Serial #0191110

Discussion in 'Tomahawk Block Registry' started by stagetwo65, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

    Nice work by everyone involved!
     
  2. Cellguy

    Cellguy 86 Somerset Screamer

    Doug,
    I spoke to Scotty's today he wants to see a picture of the finished product!
     
  3. stagetwo65

    stagetwo65 Wheelie King

    Sent it!:TU:
     
  4. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

     
  5. stagetwo65

    stagetwo65 Wheelie King

    I'm planning on racing at Norwalk, with a shakedown day hopefully this Sunday at Cecil County or if need be, next weekend at Cecil or Atco.
     
  6. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    Cecil ought to be great next weekend: high pressure, 0% chance rain and low 60s.:TU:
     
  7. Tuna

    Tuna Platinum Level Contributor

    Doug,
    Let us know if you're headed to Cecil. It's a short trip for me.
    Dave
     
  8. stagetwo65

    stagetwo65 Wheelie King

    I'll do that.
     
  9. stagetwo65

    stagetwo65 Wheelie King

    Car is running. We're going. See ya there Tuna. Everybody else.....Wish me luck! :TU:
     
  10. JESUPERCAT

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    Doug have fun with the new power. May it be a good day....
     
  11. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    Doug,don't gorget to give me a ring,as promised at the spring meet.Lots of luck and go fast.Bruno.
     
  12. buicksstage1

    buicksstage1 Well-Known Member

    Any up dates on how things went at the track?
     
  13. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    So????How'd it go?
     
  14. stagetwo65

    stagetwo65 Wheelie King

    That's really strange. I posted here yesterday afternoon and obviously nobody saw it. Poof. Disappeared.
    I will do a recap.
    As I came out of my pro-stock burnout, I hit the brakes to stop at the line and I felt a pop and the brake pedal went to the floor! I coasted down the track, unable to stop, at 15-20mph and the car finally stopped when I went to turn onto the return road at the end of the track.The tow guy pulled me off and we brought the trailer down to get the car. Before loading the car up we took off the hood and inner fender to take a look.
    I had cracked the fitting where the steel braided brake line attaches to the caliper!
    It felt fine driving around the pits, but I hit the brakes pretty hard to stop at the line and that was enough to do it.
    Thank God it happened when it did, because the next time I hit the brakes I would have been going 150mph!
    Parachute, sand pit, safety net, damage, the whole enchilada. Not to mention possible damage to my most precious cargo, yours truly! :eek2:
    Getting all new steel braided lines and fittings this week and plan on going out to Atco next weekend to try it again. My brake lines have been in the car for over 15 years. Everything has a lifespan. Time to update. :TU:
     
  15. slimfromnz

    slimfromnz Kiwi Abroad

    Extremely lucky Doug, hopefully you get in some good passes next time
    Cheers
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2013
  16. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Wow Doug! I'm not a super religious guy but I think I'd be thanking someone for looking out for me! You must live right!!! :laugh:

    Let us know how it goes next weekend. I can't even get my car trailer out of storage yet because of all the wet weather we have.

    Steve
     
  17. Tuna

    Tuna Platinum Level Contributor

    Sorry I didn't make it Doug. Got tied up with work all weekend! Sorry you didn't get to run, but I'm glad that thing reared it's head when it did.
    Dave
     
  18. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    Wow, that's about as bad as having my last thread on my tie rod disconnect from the rack turning into the pits after just going 135+.

    You would have joined Bobb Mackley up in the trees at the end of the track. :eek2:
     
  19. stagetwo65

    stagetwo65 Wheelie King

    Neither am I, but I've always felt special, like I had a guardian angel. :bglasses: I've also almost been killed several times, but I'm still here!

    I'll do that. Hope you get out soon.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2013
  20. stagetwo65

    stagetwo65 Wheelie King

    I won't say it couldn't have happened, but certainly less likely. Bobb didn't have a chute and I do. Bobb also didn't see the sand pit and tried to make the turn, couldn't do it, and skidded across the wet grass into the trees on a 45 degree angle from the end of the shutdown.
    You might recall, Cecil's sand pit was always straight ahead, but it used to be a little below your line of sight as you approached it. I took note of the fact that, not only have they raised it to ground level, but they have a catch net in place, which looks pretty new.
     

Share This Page