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    12/3/2017 Fun&Grudge Test&Tune at Fayetteville Motorsports Park Dragway

    Picked the van up the day before our scheduled Cecil invasion, but got cancelled. Tried once since then, but i had to cancel.
    So now, several weeks later I'm gearing up for whst mught be my last chance to race for this year.

    So in between trying to work on some mpscilink order stuff, i need go make sure the van is ready for a good showing.

    No big changes really, and honestly. The work at Brian's was mostly maintenance repairs.
    -Trans rebuild, and still using same torque conv.
    - Cometic headgasket replaced and block decked (overall CR unchanged, by using a different gasket thickness)
    - since engine was apart anyway, it got fresh bearings, and i used this opportunity to swap in some better rods (BC H-beam rods)
    - fuel thank mods not in place yet, so i'll still have to race eith 1/2 tank!

    Other bits were new driveshaft, exhaust mod, and a tow point on the front.

    Still have the 1.05 transfer gears installed. And racing on 3 y.o. slicks.

    I've only even driven her twice since picking up, so it may be a bit too early to say I'll be tfying for a record. But i will be trying to get some new data to compare to old runs, and we'll see what it shows.
    If i can work up to a 25psi pass before the end of the day, I'll be very happy.

    If anyone wants to join in, you are more than welcome.
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    Re: 12/3/2017 Fun&Grudge Test&Tune at Fayetteville Motorsports Park Dragway

    3 year old slicks. HA!
    Mine are at least 7, maybe 8 years old.
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    Re: 12/3/2017 Fun&Grudge Test&Tune at Fayetteville Motorsports Park Dragway

    Quote Originally Posted by contraption22 View Post
    3 year old slicks. HA!
    Mine are at least 7, maybe 8 years old.
    mine are way more than that lol.

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    Re: 12/3/2017 Fun&Grudge Test&Tune at Fayetteville Motorsports Park Dragway

    I didn't know we were in some kind of contest?!
    If i did, i would dust off my old slicks from my Spirit, which were last on my Spirit when Gus was still racing.
    Wait, a minute.. . I take that back, i think i used them at SDAC13. I can't remember!
    Yes, i must have... because they made the perfect seat for Bucar when he wanted to ride along for night testing...
    Wayne H.

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    Re: 12/3/2017 Fun&Grudge Test&Tune at Fayetteville Motorsports Park Dragway

    Quote Originally Posted by wheming View Post
    I didn't know we were in some kind of contest?!
    If i did, i would dust off my old slicks from my Spirit, which were last on my Spirit when Gus was still racing.
    Wait, a minute.. . I take that back, i think i used them at SDAC13. I can't remember!
    Yes, i must have... because they made the perfect seat for Bucar when he wanted to ride along for night testing...
    lol yup. crappiest slicks contest. mine are from that era too. lol

    Brian

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    This one is easy, I have myself to blame, I rush things, don't pay attention to gauges when I should, change to much stuff at once then expect miracles, the list is endless.

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    Re: 12/3/2017 Fun&Grudge Test&Tune at Fayetteville Motorsports Park Dragway

    I'l have to see how i feel tomorrow. Been sick the last few days and Janet doesn't think i should go racing because i need my rest.
    And yet, she thinks its perfectly fine for me to rake leaves and burn them and other chores.
    Go figure.
    I'm out here right now burning leaves...
    Wayne H.

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    Re: 12/3/2017 Fun&Grudge Test&Tune at Fayetteville Motorsports Park Dragway

    ahhh yes. the wonderful inconsistencies of the female types lol.

    my wife does the same thing. "im staying home sick" ......."oh good, since you are home you can help me with ______, ________ and _______."

    lol. oh well. im sure we are full of a different type of bs though too.

    Brian

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    This one is easy, I have myself to blame, I rush things, don't pay attention to gauges when I should, change to much stuff at once then expect miracles, the list is endless.

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    Re: 12/3/2017 Fun&Grudge Test&Tune at Fayetteville Motorsports Park Dragway

    Quote Originally Posted by wheming View Post
    I'l have to see how i feel tomorrow. Been sick the last few days and Janet doesn't think i should go racing because i need my rest.
    And yet, she thinks its perfectly fine for me to rake leaves and burn them and other chores.
    Go figure.
    I'm out here right now burning leaves...
    Leaves can still be there for 12/4....

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    Re: 12/3/2017 Fun&Grudge Test&Tune at Fayetteville Motorsports Park Dragway

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan H View Post
    Leaves can still be there for 12/4....
    Got a big pile of them burned by the time i came in after dark.
    Slept through the night ok. But still have chunky cough and headache.

    I'll try to do some testing today, but i really needed an alignment again. Not sure i could get that today with everything else. Might be the last few passes on these slicks anyway.
    Wayne H.

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    Re: 12/3/2017 Fun&Grudge Test&Tune at Fayetteville Motorsports Park Dragway

    Felt a bit better today but got rained out before i got a test ride in.
    Tomorrow i'll try to take a quick test ride and get a log, and then load her up. Usually i like to do that the night before also. Probably going to be an exhausting day, and I've got no help. Hopefully i can have some clean passes, and I'll be happy if everything looks good, and then i can try for a record next time, after the new year. Not really going to feel like pushing it tomorrow. I don't think i'll have my A-game.

    I'm curious to compare boost levels and mph's, going to be interesting to see what it shows.
    Wayne H.

