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Clutch Testing – August 26th 2017 – Pacific Raceways

  Chevy!   August 26th 2017: This was our first time out with the new Ram clutch and I will admit there was some anxiety on my part. Did we have our initial settings reasonably close [980 base pressure, 4.3 … Continue reading

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New Ram Clutch in Store for our ’57 in 2018

Since 2014 we have had breakage taking our ’57 out of races which we must address. It is clear that our older style Ram clutch with only static pressure adjustment and a very aggressive 6-paddle disc is no longer suited … Continue reading

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What Does the Future Bring?

Our first post on this Edwards & Young blog was on February 10, 2009 and the subject was; “What Was Your First ride?” And I started our original racing website in 1999, which is still in archive format here. Since … Continue reading

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Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks!

An excellent job by John and his team in the Service Dept. of Burien Chevrolet! A week earlier we had the original battery replaced in our recently purchased Certified, Pre-owned 2013 Chevy Traverse. After the battery was replaced I noticed … Continue reading

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Just Wondering…

December 13, 2016: Over the years I’ve had a great sense of satisfaction building and designing our engines, maintaining the old Doug-Nash 5-speed, and setting up our own rear gears. Of course I’ve relied on machine shops to do the … Continue reading

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David Reher: Oil Is Everything

A good article by David Reher on oil issues and broken rods as it appeared in NHRA’s National Dragster. This season, several of our racing friends have broken rods. The common factor I have seen in their pictures is a … Continue reading

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Discussing Our Clutch Set-up and Quickest Pass to Date

With stick cars, they run their quickest when they spin the rear tires a couple of revolutions on the hit as we did on this run. When it dead hooks it looks impressive but you slow down as you pull … Continue reading

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A look at the RAM single disc sintered iron clutch system

A good look at the new Ram clutch which we have considered for future use in our ’57. Our current Ram clutch does not use centrifugal assist and uses a 6-paddle disc. Our only current adjustment is static pressure. This new … Continue reading

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Discussing our Old-School ’57 Chev with Roger Young

 

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Do You Feel Like We Do?

After a few tough weeks in our racing community, I decided to have some fun last night and put this together. Enjoy your racing, HAVE FUN & STAY SAFE! – Roger

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Tragic Loss: Mark Lyle, NHRA Chief Starter Passes

March 28, 2016: [Updated August 5, 2016] We just learned this today, a tragic loss to our racing community and all of us that knew him. Mark was from North Bend, WA. I wonder how many times he sent us … Continue reading

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The Parting Shift: Make A Few Runs In The Edwards And Young Modified Production 1957 Chevy – HUGE RPM!

Thanks to Robert Fedyk of Reaction Time Media on June 19th, 2015, Bangshift.com ran a feature article on our old buggy. It gives the long history of our ’57 and except for the larger motor and coil-over rear suspension the … Continue reading

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