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Re: Tech

Former Member ·
OK you guy's I don't plan on showing off at the starting line but I do plan on using the car on the street more than at the SSCC. I really do have a traction problem and not enough fender to put the amount of tread on the ground needed, besides if I did have the the room for a lot of tread I would have more problem than I have now. The springs carry the car just fine and I don't have wheel hop but when you mash the throttle at about 15mph the front left corner of the car lifts hard and has...
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Re: Mad Dawg's new ride

Dennis Antenucci ·
Well let me put it this way Mike.... Tracy's new motor will probably push his '69 Z28 to 200 Mph...and I am sure my new Pantera motor will do 200mph...but not with me in the car! Which reminds me....Does Pappy need a car for this Spring? MD
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Re: Mad Dawg's new ride

Mike Anderson ·
Subject: Silver State Race Veterans Party. The next day. I was in San Francisco this last week on business. I met several people that I enjoy visiting every year. Saturday the weather was incredible. The weather was warm, the sky was blue and the sun was out. It looked and felt like an early Spring. I went by El Mongo (Mad Dawg's) new place near Oakland around 11AM. I wasn't sure if he'd be up after Friday night. His pretty Brazilian lady friend met me in the driveway. She led me to the pool...
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Re: 4L60E downshifting at very high speds ?

randy johnson ·
Hi Gary.. Did you find any common cause when the tranny's were rebuilt ?? I found an aftermarket Pump Slide Spring Kit that keeps critical pump volume and line pressure up at high RPM's. Preventing 3-4 clutch failure !! Sonnax High Performance 1-800-843-2600 or www.powerglide.com Part# 77722-01K
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Re: GM G-Body Help

Greg Smith ·
(a)I would make sure that you have the cooling figured out for the Trans. The 200R4 does not live long in these conditions. Get the best trans cooler you can and make sure that your TC locks up in OD. If you have a four row radiator you should be fine for the motor. (b)The rear suspension is not the problem with these cars. You are not on a course that will exploit the rear power oversteer. Save your cash for other areas. The only thing I would do is get 135# springs in the rear and some...
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Re: GM G-Body Help

Former Member ·
Here is his reply: Thank you for the information. I think I am headed in right direction. Regarding tires, from the TireRack listing, Goodyear Ultra Plus is not offered in 255x45x16, but in 255x45x17 the max load rating is 1387# which is below the factory 215x65x15 tire rated at 1510#. From my understanding of the rules this will not pass tech, that is why I was staying with 255x50x16 on the rear and I am limited to 245x50x16 on front. Regarding wheels I have a set of GNX look alike wheels...
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Re: Utah & Colorado in February

William Brandt ·
Carl, "Cool,Crisp, Rocky Mountain Air" part of the ingredients for that good old Coors beer. And then, what do I have here in Missouri? Well let's see, Missippi River to brew Budweiser, Missouri River to raise that indangered species, Sturgeon. Sitting on one of the largest faults on the North American Continent. Tornado's in the Spring, drought in the Summer. Riverboats if you are inclined to gamble. Branson for some fine entertainment, and some beautiful lakes. Wow, I have myself confused...
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Re: History lesson for MD

Jane Barker ·
Kent, I don't think we have met. You obviously have strong opinions on this topic. Were you there or are you just quoting from American history books? Please don't take offense because none is intended. This thread has piqued my curiosity and my history lessons were a while ago, so I phoned home and asked a few questions from someone who grew up in southern England during the Second World War. Part of what Mother told me was from memory, part was backed up by referring to the six volume set...
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Re: Team Detroit Muscle Now Forming

Steve Green ·
Bill, You may need a bigger gas tank! My Malibu gets about 20 mpg at normal highway speeds (love that T56). At the NORC last spring it got 3.6 mpg averaging 135 mph pushing that nasty headwind. The gas gage moved more than the tach did. See you in May.
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Re: THE FINAL NUMBERS ARE IN!!!!!

