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nocones
nocones GRM+ Memberand UberDork
12/14/20 10:51 a.m.

I'm just hopping my Drag time has a 2nd number smaller then 4.

wheels777
wheels777 UltraDork
12/14/20 10:54 a.m.
pimpm3 (Forum Supporter) said:

I think it is great that you are building a drag car to compete with the Nelson's.  I am sure they and the magazine will love the competition.

Bring it.  

BTW, if you need a license Calvin and I will help you with the process and sign offs.

slowbird
slowbird SuperDork
12/14/20 10:55 a.m.

Trash talk, eh? I'm here to bring it!

My cars are all trash.

There, I talked about trash! laugh cheeky

surfshibby07
surfshibby07 HalfDork
12/14/20 11:09 a.m.

In reply to captdownshift (Forum Supporter) :

Computers and forums are not my thing. 

wheels777
wheels777 UltraDork
12/14/20 11:17 a.m.
slowbird said:

Trash talk, eh? I'm here to bring it!

My cars are all trash.

There, I talked about trash! laugh cheeky

Slowbird, Your trash talk sucks....let me help...

Hey squisheyfishy (or whatever the OP name is), do you want your ass beat by a 6 cylinder or a V8?

surfshibby07
surfshibby07 HalfDork
12/14/20 11:31 a.m.

Ill take "Run what ya brung" for 500 alex. 

Dealers choice. 

slowbird
slowbird SuperDork
12/14/20 11:34 a.m.

I wanna see someone win the drag race with a 4-cylinder. I'll buy a pizza for whoever pulls that off.

But it won't be me because my four-cylinder cars are too slow! Ha!

(Okay, still not good at the trash talking I guess. laugh)

wheels777
wheels777 UltraDork
12/14/20 11:40 a.m.
slowbird said:

(Okay, still not good at the trash talking I guess. laugh)

Yaaa...

But Matt Stepp and Pat Culkin deserve pizzas. 

wheels777
wheels777 UltraDork
12/14/20 11:41 a.m.
surfshibby07 said:

Ill take "Run what ya brung" for 500 alex. 

Dealers choice. 

You got it squishyfishy.

slowbird
slowbird SuperDork
12/14/20 11:50 a.m.

In reply to wheels777 :

Ah heck, that's true.

Ok, revising my statement: I wanna see someone win the drag race with a 3-cylinder. So there. cheeky

nocones said:

I'm just hopping my Drag time is has a 2nd number smaller then 4.

23 second quarter mile time it is then.

wheels777
wheels777 UltraDork
12/14/20 12:02 p.m.
slowbird said:

In reply to wheels777 :

Ah heck, that's true.

Ok, revising my statement: I wanna see someone win the drag race with a 3-cylinder. So there. cheeky

No more liquid lunches for you.

wheels777
wheels777 UltraDork
12/14/20 12:04 p.m.
QuasiMofo (John Brown) Forum Supporter said:
nocones said:

I'm just hopping my Drag time is has a 2nd number smaller then 4.

23 second quarter mile time it is then.

Nice

surfshibby07
surfshibby07 HalfDork
12/14/20 12:42 p.m.

im sure one day something will win with no cylinders (electric) then we can all cry together. 

until then, just look forward to the nelsons crying in 2021 when my rust bucket and Chinese whirly bird pulls the chute at 150 out front. 

I'm just hoping to improve on a 17.60

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/14/20 12:54 p.m.

In reply to QuasiMofo (John Brown) Forum Supporter :

My first year Challenge Miata beat that with a bad clutch slave cylinder. But I guess everyone needs their own stretch goal. 

wheels777
wheels777 UltraDork
12/14/20 1:24 p.m.
surfshibby07 said:

im sure one day something will win with no cylinders (electric) then we can all cry together. 

until then, just look forward to the nelsons crying in 2021 when my rust bucket and Chinese whirly bird pulls the chute at 150 out front. 

We plan to do electric in the future

On a serious note...  The $2000 Challenge mph records have been 119+ in 2003 (Lawson), 128.2 from 2004 to 2005 (West Side),  128.71 from 2006 to 2009, 132+ from 2010 to 2016 (West Side) and the current record is 141.25 set in 2017.   I will put up $100 for the fastest mph of the day over the current record. 

surfshibby07
surfshibby07 HalfDork
12/14/20 2:03 p.m.
wheels777 said:
surfshibby07 said:

im sure one day something will win with no cylinders (electric) then we can all cry together. 

until then, just look forward to the nelsons crying in 2021 when my rust bucket and Chinese whirly bird pulls the chute at 150 out front. 

We plan to do electric in the future

On a serious note...  The $2000 Challenge mph records have been 119+ in 2003 (Lawson), 128.2 from 2004 to 2005 (West Side),  128.71 from 2006 to 2009, 132+ from 2010 to 2016 (West Side) and the current record is 141.25 set in 2017.   I will put up $100 for the fastest mph of the day over the current record. 

Adding this to my already long list of questionably attainable goals. 

eastsideTim
eastsideTim PowerDork
12/14/20 2:12 p.m.
nocones said:

I'm just hopping my Drag time is has a 2nd number smaller then 4.

If I gut the Impala, and sell enough to stuff nitrous in it, I might get into the 13s

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/14/20 3:17 p.m.

My best shot at the Nelsons for the overall was in 2015. We focused on what we were good at.  AutoX, and Concors. 
 

I told my team in order to win, we needed to beat the 2nd place AutoX by a full second, and beat the Nelsons by 4 seconds on the AutoX.
 

They asked why. I said because the Nelsons could post deep 10's all day long, and we would struggle to get out of the 13's in a turbo Miata.  3 seconds. Plus 1 second margin for a buffer.

That was the year they figured out how to make Bugzilla turn.  At the end of the AutoX, we were ahead of the Nelsons, but only by 1.5 seconds. 
 

Game over. 
 

Car had turbo AND nitrous. (Never tested). My team was upset with me I never pulled the trigger on the nitrous. I told them there was no point with the strong likelihood we could blow the engine, when the best we could hope for was a half second, and we were down 1.5.

I was proud to be standing on the podium next to Andrew.  He's the only guy I was ok with beating me that day. 
 

But yes, there are many ways to skin this cat.  Play to your strengths. 

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/14/20 3:21 p.m.

Oh, and fishyboy:

There is NO SUCH THING as "almost had you".  First guy across the finish line. That's all that matters.  No "almost". 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa SuperDork
12/14/20 3:24 p.m.
SVreX (Forum Supporter) said:

Oh, and fishyboy:

There is NO SUCH THING as "almost had you".  First guy across the finish line. That's all that matters.  No "almost". 

maschinenbau (I live here)
maschinenbau (I live here) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
12/14/20 3:56 p.m.

In reply to SVreX (Forum Supporter) :

You really should have used the nitrous. It cut just over 1s off Datsaniti's ET. 

Also it feels good.

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/14/20 4:04 p.m.

In reply to maschinenbau (I live here) :

I like nitrous. 
 

But we were running a 230,000 mile 1.6L stock engine with the boost cranked to 22.  We were pulling 1.6 second 60' launches. 
 

Trying to pump nitrous through the turbo was a pretty excellent recipe for scattered parts.

I was there to win, and I would have done it if there was any chance at all.  But that car wasn't gonna run an 11.0.  The math said no.
 

Shrapnel makes a great YouTube video, but it doesn't win races. 

surfshibby07
surfshibby07 HalfDork
12/14/20 4:22 p.m.

In reply to SVreX (Forum Supporter) :

Im not sure where everyone is getting the fish stuff from lol

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