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Old 07-26-2020, 12:00 AM   #1
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Yesterday we went to the drags for the second time in two weeks,( our season is compressed due to the virus)
Last time we found we had been running the trans low on fluid, this time I did a full oil change on the trans, and filled it to the proper level.
First time for ages we are consistent in our dial in times and ET.
we ran 6 passes ,from mid arvo (25C) into the night at 17C.
lowest MPH 139.8, best 141.5,ran all our passes under 9.4 with the best at 9.35.we think our best ever.
We are just about on the limiter at 6400 as we cross the line, but don't want to shift it up as the eng is very reliable, and we don't want to be fixing stuff between races instead of have coffee and BBQ beef .
Only one win ,and two looses, but as happy as with how we went,
We are also using better methanol than we used to, which may help.
The dragster is all defueled , oil and filter changed, and back in the trailer up the back.
Our next meet is towards the end of next month.
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Old 07-26-2020, 12:33 AM   #2
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Lawrie,
Sounds like you have it all dialed in! I’ll bet it’s a blast to drive.
I’d love to see a recent video of one of your runs.
Or even just a bit of cackle!
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Old 07-26-2020, 05:56 AM   #3
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Sounds like a good day for you and the car, I'm glad it all worked out.
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Old 07-26-2020, 06:22 AM   #4
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Minimal maint. and maximum fun. What is not to like about that?? Good show.


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Old 07-26-2020, 08:38 AM   #5
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Pittsburgh Post Gazette this morning reported 69 year old was killed at Keystone Dragway yesterday, outside of Pittsburgh. Was draging a 35 ford roadster when it right turned into a guard rail.
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Old 07-26-2020, 11:55 AM   #7
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I'll 2nd. a video of your run down the strip, been a long time since I've seen a flathead run. Al
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Old 07-26-2020, 05:41 PM   #8
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Will get one.
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Old 07-26-2020, 05:50 PM   #9
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Thanks for the update Lawrie.
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Great work Lawrie [and sons ] !
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Pour 20% in it. I want to see the score read, ALL WINS, no losses.
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Old 07-26-2020, 09:19 PM   #12
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WE thought about that , but its not allowed here , we have friends who tried it and left a 202 holden engine all over the track.
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