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97whitevert
04-09-2003, 05:39 PM
The SCMC will have its Spring Drag Day on May 17, 2003 at Carolina Dragway in Jackson, SC. If you plan to attend then post here with the type car and year. For a registration form go here: www.svtcobraclub.com/mainpage.html

Cost: $35.00 for members/$40.00 non-members

If you have attended this event before then you can pay the same $35.00 , for pre-registation

stylin99
04-09-2003, 05:41 PM
Woo-hoo!! New thread. I'm definitely going to be there as long as there is no impending weather. I have no choice...you already have my money! lol
:D :rotf:

97whitevert
04-09-2003, 05:44 PM
Hey! i try to please! See ya there Stylin' !!!:D

cobrabitn
04-09-2003, 06:12 PM
Sorry about the thread Steve. I have been ultra busy this week and I have a ton of pictures and video to give to Rich for the website. I also heard several people said they were going to the drag day when we were out at the Autofair.

Let the racing commence! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

97whitevert
04-09-2003, 06:17 PM
Tony- not to worry, its a TEAM effort! why don't ya call me sometime? :rotf:

See everyone at the strip!!:bounce:

Shon Herron
04-10-2003, 05:09 PM
If nothing happens I will be there with the PPMPOS ready to eat some snake meat!!!

Ya'll go ahead and get all fat b/c I am hungry!

Cant wait and love to talk smack....

redsnake99
04-11-2003, 12:25 AM
I plan to attend, 99 Cobra, "Whistler".

:bounce: :bounce:

03Venom
04-11-2003, 12:41 AM
Ill be there! Looking for 11's

firebirdls1us
04-13-2003, 09:21 PM
I'll also be there and lets all pray for some great weather this time!

JT COBRA
04-17-2003, 01:32 PM
sorry not going to make it . it is the same weekend as world ford
challenge in st louis MO . going to miss seeing you guys.

are you having a fall drag day ???

see ya Jeff

ps the mach ran 12.01@113.65 with bolt ons

cobrabitn
04-17-2003, 01:42 PM
Jeff,

Hate you cannot make it. We have a Fall drag day on November 8, 2003 so you should be able to make that one. ;) Have a good time at the WFC in St Louis!:bounce:

firebirdls1us
04-18-2003, 07:53 PM
Hey JT,
How is the Cobra running these days? I finally got around to the H/C on mine but can't find a good place to have it tuned like it should be.There is a place in Orlando that can do it but I can't get the time off of work to make the trip.

Later, Robert

JT COBRA
04-19-2003, 06:06 AM
havnt had it to the track yet but made 520rwhp without the spray

and it has that too i think it has a high 10 in it if i can hook it

want to try to on radials ( who knows ) the dragway tells all
probably wont get it to track until next weekend i will let you
know planning on the fall event though

thanks Jeff
:cool:

firebirdls1us
04-20-2003, 09:34 PM
that sounds good about the 03,I was hoping mine would do better than it has with the H/C but I know it's my tuning it's hard to find someone around here to tune mine.If I wasn't so computer dumb I would buy ls-1 edit and give it a shot.I tried some of those Nitto's and I couldn't get my car too hook up with them like yours did.The best I could get with them was 1.80

smashedheadcat
04-21-2003, 07:43 AM
I won't be making this event. I'll be overseas most likely. If I get back (doubtful) I'll be there. I'll make the next drag day hopefully. Heck, i'll make an event sometime hopefully.

Ken 01-Cobra
04-21-2003, 08:29 AM
Well Josh, if you DO get back to the world, you WILL be expected to be there. ;) Otherwise, we have one in November, I think. Hopefully you can make that one.

smashedheadcat
04-22-2003, 03:30 AM
Believe me, you won't have to twist my arm to get me to a drag day:D. If i'm around, even if my car isn't tuned yet, i'll go, but won't run. If it's tuned, the drag radials will get a workout;)!!

sn8kbit
04-22-2003, 11:41 AM
Gonna try not to make promises on this, but as of now, myself, my dad, his friend Gary, and another gentleman named Geoff will be there. Should have my car back end of this week.

