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Forum: NHRA 2 Days Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 5,569
Posted By Roger Gates
They most likely can continue racing without a...

They most likely can continue racing without a helicopter, but they cannot without ambulances that have a paramedic.
Forum: General discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By Roger Gates
And now the sticker that says "Mustang" instead...

And now the sticker that says "Mustang" instead of "Fusion" on the "Fords".
Forum: NHRA 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By Roger Gates
It would appear that beside what might be gained...

It would appear that beside what might be gained in the engine or transmission that the car could be a place to pick up a lot (if allowed). You can still maintain weight requirements but have it...
Forum: NHRA 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 142
Views: 10,305
Posted By Roger Gates
Did anyone notice that it is really good to have...

Did anyone notice that it is really good to have two basically even lanes on race day - OH; except when they are racing on four lanes? Don't think there were more than a couple of cars advance from...
Forum: NHRA 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 142
Views: 10,305
Posted By Roger Gates
Did Head get a new Toyota body (says 18 Camry)...

Did Head get a new Toyota body (says 18 Camry) like the results say and if so is that why he stepped back up (maybe his old tuneup)?
Forum: NHRA 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 5,315
Posted By Roger Gates
Pretty sure this was a subtle way of saying "Half...

Pretty sure this was a subtle way of saying "Half -A--ed".
Forum: NHRA 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 11,958
Posted By Roger Gates
OK - Alan Johnson actually did a video on this a...

OK - Alan Johnson actually did a video on this a couple of years ago. They start with a piece of billet, (not 6061) hit it twice in the forge - rough it out and then take out the twist (and stress)...
Forum: NHRA 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 11,958
Posted By Roger Gates
Not sure what you are saying, but all the blocks...

Not sure what you are saying, but all the blocks are solid forged billets (No castings) now and have to be approved by NHRA. As far as the tune up goes they are leaning on them harder and putting in...
Forum: NHRA 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 12,745
Posted By Roger Gates
Well - He's still got Bristol & Sonoma to "Only...

Well - He's still got Bristol & Sonoma to "Only make better".:rolleyes:
Forum: NHRA 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,863
Posted By Roger Gates
Yeah - But what are you going to do for a brake...

Yeah - But what are you going to do for a brake at the starting line so it can spool up, retractable wheel chocks or a quick release hook maybe? It's that initial overcoming inertia thing from the...
Forum: NHRA 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,863
Posted By Roger Gates
A Jet car doesn't have the help of 10,000 HP...

A Jet car doesn't have the help of 10,000 HP turning a driveshaft plus thrust to over come inertia for the first 60 ft.:D
Forum: NHRA 03-21-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,863
Posted By Roger Gates
Speaking of headers - it is entirely possible...

Speaking of headers - it is entirely possible that Heads car with the "Fordrolet" body on it will not react the same as it did with the Toyota body requiring a different Tune Up and possible headers.
Forum: NHRA 03-21-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,863
Posted By Roger Gates
You have to be very careful when changing the...

You have to be very careful when changing the discharge angle on the end of a tube or pipe because it changes the "standing wave resonance" which changes the acoustics as well as the discharge...
Forum: NHRA 03-19-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 11,958
Posted By Roger Gates
You are correct - Since a few of the tuners have...

You are correct - Since a few of the tuners have figured out that they can make more power with even more fuel volume it is now to the point that they are putting more fuel in the cylinder than it...
Forum: NHRA 03-19-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Roger Gates
Good for him. It is kind of ironic though that...

Good for him. It is kind of ironic though that Richie builds dragster chassis at Morgan Lucas racing for a living and has to compete against them in a Kalitta chassis since his cars are among the...
Forum: NHRA 03-17-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,626
Posted By Roger Gates
Why is the P/SM record listed (^) as 199.97 when...

Why is the P/SM record listed (^) as 199.97 when he ran over 200 and within the 1% required at the same race? Wind maybe?
Forum: NHRA 03-16-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,626
Posted By Roger Gates
Yes - But Lance Bonham ran 30.884/694.44...

Yes - But Lance Bonham ran 30.884/694.44 according to the second round results. Didn't know delay boxes were used in PSM, but that back half had to be really hard to hold onto.:eek:
Forum: Vintage & Nostalgia 03-05-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,702
Posted By Roger Gates
Ed was runner up in NE1 by .0003 - about 3 or 4...

Ed was runner up in NE1 by .0003 - about 3 or 4 inches.when he dumped the guy. Ken did the "Saint Vidus" dance (about lost it on that cold track) in round 2 yesterday - so he was a "Runner Up" in...
Forum: NHRA 03-05-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By Roger Gates
Scrapper - is a little bit of a misnomer...

Scrapper - is a little bit of a misnomer (understatement). Some of his projects are (were) taking down Candlestick Park and a lot of other big projects as well as small ones. His stuff is also more...
Forum: Vintage & Nostalgia 03-03-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,702
Posted By Roger Gates
Ooops - Track just announced that they are going...

Ooops - Track just announced that they are going to try to run F/C's @ 4:00 PM. It's liable to be exciting.:eek: 52 Degrees - 71% RH - 99% AD - POWER will not be a problem. Track is 52 Degrees also -...
Forum: Vintage & Nostalgia 03-03-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,702
Posted By Roger Gates
Raining again - Looks like today is a wash, but...

Raining again - Looks like today is a wash, but they haven't called it yet so everybody has to wait until they do - bummer. I live just over the mountain from the track it doesn't look good outside...
Forum: Vintage & Nostalgia 03-03-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,702
Posted By Roger Gates
So far - still trying to dry the track. Raining...

So far - still trying to dry the track. Raining lightly off & on.
Forum: NHRA 03-01-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2,629
Posted By Roger Gates
You think maybe they were using their Denver...

You think maybe they were using their Denver Pistons not counting on the air being so good.
Forum: NHRA 02-28-2018
Replies: 44
Views: 3,471
Posted By Roger Gates
By the way Mac, way to kick butt, on Sunday. U...

By the way Mac, way to kick butt, on Sunday. U took out some OTHER big hitters, very impressive and congrats.
Forum: NHRA 02-28-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 11,958
Posted By Roger Gates
The first thing is there will never be a way to...

The first thing is there will never be a way to stop these guys from figuring out how to blow up their stuff as long as the goal is to be faster and quicker than the rest. Stronger blocks are not...
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