Finally Broke into the 4's

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Finally Broke into the 4's

#1 Post by John_Heard » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:15 pm

Well fella's we finally got the ol' girl into the 4 second category. We raced at Kansas International Dragway in Wichita, KS last weekend and despite some bad issues in qualifying managed to pull off a win with two 4.99's back to back. I've been trying for quite a while to get over that hump, feels good to get it done.

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#2 Post by Carolina Kid » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:29 pm

Hot Damn :thumb: :thumb:
Congrats John, looks like ol blue is gettin er done 3rdgear:

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#3 Post by silvanova » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:44 pm

Congrats John. Bet that feels great. What were the increments?
5.004 @142.6

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#4 Post by John_Heard » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:59 pm

1.22, 3.2935, 4.9913@144.42 80 GOW 2650 DA

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#5 Post by silvanova » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:58 pm

Good deal. We was hoping to get a 4 this weekend too but didnt happen. Our converter needs some major changes.
5.004 @142.6

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#6 Post by wheels » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:58 am

Awesome deal, that car looks great!

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#7 Post by ytnova » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:22 am

very cool john, congrats!
I am not really sure what the question is, but I am pretty sure the answer is Big Block.

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#8 Post by supernova » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:37 am

Holly crap batman! That is awesome!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#9 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:46 am

Way to go John, like Chris said, that is awesome... :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#10 Post by John_Heard » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:39 pm

Thanks guys..

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#11 Post by Hitchcock » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:31 pm

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#12 Post by John_Heard » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:43 pm

Frank must be putting out a bit more heat now, discovered it melted all the coating off the shifter cable where it runs beside the transmission. Lovely...

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#13 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:11 am

I'd like to know, after you fix your shifter cable issue, what's the next plateau for you and Frank?

And is it Frank or Ol' Blue or does he go by both...LOL
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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#14 Post by John_Heard » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:38 am

4.80's of course!

"Frank" is the nickname Mike gave the engine in Ol' Blue. I'm not sure if it was because it was big, ugly, or made up of a mix of parts that didn't quite fit together?

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#15 Post by waterdog » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:12 pm

Very Cool, congrats John. Walt
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