1 99 cobra
1 03 Mach
1 01 Bullit
1 02 GT

My father's neighbor expressed an interest a while back, he has what I believe is an 87-88 LX coupe.

cobrabitn
04-22-2003, 12:00 PM
Hope y'all can make it Steve. We already have 31 people preregistered and a buttload that say they are coming from the GA F-body club. Should be a fun event! :bounce:

97whitevert
04-22-2003, 04:54 PM
That would be great Steve!!! (psst, don't tell tony but for the right $$$ i'll just give you a trophy... ;) ):rotf:

White Venom
04-22-2003, 11:48 PM
i'll be their with 3 guests and their car's.

smashedheadcat
04-23-2003, 09:09 AM
I heard a rumor of us getting outta here in a few weeks:doubt:.......... just a rumor though. That'd make it close. BTW. Cobra just got it's 315/35 nitto drag radials on... so it's getting ready :D

Big Daddy
04-23-2003, 10:13 AM
Now how did you put tires on your Cobra from the Sandbox??? THAT is a NEAT TRICK! :D :D ;) ;)

Ken 01-Cobra
04-23-2003, 10:58 AM
Well, I guess everyone knows I will be there. ;)

Josh...it would be overly cool if you could make it! I hope that things work out so you can get home in time. :D

smashedheadcat
04-23-2003, 06:09 PM
Originally posted by Big Daddy
Now how did you put tires on your Cobra from the Sandbox??? THAT is a NEAT TRICK! :D :D ;) ;)

:D:D:D Very very sneaky;). I ordered them from www.onlinetires.com and had them sent to the house. My roommate is still there, so he took the liberty of putting them on. I trust him with my car. He knows better than to beat on it........... I hope;)

smashedheadcat
04-23-2003, 06:13 PM
Originally posted by Ken 01-Cobra
Well, I guess everyone knows I will be there. ;)

Josh...it would be overly cool if you could make it! I hope that things work out so you can get home in time. :D


I'm hoping, but i'm not sure if it's doable. There are a few things working in my favor, but there are also somethings against me. I guess CNN called it a victory??? That's what I heard anyway. I just wish they'd keep their mouth shut (news). I wonder how they'd feel if their young son was on the front lines? "So Sadaam, how surprised will you be on April 16th, at 4:52pm, when the 3rd Marine Infantry division comes to your house and walks through your front door??"

Ken 01-Cobra
04-23-2003, 07:52 PM
Originally posted by smashedheadcat
I'm hoping, but i'm not sure if it's doable. There are a few things working in my favor, but there are also somethings against me. I guess CNN called it a victory??? That's what I heard anyway. I just wish they'd keep their mouth shut (news). I wonder how they'd feel if their young son was on the front lines? "So Sadaam, how surprised will you be on April 16th, at 4:52pm, when the 3rd Marine Infantry division comes to your house and walks through your front door??"
That is the price we pay for a "free" press, unfortunately. You see, the conspiracy theorists are everywhere, and if there ain't reporters reporting what is "really" going on, then these people are free to come up with all kinds of crap. Unfortunately, the reporters are the best intelligence service for the enemy that has ever been. :( I personally think it is bull, but nobody asks me my opinions. ;)

2KWhiteSnake
04-23-2003, 11:25 PM
Ken,
Quick Question. So the 03 Half-Shafts WILL work in my 01? I heard people say yes, and others say no. What's the straight truth with respect to the 03 half shafts?

Thanks,
Craig

Ken 01-Cobra
04-24-2003, 01:25 PM
They dropped right in. As far as I know, there were no issues at all with them. (the work was done at a Ford dealership...long story) I hope to get the car to the track soon and test the theory that they can take more punishment than the 01's could! ;)

And if it means anything, I had an SVT engineer confirm that the 2003 halfshafts were a direct drop in replacement for the 2001 shafts. I figure that he should know, so I went with what he said. :D

smashedheadcat
04-24-2003, 01:32 PM
That's the press for ya I guess. I guess we just have to live with it ya know. It'd make it harder for them if we didn't offer them rides everywhere, or give them food and water everyday. But, they are pretty cool. Really gutsy, but they seem to put theirselves in harms way for wrong reasons if you ask me. Nobody asks for my opinions either though Ken;).

smashedheadcat
05-02-2003, 01:43 AM
Well, it looks like I'm going to be there as well. I'm gonna be back from the sand in time. Just need to get my tune, and I'm searching for a 6pt cage. Anyone know what the rules are for verts? Is it 13.99 for verts with no roll bar? If I get my 6-pt cage in, do I need the harnesses? Driveshaft Safetly loop requirements? ETC.

