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Old 09-08-2009, 09:53 PM
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Nice write up Deano, now your hooked and not turning back.. gotta love it hey.. nerves n all its just the best rush.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:18 PM
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As others have said, great write up Deano and loved the in car footage and commentary. How did you mount the camera in the car? Now that your hooked get yourself some slicks or street radials for next time, beg, borrow or steel them if you have to They will make a big difference...
I like your comment that burnouts are fun, i could'nt agree more
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Although this car is no bitumen burner, I'm keen to upgrade things like the convertor, intake, cam, maybe carb and either some headwork to the cast iron jobbies or alloy Edelbrocks if coin allows. Some hyper pistons for about 10:1 would be nice too.

So hopefully with some improvment (& consistency!) in technique, the above should deliver a mid-high 12 on street rubber. And that's more than fine by me But with $42.50 currently left in the car fund, that is at least a year or two away, so will run it on the dyno in current form first to complete the 'base line' plan.Cheers again!
All those upgrades will only lead to more wheel spin off the line with street rubber.
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The floatbowl thing you mentioned sure sounds like could be the issue I had. Carb is a 3310. No idea of settings. Really gotta find me a mechanic one of these days
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Great read Deano... Glad you enjoyed yourself.. make sure you let me know if you hit the strip again, i'll try come down and be part of your pit crew I'm good at changing wheels...
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G@@d luck with future racing, what a Buzz, reminds me when i had the chance to run there, Torana hatch, well done again, don't hold back
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great read, great result for you Deano. I was a little worried that you would have car issues, considering your run of bad luck!
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Deano, thanks for posting this, its a great read and really insightful, Im a drag strip Virgin too, hopefully I'll be able to crack the cherry when I get the 69 on the road - legally..
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As far as the cut out goes, if it's right at launch, try lowering the Holley's front bowl float level. Quite possibly it's too high and the inertia from launch is causing the fuel to slosh into the primaries and momentarilly flood the engine. Very common symptom in reverse where hitting the brakes causes the engine to stall. Do you know the the setting?
Well I just started the car for the first time since this drag weekend (Hey! I've ben away alright! ) and checked the bowl levels.

All I can say is Steve, you and your knowledge makes make me sick. Sure enough the front one was way too high, and the rear was up there a bit too. All sorted now. I just need a time machine to give it another crack for that low 13!

Didn't think to look at my tacho over the finish line. Had enough actually FINDING the line! Haha.. (Got a 3.5 in the new 9" & love it's versatility).

Oh Marty, I mounted the cabin camera with a suction cup thingo. Couldn't arsed with the three other pencil cams and mics my mate gave me

Ta again for kind words boys! If I can dip into the 12's one day I'll be a very happy bloke. Cheers!
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hey deano good to hear your story! im a virgin quarter miler too, just waiting to purchase a harness to get my base quarter times too before i work on the engine. what was your dyno readouts? im running a mild 383 muncie 4 speed 325 rwp, 450 ftp 9 inch LSD, but have no idea how im gonna run!
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what was your dyno readouts?
Cheers Will Have not done the dyno yet mate. Been chasing a few issues like busted engine mounts, stuffed uni's etc before putting it through the trauma of a dyno As for what you'll run, it doesn't matter a stuff - Is just a heap of fun giving it some stick!! Go for it!!
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im running a mild 383 muncie 4 speed 325 rwp, 450 ftp 9 inch LSD, but have no idea how im gonna run!
with slicks Rhodesy, i'm guessing low 12's but as Deano said, it's a heap of fun......very addictive fun actually
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