Nostalgia Comp Eliminator

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Nostalgia Comp Eliminator

Post #1 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:55 pm

I am Sunday's Milan Dragway Nostalgia Comp Eliminator champ. This year it was a three day event with separate races on Saturday and Sunday. My buddy Dan Snyder (552 ci Ford powered '23T altered) won yesterday's race and me today. In the final round I had to run a FED (8.50 index) on my 10.50 index in the Last Logghe altered. He ran 8.52 to my 10.52 with a m.o.v. of .016. What fun!

This was with the (orange) Logghe vintage race car - not my avatar S/P.

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Post #3 by 67Straightsix » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:12 pm

Congratulations :beer:

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Post #4 by Big64my79Effie » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:38 am

Outstanding! Enjoy nostalgia drag racing. Go to Beechbend just about every year for the NHRA museum eastern tour. Thanks for the video!

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Post #5 by Does10s » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:13 am

Congrats Greg!
Nice video!

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Post #6 by bubba22349 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:00 pm

Wow nice run Greg, the "Last Logghe" is very consistent! :beer: Congrats on the Win. :thumbup: :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Post #7 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:33 pm

I ended my 2017 racing season last night in the Last Logghe altered. After my successful outing a couple weeks ago in Nostalgia Comp I decided to enter the monthly Heads Up! night race last night. It was my first time racing at one of these hugely popular Heads Up! series. I entered in the Open Comp class - no electronics, .500 Pro tree, qualify off your reaction time, dial-in assigned for the evening as 1/10 faster than your quickest of two qualifying passes. 71 cars trying for a spot in the 56 car qualified field. On my second pass I had a .007 light, ran a 10.51 (lifting) and that put me in the show at number 12 qualifier with a 10.41 dial-in assigned. Ran dead on 10.41 first round, won a couple of rounds, lost in the third, won back my $50 entry fee. What fun.

I know I took some flak from some by deciding to update the Last Logghe altered to current safety specs and other mods instead of making it a restored, as-purchased original. But in the course of racing it these last few years many folks have thanked me for putting it back on the track and letting them remember what these cars were like. It pleases and surprises me to see how many people remember the names of Ron and Gene Logghe, Chuck Kurzawa, Al Bergler - all craftsmen associated with its construction. Purists love the original inline six.

Post race leak-down and compression checks showed everything good and ready to go next season so it gets winterized and put back in storage 'til spring.

Thanks for following my thread. Stay tuned for more fun next summer.
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Post #8 by drag-200stang » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:08 am

Good job on the season. :thumbup:
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Post #9 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:34 pm

thanks drag-200stang.
The coil overs on the front were custom made at Logghe also. They cut down longer bodies and shortened the stems for a compact unit. They were wizards.

The numbers in your signature are very impressive - great e.t.s
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Post #10 by drag-200stang » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:02 am

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:thanks drag-200stang.
The coil overs on the front were custom made at Logghe also. They cut down longer bodies and shortened the stems for a compact unit. They were wizards.

The numbers in your signature are very impressive - great e.t.s

Thanks FTF.
It was ahead of its time, but not so much any more.
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200 turbo w/lenco 4-spd
stock adj. rockers, stock timing set, ARP studs
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Went 9's when 10's was fast.

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