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Here's the link to that run.  As I said, Pit Bitch cut it off early so you won't see all of it.  

http://kenrutledge.com/movies/nb11108.mov

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hi Ken

i just watched the video & saw the cherry that you left on the tree, maybee that will go nicely with the chocklate topping you left in your pants  =;

i know this may be a silly question but were is your Line Lock button & how do the front tyre's look, is there any flat spots on them ?

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Ken good to hear you came out in 1 piece and safe. The good news was it was not a senior moment :-  that took out your gears last time. What kind of damaged did it do this time?

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Steve no apparent damage this time as I drove it back to the trailer and loaded it under power.  No strange noises other than my heartbeat drumming in my ears!

Scott that track is level and the short shutdown area is up hill, giving the appearence that it's down hill.  You got to remember that this track is in the middle of the Blue Ridge mountains.

Rod yeah, I did go .038 red as the reaction times, like the short times. are all over the map!!!  Dunno whether it was track prep, or the lack thereof or what but I ran a .50 off the trailer and it proceeded to slow down on each pass after that running a .52 on the last pass.  Keep in mind that we've run a .465 there recently!  MPH was also slow too.  Not too sure I'm going to like this new gear! O:)

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Unbelievable Ken, your a lucky guy, and glad you had the wisdom and knowledge from the past booboo.
Do you run steel rods or Aluminum rods?????  I know you are stuck with the mental thought of always popping it into neutral at the strip, but with steel rods, wouldn't it just be safer to just let the engine help slow you down and apply the brakes a few good hard times?????  If you have alum. rods than that's a different story and I know why you dump it at the stripe then.  Just my opinion, and you will love the BTE stuff =;

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Ken this is a little off subject but I just installed a BTE soft hit converter and raced it for the first time this past saturday.

First time shot around 3:00  1.206 sixty

5:00 car went to right and had to correct. 1.210 sixty

6:00 1.203 after 2 clicks on the left rear extension.

8:00 1.201

10:00 1.200

12:00 1.198

1:00 1.200

came off the trailer at a 5.478
Went on the trailer at 1:00 AM at a 5.442

DA at 3:00 was 1200'
DA at 1:00AM was 25'
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5.13 gear 1.80 first and BTE soft hit converter.


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Scott Smith wrote:
Ken this is a little off subject but I just installed a BTE soft hit converter and raced it for the first time this past saturday.

First time shot around 3:00  1.206 sixty

5:00 car went to right and had to correct. 1.210 sixty

6:00 1.203 after 2 clicks on the left rear extension.

8:00 1.201

10:00 1.200

12:00 1.198

1:00 1.200

came off the trailer at a 5.478
Went on the trailer at 1:00 AM at a 5.442

DA at 3:00 was 1200'
DA at 1:00AM was 25'
on gas.

5.13 gear 1.80 first and BTE soft hit converter.


Send me a graph!  I wanna see this!  

Who did you talk to on the converter and what did it cost you to have it changed over?

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Scott that's what is in my car right now it belongs to a friend of mine that runs a 440 inch SBC in  a dragster it goes 6000 behind his engine and 6800 on mine and my car has been great in the 60's i was kinda surprised how those work it is a 9" BTE it is a little slower than mine in the 60 but it sure is consistent and don't rattle the tire's like mine does.


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Ken I won't have a chance to get to the computer in the trailer until tomorrow. I forgot to dump the logs on my flash drive when I was loading up.

It's a BTE 8" CCX stator with a -50 fin angle with the S 100 mod to the fins.

Flashes to 6700 and falls to 6800 on the shift.

Every .050 of fin angle changes the stall 200 RPM.

Our backup converter is on the way to BTE to go from -50 to -100 which should loosen it up 200 RPM more.

We started out earlier in the year with a C stator and -50 which would flash to 6500 and fall to 6600. as the weather got better everything came up 100 RPM. The CCX only changed it 100 which normally it changes everything 300 or more. We are a little puzzled about that.

With the C stator it felt like you got hit in the back with a boat paddle on T Brake release and would squall the tires just like yours does. With the CCX it feels like a shove in the back and the same if not better 60s with no squall.

We deal with Brian Robinson at BTE.
The C to CCX changeover was 186.00 using a steel stator instead of aluminum.


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Ken I just watched the video and all I can say is oh Snikes!!!! great save \:D/  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/

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