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by oldvettedad
Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Races, Swap Meets & Car Shows
Topic: Thompson Raceway Park
Replies: 37
Views: 17744

Re: Thompson Raceway Park

http://s12.postimage.org/sshu4hn6x/Thompson_Raceway_Park_legends.jpg Found this on nFacebook. Posted by Dan DeLaney, aka Dan the Sign Man Quite a host of legends The Grump, Larry Lombardo, Ronnie Sox, Bob Glidden, Wayne Gapp and an 18 year old Dan the sign man. Dan was presenting them with cartoon ...
by oldvettedad
Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Races, Swap Meets & Car Shows
Topic: Dunn Benson Drag Strip
Replies: 61
Views: 25700

Re: Dunn Benson Drag Strip

Pretty sure Fred32V was referring to what we, back in the 60's, sometimes called "Clarabell" wheels. Here is a picture of the Ramchargers Dodge, which is the first i remmeber seeing with these. So if you can find stock type wheels, this is an option http://s14.postimage.org/m6bwazu5p/Clara...
by oldvettedad
Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Races, Swap Meets & Car Shows
Topic: Dunn Benson Drag Strip
Replies: 61
Views: 25700

Re: Dunn Benson Drag Strip

Do the time slips at 1/4 mile tracks typically also show 1/8th mile times? Yes, you'll typically get 1/8 mile ET + 1/8 mile MPH. -Dave You will also get 1000 ft. So you should have your Reaction Time (usually a bummer), 60 ft, 330 ft, 1/8 mile, 1000 ft and 1/4 mile et and MPH. Thats the dat you wil...
by oldvettedad
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Races, Swap Meets & Car Shows
Topic: Dunn Benson Drag Strip
Replies: 61
Views: 25700

Re: Dunn Benson Drag Strip

Maverick wrote:
Yeah, but the table twidling looks like fun too!! WXO was showing me the graphs of the logs from the runs. That is COOL!!!!




But think of all the sensors you need! Its enough to enough to drive you "sens(or)less" :oops:
by oldvettedad
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Races, Swap Meets & Car Shows
Topic: Dunn Benson Drag Strip
Replies: 61
Views: 25700

Re: Dunn Benson Drag Strip

OH MAN! I go away fro a week of vacationing in the Dominican Republic and you guys go and have the REAL FUN! Maverick i am glad to see your car starting to work out! The victory of man (human controlled Maverick) over machine (computer controlled TB SS)! I love it! Seriously, it looked like a lot of...
by oldvettedad
Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Races, Swap Meets & Car Shows
Topic: Dunn Benson Drag Strip
Replies: 61
Views: 25700

Re: Dunn Benson Drag Strip

Actually they advertise line locs as a safety device. You know as a way to hold on a hill. So it would be for safety That's good!! Also, how about a leak-down tester for front brakes? :lol: Many of the serious racers do have a brake pressure gauge on the front brakes. So they will see "leakage...
by oldvettedad
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Races, Swap Meets & Car Shows
Topic: Dunn Benson Drag Strip
Replies: 61
Views: 25700

Re: Dunn Benson Drag Strip

[quote="Maverick"
Oh, MAN!! Another project. :mrgreen:

Sounds good, other than no line loc. I'll try it with left foot on the brake. :twisted: Thanks.[/quote]

Actually they advertise line locs as a safety device. You know as a way to hold on a hill. So it would be for safety :wink:
by oldvettedad
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Races, Swap Meets & Car Shows
Topic: Dunn Benson Drag Strip
Replies: 61
Views: 25700

Re: Dunn Benson Drag Strip

Along the lines of what BP said.. You want to be completely OUT of the water when you start your burnout. Otherwise you are just throwing water all over and up into the wheelhouse and chassis, where it will drip back out when you stage. Go into the water, no line loc, hit the throttle to spin the ti...
by oldvettedad
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Street Tires on the Track
Replies: 11
Views: 4983

Re: Street Tires on the Track

Definitely cars with street tires do screw up the rubber left down by the faster cars with slicks. Never thought about why, but it is true. BP and Mostmint both make sense with their thoughts. In any event the street tires actually pick up the rubber at the start line. Most of he tracks, on race day...
by oldvettedad
Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1972 Maverick Sprint - Phase 2
Replies: 205
Views: 74055

Re: 1972 Maverick Sprint - Phase 2

When is the next test and tune?
by oldvettedad
Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2000 Regal GS
Replies: 19
Views: 9705

Re: 2000 Regal GS

I think it was 2008. I was driving my driver car 1998 Grand Prix on the Taconic Parkway doing about 75 mph. I heard a loud BANG! Immediately thought 'blowout" grabbed the wheekl with both hands, but nothing happened. As i glanced in the side view mirror I saw lots of white smoke from the driver...
by oldvettedad
Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little Green Men.....
Replies: 5
Views: 3197

Re: Little Green Men.....

Almost looks like he is on the Moon :lol:
by oldvettedad
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1972 Maverick Sprint - Phase 2
Replies: 205
Views: 74055

Re: 1972 Maverick Sprint - Phase 2

Image
If I can find a scoop like that for you...and with your drag radials it oughta look something like this! If you can't beat that TB SS...you can certainly scare it :mrgreen:
by oldvettedad
Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1972 Maverick Sprint - Phase 2
Replies: 205
Views: 74055

Re: 1972 Maverick Sprint - Phase 2

onee inch spacer is too much. I doubt your studs are long enough for that. Keep looking One inch spaces bolt onto the hub using the existing studs and come with another, clocked set of studs to mount the wheel. Think the existing studs have to be shortened a bit to not interfer with the wheel. http...

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