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johnbasf
08-05-2002, 08:24 PM
Had a GREAT time!!!! It was great to see everyone again. The car did FANTASTIC!!! I was able to have Mr. Shugg for a ride along my first run Sunday. It's amazing what he knows. He had me flying out there. Hope to see everybody at LMS in Sept.



This is for DON!!!!!!!!!!!!!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

thomasmoran1
08-05-2002, 09:11 PM
John, you wern't kidding when you told me CMP is hard on brakes! What kind of pads are those???

Thomas

johnbasf
08-05-2002, 09:13 PM
Hawk Blues Thomas. You need to run this one. I ran a 1:59, 11 seconds better than last time there. The Iron boys were running 1:50 - 1:52.

thomasmoran1
08-05-2002, 09:53 PM
John, I'm running the hawk blues also and I've never had them dust up like that. However I must agree that they are an great pad. I've heard some people say that they really eat up rotors but that is not the case for me. How about you?

Thomas

SIUNARA
08-05-2002, 11:11 PM
Thanks John!! I have something for you guys too...it's what I came up with on our ride home in the 103 degree (it was posted on a billboard on the way home) heat with NO AIR CONDITIONING sitting on black leather seats!!!

It's my Ode to CMP...

I like to open track
the whole year through
if given the choice
it's all I would do

With my helmet all strapped
and my gloves on tight
I always make sure
my tire pressure's right

I take to the track
and slam through the gears
I hit a late apex
and listen to the cheers

Late breaking in one
and also in eight
110 through the kink
as my instructor yells "GREAT"

PINKPSY for breakfast
for lunch an M3
we eat em' all up
my Mustang and me

I'm back in Pa.
and off to smell my brakes
I'll see you all at Lowe's
no matter what it takes!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :D :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

CMP kicked royal butt!! See ya at Lowe's!! :burnout:

Big Daddy
08-06-2002, 11:00 AM
Originally posted by johnbasf
Had a GREAT time!!!! It was great to see everyone again. The car did FANTASTIC!!! I was able to have Mr. Shugg for a ride along my first run Sunday. It's amazing what he knows. He had me flying out there. Hope to see everybody at LMS in Sept.



This is for DON!!!!!!!!!!!!!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

John, I agree it was a fantastic time out there!!! :D I finally got to meet several more members and I must say all of them are FANTASTIC PEOPLE!! :D :D My son and I are really pumped for LMS in Sept. I'm hoping to come better prepared for that event and repay some of the folks for the "soda's, water, chairs, shade and munchies that were provided"!! :D :D Thanks again everyone!! :D :D :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Big Daddy
08-06-2002, 11:05 AM
Don,

GREAT POEM!! PINKPSY for breakfast....Is there something I should know?? :D ;) ;) ;) Thanks for the hospitality around your tent!!! I hope you make it for LMS we'll miss you if you don't make it! :D :D Take care and thank your wife for showing my son and I such great hospitality also! :D :D :D ;)



PS PINKPSY first thing in the morning sure was an EYE opener! ;) ;)

98banana
08-06-2002, 08:32 PM
Originally posted by johnbasf
Hawk Blues Thomas. You need to run this one. I ran a 1:59, 11 seconds better than last time there. The Iron boys were running 1:50 - 1:52.

1:59!!!

Awesome John. That's a great time!!!

Don, you are the man!!! That was an awesome poem... I'll think I'll keep that one...


I enjoyed watching you guys out there even though it was painful as heck! I've already driven about 600 miles this week and at least 500 of those was spent daydreaming about getting the car back together, but not yet... early next year...

I've been running a fox-body-from-hell around in my head thinking that I may put the banana back on the road and put together a screaming AI fox... any thoughts???

smashedheadcat
08-06-2002, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by 98banana




I've been running a fox-body-from-hell around in my head thinking that I may put the banana back on the road and put together a screaming AI fox... any thoughts???

Tom, keep the snake on the track. It's an amazing car, and i just don't know if it'd be the same not having the banana on the track. I know i've never seen it in action, but from what i've been reading this past year and a half or so.... that car has given you a lot of joy. And, it will continue to do so someday i'm sure.

