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nickleman60
11-17-2010, 03:42 PM
Weather permitting, looking for cold temps, I'm going to try and cut a new best time. If anyone wants to go let me know.

Roadhawg
11-17-2010, 06:46 PM
I believe John B is planning on taking his 2011 California special Mustang. I told him to talk to you about throwing his drag slicks in the back of your truck, as he plans on driving it there. Also he maybe putting a little spray to it. If Kelly is not busy I may talk him into trailing my Mustang to VMP. If not I may tag along with you.

nickleman60
11-17-2010, 07:14 PM
I believe John B is planning on taking his 2011 California special Mustang. I told him to talk to you about throwing his drag slicks in the back of your truck, as he plans on driving it there. Also he maybe putting a little spray to it. If Kelly is not busy I may talk him into trailing my Mustang to VMP. If not I may tag along with you.

Sounds good, slicks and some juice will make that 5.0 romp. Hopefully you can line Kelly up to trailer your car. It'd be cool if Chris would bring his car down also.

1MTNCAT
11-17-2010, 09:27 PM
Hope you have some good luck there.

Todd, Wish you well there too. You also need to get Jennifer there with the bird if the air is good. ;)

BLOWN38
11-17-2010, 09:51 PM
I won't make it. Got leaves to clean up this weekend.

nickleman60
11-18-2010, 08:25 AM
I won't make it. Got leaves to clean up this weekend.

What about the 28th weekend? Dalke said he's going to be at MIR so I was thinking about going.

BLOWN38
11-18-2010, 11:52 AM
I'm not sure about that one either, but we'll see what happens.

Roadhawg
11-18-2010, 07:33 PM
Looks like the Mustang has a ride to VMP on Saturday.

nickleman60
11-18-2010, 08:06 PM
Looks like the Mustang has a ride to VMP on Saturday.

Cool..................:D

1MTNCAT
11-19-2010, 11:06 PM
Keep me posted on results! ;)

nickleman60
11-20-2010, 08:37 AM
Keep me posted on results! ;)

Hopefully I'll have good results to post...........:rolleyes:

nickleman60
11-20-2010, 08:38 PM
Traction problems plagued me in the early runs and I couldn't run anything faster than an 11.70. 60' times were 1.9, 1.89 & 2.2 then I changed rear tires to a set of M/T full slicks and ran a best of 11.378 @ 118.11 with a 1.62 60'. These tires are 27" compared to my other tires which are 28" and I think it was hurting my top end numbers. 50 degree temps instead of 70 degree temps would have also helped my car as it loves colder air. I plan on coming back on the 4th of Dec. and try one last time for a personal best.

On a side note my buddy took his 2011 California Special 5.0 Mustang with 1200 miles down the track today. With the combination of my slicks and a 75 shot he ran an 11.42 @ 120. It was his first ever 11 sec. run and he was estatic to say the least. Those new 5.0's are monsters just waiting to be woke up.

frdlvr30
11-20-2010, 09:11 PM
Traction problems plagued me in the early runs and I couldn't run anything faster than an 11.70. 60' times were 1.9, 1.89 & 2.2 then I changed rear tires to a set of M/T full slicks and ran a best of 11.378 @ 118.11 with a 1.62 60'. These tires are 27" compared to my other tires which are 28" and I think it was hurting my top end numbers. 50 degree temps instead of 70 degree temps would have also helped my car as it loves colder air. I plan on coming back on the 4th of Dec. and try one last time for a personal best.

On a side note my buddy took his 2011 California Special 5.0 Mustang with 1200 miles down the track today. With the combination of my slicks and a 75 shot he ran an 11.42 @ 120. It was his first ever 11 sec. run and he was estatic to say the least. Those new 5.0's are monsters just waiting to be woke up.

Im glad it ran good. And yeah those new 5.0L heads flow better than the GT500 heads. Thats saying alot....

frdlvr30
11-20-2010, 09:13 PM
And what do you think about a guy putting the bottle on his new car before he has likely even made the first payment? That is hardcore!!

nickleman60
11-20-2010, 09:20 PM
And what do you think about a guy putting the bottle on his new car before he has likely even made the first payment? That is hardcore!!

They broke the mold when John B. was born..................:eek:

BLOWN38
11-20-2010, 10:52 PM
Glad all went well for you guys. Wonder where all your mph went? Maybe the air, it was pretty nice today.

nickleman60
11-20-2010, 11:13 PM
Wonder where all your mph went? Maybe the air, it was pretty nice today.

I wonder too....:confused:

I was walking around in short sleeves all day. Hopefully in 2 weeks it'll be good cold weather to run, last date of the season. It you're not busy plan on coming down.

Roadhawg
11-20-2010, 11:50 PM
Actually my mph seemed to be down also. In Indiana I ran a 11.615@118.28
I made 5 passes today and they where all with in around 3 hundredths. I was not the fastest today, but at least I was consistent.

11.734@114.60
11.696@114.66
11.709@114.36
11.686@114.80
11.716@114.67

BLOWN38
11-20-2010, 11:58 PM
Thats pretty good Todd! But you're way behind me now.:D

Roadhawg
11-21-2010, 07:56 AM
Thats pretty good Todd! But you're way behind me now.:D

Yes, I am behind the power curve. You have really worked hard on your car and the results speak for themselves.
There is a saying about bringing a knife to a gun fight. Seems this winter I need to get tactical................

1MTNCAT
11-21-2010, 09:31 AM
Actually my mph seemed to be down also. In Indiana I ran a 11.615@118.28
I made 5 passes today and they where all with in around 3 hundredths. I was not the fastest today, but at least I was consistent.

11.734@114.60
11.696@114.66
11.709@114.36
11.686@114.80
11.716@114.67


Thats what I call consistancy! See those 1/8 mile tracks do that to you getting a good burnout and consistant launches.

May not be the fastest but that is impressive to say the least. It was short sleeve weather up here today too so I can only imagine what it was like down there.

Great job Todd!!! :D

z90sc
11-21-2010, 03:13 PM
...how things have changed...I remember when not so very long ago everyone was excited about hitting low 13's.......great job guys.....
z

nickleman60
11-21-2010, 06:06 PM
The one that's cool about test n tunes is that you never know what you'll be paired up with. On my 11.43 run I was next to a fox body Mustang and judging by the look of it, pretty bad azz. The tree goes green and all I see to my right is about 6' of air under his wheels for about 150' or so. On my last run, my best for the day, I was paired up against a rail. The lights turn green and he's gone faster than a fart in a hurricane, he runs a low 7 and it seems like it took me forever to get to the line with an 11.37.........still fun though.....:D

Roadhawg
11-22-2010, 07:47 AM
Here are some of my runs from the VMP Test N Tune on 20 November


V6 Mustang vs Fox Mustang
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz_GgMD4gJU

V6 Mustang vs 6.0L Pontiac GTO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3QV9EDMipc

V6 Mustang vs Mitsubishi EVO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYp5F3RgvYM

nickleman60
11-22-2010, 09:09 AM
Nice runs, did you get any of my crappy launches?:mad:

Roadhawg
11-22-2010, 09:17 AM
Nice runs, did you get any of my crappy launches?:mad:

Here is your 11.37 run

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRMDcIkv_vA

nickleman60
11-23-2010, 10:11 PM
Here is your 11.37 run

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRMDcIkv_vA

If I wasn't lined up against a 7 sec. rail it might have looked fast..................:rolleyes:

By the way, it looks like I won the 1st 6" of the race with a better reaction time........:o