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Post  ThndrChkn on August 13th 2009, 9:55 am

Most of you guys probably saw this post on the "other" site, but I'll post it here too...


Well guys, I took the truck 191 miles each way for my first and possibly only trip to the 1/4 mile strip yesterday and today... I made 2 passes yesterday afternoon/evening before they shut down the track @ 6:00 PM because they have no lighting for night racing... They had a big burnout contest starting at 6:00 PM, and I didn't get my 1st pass in until 5:00 PM...

This is my 1st pass off the trailer... As usual, my son Skyler did a great job on the video... It went 10.49 @ nearly 128 MPH... With a 1.50 60'...
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2nd pass, I pulled 2* of timing out in high gear, but I got off into the marbles as you'll see, but still ran a 10.56 @ a shade over 128 MPH... With a 1.53 60"...
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1st of only 2 time trial passes this morning... I pulled another 2* of timing out in high gear, for a total of 4*... And also softened the rear shocks a small amount 'cause I noticed it still had a hint of a hop last night... It went 10.400 @ nearly 131 MPH... It had a 1.49 60'... I'd say it liked the timing drop in high gear... And about as close to a wheelie as you can get... I'm glad I put them bars on... And it looks like it got rid of the bounce on the launch...
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2nd time trial pass this morning... Pulled another 2* out (6* total), and picked up nearly another MPH... Truck feels great, launches solid, and gets lots of attention... Ran another 10.40 @ 131 MPH... With a 1.50 60'...
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This is my 1st elimination rd. pass... Ya know how you get that feeling that maybe you should change your dial-in...? Yeah well, just watch me rip out a nice 10.37 @ 130.8 MPH, on a 10.40 dial-in... With a 1.46 60'
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Well, I bought back in, but by now I was fighting a badly leaking drivers' side slick... So bad my son had to keep putting air in it until I went to do my burnout... This one I was just not fast enough on the bulb, I cut a .138 light to his .043... Had I cut a light from earlier, he would've been done, 'cause when I pulled high gear and crossed the stripe, he only had me by .045... Running a 10.39 @ nearly 131 MPH on a 10.37 dial-in and a 1.50 60' to his 10.28 on a 10.21 dial-in... Oh well, that's racin'..
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I'd like to thank my buddy Randy Shaw for helping me at the track, as well as The 'Coug, and Blake The Snake, for lettin' me talk their ears off while I was at the track...

Oh yeah I almost forgot, the D/A was 6700' ... Very Happy





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Post  Greg_P on August 13th 2009, 10:01 am

Cool! Great times, too!

Pulling the timing is interesting, seems like the engine really liked it.

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Post  ThndrChkn on August 13th 2009, 10:16 am

Thanks Greg, I think it has a little more in it... I'm thinkin' with a little more tweekin' I can pull pretty close to the 9 sec. zone... Cool Cool





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Post  bruno on August 13th 2009, 10:17 am

you better start saving your pennies ... i want to see that thing run at the bash next year Doug Very Happy

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Post  Greg_P on August 13th 2009, 10:18 am

That's really cookin, especially at the density altitude you run at. That yellow's gotta be helping I would think....

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Post  ThndrChkn on August 13th 2009, 10:32 am

Greg_P wrote: That yellow's gotta be helping I would think....

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That must be it...! Laughing It sure gets a lot of attention... I think my gearing is pretty close for the 1/4 mile, but it's off a bit for the 1/8... I'm running a 4.56 now, and I'm trapping @ 6800-6900 in the 1/4, shifting @ 7200... I'm thinking of going to a 4.86-4.88 for the 1/4 and possibly a 5.14 for the 1/8... That's why I'm trying to sell my factory N-Case in the classifieds...






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Post  Old blue Racin Team on August 13th 2009, 6:54 pm

Looks good doug
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Post  Nevs on August 13th 2009, 7:57 pm

Nice runs Doug, especially with no air! 6700' would suck! Definitely a 9 second ride at somewhere like Windy Hollow. Cool
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Post  ThndrChkn on August 15th 2009, 11:17 am

Thanks Steve... If things go right, I'll be takin' it to Mission, Canada out in B.C. ... I hope I can make it, as their altitude is only 25' ... This thing should rock then... Shocked Cool I'm hoping to be able to meet up with a chassis inspector in the next couple weeks and see if my truck is certifiable or not... It should go, but ya never know...




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