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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:45 am 
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Goals for the coming 2020 season will be to be consistently in the 12's. I will lose about 90-100 pound in weight and still leave the steel hood in place. Carry 8 gallons less gas- 50#, New race seat and aluminum brackets 17# Remove Passenger door panel, glass and winder, both rear side windows- 26#.
Should be able to get into the 12.80's or better with some tuning. Just going to enjoy having a nice fast car for next year, and maybe for 2021 I will debut the 4 speed after all?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:24 am 
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Sounds like a good plan Rick.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:05 pm 
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Just installed the right side Lexan window! Man that is some tough stuff! :D

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:21 pm 
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Be careful what you use writing your numbers on it. I have some fancy dial in marker stuff and I usually have to buff it off. :oops:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:49 pm 
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I think I'm going try having the local sign guy who does wraps and stuff cover the rear side glasses in clear vinyl. I will ask him if that would work or not. He is a drag racer too so he will know.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:45 pm 
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Sounds like a great plan, Rick. A man of action...

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:14 pm 
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Got the transmission pan off and the valve body out this afternoon. Going to replace the selector shaft seal which has been leaking all year! I finally had an engine in that did not leak anywhere and the transmission leaked all the time!!! :) :) .

If you remember I had this valve body in and out 4 or 5 times until I found that the problem was the little nub on one of the shuttles was worn a bit. I was told to place a small washer behind it and that fixed it. However the washer is just loose in there, and while it has not given me any trouble, while it is out I am going to tack weld it to the end plate.

More to come! :D :D

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:27 am 
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Well! Christmas time is here and a very special employer (Thanks son) and my other 3 boys and wife came together and somehow I am going to end up with a new fiberglass hood and trunk lid!!! :D :D What a nice nice gift from my family!! :D Should ship to me in a couple weeks. I already spoke to Robbie about painting them. And I have a little of the original paint left over too, so it should be a good match!

If my math is close I will lose about 160# or so. The Wallace calculator says that a 12.95 ET at my weight and losing 160# should be in the 12.7x ish range. Right where I wanted to be some day!! :D :D

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:42 pm 
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See.... puttin in the extra hours at RC engines wasnt so bad!

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That’s awesome Rick!! Very cool!

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Geez Rick, you're forcing me to get a glass decklid for my junk now. :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:17 pm 
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Geez Rick, you're forcing me to get a glass decklid for my junk now.

Zilla, I'm pretty sure you are the one that said this is a never ending thing! Right??

With 12.70's as a new goal for 2020, that really isn't that far from 12.50!! :D :D :D

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Then 12:30, then 12:0s.......... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:52 am 
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3 lexan windows, removed door panels and winder = 25# gone :D :D

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