Steve Green ·
Tracy, You should have no problems hitting 165 mph with those numbers. My '67 Malibu did it this spring with only 377 RWHP, and still had throttle to spare. :headbang: See you soon!
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Re: MAD DAWG WITHDRAWAL AFTER ORR SEASON - ENGINE REBUILD TIME

William Brandt ·
Well Dennis, I sure can't help you on the engine temp problem, as I have fought that for 5 years now and still can't drive the old Stude faster than 115 without it reaching 240 degrees. As far as the after ORR blues, I just went out and bought a new Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel, 6 speed, 305hp, 550# of torque to help my frustration. It actually smokes the tires starting in 2nd gear. :burnout: Also decided to drop a modified 454 in my 64 Chev. Hope to have that running by next weekend. That should...
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Re: MAD DAWG WITHDRAWAL AFTER ORR SEASON - ENGINE REBUILD TIME

Michael Baldridge ·
MD I'd like to first say it was a pleasure meeting you at the Silver State Classic. I've always enjoyed Panteras since I got my ass kicked by one in High School while running a modified 69 SS Camaro. As for your overheating problems, try an air cooled flat-6. Mine only gained 10 degrees during the race! (had to throw that in :headbang: Seriously though there are a couple of things that come to mind. First: try running a little richer. This should come natural for your engine at the starting...
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Re: JESUS IS AN OPEN ROAD RACER???

Dennis Antenucci ·
Jimmy Mack, THIS is work! Well maybe pain between our layoff period and ORR season. Who's gonna be Team Captain for Vegas Vettes this Spring? bIG HUG & KISS MD
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Re: JESUS IS AN OPEN ROAD RACER???

Dennis Antenucci ·
Hi Pal, Glad you are coming back as the Team Vegas Vettes team captain! I can't ever remember when you were asleep at the wheel except during a run Looking forward to seeing ya again this Spring! Thanks! MD
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Re: Track day

Dave Golder ·
Damn Carl...We will be in Daytona for bike week that week. Ryan wanted me to instruct at California Speedway for a NASA event also. Would have been a blast to put some blue marks on the back of that new Silver Porsche.
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Re: aerodynamics

ALPHONSO LIVINGSTON ·
Bill Bryant & Bill Welter Thank both of you for the valuable information. The probalem that I have now is that I am stuck with a car that does not have good cd or frontal area numbers. I have spent a large sum of money on a new engine, but with the design of the body the car might see 190mph. The other problem is the diff. mount bar; Nissian left me hanging and stopped making the bar for the manual 280-Z. That bar - which is made of spring-metal is minimal at best in-order to support the...
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Re: metal fabricator needed - please help

tim jones ·
Al, call a spring shop. Try "More Drop" in OakTown. Should be easy for them.
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Re: HELMETS

Steve Mott ·
Hey Blue, I'm looking forward to September too, and to meeting Tim and seeing his heavily modified car. I know that he has done a lot of the mods that I still want to do, so maybe he has some advice about what pitfalls I can avoid. We plan to run 125mph this time, but I want to tech Grand Sport (since I installed that roll bar). If Helen doesn't mind 125 we'll make some more mods and jump up to 130mph or 135mph in the spring. Thanks again. See you next month!
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Re: Communications

Norm Johnson ·
Just thought I would mention that in the May issue of Hot Rod Magazine, there's a nice article about the up-coming Z2Z event in May. And the Spring issue of Viper magazine has an interesting article on how they dominated the September event...And I'm sure there will be more coming..will try and keep you informed...Norm J
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Re: Thanks and request for help

Steve Mott ·
Hi again, Paul, Let me first congratulate you for choosing safety as your first priority. Use that goal to guide your choices. With regard to car choices again, I agree with both Dale and John. C4 Vettes or 4th gen. Z28s will be good choices even if stock. Though I have to say that my 350Z handles and brakes better than both of those choices. If you had a Z previously, you know how much fun they can be. The new 350Z is MUCH more aerodynamically stable than any previous Z. My car is rock...
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Re: NORC - Big Red ? Option Car ?

