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2008 CJ US Nationals # 1 Qualifier and A/SA class winner
« on: September 09, 2009, 09:09:55 am »
Congrats to Chad Holzman for the # 1 qualifier and A/SA class win at the US Nationals this year.
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Re: 2008 CJ US Nationals # 1 Qualifier and A/SA class winner
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2009, 04:00:31 pm »
    Erich,
        You need to be careful about the dish depth on the piston! I heard two of Brent's entries were thrown out for a dish in the STOCK OEM piston that was .0015 too shallow!!!!  One made it through. It sounds like there is a variance in manufacturing that could get you in trouble at a national event!!!
     Just watchin out for you and the other owners.
   Randy
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Re: 2008 CJ US Nationals # 1 Qualifier and A/SA class winner
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2009, 08:50:59 pm »
Pistons out of specs.
Rod over on the FE forum works for Ford and got the answers right from the Horse's mouth.
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Re: 2008 CJ US Nationals # 1 Qualifier and A/SA class winner
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2009, 02:40:52 pm »
Yeah that's right from the horse's mouth!  It was a real shame that it happened that way on a clarical error.  Its pretty stupid but NHRA has thrown several people I know out of Indy for very small infractions in the last couple years...
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Re: 2008 CJ US Nationals # 1 Qualifier and A/SA class winner
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2009, 05:01:31 pm »
   Looks like Brian is going to get the spec ammended for everyone , good move on his part. Sad for Brent who had a lot riding on the event.
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Re: 2008 CJ US Nationals # 1 Qualifier and A/SA class winner
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2009, 01:36:43 pm »
I can't hardly believe that the outside tolerance on the paperwork was not checked to ensure correctness. ???  But, that is just me and what I do for a living. :-\
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Re: 2008 CJ US Nationals # 1 Qualifier and A/SA class winner
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2009, 02:55:55 pm »
   Bunkie,
       I too would have thought that the manufacturer would have known the parts would be subject to teardown inspection/scrutinization and checked that area. In the case of "normal" production line parts the tolerances are not very critical and probably don't need to be with all of the other production stack up/ variance. BUT if you are going to build 50 race only, hand built engines for a car that costs around $70K, it SHOULD pass tech in my opinion. If the manufacturer had a tolerance range, Ford should have listed it in the specs supplied to NHRA and I think that's what Brian is saying in his press release. "There's always next year" doesn't always set well when big plans are ruined.
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Re: 2008 CJ US Nationals # 1 Qualifier and A/SA class winner
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2009, 09:10:33 pm »
A little trip back in time, A/SA class....this is my comet 427 202 back in the day running a/sa.  Sandy Elliot Ford along with John Elliot and Barrie Poole represented Canada in a big way back then.