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    Re: 12/3/2017 Fun&Grudge Test&Tune at Fayetteville Motorsports Park Dragway

    Well i'm here. But got here late. Just made my first shakedown run.
    Against a yellow Charger Daytona SRT
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    win by red-light, but I'll take it!
    -had a nice 60'...

    Never even saw my shift light in 2nd, it started to break up at 6400.
    I think i have fresh plugs with me, not sure actually!
    Wayne H.

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    Re: 12/3/2017 Fun&Grudge Test&Tune at Fayetteville Motorsports Park Dragway

    Run 2:
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    New PB 60'!
    Didn't want to break up again, and shifted to 3rd a bit early.
    Not bad for 22.5psi in a big fat van...
    Wayne H.

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    Re: 12/3/2017 Fun&Grudge Test&Tune at Fayetteville Motorsports Park Dragway

    Run 3, forgot to start my darn log.
    But i bumped the boost to just under my previous 25psi setting. But at 111mph, might have been lower than 25psi.
    Bad burnout too. Against a Ford F250 4x4 diesel.
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    12.74 would have beaten most minivans... but not all...
    Wayne H.

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    Re: 12/3/2017 Fun&Grudge Test&Tune at Fayetteville Motorsports Park Dragway

    Run 4.
    I think i shifted to 2nd too early. But pulled hard in 1st. And shifted to 3rd again before my shift light because it felt like it didn't have more.
    Will have to go over logs.
    But calling it a day. Would love to do another, but need to call it. Still recovering from being sick, and now i have to change my tires.
    Next time, it'll be on.
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    Wayne H.

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    MeanMini dragracing videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...URZLB1RxGYF6vw
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    Re: 12/3/2017 Fun&Grudge Test&Tune at Fayetteville Motorsports Park Dragway

    sweet. though no PB, they are pretty consistent runs.

    Brian

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    Re: 12/3/2017 Fun&Grudge Test&Tune at Fayetteville Motorsports Park Dragway

    Quote Originally Posted by Aries_Turbo View Post
    sweet. though no PB, they are pretty consistent runs.

    Brian
    Oh how little you pay attention to anything i say....
    I'll give you a pass, because you are a new daddy and are probably short on sleep...
    I did make a new personal best for 60' time, crushing my previous 1.770 with a 1.73. (I had to find some good about the day since i felt like i was having some issue above 6400 rpm. )

    Also, on my last run i turned my boost down twice, after i had bumped it slightly from run 3, because i hit overboost cutout during my burnout!
    I looked back in my log because after the run i was disappointed because it felt so good but was "only an 11.93" to find out i did shift out of first way early at only 5800!

    I'll try to have my head together better next time. The smell of race gas fumes did help my head cold a bit... I'll need to fix my tow dolly wiring before i can race again though. Had to ride home with one light half working and the other not working.
    I'll get it together in 2018.... stay tuned. ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheming View Post
    Oh how little you pay attention to anything i say....
    I'll give you a pass, because you are a new daddy and are probably short on sleep...
    I did make a new personal best for 60' time, crushing my previous 1.770 with a 1.73. (I had to find some good about the day since i felt like i was having some issue above 6400 rpm. ).
    i thought about that when i was posting and decided i was only focusing on ET lol.

    12.4, 12.1, 12.1 and 11.93 was what i was thinking about.

    and yes, im tired.

    Brian

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    This one is easy, I have myself to blame, I rush things, don't pay attention to gauges when I should, change to much stuff at once then expect miracles, the list is endless.

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    Re: 12/3/2017 Fun&Grudge Test&Tune at Fayetteville Motorsports Park Dragway

    Quote Originally Posted by Aries_Turbo View Post
    i thought about that when i was posting and decided i was only focusing on ET lol.

    12.4, 12.1, 12.1 and 11.93 was what i was thinking about.

    and yes, im tired.

    Brian
    I did know what you meant. Just teasing you since you are so tired you don't have the energy yo fight back!
    I was ok with it, as a first time out after getting it back. The headgasket seems to be sealed up good this time.
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    Re: 12/3/2017 Fun&Grudge Test&Tune at Fayetteville Motorsports Park Dragway

    Actually, looking back over my old slips and notes, I did sort of make a new personal best.
    The 11.93@111.36mph is my fastest run since switching out my transfer gears.
    Wonder why that is. I know why when my trans was slipping. ..
    Wayne H.

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    '89 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L turbo auto, "Slugmobile" yes, THE Slugmobile!
    '89 Dodge Caravan SE 2.5L turbo auto, "Mean Mini" yes, Gus' Mean Mini! (Current best 11.7786@113.04 mph! - Jan 15th, 2017 Fayetteville Dragway, NC)
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    Re: 12/3/2017 Fun&Grudge Test&Tune at Fayetteville Motorsports Park Dragway

    Quote Originally Posted by wheming View Post
    Actually, looking back over my old slips and notes, I did sort of make a new personal best.
    The 11.93@111.36mph is my fastest run since switching out my transfer gears.
    Wonder why that is. I know why when my trans was slipping. ..
    nice. now get out there and hammer that record

    Brian

    Quote Originally Posted by turbovanman
    This one is easy, I have myself to blame, I rush things, don't pay attention to gauges when I should, change to much stuff at once then expect miracles, the list is endless.

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