Big Daddy
05-02-2003, 03:05 AM
All verts must have a rollbar. Beyond that I'm not sure what else. Maybe Tony will grace us with his vast knowledge! ;) ;)

I'm glad you'll be back in time it will be good to see you again! :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

smashedheadcat
05-02-2003, 01:45 PM
Originally posted by Big Daddy
All verts must have a rollbar. Beyond that I'm not sure what else. Maybe Tony will grace us with his vast knowledge! ;) ;)

I'm glad you'll be back in time it will be good to see you again! :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I hope I can get one in there then. Thanks for the info Greg and it would be great to see you again too. I may be able to get a cage but I don't want to rush it. I can hold off and get the cage I want if it comes to that. I'd love to run at least once and then get sidelined. :D

timz06
05-03-2003, 09:29 PM
Why would verts need a rollbar, normally if you run 14.0 or slower verts can run.?? Same goes for 11.0 or slower for fixed roof cars?

Big Daddy
05-04-2003, 01:41 PM
Those are the track rules. NO VERTS AT ALL without a rollball. They own the track they make the rules!

Shon Herron
05-04-2003, 11:02 PM
Head gasket takes me out of the show. Very strange happenings, it is leaking but no ill effects except the leaking. Enough that it is unsafe to take it down the strip. I will not have time to fix it before the 17th. Ya'll have fun and burn 'em off for me. I will probably be under the hood that day removing the head(s) so it will be fun!!

2 in a row sucks since I was really looking forward to it, guess my Bday weekend will be spent down there with you...depending on alot of things of course....

Ken 01-Cobra
05-05-2003, 10:48 AM
Originally posted by Shon Herron
Head gasket takes me out of the show. Very strange happenings, it is leaking but no ill effects except the leaking. Enough that it is unsafe to take it down the strip. I will not have time to fix it before the 17th. Ya'll have fun and burn 'em off for me. I will probably be under the hood that day removing the head(s) so it will be fun!!

2 in a row sucks since I was really looking forward to it, guess my Bday weekend will be spent down there with you...depending on alot of things of course....
Yeah, yeah, yeah. You talk all that trash, then say your "head gasket is leaking". SURRRRRREEEEEE... ;)

Hope you can make the one in the fall!

Shon Herron
05-05-2003, 10:52 AM
Originally posted by Ken 01-Cobra
Yeah, yeah, yeah. You talk all that trash, then say your "head gasket is leaking". SURRRRRREEEEEE... ;)

Hope you can make the one in the fall!

Trust me, I would much rather come down there and feast on some of the Fords but I dont think the track would even let me make a pass, there is a ton of coolant pumping out. BUT I will be back for more!!!

cobrabitn
05-05-2003, 11:01 AM
Hate you cannot make it Shon and I hope you get the General fixed. See you in the Fall. :thumbsup:

Ken 01-Cobra
05-05-2003, 04:08 PM
Originally posted by Shon Herron
Trust me, I would much rather come down there and feast on some of the Fords but I dont think the track would even let me make a pass, there is a ton of coolant pumping out. BUT I will be back for more!!!
Hey Shon...I was just jerking your chain some. From the sounds of it, I am glad I have my nice, reliable Ford that I can drive to the track, beat on all day, and drive home. ;) That beastie of yours seems to be a rather problematical and tempermental beastie, to say the least. ;)

timz06
05-05-2003, 07:52 PM
hey ken, are you a death dealer fan? I read all of those books,

tim

timz06
05-05-2003, 07:53 PM
too bad about the verts, I was thinking about bringing my 68 firebird convertible, that has a 455 which I built, not real excited about running the vette, since I have a pretty good idea what it can do.

Ken 01-Cobra
05-05-2003, 10:57 PM
Originally posted by timz06
hey ken, are you a death dealer fan? I read all of those books,

tim
I am actually a Frazetta fan. But yes, I read a lot of SF and fantasy. They've always been my favorite genres.

Shon Herron
05-06-2003, 09:18 AM
Originally posted by Ken 01-Cobra
Hey Shon...I was just jerking your chain some. From the sounds of it, I am glad I have my nice, reliable Ford that I can drive to the track, beat on all day, and drive home. ;) That beastie of yours seems to be a rather problematical and tempermental beastie, to say the least. ;)

HA!! Tempremental yes but dang its fast!! Actually, I dont know how fast it is....never made it to a track with PHASE II, PHASE III will be even better!!
I keep hearing how well the Fords put up with the abuse....some how I just dont see my luck going that way...

