First weekend of racing

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  1. dvw

    dvw Well-Known Member

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    Started off well Saturday. Car ran well. Weather was still weak. Barometer at 28.6 and a 8-10 mph headwind. 60fts still good 1.252. Car ran 9.10. 1st rd the throttle cable comes off before the burnout. Day 1 is done. The ball stud stripped and tilted rearward. Cause, cable adjustment was set with the pedal not all the way on the floor when the carbs were at WOT. My mistake. Had a spare stud. Made a test hit later Saturday, 9.12 all is good. Sundays weather is even worse. still headwind, low barometer and its hotter. Qualify #1 with a .006 R/T giving me run a bye in rd #1. .021RT/1.28/9.19 track is starting to get slippery. First time in 11 passes 60 ft hasn't been 1.25. Rd#2 I get the winner of a race between my 2 friends that came with me. My buddy Dave straps a better .024 to my less than stellar .044. I get out of the groove and the chase is on. Dave thinks I cant get there and lifts. His mistake as I take the stripe by .006. Rd#3 I get a really nice A/S 67 427 Corvette. My .028 is just slightly better than his .034. Track is continuing to get looser. I catch him and tighten the stripe up to .015. 4th rd I get a Volare stocker. He leaves with a red light. Cool I'm going to the semis with 3 cars left. Ah but on the 1/2 shift there is a loud bang. Motor goes on the limiter. No forward gears. Coast off the track. It has reverse only. My bet is it broke the input clutch hub. Find out this week.
    Doug
     
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    • Don Frelier

      Don Frelier FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      :thumbsup:
      Sure sounds like you had some fun.
       
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      • HEMI-ITIS

        HEMI-ITIS STREETER on LI FBBO Gold Member

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        Sorry you blewed it up:(
        You will be out next week:lowdown:
         
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          bloody bugger
          but nice lead up

          Tex
           
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          May I ask which track you were running at?
          Cool you went some rounds before it broke. Very nice looking car too. Love that body style.
           
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          dvw Well-Known Member

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          Mid Michigan Motorplex.
          Doug
           
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            Sounds like my luck back in the day . I had to spot the eventual world champion ''that year'' of the ahra stock/superstock class , caught him in second gear , shifted to 3rd and trans started slipping he passed me back and won the whole deal .
            Some of you may remember his name , Allen Patterson .
             
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            Budnicks You Can Just Thank Me Later FBBO Gold Member

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            such is racing

            goes good then sometimes, it takes it all away

            hopefully not too expensive of a fix
            good luck next time
             
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            dvw Well-Known Member

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            Found the culprit. Stock 1965 front planet. Time to upgrade.
            Doug
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              Am I correct remembering that you've run the stock planetary at Doug-speed for quite awhile?
               
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              dvw Well-Known Member

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              Yes, stock carrier. At least 300-350 passes.
              Doug
               
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                One thing I’m learning slowly that I’m sure you already understand, Doug, is to look at these things as an opportunity to improve the car. Good luck with the rebuild.
                 
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                dvw Well-Known Member

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                Billet carrier is on the way. Pulling the oil pan today. Needs a little bump work from the wheel stand incident. New tires are here. And going to lower the ladder bars another hole and see what happens. We'll see next weekend.
                Doug
                 
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                  I assume it took out the mating splines as well?
                   
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                  I think the 6 pinion planet out of a Cummins trans will fit,they cost about $50.
                   
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                  dvw Well-Known Member

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                  The angle of the spline is different. The steel overdrive carrier will fit 94 and up.
                  https://www.coperacingtrans.com/?page_id=4475
                  Doug
                   
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