Saturday, November 9, 2013
Jim Brown Puts NMCA Super Street 10.5 On Warning; Runs 6.36 at just 211 mph in testing
Last month Jim Brown eased back into the hot-seat of his 2001 Mustang GT when he unloaded a 4.31 checkout pass at Gateway International Raceway. After battling engine troubles with his 550ci big-block Ford Hemi engine, he teamed up with CNC Motorsports to get it sorted out and ready for serious action. Brown has a ProCharger F-3R centrifugal supercharger bolted to the front of his Hemi bullet and with the engine troubles behind him, Brown was ready to unleash the 2,600 hp we all know that thing makes. We are happy to report that the entire NMCA Super Street 10.5 category has been put on notice after a recent test session at Gateway. Brown dropped a sick 6.36 at just 211 mph (lifted 5.5 seconds into the run) that came by way of a 1.09 60-foot and 4.18 at 181 mph 1/8-mile during the run.
“It actually rattled the tires a bit so it felt like all the other passes,” stated Brown as the excitement in his voice was quite apparent. He continued, “it got out around 300-400 feet and picked the front end up and that’s when I thought it was gonna be a decent run. I never expected a .36 pass and figured it was a high 40 to low 50—maybe. I was obviously pretty stoked when I saw the 6.36.” The run makes him the second quickest Outlaw 10.5 style centrifugally supercharged car in the world, behind another ProCharger front-runner, Doug Sikora. Brown was quick to credit a lot of folks for his milestone run; on top of the list is Ryan Micke, brother of NMCA Super Street 10.5 record holder and point’s leader Mark Micke, Hank Dingfelder, Cliff Williams, Marc Beilman, Tim Bradham, M&M Transmissions, ProCharger, and of course Brown’s wife and family for putting up with his horsepower madness!
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Had to replace the flex pipes that were in the exhaust today, over a couple of years they broke up.. So I replaced them with pipe, alittle harder to bolt it all back up! But at least it'll safe a turbo!
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
So I've had to make some Tim time in order to feel accomplished... So when Joel gave me the opportunity to own this cool Triumph which I did all the fab work on some years ago! I jumped on it! Now in the new shop I've spent some evenings and Saturdays finishing this kick azz bike which will be a head turner!
Now in the new shop and so it begins..
Robbie did a awesome job on the tank, frame and fender. Kinda been having a vision of this British flag on the tank ever since it came back to the shop.
The flat paint on the frame goes well with the gloss tins...
Working on the wiring and getting it wrapped up, big thanks goes to Josh who has been helping out at the shop..
I started building the pipes this week..
Kinda wanted to do something different, so here it is! I've seen many triumph exhaust but not like this!
I really like stainless so I hand built a license plate out of it, and found the sporty tail light in my stash. So I sand blasted it and brush finished it.
Getting close, really close!
Hope you enjoyed the build pic's, I'll post some more this Saturday....
Finished up Saturday afternoon, fired it up and rode it around Fayetteville for a bit! Then came back and checked over everything....all good!
It's a cool build that I was fortunate to have gotten back (thanks to Joel). Now I look forward to some more bike builds, being it a Chopper, Cafe, or Bobber! It's all passion driven to me, just glad I finally have a bike that will be at the shop to show off the talents!
Big thanks to....Robbie, Brad, Joel, Josh, Del, and especially my wife Jennifer!
Out and about at the "Ray Price Bike Show" this past Tuesday night, I didn't enter it because I was helping judge the show. Although I was told it should have been in it...........