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RE: You KNOW that Bubba's on here... - Neilbubbachuck - 12-15-2010 06:02 PM
Yea ok, a friend rolled it in a ditch
I can see the scene now. 9am Sunday morning and Boomski is passed out on the couch.
knock! Knock! Knock! Police Open up!
*whaaaa?? whoooo man?
Police! Open the Damn door!
*right right well hold on man (stashing all the beer cans under the couch) come on in ossifer.
Holy Wow, You smell like a Brewery Son, What did ya go and hit which ya truck last night?
*Whatcha talkin about, I loaned it to someguy.
Oh Yea Mr., what's his name?
*Ah ahssifer, I don't know his name, I think it's John somethin. I was home all night rippin tunes.
You Rip Tubes Too? Right On! Unit 112a Ill be taking my lunch break. Hold all my calls.
*What? No I was listening to music.
Yea Yea I knew that! Listen son you Better straighten up and fly right. I got my eye on you boy!
*Ok ossifer friendly thankyou so much
Is that kinda how it happened?
RE: You KNOW that Bubba's on here... - Mufasa - 12-15-2010 06:52 PM
You mentioned cars... so feel compelled to speak.
I used to go to the Gatornationals every year in Gainsville, FL.
Every male should see a top fueler run - EVERY male.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_ceohUtMic&NR=1 (top fueler clearing it's throat) Yes kids...
it really is that powerful.
Some facts that even the girls might find interesting:
One Top Fuel dragster makes more horsepower (8,000 HP) than the first 4 rows of cars at the Daytona 500.
* Under full throttle, a dragster engine consumes
11.2 gallons of nitro methane per second; a fully loaded 747
consumes jet fuel at the same rate with 25% less energy being produced.
* A stock Dodge Hemi V8 engine cannot produce
enough power to merely drive the dragster's supercharger.
* With 3000 CFM of air being rammed in by the
supercharger on overdrive, the fuel mixture is compressed into a
near-solid form before ignition. Cylinders run on the verge of hydraulic
lock at full throttle.
* At the stoichiometric 1.7:1 air/fuel mixture for
nitro methane the flame front temperature measures 7050 degrees F.
* Nitro methane burns yellow. The spectacular
white flame seen above the stacks at night is raw burning hydrogen,
dissociated from atmospheric water vapor by the searing exhaust
* Dual magnetos supply 44 amps to each spark plug.
This is the output of an arc welder in each cylinder.
* Spark plug electrodes are totally consumed
during a pass. After 1/2 way, the engine is dieseling from compression plus
the glow of exhaust valves at 1400 degrees F. The engine can only be
shut down by cutting the fuel flow.
* If spark momentarily fails early in the run,
unburned nitro builds up in the affected cylinders and then explodes with
sufficient force to blow cylinder heads off the block in pieces or split
the block in half.
* Dragsters reach over 300 MPH before you have
completed reading this sentence.
* In order to exceed 300 MPH in 4.5 seconds,
dragsters must accelerate an average of over 4 G's. In order to reach 200 MPH
well before half-track, the launch acceleration approaches 8
* Top Fuel engines turn approximately 540
revolutions from ! light to light!
* Including the burnout, the engine must only
survive 900 revolutions under load.
* The redline is actually quite high at 9500 RPM.
* THE BOTTOM LINE: Assuming all the equipment is
paid off, the crew worked for free, & for once, NOTHING BLOWS UP, each
run costs an estimated $1,000 per second.
0 to 100 MPH in .8 seconds (the first 60 feet of the run)
0 to 200 MPH in 2.2 seconds (the first 350 feet of the run)
6 g-forces at the starting line (nothing accelerates faster on land)
6 negative g-forces upon deployment of twin ‘chutes at 300 MPH
An NHRA Top Fuel Dragster accelerates quicker than any other land vehicle on earth quicker than a jet fighter plane . . . quicker than the space shuttle.
The current Top Fuel dragster elapsed time record is
4.420 seconds for the quarter-mile (2004, Doug Kalitta). The
top speed record is 337.58 MPH as measured over the last 66'
of the run (2005, Tony Schumacher).
