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"Arm Drop" Race In-Car Video!

Think I cut a pretty good "light"!

Banging the gears on the bottle!

Looks great in full screen mode!

Arm Drop, Round One Hot Street Win! - YouTube

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great clip!

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That was a fun ride Mike. Good to see you handling that H pattern.

What track?

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Good job on the power shifts!

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Thanks guys! Dennis, that is Kanawaha Valley Dragway. It's halfway between Point Pleasant and Winfield, WV. on Rt. 35. About 1 hr 15 min from where I live. 1/8 mile track.

And... Those are not powershifts. The nitrous is hooked up to a throttle switch, so if I left the gas matted, it would definitely be banging off the limiter HARD between gears. Those are just well refined "granny" shifts.

Many people try to push the clutch and shift the gear at the same time, but you need to lead with your foot just a bit. It doesn't hurt to just sit in the car with the engine off and practice. Just take steps to not completely flood the engine. Of course, driving (and beating on) the car on a regular basis also helps.
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Man its going to be a long winter! Awesome job Mike..You need another camera man(or woman) in the stands so we can get an outside view as well..I love that inside camera though..Very cool.


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I think your granny shifts are as fast as my power shifts.

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Great video.

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Nice. Gotta love the HS drags. Hey, if you add a clutch switch in series with the throttle switch, you can keep your foot flat for power-shifting (flat-shifting) as the spray is off with either clutch or sub-WOT. So it even works with a launch limiter. Spray goes off when you hit the clutch and rev limiter works as-normal. Flip the spray arming switch before burnout and leave it alone. It takes the coordination factor out and improves consistency in most cases.
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It doesn't hurt to just sit in the car with the engine off and practice. Just take steps to not completely flood the engine. Of course, driving (and beating on) the car on a regular basis also helps.
Indeed I do power-shifting practice in any manual car I'm driving on the way to the grocery, as you don't have to have it floored to practice. The biggest habit to break is lifting. If you can drive normally to the store and power-shift while holding fixed light throttle, you can do it WOT. It feels like easy-driving an auto trans with a shift-kit. Fun stuff and good practice.

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Nice. Gotta love the HS drags. Hey, if you add a clutch switch in series with the throttle switch, you can keep your foot flat for power-shifting (flat-shifting) as the spray is off with either clutch or sub-WOT.
It shifts fast enough the way it is, and the way I'm doing it has been fairly easy on the transmission. The last transmission lasted through 7-8 years of beatings before I finally felt guilty and swapped it out for another one that I had sitting there, waiting for it to fail. Upon disassembly, the syncro teeth were well worn inside, but it still worked just fine.

They are small in/out transmissions, so I'm not going to do anything the jinx myself. lol

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Looks like a lot of fun. I've only run a stick shift on the drag strip a handful of times, and each in a slower high 10/low 11 sec car but it was a TON of fun. My normal car has been 5.70's in the 1/8 but it's automatic 2 speed...and honestly not quite as much fun as rowing a 4 or 5 speed. But I must admit the last two races in the Maverick have been lots of fun since I adjusted the 4 link and the shocks. 4 rounds yesterday but no money....2 (or was it 3?) weeks ago went to the finals & lost on a breakout (index).

One of these days I want to put a camera IN the car. What kind of camera did you use?

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One of these days I want to put a camera IN the car. What kind of camera did you use?
It's a Go-Pro. I bought the motorsports kit, which includes a suction cup window mount. I also bought a roll bar mount... which is what I used to record these, and the "horsepower therapy" vids. It's mounted on the main hoop, right at the top of the passenger side door.

I've got it set up to where you just push the button on the front to turn it on... and start recording automatically. Hold it in when you're done, and it will beep seven times, then turn off.

It will do 1080P video, but I just use the default of 1280x960 maybe? ...as it has more vertical range. There are several modes you can shoot in.

The aren't cheap, but I also got it for when the kids and I ride dirt bikes. They have helmet mounts, handlebar mounts, etc.

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Anybody wanting to know more about the racing, go to
http://streetshootout.net and click on the "new topics" link at the top.

It's a laid back organization, and a lot of fun. No big money involved or anything.
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**** yeah!!!!

That's what I'm talking about. I've been wanting to see that for a long time. Thanks for posting.

How far along are you on your Dart block build?
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**** yeah!!!!

That's what I'm talking about. I've been wanting to see that for a long time. Thanks for posting.

How far along are you on your Dart block build?
I've acquired all the parts for the long block except the valvetrain. Block is bored, everything is balanced. Just need the cam, lifters, pushrods, rockers, and timing chain.

Of course, I should probably mini-tub the car and upgrade the rear before getting too far along.

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