Duryea Hillclimb 2018

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  • #305388

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    We are going to try again. This is the same course as the Pagoda Hillclimb where I crashed in June with an additional mile of higher speed road along Skyline Drive. This is where I damaged the 4 cylinder engine last year. Hopefully, I can muster the courage to open it up along there.

     

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #305406

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Good luck Bill.

    What did Wobby say, “Ain’t nothing good ever come from racin’!”

    Keep the greasy side down and the rubber on the road! I look forward to a positive report!

    Paul Mossberg
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    #305415

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Once again pouring rain at registration and tech inspection. Hopefully the track will dry sometime tomorrow.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #305422

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    The track did improve. First run was wet, but by the time I got my second run, the track was mostly dry and I ran 4 seconds faster than my best time with the old motor. If we get a dry track we should do even better, unfortunately, there’s more rain in the forecast.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #305423

    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Nice, man. Good luck tomorrow.

    #305436

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Some photos from the weekend.

    Course Map

    Added a decal only because it seemed appropriate.

    Rain, rain, rain. First run Saturday was in the wet and, due to what had happened at Pagoda, I crawled up the hill.

    The rain finally stopped and David finished the Sharpie on his new sunroof delete panel.

    The track began to dry and get faster.

    My second run went well. I was 4 seconds faster than my all time best time with the old motor.

    I was looking forward to further runs in t he dry but due to some timing issues we ran out of time. There is always Sunday. Sunday morning was dark and cloudy and just when I reached the paddock the rain came. I sat in the truck until it slowed. By this time I had made up my mind to not risk racing in the wet so I swapped tires and hitched her up and began to drag her home. I still got a third place plaque.

     

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #305448

    royal
    Participant

    @royal

    Four seconds sounds like a huge improvement to me.  Congrats!  Especially since you’ve just begun to test it.

    I guess the balance is ok else you wouldn’t have made such gains?

    How much do you realistically think your time improvement will be after you get the car tuned in and you learn how to drive your new machine?

    #305449

    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    A good showing then, overall.

    #305450

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Check out the setback in my other posting “Here We Go Again”

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #305460

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    The posted results showed a finish line speed of 114.  Who Hoo!

     

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #305466

    ricrx7
    Participant

    @ricrx7

    114 in a box sounds fantastic.  What was a typical finish speed before the V8?

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