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Johnymd

12 posts

9 months

Tuesday 21st March
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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

8 months

Wednesday 26th April
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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

13,737 posts

145 months

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

Benni

2,480 posts

135 months

Thursday 27th April
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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

8 months

Wednesday 3rd May
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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

8 months

Wednesday 3rd May
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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

8 months

Wednesday 3rd May
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ChrisPackit

60 posts

47 months

Wednesday 3rd May
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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

2 months

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

Benni

2,480 posts

135 months

Monday 30th October
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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 ?