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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #50 on: April 18, 2016, 01:02:47 PM »
yeah Glen I saw all of your cars there, Got a video of Ryan at the start line, also took one of Rodney's run but it didn't come out unfortunately, must have pressed the wrong button, you know..."old farts and technology"
must try and get mine finished for next year

Hey Lee - are you still working on yours after that "problem"?

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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2016, 06:10:16 PM »
A video of my horrendous 2 only runs on Sunday, you can see in the 2nd run it is starving for fuel (I think) just as I change into top and about 40 mtrs from the timing lights down the deep end.
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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2016, 06:58:26 PM »
Rodney it was a hot day and the under hood temp would have been high . So fuel evaporation would have been the cause of that . If you took your car out tonight you would find it is running fine . Your lucky to be running a shaker scoop with cold air going into the carby ,but even on a hot day it will have heat problems . It was 30 deg on Sunday and hotter on the track I bet .

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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #53 on: April 18, 2016, 07:08:14 PM »
Hey Lee - are you still working on yours after that "problem"?

Hi Peter
Yep still plodding along with it, not going as fast as I hoped, bouncing between re decorating the house, work comitments and time in the shed, but I'll get there one way or another

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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #54 on: April 18, 2016, 07:39:36 PM »
Rodney it was a hot day and the under hood temp would have been high . So fuel evaporation would have been the cause of that . If you took your car out tonight you would find it is running fine . Your lucky to be running a shaker scoop with cold air going into the carby ,but even on a hot day it will have heat problems . It was 30 deg on Sunday and hotter on the track I bet .
If that were the case why did it not happen before and why did it do the same thing on the highway when I wanted get up beside you (when I signalled you to see if you wanted to go for a beer) as the car was cool then and the car was cooler on the second run where it was much worse yet the first run I was sitting in the pre staging lanes forever with the motor running because as they were about to bring me on to the track they decided to bring that drag car out to put on his show with flames throwing out everywhere etc.
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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #55 on: April 18, 2016, 07:51:22 PM »
Take it now and try it ,its the only way to tell .  Even on the hwy it was still around 30 deg outside . My cars hate the heat of the day not just under hood temp .  Sandra's car losers about 4 tents and 4 mph on a hot day and thats a late model fuel injected engine .

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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #56 on: April 18, 2016, 08:00:45 PM »
here's a pic of you Rodney lining up for your first run, I did do a video but it didn't work for some reason


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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #57 on: April 18, 2016, 08:02:08 PM »
Take it now and try it ,its the only way to tell .  Even on the hwy it was still around 30 deg outside . My cars hate the heat of the day not just under hood temp .  Sandra's car losers about 4 tents and 4 mph on a hot day and thats a late model fuel injected engine .
Why? I had it out the day before removing those red and blue lines that were on the tyres and no issues then and temperatures were similar to what it was on the way home.
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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #58 on: April 18, 2016, 08:03:00 PM »
here's a pic of you Rodney lining up for your first run, I did do a video but it didn't work for some reason


Thanks Lee
shame we didn't catch up
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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #59 on: April 18, 2016, 08:05:23 PM »
I can't help you then  . So its still not right tonight ? . If you can't take it for a spin tonight try tomorrow night and see what happens .

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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #60 on: April 18, 2016, 10:51:44 PM »
Wow nothing wrong with 14 .0 @ 97 . I thought I saw you do a 14.5 @ 95 mph ,but I only watched you run once or twice , early runs . You and Ryan would have been so close .


