Drag Racing Tech - "Project Wife's Car"...Finally 11s!!!!!




Paul F
11-25-2002, 09:07 AM
11.96 @ 111.89 w/ 1.61 60' ~ 3600 race weight

Well Jessica has been chasing that 11 second time slip for about 2 years now. We went up to Hattiesburg Sunday for some cool weather drag racing which turned out not to be so cool, so I was suprised by the times. She chased it all day and it came on the last run of the day. Here is a list of the days runs, man is her car consistant; 12.21, 12.10, 12.43(spun), 12.07, 12.08, 12.04, 12.06, 12.02, 12.00, 12.00(spun) <img border="0" title="" alt="[Sad]" src="gr_sad.gif" /> , and the 11.96.

Here is the days race trim; skinnys, 15" BFG Drag Radials, removed passanger seat, no filter, no bottle, and ~3600 race weight.

Now maybe it's time for a cam. <img border="0" alt="[devil]" title="" src="graemlins/gr_devil.gif" />

"Project Wife's Car" (http://www.thunderracing.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=content&contentid=14)


mikey
11-25-2002, 09:11 AM
Wow, congrats Paul. Is the weather getting better doown there?

Mikey

Paul F
11-25-2002, 09:15 AM
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by mikey:
<strong>Wow, congrats Paul. Is the weather getting better doown there?

Mikey</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">It's finally coming around. <img border="0" alt="[Fluffy]" title="" src="graemlins/fluffy.gif" /> And I have no car. <img border="0" alt="[Banging Head]" title="" src="graemlins/gr_banghead.gif" /> Sooooon though. <img border="0" alt="[Fluffy]" title="" src="graemlins/fluffy.gif" />

Paul


Nine Ball
11-25-2002, 10:11 AM
Congrats! Hitting those personal goals are always rewarding <img border="0" alt="[cheers]" title="" src="graemlins/gr_cheers.gif" />

-Tony

gator's 99TA
11-25-2002, 10:27 AM
i notice the TR MAF ends on the automatic car. i thought this was a bad thing? is this a net myth?

Paul F
11-25-2002, 10:40 AM
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by gator's 99TA:
<strong>i notice the TR MAF ends on the automatic car. i thought this was a bad thing? is this a net myth?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">A myth in my opinion. They've been on the car for 3 years and 0 problems so far. Knock on wood. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="gr_stretch.gif" />

</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Congrats! Hitting those personal goals are always rewarding
-Tony</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Thanks Tony. Car should be mean in the 12.00 index come springs. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="gr_grin.gif" />

Paul

<small>[ November 25, 2002, 10:45 AM: Message edited by: Paul @ Thunder ]</small>

mikey
11-25-2002, 11:44 AM
Good luck with your car Paul, should be a beast!

Mikey

Trevor @ Texas Speed & Perf.
11-25-2002, 03:49 PM
Congrats on the elusive 11's! I know you two have been trying for a LONG time. A 1.61 out of a Vig 3200 in a full-weight bolt-on car is impressive! I agree that your wife now needs a cam. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="gr_grin.gif" />

Trevor

The Guy in MY 99TA
11-25-2002, 03:49 PM
I'm glad you guys got what yall were hoping for!!!

I ALMOST got what I was looking for. The last pass I made I spun pretty bad but it didnt hit the rev limiter on the 1-2 shift but it broke loose pretty bad. She went a 13.40 @ like 105.3 on a 2.23 60'. The pass before that was a 13.30 on a 2.00.

It was great to meet you guys!!!!!

Josh S.

12secSS
11-25-2002, 04:57 PM
Congrats Paul (especially Jessica). <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="gr_grin.gif" /> I hope to mirror those results here in Ca <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="gr_stretch.gif" /> , we just don't have as good of tracks as you guys do over there. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Sad]" src="gr_sad.gif" /> Thankfully I see it's possible. <img border="0" alt="[devil]" title="" src="graemlins/gr_devil.gif" />

<small>[ November 26, 2002, 01:20 PM: Message edited by: MRZ28HO ]</small>

PaiN
11-25-2002, 05:40 PM
Congrats to you and Jessica on the 11's Paul!

highgmc
11-25-2002, 06:15 PM
congrats Paul!

sounds like time for a cam!