Ken 01-Cobra
05-06-2003, 01:00 PM
Originally posted by Shon Herron
HA!! Tempremental yes but dang its fast!! Actually, I dont know how fast it is....never made it to a track with PHASE II, PHASE III will be even better!!
What, you mean you MIGHT get it to the track with Phase III? ;) Sorry, I couldn't resist! I know it was fast pre Stage anything.
I keep hearing how well the Fords put up with the abuse....some how I just dont see my luck going that way... Hey, that is why they make all the different types, so everyone can find at least one they like. I am a rather late Ford convert, owning my first one in 99. So far, I've had very good luck with them! Right now, we own 3.

Shon Herron
05-06-2003, 02:22 PM
Originally posted by Ken 01-Cobra
What, you mean you MIGHT get it to the track with Phase III? ;) Sorry, I couldn't resist! I know it was fast pre Stage anything.

HA!! The car has always performed very well. Now just have to keep it together...it is possible that Phase III will become way more than I expected and will take a while...

Ken 01-Cobra
05-06-2003, 04:23 PM
It ALWAYS takes more time, money and patience than expected to make these things do what we want, doesn't it? At least, that has been MY experience!

Shon Herron
05-06-2003, 05:25 PM
Originally posted by Ken 01-Cobra
It ALWAYS takes more time, money and patience than expected to make these things do what we want, doesn't it? At least, that has been MY experience!

no kidding...dang hobby...

smashedheadcat
05-07-2003, 12:22 AM
I won't have my cage in by the drag day. :( But, i'll still go to meet everyone, and enjoy the smell of the rubber anyway! Looking forward to meeting all of you. My car will be tuned, but if they don't allow the running of the vert, then it'll stay on the side lines. I'll have fun either way.

Ken 01-Cobra
05-07-2003, 03:09 AM
Man, that sucks...but you are welcome to drive mine if you want. It ain't as fast as yours, but she should do ok. ;) See ya there, and glad to hear you are back in the world!

Big Daddy
05-07-2003, 03:21 PM
Originally posted by smashedheadcat
I won't have my cage in by the drag day. :( But, i'll still go to meet everyone, and enjoy the smell of the rubber anyway! Looking forward to meeting all of you. My car will be tuned, but if they don't allow the running of the vert, then it'll stay on the side lines. I'll have fun either way.

Well I'll still be running the 7.5 cyl engine in mine for drag day. TB is taking mine back to Raleigh after the event and putting the new engine in...:D So I guess I'll have to suffer with the current 500 rwhp for the day. ;) ;) ;)

flynfink
05-07-2003, 03:50 PM
If my son's soccer team get's knocked out of the running for the state cup this weekend in Raleigh, we'll bring the 94 down and see if we can't destroy the clutch. If they happen to win, we play on Greensboro on Drag Day.

BTW, we put the Steeda quadrant, fire wall adj. and adj. cable in last night. pretty clean install and clutch feels better, but I see a clutch this summer.:( :( Hey Thomas B., who did yours?

White Venom
05-08-2003, 12:01 AM
Originally posted by flynfink
If my son's soccer team get's knocked out of the running for the state cup this weekend in Raleigh, we'll bring the 94 down and see if we can't destroy the clutch. If they happen to win, we play on Greensboro on Drag Day.

BTW, we put the Steeda quadrant, fire wall adj. and adj. cable in last night. pretty clean install and clutch feels better, but I see a clutch this summer.:( :( Hey Thomas B., who did yours?

bring'em both so we can run;)

flynfink
05-08-2003, 07:54 AM
Hey RJ, Can't race the vert, no rollbar.. :(

White Venom
05-08-2003, 04:21 PM
i'll race you in the 5.slow if ya want

flynfink
05-08-2003, 04:47 PM
It's braket racing anyway...

Black Snake
05-09-2003, 01:00 AM
Originally posted by flynfink
BTW, we put the Steeda quadrant, fire wall adj. and adj. cable in last night. pretty clean install and clutch feels better, but I see a clutch this summer.:( :( Hey Thomas B., who did yours?
We took the car over to Banana Motorsports and did the install ourselves. :banana:

Hey Jeff, you can have the clutch out of my car. With what I have now, I made it cry uncle at 4500 RPMs. I have a HD Motorsport pressure plate and McLeod dual performance disk on the way. The current clutch only has about 25K miles on it. There's nothing wrong with it, but it's only rated for 400 hp and I'm making 550 hp. As they say, I have found the weak link.

stylin99
05-11-2003, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by flynfink
If my son's soccer team get's knocked out of the running for the state cup this weekend in Raleigh, we'll bring the 94 down and see if we can't destroy the clutch. If they happen to win, we play on Greensboro on Drag Day.

BTW, we put the Steeda quadrant, fire wall adj. and adj. cable in last night. pretty clean install and clutch feels better, but I see a clutch this summer.:( :( Hey Thomas B., who did yours?

