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Old 02-27-2007, 10:29 PM
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Foot, meet mouth.

OK, so I might have put my foot in my mouth yesterday. Marty and I, along with a few other folks are going to Cecil County Dragway this weekend and I made a LITTLE challenge. I know that Marty ran a 15.2sec 1/4 mile. He really doesn't have that many mods and I know I have more power...so I bet him a 6-pack that I could beat his time and trap speed.

Now, I'm not going to welch on the bet...but...I think I was a little hasty. Marty is running an Auto and I'm in a 6spd. I know that there is NO way I can shift as fast as him...so...

If I can get a good launch, is there any way I can beat his time? I'm also working with a weight penalty. (Just look at the pics of my truck!!!) This mofo weighs in at just under 8500lbs. SO....Marty is in a lightly modded automatic truck, that weighs about 7000-7500lbs, I'm in a modded 6spd, tipping at about 8500lbs. Am I going to loose???
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:56 PM
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Anything is possible, but I would be asking him what his beer of choice is.
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:24 PM
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hahaha...

That made me laugh. But right now...I think your about right.
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:44 PM
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You may have spoken just a little to quick. The auto versus manual is probably what kills you more than the weight penalty. Never pay a bet until its been played out though... see what happens... you may just pull it off. I think it's a long shot though.
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:51 PM
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After I made the 'challenge' I started thinking about it. I'm thinking that the 3-4 shifts I'm going to have to make are going to add about 1/2-1 1/2 seconds to my ET. Taking into account time to shift and RPM/boost drop during the shift...though it might be even more. I'll keep my word on the bet...but I think I'll settle for a 16 second ET. (Also taking into account that I'm going to clean the bed of the truck out this week as well as the interior. I have A LOT of crap in the bed and behind the rear seat. But I'm going to keep everything I NEED in the truck, including all the tow equipment in the tool box.)
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:08 AM
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Hard to say, cause you just never know what the gods of drag have up there sleeve Ditty, But the auto makes a big difference, but so can luck. Just don't break anything and do it for the fun of it , and everybody is a winner.

Gord.
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:16 AM
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Yeah I hear you straycat. I can't wait till Friday night!
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Old 02-28-2007, 01:48 AM
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Good luck on it Ditty.
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Old 02-28-2007, 04:10 AM
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well, good luck regardless!!! let us know!!
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Old 02-28-2007, 04:36 AM
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You might want to pull your spare tire, run with 1/4 tank of fuel.
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