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Drag Week '21
« on: April 07, 2021, 06:01:06 PM »
I might've missed it somewhere here, but I don't think I saw it mentioned. Looks like Drag Week is back on this year. Same tracks scheduled as last year.

https://www.hotrod.com/events/drag-week/

Anyone going?
Jared



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Re: Drag Week '21
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2021, 10:19:34 PM »
I'm torn between Drag Week and the FE Reunion.  For sure I'll be at the reunion on Thursday and Friday, but may leave Saturday AM to make it to Drag Week.  Assuming I can get the car together  ::)
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- 1969 Shelby Clone, Drag Week 2015 Winner Modified NA (Average 8.98 @ 149), 585" SOHC

   

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Re: Drag Week '21
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2021, 12:44:58 PM »
I think I'm going to go to RaceWeek 2.0 instead. It will be a lot closer for me, one track is only going to be about 30 miles from my house. It has fewer cars and is a little more laid back. But the biggest thing by far is I don't want have to drive around the Chicago area ever again. Once was enough and I hated it.

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Re: Drag Week '21
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2021, 01:02:08 PM »
Of all the times to change the Reunion to, it had to coincide with DW :(
There's no way I could do both, and this year is turning out to be worse than last, so I'm going to try to make it to the Reunion, if I'm able. Are you going to try to make DW, Jared?
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1970 F-350 390
1958 Ford Ranch Wagon 390

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Re: Drag Week '21
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2021, 01:20:44 PM »
What are the details on the 2021 reunion?

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Re: Drag Week '21
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2021, 07:08:50 PM »
Of all the times to change the Reunion to, it had to coincide with DW :(
There's no way I could do both, and this year is turning out to be worse than last, so I'm going to try to make it to the Reunion, if I'm able. Are you going to try to make DW, Jared?


That's too bad you won't make it. Always good to see an FE in the mix. I am torn if I want to do it or not. My car hasn't been giving me a lot of confidence for a big event like that. I will have to give it some thought. Thinking of nicknaming my engine the Dumpster Fire 390.
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Re: Drag Week '21
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2021, 08:51:03 PM »
Funny all the names for hot rods back in the day. Dumpster fire 390 is alittle over the top Jared

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Re: Drag Week '21
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2021, 09:35:39 PM »
Oh no, not at all! If you knew this thing like I do, well, you would understand. I've had the dumbest luck possible with it.

Just a quick for instance, this last time I get it all buttoned up on the stand and go to prime it with the drill. I used the same cut off distributor shaft we have been using for a priming tool forever. Get it chucked into the drill as tight as I could get it, pull the trigger, let it start building some resistance when the pump builds pressure and guess what? The stub shaft decides to start spinning in the drill chuck sending some nice sprinkles of metal shooting right down the distributor hole! Every step from the day I got this block has been like this. It's Jinxed!

I now only use a 1/4" drive deep socket electrical taped to an extension that's also electrical taped to a hex adapter to chuck into the drill. No more chance of slipping or dropping anything inside. I think the name fits quite well, myself.
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Re: Drag Week '21
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2021, 06:38:05 PM »
What are the details on the 2021 reunion?

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1978 Lincoln Mk V

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Re: Drag Week '21
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2021, 08:16:42 PM »
Its funny I know the FE was a tuff motor. But it seems like my motor is fragile. We had a 389 pontiac with a Jericho 4 speed and we used to leave the line at 6 grand and I never gave it a thought that it would blow up. If I did that with my car I would be making funny faces holy crap stay together.  :) 8).

Even though I cant complain my engine has been good.

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Re: Drag Week '21
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2021, 06:55:22 AM »
Will we see THATDARNCAT, at Drag Week? Even Joel is working on his car to be ready for Drag Week. If he can do it, anyone can.

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Re: Drag Week '21
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2021, 11:02:13 AM »
Oh no, not at all! If you knew this thing like I do, well, you would understand. I've had the dumbest luck possible with it.

Just a quick for instance, this last time I get it all buttoned up on the stand and go to prime it with the drill. I used the same cut off distributor shaft we have been using for a priming tool forever. Get it chucked into the drill as tight as I could get it, pull the trigger, let it start building some resistance when the pump builds pressure and guess what? The stub shaft decides to start spinning in the drill chuck sending some nice sprinkles of metal shooting right down the distributor hole! Every step from the day I got this block has been like this. It's Jinxed!

I now only use a 1/4" drive deep socket electrical taped to an extension that's also electrical taped to a hex adapter to chuck into the drill. No more chance of slipping or dropping anything inside. I think the name fits quite well, myself.

I used to use a drill, seemed to fight it more than you'd think for such a simple process.  Now I use a new Snap-on long extension with a 3/8 drive socket and a speed wrench.  I clarified new and Snap-on because everything fits very tight, no need for the tape.  Pops right up to oil pressure, the combination of setup and putting things away, the speed wrench is MUCH faster, easier and for the speed you need to go to prime, I like it much better
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- 71 F100 shortbed 4x4, 461 cid FE, headers, Victor Pro-flo EFI, Comp Custom HFT cam, 3.50 9 inch

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Re: Drag Week '21
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2021, 02:20:47 PM »
I used to use a drill, seemed to fight it more than you'd think for such a simple process.  Now I use a new Snap-on long extension with a 3/8 drive socket and a speed wrench.  I clarified new and Snap-on because everything fits very tight, no need for the tape.  Pops right up to oil pressure, the combination of setup and putting things away, the speed wrench is MUCH faster, easier and for the speed you need to go to prime, I like it much better

I got tired of chasing sockets that fell off when pulling valve covers to check lash, and of course it was ALWAYS the rear bolts, so I found a locking extension and socket combo. You have to push a slide on the extension to get the socket to come off. One of the better tool purchases I ever made. I also epoxied a small magnet inside the socket, so no more dropped bolts on top of headers that were impossible to get, or burning skin in the process. During DW, it sits prominently in the top section of my tool chest, along with about a dozen other "quick access" tools.
Doug Smith


'69 R-code Mach 1, '65 427 MR, 2x4, 4-spd, 4.30 Locker
2 1965 Galaxies with 390s
1970 F-350 390
1958 Ford Ranch Wagon 390

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Re: Drag Week '21
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2021, 04:25:46 PM »
I used to use a deep socket taped on years ago, but long ago I bought these Milodon oil pump priming tools, one in 1/4” and one 5/16”. They’re not overly expensive and should last forever, good for the tool junkies lol. I often just prime by hand also, works fine a lot of the time.



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1967 Cougar Drag Car ( under constuction )
1966 7 litre Galaxie
1966 Country Squire 390
1966 Cyclone GT 390
1968 Torino GT 390
1972 Gran Torino wagon
1978 Lincoln Mk V