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Old 06-09-2011, 06:32 PM   #1126
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thanks Chris, good to be home... Going to see what's up with Brandi tomorrow morn, it's all good, talked to Corey and we are just waiting on delivery of my clutch... tranny was upgraded while it was out...
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I am, rested for the time being and deb and the dog are happy to see me,

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So your problem was the trans?
His appears to be, mine was a clutch issue in which ACT is on top of it... They modified a couple things, beefed it up here and there and boxed it and shipped it back...
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:54 PM   #1127
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thanks Chris, good to be home... Going to see what's up with Brandi tomorrow morn, it's all good, talked to Corey and we are just waiting on delivery of my clutch... tranny was upgraded while it was out...
I am, rested for the time being and deb and the dog are happy to see me,



His appears to be, mine was a clutch issue in which ACT is on top of it... They modified a couple things, beefed it up here and there and boxed it and shipped it back...
If that tremec freshening holds up to your horsepower and DR's... your transmission guy needs to go to the top of the list of "Go To" professionals
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:50 PM   #1128
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If that tremec freshening holds up to your horsepower and DR's... your transmission guy needs to go to the top of the list of "Go To" professionals
I agree with that statement... It lights, he said the inside of the 6060 is pretty tough with a few parts...
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:07 PM   #1129
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Keep in mind that I broke the mainshaft in Pumpkin's tranny, with only 400hp at the rear wheels.

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Old 06-10-2011, 05:14 PM   #1130
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Keep in mind that I broke the mainshaft in Pumpkin's tranny, with only 400hp at the rear wheels.

Yup, I can only imagine a defect in the forging would cause that though... Though I may be wrong...
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:24 PM   #1131
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Yup, I can only imagine a defect in the forging would cause that though... Though I may be wrong...
We put a really ridiculously built TKO600 in the Firebird and I still worry about it. The 6060 is a great transmission. Drive it with no worries and if it does scatter, there are alternatives. The trials and tribulations of 'goin big...
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:07 PM   #1132
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We put a really ridiculously built TKO600 in the Firebird and I still worry about it. The 6060 is a great transmission. Drive it with no worries and if it does scatter, there are alternatives. The trials and tribulations of 'goin big...
Thanks for that Bruce,

I'm close to the point of worry free driving, no, this doesn't mean there won't be items broken, but like you said, it's part of the cost of going big...

MTCWBY had a great statement to me, he said the crazy people build the big cars and drive them so others can dream, and have something to talk about when something breaks....

I'm just trying to get to the point where I feel confident launching it and driving it like she wants to be...

Good news today, a friend and volunteer employee at Coreys shop and I were discussing my attempt for the 200+ standing mile run....

He has some "race" P-zeros that he can't use on his Corvette road race car... These are pure race tires, not street hibrids.. They are prety much unlimited on speed, and they are 305 18's. he is going to bring them and some wheels to test fit to my car.....he told me I was welcome to use them and that were super sticky but the sidewalls are too tall for his vette...

one problem taken care of...

Corey also mentioned some tricks for the mile run...

An alternate fuel tank... And a syringe.... 150 cc I think... Well, something about a shot and some high octane stuff... He's thinking somewhere in the 1150 to 1200 rwhp range....this will include a boost increase...we'll probably be around 18 lbs of boost... I can't wait.... We are looking at a spring run for now. As it stands my schedule won't allow for a fall run in October... and provided my schedule allows for a trip to the Fest III, I'll probably be on drag slicks rather than drag radials...
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:00 PM   #1133
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Well, Brandi is back... Still looking at a bug or two, but she seems to be shifting really smoothly... Time will tell at this point...
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:40 AM   #1134
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That's great news! If you're gonna break something, wait till the 1st of July
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MTCWBY had a great statement to me, he said the crazy people build the big cars and drive them so others can dream, and have something to talk about when something breaks....

Ha, I remember him saying that. Don't know if we were both standing there or separate, but it is so true. (At least the part about stuff will break.)

