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  • Russell
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    Yes did it solo, I wouldn't recommend it. Dad came down to Charlotte on Wed to hag out and watch me run it was great to spend the day with him.

    most of my 60' were in the low 1.8's high 1.7's. Had a best of 1.76! Week average was 13.88 @ 96.44! I thought the old volvo engine (stock 5.0 from TB to oil pan)Click image for larger version

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    I didn't do a good job of writing stuff down. I know it was down to 3225 one time.



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  • milner351
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    Getting to drag week is a triumph, FINISHING drag week is a HUGE WIN! Well done indeed!

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  • BBR
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    Did you do it solo!? It's tough to navigate and drive! What was your favorite part of DW?

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  • Russell
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    Dragweek! Got rained out on Monday. In Atlanta. The drive to Darlington was not too bad. Missed a few turns on the route but got turned around and made it. Made 4 passes at Darlington track was hooking (they all were all week) 13.78 @ 98.08!
    WE got to take any way we wanted to get to zMAX. The route went towards the storm. Only made 2 passes. First was a tick better than the day before 13.74 @ 98.05 2nd I missed third. Packed it up headed to Bristol, this was a find you own way day car did fine in the hills. Car was slower I blamed it on the elevation. Pulled spare tire jack and fan (100 lbs) and was able to get it in the 13's (.97) @93.67. The route back to Atlanta was almost the direct route so i didn't get lost which was nice. My first time down the Atlanta 2nd gear was a no show pulled around got back in line and got all the gears and got a 14.01 @ 95.96 I really wanted a 13 but I was hot the cat was hot so I turned in my slip and packed up.

    I took most everything I own with me and changed all four tires each day. Which was a pain. But I didn't need any of it so I was glad to have it.

    pictures tomorrow...

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  • Russell
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    Originally posted by Dan Barlow View Post

    Does this DW stand for drag week ?
    Yes, can't remember if I missed this post or skipped it. I really don't like to talk about when I plan to be out of town. I finished Drag Week! I am still sore and tired. But I had a great time. Car did great when the driver hit all the gears. The track prep was great all week, ran a new PB. Ended up with a 13.88 average.

    ​​​​​​I will post more details / pictures later.

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  • Russell
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    Been working on the trailer mostly the last few days. The electric fan is not critical path so it's install will probably be post (during?) dw.

    Wanted to ask the electrical guys like silver_bullet about hooking up a Volvo fan with two speed relay and fuses on the left, 4.6 tbird fan on the right for size comparison. The volvo fan has 30a fuse low and 35 am high between control relay and motor. Does the relay input need to be (fused) sized correctly or would I be ok hooking it up the the alternator side of the 175a mega fuse.

    Do you all think it will keep a stock 5.0 cool? Click image for larger version

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  • Russell
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    Well I have the week off work and mom is going to help JP with the kids. I am very far down on the waiting list. If possible I will be there. I think it will be fun. I am looking forward to hanging out with car guys all week, if I am lucky I can find someone there to give me some pointers on chassis tuning.

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  • DanStokes
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    Originally posted by Russell View Post
    Tonight I decided to wash the car it really needed it it have been putting it off. But it's not on the 17 day critical path to DW, so ADD might be involved. The other excuse was see if it leaks. Answer much less. Rear quarter window leaks alittle and the corner of the door glass leaks some.
    You going? If so, HAVE FUN! (Well, hope you have fun in any case but you get my meaning......)

    Dan

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  • Russell
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    Tonight I decided to wash the car it really needed it it have been putting it off. But it's not on the 17 day critical path to DW, so ADD might be involved. The other excuse was see if it leaks. Answer much less. Rear quarter window leaks alittle and the corner of the door glass leaks some.

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  • Russell
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    it's never a good idea to rush a repair.

    rubber needs to age properly to get a good seal

    notice you didn't bother with the passenger side
    With out pictures you might not believe it but I did both sides, the coil of snakes is both old gaskets, I say it's one of those around to its. The 89 leaked air from the bottom so I bought the gaskests. The 87 leaked water from the top so I installed them

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    it's never a good idea to rush a repair.

    rubber needs to age properly to get a good seal

    notice you didn't bother with the passenger side

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  • Russell
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    Installed new door gaskets that I bought over 10 years ago for the 89. Hopefully it will not leak anymore. I installed the rear head liner trim that I picked up from the junk yard. One more thing off the list. Click image for larger version

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  • Russell
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    Got the axle back in, took it for a gentle 4 mile test drive. Seems good, rear end sounds quiter maybe it was not gear noise maybe it was bearings in the eliminator?

    JP ordered the steal for the box to go on the trailer. Should start on that next week.

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  • Russell
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    Made a list and been chipping away at it. Cut off the old c-clip eliminator and pressed a new one on last night I froze the axle and baked the eliminator @ 200* for 90 mins. Went ttogether pretty smooth, fingers crossed it's correct.

    Found a leaking brake cylinder, add that to the list!

    Very far down on the list is recharge the A/C at some point it lost pressure. And it has been open sence I have done the swap. Tell me if you think my plan will work.

    Assemble old stuff with new o-rings hook up the pump and see if it will hold a vacuum. If it does, flush it, install new drier, pull vacuum add freon?
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  • Russell
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    I went to the habitat store and picked up a bearing oven. Axle has been in the freezer for a couple
    days. I think I will bake it @ 200* for an hour. Don't want toClick image for larger version  Name:	IMG_20180814_130541_883.jpg Views:	1 Size:	897.3 KB ID:	1211960 melt the plastic inside
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