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bluestreek
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From: Athens,GA
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 05-19-2003 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I went to the track the past weekend for test and tuning. On the first 2 warm up runs I tested the shifting of the tranny and tried to see what rpm gave me the most mph. The car ran a best of 116.7 mph when shifting at 6200 in 1st gear and then 6000 in the last 2 shifts but I was still stuck on 12.05. The tires weren't sticking to the track so well at 2500 rpm launch, so I added a 90lb bag of pea gravel to the trunk to try to get my 60' times below 1.80. On the next run I held the tach at about 2700 rpms and lifted the clutch on the 3rd yellow. It left hard and didn't bog or spin!! I made sure to hit the gears and I knew it felt better than any previous run so I was exited to get my timeslip. I read it and couldn't believe it!! It said 11.86 @ 116.6 mph!! I finally did it.

The young lady at the timeslip booth congratulated me and commented on how nice the car looked and ran. Then she told me to go see the manager in room 202. All he had to say was, "if you ever run 11's again without a roll bar, I'm going to have to send you home".

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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.
So far: 12.11 @ 114 mph (7.68 @ 93 mph)
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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 05-19-2003 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Way to go Dan,Going to fast thats best reason to get booted off the track.

You now have an 11second ride.

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SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

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14.9 @ 90.86MPH

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V8 Thumper
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From: Orange, Ca. United States of America
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posted 05-19-2003 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
11.86??? Wow, you got there by a bunch

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Moneymaker
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posted 05-19-2003 09:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Way cool !
Congratulations!

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steve'66
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posted 05-19-2003 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dan,

It's amazing how you're so proud and the track is pissed isn't it. Time for a roll bar.

SteveW

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70coupe
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From: Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 05-19-2003 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good job! I've trying to do the same thing.
Feels real good.
Congrats!

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n2oMike
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From: Spencer, WV
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 05-19-2003 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hell Yea!

Those are some killer mph's!!!

I'd love to see how that thing would run with a strong drivetrain, a set of slicks... and a rollbar.

It's definitely got the 'wheeties'!

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
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steve'66
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posted 05-19-2003 10:05 PM     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 n2oMike:
Hell Yea!

Those are some killer mph's!!!


Yeah,

That is low 11's mph Dan. Time to get it to pull wheelies.

SteveW

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bluestreek
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From: Athens,GA
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 05-19-2003 11:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My youngest brother and his boy was there watching and they were just as exited as I was! All he could say was "Holy @#!! that thing will fly"!! Everyone in the family wants to ride in the car now that the news is out. I just want to thank friends here for listening and helping with my car. I plan on shifting it at 5500 rpms at the track so I won't have to install a roll bar. I recently finished restoring the interior and I just want to enjoy it for awhile.

Ford fans are the best!

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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.
So far: 11.86 @ 116 mph (7.62 @ 93 mph)
DanH

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afret
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From: Lancaster, CA
Registered: Feb 2003

posted 05-20-2003 12:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for afret   Click Here to Email afret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations!!!! That is one awesome car. Are you going to get a roll bar?

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johnmustang
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From: Vancouver Island , British Columbia , Canada
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 05-20-2003 12:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats, looks like a winner

JOHN}

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N266fords
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From: Spokane ,WA USA
Registered: Apr 2003

posted 05-20-2003 01:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for N266fords   Click Here to Email N266fords     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats!!! I know i am going to pee my self once i hit the 11s or high 10s with this 393 stroker im building..But of course if i cant get to the ground then i wont get to the low 11s or high 10.s Bruce

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futurattraction
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From: Iowa City, IA
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 05-20-2003 11:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for futurattraction   Click Here to Email futurattraction     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great job! I hope I get into the 11s someday. I've got to get to the track, first, though...
This year, sometime
Scott

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