Hey Finkster, glad you can make it down and you got the clutch quadrant setup. I'm in the same boat as you, clutch is about gone, so I may be limping it back home. :D

Ken 01-Cobra
05-12-2003, 05:00 PM
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0168?lswe=Jackson%2C+SC&lswa=WeatherLocalUndeclared&whatprefs=
:mad: :cussing: :firebounc :bs:

stylin99
05-12-2003, 05:05 PM
Well, it's really too soon to judge the weather but that is something of a negative weather report we're looking at. I've seen the weather turn around 100% but at the same time it could rain.

We drove 3.5 hrs each way last March and we got rained out. That was a long way to drive for no track action. I'm really hoping we get a dry track this weekend.

Is there such a thing as a rain date for a rain date? :D

67Camaro
05-12-2003, 07:20 PM
I'm bad about remembering....what time do the gates open and what time does the racing start?

Looking forward to it. You guys always put on a great event.

-gw

Ken 01-Cobra
05-12-2003, 07:30 PM
Yeah, my only issue is that last time the forecast looked almost EXACTLY LIKE THIS! Even on the day when it was pouring it down, the forecast looked like this up until early afternoon I think! :(

Gates open at 10, racing starts at 11, IIRC.

smashedheadcat
05-12-2003, 08:26 PM
Terrible forcast if I may say. :(

98banana
05-12-2003, 08:48 PM
Originally posted by smashedheadcat
Terrible forcast if I may say. :(

Actually, if the weather channel says rain this early before the actual date, then that means it'll be sunny.

Plus, I may bring the Focus out to spank a few Cobras. :D

redsnake99
05-12-2003, 08:53 PM
Tom, I'm bringing my Focus.

98banana
05-12-2003, 09:17 PM
Originally posted by redsnake99
Tom, I'm bringing my Focus.

I didn't even know you had a Focus. Is it an SVT?

03Venom
05-12-2003, 10:51 PM
ill be there w/ my SVT Focus as well as my Cobra.

98banana
05-13-2003, 08:36 AM
Originally posted by 03Venom
ill be there w/ my SVT Focus as well as my Cobra.

COOL! Another West Columbia SVT Focus. I look forward to meeting you there. :thumbsup:

flynfink
05-13-2003, 08:46 AM
Looks like we'll be there w/ the 94'. Yeah..

OK, who's the weather god this weekend??? Tony???

cobrabitn
05-13-2003, 11:03 AM
Please, please, please y'all bring your Foci! I'm dying to watch y'all in the rear view. :rotf:

2KWhiteSnake
05-13-2003, 11:22 AM
Tony....Richburg exit again? What time? And will you be in a hurry again?:o

Craig

cobrabitn
05-13-2003, 11:30 AM
Richburg again, I'm leaving at 7:15am and I am setting the cruise. If you miss us then you'll have to put the hammer down but I'm setting the cruise control to 70 mph and will be leaving at 7:15 sharp, no exceptions this time. I put unnecessary pressure on myself last time and I won't be doing that again.

The only other stop I will make before the dragway will be at Exit 5 on I20 at the Speedway gas station.

See you there! :)

2KWhiteSnake
05-13-2003, 11:37 AM
No pressure! Best bring a radar detector with you flyboy! Guess we'll have to get you one for Christmas.

See you at the McDonalds.

Craig;)

redsnake99
05-13-2003, 01:24 PM
No, Tom, my Focus in not SVT, it is slow rental car. Cobra having transmission replaced after second failure. Not putting the same thing back in......have e-mailed MGW about bringing a new shifter knob to drag day, one with 6-speed pattern.

If any of you plan to modify your cars, don't buy the ESP warranty package. It's a crapshoot.....this time, not covered, last time, yes. Depends on your dealer's service advisor as well as the "inspector" that Ford sends in to make the determination of warranty coverage or not. I got two no's this time, cancellation of remainder of ESP and no help from Ford at all.

:mad:

stylin99
05-13-2003, 01:53 PM
Tony, what ever became of that ticket from March 1st? Has that already been taken care of?

cobrabitn
05-13-2003, 01:59 PM
reduced fine, reduced points....$50.00/ 2 points....whew! :eek:

2KWhiteSnake
05-13-2003, 02:03 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
reduced fine, reduced points....$50.00/ 2 points....whew! :eek:

NIIICE! It really could have been a lot worse. Glad you got it reduced.