Steve Mott ·
Not sure about who is coming this spring, but we are trying to put together a local effort (CA, NV and AZ) for the fall race. A twin turbo 350Z with 800+whp. We already have the car, the engine, and a driver (me). We need to obtain a lower gear ratio rear end, fuel cell, plus tires and a new long nose front end. The plan is to test at Bonneville in August first, then, if all goes well, run the Silver State in September.
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Re: SoCal Photo/Video (excuse to hangout) trip

Paul Palomaki ·
Steve, No problem at all! Are you kidding? A veteran racer..stock-appearing or not..you're in! Bring your gear. As I had mentioned..weather is the unpredictable thin here. I knew this would be "iffy" this time of year. Since we got a serious rainstorm..all bets may be off for El Mirage. I am told that if the lakebed gets considerable rain, then they often close it til spring. This is to preserve the surface for SCTA events. I will be kinda surprised if they don't close it. I am told to check...
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Re: New Hotel Complex Coming to Ely

Paul Palomaki ·
Charlie, It has been scientifically proven that due to the rough surface texture of a shark's skin that it cuts through the water faster. Also..many Mercedes have a belly pan covering the entire bottom of the car stamped of dimpled sheet metal for aero. Hmm..what finish is on a fighter jet?? You'd think they all know something.. Dawg, They'd have to put a heavy duty spring in your bobble head I think! I can see the Dawg action series: 1)Blazing Dawg: with realistic cracking noise and a...
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Re: Fun at Spring Mountain Raceway

Steve Mott ·
I envy you, John. Spring Mountain has to be one of my most favorite tracks that I have ever driven on (Sebring and Infineon/Sear Point are pretty cool too). It is a BLAST to drive! It rewards PATIENCE to get around all those 180 degree turns, very late (and I mean VERY late) apexes, and not coming on the throttle too early. Your video though doesn't do the course justice as far as the REAL impact of the elevation changes - or the "big drop" (if you know where I mean). When you get it right,...
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Re: Fun at Spring Mountain Raceway

John Neese ·
Yeah, I've driven several tracks now including Infineon, Thunder Hill, Laguna Seca and even Reno Fernley. But Spring Mountain is my favorite. Laguna Seca doesn't have long enough straights to build much speed, so the small cars have a big advantage, however the cork screw is pretty exciting. See you next week and good luck! John Neese Car 411 :cheers:
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Re: NORC Report from Tail End Tom

Tim Dey ·
Smart man Tom, never refuse a spouses offer to help in the car. We will miss you in SS but you will be back in the spring, hopefully with the Navigator. Cheryl will welcome another female on the starting grid.
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Re: YOUR WINTER PLANS & PROJECTS

George Kroeger ·
I have fianlly finished removing salt from every place one could inagine salt being (Truck,Trailer,and Race Car) The tires are mounted and every thing is ready for the spring. I had a great time a Bonneville and it is something that every racer should do. There were a few BBORR cars at bonneville. After years of pressure from several people I am going to go to Texas in the spring before the NORR, however I cant wait until my next run on 318. My Winter plans include a 1973 mustrang that I...
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Re: YOUR WINTER PLANS & PROJECTS

Dennis Antenucci ·
AJ, If your pantera is not ready by Spring you should consider naviquessing for Steve. Let me add to what AJ wrote on the TPR web site. Peter-the-German is one of those great American success stories. If you haven't read about him or his White Horse Ranch you should. A good friend to orr.
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Re: SSCC Preparations?

