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Offline Grumpy

Re: 88 RX7 V6 Turbo finally went to the track
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2016, 05:24:28 PM »
I like it!!!! That FC hauls :)

How do you like your cobra?? I am seriously considering building a Factory 5 cobra replica(LS3 swapped hehehehehe) in 5 years with my son. I am gonna use the FC $$$ (if anyone buys it) as the starter funds for the project.

I have heard both good and bad about the Cobra chassis & would love feedback.

Lots of the new replica's are sold as "rollers". Complete . just add your engine an trans.  But of course the price goes way up to !  I had an original 427 back in the mid 70s so I wanted a Shelby one.  Bought it used a year ago. Blast to drive but as in most cases they are death traps ! . Dead serious. Nothing there to protect ya in a crash. My beater Mazda is 10 times better ! Do ya homework. I'd buy used to save $$$$$. As usual they are money pits !!! Fun cars !  Prob keeping mine a few more years . unless something else catches my attention. Good luck  :cheers:
Dan
AKA "Sleeper6"

9.999 @ 135.96
Buick GN V6 Turbo
8.8 Ford rear end. 308 gear.
200 R4 with a LU converter
Drag Radials
3324#s

Offline Grumpy

Re: 88 RX7 V6 Turbo finally went to the track
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2016, 05:27:57 PM »
That is hauling!  My first Rx7 swap was a GN powered FC.  2 of them actually!

Ya I remember ya from turbo Buick.com  ;)
Dan
AKA "Sleeper6"

9.999 @ 135.96
Buick GN V6 Turbo
8.8 Ford rear end. 308 gear.
200 R4 with a LU converter
Drag Radials
3324#s

Offline Grumpy

Re: 88 RX7 V6 Turbo finally went to the track
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2016, 05:12:16 PM »
Tomorrow is the last day for racing. Been working on this wayyyy to long !!! SFI stuff is a pain. Short times hopefully go down. Daughter is bragging about her 1.42s 60's.  Only ran 1.762 last week. Coming out hard an see what happeneds  :D
Dan
AKA "Sleeper6"

9.999 @ 135.96
Buick GN V6 Turbo
8.8 Ford rear end. 308 gear.
200 R4 with a LU converter
Drag Radials
3324#s

Offline Grumpy

Re: 88 RX7 V6 Turbo finally went to the track
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2016, 08:38:31 AM »
Yesterday was the last track day for me for now. Have some suspension work to do. Car lifts the left wheel about 8"s while the other side is o the ground. Did feel a lot better than last week. This was 6/7# launch. would like to eventually come out at least 9/10#s. Car weighs in at 3324#s. Have a vid of the 10.17. Not very good taping from the wife. Ill try an figure out how to post it. The 9.99 run she wasn't ready !!  ::) Daughter ran her GN best 1/8 @ 6 .11. I thought I did good with a 1.513 60'.  She ran a 1.39.  :banghead: Oh her car weighs in @ 3770 !!!

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Dan
AKA "Sleeper6"

9.999 @ 135.96
Buick GN V6 Turbo
8.8 Ford rear end. 308 gear.
200 R4 with a LU converter
Drag Radials
3324#s

Offline Grumpy

Re: 88 RX7 V6 Turbo finally went to the track
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2016, 12:26:51 PM »
Have a pic of the car just before it left. Notice how the left side is rising. Came up a lot(tire 8"s off the ground) with the right side staying on the ground.. All stock stuff up front.  Mustang rear suspension. Need some input. Oh stock Mustang rear sway bar.

       
« Last Edit: October 31, 2016, 12:42:35 PM by Grumpy »
Dan
AKA "Sleeper6"

9.999 @ 135.96
Buick GN V6 Turbo
8.8 Ford rear end. 308 gear.
200 R4 with a LU converter
Drag Radials
3324#s

Offline Grumpy

Re: 88 RX7 V6 Turbo finally went to the track
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2016, 06:27:07 PM »
Daughter had another shot on her phone of the car twisting its way down the track .





Dan
AKA "Sleeper6"

9.999 @ 135.96
Buick GN V6 Turbo
8.8 Ford rear end. 308 gear.
200 R4 with a LU converter
Drag Radials
3324#s

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Re: 88 RX7 V6 Turbo finally went to the track
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2016, 11:36:11 PM »
Hey, I see light under at least one tire!
Blake MF'ing McBride
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Offline Grumpy

Re: 88 RX7 V6 Turbo finally went to the track
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2016, 10:49:51 AM »
Ya it was a rush after being away from racing at the drags.  Doin a sway bar set up this winter. Problem is is that it's tight under there with a dual 3" exhaust. BUT we will square it away somehow.  Maybe drop it buy YOUR place an do some fancy custom work on it  :scratch: :D
Dan
AKA "Sleeper6"

9.999 @ 135.96
Buick GN V6 Turbo
8.8 Ford rear end. 308 gear.
200 R4 with a LU converter
Drag Radials
3324#s

Offline Grumpy

Re: 88 RX7 V6 Turbo finally went to the track
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2017, 07:38:17 AM »
Ok drag racing season has finally come !! Saturday I got the car SFI certified for 8.5s. NO its not goin that !! Shootin for 9.8s or high 9.7s HOPEFULLY.. We all know how that goes. Have to see how the car handles now. Got a new Quarter-Max Chassis rear sway bar. Tucked up over the rear so ya don't see anything. M&H Drag radials are all backordered  :( Hopefully be at the track a week from wed. Pray for no rain !
Dan
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9.999 @ 135.96
Buick GN V6 Turbo
8.8 Ford rear end. 308 gear.
200 R4 with a LU converter
Drag Radials
3324#s

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Re: 88 RX7 V6 Turbo finally went to the track
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2020, 08:57:47 AM »
nice car..what size tires are you running?

Offline Grumpy

Re: 88 RX7 V6 Turbo finally went to the track
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2020, 05:51:34 PM »
M&H 275/55/16 drag radials.
Dan
AKA "Sleeper6"

9.999 @ 135.96
Buick GN V6 Turbo
8.8 Ford rear end. 308 gear.
200 R4 with a LU converter
Drag Radials
3324#s