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thomasmoran1
05-26-2003, 10:18 PM
Well, we had the car out for the first time this year and it ran great. Everything held together and we were on track for over 4 hours. At the end of the second day I was able to do a 1:40:20 and I'm trying to figure out if that would be a competitive time in AIX. We plan on doing a couple of other things to the car over the next couple of weeks that should get us down to around 1:38:00 (I hope). Anyway me and my Dad are talking about running 1 or 2 AI races this year and are trying to figure out were we stand.

Thomas

PS

I'm going to post a link to the video of my fastest lap and if anyone has any pointers I would welcome the feedback.

sn8kbit
05-26-2003, 11:00 PM
Aw man Thomas, wish I knew you were down this way.....

johnbasf
05-26-2003, 11:13 PM
Originally posted by sn8kbit
Aw man Thomas, wish I knew you were down this way.....

Ditto, you guys could have stayed the night or something. Post that link!!!!

thomasmoran1
05-27-2003, 01:42 AM
We were last minute as to if we were going to make it or not so we didn't make any big plans. Scott list came down and that was cool but his car had trouble and he was unable to run. John, are you going to the AI race at gingerman? Steve how are the shocks working out?


Here is the link to the video.

http://homepage.mac.com/thomasmoran1/Roadatlanta2003/iMovieTheater7.html

You will need quicktime 6 to view it because it is a MPEG4. You can download it here.

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

thomasmoran1
05-27-2003, 02:45 AM
here are some pics of the car before we lelt for the track.

thomasmoran1
05-27-2003, 02:54 AM
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thomasmoran1
05-27-2003, 02:55 AM
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thomasmoran1
05-27-2003, 02:56 AM
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thomasmoran1
05-27-2003, 02:57 AM
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thomasmoran1
05-27-2003, 02:58 AM
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thomasmoran1
05-27-2003, 02:58 AM
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98banana
05-27-2003, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by thomasmoran1
Well, we had the car out for the first time this year and it ran great. Everything held together and we were on track for over 4 hours. At the end of the second day I was able to do a 1:40:20 and I'm trying to figure out if that would be a competitive time in AIX. We plan on doing a couple of other things to the car over the next couple of weeks that should get us down to around 1:38:00 (I hope). Anyway me and my Dad are talking about running 1 or 2 AI races this year and are trying to figure out were we stand.

Thomas

PS

I'm going to post a link to the video of my fastest lap and if anyone has any pointers I would welcome the feedback.

If I remember right, that beats my time at RA. I think I had a quick time of 1:41 or something like that. And considering I was running 1:50 at CMP which is what the AI guys run, I would think that puts you very competitive in the AI/AIX crowd.

98banana
05-27-2003, 08:46 AM
Originally posted by thomasmoran1
We were last minute as to if we were going to make it or not so we didn't make any big plans. Scott list came down and that was cool but his car had trouble and he was unable to run. John, are you going to the AI race at gingerman? Steve how are the shocks working out?


Here is the link to the video.

http://homepage.mac.com/thomasmoran1/Roadatlanta2003/iMovieTheater7.html

You will need quicktime 6 to view it because it is a MPEG4. You can download it here.

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

Very COOL Thomas. That's the exact line I take throughout... well, except for turn 12. I like to get a little closer to the inside wall down the front straight. :D (that's a joke for those that don't know... the yellow paint on that wall is mine.)

Man, I miss Road Atlanta!!!:(

svt_coupe
05-27-2003, 05:22 PM
Hey Thomas - nice looking ride. It looks like a real screamer.

What do you have done to it motor wise? I know you've taken it to SHM, but I'm curious what you've got under the bonnet.

1:40's at RA is pretty smokin. I'm not sure what Tone runs there but I want to say 1:38's. I'm about 1-1.5 seconds off his times at most tracks so if you're not over 9.5:1, you might want to come tango in AI!!

Bryan

johnbasf
05-27-2003, 05:40 PM
Awesome Thomas!!! Did Mike get to run??:D That thing sounds mean as hell.

97whitevert
05-27-2003, 06:28 PM
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Originally posted by sn8kbit
Aw man Thomas, wish I knew you were down this way.....
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Originally posted by johnbasf
Ditto, you guys could have stayed the night or something. Post that link!!!!

yeah ditto johns ditto-- you probably came right through here!! or coulda made a road trip maybe... at least...

thomasmoran1
05-27-2003, 06:30 PM
Originally posted by svt_coupe
Hey Thomas - nice looking ride. It looks like a real screamer.

What do you have done to it motor wise? I know you've taken it to SHM, but I'm curious what you've got under the bonnet.

1:40's at RA is pretty smokin. I'm not sure what Tone runs there but I want to say 1:38's. I'm about 1-1.5 seconds off his times at most tracks so if you're not over 9.5:1, you might want to come tango in AI!!

Bryan

Bryan, Sean did the motor last year and it has forged rods and pistons, ported and polished heads, long tube headers and a port matched intake. It puts about 340 to the rear wheels (It will be on the dyno next week and I will have an exact number). The car weights somewhere close to 3000 pounds and that puts us at about 8.8:1. We know that we can find about another 70 hp and with some setup work I think I can get down to 1:38s which should let us run well in AIX. Let me know what you think.

Thomas

98banana
05-27-2003, 06:41 PM
I think you should weigh the car and if you're at 3130 w/ driver then add 100 lbs. of balast to get a perfect 50/50 and 9.5:1 and go with AI. That car with you driving would be a contender.

thomasmoran1
05-27-2003, 07:58 PM
Originally posted by 98banana
I think you should weigh the car and if you're at 3130 w/ driver then add 100 lbs. of balast to get a perfect 50/50 and 9.5:1 and go with AI. That car with you driving would be a contender.

Tom, I didn't know that the weight was taken with the driver. That changes everything. Over the next couple of weeks we will be doing a dyno pull and corner weighting the car. Once we have some hard numbers we will fiqure out what we should run in. Also do you know how much the spec tires for AI cost?

98banana
05-27-2003, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by thomasmoran1
Tom, I didn't know that the weight was taken with the driver. That changes everything. Over the next couple of weeks we will be doing a dyno pull and corner weighting the car. Once we have some hard numbers we will fiqure out what we should run in. Also do you know how much the spec tires for AI cost?

I don't, but I'm sure these AI guys around here do. You may want to post that question over in the American Iron forum.

johnbasf
05-27-2003, 08:16 PM
Originally posted by 98banana
I think you should weigh the car and if you're at 3130 w/ driver then add 100 lbs. of balast to get a perfect 50/50 and 9.5:1 and go with AI. That car with you driving would be a contender.

Quit that Tom. I have enough competition. :D The Toyos are $215 shaved from Vilven Tire, to your door.

b_tone
05-27-2003, 08:26 PM
for the record I can lap in the mid to high 34's with the 275's....

thomasmoran1
05-27-2003, 08:32 PM
Originally posted by b_tone
for the record I can lap in the mid to high 34's with the 275's....

Is that on hossiers?

b_tone
05-27-2003, 08:34 PM
yup

thomasmoran1
05-27-2003, 08:51 PM
Originally posted by b_tone
yup

Crap....

How much RWHP

svt_coupe
05-28-2003, 10:53 AM
Ok... so maybe I was off a little on the times. Sorry about that.

Still, is this the first time out with the car? It will take some getting used to and will still need to be sorted out, so don't worry too much about your times - they'll drop. However, I would definitely run AI to start with. Personal opinion, of course, but I think it's a better entry to racing.

Also, 1:40's aren't bad so don't get down about your times. Tone is not a slow driver and your car is not in "full AIX" trim so no worries...