were 5.646 and 5.642.
First round was a 5.636 on a 5.63 dial in, second was a 5.630 on 5.63. I pulled the tires up about 6 inches on that launch! Felt good!
I made it to 13 cars and had a .064 light straight from The Twilight Zone??!?! (worst had been .023, best .003 - against our points leader :-)
It ran 5.624 on a 5.62 dial that last run. It was in the 50-degree range and dew had fell.
My daughter was racing junior dragster for the first time, so I did not double enter and I forgot to record any of the runs on the LM-2 wide band.
I have 96/97 jets in the 850 with .028/.053 bleeds. 96 squared or 95 squared may make it run even more consistent, but it was deadly predictable as it is. Got home at 2:30 AM, Brother in law split the final with another friend... stayed to watch him win.