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Post  David Cole on October 5th 2015, 5:36 pm

Spent the weekend in Bowling Green for the NMRA race.  Had a good time despite the soggy weather and lack of track time.  I go to this event in spite of how the NMRA treats the bracket racers.  I go to see the other like minded racers, the swap meet, bench racing, BBQ, etc.   Enjoyed hanging out with Ward, Keith (Copperhead), Dan Hobbs, Alan Mackin and several others.

Didn't get to stay until the end however.  Due to rain on Fri and Sat they had to try and squeeze it all into Sunday.  Late start due to water seeping up through the track and multiple oil downs.   We didn't run our first round until almost 10 pm Sun night.  I won and got ready for the next round.  Them, about 10:45 they called it for the day.  They were up against a midnight curfew and the dew had fallen.  Track was going away.   They planned to start at 9am today.   Most of the bracket racers packed up and left.  I rolled out at 11:30, got home at 3:15 this morning.  245 miles, 3:45 driving time with one pit stop.

Couple of pics of my car and Ward's.  Ward left before first round to to gremlins in his trucks fuel tank pickup (01 7.3) and wanted to get home before too late.  Had he stayed he would have had the quickest bracket car.  It's coming along nicely.  1.16 60' on motor with a tight 10" spray converter and hose friendly cam.   Mine is pretty much unchanged with just a freshen up on the glide and had the converter loosened by 150 rpm or so.  Have made some shock adjustments and it's leaving with an attitude now.

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Post  dr's wife racing on October 5th 2015, 7:35 pm

I had a good time. I wold have like to have had more track time but there was too much of the wet stuff around. I feel like I have a good enough handle on it now to spray it. I'm very happy with times on motor. I sure would like to get a few pass's on the hose before winter time closes in.


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Post  cool40 on October 5th 2015, 10:00 pm

Cool good pic's!
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Post  David Cole on October 5th 2015, 10:15 pm

Forgot to mention how Ward's car scares little children and old people lol. It incites looks of pure horror from the hi tech tuner/injection crowd with fender exit headers and 2 alky dominators poking through the hood. The stainless kitchen strainers on top of the carbs just set it off even more. Very Happy
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Post  83-88T-Bird Guy on October 6th 2015, 3:12 pm

It was good talking to you David and the other guys at BG.  (  Ward, Keith, and Dan Hobbs)

Too bad about the weather and I felt bad for the bracket racers.

I was one of the lucky ones I suppose.

I went there to get 3 test hits on the Bird and that's what I left with and some dyno time that left me with more questions than providing answers. ( another thread on here)



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Post  dr's wife racing on October 6th 2015, 3:43 pm

Alan, you took up all our track time lol
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Post  83-88T-Bird Guy on October 6th 2015, 3:55 pm

dr's wife racing wrote:Alan, you took up all our track time lol  

LOL

Yes Ward, I felt like a track hoarder after I got my 2nd pass Sunday morning before the bracket guys ever got their first of the weekend.
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Post  yellowhorse7 on October 6th 2015, 4:52 pm

David Cole wrote:Forgot to mention how Ward's car scares little children and old people lol.  It incites looks of pure horror from the hi tech tuner/injection crowd with fender exit headers and 2 alky dominators poking through the hood.  The stainless kitchen strainers on top of the carbs just set it off even more. Very Happy  

Hmmm......kkkkkk

WHAT DID IT RUN
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Post  dr's wife racing on October 6th 2015, 6:39 pm

It's mainly a grudge car. So don't tell anyone. It went 5.24 with a 1.16 60 foot at 133 mph. Shifting at 6800 it crossed the line at 6500 it is geared for nos I had reg m1 methanol in it It was on motor only and has a bunch of timing pulled out to get down the crap tracks around here. Wish I could get enough track time in one spot to start spraying it.
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Post  cool40 on October 6th 2015, 7:44 pm

dr's wife racing wrote:It's mainly a grudge car. So don't tell anyone.     It went  5.24 with a 1.16  60 foot at 133 mph.  Shifting at 6800  it crossed the line at 6500  it is geared for nos  I had reg  m1  methanol in it  It was on motor only and has a bunch of timing pulled out to get down the crap tracks around here. Wish I could get enough track time in one spot to start spraying it.
bring it Huntsville on Sunday tnt. Cool
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Post  dr's wife racing on October 6th 2015, 8:05 pm

I
May one sunday This weekend is my 10 th wedding anniv to my wonderful wife. My time is spoken for. Call me and we will meet one Sunday.
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Post  cool40 on October 6th 2015, 8:19 pm

dr's wife racing wrote:I
May one sunday  This weekend is my 10 th wedding anniv to my wonderful wife. My time is spoken for. Call me and we will meet one Sunday.
I been thinking about going now that it's cooling off some. I'd like to get some folks together for some tnt somewhere. I have only been to the track one time all year but just ain't wanted to. Shocked
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Post  dr's wife racing on October 6th 2015, 9:11 pm

I'm up for that !
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