JAMES WEEKS ·
Hi Ray, LOL LOL The newer Corvettes are very good and about all you have to do is change the oil and some don't even do that! But, it is best to put them in the air and look and "wiggle" everything to be sure. Take a long look at the rear axle nut and etc. A REAL smart guy might go into the valve spring area but unless one is a master mechanic, more risk of a problem is created by meddling there than leaving them alone. It took me a weekend to do the valves on the Camaro but that is another...
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Re: Update

George Kroeger ·
Stan glad you and steve are doing well. Hope to see you back in the spring. What we do is a very challanging form of motorsports and at the higher speeds things can go bad fast. I took a good look at the car at the truck stop and @#$%#^. The safety equipment did its job. I would conclude that after that much damage it would be hard to locate the cause. I have no issues crossing over the rumple strips at 190 in the sweepers. However, after my slow run in the spring when I had a 165 tech speed...
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Re: The Great Dessert Challenge

Tom King ·
OK, it's time to kid Steve Donegan. I can only do this because we're friends. Who knows, I might even buy him a dessert at the banquet...assuming he makes it on time. Here's the problem: On August 20, 29 days before the race, Donegan reported that there were 25 days left: * posted August 20, 2011 09:48 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 25 days and counting! -------------------- Steve Donegan Life Member CA License: SSCC 86 Car #86 Then, six...
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Re: $10,000.00 U.S.D. BET - LAST CHANCE

Ron Strong ·
Mad Dawg, I may be the only one around that appreciates your thinking. Good to meet you guys this year and hope to see you again in the spring. If I had read your post earlier I coulda been ready for the money, but beer and wine was in my way.
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Re: What are you doing to get ready for September?

Stan Martin ·
George I just glanced over your link and you refer to a psi drop front to rear.there will be if flowing and the diff will be the psi drop is because of the one way valve spring psi.Also if you get into the hydrodymanics of fluids the return line should be bigger than the supply line since fuel is pushed to the rail,but return fuel is being pushed back to the tank from excess fuel after the reg.I know this is counter to what you see on vehicles but it is the best way to make sure you have...
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Re: What are you doing to get ready for September?

Dennis Antenucci ·
Re: What are you doing to get ready for September?
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Re: What are you doing to get ready for September?

Dennis Antenucci ·
Usual stuff...leak down test, check valve train & spring pressures, oil & filter changes, new tires, chassis, suspension and tuning IR-EFI on computer with double vision
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Re: '67 Charger DNF - the reason...

Stan Martin ·
A thicker oil will just let the problem surface a few miles later.the base stocks for 5w-30 and 20-50 are the same so it is just the additive package that makes it BEHAVE thicker.You may need to look at your clearances.If they are tight[I know it sound wrong]that will heat the oil up and thin it out.With the journal size you are running, .002 on the mains is about min and if poss run 3 on the rear[since it takes ALL the hp]rods will work at 0025.My mains are 3in and to get the oil temps down...
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Re: The Great Dessert Challenge

Blue Offutt ·
Tom, You know I consider the Great Desert Dessert Challenge to be one of the main events, so bring it on sir! If I don't blow a clutch, turbo control line or God forbid, an engine, I think it could be time for you to spring the big bux on some German Chocolate cake! Blue Life Member #261 Captain, Team Invaders!
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Re: 155mph class

Tom King ·
You're too kind, Rick. Meme and I will be running the NSX in the 120 class in September, and then I'll have to think about whether I have the courage to go 155 next Spring. I guess that's why they call it a "challenge". Although it will be fun to see young Mr. Lowman at the Qualifying School next month, I'll endeavor to stay out of any class either one of them chooses to run. Maybe, however, I can pick up some pointers from them! Thanks again, Rick, for your great support for ORR!
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Re: 155mph class

Berry Lowman ·
Tom King has seen more zeros on the right side of the decimal point over the years than either one of us has even contemplated. The idea of either of us making him nervous is about the nicest compliment anyone may have ever said about either of us in almost a decade of Open Road Racing!
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Re: Should I go through the engine after a race?

