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steve'66
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posted 03-13-2003 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to Alex of MM'r racing, John Calvert @ CalTracs, Arron @ BadAssCars!

Alex is responsible for the Fiberglass Monoleaf springs and John custom made a set of CalTrac's for the springs. Arron is porting the Vic Jr heads and intake, milling the heads to raise the compression to 13-1, and I am/we are putting bigger 10.5 X 28" et streets on the back. I feel 10.5s coming and hopefully consistantly.

Steve & Melissa

It's great to have freinds! Thanks again guys.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 03-13-2003 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
FASTER,AND FASTER.
Sounds great Steve I'd love to see you guys run a low 10 in May.

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indyphil
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posted 03-13-2003 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve,
sounds like that thing will launch even better. i really like the launch pictures you took before, perhaps you can take a few more with the wheels a little higher of the ground this time!

Sounds so cool.

of course I know you want to go forwards not just up, are you doing anything else with the front suspension?

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afret
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posted 03-13-2003 09:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for afret   Click Here to Email afret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great news Steve!!!! Hope you get all the new stuff on Melissa's car really fast. Don't forget to post your low 10 sec times when you guys get the car back to the strip.

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kid vishus
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johnmustang
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posted 03-13-2003 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just love fast women , looks like Mellisa will be kicking some a$$ at the track.

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bluestreek
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posted 03-13-2003 09:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sometimes good friends are better than good luck!!

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Moneymaker
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steve'66
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posted 03-13-2003 10:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys,

We could easily "spray this thing into the 9's but that is not the objective. Just want to run the number every time. We've been slowing the car down to try to get consistent 60' times, but that didn't work. The 10.66 came with the timing laid back to 32*. With the 4500 stall convertor it loves the retarded timing. We have to kill a little off the line for consistancy, so the taller slicks should help and should also kill some of the top end rpm. It's buzzing through the traps at almost 6800 rpm now and that's a bunch for a 4" stroke! The piston speed is way up there! Plus the "little" cam in this motor would prefer to run in the lower 6,000s. So that should help too.

Anyway, that's the plan. We'll let you know how it works out.
Thanks again Alex!

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kid vishus
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posted 03-13-2003 10:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just because I'm nosey,
What gear ratio you currently running Steve?

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steve'66
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posted 03-13-2003 11:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kid,

You're not nosey and I appreciate your input anytime!

The current gear is a 3.89 w/ 26" tall slicks. 124 mph w/ aprox 5% convertor slippage and we're at 6700 rpm through the traps. A little too much.

With a 28" tall tire it should fall to 6300 thru the traps and be easier on the motor and in its power band.

SteveW

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-14-2003 12:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by steve'66:
Kid,

A little too much.

SteveW



Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet


Try going through at 9000 every pass.

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steve'66
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posted 03-14-2003 01:02 AM     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 Moneymaker:

Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
Try going through at 9000 every pass.


Yeah, but your piston speed is slower. And you are better than we are too.

StteveW

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Fstln69
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posted 03-14-2003 01:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Man steve,3.89 and your running as hard as you are? I need to get in the garage.....

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V8 Thumper
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posted 03-14-2003 08:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SteveW and Melissa will be knockin' on 9's before long

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kid vishus
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posted 03-14-2003 08:24 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:
With a 28" tall tire it should fall to 6300 thru the traps and be easier on the motor and in its power band.

SteveW


My buddy in Iowa with the 408W is going thru the lights around 6200 I believe, and that's with a 4.11 gear and a 28" tall tires (Jerico 4 speed car). And his trap speed is 137 mph. So, if your motor is anything like his, it will like the lower rpm.

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CometGT1974
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What exactly do you mean by "custom" cal tracs?? Do they need to be modified to work with the Flex a Forms?? I"m curious since I just put the flex a forms on my car but left the cal tracs the same!!??

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Steve, I just watched the video of the launch again and it looks like there's plenty of seperation on the rear for the larger tires. More power, more tire, better traction. Sounds like a great plan! I wish you could have tried just the larger tires first to see what difference that change would have made by itself. It's nice to know how each change effects the car.

Dan

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posted 03-14-2003 11:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CometGT1974:
What exactly do you mean by "custom" cal tracs?? Do they need to be modified to work with the Flex a Forms?? I"m curious since I just put the flex a forms on my car but left the cal tracs the same!!??

I had them fitted to their "custom" springs Stephan.
Special deal for a special application.

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steve'66
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posted 03-14-2003 10:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex,

Thanks for doing that!

Dan,

We'll run the car with the 26" slicks before buying 28"ers after she fries them down to nothing.

The rear body lift would only clear 28s when it's launching.

SteveW

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popeye
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posted 03-15-2003 01:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for popeye   Click Here to Email popeye     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex,will the new glass monoleaf springs help control the rear body sepparation?

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quote:
Originally posted by popeye:
Alex,will the new glass monoleaf springs help control the rear body sepparation?



Absolutley. It will stop it.
We are dealers for Flex-i-Form.

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posted 03-18-2003 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for popeye   Click Here to Email popeye     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex,Steve said that a custom set of CalTrac bars were made for his application,early mustang.I am useing Cal Tracs on my 1969 mustang fastback with the oem springs that were new in 1998 but have seen only drag strip use since then.I also have the rancho 9000 shocks.My question is could use my Cal Tracs with the glass mono springs?
popeye

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