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A Y-Block Takes a First Place Finish at the BBORR.

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Sounds kinda like the road racing version of bracket racing, except everyone has to run as close to a pre-determined time, rather than a time each individual chooses.


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You need to get a video camera set up in the car for next year, You could even sell copy's to help fund the race expense.
 

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Ted, congratulations to you and Linda for a job well done.  What a rare opportunity for both of you to experience the thrill of competing together.  When you add to that the amazing victory and the cover of the poster, you both can share in all the glory.  For quite some time you just have to smile at each other with no words and you both know what is being thought of. 


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Thanks to all for the kudos.  This race is indeed one of the few instances where Linda and I can share competing as a couple.  Just finishing the race with one of these older vehicles is an accomplishment but then winning the class is icing on the cake.  Added to the win were a couple of other awards which actually means as much or more than the win.
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Ted, did you use the original speedometer or did you have something more accurate?

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Ted,
That sounds like a lot of fun.   What transmission and axle ratio are you running in the 55?   If it is an OD transmission, you probably would run out of OD for engine braking in the curves.  Great job with all the competition.

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pintoplumber (4/30/2016)
Ted, did you use the original speedometer or did you have something more accurate?

While the 150 MPH speedometer (salvaged from a ’55 Ford Police car back in the Eighties) was reasonably accurate with the 27.1” tall tires, that accuracy went out the window when I put H speed rated 25½” tall tires on the car for the race.  In this instance, a GPS was used for the mph and maintaining any given speed.  The reason for the tire change was both for the speed rating and age.  The existing 27.1” tires were in excess of 4 years old and were also only speed rated for 112 mph which would have limited the car to the 85 mph class.  The key to nailing the finished time though was Linda using a stop watch at various points along the route to confirm the actual mph average.

Ol Ford Guy (4/30/2016)
Ted, That sounds like a lot of fun.   What transmission and axle ratio are you running in the 55?   If it is an OD transmission, you probably would run out of OD for engine braking in the curves.  Great job with all the competition.

This ‘55 was originally an overdrive car with 3.89:1 rear gear; the tranny was upgraded to a T-85 w/overdrive back when the engine was rebuilt.  The rear axle housing was upgraded at the same time and is a 9” out of a ’58 Ford and uses a 3.56:1 rear gear.  Engine braking with the overdrive engaged at speed was still good in this instance.  Because the highway is shut down for the race, all lanes are available which makes it much easier to straighten out the curves and not lose as much speed.  I spent quite a bit of time in the oncoming traffic lane without having to worry about oncoming traffic.  Never had to use the brakes except at the finish line.




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Enough can't be said about this great accomplishment, kuddo's to you and Linda! P.S. Be careful with your secrets, Corvette folks may be spying on the Y block site!

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The turtle and the hare !


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VERY impressive, congrats Ted!

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