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Post  David Cole on October 2nd 2016, 9:46 pm

Had fun at Bowling Green this weekend.  30 lbs off front end, some new stiff sidewall X8 MT's and it's wheelie city.  lol  No changes to shocks or leave rpm and it resulted in runs like this.   Sorta hard on parts though.  Couldn't make first round today.  Bent a steering arm on on the bottom of the left front strut.  I think the bounce on landing loosened the lower strut/ball stud, which let it wobble (felt the wobble in shutdown) enough to crack a spacer and loosen the fasteners on the steering arm.  Steering arm hit brake rotor.  Easy fix, just not available at the track.

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Post  cool40 on October 2nd 2016, 10:23 pm

Cool them MT tires will put it on the ground!
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Re: A little "hang time"

Post  David Cole on October 2nd 2016, 10:26 pm

cool40 wrote:Cool  them MT tires will put it on the ground!

15X33's they have a new compound called "X8" Supposed to run cooler. Like it so far.
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Post  FalconEh on October 2nd 2016, 10:27 pm

David Cole wrote:Had fun at Bowling Green this weekend.  30 lbs off front end, some new stiff sidewall X8 MT's and it's wheelie city.  lol  No changes to shocks or leave rpm and it resulted in runs like this.   Sorta hard on parts though.  Couldn't make first round today.  Bent a steering arm on on the bottom of the left front strut.  I think the bounce on landing loosened the lower strut/ball stud, which let it wobble (felt the wobble in shutdown) enough to crack a spacer and loosen the fasteners on the steering arm.  Steering arm hit brake rotor.  Easy fix, just not available at the track.


Wow, that looks awesome David, do you have the W bars on it I can't see them in the pic also what is the name of the color on the "bird"? Cool
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Re: A little "hang time"

Post  David Cole on October 2nd 2016, 10:37 pm

FalconEh wrote:

Wow, that looks awesome David, do you have the W bars on it I can't see them in the pic also what is the name of the color on the "bird"? Cool

It's got bars, they are just short at 48" and barely stick out past the bumper. Long overhang. Never really needed them until now. In the past it would just pick the front a little and barely skim the wheels on the track.

The color is a GM color. Builder was a chevy guy. It's 2005 GM Arrival Blue according the sticker on the paint can I got with the car for touch ups.
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Post  billandlori on October 2nd 2016, 11:07 pm

That's an awesome pic David!!

Nice work, I'm sure you'll get the suspension figgered out so it can survive the sky shots!!

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Re: A little "hang time"

Post  cool40 on October 2nd 2016, 11:11 pm

David Cole wrote:
cool40 wrote:Cool  them MT tires will put it on the ground!

15X33's   they have a new compound called "X8"  Supposed to run cooler.  Like it so far.
is it quicker in 60' or et?
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Post  t-bird racer on October 3rd 2016, 9:47 am

Awesome picture!  That's framing material, and new avatar, ect.
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Post  bruno on October 3rd 2016, 10:46 am

looking good !!! lets hear the new #s
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Post  Lem Evans on October 3rd 2016, 11:06 am

NICE Exclamation

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Post  83-88T-Bird Guy on October 3rd 2016, 11:45 am

Sorry to hear about the steering arm damage David.

It was great seeing the Alabama gang again @ BG Very Happy
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Post  JACKAZZFLATZ on October 3rd 2016, 4:25 pm

NICE launch !
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Post  61coon on October 3rd 2016, 5:59 pm

Those headers are like a 1/4" off the ground. They had to have hit Shocked
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Post  D. Sea on October 3rd 2016, 6:26 pm

Nice! Looks familiar Razz
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Post  514Fox87 on October 3rd 2016, 7:55 pm

David you might want to make a bar adjustment or you could end up like I did at US60. When mine landed it bent a lot of things. Awesome to look at though!
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Re: A little "hang time"

Post  David Cole on October 4th 2016, 9:54 am

I'll make a few adjustments. I think I can tighten the front struts a little and it will held keep the front down. The headers didn't hit as far as I can tell. Just cracked a ball joint stud spacer and that let everything loosen up and then the steering arm hit the brake rotor. I felt a slight shimmy in the steering on shutdown a couple of passes before. Prob did it then. The car was trying to tell me and like a dummy I didn't listen.

Car is not really any quicker overall. Wasting time popping wheelies. lol. It's set up for 5.30 heads up index racing and I didn't want to change it. 5.30-5.31 every pass. 1.18 60's. Injection is pig rich, but it's consistent. Air temp was upper 60's but humidity was 76-79%. My AFR was showing 4.7-4.8 on most of the runs. I could lean it down to 5.9-6.0 and it would be faster. 6.0 is just right on methanol.
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Post  away on October 4th 2016, 10:23 am

How did I not see this car I was in bracket 1 with you in the 72 Maverick.......I won the Saturday Race!!!!!! Go BBF!!!
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Post  David Cole on October 4th 2016, 12:19 pm

away wrote:How did I not see this car I was in bracket 1 with you in the 72 Maverick.......I won the Saturday Race!!!!!! Go BBF!!!

Congrats on the win!   I went red in the 1st round of the Sat race.  I felt I hit the tree but it was -.015.  I think it may have popped the front wheels up out of the beams.  I was pitted to the left of the fuel shed, at the end of the road that went through the swap meet (my wife was selling stuff, so we wanted to be over in that area).

83-88T-Bird Guy wrote:Sorry to hear about the steering arm damage David.

Thanks. Parts ordered from Strange this morning. No too bad. Steering arm, ball joint stud spacer and I ordered all new bolts, nuts, washers for the left side steering just to be safe. Total of $26 + shipping. About an hour to fix it when the parts come in.
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Post  away on October 4th 2016, 1:18 pm

Thanks man! What is your engine combination running 5.30's?
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Post  David Cole on October 4th 2016, 2:14 pm

away wrote:Thanks man!  What is your engine combination running 5.30's?
598. Trick Flow A460 heads, A460 block, Scat and Diamond rotating. Cast single 4 intake with Ron's Injection on alky. 1.80 Powerglide with FTI 9" converter. 4.57 gear.
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Post  bbf-falcon on October 4th 2016, 5:39 pm

Looks Cool David.Tweety's been packin the wheels way too high lately also.New Converter and Toyo slicks have got us packin them 4' high and 40' past the 60' beams every pass. Sets down nice and smooth though.Had a 1.28 on the back tires.

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Post  BOSS 429 on October 5th 2016, 5:09 pm

3080s?
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Post  David Cole on October 5th 2016, 8:22 pm

BOSS 429 wrote:3080s?

Yep
3080 in the X8 compound
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Post  BOSS 429 on October 5th 2016, 9:42 pm

David Cole wrote:
BOSS 429 wrote:3080s?

Yep
3080 in the X8 compound


yup a new tire they came out. looks like it worked good for you,lol.

Im going to get a pair also.

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Post  dr's wife racing on October 5th 2016, 10:30 pm

I was there to see it all. I was relegated to Pit Crew duties.
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