August 2nd, 2012 02:57 PM
Went to test and tune last night at NY International DS (Geneva NY)
56 was fully clothed
1.706 best 60'
tried jet changes, etc, still working on DW tune
RT times were OK best .505, .575
worst red light in bracket race
dial in was 11.75 ran 11.757 and red lighted against a FORD marvick 11.72 on a 11.45 dial in
I probably wont race again before driving 56 to Woodward Dream Cruise ,August ?
Last edited by 1956NY150; August 2nd, 2012 at 03:01 PM.
August 2nd, 2012 03:25 PM
thats where my car should be,,,just cant seem to get it there...im missing something somewhere...
August 2nd, 2012 03:41 PM
A Ford engine? hee hee hee couldn't resist. It'll get there, keep at it!
Originally Posted by bulletproof
1983 Mustang GT 545/C6 - 10.56 @ 127.38 - www.foureff.com - Four Eyed Fords Forum
Drag Week 2012 - Street Race BB N/A runner-up
August 2nd, 2012 11:17 PM
Stand alone fuel system for the nitrous is done. Gonna get to the track next week and iron out the 200 hit with 110 in the nitrous cell.
August 3rd, 2012 05:13 AM
i had the hood up playing with the timing...a older guy walks up looks in and says " does anyone ever give you crap about putting a chevy motor in a ford" i looked up and said " just the ones that dont know any better" he walked away .....
Originally Posted by BBR
fact is it has 2 302s in it before the chevy motor,,if i could have gotten any support from the ford community i might have put a ford motor in it,,,
August 4th, 2012 08:06 AM
Update on my junk.
I finally got around to working on my talon last weekend.
Things done last week- removed rear subframe, replaced all bushings, added camber adjustment bars, tie rods, upgraded rear axles, installed a better rear diff. , replaced rear brake calipers and pads.
Also installed coil overs all around, installed new bigger front brakes and pads as well as braided lines.
Pulled the top end of the motor apart , had a valve job done as well as new springs, installed new cams, removed old front mount, installed an aem ecu, sent out the tcu to be programed.
The trans was pulled(it was totally smoked from the opening weekend at the track), I think the trans is finished being rebuilt, also picked up a new converter(hope it works well).
Last nite I installed a new fuel pump and a rewire kit to supply the pump with more amperage.
Today the motor goes back together, with a new intake manifold.
The car should be runing and driving by mid week, hopefully anyway. I have a test drive to ohio and a race in two weeks from now, lots of small details to straighten out I'm sure.
August 4th, 2012 08:36 AM
I've given this a TON of thought, to the point where it's distracting me at work. I think I've come up with an equitable solution. GF cannot get the week off and that is weighing heavily into my decision. I also won't have anything sub 13 second in all likelihood, and that REALLY impacts my decision. I think I will do this. Turn in my pre-registration and pray that somebody truly deserving gets the nod. Hopefully something single digit deserving.
This gives my conscience somewhat of a rest. Somebody who is ready to go hopefully gets in, and not enough time but at least a head start to get ready. I should have done this earlier, sorry to whoever gets shafted on prep time but at least you get in!
The rest of the plan involves completing plan w (yet to be named because every time I do something goes fubar) and doing a walkup. If I get there and get to go, rock on. If not, I'll hang out in Tulsa and probably make the Ennis ride as a spectator and then back to Tulsa. It's a decision I can live with.
So... with 30+ days left, who will get the call?
/edit, and I feel like I just kicked myself in the balls. Pretty sure I'm gonna be sick in a minute.
Last edited by Beagle; August 4th, 2012 at 08:39 AM.
Originally Posted by Beagle
August 4th, 2012 10:28 AM
i put 30.5" tire on the real of mine...with 411 gears its 3000ish RPM at 65 MPH ,,so no gear changes this year,,, about have the fuel issue figured out....
August 4th, 2012 11:00 AM
For most of us who have made it to DW multiple times, and even once, it takes a STRONG amount of commitment to actually "make" it to the event, let alone finish, or if you're lucky enough and good enough to win class, or the coveted overall jacket. I feel it's human nature for the average person once they realize the enormity of an event like this to start finding reasons to not go, except for the small percentage of people who have totally the opposite feelings, for them, as things get closer there becomes this level of excitement, and euphoria that builds up and carries them the rest of the way.
This year I have some renewed goals, and I "hope" these goals will carry me through, and continue to give me the motivation to see it to the end, it's not a small undertaking for us working slugs, and it's extremely tough for me running a owner/operator business that does not run without my 100% attention.. The last 14 days I have not had a single day off, and most days have went way into the late night, and it's just gonna get worse, and I'm not getting any younger, so I have to dig deep, like I'm sure a lot of you must do, but at the end of the day, it's ALL worth it, and win, lose, or not finish, you will have the gratification that you gave it your all, and that puts you in a small group in life!! No doubt, there are thousands and thousands who just dream about going, never to realize that dream, and never put out any of the effort that is required to live it...
I wish ALL of you the best at making it this year, and for those that have had to pull the plug, believe me, I know the feeling, and I have no intensions of feeling that feeling this year! I still have a long road ahead, I have a car and engine in a million pieces!!
August 4th, 2012 11:11 AM
,,early this year i was hell bent on going faster,,but at this point im looking for a finish,,this attitude worked well last year...im giddy with nervous excitement....