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Seems like over the last couple years the northern Ohio area has gotten a couple more active members. Any of you guys want to do some kind of meet up for a casual afternoon?

I've never done any 1/4 passes myself but have had a feigning interest in seeing how the Bird would do at the track - but since the only one I know of is out in Norwalk I've always been too much of a wuss to go by myself. Maybe that could be an option as well if there's interest. I know there's the JBMN and SC Shootout coming, but they're more of a weekend event rather than an afternoon considering they're both ~6 hours from here.

What say you? :D
 

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Just went to Norwalk this last weekend it was called super summit, allllll free, drag, auto cross and the show. I did it all

 

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Clearly I should have mentioned this earlier. :D
 

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I was the only thunderbird there if you could believe that.....
 

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Oh, that I can. :(

Lemme know if you plan on going out there again, maybe there's a chance we can represent a little bit eh? :)
 

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Seems like over the last couple years the northern Ohio area has gotten a couple more active members. Any of you guys want to do some kind of meet up for a casual afternoon?

I've never done any 1/4 passes myself but have had a feigning interest in seeing how the Bird would do at the track - but since the only one I know of is out in Norwalk I've always been too much of a wuss to go by myself. Maybe that could be an option as well if there's interest. I know there's the JBMN and SC Shootout coming, but they're more of a weekend event rather than an afternoon considering they're both ~6 hours from here.

What say you? :D
I'm in if its a weekend thing.

Just went to Norwalk this last weekend it was called super summit, allllll free, drag, auto cross and the show. I did it all

I was the only thunderbird there if you could believe that.....
We should do something about that next year.

*then there would probably be one Cougar ;)
 

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I'm in if its a weekend thing.
Yes, definitely so. Just need to find a good day for it...

We "could" all meet out by the plant (I think you mentioned this in the pic thread) and drive down there. Grab a bite to eat along the way or something.
 

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Yes, definitely so. Just need to find a good day for it...

We "could" all meet out by the plant (I think you mentioned this in the pic thread) and drive down there. Grab a bite to eat along the way or something.
Well I know exactly one guy with a MN12 (you) and some other guy (me) with three Cougars. It's always good to meet people and to promote the breed a bit.

Maybe I'll take two ;) The GF used to cut a pretty good bulb. Managed the lowest ET with my 78 Ranchero.
 

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Just let me know ahead of time, the day I went to Norwalk I trailered my car. It rained for 20min then dryed right up. Worked in my favor because a lot of people left so I got to run a lot!
 

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Well since I'm technically the drag strip newb here, do either you Norwalk vets know of any good upcoming dates?
 

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Just check out there site, I don't know of anything else really that cool going on, biggest car show in my area is this Saturday here in Massillon. And there some auto cross I want to do soon about an hour an so away from me
 

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Possibly, I usually work tell five on Fridays, and I also offroad so I have that project and house and life haha! So let me know ahead of time!
 

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Still thinking about trying for a Friday night this year - the upcoming dates this year are 9/25, 10/2 and 10/9. Any one of those work better than another?
 

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Sounds like 97CatMan and I are going to try for the TnT on the Friday after next, the 25th. It will be interesting to see what the T-bird runs in its current config... I'm guessing at the very least low-mid 14s, being overly optimistic maybe breaking into the 13s? I have no idea. :D
 

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Sounds like 97CatMan and I are going to try for the TnT on the Friday after next, the 25th. It will be interesting to see what the T-bird runs in its current config... I'm guessing at the very least low-mid 14s, being overly optimistic maybe breaking into the 13s? I have no idea. :D
I know I need to clean my IAC. The car sometimes want to idle at about 35 MPH. And it's not as crisp as it should be. I'd really rather take the DD and flog that since I'd like a couple of baseline runs since that's the car that's likely to get all the mods. But.... With the very very minor drip of the rack I doubt it would pass tech inspection. I may bring both if I can pry "she who games" away from the terminal hive mind for a evening.

I'm lucky. I can dial a 16.00 and maybe beat it. Now might be the time to swap the spare for the MK VIII one. I'm sure that will save .00001 of my ET.

I'd like to run both cars actually and see what effect the Dorman actually has. That and a extra 125,000 miles.


We need a list of stuff to bring. Cooler. Shoe polish. Tire inflator. Lug wrench. Flashlight. Last time I went was in 1999. I wasn't planning on bringing the Giant Bucket O Tools or a jack unless we have a secure place to store them. Leaving a bunch of tools lying against the fence between rounds seems fool hardy.

But I'm looking forward to making a few passes.
 

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Well, due to the sheer number of people who showed up and also due to the fact that the guys with slicks kept blowing up on the track, we only got one pass in. :(

My ONE pass, being the first time I've ever gone, I managed a 14.01 at 97... I even beat the dude next to me. :)

I'm positive the car can break into the 13s with a better driver, considering it's .013 away and I eased in when the light turned green rather than just nailing it. Darn, my RT was lousy. ;)

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Acceleration logs show the 1-2 shift at 6450 was perfect, upped the 2-3 shift from 5850 to (theoretically) 6350... I guess we'll see next time. Timing was 20-21 the whole run... I'm just pleased the car performed as well as I expected it to... and nothing broke. :D
 

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Nice pass for your first time Brandon.. :cool:

That's pretty good..Considering the mods you got..






Rayo..
 

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Mine only ran a 16.10 or so. The DD wasn't far behind. Took both cars ;)

Hopefully a few more passes will get me back into the 15.89 range. I want to get a good baseline on both cars. One will get all the mod fodder I've been buying ;) I suspect the TLock in the Dorman car is helping things out there

I'm planning the Dorman Intake Duel of Death Shootout. Cougar vs Cougar winner take all (I can't lose - they are both mine)

I thought Branden and the car did very well.

Hopefully next time we can get more runs in. Maybe they need to add a third lane for the guys planning on burying their motors. Get Oil Dri to sponsor it.

Um... no Fords blew up ;)
 
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