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 Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:25 am 
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The car used to weigh 3258 lbs with driver also carrying 50 lbs of ballast. So without ballast it would be 3208 and without driver 3008.

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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:29 am 
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OK, since the car is nearing completion, I thought it would be fun to play a guessing game.

Lets have members post guesses on how much the car will pick up on the time slip.

Original race weight was 3258 lbs w/driver.

A typical run would be:

1.25 60'
3.51 330'
5.4x 660'
127-128 mph
7.09 1000'
8.510 1320'

D/A in the 1000-1500' range.

Basic combination again:
N/A 582 bbc, dyno'd at 1056hp at 7500, 811 ft/lbs at 6000-6500
1.80 glide, 6500 stall 8" converter from Lenny at Ultimate
4.11 gear
previously ran a Hoosier 295, for 1/8 mile will run a 275, for 1/4 will have to put the 295 back on for finish line rpm.

shift at 8000-8200, same through the traps.

Car should be right at 300 lbs lighter with driver, so lets say 2950 lbs.

You can guess both how much it's improve (if any) and new time slip incremental times.

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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:59 am 
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1.20 60'
5.30 330'
8.30 1320'

What are your guesses? =;

It's been a real treat watching it come together! \:D/

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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:30 am 
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Swami see's 7's in your near future. ;-) \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

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6.7772 @ 101.51 1/8th 10.747 @ 122.24 1/4

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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:42 pm 
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I forgot to mention the trap speed in the 1/4 mile averaged 158 to 159.

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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:40 pm 
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Turned out to be a productive weekend. Got alot of little things done including firing the engine again and getting it outside in the sun. Looks fantastic in the direct sun, almost blinding depending on the angle. The photos don't show this too well.

Next up is to send my belts back to Stroud to be rewebbed and get the interior guy here to quote custom carpet and get a date scheduled.

This thing sounds downright nasty with the new mufflers. Wish it was quieter, but with the 25.3, I was limited to what I could fit muffler wise.

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv124/10secBu/assembly96.jpg

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I gotta admit I wasn't too comfortable driving this thing around the driveway. Visibility is much different than before. I sit further back so it feels like the front end is a mile long. I also sit lower, so it's harder to see where the front corners are and no outside mirrors make it impossible to see out back. I will have a rear view mirror on the windshield which should help some.

Gotta also be careful loading in the trailer and tieing down with the front lower valence (ground clearance).

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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:56 pm 
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Did one last final scale of the car Sunday before firing the engine.

2867 lbs w/driver. Only things missing from that weight would be carpet and the headliner. I think we'll be real close to 2900 lbs when it's all said and done.

The weight bias is not what I would prefer, but given the fact that most of the weight removed was from the middle of the car back, it was to be expected the bias would be hit the wrong way.

Will have to wait till the car is 100% complete, but right now it's sitting at 55.4% on the nose where as it used to be 54%.

Here's a shot my buddy Mike took Sunday. I love this angle.

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BTW, thanks to Mike Hensley for being willing to help out when needed. Much appreciated Mike.

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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:24 pm 
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Just a little clip my buddy Mike took on his phone Sunday. Don't need the video image, just the sound. This is what I need to keep me motivated to get the car done. :)

http://youtu.be/FIE3bEh3rlo

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 Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:29 pm 
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Were legal!

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Car certified no problem for 25.3 spec which makes the car legal to run as quick as 6.50 in the 1/4 mile at 3600 lbs.

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 Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:05 pm 
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Sweet :-$


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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:55 am 
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Congratulations!!! \:D/

When are you planning your first trip to the track?

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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:19 pm 
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Getting to the end of the small fabrication projects. Last week I was able to get the door hanger for the trailer built, just need to find time to install it on the trailer wall.

This weekend I worked on the wheelie bar. This is something I've been wanting to try for a couple years now. We've built a couple singles for Outlaw 10.5 cars looking to lose weight, so this wound up being a slightly different (and shorter) version of those.

Complete bars weigh exactly 20 lbs.

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv124/10secBu/assembly102.jpg

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 Post Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:14 pm 
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One more small project to knock off the list. I built the brackets a week or so ago, just needed time and patience to mount them in the trailer. The inside walls are smooth with no screws, so finding at stud to securely mount the hinge bracket to was a challenge.

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv124/10secBu/doorbrkts.jpg

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BTW, this is the door that I drove over with my 2003 Dodge Ram CTD front tire. lol

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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:18 pm 
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New rubber for the back of the Malibu. I'm too used to seeing the car with the mockup 315/60's, these 275/60's look tiny in the wheel well. Hopefully in time I'll get used to the look, right now not digging it.

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv124/10secBu/assembly111.jpg

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 Post Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:26 pm 
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Wow Todd still got the boo..Nice....Its come along way . \:D/ I miss mine..

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