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Old 08-13-2020, 08:01 PM   #601
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Well Guys I'm sorry for no response. I went to Tulsa the truck seemed to be running well considering the weather conditions. It was hot as Hell but that's the way it goes. I messed it up first round but it was a good thing I just didn't know it yet. I had been seeing a little metallic and magnetic granules of metal on my oil filter screen. Come to find out it was eating inner valve springs. I had to wait a week for a piece for my valve spring tool. When I pulled the #2 intake spring the inner spring ( triple spring ) it was broken in four pieces. Then I started looking at the valve. It was getting chewed up on the stem. So I had to pull the motor and pull the heads.Then I took them to Slick Rick's for a tune up.
I got the motor back together and thrashed to get it in and get the truck running. We went to one of the oldest tracks around to test last weekend to test. I made a couple hits but couldn't get down the track. I'm loaded and ready to go to Extreme Raceway Park (XRP) just south of Dallas Tx tomorrow.
We're just going to do a little testing then the goal is Bowling Green Kentucky at the end of the month.
What's the timing for Friday @ Extreme? Are they hosting an event or just a show-up & go thing?
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Old 08-13-2020, 08:26 PM   #602
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What's the timing for Friday @ Extreme? Are they hosting an event or just a show-up & go thing?
Gates open at 6pm. It's all T&T as far as I know. 5.80 and other Index classes Saturday.Along with a Big Tire Class.
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Old 08-13-2020, 10:27 PM   #603
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Gates open at 6pm. It's all T&T as far as I know. 5.80 and other Index classes Saturday.Along with a Big Tire Class.
Hhmm..... Sounds like a good opportunity to get out of the house!
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Old 08-14-2020, 07:26 AM   #604
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Come on out then. I'm not doing anything exciting. I need to try some suspension tweaks and get some seat time. Just little wheelies and throttle stop runs. I'm planning on going to Bowling Green, Kentucky in a couple weeks.
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Old 08-14-2020, 09:36 AM   #605
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Come on out then. I'm not doing anything exciting. I need to try some suspension tweaks and get some seat time. Just little wheelies and throttle stop runs. I'm planning on going to Bowling Green, Kentucky in a couple weeks.
I haven't seen your truck run for several years so that would be cool to see it in action vs. reading the highlights. Plus, I haven't even been to a track for any action in over a year.

I'm just a spectator but I love going to the track & watching the variety of vehicles & efforts of racers. Stock appearing vehicles that really move out are just too cool & the track atmosphere is like returning to that favorite playground.
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Old 08-15-2020, 02:23 PM   #606
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Didn't get to make it out there last night as my neighbor w/the Model A's needed some help w/a project we've been working on together. He's been rearranging his shop w/the pallet rack based decks like I did mine earlier this year so he has more room for working on the Model A's.

I'm going tonight though just because it's been too long since I've been to the track.
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I made seven hits last night. That track is awesome to say the least.If you see little Red Thunderbird that's my buddy Eugene.I'll post pics later.
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I made seven hits last night. That track is awesome to say the least.If you see little Red Thunderbird that's my buddy Eugene.I'll post pics later.
Was wondering how the track condition was w/the current heats impact.
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Just a pic from Xtreme. This is my old friends Thunderbird. I blew up my old 565 20 years ago side by side with this car in the lights at Hallsville Raceway.
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Old 08-19-2020, 08:21 AM   #610
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Back in 2005 when I finally got the truck in the 8.90's in the 1/4 I blew up the timeslip on a copy machine. I put it in a big envelope and stuffed it with red feathers then mailed it to his Car Lot believe me it was hilarious. when I unloaded the truck the other day i found one in the floor of my trailer. I found it kinda odd so I had to send him a pic.LOL
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I guess that's it for now. The truck seems to be healthy after all the unpredicted Cylinder Head issues. I have a bunch of work to do getting ready to pull out next week for Bowling Green Kentucky. I have to enter online so I'm going to wait till early next week so I can get a better weather prediction. I don't want to go that far to sit in the rain.
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I guess that's it for now. The truck seems to be healthy after all the unpredicted Cylinder Head issues. I have a bunch of work to do getting ready to pull out next week for Bowling Green Kentucky. I have to enter online so I'm going to wait till early next week so I can get a better weather prediction. I don't want to go that far to sit in the rain.
That is a long drive.
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Well it looks like too much rain in Kentucky. We're going to San Antonio instead. It's only supposed to be 102 on Friday
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Well it looks like too much rain in Kentucky. We're going to San Antonio instead. It's only supposed to be 102 on Friday
102, yeah pass on that lol.
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Old 09-01-2020, 06:55 AM   #615
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Well I got back from my adventure in San Antonio Sunday. We were supposed to test on Thursday at 1pm. That got moved to 4pm. I made two passes and the truck was running good right at 153 on the index. They had a Super Comp Dragster lose its brakes and run off the end of the track. That incident ended T&T for the evening. So we moved into the real Time Trials for the race on Friday. That came to a halt when Top Dragsters were pulling up chunks of asphalt on the top end of the track. The our Division Director decided to run us 1/8th mile. I'm going like how the hell do I do that? I run 7.60 to 7.70 on 10.90. The 1/8th mile index is 6.90. I went to bed and all I could think of was how in the hell I'm going to make this work. So I had to speed it up off the line and take a ton of numbers out of my throttle timer. Saturday morning we start over. I go 7.10 at 123 first pass. I made more adjustments and went 6.80 at 123.The 3rd and last pass I was 6.88 at 122. So maybe I can make it work!
The left lane was horrible so first round everyone stacked up in the right. My friend from Tyler Billy Hughes was behind me and he was the last guy I wanted to run. He has been tearing them up in the 7.0 class at Prescott Raceway in Oklahoma. Well they pull up next to me and I knew he would be tough. He was .023 on the tree and 6.902 I was .001 and was down there hard on the brakes for a 6.91 at only 115 to take .0078 of finish line for the Win. We got postponed again to run second round Sunday morning. What do I do wrong ? The sun was in my eyes and I got out of my routine. I go up there and stage but forgot to turn on my delay box. I went to deck the throttle and rolled the beams. I haven't done anything like that in 20 years.
Maybe I can do better at the Tx Motorplex Double Sept. 17th.
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Sucks about the second round, but the win against Billy sounds like a good tight race.

I remember him having a killer Camaro back in the day in Tyler. Cool to hear that both of you are still racing and having fun doing it.
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Well guys I'm going to be at the Tx Motorplex Wednesday Sept 16th through the 20th. It's a Double Divisional race. Anyone attending come by and say Hello.
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Well guys I'm going to be at the Tx Motorplex Wednesday Sept 16th through the 20th. It's a Double Divisional race. Anyone attending come by and say Hello.
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Old 09-14-2020, 06:07 AM   #619
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Thanks Monty. I'm leaving early Wednesday so can do some more testing. I changed my 4-link back to my old setup. I haven't changed it since the new front suspension was built. It works great wide open but I'm still having 60 ft issues on the throttle stop. I put more hit in it. And tweaked the front springs a little. It randomly wants to slip the right tire at the hit. Hopefully I get it to work right.
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