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Old 03-28-2010
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Sweet! I can't wait for the video.
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hope to see it at the strip soon
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I just read through the last damned 70 pages and YOU LEAVE ME ON THIS CLIFFHANGER! Congrats, stoked for video!
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I just read through the last damned 70 pages and YOU LEAVE ME ON THIS CLIFFHANGER! Congrats, stoked for video!
sounds like me, I cought on at page 42 IIRC
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Well everyone has that moment where you realize

A: My heart rate just found 400BPM,
B: I am a complete retard, and
C: Please god make it stop.

My first one in the Ranger was today. I was playing with the brakes, as the 3rd and different master cylinder seems to be leaking out the rear of the bore. I took the whole deal off to look at it, and try to figure it out, and was about 99% finished buttoning up, when my buddy Jeff, the Ford tech stops by to program the new PCM. We get that done and decide to take it for a quick spin.....99% done.....We take it out on the street, and its a beast, and only running on stock f-250 6.0 programming, yet it still gets sideways, and pins you to the seat.....99%. We turn a corner onto a straight stretch with no houses for quite a while with a stop sign at the end, then a school zone after the stop. 99% I get on it hard, and it spins through first and second, then grabs pretty good in third, and we start accelerating pretty damned fast. 99% I get out of it about 55 mph, and hit the brakes.......:bang the 1% was the cotter pin that holds the brake lever to the pedal.......Yes, I know I am an idiot! I told Jeff, oh chit, no brakes, and he laughs, till he realizes I am serious. We were still a lOOOOONG way from the stop, but getting there at 45MPH. I grabbed the lever,a nd pulled it to 1st gear, and thank god it went right to 1st and basically skidded to about 15 MPH, then started to slow fast. I popped it into nuetral and coasted to about 5 mph, and tsince it was a slight down hill, I popped it into reverse, and it slowed, then stopped. Right to park. When I could stand, I got out, and saw the cotter pin sitting on the floorboard. I quickly put it back in, and we decided we had had enough for the day. LOL Here is a quick video just after. You can hear jeff ask, "GOt brakes" as we approach the stop.

I will always, complete 100% before I get distracted again. Maybe a checklist like the airplane for my sorry ***.

Quick little 1st and second hit.

[MEDIA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G320N9qXIo[/MEDIA]
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When reading i thought you had crashed it! Truck sounds crazy!
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The sound on the video is not at all what it sounds like. The video camera I am using is just a cheapy.
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wish I had sound!!!!
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Pure SEX!
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OOOOHHH the sound is rediculous! At least you figured out how to make the truck stop unlike the toyota owners...
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Wow. You had me scared there for a bit.

I hope you get some more videos up soon!
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that sounds amazing
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Yeah I was definitely a little freaked out reading that. Glad to hear that the no brakes thing went as good as it did though. It must feel good to drive it!
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It feels amazing. Still some work to do to get it where I want, but just driving it around feels awesome.
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We wound up getting a best of 12.2 at 115 shutting it down at about 1000 feet when the up pipes split. The guys at trusted had been telling me they were going to need to change the pipes out, and ceramic coat the new ones. Now it looks like we will be doing it sooner than later. LOL We had brake issues and pushed through the lights the first several times before we found a bad fitting that was leaking on the master cylinder. We payed with the bias and finally got it lined out when the Back pressure sensor blew out of the up pipes, (my fault, it was a brass fitting, ) that 60' was a 2.9, LOL We never left the line with more than 2 pounds of boost both days dues to the brake issues. We hit it with a single 60 shot of nitrous and WOW did it wake it up. SOOOOO on the next run we upped it to a single 80 shot and finally had the brakes lined out. We thought we had a pin hole in the up pipe but it was no biggie so we went out and tried to spool it up, and it just wouldn't. Apparently it had started to split. Richard was driving and launched it with what boost he had....about 1/2 pound, LOL and when it came on boost, hit the nitrous and ran it till it finally blew letting out at 1000', and coasted through the lights at 12.2 at 115. The truck is rock solid going down the track, and I am happy as hell in the progress so far. Videos to follow when i get them!
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what do you think it will run after you get everything done
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Low 10, or high 9

Its been a while. Vids to come.



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god that looks awsome!
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Enjoy the first one is THE first time ever. Last one is when we split the up pipe in 4 places.

YouTube - DeRanged Maiden.wmv

YouTube - DeRanged -Run-2.wmv

YouTube - Deranged-NHRDA.wmv
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Holy awesomeness Batman!!

whats with the delay getting off the line?
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that awesome! cant wait to see it dialed in and runninv low 11s?
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sounds great
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We get it dialed in and hit it with nitrous its gonna run low 10's maybe high 9's. were testing, and kept pushing through the brakes. Its getting a trans brake this week.
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that sure seems like an awful lot of work for a 10 second truck... props on the build, but there are a lot easier ways to run 9s in the quarter.
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Not with a diesel or powerstroke for that matter. Seeing a diesel run 10s and 9s is amazing. Seeing a gas motor is just kind of normal.

Well done Tim. I can't wait to see that thing running to it's full potential. Going to be a very interesting year for the Fords.
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