THANKS! for my last order!!! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="gr_images/icons/wink.gif" />

Vic@FishersAutomotive
11-25-2002, 07:17 PM
Congrats-Know Ya'll been trying for awhile. Enjoyed having You and Jessica out the other night. We all need to get together again. <img border="0" alt="[cheers]" title="" src="graemlins/gr_cheers.gif" />

Toxic Texan
11-26-2002, 12:14 AM
Congrats!!!!! <img border="0" alt="[cheers]" title="" src="graemlins/gr_cheers.gif" /> I know it feels good. So what is the new goal??

Paul F
11-26-2002, 12:26 AM
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Toxic Texan:
<strong>Congrats!!!!! <img border="0" alt="[cheers]" title="" src="graemlins/gr_cheers.gif" /> I know it feels good. So what is the new goal??</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Good question. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="images/icons/confused.gif" /> Maybe 10s on the spray. Or maybe on to a C5 Vette. Anybody want an 11 second proven 2000 TA? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="gr_grin.gif" />

</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Good luck with your car Paul, should be a beast!
Mikey </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">We hope so. <img border="0" alt="[cheers]" title="" src="graemlins/gr_cheers.gif" />

Paul

Patrick G
11-26-2002, 12:32 AM
Major thumbs up! Running 11s in a full weight F-Body with just bolt ons is not easy. Congrats to you and Jessica.

Patrick

Jason99T/A
11-26-2002, 12:41 AM
Nice job Jessica! I know how long you have been trying for 11s. <img border="0" alt="[cheers]" title="" src="graemlins/gr_cheers.gif" />

It's time for a cam and it is sitting with your name on it by Paul's desk. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="gr_stretch.gif" />

Paul F
11-26-2002, 09:37 AM
Thanks guys. It really made her week.!! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="gr_stretch.gif" />

</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">It's time for a cam and it is sitting with your name on it by Paul's desk. </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Damn Jason it really is. Thanks. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Roll Eyes]" src="images/icons/rolleyes.gif" />

Paul

FASTR A4
11-26-2002, 10:37 AM
CONGRATS JESSICA (and Paul)!!!!!

Those numbers look almost identical to what I ran the day I finally got to the 11s. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="gr_stretch.gif" /> Definitely a great feeling to chase down those numbers. <img border="0" alt="[Fluffy]" title="" src="graemlins/fluffy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[cheers]" title="" src="graemlins/gr_cheers.gif" />

-Priscilla

XtraCajunSS
11-26-2002, 10:45 PM
Paul,

Now that there is/are:

1. A sleeper cam with Jessica's name on it...
2. A couple of guys who have volunteered free labor for the install...
3. Some "holiday" shop time available...

You have no excuses.

Bring "Wife's Car" in. Jason and I will have it fixed up in no time... <img border="0" alt="[devil]" title="" src="graemlins/gr_devil.gif" />

Shane

Paul F
11-27-2002, 08:35 AM
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by XtraCajunSS:
<strong>Paul,

Now that there is/are:

1. A sleeper cam with Jessica's name on it...
2. A couple of guys who have volunteered free labor for the install...
3. Some "holiday" shop time available...

You have no excuses.

Bring "Wife's Car" in. Jason and I will have it fixed up in no time... <img border="0" alt="[devil]" title="" src="graemlins/gr_devil.gif" />

Shane</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">LOL..... Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, I hear ya.

Paul

Coach 02 A3 Z/28
11-27-2002, 06:31 PM
Congrats to Jessica and you too Paul. <img border="0" alt="[cheers]" title="" src="graemlins/gr_cheers.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="gr_grin.gif" />

I also think that a cam would be in order now. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="gr_images/icons/cool.gif" />

I also have 2 weeks off over Xmas break and would gladly help Jason and Shane out with the install. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="gr_tounge.gif" />

I hope to see ya'll real soon for the freshen up. <img border="0" alt="[devil]" title="" src="graemlins/gr_devil.gif" />