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  • Topic: First Outing of '09
  • Started by FlashBack May 3, 2009 at 6:22 pm
  • Last post by FlashBack May 27, 2009 at 10:03 am
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  1. #1 May 3, 2009 at 6:22 pm

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    We finally got the Flashback to the track this last Friday night and made the first pass of the season with the FireCore50 ignition wires on the car.
    Although our initial pass with the FireCore50 wires was hampered by our competitors shenanigans the info we gained was positive.

    I knew that our rookie racer in the other lane was out for the first time in the car so I waited until their car was in the staging process before I got to excited about anything....but as I was concentrating on my lights I failed to notice that the would be racer was attemping to stage with their rear tires by the time I was bumping from the pre-stage to stage spot....the track officials then back the rookie back (way back) and I assumed at that point they were going to send me solo since I had both bulbs lit.....and the temp was going up.
    I hit the t-brake and the gas and was ready to roll..............
    and waited for the tree..............and waited........................
    out of the corner of my eye I seen the other car now coming forward to the I lifted off the brake and the gas and the car jumped forward abit (stupid mistake on my part and now I'm as hot as the car) now both of us manage to get staged and we're ready to go after all that crap and all I'm thinking is that if the lanes weren't already closed for the night I'd just abort the whole run cause by now I've got too much heat built up in everything for the run to be worth anything but since this was the last chance to make a pass I just thought 'F' it here we go.
    Now, I know according to years of racing this car/engine combo that the car will run slower when it's temp is up, this was proved out HP wise on the dyno a couple of years back when we made a pull at an elevated temperature just to see how much of a difference there actually was.
    We ran within 25 thousandths of our best run of the night on that last pass so I'm positive that the change in the wire set will be a huge gain when we get the chance to make a "good" pass with the engine/trans temps where we want them...I was fully expecting the timeslip to dip into the high 10.3 to low 10.40 range based on past experiences with our combo but it was still a 10.275 on that pass!
    The car normally cranks over a few times before it 'fires'...when I hit the ignition with the FireCore50 wires the fire was instant and Scott, my crewchief, even raised his eyebrows at that.
    The "snap" that you feel when installing these wires on the cap and on the plugs gives you a great sense of assurance that they aren't going anywhere either...they are securely attached!
    We'll be doing some more back to back passes in a few weeks so we can verify what we are thinking....


    Glory Days Racing
  2. #2 May 16, 2009 at 5:15 pm

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    My first outing was a Test n Tune at Bandimere last Friday where I promptly took out a converter and broke a stud on #1 Intake. Managed to coast thru with a 10.40 @ 88mph

    Got new converter and engine repaired now and will be leaving Fri AM for the Bad Doorslammer Meet in Albuquerque on the 23rd & 24th.


    "Texas Don" Zielinski Motorsports
    Relatively Civilized Builders of Uncivilized Racing Machines
  3. #3 May 21, 2009 at 11:39 am

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    Hopefully your next outing is alot more fun and productive!!!

    We've got our first race results under the Drag Race '09 section.


    Glory Days Racing
  4. #4 May 27, 2009 at 3:15 am

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    Cool guys. I have been helping Steve Radin and he was in teh points lead until he fried the bearings in the motor. The 385 didn't make it out of the gates without spinning a cam bearing out of the bore and the second attempt broke off the screen from the oil pump and fried the bearings again. Hopefully his bad luck is over and it runs the rest of the season. He had a best of a 6.774 on the 355 and next weekend hoping for 6.50's on the 385. Hopefully we all get the gremlins off our backs !!!!


    Monzter was here!! Click on this photo to go directly to my challenges and vote on them Please.

    Mark Francis @ Monzter Racing Happiness is the smell of 116 octane race fuel with raspberry additive.
  5. #5 May 27, 2009 at 10:03 am

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    Gotta watch out for those gremlins!!!!
    Hope that you have them whupped soon and can get back to some racin action!!


    Glory Days Racing

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