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  1. They only ran the quick 16 in eliminations. I didn't make that group. The silver crown vic above would have, but he didn't have a cage so they booted him out the group.
  2. Ok, no excuses this time, my tank is done as soon as I weld on the drain tonight. I'm going to head up to Beech Bend Saturday afternoon for the Midnight drags. http://www.hotrod.com/events/summer-nationals/ I might not even qualify, but I doubt there will be 64 cars there faster than mid 10's. It will be a good late night test and tune regardless.
  3. It was hot. 99* when I got there at 4:30. DA was 3300-2700'. I ran a couple 11.1's and an 11.08. Not impressive. I'm not sure that's all due to the heat, but it's possible. I qualified 26 of 34 cars and ahead of Larry Dixon.
  4. Funny of the day.

    A young man from Arkansas goes off to college. Half way through the semester, having foolishly squandered all of his money on his girlfriend, he calls home. "Dad," he says, "You won't believe what modern education is developing! They actually have a program here at Hendrix that will teach our dog, Ole' Blue how to talk!" "That's amazing," his Dad says. "How do I get Ole' Blue in that program?" "Just send him over here with $1,000" the young Arkie says "and I'll get him in the course." So, his Father sends the dog and $1,000. About two-thirds of the way through the semester, the money again runs out. The boy calls home. "So how's Ole' Blue doing son?" his Father asks. "Awesome, Dad, he's talking up a storm," he says, "but you just won't believe this -- they've had such good results they have started to teach the animals how to read!" "Read!?" says his Father, "No kidding! How do we get Blue in that program?" "Just send $2,500, I'll get him in the class." The money promptly arrives. The Arkie and his girlfriend are able to buy enough marijuana to last the whole semester. But our hero has a problem. At the end of the year, his Father will find out the dog can neither talk, nor read. Even though he was always pretty much able to lie his way out of trouble, the Arkie asked his girlfriend to help him think of a really good lie to tell his Dad. She very quickly came up with a plan for him. So she has him shoot the dog. When he arrives home at the end of the year, his Father is all excited. "Where's Ole' Blue? I just can't wait to see him read something and talk!" "Dad," the boy says, "I have some grim news. Yesterday morning, just before we left to drive home, Ole' Blue was in the living room, kicked back in the recliner, reading the Wall Street Journal, like he usually does". "Then Ole' Blue turned to me and asked, so, is your Daddy still messing around with that little redhead who lives down the street?" The Father went white and exclaimed, "I hope you shot that lying **** dog before he talks to your Mother!" "I sure did, Dad!" "That's my boy!" The kid married his girlfriend, they both went on to law school in Fayetteville , he became Governor of Arkansas and President of the United States , and you already know what a lying ***** his girlfriend turned out to be!
  5. Random thought thread

    The 4l80e would be fine with it up to about 800ftlb. You would need some type of stand alone controller though. Above that it would need an input shaft and a better direct drum/sprag.
  6. I think I'm leaving about 3:30. I'm trying to miss some of the heat.
  7. Finished. I had to let the silicon dry overnight, but I'll fill it up and try it out tonight.
  8. So, lets say you had $50k cash to spend on a car and mods. Wants: Room for 2 adults and a kid No major builds. Buy a relatively new car and mod it Want a car that is moderately quick at the dragstrip, road course and autocross. I'm over having the fastest car. Must be a V8 and must sound good. No turbo, no nitrous. It should take a couple weeks to mod it. Reliable, daily driver No aftermarket ecu's. What would you buy and how would you mod it? I'm day dreaming while my Buick sits under the knife again. I'm tired of "building" this car but when it run's there is always something on it that bugs me. I've spent 98% of my time working on it and 2% enjoying it. I'm not selling it right now, but it's been on my mind a lot lately. And daydreaming and planning is fun.
  9. The tank is mostly done. I'm waiting for the drain petcock to show up before I place the bung for it.
  10. No, the car is not moveable until I go buy some hose and silicone for the new tank.
  11. Beech Bend 7/18

    I'm going to go to Beech Bend tomorrow night for their Tuesday night thing if anyone wants to go. I'm going to try to get my ice box finished up tonight so I can try it out tomorrow.
  12. Didn't get much done yesterday. Just got the slots cut in the tubes.
  13. Beech Bend 7/18

    Well, I didn't get my tank finished last night. I might try to finish it up after work, but I doubt I'll try to head all the way to BG before getting some seat time on the tank to make sure there are no issues.
  14. Fabrication continues. I cut the box down 3/8" and it fits perfect. I welded up all the insides. I'm rusty but I can still do it. And I built the mount to bolt it to an existing tab near the fender. Then I cut the top for the deck plate. Next up the inlet and outlet tubes. I need to cut slots in them tomorrow.
  15. The expansion and pressure of the CO2 gas created would be too much and the water would freeze. It's been done with dry ice and alcohol, but that's just more complicated than I need.
  16. Lets see if I can turn this into something usefull.
  17. ITSASIX 1966 Mustang Turbo

    check out http://www.amishsoulsnatcher.net That should have pretty pertinent info for you about online picture hosting and storage.
  18. Nope, I haven't done anything since the lifter swap. I've been daily driving it. One of my front wheels developed a crack so it's got the skinnies back on it. I went to clarksville speedway friday but couldn't run any faster than a 7.1@98. I'm going to build an ice tank for the intercooler system that should help in this heat.
  19. ITSASIX 1966 Mustang Turbo

    It hit everyone. They are trying to basically extort $400 from everyone that has used photobucket in the past. Of course everyone uses it for 3rd party hosting. What other purpose did photobucket have? You can't print pictures from there and you can't get get funny merchandise with your pictures. So it's only purpose is a place to post pictures and share them. You can download everything like this. http://support.photobucket.com/hc/en-us/articles/201892970-Downloading-Albums I've been putting all my pictures here and link them to other forums. I downloaded all my stuff from photobucket last week and closed my account. It sucks for all my past build threads, but if someone needs a picture they'll ask.
  20. picture dump

  21. You just removed the primary cats. You are going to smell fuel now. You also haven't adjusted anything in the tune for the now more free flowing exhaust so expect the fuel trims to change.
  22. Fox Mustang: Next Purchase

    The shims might be different on each valve, so give them whatever they need to get the installed height right. Over the years, valve seat wear can make the valve move up, requiring more shim to get the right height. Just give it what it needs. Are the new valve stem seals just like the stockers? If so your probably ok if they aren't leaking. But if the new ones are smaller OD, you need to swap them. The unlabeled rocker is still probably a scorpion. There are lots of rebadged scorpion 1.72's out there.
  23. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=386467 Add the ZL1 fuel pump for $250. edit: Looks like they upped the price. It's $3800 without the blower. A used blower will cost you about $800. https://lsa-conversion-store.myshopify.com/collections/lsa-conversion-kits/products/adm-lsa-stage-1-supercharger-kit-for-2010-2012-ls3-l99-w-0-supercharger