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  • Russell
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    Made it back home car is back it the shop, long night for two passes....
    Second was better but still spun.
    2.244, 9.227 @ 77.29

    For the frist time out I am pleased. I want to weld up the torque boxes some more. It should 60 less than 2 so I think it has a low 9 high 8 in it with some chassis / driver tuning.

    The TnT sticker on the 89 said 9/20 so I got back to the track in less than a year!

    Last edited by Russell; September 15, 2016, 10:09 PM.

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  • Russell
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    Was late getting to the track made one pass so far. Need to work on my burn out, spun, had pretty bad wheel hop in frist and a little in second.

    2.314, 9.453 @ 76.90

    Lanes are closed should get one more tonight...

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  • DanStokes
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    That was always a good engine. Dick didn't really NEED the crate motor, he just WANTED it. It'll be fun to see what it runs at the track.

    Dan

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  • Russell
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    Originally posted by 91CCFirebird View Post
    looking forward to times from the track
    Me too! I am not expecting to break records the frist time out. Get it back home in one piece, learn about the car. Have fun!

    I took it around the block tonight and the motor seems to be running well, I am sure the chassis needs more work. Gave it some gas from a slow roll in 1st, gas in second to 55 mph felt like its quicker than my lincoln

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  • 91CCFirebird
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    looking forward to times from the track

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  • DanStokes
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    I'll let Dick know that the Volvo engine lives! He'll like that.

    Dan

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  • Russell
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    The rear end has a whin, it's pretty loud but it also doesn't have anything to soften the sound. Something sounds like its hitting the floor when while turning.

    The window cranks are stripped (windows are up)and I have not installed the AC yet. Makes for a hot ride.

    I think the rear tires are rubbing on the tail pipes.

    I hope to make it to the track next Thursday!

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  • Russell
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    Got TAGS!

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  • DanStokes
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    Might try Grundy. I called a while back and they were "looser" in their requirements, at least for Mutt. I was looking at getting liability and storage (comp) coverage though so far we haven't actually done that. An interesting note: Our auto insurance carrier covers whatever is on the trailer while it's being towed - IDK if that's common.

    Dan

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  • Russell
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    Don't know to be mader at North Carolina or Hagerty. My application was denied because I told them I was going to take it to the race track. They said NC will not let them exclude the time it on the track. MAD AT NC! When I called the they lady said it would be fine and I filled out all their applications and took the needed pictures, what a waste of time. MAD AT HAGERTY!

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  • Russell
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    Sent my application to Hagerty this morning.
    Theironically website says 1-2 business days to hear back. I am hoping for one. I am hoping to get it inspected and tagged tomorrow.

    I think it will pass I swapped tail lights, zip tied the third brake from the hatch car on the package tray. Sanded the paint off the tag lights. It does not have a rear view mirror but it does have both side mirrors. Hopefully they don't give me a hard time about the roll bar and the harness.

    Planning on leaving the hood at home. I am assuming it will be more trouble than its worth.

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  • Russell
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    I got the wiper linkage swapped, still need to put the motor on. I think I am going to call Hagerty from what I have heard they are cheaper for limited use vehicles.

    Goal is to have tags on it by the end of the week.

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  • Russell
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    Got it off jack stands, put the column back together, and went for a slow short ride in the subdivision. Found the water leak, the upper hose was not on tight and the hose clap is pretty much stripped.

    Other than sounding like an oil can while turning it drove pretty good. At least at slow speeds the spool is not as bad as I was expecting.

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  • Russell
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    Still have to get insurance, inspection, and tags.

    Before it will pass inspection it needed wipers swapped, and tail lights.

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  • DanStokes
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    Yeah Team!! When are you driving over to see us? It would be a good shakedown run - and I still have that clean pallet that I saved for you.

    Dan

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