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Old April 28th, 2013, 01:51 PM   #1
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I have seen a couple posts about people here out racing and since I was a hardcore drag racer before I ever even owned a 4x4 I was wondering who else on here has a fast set of wheels and is into racing. I only got into off roading for something to do between racing seasons and somehow the off roading took over the majority of my time and money so up until the past couple years the "racing" part of me took a backseat.

If you got a fast ride post it up! Wouldnt mind running into some of you guys if we are at the track together. Milan and Norwalk are where I will spend most of my time. I do have one big trip planned to Bristol Tn at the end of Aug for a big 2.3t Shootout at the Fun Ford Weekend race that weekend.


Currently this is what you will see me at the track with.



My 88 Ranger I completely rebuilt from the frame up. Has a built 2.3 turbo motor,stand alone ECM,huge front mount intercooler,HX35 Holset turbo,T5 trans,narrowed 8.8 with 31spline Aubrun Pro and 3.55s. Serious suspension,custom interior,new everything with no expense spared.....Oh, and I drive it to work almost everyday 100miles round trip.

Hoping to make it to Milan in the next couple weeks for its first test. Shooting for low 12's or high 11's off the trailer and ultimately putting it in the 10's at over 120mph.


So lets see some other rides.....
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Old April 28th, 2013, 04:34 PM   #2
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it ran soild 14's. i sold it at the end of last season on to bigger and better things
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Old April 28th, 2013, 05:23 PM   #4
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1982 Chevy 1/2ton with a 1970 LS6454 built by John Lingenfelter. Turbo 400 built by JPS, DTS 10 bolt with 4:11 gears and detroit locker.







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Wow thats alot of truck for a 10bolt! Whats it run?


Your post/vids are what got me thinkin Firehawk....


That was a nice 14 second Mavrick!
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Old April 28th, 2013, 05:49 PM   #6
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Wow thats alot of truck for a 10bolt! Whats it run?


Your post/vids are what got me thinkin Firehawk....


That was a nice 14 second Mavrick!

Never ran it legally at a strip. That 10 bolt is the strongest 10 bolt i have ever seen. I have abused it over and over and even snapped both my ladder bars. Even with a set of 15 1/2" wide sticky Mickey's it pulls the front tires and the axle holds strong !
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Old April 28th, 2013, 06:00 PM   #7
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nice ranger man! Makes me miss mine. Had a 393w in it. Have a dyno sheet? Made any runs with it yet?
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nice ranger man! Makes me miss mine. Had a 393w in it. Have a dyno sheet? Made any runs with it yet?
Thanks. Actually when I tore it apart the plan was to install a 410w with a 75mm turbo I had,lay down 800+ and go drag radial racing but somewhere during the build I decided having a 2600lb truck with 400+hp and 24mpg{best so far} would be alot more fun and I would get alot more enjoyment out of being able to jump in it and go anywhere anytime in it. Mission accomplished.

No dyno yet or time slips. In the middle of swapping to a different turbo since my first one wasnt a good match and had compressor surge problems.Should be ready in a week or so.

Here a short vid when we were datalogging tryin to figure out the surge issues.You can faintly hear the fluttering sound top of 3rd and 4th.Its a real power killer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm5Lwj4YmhY
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Wow thats alot of truck for a 10bolt! Whats it run?


Your post/vids are what got me thinkin Firehawk....


That was a nice 14 second Mavrick!
lol high 7 car
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I haven't taken my car to the strip in about 7 years.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 07:41 PM   #11
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I haven't taken my car to the strip in about 7 years.
But you have driven my car there in recent years.......
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This is my "drag racer"...obviously not 1/4 mile, mostly racing on the flats at the dunes, but the plan is to start racing at the 300' sand tracks this summer. I wouldn't mind taking it on a few 1/8 mile passes at Milan either.




It's a Raptor 700, bored and stroked to a 770cc with a comp oil-less turbo...it should put down around 130 rwhp at 15psi, and weigh in a little under 350 lbs full of fluids. I hope to have it all wrapped up and dyno tuned before memorial weekend, but nothing on this build has went smooth or by schedule so far.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 08:47 PM   #13
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I used to bean avid drag racer, had my own 11 second street car after I graduated H.S. I also helped a couple of bracket racers for quite a few years, then was crew chief on a blown alchohol Top Dragster. We ran the Ihra circuit in the late 90's, had a lot of fun and did quite well racing also. Got out of it quite a few years ago to focus on family time.
Now I spend the weekends at the dunes and enjoy the Longtravel car , but will get back to the track again at som point.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 10:25 PM   #14
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I haven't moved the cover off my Camaro in ten years. After years of bracket racing the paint was getting rough . I remember waiting in line at Stanton on the asphalt in near 90 degree temps with a helmet on thinking this is crazy. The next week I bought a speed boat.
My youngest daughter is sixteen in July and shes begging me to get it out. I keep telling her the Manual auto trans and spool sucks on the road.
Here it is in the corner....
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I haven't moved the cover off my Camaro in ten years. Here it is in the corner....
Ooh, look a car cover for Easy E's Camaro for only 69.99, that's a good deal, but Damn, If I had a car that was that bad ass, I'd be rippin broadies, chirpin gears, goin erk, eerrkk, eeaaRRKK, EAARRRRRRKKKKK!!!!!!

Peel the cover off and take your daughter for a ride.
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Peel the cover off and take your daughter for a ride.
Yeah man do it for the kids!
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Old April 28th, 2013, 11:50 PM   #17
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This is something I am working on, traded it for my old rear engine dragster
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Old April 29th, 2013, 12:16 AM   #18
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Not a drag car, but we have drag raced it. Swapped the 2 spd bert for a th400 with brake, it is pretty fun, ran 10.75 at ubly @ 2600lbs and a 575hp 406.


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Here is my car, started as a thrft recovery car, mostly just a shell. I did everything on the car but paint. First motor was a 408W that went 10.20's. Sold that motor and built the current 420W. Has been a traction limited 9.82 With only a 1.41 sixty, my old 408 went 1.3x's.

runs on E85, C4, drag radials.

More of a career T&T guy, have raced it a few times but mostly just drive it in the summer and hit the track a few times a year.

Motor is apart right now, I am doing a little freshen work and I re-wired the complete car, new ign sys.

I hope to have it back up and running in a few weeks, been waiting for 2 months for my lifters and just got work Friday they finally shipped.









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I had a nice 10 second daily driver Fox Mustang until some fag stole it. Booooo!
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