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Offline Finnish Fireball

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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #60 on: May 30, 2022, 11:28:27 PM »


First race was lots of rain but we managed to run best out of three match race. I won 3-0 this time but that was nothing spectacular, I had to pedal multiple times each run as my ride wanted to kiss the walls so badly. Best thing was I got the new carbs tuned and engine workin good on e85. For the next race I will build more front weight ballast to calm down the wheelies and overhaul the fuel pressure regulator. Not too bad, I didn't break anything.
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Offline THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER

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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #61 on: May 31, 2022, 07:52:40 PM »
Your car looks good.
Congratulations

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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #62 on: May 31, 2022, 11:07:54 PM »
Your car looks good.
Congratulations

THNX! Appreciate your kind words sir
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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #63 on: June 07, 2022, 09:47:42 PM »
As my ride still hits the bars too violent I dig on to my scrap metal pile and made 20lbs more front end ballast weights.
Hope it helps. Total must be around 50 lbs now.



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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #64 on: July 01, 2022, 03:08:01 AM »
Awesome feeling! New PB
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Offline THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER

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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #65 on: July 03, 2022, 05:59:43 PM »
nice run FinnishFireball.

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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #66 on: July 03, 2022, 11:11:16 PM »
Thank you sir, I got the car working flawless and won the race with constant 4.7's




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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #67 on: July 04, 2022, 11:06:43 PM »
I'm fast. I can make five mistakes while others think.

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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #68 on: July 05, 2022, 08:05:23 PM »
Congratulations.

P.S. Now you can upgrade your avatar specs form a 5.0 best e.t. to a 4.7 best.

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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #69 on: July 06, 2022, 09:51:57 AM »
Thanks for the reminder!
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Re: Overseas new members ride
« Reply #70 on: September 19, 2022, 07:55:15 PM »
The last two passes my mph was down a little. Figured it is time to drop the PG out and check band and frictions for wear. These jewels were found in the pan and passages, also the outshaft splines and coupler got the beating when it tried to lock up. Those are the remainings of rear support plate needle bearing.

The reason it failed is simple. The guy who built this mixed wrong bearing and coupler, they have different ID/OD's. I will go bushed mode next it's safer than failing needle bearings, and won't show in ET. My son is in school for being a machinist so it will be a good practise for him to make some dragster parts.



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