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Dave_C
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From: Gadsden, Al
Registered: Aug 99

posted 05-04-2003 01:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When you see a Ford out-perform the high dollar brand X stuff.

Took the dragster to the track last night. This was the first time out after getting the converter fixed due to a slipping sprag. Made sure I didn't hurt the converter again. Did short little burnouts. Even got stopped before the starting line. Didn't have to back up. The car loved it.

4.93 @ 140.6 w a 1.10 60 ft in the 1/8

After that it didn't matter as much that I got beat 1st round. Had a .512 light and went 4.937 on a 4.93 dial. Not too bad, but the problem was the other guy had a .501 and went 6.320 on a 6.31 dial. Hard to beat that. After that I wandered around staging and the pits. Got to noticing all the big name high dollar engines on many of the dragsters. Prob 25 dragsters last night. Most were BBC. Saw many names. Shaifroff, Reher & Morrison, Bill Mitchell, etc. High dollar engines for sure. Only problem was that all but one was slower than mine. (600+ Reher & Morrison was running 4.73). Made mr feel pretty good about the ole BBF. Nothing exotic here. 557, Blue Thunder heads, roller cam, your everyday Scat 4.5 crank with dished pistons. Victor 460 intake and a single toilet.

Life is good.

Later,
David Cole

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N266fords
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From: Spokane ,WA USA
Registered: Apr 2003

posted 05-04-2003 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for N266fords   Click Here to Email N266fords     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gotta be proud of that> Great job on putting together the motor looks like you did it right. Congrats Bruce

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jsracingbbf
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From: Batesville,MS. , U.S.A.
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 05-04-2003 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see alot of that in Memphis too. For some reason ( even among Ford folks ) everyone thinks it takes alot of cash to make these big 385 series torque monsters run. There isn't alot of them at the tracks but I see it proven wrong everytime. A low dollar BBF will run with the best big bucks motor of any brand. They always walk over and look at your set-up and laugh and say " I bet you have 30K in that Old ford mill huh? then they laugh and accuse you of lying when You tell them no actually it's less than 8K. Look at Inbred jed's car's times, Look at bob carr's ( cracing ) Pretty good I'd say, for low buck motors.
Some folks just can't get a clue David.

JS
Calls em like he sees em.

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steve'66
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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
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posted 05-04-2003 10:28 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! Yes I love it too. You know what was interesting about our Ford only race today? NO OILDOWNS! LOL

Usually there are 2-3 oildowns and they always seem to be chebbies.

SteveW

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Butch Jennings
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From: No. California
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 05-05-2003 01:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Butch Jennings   Click Here to Email Butch Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve'66:

Usually there are 2-3 oildowns and they always seem to be chebbies.

SteveW



I don't know Steve, my pig made a pretty good mess last time out!

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Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan 49707
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 05-05-2003 08:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dave_C:

...4.93 @ 140.6 w a 1.10 60 ft in the 1/8.
...Had a .512 light and went 4.937 on a 4.93 dial.
....Made me feel pretty good about the ole BBF.
...Life is good.
David Cole


CONGRATULATIONS, DAVE!
It sure is nice when it all comes together!!!

Now to work on that first WIN night with that 'BBF-on-a-stick' of yours!!

Good Luck! Ryan

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kid vishus
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From: middle of NC
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 05-05-2003 10:04 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 Dave_C:
When you see a Ford out-perform the high dollar brand X stuff.


I do it all the time, and it is FUN!

It's good to see you got your convertor prob figured out and it's running well.

The guy I had in the first round yesterday had a .506, and ran a 5.896 on a 5.89. That's tuff to beat also, especially when you're .015 over like I was.


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Fastymz
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posted 05-05-2003 11:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool Dave,yea thats hard to beat.Have fun and be safe.

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