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  • #46
    Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
    Not as good as yesterday, but same for everyone else. 10.19. The cars were just overpowering the track and spinning like crazy. Off to Wisconsin!
    Some of the quickest guys from yesterday BROKE....

    and are out of the competition

    You guys keep on playing the long game and keep all of the parts singing in harmony...

    Many of us here are rooting for you

    BTW... Union Grove was our closest track when I was in High School (1966-70)
    lotta memories....
    Last edited by H80N; 09-15-2015, 03:24 PM.
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    • #47
      the "Raunchero"

      Made it to Wisconsin. This day was BRUTAL...

      9 hours to get here. The route wasn't just long, it was through stop and go traffic in Chicago, plus a bridge out and we started having some trouble with the fuel pump (well, not technically yet, but it sure is sounding different...), had some trouble with the carb, and of course engine and trans getting hot with the temps today and the traffic. Stop lights everywhere!!

      We have to stop and get gas every five seconds too, so that doesn't help. Neither does having a 4100 lbs drag car pulling a trailer.

      New slicks for tomorrow, a couple of on the fly repairs...starter celluloid, cooling fans rewired, added a couple of circuit breakers.

      The one thing I didn't have that I needed today was a couple of nails. Part of my tool box hold down pieces came loose...so much for using just staples!! Had to buy a bag of screws at NAPA and drive then into some plywood with...yup...a screwdriver. Hadn't done that in a while.

      I actually could've done a little welding for a guy today but he found a tire shop to do it for him. I guess the tire shop guy knows what he's doing with welding on a rear shock mount for a drag car. I offered.

      Yesterday the tower was calling for a welder to help a guy out, but I was too busy to cut lose.

      Anyway, that's my long winded update! Thanks for paying attention!!

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      • #48
        Live Stream from Union Grove

        http://www.hotrod.com/events/hot-rod...ove-wisconsin/



        "The attrition—mostly on the 500-plus miles of between-racetrack transit—has already officially knocked out 38 of the 303 competitors that started the week and more racers will invariably fail to arrive at the racetrack today."
        Last edited by H80N; 09-16-2015, 07:25 AM.
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        • #49
          First run of the day..

          looks like a 10.20 ET....
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          • #50
            the "Raunchero"

            Yup. More of the same. Something has changed. We tuned to run 10.0 and did so consistently over a two week period prior to coming. I don't know enough about how the altitude and temp etc affect the tuning, so we're gonna give the valves a once over, test the fuel pump...think we might be leaning out and starving the engine of some nitrous in the second half. Regardless, we should be in the finals on Friday...barring something breaking...

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            • #51
              the "Raunchero"

              Up late and adjusted the valves, but something more interesting than that is we found a rocker arm that was about to give up. Looks like the part of the steel seat for the the push rod came loose and was pushing itself though the oil hole. Fuel pressure for the carb was actually a little high and the fuel pressure for the nitrous was a little low. Factoring all this together...maybe that's the issue. We're gonna do a couple more things later this morning.

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              • #52
                First run of the day..?? 10.047 ET...

                live feed was down for a while
                Last edited by H80N; 09-17-2015, 09:23 AM.
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                Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
                Dynasty 200DX
                Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
                Millermatic 200

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by H80N View Post
                  First run of the day..?? 10.047 ET...

                  live feed was down for a while
                  Live Feed crashed several times... then they got rained out..

                  here is the one run I found... starting at 32.45

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...tcJKrYo#t=1896

                  Lookin Pretty SWEET
                  Last edited by H80N; 09-17-2015, 01:07 PM.
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                  Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
                  Dynasty 200DX
                  Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
                  Millermatic 200

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                  • #54
                    the "Raunchero"

                    That's it. 10.04

                    Rained out? That's not good for us. If everyone didn't get a pass, then our pass won't count. Dang. I'll have to check later.

                    But, looks like the work we did last night put us back in line for what we tuned for.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
                      That's it. 10.04

                      Rained out? That's not good for us. If everyone didn't get a pass, then our pass won't count. Dang. I'll have to check later.

                      But, looks like the work we did last night put us back in line for what we tuned for.
                      Everybody that could run... did..

                      and both 63 Falcon Wagon & Silver camaro ran slower today... from what I saw...
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                      “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

                      Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

                      My Blue Stuff:
                      Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
                      Dynasty 200DX
                      Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
                      Millermatic 200

                      TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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                      • #56
                        the "Raunchero"

                        Back in second place. Finals are today. Gonna be a long day in the pit!

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
                          Back in second place. Finals are today. Gonna be a long day in the pit!
                          Live feed has been DEAD all morning....

                          Soooo.... unable to tell what-the-hoot is going on...
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                          “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

                          Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

                          My Blue Stuff:
                          Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
                          Dynasty 200DX
                          Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
                          Millermatic 200

                          TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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                          • #58
                            UPDATE: Now it says

                            "Watch Drag Week 2015 Day 5 Live at 2:00 p.m. CST From Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Illinois"


                            Read more: http://www.hotrod.com/events/hot-rod...#ixzz3m6Ya3FQz
                            Follow us: @HotRodMagazine on Twitter | HotRodMag on Facebook

                            So I guess they will start to stream this aftrenoon... @ 2:00PM CST
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                            The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

                            “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

                            Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

                            My Blue Stuff:
                            Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
                            Dynasty 200DX
                            Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
                            Millermatic 200

                            TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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                            • #59
                              Wow...

                              WOW... I'm impressed...

                              You guys really stormed the walls

                              Not to mention frying Freiburger's Brain....!!!

                              He lost his little kitty mind..............

                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...igABIY#t=22697








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                              Last edited by H80N; 09-19-2015, 08:19 AM.
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                              The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

                              “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

                              Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

                              My Blue Stuff:
                              Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
                              Dynasty 200DX
                              Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
                              Millermatic 200

                              TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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                              • #60
                                the "Raunchero"

                                Ya, a solid effort, lost in the third round of the finals.

                                Tomorrow is just a random scheduled race, so we're gonna go out there and try to really push this car to the limit...

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