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09-29-2003, 02:17 PM
I didn't stick around for the awards banquet so....
What's the scoop? Could someone who was there share some of the highlights?
09-29-2003, 02:26 PM
This link to a TBU thread contains most of the info your looking for.
Glad you were able to attend the meet and congrats on getting into the 12s.
09-30-2003, 07:16 AM
That's what I was looking for.
It was good to meet you. See you next time.
09-30-2003, 02:50 PM
Hey Dan, how bad was is the rear end? You said it had started clunking. My clutch seems to be Ok.
09-30-2003, 06:29 PM
That's weird about your clutch. I wonder if maybe it was the posi clutches? or your rear brakes? ??
Glad everythings fine now.
My clunking noise turned out to be a broken differential housing.
I wonder if I'm the first one to break one of those? I'm planning to get it welded and gussetted. I may swap out the gear while it's apart. What gear are you running?
Here's a picture of the crack on the front passenger side bushing mount.
09-30-2003, 08:29 PM
It was good to meet you. Car was real fast, congrats on the 12sec run.
I may have a extra housing if you need one. Give me a mail
09-30-2003, 08:31 PM
Now, that is weird. I've never heard of that one. It looks like it's the aluminum housing, is it? If so I could maybe understand why.
10-01-2003, 05:40 AM
Yes, it's an aluminum housing from a 99 Cobra.
10-01-2003, 08:37 AM
I broke the bolts but I still have the stock iron housing. Mine was from the powerbraking. Tell you, it scared the he!! out of me when they broke too.
10-01-2003, 08:40 AM
What's up? Why hasn't anyone posted anything about the Shootout here? Let's hear some stories. I heard there was some pretty good SC carnage there. Let's hear about it at SCCOA.
10-01-2003, 09:24 AM
TBU is the cool place to be.
10-01-2003, 09:39 AM
Unfortunately can't get on that board at work and hate browsing online with dial up at home.
10-01-2003, 10:58 PM
From the TBU:
Chris Wise 11.1
Gary Kuhn 12.1
David Dalke 12.6
Kurt Kreisz 12.8
Dan Sly 12.9
Mike Puckett 12.9
Andy Erickson 13.0
Tony Serno 13.0
Anthony Rongo 13.2
Steve Webb 13.4
Kurt Sunday 13.6
Thomas Aden 13.9
Those who raced:
Dan (Sly SC)
The Guy on 20's that I keep forgetting his NAME?!?!!
Brad Doer (sp) (MK8 engine in 95ish Bird)
Pro Street Rich
I dunno who else.
Anyway, The Super Mod class was designed for Wise, Coy Miller and Dr. Fred to compete in. When it came down to just Wise.......they lumped a bunch of the 12/low 13 sec cars from the Mod class into SUPER Mod.
So that left just about 7 or 8 in the Mod class. For this class:
1st place - Thomas Aden (best of 13.9 @ 101)
2nd place - Micah Miller (best of 14.2 @ 9
3rd place - Chris Spanel (best of 14.0 @ 100-101)
In the stock Class:
1st place - Brandon Garnett (15.19 @ 92)
2nd place - Bill Evanoff?
And in the Super Mod class:
1st place - David Dalke
2nd place - Kurt Kreisz
10-02-2003, 09:44 AM
I think "the Kurt Sunday" got 3rd in the super modified
Also, the dyno was set up for super modified that had a stroker crank, however racing was different it was the top 8 fastest cars no matter what.
Chris Wise was just kind enough not to race at all and David N. had broke the night before.
It ended up the 2 fastest cars(David D and Kurt K.) raced in the final of the Super Mod which worked out great. All of the racing was really exciting.
10-02-2003, 10:20 AM
Gary, your car was beautiful. It ran (will run) good. To bad about your mishap. Good luck getting it back up and running.
10-02-2003, 12:18 PM
I finally got the heads off my engine last night. Other than a small nick on the piston from hitting the bent intake valve, it looked perfect.
I haven't had the heads off since November 2002 and was curious to see how the pistons and 4.2 liter headgaskets looked after using a couple bottles of nitrous. Other than a little carbon they look brand new and so do the cylinder walls. The head gaskets showed no signs of leaking even after my last dyno pull with nitrous (444 rwhp 558 rwtq).
The new rocker studs are due in today, so if Stegiemeier can get the machine work done in a few days, I'll be back together and ready for the track by next weekend.
My current goal for this season (ends Oct 26th) is to bump Coy from the #2 spot. I think the ET Drags will give me enough traction to do it, but I'm not feeling very good about the stock halfshafts. I'll let you guys know how it turns out.
10-02-2003, 02:53 PM
Glad to here the good news, mine looks good also. The guy only charged me $20 to weld the head. He said I should of stopped when I seen the 1st little bubble in the overflow(remember that LITTLE buble we seen on the dyno?) Any way I think alot was when I overreved in 1st gear, I also had a big backfire and probably hit the fuel cutoff. Anyway I hope to be fine. I might want to step the TQ on the head bolts back a little (1/2") What is Chris tqing to?
I would like to setup a SC race in Englishtown the 3rd weedend of this month with Coy Miller, David Dalke, Anthony Rongo, myself and who ever else once to go. I went last year and MM and FF were their, maybe we could be in another magazine issue. David and Chris showing up would be great, but probably not possible.
10-02-2003, 05:33 PM
That sounds like a great idea. Season is coming to an end. That could make this a good year end. You can count on about 12-15 NJTaCC SC's attending as well. That's about how many show up for the monthly meets we have.
Ya know what though. With all you heavy hitter and little ol'me, I may have to do some plumbing under the hood and see what this bottom end can really handle. Looks like I may have to hold off on swaping out bottom ends under after this get together.
I can also give Even & John a call from the mag & see if they want to send Jesse (former NJTaCC VP now working for MMFF) over to make it a work purpose for them.
Keep me posted,
10-02-2003, 06:03 PM
I know you all had 20 something t-birds last year, I did not know about it till that day. Find out the details for the track and mag and give me a call. Ron D. will be down again I am sure. I should be ready to blow it up real good by then.
10-03-2003, 06:11 AM
I'm going to try to get down to Norwalk, OH before the season ends. That's supposed to be a very sticky track.
10-03-2003, 08:42 AM
What is Chris tqing to?
With the 1/2" studs, I think he is going to 100 ft lbs. You should probably ask him to be sure. I think mine were torqued to 85-90 with 7/16" studs.
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