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4/05/2012 5:49 pm  #76


Re: DVan Vette One year run testing.

Week Forty: Good turn out:
          Left Lane                     Right Lane
60f      E.T.     MPH         60f    E.T.      MPH    W/L  Dial in
191    1.181    41.00       182   1.177     39.47   Test runs

1st round:
000   1.234    0000                                         L   1.169

Not a good night for the Vette, car tested fine and seems to still be running it's numbers, 12 weeks to go on this car. John ran the car again this week.

More next week:

  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
 

4/12/2012 10:15 am  #77


Re: DVan Vette One year run testing.

Week Forty-one: Light turn out:
          Left Lane                     Right Lane
60f      E.T.     MPH         60f    E.T.      MPH    W/L  Dial in
227    1.232    41.02       215   1.249    38.84   Test runs

1st round:
232    1.279    38.45                                       W  1.225

2nd round:
180   1.212    37.56                                        B/O 1.225

The Vette is still running well, this evening the car was driven by John.
The track could use a good cleaning, maybe by next week, we will have the track cleaned up. This car has a few more weeks to go.

See you next week.
  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
     Thread Starter
 

4/15/2012 7:02 am  #78


Re: DVan Vette One year run testing.

I am amased how well that motor has held up, when it has made it's last  pass ,going to let us know how you have maintained that little beast of a motor? track voltage?

 

4/15/2012 7:22 am  #79


Re: DVan Vette One year run testing.

David, believe it or not, once in a while ( did that twice so far) I give it a good spaying of motor cleaner and that's about all the maintenance this car gets. I've cleaned the whole car back at 6 months.
Track voltage is 16.3 batteries power.

  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
     Thread Starter
 

4/18/2012 7:16 pm  #80


Re: DVan Vette One year run testing.

Week Forty-two: Good turn out:
          Left Lane                     Right Lane
60f      E.T.     MPH         60f    E.T.      MPH    W/L  Dial in
190    1.234   38.03        188   1.234    37.34   Test runs

1st round:
193    1.254   37.22                                         L   1.230

Car ran well, no issues, John lost the round.
See you next week.

Marty Sorry I didn't reply, yes this is the original motor, which I cleaned twice so far, very little maintenance on this car, this test will end at 52 weeks.

  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
     Thread Starter
 

4/26/2012 2:19 pm  #81


Re: DVan Vette One year run testing.

Week Forty-three: Good turn out:

  Left Lane                     Right Lane
60f      E.T.     MPH         60f    E.T.      MPH    W/L  Dial in
219    1.274   37.30        239   1.334    34.30    Test runs.

1st round:
222 1.331    34.93                                         W  1.250

2nd round:
                                  231   1.374    33.45     W  1.350

3rd round:
                                  214   1.383    33.06      W  1.350

4th round:
215    1.291   36.03                                        W  1.300 Lesser break out.

5th round: Finals.
223    1.293   37.21                                         W  1.287  Winner.

Won $15.33 Total winnings $80.00

John once again ran the Vette, he had a good night, the other lane had a couple of red lights, including the final round, the car performed quite well, it has another 9 weeks to go for the test....
This was John's second win and only car he ran last night. Congrats to him.
See you'll next week.

   DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
     Thread Starter
 

5/05/2012 9:27 am  #82


Re: DVan Vette One year run testing.

Week Forty-Four: Light turn out:

  Left Lane                     Right Lane
60f      E.T.     MPH         60f    E.T.      MPH    W/L  Dial in
213    1.210    42.88       197   1.238    40.63  Test Runs

1st round:
242   1.242    45.86                                       W   1.175 

2nd round:
223   1.205   45.11                                        W   1.221

3rd round:
                                    200  1.204   43.33     B/O 1.221

The Vette is still running strong, in the third round I took over driving for John has he had two cars left into the semi, I ran the dial he told me, the car seemed to have gone a little too fast though so I broke out.
8 weeks to go, see you next week.

  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
     Thread Starter
 

5/09/2012 6:54 pm  #83


Re: DVan Vette One year run testing.

Week Forty-Five: Good turn out:

  Left Lane                     Right Lane
60f      E.T.     MPH         60f    E.T.      MPH    W/L  Dial in
212    1.249    42.23       220    1.340   39.65   Test runs

1st round:
207   1.330    34.71                                        L   1.230

John ran the car again, good turn out, car tested well,
lost in the first round.
7 weeks to go, see you next week.

  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
     Thread Starter
 

5/10/2012 4:10 am  #84


Re: DVan Vette One year run testing.

After almost a year of runs , it may be starting to drop off ? or just ready for another cleaning ..I always thought of a Falcon as a motor you just ran a few weeks ,threw away a got another.sure proved me wrong...

 

5/10/2012 1:39 pm  #85


Re: DVan Vette One year run testing.

Dave, I will give it's third good cleaning before racing it next week, as to dropping off, it's the track power. last week it was in the high 11s...
We shall see what it will do for these few races that are left.

  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
     Thread Starter
 

5/17/2012 9:00 am  #86


Re: DVan Vette One year run testing.

Week Forty-Six: Good turn out:

  Left Lane                     Right Lane
60f      E.T.     MPH         60f    E.T.      MPH    W/L  Dial in
223    1.330    41.72       236   14.50    37.61      Test runs

1st round:
227   1.329    40.23                                      W   13.25

2nd round:
216  12.81     41.25                                      W    1.325

3rd round:
217  1.386    34.31                                       L

John once again ran the car.
Well after a good cleaning of the motor and car, this evening was all about the track power, after getting the by-run into the 2nd round, John felt confident that the car would get him into the finals, than all the sudden the power changed and it went down hill, after the 2nd round run of 12.81 on a dial of 1.325 John won because of the other lane red lit, and the 3rd round we couldn't figure out the dial so we went with 1.281 and the car just took a dump at 1.386, maybe the motor is finally ready to retire. Let's see what it does for the next six week that are left on this project.

