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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 1:50 pm    Post subject: New season for Daddy Cool Reply with quote

What a weekend PB's for fun, never hurt a thing and the car was flying. Finished with a best pass of 8.84 @ 149.43. A tenth quicker and 5 mph faster then ever. 7 passes, 5 in the eights, 4 in the 8.80's and 9 flat and a 9.03. Happy? Bet your boots we are happy!

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 9:58 pm    Post subject: Re: New season for Daddy Cool Reply with quote

bigaldart wrote:
What a weekend PB's for fun, never hurt a thing and the car was flying. Finished with a best pass of 8.84 @ 149.43. A tenth quicker and 5 mph faster then ever. 7 passes, 5 in the eights, 4 in the 8.80's and 9 flat and a 9.03. Happy? Bet your boots we are happy!

Alan


God Damn that was a good weekend Big Daddy!!
Well done mate.. BIG respect Smile

You are quoting numbers that I want in 2017 Wink

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVscbPHgue0&list=UUqIlXfSAoiZ--GyG4tfRrjw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg3avnsNKrc&index=2&list=FLqIlXfSAoiZ--GyG4tfRrjw
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you can make that with the new set-up, as long as she doesn't try to fly! Still the Rover for us and still only 4 litres, 5% overdraive and about 16 lbs of boost.

Good luck Perry, hope to see you at Dragstalgia, we will be at Yanks weekend at Shakey in two weeks time.

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Impressive times,
Have you got any pics ?
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I knew how to post them on here I have a few, there are some from the weekend on Acceleration Archive in the photo coverage for the weekend just gone, it's a rear engine dragster Black and Red primarily with a chequered nose named Daddy Cool.

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very impressive,
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind comments, hoping for a little more at the end of the month, 150 would be nice!

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks cool and certainly great times

What sort of transmission do you run in that? A transaxle or a box and separate diff?

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a C4 box with a shift kit conversion to full manual running into a Fprd 9" with 4.56 gears.

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 7:03 pm    Post subject: The story continues Reply with quote

So we are back at Shakey for the second round, quite hot and very humid conditions. 70% or 65% for the whole weekend, we ran Saturday twice, exciting moment when in the lanes and a Beetle got vertical and demolished the Christmas tree, this following an oil down meant a long time in the lanes and a very cold engine to start with, 9.12 @ 145+ and we are pretty happy given the circumstances. Back in the pits and gave it some more idle fuel to slow the tickover and took two degrees of timing out, another loooong trip down the lanes and we got a 9.18 @ 145. We gat a third pass and having bumped the timing to 36 degrees we make a 9.08 @ 146. Sunday is another day of qualifying and we ran a 9.04 at 145 and everything several fire ups later we determined the limiter was certainly playing up and elected not to use it race day. Next morning dawns bright, humidity seems to be down a bit so we get in line for the first run of raceday, everything goes well and we run a 9.04 @145, everything seems happy so we get back to the pit, fuel up and sit back until round 2. Oh Boy, now it gets interesting, no changes to the car, do a great burn out but the start line marshall spots a drip of oil on the belly pan rail and shuts us down. Push back to the wall, check all the bolts on the oil pump clean things up and try again. Great burnout again but on return there is more oil in the same place. Back to the pit and investigate. Decide we need to change the oil anyway and start to drop the belly pan to do this and give us more room to inspect the oil pump. Drop the pan and 5 flexplate bolts are lying in the pan! No rev limiter and no connection to the transmission is a pretty good recipe for a grenade, one very big bullet dodged and ready to fight another day at Dragstalgia.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloody Nora Big Al !!

What a save eh ??

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVscbPHgue0&list=UUqIlXfSAoiZ--GyG4tfRrjw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg3avnsNKrc&index=2&list=FLqIlXfSAoiZ--GyG4tfRrjw
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never been so happy to be shut down on the line Pel, thats a big for sure

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite possible the entire county of Warwickshire would seen a rain fall of Rover V8 parts!

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bigaldart wrote:
Never been so happy to be shut down on the line Pel, thats a big for sure

Alan


It makes me shudder just to think what could have happend in about 4 seconds mate Wink

I'll be there at Dragstalgia as pit bitch so hope to catch up again mate.

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Now looking for 8 seconds with a SBC engine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVscbPHgue0&list=UUqIlXfSAoiZ--GyG4tfRrjw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg3avnsNKrc&index=2&list=FLqIlXfSAoiZ--GyG4tfRrjw
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pit bitching for Mike?

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