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Big Dave
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If he runs alcohol (like Adam) and adds Nitrous Oxide he is running nitromethane. Same super heated nitrogen gas flames and same problem with lack of parts reliability.

I don't know how fast this guys reflexes are and how skilled a driver he is but with a narrow track and short wheel base car I would learn to walk first; before trying to run while chewing gum. That car is going to be a handful from off the line on, so quadrupling the power won't make it behave any better. Cars are hard to steer with the wheels off the ground (have no idea how Pro Stock bike or Top Fuel bike riders do it), but wiggling his butt in the seat of a car won't help. Wheelie bars are great for keeping a car from going turtle but they can unload the rear tires which makes handling difficult to do while engine parts are flying around in the cockpit.

I used to love Gas class race cars but I had a problem driving roller skates with a BBC mounted over the front axle. Made me a better driver but I wrecked three cars leaning how to do it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave,,,, Wheelie bars are one of the best last tunes you can do for the launch.
Why does Pro Stock take 48 minuets to adjust them at the line? Just kidding but I have found they are very important.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FINALLY!!!!!

we made the 3rd race of the season this weekend. car did phenomenal. previous race, just before the rocker broke, i made a fuel change but didnt get to run. this time, right out of the trailer, it ran the first qualifying pass at 5.012 and backed that up with a 5.014. we were number one qualifier. the car ran 5.0 every time down the track. put em all in the trailer. Very Happy Burn Out
we were 14th in points and that race put us at 6th.
ill get some videos up as soon as i can get them downloaded.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s3kaqgIZC5o5t0mXdO7U-yN5r3PrOnp1fA/view?usp=sharing
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! You must be stoked. Goes nice and straight.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hell yeah! been a long hard battle. im going to pull a tiny bit of fuel next race and see if we can hit 5.00
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out of the groove and still on it is awesome!!!! Great job!! The car can handle!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Very Happy

that was the 5.012 pass. here's the 5.014 pass with almost no burnout....


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzYvtX2iX07sZmdyUlFIcnpUVk0/view?usp=sharing

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