Finally Broke into the 4's

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#31 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:35 am

Well John, how did things go?
Give us some good news, because I'm tired of hearing about how Tony Stewart killed this kid....which was tragic incident.
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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#32 Post by John_Heard » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:23 am

We did pretty good, got her into the 4.80's twice with a 4.86 and a 4.85, new best 60' with a 1.175, new best MPH 147.8 but only got to the second round and got outran with a 4.79.

Was pretty happy with the car's performance, we made some good gains last weekend!

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#33 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:32 am

Wow, that's great :thumb: :thumb:
Can't beat those times and that 60'.
Congrats to Team Heard.
Are we going to see 4.6's by the end of this year?
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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#34 Post by John_Heard » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:35 am

I don't know about 60's, but I think we have a good chance at 70's for sure. The air was really shitty this weekend, 120 water grains, like pea soup outside.

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#35 Post by supernova » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:02 am

Way to go!!!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

How much does old blue weigh now with you in her? Mine was at 3656 lbs but should come in right at 3300 lbs with all the work we've put into it.....
And how much n2o are you running?
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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#36 Post by John_Heard » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:09 am

Scales at the track said 3236 ish, I think it's more like 3250 but I haven't weighed it this year.

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#37 Post by Carolina Kid » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:34 pm

Not bad at all..............for a nova! :mrgreen:

If "frank" was in a Camaro I could see some 4.50's :thumb:

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#38 Post by 1320quick » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:31 pm

John_Heard wrote:We did pretty good, got her into the 4.80's twice with a 4.86 and a 4.85, new best 60' with a 1.175, new best MPH 147.8 but only got to the second round and got outran with a 4.79.

Was pretty happy with the car's performance, we made some good gains last weekend!
More great passes John, CONGRATS!!!! That is a great 60' time. What tire is on Frank? Looks like you have got the chassis figured out for sure. I watched the video you posted and no big wheelies just going forward. Very nice.... :thumb:
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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#39 Post by John_Heard » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:09 pm

Thanks.. We're on the m/t 275 pro

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#40 Post by 1320quick » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:47 pm

John_Heard wrote:Thanks.. We're on the m/t 275 pro
That tire is pretty amazing. Putting that tire on our Nova has totally changed it. The car never ran this hard on the slick and so far, we have not been able to find the limit of how hard we can hit it. We have found what to do to make it do a 200ft wheel stand. LOL We have improved our 60' by a tenth over the slick in just 7 passes.
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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#41 Post by Mike Peters » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:54 pm

1320quick wrote:
John_Heard wrote:Thanks.. We're on the m/t 275 pro
That tire is pretty amazing. Putting that tire on our Nova has totally changed it. The car never ran this hard on the slick and so far, we have not been able to find the limit of how hard we can hit it. We have found what to do to make it do a 200ft wheel stand. LOL We have improved our 60' by a tenth over the slick in just 7 passes.
Wow Ron, that's quite an improvement. Makes me tempted to try them but they look so wrong on a man-sized Chevelle. If I could knock a tenth off my 60', I might have to forget about style points.
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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#42 Post by John_Heard » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:14 pm

Qualifying in the heat is the biggest issue we've had with them. That's normal with a radial though.

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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#43 Post by 1320quick » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:57 pm

Mike Peters wrote:
1320quick wrote:
John_Heard wrote:Thanks.. We're on the m/t 275 pro
That tire is pretty amazing. Putting that tire on our Nova has totally changed it. The car never ran this hard on the slick and so far, we have not been able to find the limit of how hard we can hit it. We have found what to do to make it do a 200ft wheel stand. LOL We have improved our 60' by a tenth over the slick in just 7 passes.
Wow Ron, that's quite an improvement. Makes me tempted to try them but they look so wrong on a man-sized Chevelle. If I could knock a tenth off my 60', I might have to forget about style points.
Thanks Mike... I did change to some rear Menscer DA Afco's from the old Calvert/Rancho SA shocks so I can't say it is all the tire but so far I'm really impressed. Heck even my wife asked me to explain to her why we have not been using the Pro's before this year. LOL
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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#44 Post by 69434 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:54 am

Beautiful car John, I remember when I finally went a 5.75 with my N/A junk, had a grin on my face for a month...lol
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Re: Finally Broke into the 4's

#45 Post by John_Heard » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:08 am

Thanks, yeah new PB are quite a big deal after the struggle to get there.

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