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Post by T.Hadley on April 23rd 2011, 8:34 pm

Well it went pretty good, first pass off the trailer was a 13.29 @102 mph
Then on the second run it was much warmer out and it slowed to a 13.35 @102 mph, witch tells me its a little rich on the jetting.
We dialed in for the first round at 13.37 and he lost with a break out time of 13.36.

so we hung out for awhile and watched, then they called for anyone who wanted to make some time only runs to go to lanes 4&5, so we made a jet change on the secondary's from # 76 jets down to #73 jets to lean it out some, we had also already caped the exhaust back up so we just ran it that way, it went 13.27 @102 through the mufflers not bad, so then we took more fuel away from it by leaning down the primary's from # 66 Jets down to #64 jets, and it responded with the best time of the day, 60' time was 1.95 down from 2.02, ET was 13.25 @ 102.55 mph

Keith was having fun, and was really pumped about his first run over 100MPH
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on April 23rd 2011, 9:38 pm

That's haulin'! You ought to be able to tweak it into the 12s pretty easily. Good 60 foot too. It must really launch.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on April 24th 2011, 5:45 am

That must of been really cool to watch your son drive the car that you had driven back in the day.
Did anyone comment on the Mustang's slick new black paint job?
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Post by T.Hadley on April 24th 2011, 2:19 pm

Tommy Hillbilly wrote:That's haulin'! You ought to be able to tweak it into the 12s pretty easily. Good 60 foot too. It must really launch.

Yeah We think there is a 12 in the future, and yes it hooks up really good.
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Post by T.Hadley on April 24th 2011, 2:38 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:That must of been really cool to watch your son drive the car that you had driven back in the day.
Did anyone comment on the Mustang's slick new black paint job?

No one said anything yet, but the paint is not cut and buffed yet. it really is kind of dull still.
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Post by T.Hadley on April 25th 2011, 11:45 pm

I didn't get any pics on sat. but my buddy got a few.



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Post by RoboGeek on June 5th 2011, 12:12 am

post track pics!! You know us and pics..... Razz
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Post by rmdhokie on June 12th 2011, 9:24 pm

T.Hadley wrote:this is what I mean, we put these coats on so thin that when wet sanding it always goes through to the previous layer in some spots like this.



so when I buff areas like that you can see the break in the coats if you look at it just right.

T,

How did you end up solving this problem? Just a thicker coat of 2:1 mix with paint and penetrol and lightly sanding? I'm getting the same issue with my test cut/buff on coat 8. I've got a mirror finish but at the right angle I can see speckles like you posted.

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Post by T.Hadley on June 16th 2011, 1:30 am

I never really found a fix for it, you don't seem to see it out in natural light.
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Post by stang_krazy on August 21st 2011, 6:31 pm

Hey T congrats on the runs!

I smell the rubber and race fuel buddy!

Tell your son I said great job on working that stang! thumbs up

I really admire you, you and your son built that stang together and now play with it together. Never loose the fun!
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Post by T.Hadley on August 22nd 2011, 8:19 pm

stang_krazy wrote:Hey T congrats on the runs!

I smell the rubber and race fuel buddy!

Tell your son I said great job on working that stang! thumbs up

I really admire you, you and your son built that stang together and now play with it together. Never loose the fun!
Later Daniel

Hey SK Good to hear from you and thanks, we have been having a blast with the car this summer.

People can not believe we painted it with a roller.


here are some current shot of the mustang, Dad got to race it on this day, and the boy got to be the pit man..










We really do street drive it..



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Post by rmdhokie on August 22nd 2011, 9:35 pm

Looks great!!
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Post by mapexgurl on August 23rd 2011, 1:46 pm

T.Hadley wrote:



Looks just as good as the car next to it!
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Post by 63Falconconvert on August 24th 2011, 7:29 am

looks awesome...... you boy has that "ya you wanna run me" face.... thumbs up
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Post by T.Hadley on August 24th 2011, 6:18 pm

mapexgurl wrote:
T.Hadley wrote:



Looks just as good as the car next to it!

That other car is very nice, but up close our car looks better, I told him how we painted ours and his jaw dropped...
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Post by T.Hadley on August 24th 2011, 6:19 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:looks awesome...... you boy has that "ya you wanna run me" face.... thumbs up


I don't know where he gets that from... Very Happy
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Post by 86 stang on August 27th 2011, 1:39 am

i think your car looks way better then the other applaude burnout
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Post by Qwik96 on February 28th 2012, 4:35 pm

Wow, what a great read! I admire both of you & congratulations on the build! Memories last a lifetime!!!

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Post by T.Hadley on March 4th 2012, 12:14 am

Qwik96 wrote:Wow, what a great read! I admire both of you & congratulations on the build! Memories last a lifetime!!!

Frank

Yes they do, Thanks' Frank
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Post by T.Hadley on March 4th 2012, 12:16 am

Ya got love it when you park a rig for the winter, and then fire it up when the weather permits, and some how it has broken it self while parked in the garage, And I thought boats were the only thing that did that.

The boy drove it to his work one night a couple of weeks ago, and it had lost second gear, 1st 3rd and reverse were all fine.

This could mean, servo failure, band failure, or a fluid pressure issue,

So up on jack stands it went




We started with the easiest thing to check, the band adjustment, and we could not get the band to torque, so that told me we had to dump the fluid and go in.

So we get the pan off and there's a part laying in the pan, its the piece that hooks the servo to the band, still looking into how this happened.




The pinion seal had been leaking so we removed it for replacement, while we had a mess going already..



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Post by Qwik96 on March 4th 2012, 2:10 am

Yeah I'm Surprised that there is not a keeper there to somehow hold that piece in place...huh anyways, at least it has nice fluid color, lol!
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Post by cac1967 on March 4th 2012, 11:33 pm

Sorry to hear about the tran's woe's, it's the same with classic car's also ,they just break themselve's in witer storage also, hope it all work's out for you guy's!!!!! thumbs up
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Post by RoboGeek on March 14th 2012, 8:14 pm

yeah.. mine seems to have an intermittently sticking thermostat now... oh well..
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Post by T.Hadley on March 14th 2012, 11:50 pm

well we just really don't know exactly what caused this the only thing that makes since is that when we built the trans we did not adjust that band properly, we think we backed the adjust out to many turns. It's all back together and is working great..

I had to make a tool to install the new pinion seal.



Then we removed the counter weighted drive shaft yoke, and replaced it with a standard one, and new U-Joints.





The boy putting the drive shaft back in.. Cool

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Post by T.Hadley on April 7th 2012, 10:09 pm

The Boy and his II did great today, runner up, 120.00 bucks and a trophy, He went red in the final by 2 thousandths of a second, and ran right on his number of 13.11 some video to follow

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