In the meantime, enjoy Brandi. Each day is a new adventure.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:02 AM   #1136
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Ha, I remember him saying that. Don't know if we were both standing there or separate, but it is so true. (At least the part about stuff will break.)

In the meantime, enjoy Brandi. Each day is a new adventure.
It is nice you guys share your builds with us less fortunate dreamers... one of these days.. one of these days
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:51 AM   #1138
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Ha, I remember him saying that. Don't know if we were both standing there or separate, but it is so true. (At least the part about stuff will break.)

In the meantime, enjoy Brandi. Each day is a new adventure.
I think that was the last morning of the Fest, right before that awesome photo was taken of the six of us.... I want to print that image out and have all the people in it sign it...

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Just got back from the shop, eating lunch and getting ready to start on my homework... I'm getting some cardboard or poster board and fabricating a tank to go under the hood for race fuel... It'll be around a gallon or a little more. this will carry 116 octane race fuel to mix with the Nitrous. We have decided on a 150 shot. with then fuel, added boost and nitrous, we ought to add about 400 hp... Putting me right around 1200 for my mile runs and occasional trips to the track...
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It is nice you guys share your builds with us less fortunate dreamers... one of these days.. one of these days
The only thing less fortunate about you is that you live in Oklahoma... And that's a fixable handicap... We would love to have you down here in Texas... Realize if you leave there though, that the IQ average in both states goes down by three points... We'ld still happily take you though.... When you leave Houston, come over through Austin and I'll take you to dinner...
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The only thing less fortunate about you is that you live in Oklahoma... And that's a fixable handicap... We would love to have you down here in Texas... Realize if you leave there though, that the IQ average in both states goes down by three points... We'ld still happily take you though.... When you leave Houston, come over through Austin and I'll take you to dinner...
They don't let me get near Austin anymore... something about ordering a restraining device or some legal mumbojumbo

Headed to Cleveland for thursday, if I ever get down there while you're off I'll take you up on that
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Well, communicating with John at TrackSpec Motorsports. I'll have my cage under construction by tomorrow... I'm buying the six point with the add on pieces for making it an 8 point cage for that eventuality.

When it arrives and after I install it, I'll drive over to Simpson Safety Products in New Braunfels and get custom fitted for a harness. Since they have all the pieces there, it's a matter of getting measured and then they put the pieces together and walaahhh, I drive off with it ten minutes after they finish measuring me. I'm getting it in platinum to match my seat leather...

It'll be a six point harness with the rotary cam lock and dual anti-submarine straps. I'll then have to take the seat cover off the drivers seat and have it altered to allow for the pass through of the lower harness pieces...

I'll probably purchase a second harness for occasional passengers in mile runs... I know one person that wants to ride with me if I make 200 once... With the tricks Corey is talking about, that shouldn't be an issue...
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:00 AM   #1142
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Thanks, from what I see in your signature, yours is as well...

Brandi is a blast to drive...
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Have you talked to the suspension guys about alignment specs? Don't want no squirrely car at those speeds! Matter of fact, I think Pete Basica is your neighbor now

Has anyone hit 200+ in a 5th gen yet?
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:38 AM   #1145
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Cage is paid for and headed to coating. The six point bar is ready, they will have to build up the 8 point cage extension, but that won't take long. it all get coated, covered and shipped....
I'll install the bar for a while until I get to running fast enough to need the cage...

I bought the 11th one in the group buy, so if one more person jumps in, we all get the 15 percent discount...

If you think you might want one. Now is a good time to jump in...
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Cage is paid for and headed to coating. The six point bar is ready, they will have to build up the 8 point cage extension, but that won't take long. it all get coated, covered and shipped....
I'll install the bar for a while until I get to running fast enough to need the cage...

I bought the 11th one in the group buy, so if one more person jumps in, we all get the 15 percent discount...

If you think you might want one. Now is a good time to jump in...
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Did I hear a 150 wet shot in here....
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Did I hear a 150 wet shot in here....
add a little boost, 150 shot, some race fuel... and see what we can do with the timing... this will be for the runs at the mile and for drag racing after the nine inch.... I'm hoping to see 1200 - 1300 HP...
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