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maschinenbau
maschinenbau Dork
7/17/18 1:10 p.m.

Well I accepted the new job and now need to relocate 8 hours away. This will be a major set-back for Datsaniti, but at least it's 8 hours in the correct direction, now within 6 hours of the Challenge! 

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
7/17/18 1:34 p.m.
AWSX1686 said:
SVreX said:

No car for me this year either. 

But I’ll be driving down in this:

Yep, I’m the one that bought it.

Congrats! That thing is a beauty!

Thanks. 

At $2000 off the asking price, I was pretty sure I couldn’t build something comparable for the same price, even if my labor was free. 

Not Challenge legal, but lots of fun. And less sweat and stress! 

spin_out
spin_out HalfDork
7/17/18 2:33 p.m.
Patrick said:
spin_out said:

We registered early to get in on the General Tire Challenge, but yes, time is ticking away.  We have a used turbo kit that's about 2% installed so far.   Yikes!   :-(

I've gone quite insane with Valve Cover Racers.  I think I'm bringing six this year to loan out.  The latest one is GMC truck based, so it has a "tow hitch".   I made up a trophy to present to the lucky winner.... but then stumbled across a pretty snazzy real trophy.  Snazzy will likely win out over home made.  :-)  

 

Can Colin partake of the valve cover raceshare program?  Because I’m not going to have time to make him one this year 

 

Yes, of course.  I'm bringing 6 racers to share with anyone interested. 

This year we should have a little 15-20 minute warm up (practice) session before the real competition.  People could see how things work, or maybe realize it's time to do some adjusting. 

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
7/17/18 3:04 p.m.

Two questions:

Valve cover build rules?

And dies anyone want a roomate?

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
7/17/18 3:18 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13 :

I’ll room with you/ ride with you if you’re interested. 

spin_out
spin_out HalfDork
7/17/18 3:31 p.m.
NordicSaab
NordicSaab Dork
7/17/18 3:36 p.m.

In reply to MrJoshua :

Bring it on.  I need a weekend vacation from reality.  You still have my number?  

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
7/17/18 3:48 p.m.

In reply to SVreX :

I'm going to confirm with Pops that he's not coming and if so you're on for both Paul

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
7/17/18 4:24 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13 :

I’m ok with making it a threesome. 

...or a foursome, if my son comes. 

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
7/17/18 9:20 p.m.

I’ll be there with a car in however many days. Do I currently own the car I’m bringing? Even I don’t know. Life has been going well. Not much time has been spent working on cars. 

bigben
bigben Reader
7/17/18 10:21 p.m.

With so many dropping out prematurely, my chances of a top finish keep going up.devil

We still have almost three months, no use throwing in the towel before the last day of September!

And if anyone from the Dallas area wants to join a team, I may have some openings.wink

GTXVette
GTXVette SuperDork
7/18/18 7:39 a.m.
Andy Neuman said:

I’ll be there with a car in however many days. Do I currently own the car I’m bringing? Even I don’t know. Life has been going well. Not much time has been spent working on cars. 

That's the best damn excuse a man can have!

or reason

GTXVette
GTXVette SuperDork
7/18/18 7:57 a.m.

In the ongoing tales from....  "As The World Turns"   ...  Paul  sold a Fiero to Ron.  Ron kept the Engine, offered up the rest at a very fair price, posted on different sites But no takers BEFORE Ron finds ............ a NEW  Job, in Orlando,  so it's free to me on a come now deal, when the rain stops I'LL HOOK UP THE TRAILER.    it's a fastback so if I swap the rear body panels is it free or what. I may wait I just PAINTED THIS ONE.

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
7/18/18 8:09 a.m.

In reply to GTXVette :

Are you talking about my Fiero?

Thats a great car- 1988 (better suspension), completely rust free. 

You're crazy if you don’t grab it. 

(But it's not a fastback)

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
7/18/18 8:27 a.m.

(And Ron paid much too much for just an engine)

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
7/18/18 8:00 p.m.

Drag racing this year's Q45 for the first time tonight. 

14.804 in first pass

14,805 in second pass

Now lined up for a 3rd pass

 

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
7/18/18 8:05 p.m.

Hit the bottle or i’m not feeding you sunday(if you’re still planning to come).  I’ll feed your family but you have to watch them eat

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
7/18/18 8:08 p.m.

The bottle is not gonna happen tonight. 

I'm really unprepared to be here and it was unlikely if I was actually going to be able to attend. At 6pm I made the decision to go. 

An interesting car I got a pic of... 

Volvo Bertone body with a dial time of 9.84

 

Lost in the 3rd at 14.99

A bad launch (actually worst launch; they all were bad) and stayed in 2nd too long (bumping off rev limiter) 

Home by 10:20. Great time. 

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
7/19/18 8:40 a.m.

In reply to John Welsh :

13.9x is the challenge record for a Q45. I hope you can beat it. 

Stampie
Stampie UberDork
7/19/18 9:06 a.m.
Andy Neuman said:

In reply to John Welsh :

13.9x is the challenge record for a Q45. I hope you or Stampie can beat it. 

Fixed that for you. 

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
7/19/18 9:24 a.m.
Stampie said:
Andy Neuman said:

In reply to John Welsh :

13.9x is the challenge record for a Q45. I hope you or Stampie can beat it. 

Fixed that for you. 

Hello gauntlet. 

maschinenbau
maschinenbau Dork
7/19/18 10:12 a.m.

I've lost track of the Wagon Sub-class. Who else do we have here? I'm still shooting for Datsaniti to be ready.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
7/19/18 11:44 a.m.
Stampie said:
Andy Neuman said:

In reply to John Welsh :

13.9x is the challenge record for a Q45. I hope you or Stampie can beat it. 

Fixed that for you. 

Or maybe I need to fix mine and cut a few more pounds out.

 

Andrew told me only a 100 shot and I have to run water in my radiator. 

 

If if everything goes as planned I will have a wagon at the challenge. 

Stampie
Stampie UberDork
7/19/18 2:23 p.m.

In reply to Andy Neuman :

I didn't have to ask Andrew to know I needed to run water in my radiator. 

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
7/19/18 2:36 p.m.
Stampie said:

In reply to Andy Neuman :

I didn't have to ask Andrew to know I needed to run water in my radiator. 

But you also didn’t listen when i said don’t remove the fan, so you were the guy in the staging lanes with the leaf blower

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