The bracket engine had chrome valve covers, when we went with the all-black theme to match the blower, we decided to put our name on the VC's.you got your name on the valve cover mags!
So great to see you spending so much time with your father.
That one broke with 75 on it. Another guy that had his engine apart for other reasons, had his crank fluxxed with just over 100 on it, and it was cracked in the same spot as ours. Both being Callies Magnum. Another of our friends had his Bryant Billet checked after 150 runs, it was cracked there too. Hopefully our Winberg will make it to 200...or we might just yank it after 150.That is a very good looking car Mag. At least when you break a crank you don't blow the body 30 feet in the air. How many runs do you put on a crank? We put 8 and then we send it out to be checked and if it doesn't have any bad cracks we sell it to a buddy of mine that is building a nitro car in Orange. He won't be running as hard so he should be able to put at least another 4 or 5 runs on it.
Hell even I saw the dead hole. Don't know what caused it but I saw it.Well, it's not fixed to our liking, but it went down the track.
Round trip from Home to Memphis and back is 1,040 miles.
First run was a shutoff, Q2 was a 3.94, Q3 was a 3.94, and Q4 was a 3.98. Round 1 was a funky pairing and neither driver crossed the finish line under power (it's a bracket racing thing) and we got the shorter end of the short stick. It was on a 4.00 run, maybe 3.99. Pole was a 3.77, we ended up #9. 20 took time and 2 broke.
The track wasn't fantastic, the air wasn't great, and we were trying to make sure parts survived.
@Nitro Dude and anybody else that knows how to identify a dead hole, check out the #2 exhaust pipe at the launch on Q4 onboard. It didn't pop up on the data logger, but that's why I run an onboard camera...just wish I could see both banks at once.
EDIT: It did it in Q3 too. That explains something that I DID see on the datalogger.....
Not sure what plans are from here.
I'll post more media tomorrow night.
I've been driving the Firebird since Friday due to both trucks being down at once. I'm not really used to a hood that sticks out 8 feet in front of me blindly, so I'm being really nervously cautious in closed spaces. I can't even imagine driving a WS6, i'm told it's pretty much driving completely blind and I believe it.Let my best friend drive the Camaro last night. Nothing unusual about that, as I've been letting her drive and basically was the one who taught her how to drive. She had improved remarkably, but that rep crumbled last night lol. Backing out of her driveway, she turned into her grandpa's car and ****** up the quarter panel on the front passenger side. We've spent four hours trying to get it fixed so far.
Yeah man, I'll admit, it's kind of a narrow space to see out of, but I'm still surprised that it happened. I guess it's the difference in being used to it vs. not being used to it.I've been driving the Firebird since Friday due to both trucks being down at once. I'm not really used to a hood that sticks out 8 feet in front of me blindly, so I'm being really nervously cautious in closed spaces. I can't even imagine driving a WS6, i'm told it's pretty much driving completely blind and I believe it.
Dakota's been leaking power steering fluid (think i found a loose fitting, hopefully that's it...but it was coating more like a slit hose), I had a minor incident with the ram that resulted in trying to drive it on the "spare tire", and discount didn't have a replacement tire anywhere in DFW. Yea F that "spare tire". They're supposed to have one tomorrow morning from out of state. Apparently it's not a common size/model combination.Yeah man, I'll admit, it's kind of a narrow space to see out of, but I'm still surprised that it happened. I guess it's the difference in being used to it vs. not being used to it.
What's the matter with your trucks?