After cancellation due to bad weather on the
first attempt the Falcon GT Owners Club of
NSW WSID drag day finally arrived. I woke
up at the crack of dawn fired up the XT and
headed off to pick up Kev. We cruised down
to Detroitís where Adam and Nick were waiting
with the kettle on.
Some of the boys like Andreas and Tony started
rolling in. Before we knew it a massive contingent
arrived with 1970ís muscle parked in Argyle
St. We fired up the engines and hit the road.
Through the M5 then onto the M7 and off to
Western Sydney. Our final destination.
We drove through the pits for the mandatory
inspections and weighed the cars. This topic
had been hot on the forums with all sorts
of figured thrown around but the mighty XT
came in at 1505 with driver. New 205 Bridgestones
were bolted on for this event.
Finally we were let loose on the track. From
the first instance the XT had troubles shifting
that 2nd cog. Under any kind of load it refused
to go in. After a series of 13 second passes
the time came up to line up Jeff Bís Clevo
and in this instance I decided to granny shift
to second gear. The gear finally selected
and the XT was off for that 12 second pass.
I achieved the goal for the day which was
to run a 12 second pass. So the best for the
XT was a firstname.lastname@example.org on steet tyres.
At the lunch break I attempted to bleed the
clutch and a big thanks to Pete03 for lending
me some brake fluid. Pete is truly a gentleman.
Unfortunately this coarse of action was in
moment of the day was hearing that Andreas
broke his seat during a run and ended up in
the back seat. Andrew if you have any in car
footage of this I would love to see it.
also goes to Nutic for a best of 14.6@97mph
after removing the aircleaner. The XA is now
on par with Angís phase 3. Top effort brother.
of the other times were Adam P XB went 11.56@124mph,
Andreas ran a best of 11.6@123mph with 2nd
gear top loader issues. Tony K with the true
blue XW ran a 10.9@124mph, also first time
to see Garrett flogging the XT all day without
any major dramas.
A big thanks to Sash from AN Racing. The AN
bullet performed flawlessly. I did say that
I will retire the car from the track, but
once the box is sorted I might be tempted
to go out 1 more time to run the numbers that
I know are capable. Also thanks goes out to
Andreas who fed the boys with the Greek souvlaki
finally a big thanks goes out to Geoff Day.
This event would not have happened without