We both tried to run but it's too hard with so many people out. By the time I got around ago the person u wanted to race is already half way up the line. for a 4 banner I'm happy with that. A few more mods it may getting better. Got a few more go fast bits to put on it yet but waiting on the tunes from cob to come free!
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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #61 on: April 18, 2016, 10:54:21 PM »
yeah Glen I saw all of your cars there, Got a video of Ryan at the start line, also took one of Rodney's run but it didn't come out unfortunately, must have pressed the wrong button, you know..."old farts and technology"
must try and get mine finished for next year

Would love to see it 🤔
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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #62 on: April 19, 2016, 06:45:19 AM »
here you go Ryan,  I don't know why but the video seems jerky after loading it to photobucket


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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #63 on: April 19, 2016, 08:57:11 AM »
here you go Ryan,  I don't know why but the video seems jerky after loading it to photobucket



Wasn't a bad first run the guy beside me ran a 11.5 in the Ve.
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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #64 on: April 19, 2016, 09:59:14 AM »
Was that video jumpy for you also??

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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #65 on: April 19, 2016, 01:46:26 PM »
Just had look. It's a bit jerky but I think that may be OFT. LOL

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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #66 on: April 19, 2016, 07:08:43 PM »
Wasn't too bad you just missed the time! not a bad wheel spin for a 4 banger!!! Haha
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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #67 on: April 19, 2016, 07:25:14 PM »
Yes Ryan  14 flat is very good , and that's as quick as my old 6 cyl valiant  ,   a 1971  model and that was built well before you were born  :grin: and that was a factory built car  and no turbo charger .  That's if you know what a valiant is  :grin:  as they haven't been built since the dark ages nearly  :lmao: . Not quite as quick tho only ran a 14.1 at 101 mph ,tyres weren't as good back then and no concrete at start line for better traction .

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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #68 on: April 19, 2016, 07:54:25 PM »
And Ryan those times were recorded at a place called surfers paradise international raceway which on the main straight  had a drag strip 1/4 mile . A few of us from here use to race at that track back in the day . Also my old  71. GTHO recorded a 14.1 at 105 mph  ,out of a 4 speed manual .

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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #69 on: April 19, 2016, 09:28:19 PM »
And Ryan those times were recorded at a place called surfers paradise international raceway which on the main straight  had a drag strip 1/4 mile . A few of us from here use to race at that track back in the day . Also my old  71. GTHO recorded a 14.1 at 105 mph  ,out of a 4 speed manual .

I've done lots of laps around Surfers back in the day. The buzz was going under the bridge flat out without being able to see the apex. But back to drags ... I was able to hear the drag races from my home up in Tallai. I remember the cops used to run "Operation Drag" in the day and had a modified Commodore Police Car. I think Joe at "The Brock Shop" prepared it but can't be sure.

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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #70 on: April 19, 2016, 09:29:05 PM »
You old fart you! maybe you need to join this club mate!


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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #71 on: April 19, 2016, 09:31:13 PM »
Yes Ryan  14 flat is very good , and that's as quick as my old 6 cyl valiant  ,   a 1971  model and that was built well before you were born  :grin: and that was a factory built car  and no turbo charger .  That's if you know what a valiant is  :grin:  as they haven't been built since the dark ages nearly  :lmao: . Not quite as quick tho only ran a 14.1 at 101 mph ,tyres weren't as good back then and no concrete at start line for better traction .


You know I have a valiant 360 v8 and other bits of a vg sitting at my place. just another car that never got finished.
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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #72 on: April 19, 2016, 09:38:48 PM »
Ryan your a young cheeky shit  :grin: .  And yes pedro I lived just out of surfers and you could hear the dragsters at the night meets . I also put the R/T charger and the HO around the track ,was fun that's for sure . I was young to own those types  of cars ,and I bought the R/T not long after I got my licence and because my dad wouldn't let me have a V8  :lmao: . If he only knew how quick they were  :smile01: .

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Re: Queensland Auto spectacular
« Reply #73 on: April 19, 2016, 10:13:41 PM »
Pedro operation drag ,yes that was in the later years after the track closed . The cops wanted the street racers off the streets on the Gold Coast so they used part of the old straight. About  200 m not the 400 m  because of the inside air field that was still been used . Yes the cops built a commodore race car but before that they had a mustangs I think with a 351 w . I was one of the scrutineers for operation drag for a while . They closed the race track because the Japaneese bought the golf course next to the track and it was too noisy so they bought it and it sat for many years falling apart .

 

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