Sept 20 Willow Drags

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Sept 20 Willow Drags

Postby Tetge » Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:06 am

Anyone considering this? Per the current long range forecast, the temps should be down to mid 80's by 7 PM and not too bad, as the night progresses.

I have not put any weak Terminators with my mighty 5.0 on the trailer in a long time.
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Re: Sept 20 Willow Drags

Postby jhwalker » Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:35 am

I am here in SoCal for a couple of weeks, but Terri and I already have plans. :-D

Where are some posters? Is there anything else going on out there? Huh? :doh:
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Re: Sept 20 Willow Drags

Postby xbacksideslider » Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:13 pm

Saturday AM, the 20th is the best SoCal motorcycle swap meet - El Camino, not at El Camino College anymore but at Irwindale Drag Strip, I'll get there about 9:30 to stroll around.
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Re: Sept 20 Willow Drags

Postby SVTRonDogg » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:33 am

Surprisingly, I am scheduled to finally install my Whipple this Saturday. :clap:
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Re: Sept 20 Willow Drags

Postby 03_SONIC_BLUR » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:22 pm

I have an early AM function the day after
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Re: Sept 20 Willow Drags

Postby jhwalker » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:51 am

Any action?
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Re: Sept 20 Willow Drags

Postby Tetge » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:15 am

It was fairly good weather but I passed since no one was going to be there to get my back in the event of some mechanical issue surfacing. Also, it is a lot of work for me to change to my drag radials in the desert heat. And, although I like to legally accelerate past the speed limit, I still am not happy with a 1000' strip as the 5.0 is geared to run the 1/4 and top out 3rd gear just about as it crosses the finish line. So, it is just starting to come on the pipe in 3rd when run at a 1000' strip.

In short, unless there are some weak Crapmaros, and/or Mustangs, to put on the trailer, Willow is no big thing since it is way too easy with a tall geared auto trans car on MT DR's. I even run 26 psi hot in the MT's since they still grip well enough even at that inflation. Just mat the throttle and try to get a good RT, as the rest is all done automatically by the car.
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