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PostSubject: Sunset pic's 9/6/10   September 6th 2010, 10:45 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Sunset pic's 9/6/10   September 7th 2010, 5:36 pm

You got there a few moments too late or you coulda got some of me making an idiot of myself!
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PostSubject: Re: Sunset pic's 9/6/10   September 7th 2010, 10:01 pm

By the tire track it looked like you needed both lanes Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Sunset pic's 9/6/10   September 8th 2010, 7:33 am

Sunset was greasy at first but it came around when more cars went down.I can,t seem to get a handle on the lights the little monza must like red.Over the winter I,m goin to brainwash it to go with green.But I did go 6.00 on a 6.00 dial while footbraking on motor thats her best time at sunset this year with 29.5-11.5
m/t,s these are my big tires LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Sunset pic's 9/6/10   September 8th 2010, 5:37 pm

Here's the remains of my little mishap down around the 60' timer. I did go 1.33 to the 60' though!

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PostSubject: Re: Sunset pic's 9/6/10   September 8th 2010, 6:43 pm

Don, did you make poopy pants when that happened ?

Having that photographer standing down track is a scary situation. I know he's trying to get some good shots but at what price. Someone needs to talk with him.
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PostSubject: Re: Sunset pic's 9/6/10   September 8th 2010, 7:10 pm

Haha Dan, I made poopy pants twice on that pass...the marks you see there are from the end of my burnout that seemed to never stop. When I made the pass it spun hard at the top of first gear into second. Shifting to second with this Rossler Terminator 3 while lifting didn't slow wheel speed too much. That was scarier as I was 100 or 200 ft down track, but kept it on my side of the road.

There's alot of things at Sunset that I do not like to see, people directly beside burnouts, caged cars with drivers wearing no helmets, lack of fire clothing, cars vs. motorcycles, sub 6 second cars running 7.49 second cars in the brackets while the slower car has limited safety gear, and the list goes on and on.

I cannot believe that someone has not gotten seriously messed up yet, everyone has been very fortunate, and I hope it continues. But people also need to use there heads there and be as safe as possible. Even if it's not their fault, you only get one shot at life, and you can't argue with if you're dead....
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PostSubject: Re: Sunset pic's 9/6/10   September 8th 2010, 8:49 pm

By the way, I think my surge is gone. We figured it out on Saturday and addressed the issue!

I have two 40 amp relays that connect my MSD 8975 box to ground when the nitrous is inactive. When the nitrous activates, the first stage from my controller removes the first from ground, pulling 10 degrees of timing. The second pulls another 10 degrees for now.

The relays were mounted upright on my tranny tunnel and vibration was causing them to break the ground circuit, and pull timing when the motor reved. When we phased the distributor and chased timing issues at first, I had this all unbolted, so there was no jumping around. When I put it all back together and neat, it caused the relays to act up.

Therefore, I've been running on 26 and 16 degrees total advance all summer, instead of the 36 that I wanted. We bumped it up to 37.5 or so and got rid of the surge. I should pick up tremendously with the timing not beng so far retarded.

Sorry for the long post, but in case anyone cares, that's what I was chasing. Now I should have more power on motor and maybe someday spray this thing. Probably not til next year though as I'm pretty well tied up the next few weeks, and gotta replace my CSR waterpump that burned up this weekend too...
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PostSubject: Re: Sunset pic's 9/6/10   September 9th 2010, 5:49 am

We've discussed the safety issue at Sunset in the past.....I think. I know the track is a throw-back to old time racing and tech and safety issues are non-exsistant, but folks need to responsible for their own safety. Two years ago I was there and a local PRP racer was there along with his daughter racing their Jr. dragster. He was letting he go off with the full size cars and after 2 passes I went to the pits and voiced my concern about a Jr. dragster and a full size car going down the track together. He said she's usually faster than the cars she races with and should be ok ! It was all I could do from calling the guy a idiot.
That's good you found the surging problem. Electrical gremlins are sometimes hard to track down.
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PostSubject: Re: Sunset pic's 9/6/10   September 9th 2010, 7:41 am

I,m glad the glitch finally showed up, component malfunction or failure,I get so
tired of buying new junk parts imagine working on a customers car and fighting problems like these.I am about ready to take every piece of electronic crap off of my car and go all mechanical anybody got a magneto LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Sunset pic's 9/6/10   September 9th 2010, 3:04 pm

Andamo wrote:
We've discussed the safety issue at Sunset in the past.....I think. I know the track is a throw-back to old time racing and tech and safety issues are non-exsistant, but folks need to responsible for their own safety. Two years ago I was there and a local PRP racer was there along with his daughter racing their Jr. dragster. He was letting he go off with the full size cars and after 2 passes I went to the pits and voiced my concern about a Jr. dragster and a full size car going down the track together. He said she's usually faster than the cars she races with and should be ok ! It was all I could do from calling the guy a idiot.
That's good you found the surging problem. Electrical gremlins are sometimes hard to track down.
Alex changed his policy last year, now they run against other jr. dragsters or make bye runs...
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PostSubject: Re: Sunset pic's 9/6/10   September 9th 2010, 3:42 pm

Good deal Mike, glad to hear that. Does the same policy apply to the quads and bikes also ?
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PostSubject: Re: Sunset pic's 9/6/10   September 9th 2010, 9:53 pm

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Good deal Mike, glad to hear that. Does the same policy apply to the quads and bikes also ?
No...also snow mobiles. The folks riding make the choice, if they want to t&t alone or against other small vehicles Alex will let them...I'm not sure if there are options for the brackets. Sunset is run on a very tight budget and with the help of many volunteers the track seems function very well.
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PostSubject: Re: Sunset pic's 9/6/10   September 12th 2010, 5:01 pm

Little Z28 wrote:
You got there a few moments too late or you coulda got some of me making an idiot of myself!
Took a picture of the tire marks of lil Z pass... http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif
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PostSubject: Re: Sunset pic's 9/6/10   September 12th 2010, 5:04 pm

Looks fun...LOL
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