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Old 04-07-2011, 09:42 AM   #726
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Yea. It happens. New setup takes time to dial it in. We ran a 9.96@139 lats night with the C5 FRC Sorry I didnt go talk to you after that I saw a crowd around your car so I figured you where covered and we got our goal last night. Goodluck see you again soon.
I would have enjoyed the visit, and as Chris mentioned, that car you were running is crazy fast...

We'll manage a meet up sometime... Looking forward to it...

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Old 04-07-2011, 09:43 AM   #727
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:47 AM   #728
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Robert half the fun is getting there, I am sure the learning curve will be quick and you will be fine.

Glad Brandi is all you dreamed of and more. Look forward to the videos from the Fest.

Well those and the Drag videos
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:48 AM   #729
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I didn't take a hard drive with me yesterday to transfer the pics. I'll take care of that today... I'm leaving here in a minute, eat, go to the shop, tinker with some stuff, change out the race tires, back to street, and some other things... I'll upload some pics today... this evening... I promise...
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Robert half the fun is getting there, I am sure the learning curve will be quick and you will be fine.

Glas Brandi is all you dreamed of and more. Look forward to the videos from the Fest.

Well those and the Drag videos
Heck so far it's all the fun... I'm just blessed to have a great coach in my builder... If I thought I could manage it, I would by him a round trip airline ticket to the fest... but we have phones so if there are any questions some of you folks can't answer for me at the fest, I'll ring him up and see whats up...

Oh... I know for a fact that the nannies still work...

With the Street ET's drag radials, while headed to the track, in third gear at about 80-85 mph, I blew the tires off... smoked em a little, smacked the rev limiter... short shifted to 4th, and lunged down the ...... at a breakneck pace...Damn does she pull like a frigg'in freight train...

Even with blowing the tires off, she goes from 70 to 120+ in a nano second...
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:02 AM   #731
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Even with blowing the tires off, she goes from 70 to 120+ in a nano second...
As they say down here " Lawd have Mercy" Praise the Lord and pass the Ammunition.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:02 AM   #732
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This from the person that was trying to incite an early departure just cause she was so excited...

WhatEveeerrrrrrrr...........
What?! I got needs. And I'm impatient. Doesn't mean I'm not AWESOMMMMMMMME!
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:10 AM   #733
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As they say down here " Lawd have Mercy" Praise the Lord and pass the Ammunition.

I was bowne down dat way, and I know of what you speak... (Mobile) and I work with a bucket load of Baman's and Cajun's, and bunches from Mistersippi...yup, rekonize dat I do...
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What?! I got needs. And I'm impatient. Doesn't mean I'm not AWESOMMMMMMMME!
I didn't say anything at all about you not being AWESOMMMMMMME... you are, but you can be excited and no one else can... you're such a .....a......a.....girl...
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:14 AM   #735
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Robert...sounds like a beast. It'll definitely take some time to get used to. As a complete amatuer it was crazy for me at the track as well...and mine's an auto.

Helmet...check. 5 point harness...check. Hold stabilitrak button 7 seconds until everything goes off...check. Pull up into the water...spin the tires to get them wet...pull up 6 inches...roast the tires...roll through three gears and move forward...turn nitrous pump on...purge nitrous...pull up to the light...hang on for dear life!
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:15 AM   #736
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I was bowne down dat way, and I know of what you speak... (Mobile) and I work with a bucket load of Baman's and Cajun's, and bunches from Mistersippi...yup, rekonize dat I do...
I knewt dere twas a reason I likted yous
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Robert...sounds like a beast. It'll definitely take some time to get used to. As a complete amatuer it was crazy for me at the track as well...and mine's an auto.

Helmet...check. 5 point harness...check. Hold stabilitrak button 7 seconds until everything goes off...check. Pull up into the water...spin the tires to get them wet...pull up 6 inches...roast the tires...roll through three gears and move forward...turn nitrous pump on...purge nitrous...pull up to the light...hang on for dear life!


I hear you... I'll get there... seat time and good coaching... my hands were shaking like a leaf for my first pass... but Brandi is so stable and predictable... I felt really comfortable, just got overly anxious on the shifts... With the N/A cars, you have to trash on en pretty hard for good times, with this F/I, like my daddy taught me with tools, let the car do the work... just enjoy the ride... I need to slow down my shifting, come off the gas just a touch more, and let the Twins do their job, they are way more than capable...
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I hear you... I'll get there... seat time and good coaching... my hands were shaking like a leaf for my first pass... but Brandi is so stable and predictable... I felt really comfortable, just got overly anxious on the shifts... With the N/A cars, you have to trash on en pretty hard for good times, with this F/I, like my daddy taught me with tools, let the car do the work... just enjoy the ride... I need to slow down my shifting, come off the gas just a touch more, and let the Twins do their job, they are way more than capable...

Yep. Nice and easy. Crawl before you walk before you run before you haul a$$ !!!

And now you know why 0-60 is just the start. Its the 60 on up that get ya...
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:51 AM   #739
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Don't be too hard on yourself Robert. The last line is the most important. At least you understand that you DO know you need some serious seat time. All too often a person thinks it is the same car and blast off - into a ditch or worse...

