how do a person with a 426, run 10's and then spends over $50,000.00 , gets a new motor and can't make it though a track day ! how does this happen, can some one tell me PLEASE ?????
Arrington 426 stroker, NX 150-250 shot, HHP Stage 4 N/A Cam, 3200 stall conveter ,LMI True 4" CAI , 170 T-stat, Corsa mufflers, Blastin Bob Fat Pipes,Diablosport Predator, SLP Underdrive crank Pulley, High Flow Cats, CMW Stage II Heads with upgrads HHP Ported intake, AJ CMR Tune, Blue top's
6.1.PB 12.17@ 115MPH
7.0.PB 11.43@118 MPH 1.55 60ft"
7.0 PB on SPRAY 11.38@ 129 1.57 60"
well a friend of mine , spent a hole lot of money for a bigger and was suppose to better motor, almost 2 years ago, and his car has never been running the same since , now he is quitting on us and racing, some thing just ant right with this whole deal.He was the first guy to get in to the 10's, but for the past year or so, he cant get out of the 11's ! and how do you let a person go race on a start up tune ? We are a family here, and this just mad one of the best guy i know QUIT
50k? In the motor, which its what LPM was responsible for? Hmmmm... I think you might want to check your numbers.
Do you really want an explanation? You're not gonna like the answer... Suffice to say that I will state my life on the fact that if I had the car or that motor I'd have it going at least low 10's. I even asked James if he wanted help to get it there, but he is set on his path. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. Without even being dialed in that motor makes a good bit more power than my current setup and it gets down the track just fine, even at a much heavier weight. So before you start barking up the wrong tree, think about it logically. You also might want to get a few more actual "facts" from both sides before you start the blame game.
Last edited by Retro-King; 05-05-2012 at 08:44 AM.
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the juice will hit like a hammer soon enough...
It really is a darned shame. He has been racing with us for a looong time and been pushing the envelope since day one.
A loss to our community for sure.
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7.4 Personal Best: Aluminum 449 - 10.736 ET , 1.589 60', 125.05 MPH
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I was replying to Retro-King not you.
I didn't notice this was in LPM's section.
well, it don't really matter how much money he spent, he was NOT treated fair, in a lot of people eyes
Again, I'm not trying to be a dick, but like the last post stated there was a lot if stuff going on in the background. I am not saying everything was perfect for either party by any stretch, but I do know that there are two sides to the story and I don't think you know enough about it to call out LPM here. I know more than most about it and I think it sucks for both sides.
Anyway, let's drop it cause its not our battle. I for one sure wish someone could talk James down off the ledge cause he's so close to having what he wanted! I tried, but failed. I will miss running with him at the events for sure. Just wish it didn't come to this. Agreed?
Last edited by Retro-King; 05-05-2012 at 12:47 PM.
Not to happy when someone posts something in our forum without the facts.
First of all James only ran 10's once with his 426 motor. Second we sponsored and build him the most powerful NA Aluminum engine out there making 700hp to the wheels and it has over 30 passes in the 10's. We only built the motor we did not build the drive line, install the fuel system, suspension work, tuning, etc.
Last edited by Chris@LPM; 05-07-2012 at 06:50 AM. Reason: t
It sucks that James is quitting, No two ways about it.
I don't know any details, I just know that new builds can take a long time to get dialed in. I understand the frustration, and hope James changes his mind.
I always look forward to seeing that red 300 streaking down the track.
Ill miss both hanging out with James and watching him run at events.
The Old: Stock 5.7 Bottom End | Lead Foot | 11.861 @ 112.76 1.63 60'
The New: Forged Arrington 6.1 | MMPG Top End | Paramount Drivetrain | 11.67