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Blackwater 53393

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Blackwater 53393 last won the day on August 28 2019

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About Blackwater 53393

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  • Birthday 01/12/1953

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    ROI ROII Wartrace Regulators,Highland Regulators, North Alabama Regulators, Rock Castle Rangers SCORRS Member, Co-founder Insane Clown Posse

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    Male
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    near Music City
  • Interests
    In no particular order. History, music (Southern Rock/Blues/Oldies), racing (cars/motorcycles), motorcycling, weapons (mostly guns and knives), baseball, toy trains, WWII, cowboy shooting (targets of course), reading, and my wife and family.

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  1. The most overruled and least supportive of the Constitution of all of the Federal District Courts!! GO FIGURE!!
  2. It is a very politically slanted portrayal of the south!! DeCaprio sends messages that are hateful toward people who were merely defending their homes and states that were prevented from legally departing the union. My point of view, of course!
  3. I’m thinking that all of the legalese in the world won’t prevent some over aggressive lawyer from a lawsuit and given the fact that a match hosting some number of shooters and spectators greater than two would be vulnerable regardless of these or ANY guidelines!! My personal feeling is that this “lockdown/quarantine” is a huge mistake and might well be the greatest fraud ever committed on the population!! I sincerely hope that not one more person falls ill from this virus, but it’s time to come out of hiding and stop living in fear!!
  4. Powerglides are fantastic racing transmissions!! I've used them and I swear by them for light weight drag cars, (2,800 lbs. and lighter). Above 2,800 pounds, you start to reach the entry level to the laws of diminishing returns. For a really light street car, a "glide" can still be workable, BUT!! Newer technology and advances in transmission parts and electronics have made incredible advancements toward durability and drivability!! The new OD transmissions provide a 20% or better effective ratio which increases both fuel mileage and engine life. Add to that a good lockup torque converter and, depending on overall gear ratio, you can reduce engine RPM another 250 to 500 revs. That's a LOT considering that if you're traveling 60 MPH, your engine turns over 250 to 500 fewer times per mile!! In a hundred mile trip that's 25,000 to 50,000 revolutions!! At 2,300 RPM and running 60 MPH the lockup converter reduces that to under 2,000 RPM, splitting the difference of 250 and 500 to an average of 375 RPM! Around a 14% reduction! My last drag car would turn the quarter mile in less than eight seconds and peak RPM was 7,200. That works out to less than 1,000 revolutions across a quarter mile distance and it should be pointed out that that's figuring running wide open for the entire distance! Yeah, I know that I'm not counting driving from the water box to the staging beams or revs turned in the "burnout" procedure, but for a simple discussion, we can leave those figures out. 25,000 more turns of the crank under ideal conditions would mean a lot of extra passes on that race car!! That also amounts to many more miles on your street car!! A LOT of laps around the Dairy Queen!!!
  5. OUCH!! I was just reminded! Friday will be Schoolmarm’s ??th birthday!! WE GONNA KICK OUT THE JAMS!!!
  6. When I rode my old motorcycle exclusively for transportation, I carried spark plugs in my pockets. Amazing how quickly tailgaters would back off when one bounced across the hood of their car/truck. Those who know me will tell you that if someone is tailgating me, they’re living dangerously in more ways than one!!
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