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Offline Footy Shorts Shane

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #100 on: April 22, 2014, 12:42:03 PM »
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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #101 on: April 23, 2014, 08:32:17 PM »
Yea I race a little Gemini at the brissy jamboree last few years, made the finals in my class twice, only a high 14sec car but very consistent! Been goin to jamboree as a spectator since the early 90's, and currently building a faster rotary powered Gemini to step up things a bit, I run gemwreck so everyday involves working on or supplying gem parts to people!

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #102 on: April 24, 2014, 06:16:27 AM »
Yea I race a little Gemini at the brissy jamboree last few years, made the finals in my class twice, only a high 14sec car but very consistent! Been goin to jamboree as a spectator since the early 90's, and currently building a faster rotary powered Gemini to step up things a bit, I run gemwreck so everyday involves working on or supplying gem parts to people!




Do you remember the year, 93 I think, a white V8 Datsun 1200 snuck into the fast fours and rotaries...  ;D

Geez, didn't that put a cat amongst the pigeons.

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #103 on: April 24, 2014, 01:42:30 PM »
Shane I guess these days you drink Jim Beam?!
yes I have a done a tiny little bit of 'street-class' stuff during the 1990s and once earlier this year
... when I get a bit more free time I will do it more regularly and get into the 13s :)
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Noticed the bold writing on the front "Engine by Stan Pobjoy" I used to be involved with a couple that did hill climbs events. We would drive all over the state in their street legal VW Beetle that ran mid 13's from memory when they put it on the drag strip. It was a Pobjoy engine in that one as well. Mighty quick car that one. I drove an event with them up at Raymond Terrace one year. Scared the living daylights out of me the power this Beetle had.

Not sure if its still getting around. Last I heard they were rebuilding it after Dave rolled it 3 times at Raymond Terrace during a hill climb event. But that was about 15yrs ago and I have lost touch since.

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #104 on: July 02, 2014, 02:14:44 PM »
I posted here a while ago a link to a fuel car fuel pump. Here's the ignition.  :D
This one's a 44amp mag. I haven't been hit by one of these, but have by a 20amp. It's a good idea to take a piss before adjusting a mag, just in case it gets you.   ;D

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #105 on: July 02, 2014, 06:39:14 PM »

I haven't heard much about how Ben Bray is after his big skid, anyone know anything ?

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #106 on: July 02, 2014, 07:57:01 PM »
I haven't heard much about how Ben Bray is after his big skid, anyone know anything ?

http://m.speedcafe.com/2014/06/28/bray-ponders-future-recovery-continues/


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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #108 on: August 01, 2014, 03:05:58 PM »
Nostalgias are on next weekend at W/bank.   :cup:

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #109 on: August 01, 2014, 04:35:13 PM »
What you racing this year?

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #110 on: August 02, 2014, 06:14:16 AM »
I'm still trying to sort that Camaro. Haven't been down the track in almost 12 months, so it's not real sorted  ;D

We're taking a Buick and Monarc also.
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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #111 on: August 02, 2014, 06:23:10 AM »
A  private track day might be in order soon.

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #112 on: August 12, 2014, 09:12:06 AM »
Only managed one pass under power to the end. Still some sorting with the fuel system to do.

Coughed and spluttered to a 7.80 @ 170. The rest of the passes were abborted around half track, mostly due to driver error.  ::)

We ran three cars and the best pass of the weekend for us, I thought anyhow, was a HK Monaro we ran, full street trim, full exhaust, pump fuel small block, peeled off a 10.78 @ 126mph.  ;D

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #113 on: August 12, 2014, 10:04:04 AM »
A 10.7 in street trim from a Munro... Would have to be pretty happy with that ! ..
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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #114 on: August 12, 2014, 04:36:02 PM »
Shane, in the pic, you seem to be a fair distance out of the hole. (gave me a bit of a chubby too seeing that)

My advice, more preload in the right hand side wouldn't go astray or try a shock adjustment, but you know the trick, try only one at a time.
In the 34 Ford I drove for Bob, in the end, we took the shocks out and fitted a solid steel bar in their place and then just worked on the preload.


Oh, by the way, we use to run the same wheelie bar style, but in the end, went for the single wheel crane jib hanging off the bum as well.
A duel wheel style pram handles do suit the nostalgias better however.

Hey, that would be the quickest you've gone too I think, so congrates.  :cheers:


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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #115 on: August 13, 2014, 06:15:47 AM »
Shane, in the pic, you seem to be a fair distance out of the hole. (gave me a bit of a chubby too seeing that)

My advice, more preload in the right hand side wouldn't go astray or try a shock adjustment, but you know the trick, try only one at a time.
In the 34 Ford I drove for Bob, in the end, we took the shocks out and fitted a solid steel bar in their place and then just worked on the preload.


Oh, by the way, we use to run the same wheelie bar style, but in the end, went for the single wheel crane jib hanging off the bum as well.
A duel wheel style pram handles do suit the nostalgias better however.

Hey, that would be the quickest you've gone too I think, so congrates.  :cheers:


Thanks, yes it is the quickest and fastest I've run.   :cheers:

That pic is of one of the worst passes. That was the second wheel stand on that run. I was out of the groove, the tyres had a little shake quiver, and things went from Shit to worse real quick.  60' was a 1.45  :-[ it didn't land well.  http://www.dragphotos.com.au/p1010705227/h2e8f644c#h287d6c62

Next pass, I had my Shit in a pile and made no changes to the car at all. Just carried the tyres a little with a 1.17 60'. It usually leaves reasonably well, when the idiot behind the wheel does what he's meant too.   ::)
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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #116 on: August 15, 2014, 04:34:04 PM »
Hey Shag-Bag Shane,

Ya got a bit of a mention in the dragnews website I see. (They mention ya wheelstand too, ya big ol showoff)  ;D

Top Qualifier of 17 cars, I think from memory... good stuff.

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #117 on: August 15, 2014, 06:29:11 PM »
. (They mention ya wheelstand too, ya big ol showoff)  ;D


Yeah, I think a little bit of wee came out on that pass. Not sure if it was because I was scared, or excited. ;D
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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #118 on: August 15, 2014, 07:05:04 PM »
Hell, adult nappies are fine for those who suffer bladder leakage during a wheelstand.

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #119 on: August 18, 2014, 10:58:09 AM »
Nice wheelie Shane!

Pretty excited about this:
http://www.springmountraceway.com/
We're getting our own proper track up here on the tablelands - will have to make time to get out there once it gets up and running. I've got nothing to race, but I'd like to go along and support the venue as a spectator. It'll be excellent for the whole Far North region to have a local track again.

Cheers,
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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #120 on: August 18, 2014, 04:27:08 PM »
Plenty of Car Hire places to get a car for the odd street meet or two.  ;D

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #121 on: October 21, 2014, 03:20:11 PM »
Some cool slow motion footage from current NHRA season.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CH8ItnRmBCE

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #122 on: October 21, 2014, 05:43:42 PM »
This is my mates car. Runs a 421 Chev & glide. 700hp at the fly. Runs 9.9's all day. Nearly finished plumbing a shot of gas into it. Starting with a 75-100hp shot and going from there.

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #123 on: October 22, 2014, 04:48:20 PM »
The ol Crusty Nova

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Re: Drag Racing
« Reply #124 on: October 28, 2014, 12:54:07 PM »
 :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: awesome
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