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Johnymd

12 posts

16 months

Tuesday 21st March 2017
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Hi. I've been doing a bit of drag racing in my road car over the last few years. It's a '73 Datsun 240z with a lexus engine. The car is mainly used as a daily driver and track car at the weekends but it does go quite well on the drag strip. My best time at Santa Pod is 11.10@132.5mph on road tyres. I'm aiming to get in the 10's this year.........but then again, I was aiming for that last year!

Here's a pic from north weald:


Tel240z

7 posts

15 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Hi

Terry here and been doing a bit of drag racing for fun since 2011 i think but now i have the bug, so just trying to go a bit faster with this old 69 240 z with a M3 s54 supercharged engine

Turn7

14,338 posts

152 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Nice car Tel, what made you choose the M lump OOI ?

Benni

2,583 posts

142 months

Thursday 27th April 2017
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Hi Terry, and welcome to the straight folks here in DragHeads !

For going faster, I would try smaller (not so wide) front tires as the Santa Pod surface is quite sticky

and roll resistance would be reduced.

Tel240z

7 posts

15 months

Wednesday 3rd May 2017
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Turn7 said:
Nice car Tel, what made you choose the M lump OOI ?
Hi Turn7
sorry for the late reply but new members were stopped from posting for around 4 days, reason for the M3 lump was at the time N/A and six cylinders and 340 hp out the box besides i wanted to be different from a 1jz or skyline engine

Terry
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Tel240z

7 posts

15 months

Wednesday 3rd May 2017
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Benni said:
Hi Terry, and welcome to the straight folks here in DragHeads !

For going faster, I would try smaller (not so wide) front tires as the Santa Pod surface is quite sticky

and roll resistance would be reduced.
Hi Bennie yes good point and something i may need to try if i cant get it in the 10s, its just a shade off now as it is

Tel240z

7 posts

15 months

Wednesday 3rd May 2017
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ChrisPackit

85 posts

54 months

Wednesday 3rd May 2017
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Hello All...

I'm Chris, from the Manchester area. Used to be involved in the Motorsport business back in the day but nowadays it's more of a hobby, however the drag racing bug has never left me. I had a pretty swift Mitsubishi Evo RS which ran a 9.89 back about 10 years ago, and it was a sad day when I sold it!

Originally got into drag racing about 20 years ago when we used to go and watch my mates uncle Craig Winstanley run his Fugitive up the track. What a mental machine!

Just recently got back into drag racing last season after tinkering with a Mazda MX5 for the last 4 years, having transplanted the 1JZ Toyota engine and running gear from the Supra into the MX5. First season out last year, I managed a best ET of 11.51 running 425hp, with a 1.8 60ft / 127mph. This year, I now have 530hp but on the first event at Shakey a few weeks ago, managed to break my 'unbreakable' S155 grade driveshafts! As we speak, more rear Diff upgrades, extra rear bracing and a new set of driveshafts and I'll be out again soon...

Hoping for 10's this year... Fingers crossed!

Be good to hear from anyone running RWD / JDM cars especially MX5's that have run quick times.

Cheers


HowieV8

1 posts

9 months

Monday 30th October 2017
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Hello drag racing people. I've got a 68 Coronet R/T. It's yellow

Benni

2,583 posts

142 months

Monday 30th October 2017
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Hello Howie, and welcome to our little PH Pit.

Is your Comet still "Street legal" , in what class are you running ?

gusm2

23 posts

6 months

Tuesday 20th March
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Gordon from liverpool originally from Fife Scotland, did a bit of crewing on a race team but now just Rwyb on my Buell Cyclone, been into hot rods, bikes and customs since the late 70's

Bowie440XJ6

1 posts

3 months

Tuesday 3rd April
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Hi all!
I'm James, recently bought myself an XJ6 Jaguar to turn into a roadlegal drag car.
4.0 straight six, currently stripped out with cables everywhere! I am yet to take her up the strip; but I will do very soon.
Just saying "hi" and any advice is always welcome, now to browse the pages for brain-food!
All the best,
James

gusm2

23 posts

6 months

Tuesday 3rd April
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Camaro

1,301 posts

106 months

Thursday 7th June
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Suppose I should really have signed up to this earlier!

Hi, I'm Andy, currently crewing on my mates Super Pro Mk1 Ford Cortina and also having a dabble in Sportsman ET.

Running a mid-13s 1989 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z in Sportsman, it's a fun class to run in, doesn't matter what is in the other lane you still have to get round it.

2018 will be my third full season and also my last, but have other things lined up for 2019.

All time dream car would be the Championship Speedshop Nostalgia TF Dragster, even though I'm a firm believer in real cars have doors.


Tet

1,194 posts

135 months

Monday 9th July
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Camaro said:
Nostalgia TF Dragster, even though I'm a firm believer in real cars have doors.
A hit of the throttle in a nitro powered dragster will rapidly cure you of that misconception ;-)