98banana
05-13-2003, 02:54 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
Richburg again, I'm leaving at 7:15am and I am setting the cruise. If you miss us then you'll have to put the hammer down but I'm setting the cruise control to 70 mph and will be leaving at 7:15 sharp, no exceptions this time. I put unnecessary pressure on myself last time and I won't be doing that again.

The only other stop I will make before the dragway will be at Exit 5 on I20 at the Speedway gas station.

See you there! :)

Where is Richburg? I'll be at exit 61 on I-20 and will hook up with you guys as you pass by.

2KWhiteSnake
05-13-2003, 03:01 PM
Originally posted by 98banana
Where is Richburg? I'll be at exit 61 on I-20 and will hook up with you guys as you pass by.

It's off of Hwy 9 about 15 minutes from my house. It's off of 77.

Cya this weekend Tom!

Craig

White Venom
05-13-2003, 03:03 PM
Originally posted by stylin99
Well, it's really too soon to judge the weather but that is something of a negative weather report we're looking at. I've seen the weather turn around 100% but at the same time it could rain.

We drove 3.5 hrs each way last March and we got rained out. That was a long way to drive for no track action. I'm really hoping we get a dry track this weekend.

Is there such a thing as a rain date for a rain date? :D

same here but i had other problems too. one of my friends that came with me last time, his tranny blew about 25 min. from the track

2KWhiteSnake
05-13-2003, 03:06 PM
If it was to rain it would be a quick passing thing IMO. This time of year we probably won't be seeing anymore of those 3-5 day pouring rains. At least I hope we don't this weekend :)

Craig

Big Daddy
05-13-2003, 05:39 PM
Originally posted by redsnake99
No, Tom, my Focus in not SVT, it is slow rental car. Cobra having transmission replaced after second failure. Not putting the same thing back in......have e-mailed MGW about bringing a new shifter knob to drag day, one with 6-speed pattern.

If any of you plan to modify your cars, don't buy the ESP warranty package. It's a crapshoot.....this time, not covered, last time, yes. Depends on your dealer's service advisor as well as the "inspector" that Ford sends in to make the determination of warranty coverage or not. I got two no's this time, cancellation of remainder of ESP and no help from Ford at all.

:mad:

So you're getting a six speed but which tranny? Who's doing the work for you?? Why did Ford say no to the replacement the engine mods?? Inquiring minds want to know! :D :D ;)

2KWhiteSnake
05-13-2003, 05:42 PM
Greg0r! Are you bringing the trailer for sure this time? Inquiring minds wanna know!

Craig;)

97whitevert
05-13-2003, 07:04 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
Richburg again, I'm leaving at 7:15am and I am setting the cruise. If you miss us then you'll have to put the hammer down but I'm setting the cruise control to 70 mph and will be leaving at 7:15 sharp, no exceptions this time. I put unnecessary pressure on myself last time and I won't be doing that again.

The only other stop I will make before the dragway will be at Exit 5 on I20 at the Speedway gas station.

See you there! :) will meet you all at the track!! we may be in a v6 mustang.... NO not running that! not even against dave's mighty focus!:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: we have had our fun though , havent' we dave?!? (who's bringing the virgins?):eek: :rotf:

redsnake99
05-13-2003, 08:53 PM
I plan to be the brackets champion......no, I wouldn't want that to happen to you guys. That would be worse than losing to an old pickup truck!

My original Ford dealer in Raleigh, Capital Ford, said no to the warranty coverage on repair of reverse gear in my 99. I pitched a fit, call lots of numbers in Dearborn, got no relief. No only were they not going to cover the repair, but ESP inspector voided the remainder of the ESP contract, and Capital charged me $240 for pulling out the tranny, letting it sit for a week while they made up their minds how bad they wanted to hurt me.

So, the hell with them, True Blue is putting in a T-56, with some associated aluminum parts, new Steeda Tri-ax.

Just urge anyone contemplating purchase of the extended warranty to NOT DO IT if they have any inkling of adding mods to their car. What I did to the car had nothing to do with reverse gear, but hard-headed For had a differing opinion. It's up to the car owner to prove the aftermarket stuff didn't cause the stock part failure, not the other way around.

