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<DOTracer>
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Since were not able to race for a while, what's everyone been doing to their race programs to get ready once the tracks are finally able to open?

My upgrades started last fall after our last race in November. First was swapping the V-series front wheels with the Full Throttle front wheel.

Second change was the engine had to be freshened. The engine needed new rods, pistons, lifters rebuilt, cam had a pot mark in one lobe and needed replaced plus all the other normal small parts that needed replaced.

While the engine was out being rebuilt I sent the Coan 400xlt trans to RPM Transmissions to get a checkup.

After that was adding the Co2 bottle & solenoid to the existing PPP air shifter. Next up was adding rear shock sensors. The project grew as my old Autometer MFDL data log dash didn't have any spare open channels so I wound up replacing the whole system with the Racepak Drag Dash logger. Had to make a new mount which wound up being 5 pieces cnc plasma cut, bent, then tig welded together before powder coating. Also used a cnc billet display mount that my engine builders son produces in house.























Looking forward to getting back to this, whenever that may be.





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Nice Car!

LOL! We have over half of our points series done already; 7 out of 12 race completed.


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3000 lbs.
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Originally posted by B KING:
Nice Car!

LOL! We have over half of our points series done already; 7 out of 12 race completed.


Are your tracks still racing or was this before the virus shutdown?
 
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Are your tracks still racing or was this before the virus shutdown?


This was in Las Vegas & we normally start our season in Jan. or Feb. We stopped racing late March & been on hold since. Tentative schedule is early June, as it stands now.


1980 Camaro
Taking the Best Working Small Tire Shyt Box & making it Greater Than Before!
3000 lbs.
Pump Gas 436
 
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I actually did my updates before the winter, and made some passes before things started getting out of hand. Methanol conversion, using Killer Ron's injection. Gotta say, I'm liking it.....just too damned hot for me to run now, me and the heat don't get along too well anymore.


Mark Goulette
Owner/Driver of the Livin' The Dream Racing dragster
www.livinthedreamracing.com
"Speed kills but it's better than going slow!"
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Originally posted by Coloradoracer:
I actually did my updates before the winter, and made some passes before things started getting out of hand. Methanol conversion, using Killer Ron's injection. Gotta say, I'm liking it.....just too damned hot for me to run now, me and the heat don't get along too well anymore.


What’s the weather like where your at now? That hot already?
 
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Last Fall:

- MW billet caps added to both sides of 12-bolt
- Pinned Tubes to housing 3 places per side
- Ground old partial weld down on tube/housing (previous owner half ass welded)
- Blasted housing
- Ni99 filler metal Tig welded tubes to housing with jig.
- Added LPW braces/tabs.
- Bent new custom bent brake lines along with brake line tabs
- Painted housing and LPW cover

- Abruzzi Bracket Master Glide with Pro Brake with TSR catch can and locking dipstick.

After Jan. 2020:
- AEM CD7 Digital Logging Dash
- Modified Motion Raceworks mount for dash
- AEM 22 Channel Can module
- Complete rewire - power/ground and Deutch bulkhead connector at firewall for datalogger items.
- Built new 1050 Dominator carbs (BLP and Quick Fuel parts)
- New Glasstek bolt on deck lid (body work complete)
- New VFN fiberglass bolt on hood (body work complete)
- Used/new reworked fiberglass rear bumper (body work complete)

Parts ready for engine refresh in August (Too hot to race):
- New 13 Deg. SBC heads (420+ cfm)
- New Crower billet rockers
- New Diamond pistons and .215" wall pins
- New Callies Ultra I-beam Rods with MP3.5 bolts
- New Winberg 8 counterweight billet crank with BBC Post
- New Innovators West Pro Stock BBC Damper
- New 55mm Cam
- New .904 Isky bushing lifters
- New Jesel front drive distributor

Jason G.


'71 Chevelle
3370 lbs w/ SBC
5.93 @ 116.7 MPH - N/A
 
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What’s the weather like where your at now? That hot already?


We were already in the 90's this last week and it's forecast to be that hot again this coming week....too hot for me to run. I'm getting a cooling vest to wear under my suit but still not going to run the car even if the tracks open....me and the heat just don't get along....


Mark Goulette
Owner/Driver of the Livin' The Dream Racing dragster
www.livinthedreamracing.com
"Speed kills but it's better than going slow!"
Authorized Amsoil Retailer
 
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Too hot. Just now getting comfortable for us true Floridians.
 
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Originally posted by maliciousintent:
Too hot. Just now getting comfortable for us true Floridians.


I grew up in the mountains of Colorado. While I could function in the heat and humidity when I was younger, now it really takes its toll on me...you can keep it....I'm headed back in about a year or so....plan was 3-5 years here max anyway....


Mark Goulette
Owner/Driver of the Livin' The Dream Racing dragster
www.livinthedreamracing.com
"Speed kills but it's better than going slow!"
Authorized Amsoil Retailer
 
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I increased my ring gap.
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And mounted a wing on the car

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I had a new body and wing built for my Landshark...Thats about it other than the usual off season stuff
 
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Been wanting to build a truck for a while so a few yrs ago I picked up a real clean Isuzu Hombre {S10} for $300 with plans of building a cheap bracket truck.

Well ……… Aside from the cheap part, its a pretty cool truck. It's got a 700+hp big block/glide Fab 9 rear, moly cage, 4 wheel disc, set up for footbrake or top bulb. The hood is unique to the Hombre, so no aftermarket stuff is available so I fit the big block under the original factory flat hood but also made my own custom 3" steel cowl hood too.

Trucks up and running and I hope to be painting it in the next few weeks. Been a fun build but waaaaay more work and time than I originally thought. Looks like we might make opening day after all Razz
 
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Did a cam swap in the Skyhawk before last season ended and was able to test it. Definitely improved! New slicks and misc electrical items over the winter. Only new belts for the Firebird.


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perfecting a better mousetrap
 
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5 new Goodyear Endurance trailer tires
 
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Replacing my Bad Red MSD #7320 ignition box for the new version Black #7330 box. Hoping to pick up my lost et and speed!

IHRA ACDELCO Canadian Nationals
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A new 582

And, thanks to TOP FUEL a fresh and working perfectly powerglide.

Also, many of the racers on her contributed to the trouble shooting on the trans. It was working perfectly for about 300 runs and then just quit flowing fluid. Something stuck in the valve body.

Many thanks to all the helped out with their experience.

Went out to a limited test session, made three runs, had to lift on all three. The new motor ran great, nothing fell off, and the trans worked perfect.

With a good day on a good track, we should be able to get it just right in the TERMINATOR dept and be ready to rock.

Virus be gone.

LET'S GO RACIN BOYS......and GIRLS.
 
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DOTracer,
Are you keeping or selling the Autometer Dash and complementary bits?
 
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Well I added a swing arm to replace my lower 4 link bars. Just really never could come up with a good place to put an ARB in it.



Made new sleeves for my carb to go from 775 to 975 CFM.



Adding a new aluminum seat to replace the plastic one.



Finally marked a bunch of my ratty wiring with the shrink tube printer I have had for a while.

Added a thermostatically controlled switch for my trans cooler fan. Added oil pressure and water temp to my data recorder. New crab cap crank trigger distributor.

Added interior lighting for strapping in when it's dark.




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DoTracer
What is the back spacing of your front wheels. When I installed the TRZ front control arms, coil overs with the stock spindle, it brought the front wheels closer to the front fenders then with the stock control arms. I had to buy ( for now ) steel rims with more back space to clear the fenders on the BU.
 
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