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Great Day at the Nostalgia Drags

Post  Wheelie58 on September 29th 2013, 12:47 pm

Yesterday, there was a nostalgia race at Atlanta Dragway called the Gear Jam Drags.
Before going, I called the promoter to check on his rules. One rule was "no modern hood scoops"
A few months ago, a buddy got me a cool red plastic newspaper delivery box.
I already had the 58 in nostalgia trim from the Hot Rod Reunion in New Hampshire...no electronics...no restrictor plates...ect. The Gear Jam rules also did not allow 2-steps on the starting line. They teched the 58 and said that I could run Gasser or Hot Rod class, so I entered both.
Leaving WFO the car was simply undriveable. It was all over the track.
After the third qualifying attempt, my Trans brake quit working. I either had to work on the car, go home...or Foot Brake! So...I ran the rest of the event by foot braking from a fast idle and whacking the triple Flying Toilets open in the last amber (it was a heads up full tree deal).
The car went straight, 60 footed .05 faster and ran its best ET and speed ever at Atlanta Dragway. 9.10 at 150.
I also won both heads up classes. They had a Top Eliminator, dial your own bracket race for all of the class winners. I won that too.
I have the best paging weather station on the market and the best ET prediction software, but I was too busy hot-lapping the 58 to even look at the weather or key enter any runs. 100% seat of the pants foot brake racing. What a blast. Payday....$1650!
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Post  dfree383 on September 29th 2013, 1:06 pm

Cool !
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Post  61coon on September 29th 2013, 1:50 pm

Good job Keith! Bringing home a little money sure is nice! Congrats on the win!!
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Post  f250mike on September 29th 2013, 2:07 pm

Sounds like you had fun.
Congrats on the triple win:cheers: 

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Post  Dave C. on September 29th 2013, 2:46 pm

Good job . Where did you come up with the extra mph ?

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Post  56Tbird on September 29th 2013, 2:49 pm

bitchin dude cheers king 
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Post  Wheelie58 on September 29th 2013, 4:11 pm

Dave C. wrote:Good job . Where did you come up with the extra mph ?
Interceptor A460 heads and the 3rd toilet , I guess. It surely helped to have it hook smoothly too.
My normal races at Atlanta Dragway are Lucas Oil events where I run it with restrictor plates and a couple hundred more pounds of ballast with, timing, fuel system and shift points backed off to make it run 10.0 Index and 9.90 S/Gas with no throttle stop.
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Post  Wheelie58 on September 29th 2013, 4:13 pm

Thanks guys. Now if I can only tighten up my deal a little and get a win at the upcoming Lucas Oil race at Reynolds Ga in a couple weeks.....
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Post  knrclark on September 29th 2013, 6:09 pm

Congrats Keith! great job.
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Post  bbf-falcon on September 29th 2013, 8:10 pm

Good job Keith. You are hErO material brother.Very Happy 

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Post  342g on September 29th 2013, 9:25 pm

Mighty fine job sonny,Very Happy  you did good. cheers 
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Post  Mark Miller on October 1st 2013, 1:22 am

Congrats on the wins good thing the paper box wasn't a mail box they would have put the check in there and you would have had pieces parts.Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy 

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Post  supervel45 on October 2nd 2013, 11:43 am

Your hood scoop looks great. Looks like the color almost match's the car. Need a sticker that says never late, usually earily or something to that effect.

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Post  bigblockfox468 on October 2nd 2013, 1:57 pm

Good job Keith Exclamation  cheers 
 
What do you think happened with your tb? What were the symptoms?
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Post  PanaVet on October 2nd 2013, 10:11 pm

Awesome!

Having any luck in S/G with the restricter plates?
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Post  Wheelie58 on October 3rd 2013, 12:12 am

bigblockfox468 wrote:Good job Keith Exclamation  cheers 
 
What do you think happened with your tb? What were the symptoms?
I have been too busy to work on it. It has power going through the switch and to the brake. I didn't even work on it at the track, since it was so smooth footbraking.
I will check it out this weekend...and get it ready for the next weekend.
Thanks,
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Post  Wheelie58 on October 3rd 2013, 12:18 am

PanaVet wrote:Awesome!

Having any luck in S/G with the restricter plates?
I have run a few rounds earlier this year, and I will put them back on and get it in 10.0 / 9.90 trim this weekend. There is a Lucas Oil race in Reynolds GA the following weekend where I will double enter S/G and 10.0 Index. It is tough to cut a .400 pro tree lite with all of the ballast in the car (3900...4000#) and the timing backed off.
I am sure ready to give it a try!

Thanks all for the nice comments
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