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Old 11-29-2018, 06:07 PM   #761
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We did manage to get a few little things done this afternoon. Organizing tools, getting a little closer to pulling it out, did a leak down and checked a few things just for verification before it comes out. Called Lakewood about a re-cert and a window... 8 weeks, that won't work so looking at options there.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:21 PM   #762
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Todd--- safety suggestion. For your daughters safety I would suggest while working in the engine compartment that she put her in a ponytail or better yet a bun so doesn't get her beautiful hair either tangled up in something or burnt up. Great build up have been following it since day one. Keep up the good work it will eventually pay off big time . Regards Dick
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:23 PM   #763
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Todd--- safety suggestion. For your daughters safety I would suggest while working in the engine compartment that she put her in a ponytail or better yet a bun so doesn't get her beautiful hair either tangled up in something or burnt up. Great build up have been following it since day one. Keep up the good work it will eventually pay off big time . Regards Dick
Last week she was working under the dash, I went to put the clip back in the brake rod but couldn't find it, looked for about 30 minutes till we found it stuck in her hair.
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Glad to see it on the track, Todd.

When starting out with a QJet, I always advise people to use a known good carb. It can save hours of headaches and give you a benchmark for your own carb(s). -Al
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Old 12-02-2018, 01:08 PM   #765
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Last week she was working under the dash, I went to put the clip back in the brake rod but couldn't find it, looked for about 30 minutes till we found it stuck in her hair.
Lol.

My daughter has long hair too. When she was little, we used to find remnants of her last meal in it. Like behind her ears, not just on the tips.
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Old 12-02-2018, 10:31 PM   #766
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Glad to see it on the track, Todd.

When starting out with a QJet, I always advise people to use a known good carb. It can save hours of headaches and give you a benchmark for your own carb(s). -Al
Trying to borrow a good one to test, I may have to buy a couple just to have spares.
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Old 12-02-2018, 10:34 PM   #767
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Lol.

My daughter has long hair too. When she was little, we used to find remnants of her last meal in it. Like behind her ears, not just on the tips.
They'll never go hungry.
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Old 12-12-2018, 03:10 PM   #768
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Old 12-12-2018, 03:50 PM   #769
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Hi Todd,
What gear is she doing a burnout in, it looks like 2nd? Have you tried 3rd gear, as that will have a higher wheel speed and require a lower engine RPM to do so.

Also what are your thoughts on the wheelie bar?

Again very cool build!
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What gear is she doing a burnout in, it looks like 2nd? Have you tried 3rd gear, as that will have a higher wheel speed and require a lower engine RPM to do so.

Also what are your thoughts on the wheelie bar?

Again very cool build!
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Yes Sean 2nd gear, I agree 3rd would be a better option but I think shes too inexperienced and would stress the trans too much, we'll work into that. The bar is of high quality and is real nice, Ken said he runs them about 10" off the ground but at that height it would easily get pushed into the bumper on a hard launch so I set it at maybe 8", well I didn't realize just how much the axle wraps up with these leafs so even on a soft launch it will bounce the wheel off the track. I'm going to call Caltrac and see if it's normal or I have to change something in the suspension.
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