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  • Who is going with no real road/track time?

    I am taking a car that has no road miles or passes with it's current combo. Milner sounds to be in the same boat, as is a couple of friends. So who else is being a dumb ass like us?

  • #2
    Our tracks closed, after last year I swore it would be all dialed in and ready to go hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

    Last time I really drove it was last yr drag week and I had started the new engine monday before we left, now its the same deal untested and no tuning in. Oh well hope it makes it.
    Last edited by tsanchez; August 29, 2013, 11:41 AM.
    Dragweek 2012 DNF in Dallas
    Dragweek 2013 Finished 3rd place modified N/A 10.53 @ 126
    Dragweek 2015 Finished tough trip 10.39 @ 131
    Fastest AMC 2013/ 2015

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    • #3
      Tons of road time, zero track time since last drag week, which have a few significant changes. So I shouldn't have any issue making it there. After day 1 though it's a crap shoot day to day.
      Escaped on a technicality.

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      • #4
        the first 30 miles is always the trail of tears.

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        • #5
          I drive my truck quiet often.. BUT......... After DW '12 I swore my engine was coming out for a "freshining up"

          Family life is more important, and the 53 was put on the back burner. I still drove it until about 1 1/2 weeks ago when I pulled the engine!

          As it sits now, the motor is in and bolted up. Just need to finish with all the stuff that goes on it. No real changes besides gapless rings and a new converter.

          The only testing it will have are trips back and forth to work for the next few days... wide open throttle will happen as long as there are clear roads ahead of me!!
          Dan, Co-Pilot Drag Week 06
          Drag Week '11 just Me and my Dad in my 53 Chevy, which was his Dads old truck
          Drag Week '12 plus one day...Me and Dad in my 53 again....
          Drag Week 2013 with my father in law.. New BEST ET/MPH [email protected]

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          • #6
            its been tested ,but not near as much as id like....around 350 road miles and 8 passes on the track,,and not one pass with full throttle.

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            • #7
              If I somehow manage to receive the rest of the parts in time and get "Plan A" (Codename: Speedway 7) together, it will have had virtually zero road miles and no formal testing prior to driving it to BG.

              And because I've focused exclusively on getting "Plan A" together, I've participated in no automotive events this year except for a day of the Hot Rod Power Tour. So "Plan B" has no track time testing any of the "fixes" for last year's fiasco.

              "I love it when a plan comes together."


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              "You win a few and lose a few along the way, and winning is more fun than losing. But ultimately when you look back, thatís not the be-all and end-all in life. And if it is, youíve really got a problem." -- Jim Wacker (1937-2003)

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              • #8
                I got 8 passes in the other night and it has about 250 miles on it. Last year it had maybe 1000 miles and lots of passes.

                I just changed mufflers and taking the potatoes(flowmasters) out of the tailpipes really threw my air fuel ratio for a loop. Its one whole point more rich at cruise and 1.5 at the limited WOT I was able to due. Now I know why this thing didn't respond to jet or carb changes....it was constipated!
                1968 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S 340 with a 360
                1997 Jeep Cherokee off road toy/driver. lifted, lockers, stroked 4.0

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                • #9
                  Haven't had it on a track since DW12. Fingers crossed!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by The Outsider View Post
                    If I somehow manage to receive the rest of the parts in time and get "Plan A" (Codename: Speedway 7) together, it will have had virtually zero road miles and no formal testing prior to driving it to BG.

                    And because I've focused exclusively on getting "Plan A" together, I've participated in no automotive events this year except for a day of the Hot Rod Power Tour. So "Plan B" has no track time testing any of the "fixes" for last year's fiasco.

                    "I love it when a plan comes together."


                    * * * *

                    "You win a few and lose a few along the way, and winning is more fun than losing. But ultimately when you look back, that’s not the be-all and end-all in life. And if it is, you’ve really got a problem." -- Jim Wacker (1937-2003)
                    Go Speedy Go!
                    Escaped on a technicality.

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                    • #11
                      Should have mine ready for road testing by Tuesday... no time for track testing, but that's alright
                      DW2013 - DNF (Gateway - trans failure)
                      DW2014 - SR BB/PA class winner!
                      DW2015 - Finished in 1 piece (for once!)
                      DW2016 - Still "Fox Free" ;)

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                      • #12
                        That's what Sunday is for!
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                        "If it don't go, chrome it!" --Stroker McGurk

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                        • #13
                          I probably didn't read the bold print, but there is TNT time on sunday with LS Fest going?
                          Escaped on a technicality.

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                          • #14
                            Been driving mine on and off all year between changing and testing. Drove it out to get fuel, it was 98 degs today and the water and oil temperature ran 190 deg. at 70+ MPH. The vapor locking I still need to work on, the fuel gets hot and boils in the tank and then the fuel pressure starts droping. I plan on wrapping the exhaust where it goes by the tank. Any other sugestions??????

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TheSilverBuick View Post
                              I probably didn't read the bold print, but there is TNT time on sunday with LS Fest going?
                              Yes, after LS Fest wraps up.
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