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Made it to the 4.70's

#1 Post by John_Heard » Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:28 pm

First time out this season we got the Nova into the 4.70's on the 7th pass, good enough to win the Drag Radial race at Ozark Raceway Park and broke the track record for Drag Radial. Chris and I are pretty pumped, the 1st 3 passes weren't so hot but we finally got it working on the 4th qualifier.

This was the final round, it went a 4.78@150.2 for the win.

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Re: Made it to the 4.70's

#2 Post by Hitchcock » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:32 pm

That's bad ass! Good job there buddy.
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#3 Post by 1320quick » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:35 pm

Congrats on the win and the bad ass passes John! That is a great looking pass for sure.
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Re: Made it to the 4.70's

#4 Post by Carolina Kid » Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:00 pm

Congrats John!
Ol Blue is flying... :thumb:

When does Chris get to make a pass? :mrgreen:

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Re: Made it to the 4.70's

#5 Post by John_Heard » Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:11 pm

The Nova probably isn't a good car for her to get her feet wet with. Not to mention she can't reach the pedals, I'd like for us to get a street car sometime for her to make some passes in, I know she'd love it.

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Re: Made it to the 4.70's

#6 Post by silvanova » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:04 am

That's getting it done john. Great job . What was your 60/330?
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Re: Made it to the 4.70's

#7 Post by John_Heard » Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:42 am

I believe that one was a 1.19 which could be better, 330 was like a 3.15 I think. Since then we're ran a much more aggressive tuneup at launch with the transmission fried it went a 4.84@149. I can't wait to get a fresh trans in it that shifts correctly.

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#8 Post by silvanova » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:13 am

John_Heard wrote:I believe that one was a 1.19 which could be better, 330 was like a 3.15 I think. Since then we're ran a much more aggressive tuneup at launch with the transmission fried it went a 4.84@149. I can't wait to get a fresh trans in it that shifts correctly.
Going to stick with the glide?
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Re: Made it to the 4.70's

#9 Post by John_Heard » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:02 pm

For now anyway... A friend loaned me his 1.59 glide and I'm sending mine in to get fixed. I am seriously thinking about a 2spd 400 sometime down the road.

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#10 Post by silvanova » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:24 pm

For what is was going to cost to buy the 1.58 gearset and selling my glide it was the same money for a 2spd 400. I say go for it and never look back
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#11 Post by ytnova » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:02 pm

Congrats and nice job john, I would have to agree with silvanova, 2speed 400 seems to be the way to go.
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Re: Made it to the 4.70's

#12 Post by luv454 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:47 am

Bet that's the fastest street car in Kansas!!! :D Congratulations.

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Re: Made it to the 4.70's

#13 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:01 am

Congrats John......that is awesome!

So when will we see you on Street Outlaws....LOL
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Re: Made it to the 4.70's

#14 Post by John_Heard » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:12 am

Haha, I don't think you will ever see me on the show.

Just got the transmission back in, hopefully we got the problems fixed, racing this weekend at Kansas International Dragway in Wichita.

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Re: Made it to the 4.70's

#15 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:15 am

John, what's the difference between a P/G and a 2 spd 400, more strength?
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