On the Cheap SS Monte Carlo chasing a bottom end 9

ZMonte85

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 28, 2020
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Troutman, NC
Really enjoyed reading through this. Similar goals (Drag week and 9s) as I have for my new project. Keep the info coming. Loving the learning experience.
 

fleming442

Captain Tenneal
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Dec 26, 2013
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Really enjoyed reading through this. Similar goals (Drag week and 9s) as I have for my new project. Keep the info coming. Loving the learning experience.
Drag Week is all the learning you need, even running mid 12s.
 

64nailhead

Goat Herder
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Dec 1, 2014
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Upstate NY
Got any detailed pictures of the hotside?
I’ll look around for some, but I’ll definitely take before and after when it gets changed.

Really enjoyed reading through this. Similar goals (Drag week and 9s) as I have for my new project. Keep the info coming. Loving the learning experience.

Thanks. Hopefully the story is only half over. One last chance to run is less than a week away before winter upgrades start.
 

motorheadmike

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Nov 18, 2009
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Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Drag Week is all the learning you need, even running mid 12s.

Seriously.

Ever walk miles in the blazing mid-Western heat searching for an alternator for your car when you are thousands of miles from home (and out of country)? Drag Week teaches some hard AF life lessons.
 

ZMonte85

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 28, 2020
11
13
Troutman, NC
Seriously.

Ever walk miles in the blazing mid-Western heat searching for an alternator for your car when you are thousands of miles from home (and out of country)? Drag Week teaches some hard AF life lessons.

I've run the C2C express and the 2904 in less than trustworthy vehicles, so I do have a bit of experience in that. We blew our Cutlass up last year, evacuated the transmission in the middle of nowhere Missouri/Illinois area. 2 years ago we overheated our diesel Benz in New Mexico desert heat. We made it to LA, but the result of that was that we lifted the head and ruined our hopes for a leisurely drive back east. Looking forward hopefully to Drag Week or Rocky Mountain Race Week using some of that experience and adding in making full pull race passes in between long drives.
 
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motorheadmike

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Nov 18, 2009
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I've run the C2C express and the 2904 in less than trustworthy vehicles, so I do have a bit of experience in that. We blew our Cutlass up last year, evacuated the transmission in the middle of nowhere Missouri/Illinois area. 2 years ago we overheated our diesel Benz in New Mexico desert heat. We made it to LA, but the result of that was that we lifted the head and ruined our hopes for a leisurely drive back east. Looking forward hopefully to Drag Week or Rocky Mountain Race Week using some of that experience and adding in making full pull race passes in between long drives.

Just wait until you are fixing other (random) people's cars too.
 

64nailhead

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Dec 1, 2014
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Upstate NY
Weather looks good - 10 gallons of C16 going in. Loaded - just gotta get there!
 

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