Putting this all into perspective:
You are driving the average $140,000 Lingenfelter
twin-turbo powered Corvette Z06. Over a mile up the road, a Top Fuel
dragster is staged & ready to launch down a quarter-mile strip as you
pass. You have the advantage of a flying start. You run the 'Vette
hard up through the gears and blast across the starting line & pass the
dragster at an honest 200 MPH. The 'tree' goes green for both of
you at that moment.
The dragster launches & starts after you.
You keep your foot down hard, but you hear an incredibly brutal whine that sears
your eardrums & within 3 seconds the dragster catches & passes you.
He beats you to the finish line, a quarter-mile away from where you just
passed him. Think about it - from a standing start, the dragster had
spotted you 200 MPH & not only caught, but nearly blasted you off the road
when he passed you within a mere 1320 foot long race!
RE: You KNOW that Bubba's on here... - Boomer - 12-15-2010 08:03 PM
We took my kids to the NHRA event in Chicago a couple years ago. Saw 332 MPH from one car.....now thats MOVING!
But - a long LONG time ago my pappy took me to Martin 131 Dragway and that one event made an impression on me the likes of which have not been seen since. We got literally within about 30 feet of the start line, and you wanna talk loud. I couldnt hear for a month, and it was such bliss. Those were the days when they were only going about 240 or so. I hope I can make it to three races in the next couple years - The Winter Nationals in Pomona, and the US Nationals in Indy, and the Gator Nationals. I have been a drags junkie for about as long as I can remember. Met Snake a couple times, John Force, but missed meeting Big Daddy. That guy was my hero.....he could build em AND race em.
One race I wont forget was in 1982.....Snake vs Mongoose, and it was right after Tom's son passed away from leukemia. That was hard to watch, even though in those days it was a month after it actually happened.
As well as you described it, to me its not just that - ITS WAY MORE. In my house if you ain't breathin nitro - leave quietly or risk persecution! Great job Muffy.....is it racing season yet?
RE: You KNOW that Bubba's on here... - RN-PRN - 12-15-2010 08:56 PM
I met Shirley Muldowney many years ago. Very nice woman. I used to watch her race years ago.
RE: You KNOW that Bubba's on here... - Boomer - 12-15-2010 09:02 PM
I have a couple pics of Shirley from a distance.....when we went to Chicago. She made the mistake of poking her head out and I think she was almost mobbed.....and all she was trying to do is watch the top fuelers. According to me pappy she is one of the nicest people in racing.....until she gets in the car. I guess they dont call her Cha Cha for nothing!
RE: You KNOW that Bubba's on here... - VincentUlyssis - 12-17-2010 10:35 PM
(12-15-2010 09:02 PM)boomer Wrote: I have a couple pics of Shirley from a distance.....when we went to Chicago. She made the mistake of poking her head out and I think she was almost mobbed.....and all she was trying to do is watch the top fuelers. According to me pappy she is one of the nicest people in racing.....until she gets in the car. I guess they dont call her Cha Cha for nothing!
"Surely, you must be joking."
"I'm not joking, and my name isn't Shirley"
RE: You KNOW that Bubba's on here... - VincentUlyssis - 12-25-2010 09:11 AM
Merry Christmas Bubba, Carrie, and Olivia!! Many blessings and joyous times in 2011! May your industry be multiplied by heaven exponentially.
...and Merry Christmas to you dear Brutus!
RE: You KNOW that Bubba's on here... - Neilbubbachuck - 12-25-2010 09:42 AM
Hear Hear! That's some straight dope yo.
Merry Chistmas. All I want for Christmas is For Bubba and Michael and Brutus to have safe passage as they come in and go out. Both near and far away. Peace Brotha.
RE: You KNOW that Bubba's on here... - nettiesaur - 12-26-2010 10:12 AM
(12-25-2010 09:42 AM)Neilbubbachuck Wrote: Hear Hear! That's some straight dope yo.
and for their families, the families of the band members, and the families of their staff(roadies included) to have a safe, happy, and healthy year!
RE: You KNOW that Bubba's on here... - NWoBHM - 12-26-2010 10:39 AM
They have been re-branded and promoted - they are now Techs.