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The story of my 2010 Summer Cruise : Or how my car only made it 12 hours before...

...breaking again.

This time it was leaving the track, and not on it though. Progress?

Huuuuuuuuge thanks to Brooks for the lift home.


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Damn I don't think I saw as many broken cars this year as last year.

Last time we had a broken BMW!

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i broke last year too. not too long after the BMW actually.
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Yeah you broke in the staging lanes. I remember lol.

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Actually, i broke an axle on the line and had to be pushed back next to the BMW, but i digress.



Anyway, the entire day was a scramble to get the car ready to go for the cruise. I wanted to get out there on some MT Drag Radials and was slowly dialing in the air pressure to where it would hook. Had fun out on track, enjoyed myself getting in 4 passes which for the most part i improved every step of the way, except my 3rd pass in which i dead hooked and my hand was so sweaty i accidentally yanked it out of 1st.

On the way out, car was stumbling idling, and then the idle got rough, and parked it as quick as i could.

Rode home in the back out Brooks pickup truck! Not too bad except the one cop who kept shadowing us down 114! That would have been a great way to end the night, getting Brooks pulled over, but alas, the car gods apparently were satisfied they had done enough.

Anyway, im going to pour myself an alcoholic beverage of choice and get some sleep.

Hope everyone else had a blast, it was pretty dang fun up until the last 15 minutes before midnight, ha!
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Should have brought the Mazda!

But hope you get it going again.

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Actually, i broke an axle on the line and had to be pushed back next to the BMW, but i digress.



Anyway, the entire day was a scramble to get the car ready to go for the cruise. I wanted to get out there on some MT Drag Radials and was slowly dialing in the air pressure to where it would hook. Had fun out on track, enjoyed myself getting in 4 passes which for the most part i improved every step of the way, except my 3rd pass in which i dead hooked and my hand was so sweaty i accidentally yanked it out of 1st.

On the way out, car was stumbling idling, and then the idle got rough, and parked it as quick as i could.

Rode home in the back out Brooks pickup truck! Not too bad except the one cop who kept shadowing us down 114! That would have been a great way to end the night, getting Brooks pulled over, but alas, the car gods apparently were satisfied they had done enough.

Anyway, im going to pour myself an alcoholic beverage of choice and get some sleep.

Hope everyone else had a blast, it was pretty dang fun up until the last 15 minutes before midnight, ha!
Damn sorry to hear that. Oh well. Get it running for the fall cruise and u will be good

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I think i wont be racing for the next couple of cruises. It has proven to be extremely costly. I think i'll be just fine driving on the street.
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I think i wont be racing for the next couple of cruises. It has proven to be extremely costly. I think i'll be just fine driving on the street.
You're a depressing drunk!

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I think i wont be racing for the next couple of cruises. It has proven to be extremely costly. I think i'll be just fine driving on the street.
Don't worry u will get it Down. One thing I have Learned a true race car is in the shop more than on the track.

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Don't worry u will get it Down. One thing I have Learned a true race car is in the shop more than on the track.
Shit, boostedgt broke and got fixed all in one night!

But, once you realize it's always one thing after another, it's all gravy. Shit happens when you beat the shit out of an 11 year old car. Yet a 20 year old car!

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Again?

I think I was beside you. If that was you, the engine sounded like it was missing on three cylinders. Bad luck was every where. I still can't find third for crap, but I was hooking off the line better than ever.

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Shit, boostedgt broke and got fixed all in one night!

But, once you realize it's always one thing after another, it's all gravy. Shit happens when you beat the shit out of an 11 year old car. Yet a 20 year old car!
Very true

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That sucks Ryan. Pretty much why I got bored with racing. I didn't have as much breakage as you but still. Plus the track was always overly crowded so limited passes, swapping slicks on in the pits, long drive to and from the track, etc.

Maybe some day i'll get back into the occasional trip to the track with some slicks but for now i'm happy just cruising the car on the street, car shows, gtg's and such.

Good luck getting the Cobra all fixed up. Hope it's not tooooo expensive.

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Damn that sucks Ryan.

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Hey, not so fast. I did not hear any knocking in that engine, no smoke and no outward signs of destruction. Just not running on about 3 cylinders. Probably floated the valves resulting in a few cam followers being knocked off. I would not pronounce it terminal yet.

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Well damn Ryan, hope you get it fixed quickly and it's not anything major.

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Hey, not so fast. I did not hear any knocking in that engine, no smoke and no outward signs of destruction. Just not running on about 3 cylinders. Probably floated the valves resulting in a few cam followers being knocked off. I would not pronounce it terminal yet.
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That sucks Ryan. Pretty much why I got bored with racing. I didn't have as much breakage as you but still. Plus the track was always overly crowded so limited passes, swapping slicks on in the pits, long drive to and from the track, etc.

Maybe some day i'll get back into the occasional trip to the track with some slicks but for now i'm happy just cruising the car on the street, car shows, gtg's and such.

Good luck getting the Cobra all fixed up. Hope it's not tooooo expensive.

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I spent about 1500 bucks this past month on the car, including a new Ford steering rack after my OEM piece died on me, as well as Caster Camber plates since my 10 year old MAC plates rubber bushings were blown out, and on drag radials so i wouldn't have to -do- the shuffle in the pits anymore, just put the drag radials on when its a nice cool evening with no pressure, then drive to the track and home a few times a year.


