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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-11-2003 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a movie of Melissa launching the '66, sent to me by Glen:

http://mustangsandmore.50megs.com/Temp/MelissaLaunching.MPG

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N266fords
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posted 05-11-2003 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for N266fords   Click Here to Email N266fords     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice Driving! You have a nice 66...


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kcode
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posted 05-11-2003 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thats cool, I thought this was sunny California, why do the guys on the starting line all have heavy coats on?

I wish there was some way for us that still have a 56K modem setup to download faster.

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johnmustang
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posted 05-11-2003 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very Mellisa

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-11-2003 06:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by kcode:
I wish there was some way for us that still have a 56K modem setup to download faster.

There is; upgrade to cable.

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Moneymaker
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Butch Jennings
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posted 05-11-2003 10:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Butch Jennings   Click Here to Email Butch Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Steve,

You guys have got that car working awesome!

Good Job!

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Fastymz
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posted 05-12-2003 01:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I still can't get it to work.So it must just be me.I let it down load for almost an hour today and nothing.

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jsracingbbf
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posted 05-12-2003 01:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Works fine here! Good going STEVE and Melissa!

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Big D
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posted 05-12-2003 03:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What's the old saying..
"You've Come Along Way,, Baby"..

Car is definately Hooking Up..

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popeye
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posted 05-12-2003 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for popeye   Click Here to Email popeye     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve,man what difference in the launch with the new rear setup.I didn't see any rear body separation.Looks like MMR'S launch now.Do you notice any difference in ride height or quality...softer or stiffer
Popeye

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rockafellz
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posted 05-12-2003 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome!! Very cool, good work guys!!

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Ryan Wilke
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steve'66
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posted 05-12-2003 11:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the comments guys! Keep in mind that was a tame launch with the motor's timing backed off to 28* btdc. It only ran 118 mph, down from its usual 123-125. Will crank it up this Weds for a couple more tests runs.

The ride height and ride quality are stock. Although they can be anything you want since they are custom springs.

Mike,
To quote Mark Twain, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a Summer in SanFrancisco".

The track is right on the bay and in a natural wind tunnel. Strong head winds are normal. Look at the flag in the video.

SteveW


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Fastymz
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posted 05-12-2003 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool Steve I got it to work this time.
I can't wait to see what it looks like on an all out run.
That SLOW 118mph must seem like a sunday drive now.

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67Coupster
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posted 05-12-2003 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Coupster   Click Here to Email 67Coupster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, what do you have your Rancho's set on? Appeared in the video to hit the tires pretty hard.

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steve'66
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posted 05-12-2003 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That run was 2 & 2.

Need some more t&t to get it right on, what would you suggest?

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posted 05-13-2003 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Coupster   Click Here to Email 67Coupster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve,

It looked pretty good to me. You had said the tune was pretty soft and I was just curious how much more you could tightnen the shocks up. I have mine set on 5 with both the front and rear of my leafs clamped and it looks about like yours on launch.

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steve'66
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posted 05-13-2003 03:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks James,

I'll try stiffer settings and post the results.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 05-19-2003 04:09 PM     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 steve'66:
...I'll try stiffer settings and post the results. SteveW


Got any results yet?

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steve'66
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posted 05-19-2003 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Ryan Wilke:

Got any results yet?

Last wednesday the track prep wasn't good enough to take the stiffer settings. So I backed off to 1-left 2-right. Then it hooked again, but a slick went flat and that was the end of that. Will try again this wednesday.

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TomP
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posted 05-20-2003 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well i'm impressed... that car is launching great!!

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 05-21-2003 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by steve'66:
...The ride height and ride quality are stock. Although they can be anything you want since they are custom springs.

SteveW,
Are you using your OEM rear spring rear shackles or something different?

I'm wondering what, if any, effect longer or shorter shackles would result for weight transfer.

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steve'66
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posted 05-22-2003 12:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ryan,

They are aftermarket shackles, but other than adjusting ride height and pinion angles they don't have much affect on weight transfer.


And, The car hooked reliably tonight. The track was a typical street night prep and with the shocks set loose (1-2) the car went and ran 1.450-1.459 all night. The light's are more consistant too, but a little too quick. Gotta let some air out of the fronts to slow the reaction time about .040. Next race on Memorial day and the slicks are just about gone. Will let you all know how it goes. If the track is well prepped I'll tighten things up and maybe pull a 1.3something 60'r.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 05-22-2003 05:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SteveW,
Thanks for your followup response and the report on your continued success!

The shackle info is interesting..... Unless I've mis-interpreted it - in the book "Door Slammers: The Chassis Book", it recommends that if you have a leaf rear suspension, you should LENGTHEN the rear shackles by 1.0"(new shackles of 5/16" material X 2.5" wide) for improved 'action' allowing better weight transfer...

Anyone with any thoughts on this matter?

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What type of rear suspension ? Are they the fiberglass leafs with Cal-Tracs on that movie..?

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quote:
Originally posted by Razor:
What type of rear suspension ? Are they the fiberglass leafs with Cal-Tracs on that movie..?

Yes, it has Cal-Tracs, glass springs, and adjustable Rancho shocks in the video.

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