Too bad the video was shot so far away..I would have liked to seen a closer view of the car..
I was reading the comments on the FaceBook page..Is the car alright?...Small fire?
Car is fine and everything is fixed and ready to race tomorrow night. I had a battery crap out (dead cell) and on the pass in the video it sprung an oil leak from the valve cover gasket that caused a small fire on the headers. I just forgot to tighten the valve cover bolts (requires old style cork gasket for rocker clearance) and bolts were all less than finger tight. Cleaning up the white powder mess from the extinguisher and getting all the oil off was the hardest part. Minor stuff that could have been avoided if I had properly prepped the car. It's all good now and I'll be trying for a 9 second pass tomorrow night, if the weather cooperates.
Is the Whipple car down for maintenance or something?
Mods? Yea, I got mods ... Air silencer delete, warp drive, dilithium crystals, flux capacitor, Slingshot Rubber band power adder, Moonshine & Gas, Leaf Blower Supercharger, Hamster Wheel & Hamster, Energizer Bunny generating 1.21 gigawatts, Mr. Fusion® Home Energy Reactor, hover conversion and a sextant celestial navigation system (The original GPS)
Best 1/4: 1,320 nanoseconds @ 670,616,629.2 miles per hour
"There isn't that much difference anymore between spacecraft, aircraft and modern automobiles..." - Keith Henry, NASA's Langley Research Center
See a list of my real mods and pictures of my car HERE. The true performance of my car was made possible by the Carolinas Crew Chief, RobertP at Rob's Tire & Auto
97 Laser Red Thunderbird LX161k, Stage 2 4.6L 2v N/A | 300 BHP (255 RWHP, 290 RWTQ) | 13.95 @ 97.58 | Build details | Pics at the Lorain Assembly plant 98 Black Mark VIII 155k, stock daily driver 07 Redfire Fusion V6 SEL 178k, for the wife Gone but not forgotten: 96 Mark VIII, 94 Cougar XR7, 93 Mark VIII
TCCoA's resident pilot since 2014 Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the world with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you long to return. -Leonardo da Vinci