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    Exclamation Well that didn't go as planned...

    Stupid track was WAY too sticky...

    First pass out went a 16.512@81.95 with a 2.3 60' (2 tenths and 2 MPH better then previous best, no changes). Drove around and went again immediately to a 16.63@81.5. Everything was perfect and the lanes were clear (there was maybe a dozen cars there) so I pulled up to do a third run in a row. Did my burnout, staged, launched from 7500RPM's...


    ...and snapped the new rear u-joint clean in two, and the driveshaft banged the ground and broke one of the collars off. SUCK! So I wasted a good 30+ run night 10 minutes in! Got a guy to tow strap me to the Burger King outside the track (after pulling the driveshaft out), then called the insurance. Had it towed to a family members house in Vancouver and my neighbor came down to rescue me.

    Hitching a ride back down tomorrow with my tow straps to get it home, but we're going to try the driveline shop in Vancouver first.

    The track better be this good tomorrow for the P71!!!!
    Michael Pinto

    83 RX-7 GSL; 12A/5-Speed, Red/Red; 100% Stock - 16.344@83.34
    01 CV Police Interceptor; 4.6 SOHC V8/4R70W, Dk Blue/Grey; K&N FIPK/RP Oil/Optima/Superchips/Flowmaster 40's/2.5" cat-back - 14.854@92.37
    84 TBird Turbo Coupe (John's); MY 5.0/T5, Rescued from the crusher, we're building it for the $2009 GRM Challenge.

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    Sorry to hear that man i wish you would of at least got a 10+ run night and got to watch a lot of races and not worry about your RX-7 what do you think the P71 might run?



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    It's going to run 14's, if the track stays this sticky I might eek a 14.6-14.7 out of her. She already traps 82-83 in 1/8 and 93 in the 1/4.
    Michael Pinto

    83 RX-7 GSL; 12A/5-Speed, Red/Red; 100% Stock - 16.344@83.34
    01 CV Police Interceptor; 4.6 SOHC V8/4R70W, Dk Blue/Grey; K&N FIPK/RP Oil/Optima/Superchips/Flowmaster 40's/2.5" cat-back - 14.854@92.37
    84 TBird Turbo Coupe (John's); MY 5.0/T5, Rescued from the crusher, we're building it for the $2009 GRM Challenge.

    http://www.rotarycarclub.com/

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    14s would be nice out of that size car good luck and post the times soon because i might get a Crown vic next summer for a super nice DD and maybe a 14 sec drag car.



    http://www.cardomain.com/id/Carpimp1987
    1987 T-Bird AEROBIRD-GT had many many mods but is now totaled and is the car that made me want to start customizing everything all over again.
    1988 T-Bird 5.0 HO DD/Sleeper/next project car
    1988 Cougar XR7 5.0 HO Vortech Supercharged being bulit right now


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    launched @ 7500? daaayum... i'm not surprised the u-joint broke.

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    Wankles are high reving...i.e. I've seen 10,000 rpm launches.
    88 TC with 93 GT 5.0 (.030 over), XE266HR Compcam, SVO 1.6 Roller Rockers, BBK underdrives, BBK 1 5/8" headers, 2 1/2" exhuast with Americian Thunder Flowmaster mufflers. Tremec 5 speed and 3.73's and alot of other goodies to list.....

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    The stock 12A redlines at 8700, so 7500 is "light"

    It's weird because the guy I bought it from replaced the u-joint. The u-joint itself broke clean in two at the main body, almost like it was defective?
    Michael Pinto

    83 RX-7 GSL; 12A/5-Speed, Red/Red; 100% Stock - 16.344@83.34
    01 CV Police Interceptor; 4.6 SOHC V8/4R70W, Dk Blue/Grey; K&N FIPK/RP Oil/Optima/Superchips/Flowmaster 40's/2.5" cat-back - 14.854@92.37
    84 TBird Turbo Coupe (John's); MY 5.0/T5, Rescued from the crusher, we're building it for the $2009 GRM Challenge.

    http://www.rotarycarclub.com/

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    I hope your taking the plates off or at least covering them up. The insurance companies love touring the pits and gates gathering plate and VIN numbers. Those notice of cancelations aren't fun anymore as they become public records for all insurance companies.

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    It's not illegal to drag race at a legal venue. My insurance agent is a NHRA Super Gas competitor. The tow truck just didn't want to pay the gate to get in the track!
    Michael Pinto

    83 RX-7 GSL; 12A/5-Speed, Red/Red; 100% Stock - 16.344@83.34
    01 CV Police Interceptor; 4.6 SOHC V8/4R70W, Dk Blue/Grey; K&N FIPK/RP Oil/Optima/Superchips/Flowmaster 40's/2.5" cat-back - 14.854@92.37
    84 TBird Turbo Coupe (John's); MY 5.0/T5, Rescued from the crusher, we're building it for the $2009 GRM Challenge.

    http://www.rotarycarclub.com/

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    It has nothing to do with being legal or illegal. It is the fact that they are covering a vehicle that is used in speed competions or at a race venue. Check the fine print of your policy, it's one of the reasons they use for cancelation at anytime. Oh and google is one of the insurnce companies best friends too. Especially if there is an event that list the names of the competitors online.

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