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

johnbasf
08-06-2002, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by 98banana


1:59!!!

Make it the BANANA from HELL!!!!!






I've been running a fox-body-from-hell around in my head thinking that I may put the banana back on the road and put together a screaming AI fox... any thoughts??? :

97whitevert
08-06-2002, 10:50 PM
Originally posted by SIUNARA
Thanks John!! I have something for you guys too...it's what I came up with on our ride home in the 103 degree (it was posted on a billboard on the way home) heat with NO AIR CONDITIONING sitting on black leather seats!!!

It's my Ode to CMP...

I like to open track
the whole year through
if given the choice
it's all I would do

With my helmet all strapped
and my gloves on tight
I always make sure
my tire pressure's right

I take to the track
and slam through the gears
I hit a late apex
and listen to the cheers

Late breaking in one
and also in eight
110 through the kink
as my instructor yells "GREAT"

PINKPSY for breakfast
for lunch an M3
we eat em' all up
my Mustang and me

I'm back in Pa.
and off to smell my brakes
I'll see you all at Lowe's
no matter what it takes!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :D :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

CMP kicked royal butt!! See ya at Lowe's!! :burnout:



Don-- you gotta make that commercial!!!!!:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

SIUNARA
08-06-2002, 10:56 PM
PINKPSY was on the license plate of one of the cars in our group...

;) ;)

justagt
08-07-2002, 10:27 AM
Tom, go Fox. I know someone tryng to get rid of a LX hatch real cheap and halfway gutted.

SIUNARA
08-07-2002, 01:00 PM
Tom,

IMO, you need to be in a car that you feel comfortable in...have you driven a fox to see if you like the differences between the SN-95 platform and the Fox? You can build either car to be great, it really depends on which one you would be MOST happy in. Think about the things you like about the Banana, will the Fox have the same characteristics, will you miss things about the Banana on track, will you be happy in a Fox? I guess what I'm saying is think about all of the characteristics of each car and maybe try out a fox before you decide...that way you cut down on the chances of kicking yourself in the butt later on!! :) :)

b_tone
08-07-2002, 01:42 PM
Hey Tom, I have a black fox body that is 90% setup and ready to go that is always for sale at the right price....

Tone

Dean95CobraR
08-07-2002, 03:31 PM
Originally posted by b_tone
Hey Tom, I have a black fox body that is 90% setup and ready to go that is always for sale at the right price....

Tone


Hmmmm, I am looking for a AI type car since I sold my R. I know how nice your car is so I don't know if it's within my budget but shoot me an email with a price. I am ready to buy ASAP:D
dean99@maplenet.net

2KWhiteSnake
08-07-2002, 10:58 PM
I'm getting signed up for Lowes also. New treads will be here Friday. I decided to give the Kumho Ecsta MX's a try.

Glad you could come the house for the evening Big Daddy, was a ton of fun. Great steaks and great company. I think it'll take a few weeks for the Jacuzzi to recover tho. :)


Craig

Big Daddy
08-08-2002, 09:39 AM
Originally posted by 2KWhiteSnake
I'm getting signed up for Lowes also. New treads will be here Friday. I decided to give the Kumho Ecsta MX's a try.

Glad you could come the house for the evening Big Daddy, was a ton of fun. Great steaks and great company. I think it'll take a few weeks for the Jacuzzi to recover tho. :)


Craig

The poor Jacuzzi couldn't stand the extra meat?? :D ;) ;) ;)

SO Craig, when you coming up to the mountains for a visit?? Are you planning on the tail of the dragon cruise in October?? If so maybe you and the wife can stop in on the way? Thanks again for a great evening! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

98banana
08-08-2002, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by smashedheadcat


Tom, keep the snake on the track. It's an amazing car, and i just don't know if it'd be the same not having the banana on the track. I know i've never seen it in action, but from what i've been reading this past year and a half or so.... that car has given you a lot of joy. And, it will continue to do so someday i'm sure.

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I agree, the banana is one he!! of a track car. It's been great building it and driving it and will be great rebuilding it. But, I can't decide if I want to go all out with it or start over again with a fox and put the banana back on the road.

