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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:29 am 
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Those black wheels really change the look of that car. It looks much more sinister now. I like. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:38 am 
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Thank you!

I have one complaint with them. I put a smaller tire on them than Mike had under the car and ended up with very little clearance on the 1/4 panels. I measured them Saturday. They are supposed to be 15X10 with 5.5" BS. They are actually 15X11 so they stick out an inch farther than expected. I think I'll be ok, but it is closer than I expected.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:54 am 
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Surely you own a BFH. :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:57 am 
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Looking back a couple pages at your Before and After photos it sure looks like the new tires are bigger. They sure do fill out the wheelwell a lot better.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:40 pm 
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Was 15x11 the inside measurement?

Remember there's about an inch difference between the outside and inside measurements...….

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:28 pm 
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Inside of the bead to inside of the bead.

The tires I had on it were 9X28. These are 9X30 Radials. The 9X28's look tiny under the car.

I tried jacking out the quarters with a porta-power. They are tied to the tubs and just spring right back in.

I think it will be ok. The ladder bar/coilover setup seems to have very little sway. If not I'll do something else.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:25 am 
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CEEJ and I played with the car a little this weekend. We got the rest of the sponsor lettering off of it, and after some deliberation I took Blaine's name off the fender. I did leave the J&M decals on it though, so Mike and Blaine are still honored. :D

Yesterday we ventured to Indy on a parts run. We met my buddy Jamie Fenner to pick up a 5000 stall converter. Jamie also decided that I needed 2 sets of 9X30 lightweight radial slicks off his 340 Demon stocker. I now have enough tires to last me the rest of my racing career. :lol:

Then we went off to John's where we toured the goings on in his shop. The '68 Barracuda is progressing nicely and looks great with all the body/paint work going on. He also showed us a couple heads he is working on. :D

I also bought a cam back from John that he got from me that I got from Mike. :shock:

I also moved into the late 1990's and bought a Mega Squirt 2 and a throttle body from him. Not sure what I'll ever do with it, but I at least own fuel injection technology now. :oops:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:36 am 
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After having the car out 4 times last year with no alternator on it and deciding that dragging a generator and battery charger around sucks, I ordered an 85 amp alternator, new kill switch, and a voltmeter. I have a stock damper on the car so I just need to fab up a mount to the motor plate and I should be good. :oops:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:47 am 
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I tried talking Ryan into that also. The little mini Alternator I got only weighs 4 pounds. Pretty sure he could still break some records with 4 extra pounds! :D :D Smart move Dennis!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:24 am 
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I would think so too Rick. :mrgreen:

One other thing that annoys me about having a generator is I hate being "that guy" with the noisy azz generator running all the time. :oops:

Got my stock ordered from McMaster-Carr for my bracket. :D

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:41 pm 
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Went to RT 66 today. Weather was decent, but with the normal Joliet 20+ mph crosswind.

First pass the car got away from me coming out of the water and scared the crap out of the starting line crew when I got really close to hitting the wall. Got it all straightened out and made a good straight run of 13:46@99.

Scaled the car and it weighs 2770 w/me in it.

I was 3 cars back in line waiting for my 2nd pass when Daryl Bureski drove over the crank in his D/SA 442 convertible and oiled out to the 1000 foot. Aftrr an almost 2 hour cleanup we were back in business. I had changed the chip in the 2 step to a 3800 and it went right up on it. Made a nice straight pass down Broadway running 13:28@101.

All in all a good day hanging out with friends, car ran good, and drove back in the garage under it's own power. Life is good. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:13 am 
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Now we're having fun! :D Sounds like a great car!

I need to get the Hooptie inside for a checkup before Saturday, and repair my trailer. Probably not going to happen.

Maybe I"ll catch the next race.

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