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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-24-2000, 12:37 PM
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Race Results - here\'s mine, where\'s yours?

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That's my run from the Washington Mud Bog held 05/13/00 in Washington, Missouri. 45 in my class - 90 trucks total (many ran multiple classes). Shoulda done better, but still squeaked out a 3rd.

For more pics & all the results, follow this link:

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-25-2000, 03:32 PM
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Re: Race Results - here\'s mine, where\'s yours?

I don't load your picture. All I get is a box with a X in it.
Tell me how to put a picture here, and hopfully I will get one this weekend.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-25-2000, 10:20 PM
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I can't see the picture either. We are going to a bog on Sunday,,, if the weather holds out. All weekends should be like this one (3 days off)[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] RedDog

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-26-2000, 09:32 AM
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<font color=purple>I'm not sure what's up with the picture. It worked, then it didn't work, then it worked, now it doesn't. Could be ORC is censoring the site it's from since it's a .com (it's just our club's site though). Anyhow, here's the pic as an attachment.</font color=purple>

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 05-27-2000, 07:33 PM
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Not a good day. Two rollovers, one hurt fairly bad, the other is fine.
I broke that damn Ford rear end first run. Full spool will be on it's way and mini straight to the trash can. My partner also cooked starter and transmission.
It would have been a good day to go fishing instead.

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<font color=purple>Sorry to hear about the crashes & such. Never a good day when someone gets hurt.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]</font color=purple>

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post #7 of (permalink) Old 05-30-2000, 05:39 PM
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It really put the scare into our Assocation.And everyone else that cares about the survival of our sport.
The worst part about it as I found out later, his throttle stuck so he gained some speed out of the pit, panicked, tried to throw it into neutral,hit reverse instead, broke both front axles and the driveshaft and flipped over the front bumper. This was a stock class truck.

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<font color=purple>Youch! That's why I've made a habit of killing my engine as I cross the finish. That way, I'm never panicking looking for the kill switch - I'm already reaching for it before trouble strikes. The cut tire guys all have to run a kill-cable in "pits" in case they cross the line unconcious. Shuts the engine off the instant they finish. Hasn't been a rollover since they instituted that policy several years back - not much you can do about a street truck, though[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]. We don't run a kill-cable in shallow drags & in my G.U.M.B.O. events, I don't put any of the fast guys in the "pit", they all run the "Fast Track". So, no kill-cable at my races. Most of the guys would never go for that on shallow drags 'cause they want power to the tires in case they get sideways. On the other hand, it's been my experience that most who go sideways do so because they stayed on the throttle TOO LONG. Either way, crashes can happen & they aren't much fun.</font color=purple>

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post #9 of (permalink) Old 05-31-2000, 04:06 PM
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I have heard that discussion several times about whether to have the auto kill or not, many like you said feel they want the engine running incase they need to crack the throttle if they go sideways.
I saw the starter your looking for, staggered mount, made by TCI, around 140 bucks through Herbert. I'm not sure if it is the mini style, it says high torque racing starter.
I have never tried one, because I feel mud will kill a 200 dollar starter just as fast as a 50 dollar one.
One thing I have been considering though, they sell an adapter to put a mopar gear reduction starter on a Chevy. And I know the Mopar guys I race with have very little starter troubles.

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<font color=purple>I found a non-staggered TCI unit. Guess I just need to find the part # of the staggered one. The nice thing about the one I looked at was that the spool that engages the flywheel is larger in diameter than a normal starter & has no shield around it at all. What seems to happen to me most often is the shield around the spool fills up & the mud dries in there. Then, even if you clean it out, they crap out on ya. The last starter I got was simply a POS. It won't completely engage the flywheel even though it still spins hard. It started acting up only the 3rd time I started the truck with that starter & before it ever saw mud.

I had a good starter on there that lasted 2 seasons before I had to change it & now I'm going through about 3 every 5 events. That's gotta stop. And I'll tell ya something else weird that just happened. When I took out this most recent starter, the bolts were really friggin' tight until they backed out about 1/4" & then the same happened in reversed when I put them back in. They weren't cross-threaded & I could move them with my fingers for quite a few turns. But, eventually they got so tight I had to resort to 1/2" drive to get them in. Should I just get new bolts, or do I need to clean up the threads in the block?</font color=purple>

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