Stan Martin ·
The MOST i would do is a cylinder leak test.and if they are above 20-25% then further investigation is recomended.Depending on what valve spring and cam you are using maybe a spring change.i personaly have been running my motor rite at 5500rpm for more than a few events and no problems.IF you are using one of the comp cam xe grinds I would take an hard look at replacing the spring.the opening and closing rates are butal,And WILL cause valve float,if your spring are showing their age.IF you...
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Re: Bug in Profile

Phil Dana ·
I suspect it's because this is the freebie (crippled) version of UBB. Hopefully the BOD will see fit to spring for the full version.
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Re: vipers vs. vettes

joe shown ·
Mr. Hille, I have spoken to a Nebraska Ford dealer that is also the largest Viper (Dodge)dealer in the US. I am very much interested in the GT40 as it has been my favorite car since I was a kid. I can deal with the wait, although I find it hard to believe that I would spring for that much money, but I am really interested in it's performance. The fellow I spoke to said it would have a superchaged 5.4 liter. Any idea how these cars are going to perform. For $100,000 ++ I want something that...
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Re: vipers vs. vettes

Steve McCollom ·
GT40 Construction Aluminum spaceframe, unstressed composite body Dimensions Length: 181.6 in (4613 mm) Width: 76.8 in (1950 mm) Height: 43.5 in (1106 mm) Wheelbase: 106.7 in (2710 mm) Track width, front: 64.4 in (1636 mm) Track width, rear: 65.0 in (1650 mm) Engine 5.4-liter, DOHC 32-valve, supercharged and intercooled MOD V-8 Aluminum block and heads Horsepower: 500 @ 5250 rpm Torque: 500 lb-ft @ 3250 rpm Bore: 3.55 in (90.2 mm) Stroke: 4.17 in (105.8 mm) Compression ratio: 8.5:1...
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Re: From a courseworkers point of view

Guest ·
Well thank you all for your responses to this post! I nearly feel bad about bringing up the subject of ''gouging''. In fact I regret it now. I just wanted to air what I had heard, and experienced. I also believe there was some intervention, between the time I left the Hotel Nevada, and the time I arrived at the Holiday Inn, and I am very appreciative of whatever action that was. I really didn't think there would be so much response for this message. I submitted it about a week ago, and just...
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Re: Open Road Racing Video

Dennis Antenucci ·
Cooool Big Bill! I'll keep my fingers crossed....there's something about watching my car BURN from your video that makes me smile! Frenchy, we gotta get you back in the driver's seat by Spring for Nevada Open. In the meantime let me know if you or any of da boyZ want to get together for breakfast or meet at Donut Derelicts in Huntington Beach Saturday morning. Jon, Oh yea, THAT Rick Antenucci....all those I-talians back east drive Caddy's....hahaha Its good to be back in Surf City.... Dawg Out
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Re: wanted tires, etc.

David Carpenter ·
I also have a one front tire for ZO6 for sale. I used it once for SSCC 2002. Only 100 miles on it. ( One street tire had a rock hole drilled in it I didn't want to trust a 165 mph. ) 265-40/17 Gdyr F1 Super Car tire New $325.00 Sell $200.00 or ? I may sell car this Spring.
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Re: Hurricane

William Brandt ·
Earl, Or, you could consider the beautiful Midwest. Located between the Big Muddy and the Wide Mississippi Rivers, rolling hills, green grass, (now that the drought seems to have broken) and Tornado season is a thing of the past (until next Spring.) Don't you remember the nursery ryme, you are suppose to build those huts out of brick, not grass. :joke: Keep the faith, it can move mountains, it will work on hurricans also.
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Re: ENGINE OIL TEMP

JAMES WEEKS ·
Restrictors do make a big difference. They also help a hell of a lot in keeping the oil in the pan. Even a little loss in oil pressure will cause quick oil temp increase(VERY QUICK) and it does not show on the gauge until it is happening more than a little. ANY movement of the gauge needs immediate attention. But, the .060 that the restrictors usualy are is too small if you have much in the way of lift and or high spring pressures. The "big" ones need cooling. I have settled on .080 but that...
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Re: OKAY - WHO IS STILL WRENCHING AND WHO IS READY TO GO?

Dennis Antenucci ·
Alright a total of 4 racers!!! Okay lurkers come out of the shadows now! Whose got a good winter-spring project story (good, bad or indifferent) to share with us? Come on...you can tell the Dawg. I've heard it all, seen it all....your with your buds. :burnout: :cheers:
 
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