Finally Got The Comet To The Track!

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Finally Got The Comet To The Track!

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This was my first full pass. Still getting the tires broke in. After three burnouts, I ran six passes in the mid 10.50's. Mark

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Mark;looks great! How did it handle?Brakes OK? ROY.
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Yeah, it drove real nice! I ended up removing that proportioning valve to try it out, and it's perfectly fine without it. The brakes work fine and seem very balanced.
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Way to go MARK all of that work has paid off ,congrats good luck POP
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Looks good Mark!!!! Leaves the line wheels up. Good luck this year at the strip. Andy
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Mark;that is great news,ALWAYS good to have brakes!!! ROY.
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Man that car looks great and sounds good. have a safe season at the track. :lol:

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Mark, great run and sounds and looks terrific!
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Sounds real good Mark.............Al
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Like button hit; sounds very nice.
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Thanks Guys! Mark
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That car sounds pissed I love it!! You nailed the light good job.
Hard to tell in the video was she topped out right at the 1/4 or was there still some left in her?

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I have it figured quite close. I used to cross the stripe at 7000 and the new gearing has me at 7100. I used many gear ratio calculators on line and found a list of calculators on the TCI website. These calculators for gear ratio, rpm, and tire size calculator are the most accurate I have seen! They even calculate the % of converter slip into your formula. The gear ratio told me I would cross the stripe at 7100 and son of a gun, it was exactly on the money! Mark
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Looks and sounds great Mark.
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Way to go Mark,win some money!!!! Andy
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