Finally did it, went 9.79et ! Video & pic

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Finally did it, went 9.79et ! Video & pic

Post by sc68z28 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:15 am

It took three long years of suspension, clutch, gear changes and tuning, then I finally did it. :wink: Best pass was 9.79 @ 133.7 mph w/ a 1.380 60 foot.

On the 4th of July, a 100+ degree day here in SoCal, I was making passes for my NHRA competition license at AAA Dragway Fontana Ca.
A competition license is required at 9.99 et and quicker.

The vid has 4 of the 6 runs on it. First two (not on vid) are slow runs, then the moderate runs lifting early and 2 full passes are seen on the video :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISMBSgMaWEM

My Camaro has a full interior, front and back seats, carpet, all steel body except the hood and is street driven, well some street. The drag strip is more fun and safer. Lets just say it's streetable, licensed and insured.

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9.20 vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eiVf6StIFE

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Re: Finally did it, went 9.79et ! Video & pic

Post by JackBauer » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:42 am

Excellent Job man VERY nice
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2 thumbs up and congradulations

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Post by wannabe » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:48 am

awesome....:)
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Post by Leedeth » Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:04 am

That's amazing, good stuff.

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Post by Johnf514 » Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:38 am

Hell ya! :D Great job getting into the <10 second club.
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Post by jory543 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:27 pm

Nice wheelie!

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Post by Bawked » Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:17 am

great stuff dude! I'd kill to go down the strip in a <10s car :)
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Post by DocPHD » Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:48 pm

great. now i got to change my pants.

nice choice. camaro ftw
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Post by sc68z28 » Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:05 am

Thanks guys.
But it's like an addiction, now I want 9.50's, and I'm thinking with a lil spray it will go high 8's.

I just added a methenol injection kit to cool my intake air charge. Now I can add a lil more boost.
Hoping to make a trip to the track in Oct.

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Post by noob5,000,000 » Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:05 pm

sc68z28 wrote:Thanks guys.
But it's like an addiction, now I want 9.50's, and I'm thinking with a lil spray it will go high 8's.

I just added a methenol injection kit to cool my intake air charge. Now I can add a lil more boost.
Hoping to make a trip to the track in Oct.

---Bill.
Can't wait to see that! Awesome car, and good job.
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Post by DocPHD » Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:46 pm

sc68z28 wrote:I just added a methenol injection kit to cool my intake air charge. Now I can add a lil more boost.
Hoping to make a trip to the track in Oct.

---Bill.
don't mean to revive a dead thread, but any updates?
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Post by sc68z28 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:07 pm

DocPHD wrote: don't mean to revive a dead thread, but any updates?
Well, since you've asked :D Yes, went to the track Oct 11, weather was good DA was 2814' on my only full pass.

This 1st vid I freaked out when the front end stayed in the air so long, blew the 1-2 shift :shock: .
Got a new best 60 foot, 1.330!! It came down hard and knocked the blower pipe loose at the hat, no boost for the rest of the run. So I just drove it down the track.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyVb9P2LMFU

What I need to do, is shift 1st to 2nd with the wheels still up. But I tightened up the front shocks instead :oops: , killed my 60' back to a 1.37.
Here's the only other pass that day, NEW BEST 9.404 @ 142.5 mph and went 5.98 in the 1/8th, my 1st 5 sec 1/8th!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O68yeamBteI

The http://www.alkycontrol.com/ meth sys and a few other changes really worked!
I can still add a little more boost to go deeper into the 9's, then a little spray for a high 8 second pass :twisted:

So what do you think? Can I take a street legal 3400 lb car (with a stick) into the eights?
I'm sure going to try :D

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Re: Finally did it, went 9.79et ! Video & pic

Post by IMBoring25 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:43 pm

Bracket racing with a stick? That takes some chutzpah. Shame you're a little too good. :)

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Post by noob5,000,000 » Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:36 am

Good stuff! Congrats on the 9's, can't wait to see some 8's :twisted: .
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Re: Finally did it, went 9.79et ! Video & pic

Post by PILL » Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:16 pm

What do most drag racers use instead of a stick? I thought most used a stick.

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