Take your time with Brandi. Get the "feel" nailed down so you can predict and react. At the Fest, just work on 60' times and clean shift points, the rest will follow. You are going to have Brandi for a long time. Take your time and get to know her well.


(I am in the same boat with the SST. The maiden drive IS from LA to C5F2. All road tuning will be on-the-fly.
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BTW - the 130+ mph trap speed really gives you a great indicator of the potential - very nice !!
Very good advice Robert and oh so true. A lot of people DO think the problem is the car and not the driver. You are 1 up on most people right there.

Knowing where the trouble is, is a step in the right direction. Just don't get frustrated. Really, you have a brand new car again that you have to get to know intimately again like you did when you first brought her home from the lot.

You'll have her licked in no time! And I just LOVE your build page!
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The idea last night was to get her down the track, see how she felt, make a couple changes if necessary and then let Robert give it a try. And with C5F coming up, I didn't want to break anything so launching it off the rev limiter wasn't in the cards. Long story short, the car is POWERFUL! No doubt once he gets back from the fest, and there's more than 300 miles on the motor, we can turn it up a notch, actually launch her off the line and see what she'll do! No doubt a mid 10 is possible in the mid 130's. But not right now. :-) You guys have fun at the fest, don't break anything, and we'll see you when you get back and the handover wears off.
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And now you know why 0-60 is just the start. Its the 60 on up that get ya...
Yup, and I still love the 60-160 quote...
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Very good advice Robert and oh so true. A lot of people DO think the problem is the car and not the driver. You are 1 up on most people right there.

Knowing where the trouble is, is a step in the right direction. Just don't get frustrated. Really, you have a brand new car again that you have to get to know intimately again like you did when you first brought her home from the lot.

You'll have her licked in no time! And I just LOVE your build page!
Agreed, there is nothing wrong with this car... She is polite, considerate, and very well mannered... At the same time, she is ready willing and perfectly capable of trashing most anything on the track.....

I hoped to keep this thread entertaining and with the input of all Brandi's fans, I think we are succeeding... Stay tuned... Lil adjustment, staying at the house today, will post pics tomorrow....
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The idea last night was to get her down the track, see how she felt, make a couple changes if necessary and then let Robert give it a try. And with C5F coming up, I didn't want to break anything so launching it off the rev limiter wasn't in the cards. Long story short, the car is POWERFUL! No doubt once he gets back from the fest, and there's more than 300 miles on the motor, we can turn it up a notch, actually launch her off the line and see what she'll do! No doubt a mid 10 is possible in the mid 130's. But not right now. :-) You guys have fun at the fest, don't break anything, and we'll see you when you get back and the handover wears off.
Corey told me last night his goal of success was measured by how happy the customer was with the finished product... Well, I'm learning that these cars are never really finished, there is always the next mod... And the next...,

That having been said, Corey, you are 120% successful on this project... I'll be around the shop often, to visit, to help out, and to take her to the next stage...Corey, Narc, Brent, Conada, etc... Thank you all...
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Your very welcome Robert. Grateful for the opportunity.



(I'm secretly coveting your car, can't WAIT to get it back on the track after Camaro Fest. :-))
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Your very welcome Robert. Grateful for the opportunity.



(I'm secretly coveting your car, can't WAIT to get it back on the track after Camaro Fest. :-))
Awesome job Corey !!!

We will check out your handiwork on Brandi at fest. I have no doubt it will be excellent workmanship. Give R some of your business cards to bring to the Fest. I'll bet there will be others that will want to visit you...
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Wow.

LS3 is pretty stacked.

Seriously man, congrats on the car. Looks like it came together pertty damn good.
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the fest is gonna be awesome with all the brand new, untested hardware everyone is bringing...
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Good to meet you tonight, and bad ass looking beastie!
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We will check out your handiwork on Brandi at fest. I have no doubt it will be excellent workmanship. Give R some of your business cards to bring to the Fest. I'll bet there will be others that will want to visit you...
Good idea on the cards... There will be at least two of us that will be sporting his T-shirts... I'll grab some cards when I get my oil changed Mon or Tues...

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LS3 is pretty stacked.

Seriously man, congrats on the car. Looks like it came together pertty damn good.
Thanks Randy... Like I was telling DE the other day... we can harrass each other about the 66-7 vs LS-3, but heaven help any Fowd or Mopah drivers that mess with any of us... All I can say is they better bring it...

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I can't say mine is untested, but I certainly need some more seat time... I took the drag radials back off this am and have the p-zeros back on it... and it's a whole new world... Either they are oiling the roads, or there is black ice all over South Texas... I left an event tonight and Brandi was still wiggling her butt side to side going into 4th... well into 4th... It's a very predictable wiggle, just keep the wheel centered and she just wiggles when she walks... no more then three or four inches side to side...She has yet to do anything crazy or unexpected... but believe me, I am focused anytime she is moving... If she did decide to do anything crazy, it would happen really really quickly...

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ok...Random build pictures included below... The grey headed dude with the ball cap is me, the other guy with a cap on is Brent, and the guy with the camo pants is the mastermind behind this build, Corey.....

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Good to meet you tonight, and bad ass looking beastie!
It was a pleasure meeting you and the Wife... I look forward to seeing you guys again... and I think we need to have a meet up at Matts after his lil procedure...
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