So there, that's what the hell happened!!!
:mad: :mad: :moon:

johnbasf
05-13-2003, 10:38 PM
Hey Dave, I wonder if they would honor my ESP??? :D

BOSSMAN
05-14-2003, 12:10 AM
Dave,

My pickup truck is not old. It's a 95 model.:D Sorry to here about the cobra. I never get the esp.

cobrabitn
05-14-2003, 01:01 PM
SCMC Drag Day participants...... True Blue will be bringing their True Blue SS/O car to our drag day this weekend so it should be an interesting weekend. I'm going to invite MV performance to see if we can get these guys under a little pressure....lol. =0)

stylin99
05-14-2003, 02:42 PM
Originally posted by redsnake99

Just urge anyone contemplating purchase of the extended warranty to NOT DO IT if they have any inkling of adding mods to their car. What I did to the car had nothing to do with reverse gear, but hard-headed For had a differing opinion. It's up to the car owner to prove the aftermarket stuff didn't cause the stock part failure, not the other way around.

Uh, Dave, if I was the ford rep looking at your car, I think I'd have to void the ESP too!:D

Your car is the poster child for why warranties shouldn't be honored. :rotf: You've got everything on that Cobra that would void a warranty. Now, lets face it....tranny probably went bad based on your extreme driving habits both drag racing AND road racing. ;)

Glad to see you went with the T56.

Big Daddy
05-14-2003, 04:05 PM
Originally posted by 2KWhiteSnake
Greg0r! Are you bringing the trailer for sure this time? Inquiring minds wanna know!

Craig;)

I won't be able to make drag day...family concerns are going to keep me from making it. I will keep in touch on here and let you know how the new motor install is going. True Blue is going to start on it the 23rd of this month. :D

98banana
05-14-2003, 11:24 PM
Strike everything I said about drag day. I can't make it. :(

Ken 01-Cobra
05-14-2003, 11:30 PM
Man...they are dropping like flies...but *I* still plan on being there, even if it DOES rain! :D ;)

Big Daddy
05-15-2003, 01:55 AM
Well there might be an OUTSIDE chance that I can still make the Drag Day but I won't know for sure until late Friday afternoon. I'm hoping that I can make it! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

2KWhiteSnake
05-15-2003, 03:03 AM
Originally posted by Ken 01-Cobra
Man...they are dropping like flies...but *I* still plan on being there, even if it DOES rain! :D ;)

Yeah, I've had 7 here in town that were gonna go and they've dropped out too. Including 2 vorteched Cobras :(

Craig

Ken 01-Cobra
05-15-2003, 03:34 AM
Originally posted by Big Daddy
Well there might be an OUTSIDE chance that I can still make the Drag Day but I won't know for sure until late Friday afternoon. I'm hoping that I can make it! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
I hope you can too BD...it won't be the same without you there complaining that you can't get no traction! ;)

Ken 01-Cobra
05-15-2003, 03:36 AM
Originally posted by 2KWhiteSnake
Yeah, I've had 7 here in town that were gonna go and they've dropped out too. Including 2 vorteched Cobras :(

Craig
The forecast ain't looking to hot! A day before, or a day after, and we might have been okay, but Sat. is looking damp!

2KWhiteSnake
05-15-2003, 04:02 AM
Originally posted by Ken 01-Cobra
The forecast ain't looking to hot! A day before, or a day after, and we might have been okay, but Sat. is looking damp!

Yup, here's what weather.com is saying....
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0168?lswe=Jackson%2C+SC&lswa=WeatherLocalUndeclared&whatprefs=

50% chance of showers Saturday :(

Big Daddy
05-15-2003, 10:48 AM
Originally posted by Ken 01-Cobra
I hope you can too BD...it won't be the same without you there complaining that you can't get no traction! ;)

Well I'm bringing some drag radials which should help some with traction...BUT I think if I'm going to get serious about Drag Racing I'm going to need slicks to stick! :D ;)

Shon Herron
05-15-2003, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by Big Daddy
...BUT I think if I'm going to get serious about Drag Racing I'm going to need slicks to stick! :D ;)

Not really, the DRs will do, just have to get into a BOW TIE....could not resist!!!

Big Daddy
05-15-2003, 10:57 AM
Originally posted by Shon Herron
Not really, the DRs will do, just have to get into a BOW TIE....could not resist!!!

Well since the bow ties have so much LESS horse power you're probably right!! :D ;) With the Blue Oval Slicks are deffinately needed!! :thumbsup: :rotf: :rotf:

Shon Herron
05-15-2003, 11:00 AM
Originally posted by Big Daddy
Well since the bow ties have so much LESS horse power you're probably right!! :D ;) With the Blue Oval Slicks are deffinately needed!! :thumbsup: :rotf: :rotf:

You got me, I did not reply in the appropriate way.:o

I hope it rains and I can bring my car on the next rain date, HA!

cobrabitn
05-15-2003, 12:45 PM
You should check it again, they dropped it to 30% now. :) Saturday is supposed to be the drier of the two days. Click here:
http://www.weather.com/activities/verticalvideo/vdaily/weekendoutlook.html?from=http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0168

Ken 01-Cobra
05-15-2003, 02:12 PM
Heh...I think the weather channel forecast is actually a random number generator with a forecast stuck on the back of it! And if you remember, it was 30% March 1st too... :( But I will be there!

