Dany's Magnum swap makes it to the track!!! J.Rob is the man!!

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  1. motorpirate

    motorpirate serial mopar owner

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    So we finally got the 'Cuda finished and set a weekend to take it to Edgewater.
    with an engine idea stolen from here..360 TrueStreet Magnum Build
    Engine stolen from her moms Durango (200K miles)
    Threw a set of bearings and the cam suggested by J.Rob
    And a set of EQ 318B's.
    We got to the track Fri when they opened and she was able to make 9 passes!! Dany timeslips.jpg
    Big learning curve on the no traction (cooper cobras)
    but as she got it figured out she went 96.31 MPH on her best pass!!

    We got there late on Sat so she only got 1 Test Pass before the 1st round eliminations.
    and the timing computer ate it!! and it was another 98 MPH pass!!
    So with no real data to use for her ET we had an ET "auction" while waiting to race and she called it at 14.50.
    pretty close guess for a girl who has made less than 30 passes in her life!! Dany timeslips.jpg 20190810_220253.jpg
    Guy in the 4.6 Mustang can really drive!!

    Here's one from in the car, Fast Forward to 3.40


    And here She is with the Black Mustang.
    Man he can cut a light!!
    I told her it just take practice..


    first casualty was a plug wire.
    What wires is everyone here using?
    I want to stay with 7mm because of the Commando valve covers.
    Are these any count??
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HMAGPMW/?
    coliid=IOZX5GGQDQ2HK&colid=25GLN0D2YXF22&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
    We can't thank the great people on this site for helping us get this all sorted out and to the track. Dany is thrilled by the whole thing.
    It is a joy to watch someone be that exited about anything!!
     
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      mod5v Well-Known Member

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      Burn a wire on the exhaust? if you can use the original magnum plug heat shields they work!
       
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      • motorpirate

        motorpirate serial mopar owner

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        It was higher than that and only on the one cyl.
        And the pic is the position it was in when it burnt.
        Still not missing though!!! 20190811_101316.jpg 20190811_101316.jpg
         
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        cudajames FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        I was able to use 8.5mm wire on my commando - I used the clips not the individual wire retainers

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        • TrailBeast

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          • crackedback

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            Tech flex insultherm might help shield those wires.
             
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            • Commando66

              Commando66 She's a beaut Clark!

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              I drilled out my Commando plug wire clips. Just hold them with pliers and run the appropriate size drill bit through them.
               
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              • 318willrun

                318willrun Stomper 4x4... we kept energizer in business

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                Glad you got it going !!
                 
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                • rumblefish360

                  rumblefish360 All hail, "Kingwillrun" or be scorned by him

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                  Congrats!!!!
                   
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                  • flyfish

                    flyfish C8H18+N2O = :-D

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                    Cool! Remind her to leave as soon as she sees the 3rd amber bulb and she will winning rounds in no time.

                    Have fun.
                     
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                    • 4spdragtop

                      4spdragtop FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                      Congrats! Sounds awesome!
                       
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                        I use the DEI version of those thermal sleeves you linked to in post #1. The DEI version sat right against the header tubes on my big block for a lot of years, protecting Moroso Blue Max wires. Worked really well. It was the boot itself that was burning on mine before I added the thermal sleeves.
                         
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                        • motorpirate

                          motorpirate serial mopar owner

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                          She started there.
                          Then went to leaving on the 2nd yellow.
                          Think I may have her try leaving when the 1st yellow goes out next????
                           
                        • flyfish

                          flyfish C8H18+N2O = :-D

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                          Leaving on the 1st amber would be a disaster...that is 1.5 seconds to get the car out of the beams.

                          Go to this website and have her use the practice tree....just to get comfortable.

                          DragTracker.com
                           
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                            Envious!! As mine is stilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll....................apart..........
                             
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                            • jimjimjimmy

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                              J.Robb knows his stuff for sure .
                               
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