Here goes nothing.
I planned to sell a whole bunch of junk don there.
I made it, but I lost AC. I'm like 90% sure that I popped the evaporator, because there's a nice stain on the down pipe right under the box. I also saw a little cloud coming out my vents.
No worries. AC would turn out to be unnecessary for this trip anyway.
Onto the event! RJC's twin turbo V6 dune buggy is a badass work of art.
As is Dave Fiscus's newest GN build.
Anyone looking to become a badass?
Beautiful T with an HVAC box that very much reminds me of what I'm trying to do in the Camaro.
Look at all that space! Amazing work.
Rare beast. Buick 350 swapped.
Oh look. Another GN go kart!
I wish I was able to grab a video of Leroy Brown thing going down the track because it was a mind fucker.
This full interior, white walled, hub capped, CB whipped land yacht was running consistent 11s. He was exchanging a few revs with a C7 while I took this picture.
Ever seen a rail with a blown V6 in it? This is the goofiest sounding dragster I've ever heard in person. It never made a complete pass, but I did watch it coast into the mid 7s.
The AN lines hooked up to the crapsman vacuum made me chuckle a bit.
Leroy Brown again.
I should buy this.
My buddy and I were trying hard to motivate each other up until the Nationals. My modest goal of driving the car to the event was successful, but racing his would prove to be daunting task. A supplier who he assumed to be in good graces with had continually dropped the ball to the point where we were wrenching on his car at the track and scrambling to find parts. A seemingly simple valve spring swap turned out to be a two-day beotch. The supplier (who's owner was actually at the track) overnighted the springs to my buddy's house in Ft. Wayne instead of the track as requested. Buddy called his daughter to have the springs overnighted to the Bowling Green on his own dime only to find out that the supplier also sent the wrong friggen shims.
The install height of the new springs is not the same either so, we were soon on the hunt for Buick V6 valve spring shims. Nobody had them at the track.
We ran to the local Napa where we got a few tools, and an O2 sensor for my car. They didn't have shims, but the guy behind the counter knew of a machine shop that might be able to help us. He was right. The owner of that cleanest engine machine shop I had ever seen gifted them to us.
I brought my spring tool knowing that he only had a universal tool, but we quickly learned that it is not made for in-car service. One bolt was way too long to fit under the AC box and didn't need that many threads anyway. We borrowed a saw from another racer and chopped it down. This made service possible on #6 but the allen head was really stupid, but we made that work too. Then with over 300 lbs of spring pressure on the tool, this happened.
I'm lucky to still have my face, and the maker of this tool is a real cheap ass for putting grade 0 bolts in this application. Oh well. That concludes day 2.