He and his dad are in Oklahoma for Rocky Mountain Race week
His Dakota truck was teched in and he's ready to race it.
Track is going hot in about 30 minutes.
What an interesting name for an event in OK, which I recall as ending well short of the Rockies.
Geeze!! The hood is sticking up and needs adjustment and no antenna for the radio. How's he gonna drive that thing? No tunes .........................
Took the Dakota to the track this weekend. It was bitter cold and wet - 62 degrees ambient, 75% humidity (incidentally, 75 grains), 1700 feet DA.
The gear change made a huge difference. Not sure if the converter change did anything at all.
Taking these 6 year old DOT radials off and putting a 28x9 slick on. Gonna try to go back out December 4th, weather permitting.
Even on the crappy old tires, it's lifting the left front tire off the ground for just a moment. But initial traction isn't happening. Hopefully the slicks fix that.
Also need to adjust the traction bars significantly.
Best pass was 7.32 (previous 7.67)
@Nitro Dude @BobbyFord
The crosspin in the differential has about 1/2 turn of driveshaft slop in it. The trans itself doesn't seem to have any creep in it, fortunately. I can't remember if I took an intentional bite or not when it flickered.Nice job staging... you flickered the bottom bulb perfect. Big Jim would have been proud of you. But, it did look like you rolled a little before you hit the gas and that would have threw the whole run off in a nitro car.
The transmission vent doesn't have a tank, either. Need to add one of those, too.Good job buddy. You will get more consistent on the tree with more and more laps under your belt. You definitely need to get that heating problem fixed. You don't want any fluids to get under your tires while on a pass.
Shame you cant swing south for a visitI'm texting back and forth with Josh right now. I will be racing with him at his home track in Oklahoma Saturday and then he will also be at the Indiana race next week.