Getting ready to leave after my 4th pass, it was having trouble holding idle without dying, then got rough where i pulled it over within mere seconds of hearing the rough idle. It's currently turning over, but has weak to no oil pressure. No oil on the dipstick, but its a deep deep where the dipstick doesn't read as well. If it ran dry on 9 quarts of oil, then i just don't know what to do at that point besides custom build a 15 gallon oil pan (humor!). I have not even had the car in my possession long enough this summer/spring to warrant an oil change or inspection sticker. I would wager within the last year and a half i have driven the car less than 3000 miles.

I wouldn't say i'm being pessimistic, fellas, just if you saw the sheer monetary investment in the car after each parts break at the cruise you would probably get a greater appreciation for it. It is not only reasonable, but the sane decision at this point to discontinue doing something which i can ill-afford and have lost enjoyment of. Its not satisfying to anyone building the car "right" with no corners cut, and having part after part break.

Currently I'm looking at -all- options on getting the car serviced, and it runs the gamut from getting it repaired and sold, to letting the car sit, to looking at alternative performance shops to bring the car to. I have posted a thread in the garage about that. It would be rather clear to anyone that i am tired of the car being unable to survive 7-8 drag passes a year without seeming catastrophic failure of some kind or another.


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I spent about 1500 bucks this past month on the car, including a new Ford steering rack after my OEM piece died on me, as well as Caster Camber plates since my 10 year old MAC plates rubber bushings were blown out, and on drag radials so i wouldn't have to -do- the shuffle in the pits anymore, just put the drag radials on when its a nice cool evening with no pressure, then drive to the track and home a few times a year.


Getting ready to leave after my 4th pass, it was having trouble holding idle without dying, then got rough where i pulled it over within mere seconds of hearing the rough idle. It's currently turning over, but has weak to no oil pressure. No oil on the dipstick, but its a deep deep where the dipstick doesn't read as well. If it ran dry on 9 quarts of oil, then i just don't know what to do at that point besides custom build a 15 gallon oil pan (humor!). I have not even had the car in my possession long enough this summer/spring to warrant an oil change or inspection sticker. I would wager within the last year and a half i have driven the car less than 3000 miles.

I wouldn't say i'm being pessimistic, fellas, just if you saw the sheer monetary investment in the car after each parts break at the cruise you would probably get a greater appreciation for it. It is not only reasonable, but the sane decision at this point to discontinue doing something which i can ill-afford and have lost enjoyment of. Its not satisfying to anyone building the car "right" with no corners cut, and having part after part break.

Currently I'm looking at -all- options on getting the car serviced, and it runs the gamut from getting it repaired and sold, to letting the car sit, to looking at alternative performance shops to bring the car to. I have posted a thread in the garage about that. It would be rather clear to anyone that i am tired of the car being unable to survive 7-8 drag passes a year without seeming catastrophic failure of some kind or another.


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fuck ryan you would think that car is a fairmont and i was working on it. fix it and start racing the mazdog
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at least you have a good clutch I know the feeling all too well. I had a hole appear in my radiator and had to replace day before last and hot coolant shot all over my pullies and engine so I get to see if the bearings in my idlers start to go out soon and not to mention the smell of coolant still lingers. It was an unexpected expense which I have been getting too many of here lately.

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I spent about 1500 bucks this past month on the car, including a new Ford steering rack after my OEM piece died on me, as well as Caster Camber plates since my 10 year old MAC plates rubber bushings were blown out, and on drag radials so i wouldn't have to -do- the shuffle in the pits anymore, just put the drag radials on when its a nice cool evening with no pressure, then drive to the track and home a few times a year.


Getting ready to leave after my 4th pass, it was having trouble holding idle without dying, then got rough where i pulled it over within mere seconds of hearing the rough idle. It's currently turning over, but has weak to no oil pressure. No oil on the dipstick, but its a deep deep where the dipstick doesn't read as well. If it ran dry on 9 quarts of oil, then i just don't know what to do at that point besides custom build a 15 gallon oil pan (humor!). I have not even had the car in my possession long enough this summer/spring to warrant an oil change or inspection sticker. I would wager within the last year and a half i have driven the car less than 3000 miles.

I wouldn't say i'm being pessimistic, fellas, just if you saw the sheer monetary investment in the car after each parts break at the cruise you would probably get a greater appreciation for it. It is not only reasonable, but the sane decision at this point to discontinue doing something which i can ill-afford and have lost enjoyment of. Its not satisfying to anyone building the car "right" with no corners cut, and having part after part break.

Currently I'm looking at -all- options on getting the car serviced, and it runs the gamut from getting it repaired and sold, to letting the car sit, to looking at alternative performance shops to bring the car to. I have posted a thread in the garage about that. It would be rather clear to anyone that i am tired of the car being unable to survive 7-8 drag passes a year without seeming catastrophic failure of some kind or another.


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Trust me Ryan, I hear ya. Take your time and consider all options. Ultimately do what makes you happy. I went through similar stuff with my old '97. It was a cool car that I had a lot of fun with, but also dumped a lot of money in and had a lot of frustration with as well. After 6 years I parted with it because the joy had faded. You've had even more problems with your Cobra than I had with that car so I can only imagine how you feel.

I've found the car hobby to be a love/hate relationship. I'm really happy I made the decision to get back in a clean foxbody though. They really are sooo much easier and cheaper to work on. These days I just enjoy a clean Mustang that sounds good and is fun to cruise on the street. Time gets more limited once you are married with a house. I'll be a dad here in about 7 weeks so i'm sure it will only get more limited. Man, I sound like an old fart.

Good luck with whatever you decided. Atleast you have a daily driver that you also enjoy. Stay positive. At the end of the day, it's just a car. It will all work out man. I need to make my way out to the west side some time and catch up with you at a car gtg.

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