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both the tranny and higher stall TC will help....good show.....
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    Did some more testing on the 1/8th mile Saturday night, well, actually it was in conjunction with a Box/No Box style race. My car is still running very stable on the ET's, they're extremely predictable even if they are pitifully slow, so I went ahead and entered the race. I lost second round by .007 seconds with an 11.081 on an 11.07 dial, I had a .541 light (or an .041 if you like that better)  and he tree-d me by .020 and ran right on his dial, so just like the old days, it's a typical night of racing at Coles County Dragway. You either chop the tree down, or go home.
 Soldiering on...
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Hang in there....you will get better.....I had a big re eye Friday....2 step not armed....pushed through... .yuck..




Edited by idrambler - May/29/2017 at 11:40am
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Only way I get the big red one is to leave ON the second yellow!

Man, this is one slow leaver. Some of it is because of a nagging hesitation at the hit of the throttle. A good light for me happens when I leave just as the wires start to glow on bulb 3.

Soon to change though...the initial testing phase with all stock stuff has pretty well ended as of now. Gotta get dirty.
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glad to here some upgrades are coming.....my 2 step is fixed Oldies races this weekend...
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I'm getting behind on my news updates...finally got the car to a quarter mile track in July and with the factory 1980 258 auto drive train still in place, I eventually netted a 17.20 as my best time on a somewhat hot day.  The index for my chosen class is 14.40 , so there's quite a bit of updating that needs done to get in the game for real. This ended the data gathering for the car in it's truly "stock" form, (other than gears), so we're marching on to the next stage now.

  After that session, the whole drive train has been taken back out of it and it has now been fitted with the stocker grind cam, a correct and freshened head, the intake with the right numbers NHRA wants to see, some headers and collector, a low-geared fresh trans and a decent converter, and various other little race goodies like an electric water pump that hopefully will not only lower the ET's a bunch, but make life easier for me at the track. When I get it all assembled and tested, I'll be back with another report.
  It's probably a good thing I tore the car down when I did, the factory 904 trans had lots of sparkly stuff swimming around in it when I drained it, so I guess I got about all I could out of the original piece with it's 110,000 + miles on it. A rebuilt 998 trans is going back in.
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Brain...
Great to see you are moving forward......looking forward to see the results of all the new parts.....
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