Home from school and looking for a checklist!

Old 03-24-2009, 06:16 PM
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Being new to Super Comp drag racing, I thought it would be a good idea to attend Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School in Gainsville to learn how to drive the faster cars. I just got back and must say that I learned a bunch. I not only learned what it felt like to drive an 8 second car but Frank also goes into the mental side of racing and quite a bit of the that stuff makes a lot of sense.
I also got to make a visit to Don Garlits' Museum in Ocala, a voyage I have been looking forward to for a long long time.
Now I have to get my car out and spend the rest of this year finding out how everything works and how to set it up. I'm reading, studying, asking questions and watching others closely. I'm sure I will be posting many questions on the forum in the months to come.
Does anyone have a checklist of what I need to make sure is in the trailer when I head out to the dragstrip? I would appreciate any info I can get.
Thanks!
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:46 PM
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Tire guage
Air Tank
Fuel
Jack
Jack stands
Shoe polish (if you don't have a dial-in board)
Helmet, Jacket, Gloves, Shoes, Neck Brace.....
At least some basic tools
Rags or Paper towels

Drinks, munchies.

There is alot more that others will post.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:56 PM
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Funnel, ice chest, windex, generator, extra hood pins, battery charger, ear plugs.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:08 PM
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Extra pair of underwear :lol:

Zip.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:10 PM
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Jets
Timing Light
Spark Plugs
Fuses-Relays
Wire-Connectors

I'm sure there is more. This just came to mind.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by zipper06
Extra pair of underwear :lol:

Zip.
Good one zip. I knew there was more. :lol:
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:20 PM
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Misc selection of nuts, bolts, cotter pins, sheetmetal screws, self tapper screws,cordless drill and SHARP bits :shock: tablet of paper and a couple of pens(to write down stuff ya need for the next trip and observations you make), hose clamps, wire connecters.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:22 PM
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Always take a video camera and a good operator , you will see a lot of stuff on the tape that you don't relize you are doing or the car is doing , you can tell alot by the sound of the engine that you can't hear in car and the tire spin , just my 2 cents..
Oh yeah , I " A L W A Y S " take a spare " N E W" battery and a jump box with my wife carrying it to staging lanes :shock:
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:24 PM
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Thanks, guys. I'm building a list and it's really growing already. Keep the suggestions coming. I will post the list when it's finalized.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:36 PM
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OH ! I forgot to ad ; a roll of the black Gorilla tape
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