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steve'66
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posted 07-27-2002 06:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Been working with Alex on the suspension and still have some more fine tuning to do. It's pulling the front tires about 3-4" off the track. Any way it ran a 10.875 @ 123.8 mph, with a ho hum 1.56 60'er. We should be able to shave another .1-.2 off that soon. Gotta video tape it so we can study it later.
"Alex is my hero"

SteveW

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clevelandstyle
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posted 07-27-2002 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm glad you're making progress. Melissa must be lovin' it.

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Ben
Grabber Green '70 Mach I 351C 4V
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Fastymz
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posted 07-27-2002 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thats fast Steve,do you think you can get it to the 10.4 area?
And when are going to run Sac,again.

SCOOP

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steve'66
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posted 07-27-2002 07:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Ben,

And Ron, It'll get a h.p. boost this winter. But we gotta use the h.p. we have now before adding more. I'd guess the 10.40s to 10 flats will happen next year. It's the way we've progressed since it was a 17 second car 3-4 years ago. The car and the driver have "grown" together. Melissa knows what to expect from the car and she and the car are "on the same page" so to speak.

SteveW

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Fastymz
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posted 07-27-2002 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve 7sec's off in 3-4 years is real good.And it's been cheap too.


SCOOP

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steve'66
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posted 07-27-2002 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
Steve 7sec's off in 3-4 years is real good.And it's been cheap too.
SCOOP


Cheap You been talking to an Enron accountant?

SteveW

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-27-2002 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool!

Nice job, SteveW!

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My Wild Oats have turned to Shredded Wheat.

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Dave Gibson
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posted 07-27-2002 08:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve,
The amount of change that the car, Mel and you have all been through is amazing. You all continue to lower your times and are having fun. Hopefully, you will have the traction issues ironed out real soon. Keep working it.

Dave & Terri

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'65 Fastback Modified 289 4V, C-4, dual exhaust, styled steel wheels, rally pac, A/C

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steve'66
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posted 07-27-2002 08:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks SteveL,

SteveW

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-27-2002 08:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now you need one of these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1846460056

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steve'66
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posted 07-27-2002 08:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah,

IT'LL really blow the tires off wit dat. ROTFLMAO

I was born at night, but..... not last night.

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lawless
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posted 07-27-2002 11:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lawless   Click Here to Email lawless     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve'66:

I was born at night, but..... not last night.

SteveW


looks like 16 bidders were born last night..

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BarrysGrrl
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posted 07-27-2002 11:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BarrysGrrl   Click Here to Email BarrysGrrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve - I am so sorry, I was SO RUDE on the phone with you today, and forgot to congratulate you on your awesome pass today!!! YEAH YOUS GUYS!!!! I was so excited when you called, I wasn't thinking. Please, pretty please, forgive me!

Congrats again! Here's to many, many more posts like this one!!!

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Beth

"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." - Henry Ford (for Alex)
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steve'66
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posted 07-27-2002 11:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beth,

You were NOT rude! You were a kick to talk to, full of life and enjoying every minute. Too bad Alex found you first. It was my pleasure meeting you.

SteveW

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MDF99
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posted 07-28-2002 07:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MDF99   Click Here to Email MDF99     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great Job Steve and Melissa !!

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67Coupster
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posted 07-28-2002 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Coupster   Click Here to Email 67Coupster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great Job!!!!! That 408 is really cooking. Go ahead and knock about .27 off the time then my 10.6 guess would be dead on, ha ha.

BTW what was the 1/8 mile time and mph on that run.

See ya!!

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James
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393W, 4 Speed,
7.07 @ 98MPH 1/8
1.52 60'
'66 Fairlane 500XL
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steve'66
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posted 07-28-2002 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's the slip,

60' .. 1.566
330'.. 4.476
1/8 .. 6.926
mph .. 99.85
1000'.. 9.060
1/4 .. 10.875
mph .. 123.89

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kid vishus
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posted 07-28-2002 11:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve'66:
It's pulling the front tires about 3-4" off the track. Any way it ran a 10.875 @ 123.8 mph,

SteveW



Very cool.

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Melissa66
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posted 07-28-2002 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Melissa66   Click Here to Email Melissa66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The car is a blast to drive, I'm loving every second of it, especially when I feel how good it launches off the line. Thanks Dad for doing all that you've done, and thanks to everyone else who has helped us along the way!

*Melissa*

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1966 Mustang, currently 351w running 12's, soon to be 408w running 10's (still not fast enough:-)

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Melissa66
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posted 07-28-2002 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Melissa66   Click Here to Email Melissa66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Disregard my signature
In my last post.

*Melissa*

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