I can guarantee one thing though... whatever hits the track next year will be YELLOW!!!! :thumbsup:

98banana
08-08-2002, 07:32 PM
Originally posted by justagt
Tom, go Fox. I know someone tryng to get rid of a LX hatch real cheap and halfway gutted.

If I go fox, it'll be a notch.

98banana
08-08-2002, 07:35 PM
Originally posted by SIUNARA
Tom,

IMO, you need to be in a car that you feel comfortable in...have you driven a fox to see if you like the differences between the SN-95 platform and the Fox? You can build either car to be great, it really depends on which one you would be MOST happy in. Think about the things you like about the Banana, will the Fox have the same characteristics, will you miss things about the Banana on track, will you be happy in a Fox? I guess what I'm saying is think about all of the characteristics of each car and maybe try out a fox before you decide...that way you cut down on the chances of kicking yourself in the butt later on!! :) :)

Good point, but by the time I'm through with it, it won't ride like a Fox or a SN95. If I go Fox, I'm going SLA front, hybrid rear with a watts link and built in camber, full cage like I have now, but more, very, very light weight and very, very fast.

svt_coupe
08-12-2002, 12:12 PM
Originally posted by 98banana


Good point, but by the time I'm through with it, it won't ride like a Fox or a SN95. If I go Fox, I'm going SLA front, hybrid rear with a watts link and built in camber, full cage like I have now, but more, very, very light weight and very, very fast.

I for one can't wait... can't wait to see this car... and can't wait to help BUILD this car!!! :thumbsup:

justagt
08-12-2002, 12:19 PM
I would be glad to help out, too, Tom. After this car that I am doing, I should be able to give some good pointers. :)

b_tone
08-12-2002, 01:17 PM
Tom, you should know that no-one yet makes a SLA front end that works with the factory mounting points. The uppers are too short, there are issues packaging the coil over....you know what I am saying.

don't start talking about a new car until the old bannana boat is back running and beating up on us slow guys.

Could this whole 'incident' with concrete at RA be a decoy, and you are actually building an early 80's trans am car when they were pre-tube frame but weighed in at 2400#'s packing 850hp?

svt_coupe
08-12-2002, 01:34 PM
Originally posted by b_tone
Could this whole 'incident' with concrete at RA be a decoy, and you are actually building an early 80's trans am car when they were pre-tube frame but weighed in at 2400#'s packing 850hp?

Obviously you haven't seen the press release on the new Banana....

http://www.svtcobraclub.com/svtbbs2/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1984

tgentry
08-12-2002, 02:47 PM
We're trying to decide to whether to sell Christa's '93 LX 5.0 notch or free the track beast that I know is lurking within. Which way I lean depends on the day.

It might even be a no brainer if I hadn't sunk the money into a forged shortblock for the Cobra the decision would be a lot easier. Keep talking like that Tom, and you might convince me.

Then again, Factory Five keeps calling to me too...

b_tone
08-12-2002, 02:58 PM
I am always looking for a straight, clean, rust free car to make into a race car....

98banana
08-12-2002, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by b_tone
Tom, you should know that no-one yet makes a SLA front end that works with the factory mounting points. The uppers are too short, there are issues packaging the coil over....you know what I am saying.

Have you heard any more on Grigg's and their SLA? I haven't talked to them since I went into semi-retirement. :(

Originally posted by b_tone
don't start talking about a new car until the old bannana boat is back running and beating up on us slow guys.

Ummm... I've seen you guys run... you ain't too slow! :eek:

Originally posted by b_tone
Could this whole 'incident' with concrete at RA be a decoy, and you are actually building an early 80's trans am car when they were pre-tube frame but weighed in at 2400#'s packing 850hp?

2400#'s and 850hp! I guess I wouldn't qualify for AI with that 2.82:1 ratio! :D

98banana
08-12-2002, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by svt_coupe


Obviously you haven't seen the press release on the new Banana....

http://www.svtcobraclub.com/svtbbs2/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1984

:rotf: :rotf: I had forgotten all about that!!! :rotf: :rotf: