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First passes with the new set up! #2834159
10/18/20 09:30 AM
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A buddy loaned me his trailer and this was the first event (test and tune) at my local track without COVID restrictions which allowed me to bring the family. Also new is my "COVID Ram." 0% on the remaining 2019! Loved my 06, but felt that it was time to upgrade.

First pass in several years for me and first pass on the car since switching from a wedge and factory front suspension to a pump gas hemi and GERST. Foot braking, full exhaust, street car, etc... Car launched straight and pulled hard through the gears. I hit the brakes at the end, waited for my opponent in the left lane to clear and made the turn to the return road. Noticed some smoke and thought I might have developed an oil leak, but it smelled funny.

I let the car cool and checked things over. No fluids on the ground, headers, etc... Popped the radiator cap, no oil in the coolant. Couldn't quite place the smell. I thought maybe one of my trans blanket straps came loose and touched a header???

Second pass. There were several cars in the "slicks lane." I was hoping to race something a little more like my car, but maybe the turbo civic broke or something. Car launched and ran great again. This time the safety guy ran over to me as I was picking up my slip, "Your front brakes are glowing, check your brakes!" Yep, that was the smell!

The car runs faster on pump gas no nitrous, than it did on the bottle with the wedge. I think there is a 9 in it with a little tuning (I didn't even pull a plug), timing is conservative 32. It currently only techs to a 10. I'll upgrade the front brakes and take the second turn off next time out. Hoping to do some 1/8 mile no prep stuff and turn on the nitrous in the short term. Maybe get the cage certed, NHRA License, etc... next year.

[Linked Image]IMG_5191 by Greg Ault, on Flickr





[Linked Image]IMG_5196 by Greg Ault, on Flickr

Re: First passes with the new set up! [Re: gsmopar] #2834170
10/18/20 10:01 AM
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Very nice!! up


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Re: First passes with the new set up! [Re: gsmopar] #2834172
10/18/20 10:07 AM
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Nice, Congrats!

Re: First passes with the new set up! [Re: gsmopar] #2834176
10/18/20 10:12 AM
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RHD '68 Barracuda Fastback 323ci street/strip. Best ET 14.02 @ 97.95 Best Mph 98.5
Re: First passes with the new set up! [Re: Tig] #2834178
10/18/20 10:16 AM
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Re: First passes with the new set up! [Re: slantzilla] #2834179
10/18/20 10:19 AM
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Congrats!


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Re: First passes with the new set up! [Re: tboomer] #2834182
10/18/20 10:30 AM
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A great day for sure!


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10.01 @ 133mph with a 250 shot of nitrous an a splash of race gas. 1.36 60 ft.

Re: First passes with the new set up! [Re: gsmopar] #2834197
10/18/20 11:22 AM
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Hell ya that suckers scootin and bootin.......Time to work on the 60 foot and 330 times then it will fall into the 9's no problem....

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Re: First passes with the new set up! [Re: gsmopar] #2834218
10/18/20 12:42 PM
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Nice passes! I don't know the combo but it's really moving in the back half. up

Re: First passes with the new set up! [Re: gsmopar] #2834301
10/18/20 05:14 PM
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Awesome, great job!!

Re: First passes with the new set up! [Re: 80arrow] #2834355
10/18/20 07:42 PM
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Re: First passes with the new set up! [Re: tex013] #2834362
10/18/20 08:08 PM
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Nice passes man

We’d be basically heads up. I put a 10.13 and a 10.12 up this year on a radial tire.
I run mid to hi 10.20’s when I’m on the bias tire.

I like you have to stay above 10. Working on a 572 which I know will run in the 9’s.
I’ll have to slow it a bit.

Great looking car man. Love it.


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Re: First passes with the new set up! [Re: Wookie316] #2834493
10/19/20 08:10 AM
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Very nice!


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Re: First passes with the new set up! [Re: gsmopar] #2834520
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Been a long road Greg! Very nice results!!

Re: First passes with the new set up! [Re: J_BODY] #2834544
10/19/20 09:58 AM
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Thanks buddy!

Re: First passes with the new set up! [Re: gsmopar] #2834552
10/19/20 10:12 AM
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The car looks amazing and I am glad you had a mostly trouble.

What is your current brake setup? I would make sure your rear brakes are contributing enough before replaced the fronts, unless they are stock now maybe?

I had the opposite problem with my brakes Friday night. My car has been off the whole way down the track both outings this year, turns out my brakes are dragging. My best run by a good margin was one where I pulled the brake pedal up with my foot once I got in 2nd gear.


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Re: First passes with the new set up! [Re: Bad340fish] #2834575
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Originally Posted by Bad340fish

The car looks amazing and I am glad you had a mostly trouble.

What is your current brake setup? I would make sure your rear brakes are contributing enough before replaced the fronts, unless they are stock now maybe?

I had the opposite problem with my brakes Friday night. My car has been off the whole way down the track both outings this year, turns out my brakes are dragging. My best run by a good margin was one where I pulled the brake pedal up with my foot once I got in 2nd gear.



These are my current front brakes. I have a proportioning valve full open to the rears which are SVO Ford disc brakes from Dr. Diff. I turned off at the first turn out (my fault) both passes, but I think the car is too heavy for the current MPH and these brakes. I haven't inspected them yet. If the pads are still good, I might reconsider.

[Linked Image]IMG_2203 by Greg Ault, on Flickr

Re: First passes with the new set up! [Re: Bad340fish] #2834576
10/19/20 10:43 AM
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Congrats on making it out. Car looks awesome and runs great. Especially for a first outing.

Re: First passes with the new set up! [Re: Al_Alguire] #2834581
10/19/20 10:59 AM
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Good Job!

Re: First passes with the new set up! [Re: gsmopar] #2834583
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Originally Posted by gsmopar
Originally Posted by Bad340fish

The car looks amazing and I am glad you had a mostly trouble.

What is your current brake setup? I would make sure your rear brakes are contributing enough before replaced the fronts, unless they are stock now maybe?

I had the opposite problem with my brakes Friday night. My car has been off the whole way down the track both outings this year, turns out my brakes are dragging. My best run by a good margin was one where I pulled the brake pedal up with my foot once I got in 2nd gear.



These are my current front brakes. I have a proportioning valve full open to the rears which are SVO Ford disc brakes from Dr. Diff. I turned off at the first turn out (my fault) both passes, but I think the car is too heavy for the current MPH and these brakes. I haven't inspected them yet. If the pads are still good, I might reconsider.

[Linked Image]IMG_2203 by Greg Ault, on Flickr


I saw some guys on Facebook talking about the Wilwood Polymatrix pads and how much better they work. Going to try them and see if they are better.


'63 Dodge 330
11.19 @ 121 mph
Pump gas, n/a, through the mufflers on street tires with 3.54's. 3,600 lbs.
10.01 @ 133mph with a 250 shot of nitrous an a splash of race gas. 1.36 60 ft.

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