Progress Thread Project Copper Can

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smkshw

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So I took my car down to the track after some very helpful advice from @84Ttop. Sucks that I feel I took in absolutely none of it and I'm embarrassed to post my time slip but this is with a weak burnout because this is was my first ever outing to the track in any car, let alone a stick car. My 60' was me spinning all the way to through it.
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Now some of you may think well damm a 11.22 is good, well I'm the 13.97 dam that sucked ass, but all in all I had a lot of fun. Not gonna show my second pass because it's in the 16.xx all because I couldn't get it to go into 2nd gear.
first time out,thats part of the fun though,to get better and better times,and im sure you will.
 

CarMichael Angelo

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first time out,thats part of the fun though,to get better and better times,and im sure you will.
Yeah, 13.90's is nothing to be ashamed of. I've been racing since I was 16,...and it was all I could do for the first year just to get the car to go a 13.90.

Try living in Denver in the 70's when there were no go fast items for a windsor.
16.50's was the norm in my Mach1 with my foot planted on the floor.
 

MikeH686

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I'm not ashamed of it really I just did a bone head move and not really much of a burnout at all. That and my trans is being a pain
 

MikeH686

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Getting ready to buy myself a tko600 from a guy near me he said he only put 1000 miles on it. He's selling it because he sold the car and was parting things out of it. He wants 1700 for the trans bellhousing clutch fork and 31 spline yoke. Anyone think this is a bad deal im gonna try and offer him 1500 and see if he takes it
 

RangerJoe

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If it's in good shape, that's a good deal. Remember, you will need a 26 spline clutch disc to go with it.

Joe
 

MikeH686

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Yeah I've already accounted for that I will still probably have someone open it up and take a peek to see if anything is wrong with it
 

TOOLOW91

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flipping through race pages and I spy with my eyes a certain copper car ImageUploadedByTapatalk1406893295.989644.jpg that's you isn't it @MikeH686
 

MikeH686

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Yes that is me and no it was before the hood blew off that was the next day when I went to my high schools old car show. Thanks for showing me this Jeff! @TOOLOW91
 

TOOLOW91

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Yes that is me and no it was before the hood blew off that was the next day when I went to my high schools old car show. Thanks for showing me this Jeff! @TOOLOW91
anytime dude I wish it was a full shot but none the less it's in there
 

MikeH686

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Well I was supposed to be in the second picture with all the winners but I never heard my name get called for an award but when I went to leave is when I got the young star award
 
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MikeH686

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So I'm here to wipe the dust off this thread, I've switched some gears now and bought a new tci super street fighter c4 with full manual valve body and trans brake, I will be posting pics as soon as I get it, it should be getting shipped this week. The trans brake is something they don't offer in stock with the trans already, they had to take a regular super street fighter and swap out the valve bodies. Hopefully I'll get this in and back to the track one last time!
 
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MikeH686

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I can shows you a pic of my car but you've already seen it lol... Well I did buy this though!

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MikeH686

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I know right? Haha I had to get the trans at least though, my first project with that house is putting a detached garage in, I'm thinking a 24x24x12 tall garage with provision for a car lift in the future
 

bentley429isBAC

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If your going to do it and have the room go bigger for sure. Used to work out of a garage that size with 2 cars with something constantly happening on them. Wasn't terrible but a little extra room would of been nice. Especially if your going to put a lift in. Place looks nice though. Being a homeowner is nice, something to be proud of.
 

hoopty5.0

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For sure, congrats man. I've been in my place 3 years now and it's by far the best thing I have ever done. That and deciding to stop biting off more than I can chew.