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Dave_C
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posted 04-08-2003 11:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Had a blast at the NMRA Race in Reynolds, GA this weekend. More details later. But, for now:

Later,
David Cole

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capri man
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posted 04-08-2003 11:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
sorry i missed it dave. i bet you had a ball!

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Moneymaker
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posted 04-08-2003 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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Hans olsson
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posted 04-08-2003 12:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hans olsson   Click Here to Email Hans olsson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thats a fine looking dragster.

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bluestreek
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posted 04-08-2003 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very
Anything that breaks the 5 sec. barrier is awesome in my book! Good job!!

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1966 Mustang Coupe: Custom glass hood and BIG scoop sits atop a 289 stroked to 331 c.i., Steel crank and girdle, 5.4 H-beams, Forged slugs, TFS alum. heads, ported Stealth 8020 intake, Xtreme 274 Solid Roller, Holley 750 HP, long tubes, 4speed, 9" 3.50 posi.
2nd pass: 12.11 @ 114 mph
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Ryan Wilke
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posted 04-08-2003 12:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...that sounds VERY , Dave!!!!

With all the hard work and research you've done to get your new BBF project to this point, you deserve it!

Ryan

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clevelandstyle
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posted 04-08-2003 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool!

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steve'66
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posted 04-08-2003 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very Cool Dave!

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SG236
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posted 04-08-2003 05:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SG236   Click Here to Email SG236     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
David,

Looks great and I bet it is a rush. I took my car to the track friday night but it was a rainout and this friday the low is supposed to be 39 and that means about 34 on the mountain.

I will probably go to Brainerd on Sat Night


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kid vishus
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posted 04-08-2003 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool, Dave!

I bet that was a blast.

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PONY2178
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posted 04-08-2003 09:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PONY2178   Click Here to Email PONY2178     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dave_C:
Had a blast at the NMRA Race in Reynolds, GA this weekend. More details later. But, for now:

Later,
David Cole


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PONY2178
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posted 04-08-2003 09:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PONY2178   Click Here to Email PONY2178     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Dave, I met you Sunday at Reynolds in the staging lanes. You have a great looking and running dragster!

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steve'66
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posted 04-08-2003 10:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dave,

Tell us what it is like to drive it.

Does it pull wheelies? Does it go straight? You know, what's it like?


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jsracingbbf
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posted 04-09-2003 12:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
VERY Super to see a RED running a BBF and whoopin the bowtie boys!

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capri man
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posted 04-09-2003 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey dave, do you know randy macky from opalaka, al? he runs a ford red also. we need to get him and his son on here, they are good people.

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Fastymz
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posted 04-09-2003 02:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dave like Steve said tell us more about it.
How does 4.9 sound something like that.

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Dave_C
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posted 04-09-2003 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys.

As I said, I had a blast this weekend. Even though I didn't get to race it in the race. I had called the NMRA a few weeks ago and was told that the bracket race portion of race weekend would be run on whatever length the host track uses for it's weekly program. Reynolds, Ga races on the 1/8, so a buddy and I went thinking it was 1/8 mile. Got there and and they had decided to race it on the 1/4. I had no NHRA license or -5A full firesuit, so I couldn't race. I tracked down the NMRA race directro and he was up front with me. Said the tech guy I talked to was a part timer and was wrong. He offered me a refund. Since I was there I ran test n tune and every time run that they called for the bracket cars. I just ran it to the 1/8 and let off. I had a helmet, gloves, neck collar, arm restraints and a single layer jacket and the car passed tech, so they let me do the 1/8 mile thing. But no 1/4 since I didn't have the double layer fire suit. Didn't matter that much though. I don't have enough seat time yet to get used to the car. I would have been a first round duck. Besides, I'm not ready for a 175 mph pass yet. The car would run 175-177 in the 1/4 based on the 1/8 mile times. I'll work my way up to it later.

Driving the dragster is way different from my old door car running 6.80-6.90's in the 1/8. Hardest part is the rolling burnout. Roll through the water. Stop and back up into the water to get em good and wet. Pull out the water, put it in high gear, hold the 3 step rev limit button and nail it. It goes straight on the burnout. The trick is letting off at the right time. Too soon and you might spin on launch. Too late and you get tire shake. I'm talking the same shake like the big boys talk about. It rattles your head back and forth against the cage, fillings out of your teeth, etc. I know now why they use nylock nuts on just about everything thing on the car. You have to sense when the tires are just starting to hook and back off.

When you launch it might might pick up the left front just a touch, but not much. It's a slip joint car and they have some "give" to them. The biggest thing is no weight transfer. No watching the sky fill the windshield and then settle down and go. It's like being shot out of a cannon. The first pass I made it left so hard it pulled my leg off the gas pedal. You have to stiff leg it. No just mashing th egas with your ankle and foot. You are sitting still and then instantly moving forward. It goes straight, but has drifted right a couple of times in the first 150'. Easy to correct and then it's like an arrow to the line. Everything just happens much, much faster than I'm used to.

On shut-down I just lift and then hesitate before braking. Brake too soon and the rear end can start to bounce. I was warned about that. Only happened one time so far and was minor. Just ease off the brakes and back into the throttle. Ohh, and its' *LOUD*. I really don't notice it. Focused on other things. It's also behind me. Notice the guys holding their ears in the pic.

Mike, I don't know the Mackeys. They live about 120 miles from me. I have see some of Josh's posts on a couple of bracket boards. I did meet Mike Stevens from Savannah, Ga. He was pitted a couple spaces down from me. He made the extended water neck on my car. He goes by QtrWarrior on the BBF forum and other forums. His is also a BBF dragster. Mine is tame compared to his. His is a 540 BBF with A460 heads and a Lenco/Brunos trans setup. He runs mid 4.80's in the 1/8.

Pony2178, was nice to meet you. I remember talking to you in the lanes.

BTW, the track at Reynolds was great. Smooth as glass, wide, hooked well and plenty of stopping room. The pits sucked until it rained Sat night though. Too much dust. Fine dust and sand into everything. I have the body off the dragster now to clean it.

Later,
David Cole


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Dave_C
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posted 04-09-2003 08:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Found another couple of pics online at:
http://www.hardcore50.com/race_coverage/NMRA-Reynolds/2003/nmra-reynolds-2.htm

Later,
David Cole

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 04-09-2003 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Dave:
As always - A GREAT weekend driving report!

I liked the two additional pics too! Looks like there was a pretty good turnout & a lot of Mustangs there too (imagine that)!

I'm confident you'll keep getting better and faster! Do you think you'll forget about us at M&M when you're rich & famous?!

Good Luck!
Ryan

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Fastymz
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posted 04-10-2003 12:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Dave that was great reading.I would not be able to run something that FAST all out the 1st time out.

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steve'66
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posted 04-10-2003 01:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dave,

Yes! Thanks for the report. The first time I drove Melissa's 10 second '66 it was overwhelming how fast things happend. It must be a real rush in your R.E.D.

Get a suit and let us know how it does in the 1/4. Good luck and thaks again for the story.

SteveW

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posted 04-10-2003 10:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the ride, you describe things very well and let us all come along for the ride.

About that bounce when you brake, use your parachute. It will slow the car down more smoothly even if the wheels get to bouncing and if you develope the habit of using the chute, you will automatically use it if something bad happens. I never used the chute in my 27t altered because it has good brakes and always stopped easily. One day I blew a rod through the side of the block at somewhere around 150 MPH and was enveloped in a large cloud of smoke. I had to stop the car blind from 150. If I had used the chute it would have stopped a lot quicker. But I didn't even think of the chute until later because I was not in the habit of using it.

John

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