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mustangs68
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posted 06-05-2003 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What did you have to do to MoneyMAker to get her from LA to MA class/

Add weight or remove,any other changes?
thanks
Sam

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BarrysGrrl
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posted 06-05-2003 10:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BarrysGrrl   Click Here to Email BarrysGrrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Add weight to go to MA, Sam.

He adds weight with more fuel, different battery (heavier), for example. I'll call his attention to this post and he can comment further.

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Moneymaker
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posted 06-05-2003 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have to add 230 lbs of ballast and change the chassis settings around quite a bit.
The tune up remains the same.
We also raise the launch RPM considerably.

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,&'03
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mustangs68
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posted 06-05-2003 11:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Alex,Beth

I thought you may have added weight but wasn't sure..interesting..

Did you have any reservations about this class move,your success in /LA speaks for itself.If I'm correct NHRA & IHRA Record hold and I sure several Track Records for ET & Speed as well.

Were you at a point where you felt you had accomplished what your goals were and move to /MA for another Challenge? I guess I'm asking what was your thoughts as you made this move.

LOL...I have been think of this for a while,the move interest me,from the last threads I read you seem to be conquering this class as well
Sam

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Moneymaker
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posted 06-05-2003 11:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Basically Sam, I switched because I can be a bit more competitive in SS/MA.
The other reason is becuase no SS/MA car has ever been capable of running ten second ET's at over 120 MPH.
We wanted to prove that we could not only set the SS/MA record in the tens but do it repeatedly at will.

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
MCA member# 53321
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,&'03
First SS/MA in the TENS!
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
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steve'66
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posted 06-05-2003 11:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex,

Isn't your car originally a SS/KA? I've heard that from another SS/LA racer and he was wondering how you can run in SS/MA, when he tried it he was told you can only move one class not two. I told him I'd ask you, thanks.

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Moneymaker
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posted 06-06-2003 12:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When it was at 210 factored to 215 NHRA horsepower it was a natural SS/KA car at 2700 lbs. It could go to SS/LA at 2965 lbs.
Now with the reduction as of last year to the correct 210 horsepower it is a natural SS/LA car at 2900 lbs or can go SS/MA at 3110 lbs.
Who was the other SS/LA racer?
He obviously did not do his research.

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
MCA member# 53321
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,&'03
First SS/MA in the TENS!
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
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steve'66
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posted 06-06-2003 10:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex,

I don't remember his name. He was testing at Sacramento Raceway. He's just starting out in SS, and he's got a ways to go.

If I see him again I'll let him know. Thanks,

SteveW

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mustangs68
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posted 06-06-2003 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Alex,
For us "armchair racers" out here it was informative.

Well I have no doubt you'll achieve your goals and surpass them.


Got one more question

I have/had a picture around here somewhere,I haven't seen it in a long time, but it's of my 1969 MACH I with D/MP on the windshield,this was appox 1971/72 @ Suffolk Raceway in Suffolk VA.

It has a 351W (very modified/4speed and 4:11s in her..what was that class??
I know it was before the Brackets were used.

Sam


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Moneymaker
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posted 06-06-2003 06:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
D/MP stood for "D" class Modified Production Sam.
It was based on cubic inch to advertised or actual shipping weight.
Modified Production or the old AHRA Hot Rdd classes is where most of the musclce cars of the 60's and 70's were classified with the typical go fast hop up goodies of the day added to them. Big cams, dual quads or tri power, tunnel rams etc.

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
MCA member# 53321
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,&'03
First SS/MA in the TENS!
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
www.moneymakerracing.com

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mustangs68
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posted 06-06-2003 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yea..Thats what it was...

Yea that sounded like the old 69 Mach also

God I wish I still had the car
sam

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TomP
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posted 06-07-2003 03:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can the even car get as light as 2700lbs for K (if at 215hp)?

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