Free Custom Clock with your car on it!

Discussion in '"Pay It Forward"' started by ricknmel67, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. TXGS

    TXGS Paint by numbers 70 GS 455 4spd

    Thanks Rick, For the clock. I also want to thank Larry for the brown 70 GS pic as mine is under restoration.

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  2. mlh48

    mlh48 Well-Known Member

    [If a .499 was the best light I could pull in 2 full days of racing, I'd never go out again! A .900 is better than a .499 LOL

    OK, my ignorance is bothering me, what is wrong with a .499? I obviously don't know much about drag racing! Still might be interested in buying a clock though.
  3. Marco

    Marco Well-Known Member

    A .499 is a 'red-light', which means you went before the green light (left too early).

    You are automatically disqualified.

    A 'perfect' light is .500
  4. mlh48

    mlh48 Well-Known Member

    Thanks!!! I will not make that mistake again. One other question, If the perfect reaction time is 0.4 seconds then why is a 0.5 a red light? :confused:
  5. Marco

    Marco Well-Known Member

    A perfect reaction time is .500. Most racetracks start at .500 instead of .000. :Do No:

    Anything below that time (< .499) is considered a 'red-light' and you lose your race.
  6. frtlnrbuick

    frtlnrbuick Midwest Mafia

    The big red bulb

    Methinks Marco misunderstood your question.:grin:

    There are many ways to start a drag race these days.

    The professionals use what is called "pro tree", which is what we see on TV, with the Winternationals, et al. This is where all the yellow lights (three these days, used to be five) come on .400 of a second before the green, giving a "perfect" reaction time of .400.:Brow:

    The tree most of us bracket racers use has the three yellow lights come on in sequence, .500 of a second apart with the last yellow .500 before the green, hence, a .500 is "perfect".

    The tracks I usually race at changed this year to a new (for us, I think it has been used around the country for a while) standard, where they base the reaction time on a standard of .000 rather than .400 or .500, thus a "perfect" light is .000 for everybody.

    I have heard of some tracks using a "pro tree" with .500 between lights for some classes, and maybe (???) a three light tree with .400, but don't quote me.:laugh:

    The last race I was in the tree was homemade, and the time between lights was somewhere between .5 and 2 seconds.:Dou:

    Luckily, there was no red light, and the starts were on the "honor system".:bglasses:

    Hope that clears it up a little.

  7. buickdav

    buickdav Kris' other half.

    Re: The big red bulb


  8. mlh48

    mlh48 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, that clears it up and I wasn't totally ignorant, just uninformed.:Dou:
  9. Marco

    Marco Well-Known Member

    Thanks Jim :TU:
  10. frtlnrbuick

    frtlnrbuick Midwest Mafia

    Re: Re: The big red bulb

    The guy in the cadaver(chevalier, or whatever) told me that he left on the second, so I did!!:moonu:

    That's what I meant by the "honor system":laugh:

    PS to get this back on the subject:

    I was wondering if you still had any clocks left, Rick?

    I would prefer a working model, but scratch and sniff (dent?) would also work.

  11. TXGS

    TXGS Paint by numbers 70 GS 455 4spd

    Big thanks To Rick

    Got My clock today, And it looks great.:beer
  12. ricknmel67

    ricknmel67 Well-Known Member

    No Problem Phil! I'm glad you like it (even thought it's scratch-n-sniff) :gt: :laugh:
    I never even tested your clock Phil. It had the second hand broke off it. It might still work. You just won't have a second hand.
    It might be worth a try to stick a battery in it.
    :Do No:

    You can get official V8Buick endorsed clocks here from JW. I think he has quite a few of the last run left.

    You can get a working custom clock from me with your stuff on it for $20 (including shipping) if you want. Read this thread for details.

    I'll make you a custom "scratch-n-sniff" :gt: clock for $10 (including shipping)

    You can wait for the next "contest", hopefully in a couple weeks and try your hand at getting a FREE broken one.

    You can stick around for awhile and see what new official V8Buick clocks come out next. :Brow:

    :TU: :beer

    PS.. Jim....I've been wondering for awhile now...
    Your username looks like it might be derived from Freightliner Buick.
    You got a BBB in a semi? :eek2: :laugh:
  13. TXGS

    TXGS Paint by numbers 70 GS 455 4spd

    Works just fine.:Brow:
  14. ricknmel67

    ricknmel67 Well-Known Member

    Excellent! :TU:

    I couldn't sell it with the missing second hand.
    And I think it had a slight flaw/scratch/blemish in the plastic face too?
    Thats cool that it works though. :laugh:
  15. frtlnrbuick

    frtlnrbuick Midwest Mafia

    Old Nicknames

    No Rick:

    It just seems to weigh that much some times.:Dou:

    I'll be in touch soon about a custom clock, I have seen the other thread, just didn't have a pic that I thought would look good. Maybe now!:grin:

  16. Madcat455

    Madcat455 Need..more... AMMO!!!

    Sweet... That means that mine should be getting here soon... I can't wait. :TU: :TU:
  17. TXGS

    TXGS Paint by numbers 70 GS 455 4spd

    Mine came very quickly Jeff. So be prepared.
  18. Madcat455

    Madcat455 Need..more... AMMO!!!

    No Lie... as soon as I get done typing the post. A coworker brings in the package:TU: :TU: Very cool, Rick.. everybody here loves the clock, they say its too cool.:TU:

    Thanks Again

    Forgot to say that it even works (shoulda seen me tearing up the place looking for a stuipid AA battery:puzzled: ):bglasses:
  19. TXGS

    TXGS Paint by numbers 70 GS 455 4spd

    Jeff :TU: Da$% thats scary!
  20. ricknmel67

    ricknmel67 Well-Known Member

    Cool! I'm glad it got there safe and sound!
    Thats awesome that it works too. You guys were lucky on these two. :gt:
    :TU: :beer

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