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Old 03-22-2012, 05:01 AM   #1
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Hello all... now that I finally got my post count up to be able to post in this section, I thought I would throw in a video of my 07 Shelby at the track. Only 1/8th mile, but still fun. This was from this past November when I still had the stock blower on the car

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Old 03-22-2012, 06:23 AM   #2
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wow those are some good times, and that thing looks absolutely sick! what are you hoping for with the new blower?
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Cool video, you car looks awesome. Now time to go to the 1/4 where you can really put all that power to use on the top end. I've heard the Vmax drag way in Charlotte is really nice, how far is that from you?
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:26 PM   #4
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wow those are some good times, and that thing looks absolutely sick! what are you hoping for with the new blower?
Thanks! I am really not sure what its going to run with the new setup. Along with the blower, I added BMR rear suspension (adj. UCA & adj. LCAs), 1pc. alum. driveshaft, and will be using a better drag radial (M&H 275/60/15). My current best is a 7.23 @ 101.50 (1.67 60ft), and I think with the 1pc DS and suspension the car would have run in the 7.0-6.9 range with an agressive tune on the stock blower. I would like to see 6.50's at around 105-106mph by the end of the year, but it will probably take a little tweaking to get it there. As quick as the torque comes in I might have to switch to a full slick to hit that number.


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Cool video, you car looks awesome. Now time to go to the 1/4 where you can really put all that power to use on the top end. I've heard the Vmax drag way in Charlotte is really nice, how far is that from you?
Vmax is a little over a 2 hour drive, but I am going to go try it this year. I am just worried about tech... hopefully on the "street" nights they will not be as strict. At least I can get one "hail mary" pass in
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Awesome vid!! That car has some killer top end trapping 100 in the 1/8th like that. I'd love to see her roll out in the 1/4.

Worried about tech? Head on down to Fayetteville with me sometime. Tech doesn't exist there...or helmets, lol.
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very very nice and congrats. What happened to Godzilla lol. Oh what do they run in the 1/8th?
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Awesome vid!! That car has some killer top end trapping 100 in the 1/8th like that. I'd love to see her roll out in the 1/4.

Worried about tech? Head on down to Fayetteville with me sometime. Tech doesn't exist there...or helmets, lol.
Thanks... yeah, about the time it starts really pulling good I am at the stripe in the 1/8th. Run through at 6200 in 3rd, so the last half would be interesting to see what kind of mph it would produce.

I didn't know there was a 1/4 track in Fayetville?? Might have to look into it after I get used to driving it again.

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very very nice and congrats. What happened to Godzilla lol. Oh what do they run in the 1/8th?
Lol!! Godzilla got sent back to Japan.

Actually, the guy that owns that car is a really nice dude, and he has run a best in the 1/8th of 7.30s totally stock. Its funny though, I have a video of that race just by itself on youtube, and you wouldn't believe the BS responses I have gotten from SO many people saying the video is fake, or there is no way I would outrun a GTR. A lot of people really buy into the hype with those cars. Yes, they run great, but they are not unbeatable by any means.
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Yea, pretty decent track too (Fayetteville Motorsports Park). I've been getting 1.8s out of it on street tires. What part of NC are you in? Raleigh here...
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Im in Western NC about 15 miles west of Asheville.. little town called Canton. When do they test & tune at Fayetteville?
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Ah, I know exactly where that is. My wife is from Asheville and my pops is way the hell out in Murphy.

They do test n tune every Sunday from 12-5 weather permitting. Once it warms up it'll move to Friday nights from 7-12.
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I plan on heading up that way for a decent track sometime later this year. I am also worried about tech after I get my nitrous set up. I think the roll cage rules are ridiculous. But from what stone is saying maybe we should have a MF meet at Fayetteville sometime? They are both about the distance from me (time wise) I'm in Savannah and all the tracks here suck and are only 1/8th mile.
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Nice looking car!! Looking forward to see what it can do in the 1/4 mile!!

Nice video too, but I think it would have been much better without the music where you could hear the car better.
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I plan on heading up that way for a decent track sometime later this year. I am also worried about tech after I get my nitrous set up. I think the roll cage rules are ridiculous. But from what stone is saying maybe we should have a MF meet at Fayetteville sometime? They are both about the distance from me (time wise) I'm in Savannah and all the tracks here suck and are only 1/8th mile.
That wouldn't be a bad idea at all! There are a bunch of Carolina guys on here that would probably come out for it. Might be a lot of fun!


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Nice looking car!! Looking forward to see what it can do in the 1/4 mile!!

Nice video too, but I think it would have been much better without the music where you could hear the car better.
I have a couple more videos at the house without music. I will post them up this evening when I get home.
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I'm definitely down for it. Its only about 4 miles off I-95 where 87 crosses it in Fayetteville. As long as its not a special event like freaky friday or something, its never over crowded, no more than a 5 minute wait to run. As for track rules or tech, its non existent. I said in another thread that they have two rules. Roll up your window and put down your beer before you run, lol. Track prep has been perfect all year so far. Should only get better since so much rubber has been laid down this winter.
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Nice looking car!! Looking forward to see what it can do in the 1/4 mile!!

Nice video too, but I think it would have been much better without the music where you could hear the car better.
Here ya go...

This pass was against a Procharged Fox Body, and I had a horrible launch and 60ft.
[youtube]yW2SZ3vaHzE[/youtube]

A solo pass on the 18" drag radials
[youtube]pXFRWKruguk[/youtube]


And a compliation of my last dyno session....
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Ok, I can't find the link to your video. I can only imagine a 500 racing. I raced one once in my 06 gt, treed the guy and I remember thinking bout the 300 mark, "jeez, I thought those were faster than that". I was right, he beat me by about 5 lengths...lol.
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I'd be down.
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Here ya go...

This pass was against a Procharged Fox Body, and I had a horrible launch and 60ft.
[youtube]yW2SZ3vaHzE[/youtube]

A solo pass on the 18" drag radials
[youtube]pXFRWKruguk[/youtube]


And a compliation of my last dyno session....
[youtube]67JybGpZLIs[/youtube]
Very nice!!
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