White Venom
05-15-2003, 02:29 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
You should check it again, they dropped it to 30% now. :) Saturday is supposed to be the drier of the two days. Click here:
http://www.weather.com/activities/verticalvideo/vdaily/weekendoutlook.html?from=http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0168

up until 12pm as of now it looks dry. so we can get some early runs in. Greg i hope you can make it, if possible bring john it will enlighten his day:thumbsup:

smashedheadcat
05-15-2003, 05:34 PM
I'll be there rain or shine. No boost, no tune, but I'll still be there. Weather looks good up until 3pm as of right now. :D

Big Daddy
05-15-2003, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by Shon Herron
You got me, I did not reply in the appropriate way.:o

I hope it rains and I can bring my car on the next rain date, HA!

Yep you walked right into that one! ;) ;) :D I was hoping your Bow Tie would be down there so we could run...Hopefully this fall we can play! :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

2KWhiteSnake
05-15-2003, 11:57 PM
Ken...do you still have your 01 Half shafts in case I break one? Greg isn't bringing the trailer, and I'm running DR's on the back now. It's got me paranoid. Don't want to be walking home. :)


Craig

Big Daddy
05-16-2003, 01:46 AM
Originally posted by 2KWhiteSnake
Ken...do you still have your 01 Half shafts in case I break one? Greg isn't bringing the trailer, and I'm running DR's on the back now. It's got me paranoid. Don't want to be walking home. :)


Craig

Craig,

I am bringing the trailer if I'm able to make it and it's about a 50-50 proposition right now. If I do come down True Blue will be driving the car back to the shop to change motors! :D :thumbsup:

White Venom
05-16-2003, 01:48 AM
your up late old man
:D

White Venom
05-16-2003, 01:48 AM
Originally posted by Big Daddy
Craig,

I am bringing the trailer if I'm able to make it and it's about a 50-50 proposition right now. If I do come down True Blue will be driving the car back to the shop to change motors! :D :thumbsup:
I also hope my tranny doesn't go:rolleyes:

Ken 01-Cobra
05-16-2003, 02:34 AM
Originally posted by 2KWhiteSnake
Ken...do you still have your 01 Half shafts in case I break one? Greg isn't bringing the trailer, and I'm running DR's on the back now. It's got me paranoid. Don't want to be walking home. :)

Craig...sorry but no I don't have them. I had no use for them. I don't think you'll have a problem with DR's. ;) I never got enough hook with them to worry about the halfshafts!

And the weather looks like we might luck out, IF the weather forecast is even close. (it wasn't on March 1st) But I am keeping my fingers crossed and looking forward to getting some runs in!

2KWhiteSnake
05-16-2003, 02:50 PM
Looking like rain :(

cobrabitn
05-16-2003, 04:31 PM
I guess I am not reading the same weather.com you guys are because I see scattered showers or partly sunny. Regardless, I'm going to go for it again because I think lady luck will be onour side.

:thumbsup:

2KWhiteSnake
05-16-2003, 04:35 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
I guess I am not reading the same weather.com you guys are because I see scattered showers or partly sunny. Regardless, I'm going to go for it again because I think lady luck will be onour side.

:thumbsup:

What I'm looking at are the tornado's coming through Oklahoma right now. That batch of storms is supposed to hit us tonight and tomorrow. Who knows. ;)

Jack Messina
05-16-2003, 04:40 PM
Hey guys,you guys going to meet up at the McDonald's? I forgot where it's at. And what time will you all be leaving for the track?

cobrabitn
05-16-2003, 04:44 PM
Jack,

I sent you an e-mail to the wingz and wheels addy. We are only stopping once and that will be at exit 5 on I20. We will be going by exit 61 around 8:00 am if you want to hook up with us there. Also, we have a member in Charleston if you want to run over with him to the Speedway gas station at exit 5? Let me know and I'll give you his e-mail address.

Tony

Jack Messina
05-16-2003, 04:56 PM
Thanks Tony, I will try to hook up with you guys, if I can't I will see you there. Thanks for the e-mail .