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aenigma
19 minutes ago, Chameleon said:

Nice!  Are you over your injury and racing again?


Yes. We trailered to Tucson last Saturday so I could bracket race with ADRA and PADR. Was so fun. 

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I entered my first real race last night. I was talking myself out of it but glad I ended up sucking up the fear and doing it. I did terribly, if I wasn’t launching late, I was red lighting. Just tryin

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20 hours ago, aenigma said:


Yes. We trailered to Tucson last Saturday so I could bracket race with ADRA and PADR. Was so fun. 

 

:thumbs You go girl!!!

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23 hours ago, JohnU said:

For best sound..... grease before every race.......

 

 

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I didn’t get it but lonnie laughed a lot! 😂

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Just read all thru your thread.  The progress you guys made with your car is great.  I envy you drag racing.  Some of the most fun I had with my cars was while drag racing.  Running in the 11's is a good place to be, as going faster forces one to get into more expensive parts.  I think I saw that you got your axles from Toms Differentials, did you get the 1330's?  They are great to work with.  I used their inner & outer axles and frame reinforcer kit on the '64.  I also made my own rear crossmember locators from 1/2" aluminum, based on their design, so I'll never worry about the rear half of the car.  I'm anxiously waiting to see your car in the .30's.  Keep on keep'n us posted.

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2 hours ago, Dave64 said:

Just read all thru your thread.  The progress you guys made with your car is great.  I envy you drag racing.  Some of the most fun I had with my cars was while drag racing.  Running in the 11's is a good place to be, as going faster forces one to get into more expensive parts.  I think I saw that you got your axles from Toms Differentials, did you get the 1330's?  They are great to work with.  I used their inner & outer axles and frame reinforcer kit on the '64.  I also made my own rear crossmember locators from 1/2" aluminum, based on their design, so I'll never worry about the rear half of the car.  I'm anxiously waiting to see your car in the .30's.  Keep on keep'n us posted.


hey Dave! 
thank you, and yes, Toms. 
 

I can’t get the 30s. I’m only teched to 11.5, and anything quicker makes me need the roll bar. I can’t fit one in comfortably.  I want to just get better at bracket racing and not try to get faster. 
BUT reading your post, I had a little adrenaline at your .30 comment. So I must want to get quicker even though I keep saying I don’t. 
you know you can take any old car out to the drags. I hate my adrenaline at the lights, but I can’t stop seeking it out, I’m like a racing junky. 
I don’t know how you stopped and are ok with that! 

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I just got tired of loading everything up, unloading, then waiting hours to make a run, then wait more hours to run again.  I was getting the itch to go back on the street.  At the time, I was racing a '67 Chevelle, running high 10's, low 11's, so the choice was to rebuild the '64 or convert the '67 to a street machine.  The corvette won the day.  Now, I get excited every time I start the '64 and drive it.  The fun lasts much longer than short shots down the track.

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Dave,

The spindles are from Tom’s. The half shafts are from dragvette. 3” w/ 1350 solid Spicer u-joints. They rate them at 550hp. Chevy actually went to this size in 76 or 77.  I know what you mean about trailering. It’s much nicer when the drags are at Wildhorse and we can just drive our cars to the track. 

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