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    I have been picking away at ET this season....

    Friday night I finally broke into the 9s ....

    2nd pass of the night it went 1.35 60, 6.30@109 and finally 9.93@135
    3rd pass it backed it up with 1.35 60, 6.33@108.5 and 9.97@134.5

    Video - https://youtu.be/TA8campdiiY

    Was back at it Saturday night for a Pro tree heads up stick race. Ended up runner up to a bad ass Supra that owned us all, but bumped into another new best in the semi finals ...

    1.36 60, 6.29@110, and into the 80s with 9.87@137

    Video - https://youtu.be/lSxY9Hxm_b4

    Pretty excited to finally get it done with 2.3 liters and a stick. Beyond happy
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    Nice work! Love the videos!

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    She's gettin down man!!! Heck yeah!!
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    Man. She is moving. Beautiful


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    Congrats Bob! You'll need to update your signature again
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    When you are rich and famous I'll be able to say "I knew him way back when he was running 11's."

    Very nice work my friend!
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    Those are some bad-ass passes there my friend! Bad-ass for ANY car, not just a 4 banger turbo car! Those 60 foot times put you way out on quite a few cars. Should run it 1/8 mile and let people try to catch you right? Lol!

    Huge props to your driving ability. There are very few people who can row gears and consistently pull times. 98% of the time the cars are let down by the driver repeatedly followed by lame excuses and automatic transmissions.
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    Thanks everyone, beyond happy.

    Quote Originally Posted by JTurbo View Post
    Congrats Bob! You'll need to update your signature again
    I guess I need to get around to that.

    Quote Originally Posted by mmb617 View Post
    When you are rich and famous I'll be able to say "I knew him way back when he was running 11's."

    Very nice work my friend!
    Thanks Mike, it’s been a long road. Likely longer than it should of been. In my defense, I did get distracted by 10.50 index racing for a while. As that’s startedto dry up, I’ve needed to find a 6.50 tune up. That was close enough to the 9’s to really make an effort this spring to check that box off the to do list. Back to racing on indexes

    Quote Originally Posted by erratic50 View Post
    Those are some bad-ass passes there my friend! Bad-ass for ANY car, not just a 4 banger turbo car! Those 60 foot times put you way out on quite a few cars. Should run it 1/8 mile and let people try to catch you right? Lol!

    Huge props to your driving ability. There are very few people who can row gears and consistently pull times. 98% of the time the cars are let down by the driver repeatedly followed by lame excuses and automatic transmissions.
    Thanks, I get down on my junk a lot. Takes some time to step back and watch what a lot of people are really running and start to feel good about it again. There is a lot of fast stuff out there these days, and the benchmark for what is “fast” seems to keep moving, but I’m happy enough to say I’ve got a 9 second car now, and that’s enough for me.
    Bob Myers

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    I would stare the person asking right in the eye and tell them you have a 9 second 4 banger stick car and watch them get all uncomfortable about it.

    9 second ETs in any car is a major accomplishment. 9 seconds in a 4 cyl stick car is in a completely different league both for the mechanics of the drivetrain and the skill of the driver.

    Running multiple passes like that within 0.04 of one another is legendary prostock stuff there. Love watching those guys and gals consistently cut 0.00 or 0.01-0.03 lights for a hole shot win too.

    The factor of talent is what keeps the sport of dragracing a fan favorite.

    Anyway — well done and thanks for sharing. Huge props from those who realize what it takes to do that.

    I won’t be doing it any time soon even with the advantage of a 353 going in under the hood on my 85 build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erratic50 View Post
    Huge props from those who realize what it takes to do that..
    Thanks, that really means a lot. In these days of 1000 hp everything, it's easy to get lost.

    My dilemma now is, what next ... I've done most everything I thought it could do, What do you do when you run out of goals, lol.
    Bob Myers

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    Tame the beast down a little bit if needed then drive it to the DQ for ice cream?

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    One of the upsides of a turbo 4 ... I turn the boost controller off and drive on the streets against the gate spring.

    We have a 93 convertible (also 2,3 powered) that is the ice cream car
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    Quote Originally Posted by martin0660 View Post
    Thanks, that really means a lot. In these days of 1000 hp everything, it's easy to get lost.

    My dilemma now is, what next ... I've done most everything I thought it could do, What do you do when you run out of goals, lol.

    Consider my budget, and then look at what needs doing to do it with less gear. That youve done this with a stick is awesome. Do you want to do it with an auto? Do you like the 4R70 and can someone make a stall high enough for lpw 9s...and nitrous! Im guessing an adaptor is legal, and that you still want to be able to "Street It".

    Gotta say, dressed up to the Nines, that the kinda Capri I just love. Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin0660 View Post
    Thanks, that really means a lot. In these days of 1000 hp everything, it's easy to get lost.

    My dilemma now is, what next ... I've done most everything I thought it could do, What do you do when you run out of goals, lol.
    Bonneville Salt Flats with something more aero, a Merkur perhaps, 200+ mph record, a Red Hat, membership in https://bonneville200mphclub.com

    Just sayin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by xctasy View Post
    Do you want to do it with an auto?
    There is ZERO chance of an auto in my car.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4-barrel Mike View Post
    Bonneville Salt Flats with something more aero
    While I’m intrigued by land speed racing, like zero chance for me. To far, too expensive, and no chance to really test. With how much I’ve fiddled to get where I am, I can’t co pretend a o cue a year kind of thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martin0660 View Post
    There is ZERO chance of an auto in my car.


    Them there's fight'n words to even suggest such a thing.
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    Yea! And we get mean .....

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    Tested last Friday and went a new best ...

    9.82 time slip - https://photos.app.goo.gl/5VRx3oXtoq5zU35m7

    Video - https://youtu.be/tdC7WNK_CuE

    Finally got too tight on the clutch on a marginal track. 60’ was a little softer than I’ve been, but solid enough
    Bob Myers

    84 Capri RS Turbo - Only a 4 banger - 1/8th 6.29@110, 1/4 9.87@137

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    That's pretty sweet. Any write up on your combo? I'm interested in building a 2.3t drag car.
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    I posted most of the combo parts in this thread ....

    http://forum.turboford.org/cgi-bin/u...c;f=3;t=034575

    Feel free to ask anything not listed
    Bob Myers

    84 Capri RS Turbo - Only a 4 banger - 1/8th 6.29@110, 1/4 9.87@137

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    Tested Friday night in the heat, was happy enough running high 9’s in 3800’ DA ...

    Last pass put the GoPro I. The car, take a ride with me ...

    https://youtu.be/rEmLNTp2h_s
    Bob Myers

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    Nice pass Bob. Where did you have the camera mounted? That's a little different angle than I'm used to seeing.
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    Suction cup mount inside the passenger window
    Bob Myers

    84 Capri RS Turbo - Only a 4 banger - 1/8th 6.29@110, 1/4 9.87@137

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    Tested last night. GoPro mounted on the harness bar of the roll bar.

    Good perspective on stick shift racing

    https://youtu.be/F3JgjlCdEFU
    Bob Myers

    84 Capri RS Turbo - Only a 4 banger - 1/8th 6.29@110, 1/4 9.87@137

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