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TurboGT
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From: Hutchinson, Kansas
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 11-01-2002 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TurboGT   Click Here to Email TurboGT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd like to hear your experiences with the pee-wee sized alternators? I've never owned one, but am looking at a purchase in the near future. Right now I'm leaning toward East Coast Auto Electric, due to NHRA contingency reasons. Thanks.

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Mark Walton
'83 Mustang NHRA Stocker (under construction - track debut 2003)
'69 "off brand" NHRA SS/EA

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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 11-01-2002 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We have used the Powermaster product with good results Mark. They attend all the IHRA events and pay contingency timely. They had mentioned that they are going to participate in NHRA for 2003, but I have not confirmed that as of yet.
Hell, I have not even confirmed that I will be with NHRA in 2003 as of yet.

Sorry, but too many bad "sport compact" racer experiances already just at T&T sessions.
Even having Homes there as a guard is dangerous. He could become somebody's dinner for a week!

That is the primary reason for me even contemplating the NMRA Hot Street program.
I have a lot of soul searching to do over the next few weeks.

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
MCA member# 53321
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00, '01, & '02
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"

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kid vishus
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Posts: 3894
From: middle of NC
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 11-01-2002 01:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I run an East Coast super mini on my car. It works real good.

And here's what you get when you put a lot of ricers together at the same place:
(this is the entire post from 'pipe tools' off DRR concerning ricers at nhra national events, I left nothing out)

"Well lets see here,In Houston we used to have 2 national events a year without any major crime or problems.
This past year we had the Import Nationals at Houston Raceway Park and had something like three
knife fights at the track . One altercation escalated off track, to basically an ambush on the Hartman bridge where there was a shooting resulting in at least 2 deaths on the spot and serios wounds to others.
The news paper reported this shooting resulting from an altercation at Houston Raceway Park where a "drag racing" event was being held "

Also earlier this yr there was a shooting at a track in either NC or just into SC on a t&t night where the ricers were in full force and one spectator was killed.

Ricers are not good for the sport. In no way shape or form do they add anything positive to the sport.

[This message has been edited by kid vishus (edited 11-01-2002).]

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-01-2002 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Somebody remind me to tell you all what happend at the 2001 GLD ricer meet on another thread sometime.

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
MCA member# 53321
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00, '01, & '02
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"

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TurboGT
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From: Hutchinson, Kansas
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 11-01-2002 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TurboGT   Click Here to Email TurboGT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, Powermaster's not listed under NHRA contingency sponsors. I don't buy based on contingency alone, but it certainly does come into play.

I'm on the fence with the ricer ordeal. The worst problem I've had with them is to drag water up to the starting line. I nearly mowed the tree over on "street night" when I had one wheel in residual water, and one wheel hooking.

If they're looking to just add the "Pro Ricer" program to the National show, it's one thing, but if they bring associated sportsman classes with them, then these issues that you guys are bringing up would really come into play. We haven't had any major problems with that crowd at local tracks, at least that I'm aware of. It sounds like we've been blessed with their good behavior.

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Mark Walton
'83 Mustang NHRA Stocker (under construction - track debut 2003)
'69 "off brand" NHRA SS/EA

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-01-2002 02:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another thing that I would like to mention about Powermaster is their presence at the races. At the IHRA events, they not only have plenty of product on hand, but offer service too. Even to competitive makes.

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Alex Denysenko
Co-Administrator and Moderator

NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
MCA member# 53321
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00, '01, & '02
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"

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67coupe
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Posts: 340
From: dallas NC usa
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 11-01-2002 02:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey kid that was shadyside in boiling springs where i usally run at and yes it is getting over run with ricers ugh

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Josh
67 coupe with 351c
8.41 in the 1/8
1.90 60'
at 82.03 mph
94 Explorer
30 model A currently rustbucket
in process 67 convt with efi 5.0 and t5

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TomP
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From: Delta BC Canada
Registered: Dec 99

posted 11-01-2002 10:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
sponsor shmonsor (that a word? ) i run a little Nippondenso off a riceburner... the one from a Chevy Spectrum or equivalent Isuzu fits normal brackets, just change the pulley.

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