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Author:  dannyboy [ Thu May 10, 2018 5:16 pm ]
Post subject:  fiat x 1/9...ish

owned this a few years ago and had chance to get it back for a good price so me and a mate went halves on it to share .its a tube chassis dragster made in the 80s by a well known usa vw drag racer .runnig a nitrous fed dtas40pro ecu controlled air-cooled flat four motor will be flying the dta flag at the door slammers event next weekend at santa pod in the 4cyl class :shock:

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Author:  stevieturbo [ Fri May 11, 2018 6:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: fiat x 1/9...ish

Should be fast ? Always liked the X1/9's, there's a local one here that does hillclimbs with a 2.0 engine, goes really well.

Author:  dannyboy [ Fri May 11, 2018 1:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: fiat x 1/9...ish

it ran 10.60 with 170hp and 60 hp of gas so with the 230 hp motor and 130 hp of gas it should run into the 9s i hope we will see the gearbox is the weak spot so fingers crossed it'll hold together ....

Author:  dannyboy [ Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: fiat x 1/9...ish

car ran fast today 9.85@137mph but pulled chute and it hit the wall not sure how bad it is but did look buggered....

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Author:  stevieturbo [ Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: fiat x 1/9...ish

The chute caused that ?

I'll never understand why guys use parachutes when good brakes are so easy !

Hopefully it's just panel damage and nothing bend too badly.

Author:  Alex DTA [ Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: fiat x 1/9...ish

dannyboy wrote:
car ran fast today 9.85@137mph but pulled chute and it hit the wall not sure how bad it is but did look buggered....


Ouch. Sorry to see that Danny

Author:  dannyboy [ Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: fiat x 1/9...ish

https://youtu.be/6TK0OP8CStw

Author:  stevieturbo [ Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: fiat x 1/9...ish

Looked like a totally clean run until that.

Pod has a lot of room at the back end, is there really a need to be using the chute at all unless you're getting out of shape and trying to use it to pull things straight again ?

Author:  dannyboy [ Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: fiat x 1/9...ish

the chute normally fine to deploy but i did it wrong today stupid mistake but let off the throttle and unloaded the car as i pulled chute .dumb mistake .but when i rebuild it ill add better brakes to the car front and rear instead of just rear single pots :o :P

Author:  stevieturbo [ Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: fiat x 1/9...ish

dannyboy wrote:
the chute normally fine to deploy but i did it wrong today stupid mistake but let off the throttle and unloaded the car as i pulled chute .dumb mistake .but when i rebuild it ill add better brakes to the car front and rear instead of just rear single pots :o :P



So you need to deploy the chute under power ? Or after letting off ?

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