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 Post subject: Re: GodsRods Duster II
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:45 am 
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Indeed it is!

The Duster and I got called out for a heads up grudge match at Knoxville, TN in a couple weeks.

Isaiah Bruner has taken the wheel of Meril Bruner's 81 D50 Funny Truck and posted on Facebook that we'd be running heads up.

It should be fun. The cars are very evenly matched, running 9.10-9.20 in the 1/8 mile. I need to practice my starts... :)

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 Post subject: Re: GodsRods Duster II
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:37 am 
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 Post subject: Re: GodsRods Duster II
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:52 pm 
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Thanks! We'll see if Isaiah has been properly mentored by Meril and Lukus.

Knoxville may be the last Slant 6 race for me and the Duster if the Challenger debut goes okay... :shock:

(Me & Meril got us a little trade worked out... :wink: )

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 Post subject: Re: GodsRods Duster II
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:08 am 
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Fun times at Ohio Valley test & tune last night!

The Duster ran exactly what it always does. 452 ft elevation drops the ET just a smidge from other higher tracks. It ran 8.90-9.02 on seven passes.

It likes to hit the starting line at about 190* coolant temp. If it goes to the line at 210* it hurts the 60 ft and ET by about a tenth. Very predictable car!

Chase took the wheel and made three passes (9.027, 8.934 and 8.902) with each pass getting better at the burnout and launch. His last pass he cut a .0947 light.
I thought he could go for that Rookie thing at Knoxville, but I just checked the records and he raced at two weekends in 2012 (Woodburn, OR and Clay City, KY). That puts him out of the running for Rookie of the Year. :(

That brings us to his little brother, CJ. :wink: I showed CJ how to drag race with Angie's CRV (Yes, she is okay with it. :lol: ) He would have raced the Duster last night, but had to take his girlfriend home. He will take the wheel at Knoxville. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: GodsRods Duster II
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:08 am 
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The Duster ran great at the Knoxville race with Chase winning two rounds Friday night, me taking out Isaiah in our grudge match and CJ learning to drag race. 8.90s to 9.0s all weekend long as usual.

Last night I found the no start issue we had. Just a loose wire at the ignition switch. I started to replace some other wires to see if I could get the tach to work more consistently, but both Chase and CJ said they never looked at it anyway... :roll: I'll fiddle with that later I guess...

Tonight at Ohio Valley we will put Angie in it to show her the ropes. :wink:

I'll buy some methanol for the Challenger tonight while I'm there. It's "Go Time" on that one, whether I'm ready or not! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: GodsRods Duster II
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Good luck with that Challenger start up! Can't wait to see it in action.

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 Post subject: Re: GodsRods Duster II
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If it fires and you have oil pressure your on the right track! Good luck! Report at noon?? :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: GodsRods Duster II
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:14 am 
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Test & tune went well again. Same 8.90-9.10 as always. Chase, CJ and I took turns making passes.

I got 15 gallons of moonshine for the Challenger while I was there. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: GodsRods Duster II
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:46 pm 
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Well,.... When them high falootin’ race cars are too dern persnickety to run,... You call on Old Faithful.

Maybe I can actually race once this season. We’ll see...

Yoo Hoo... Oh GodsRods Duster..... Would you like to play...? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: GodsRods Duster II
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:43 pm 
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Got a leaky brake cylinder I need to fix. No biggie.


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 Post subject: Re: GodsRods Duster II
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Even Old Reliable needs some love now and then. :D

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 Post subject: Re: GodsRods Duster II
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Absolutely! I’ve had this car for 10+ years and it has always been steadfast. It deserves better than what I give it.


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 Post subject: Re: GodsRods Duster II
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Hey Lou!

Them rear brakes fer that Ford 8” you gived me sure saved the day (night).

The parts store wudn’t gonna git a new hardware kit til tomorrow & I don’t wanna wait.

I got the little nail lookin’ thang & a better spring off ‘em...

Thanks!! :D


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 Post subject: Re: GodsRods Duster II
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Super! Glad to hear that.

Makin' em work again is always fun and satisfying...

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 Post subject: Re: GodsRods Duster II
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:23 am 
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Other than a sticky front float and tach not working, the Duster fired right up & said, "I'm yer huckleberry... again..." :D

I'll be taking the Challenger to London, KY this weekend, but I may hit some local races before the season is over to show the Duster it's still loved... :wink:

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