Finally Broke into the 4's

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#16 Post by Mike Peters » Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:35 pm

John_Heard wrote: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?

Frank (Frankenstein) because he's a MONSTER!!! Was a very exciting night and you and Team Heard did a wail of a job!!! Congratulations again!
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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#17 Post by wikd69 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:03 am

wowza, that booger hauls the mail !!!! Congrats John ! That is one beautiful ride (for a Nova) !!!! :smt003

It's been enjoyable watching your build and your progress and I'm really impressed with everything you've done. That is one bad and beautiful ride... :thumb:
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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#18 Post by gearjammer » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:29 am

WOW, congrats John on the great results on all your hard work!!
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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#19 Post by 1320quick » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:08 pm

Congrats John! Getting in the 4's has to be a special moment for you and ol' blue. The 4's are no joke and it takes a nasty bad hot rod to get it done. :thumb:
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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#20 Post by John_Heard » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:10 am

New PB Last weekend, 4.97 got to the semi-finals and spun. It was a tricky track that night.

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#21 Post by supernova » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:55 pm

Nice pass! What is the 60'?
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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#22 Post by John_Heard » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:00 pm

I think it was 1.25 on that one. It'll do better than that on a stickier track.

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#23 Post by Carolina Kid » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:35 pm

ol blue is haulin ass

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#24 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:12 am

Congrats John....
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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#25 Post by John_Heard » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:42 am

Thanks Guys - If the weather holds we're racing at Tulsa this weekend, maybe we can improve on the last run there.

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#26 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:56 am

If the weather holds, I'm sure you will....Ol' Blue is on a mission.

Good luck and be safe.
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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#27 Post by John_Heard » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:17 am

When we unloaded the car Sunday saw a puddle of oil on the trailer floor under the car, apparently we shook the tires so hard in the final it vibrated loose the drain on the vacuum pump puke tank. Now I'm wondering what else shook loose?

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#28 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:19 am

John_Heard wrote: Now I'm wondering what else shook loose?
Your nerves, until you check every nut and bolt under the car.... :smt005
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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#29 Post by Hitchcock » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:29 am

John, just curious. How good was the radial prep at Kansas International. I have heard it is getting a lot better. I am asking, because I just ordered a new set of wheels with the intention of running 315/60's on them.

Supernova, long time no see. How is your stuff coming along? Have you been out with the car much this season?
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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#30 Post by John_Heard » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:45 am

I think Wichita's track prep has been pretty darn good, no complaints here. It's a great track, 110% better than it used to be, Steve's done a great job with it.

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