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#2416148 - Today at 10:36 AM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: MoparBilly]
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Registered: 04/04/03
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Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Wow, that was some of your best work Billy.


#2416226 - Today at 12:21 PM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: MoparBilly]
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 4175
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Two pairs later Dan and Squirrel helped push Brian Kohlmann's AA/FA into the water. I had seen a photo of Brian's coupe when he wrecked it at the Meltdowns a couple of months earlier, and I was convinced the little green beast was done, so just presenting it at the starting line of Drag Week 2017 was a win in my book. When the reverser engaged and Brian backed up to stage he had already exceeded what he accomplished at Drag Week 2016. The 354 FirePower sounded sweet as the small tire fueler lunged off the line with 1.24 sixty, but it was up on the tire and skating around by two hundred feet out. Brian pedaled it once and tried to keep it planted, but the 31 Chrysler was still pretty skittish, so Brian kicked the Lenco out of gear at around five hundred feet and coasted through from there. The 11.00-81 on the board wasn't very impressive, but Lohnes quickly explained that the eighth mile ET was 5.89 at only 96, so the power was definitely there.

Tom Bailey was up next with the Drag Week 2015 winning Project Sick Seconds 2.0 which had done some wall surfing of it's own lately, so the Pro Mod 69 Camaro was wearing a white wrap instead of it's signature silver paint. I have been of fan of Bailey and openly rooted for him when he finally won with the original Project Sick Seconds in 2013, but at this moment he was the only real threat to run quicker than Schroeder, so I wasn't in his corner. The 1.04 sixty was nice, but he had to pedal once shortly after that, then once more before the eighth and the time lit up as 6.794-204.
"I'm happy with that number", I beamed at Rachael.
"Not sure he will be", she quipped back.





"Livin' in a powder keg and givin' off sparks" 4 Street cars, 5 Race engines

#2416258 - Today at 12:55 PM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: 340Cuda]
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 1671
Loc: PA
Originally Posted By 340Cuda
I was with Clark at St. Louis, while I am pretty sure they were W9s, I really made an assumption as much as an inspection. However saying that I think W8's would have jumped out at me cause they do look a little different than the W9s. I wanted to ask Paul a thousand questions but he was pretty busy at the time we dropped by.

Thinking about it, he sure builds some fast stuff, although mostly big CI. If we build an ultimate DW motor I would use his stuff for sure.

Already looking forward to DW 2018!


Yes w9 top end and "598" Mopar intake that I did.
I did all of the valve train also.

Was nervous about valve train life ( first time had to make cam go over 1000mi😮)
Over 1200miles and did not even have to adjust a rocker motor is seeing 8500 rpm+on the pass.

Set class record and lost the deal due to carb struggles and converter not matched to the new engine.

Hope to back next year and show what car really has in it.

Paul worked his butt off to get this done big thanks go out to him and his Son for busting hump.

#2416538 - 14 minutes 30 seconds ago Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: MoparBilly]
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 5328
Loc: Minnesota
BIlly great writing again. I suspect you thought more than twice about hanging you emotions out here for all to see, and telling us all that you cried at the track. But that's the kind of stuff that makes it real and makes your story great.

31 Plymouth Coupe, 392 Hemi, T56 magnum

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