See you all next week.
   DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
     Thread Starter
 

5/24/2012 6:46 am  #87


Re: DVan Vette One year run testing.

Week Forty-Seven: Good turn out:

  Left Lane                     Right Lane
60f      E.T.     MPH         60f    E.T.      MPH    W/L  Dial in
201    1.390   38.26       000    1.551    33.97     Test runs

1st round:
                                 211   1.462     35.77    W   1.350

2nd round:
                                 221   1.461     35.76    L     1.430

This was an interesting night of racing, from the test session the track was pretty dirty as you can see in the test numbers, we haven't cleaned it a while, now having said that the car performed pretty well for getting close to the one year anniversary of the car.
John once again raced the car last night, the numbers were pretty close from the 1st round to 2nd round, 1 thousand off. We will clean the track next week to see if we can bring up the E.T. once again.
In the second round John went up against me with my Ford no bar car which came in 2nd for the evening.
5 races to go, see you next week.

  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
     Thread Starter
 

5/31/2012 6:44 am  #88


Re: DVan Vette One year run testing.

Week Forty-Eight: Good turn out:

  Left Lane                     Right Lane
60f      E.T.     MPH         60f    E.T.      MPH    W/L  Dial in
196    1.344    38.30       189   1.372    36.34     Test runs

1st round:
194   1.177    44.17                                       L 1.270 Broke out.

Again John drove the car this week, it seems to be running pretty close to it's number unless there's a power surge, which we had in the 1st round, the car broke out, overall the car seems to be holding up pretty well for close to a year of testing. 4 weeks to go, see you next week.

   DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
     Thread Starter
 

6/07/2012 8:39 am  #89


Re: DVan Vette One year run testing.

Week Forty-Nine: Good turn out:

  Left Lane                     Right Lane
60f      E.T.     MPH         60f    E.T.      MPH    W/L  Dial in
208    1.255    44.02       197   1.210    43.38    Test runs

1st round:
202   1.195     44.33                                       L  1.225

This week was a carbon copy of last week, power was up for the 1st round, most all racers broke out. John again drove the car.
3 weeks to go on this project. See you next week.

   DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
     Thread Starter
 

6/13/2012 6:45 pm  #90


Re: DVan Vette One year run testing.

Week Fifty: Fair turn out:

  Left Lane                     Right Lane
60f      E.T.     MPH         60f    E.T.      MPH    W/L  Dial in
         1.208                          1.173

1st round:
194   1.194   45.04                                        W   1.180

2nd round:
196   1.172   45.40                                        W   1.180 lesser Break out

3rd round:
133   1.433  36.99                                         L

John again ran the car this week, it seemed to do fine until the last run,
the interior jambed the rear wheel, so he lost.
2 more weeks to go, see you next week.

  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
     Thread Starter
 

6/22/2012 5:20 pm  #91


Re: DVan Vette One year run testing.

Week Fifty-one: Good turn out:

  Left Lane                     Right Lane
60f      E.T.     MPH         60f    E.T.      MPH    W/L  Dial in
209    1.379    44.17       194    1.275    40.48   Test runs

1st round:
230    1.386    38.57                                      W    1.350

2nd round:
213    1.314    0000                                       W    1.300

3rd round;
205    1.279   41.57                                        L    1.261

John again ran the Vette this week, after fixing the interior from last weeks issues, the car is still running pretty strong, we have a week left in this test.
If you're new to the hobby this set up is something to think about.
See you next week.

  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
     Thread Starter
 

6/28/2012 9:43 am  #92


Re: DVan Vette One year run testing.

Week Fifty-two: Great turn out:

  Left Lane                     Right Lane
60f      E.T.     MPH         60f    E.T.      MPH    W/L  Dial in
206    1.326    40.22       189   1.251    39.41   Test runs.

1st round:
220   1.289    41.63                                        W  1.269

2nd round:
203  1.299     39.49                                        W  1.269

3rd round:
226  1.331     40.14                                        W  1.300

4th round:
199  1.307     39.04                                        W  1.300

5th round:
200  1.327    38.50                                          W 1.300

Final round.
194  1.311    38.44                                          L 1.300

Purse $9.75

John once again ran the car, the car seem to be solid all night,
John went into the final, he was beat by a small margin.
This Vette won a few races and held pretty well, with very little maintenance, if your new to this hobby, this would be a great first build,
go read up on the project "How to Build a Spec Car" http://bracket500.com/links/psl/psl.html
This s the end of this project, a spec car with a Falcon motor running for one year straight.

We will be working on a new project soon. Thanks for checking in each week.

  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
     Thread Starter
 

9/14/2012 11:59 pm  #93


Re: DVan Vette One year run testing.

You ran the wheels off that car D.  Every week for a year, that is reliable!

Timmy


"It ain't about Class, It's about FASSST!!!
 

9/15/2012 6:55 am  #94


Re: DVan Vette One year run testing.

Timmy this car still has some life in it, it's now sitting on the shelf.

Marty, I think I sprayed the motor maybe three times, there were a couple
of issues that I had to fix on that car over the year, still I think it was a
good test for this kind of car.

  DVan


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