Ragtop Racing

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Where it all began!


My Car

Where it all began

A Year of Big Changes

Y2K A year of adversity



The Resurrection Begins

More Big Plans

This has to be the last of the parts!


SECTION 3:Phase 1

You Gotta Start Somewhere!

Its Cleaning up nicely!

Slowly things are changing.

Will it ever be done?

Getting worse before it gets better

The Power Plant!!!



The final stages of assembly:

Body and Suspension





 5:The finished product!

The finished product!


SECTION 6:The Other Toys!!!

My Winter Beater!

Bikes & Other Toys


SECTION 7:Friends Cars

Friends Cars!

A Year of Big Changes


SECTION 8:A little bit about me.

About me.

Corral Day 02



Links page


SECTION 10:Tech Articles.

Tech Articles

Clutch Replacement

Roll Bar pics



SECTION 11:Time Slips.

Time Slips


SECTION 12:Models.









































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Winter 1992

This car was owned by a friend's dad when I first saw it I decided right away that I would make it mine.

I had just totaled my 1977 Camaro LT ( a very nice low mileage car ) by driving half way through a Porsche 944 that thought they could turn right in front of me ( boy was she wrong ).


I had a fair amount of money that I was going to have to raise in order to buy this car but I was able to strike a deal with the owner that he would hold it until spring for me.

March 1992

I was able to come up with the cash needed to finally pay for the car that spring, but I needed to sell my written off Camaro in order to pay for insurance.

I drove the car completely stock for the first year before the changes started. I Started racing the car that summer with factory single exhaust , air filter and everything just as it rolled off of the showroom floor in 84, only it had accumulated 129 000 kms before I had purchased it.

My first year of racing the car was by no means a record breaker, posting times of 15.6 and slower, but it was a great way to break into the sport of drag racing.

In 1993 the changes had begun, I started with Fords factory headers and dual exhaust from a newer model Mustang.

I replaced the 14 inch tire's and hubcaps with 15 inch 10 hole rims shod with 255-60-15 Radial T/A's on the back and 235-60-15 Radial T/A's on the front.

I also installed a K & N filter in the Dual snorkel air cleaner, and was being taught how to tune the car a little, add in having had a lot of practice  driving the car I ended up running consistent 15.0's, but for the life of me I could not break into the 14's.

Season Finals 1993:

I had become obsessed with running a 14 second run, a friend of mine suggested that I take the serpentine belt off just before I run.

Well it worked!

My first run without the belt was a 14.74 with a 3 mph increase, and I was able to get it down to a 14.536 @ 92mph! This was better then I had ever dreamed that I would be able to achieve with such minor mods.

It was also one heck of way to end the season!

1994 came and went without doing anything for mods, But I was able to improve on my driving to keep me in the low 15's and a few high 14's all year long.