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Pretty cool story. Had a bunch of set backs and still had incredible time.

Not much discussions of CMs but they had a V1 by the looks of it and a scanner and not sure what else.

@Vortex I know you interviewed Ed about his run. Maybe interview this dude and ask how they picked CMs and what they used?
Maybe see what has changed since Ed competed it? Idk. Just thought I would share.

 

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That's a fantastic time and a pretty shrewd strategy. He appeares to be running only a triple ALP up front. Uniden 436hp, V1, Uniden Pro 520 CB, Bushnell NV binocs? Probably a brake light kill switch in the accessory panel. All on a base C7 probably selected for weight.
 

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And a V1, probably on a BlendMount (8:05).

I'm wildly impressed AND if he ran it say 10 times this would likely be among the best runs - roll down the windows, a CEL, some rain & construction/traffic is pretty good luck if you ask me. Much better than tire blowout, accident, LEO encounters, a mechanical that makes you have to stop to repair or abandon the run, etc.
 

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He has a triple ALP setup which you can see at 1:14.
 

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looks like they were focused on laser - black c7 w/ APL ... pics of the car look like a commercial APL..
 

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C6 and C7 Vette's aren't nearly as stealthy as the old C5 was. Plus the guns are better now. But I admire they're selection of vehicle. I like trying to set the record with a truly domestic model. And damn, that time. To think he was essentially a traffic jam and a thunderstorm away from taking that record down is amazing. I hope they can make another run at it.
 

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C6 and C7 Vette's aren't nearly as stealthy as the old C5 was. Plus the guns are better now. But I admire they're selection of vehicle. I like trying to set the record with a truly domestic model. And damn, that time. To think he was essentially a traffic jam and a thunderstorm away from taking that record down is amazing. I hope they can make another run at it.
The one thing I thought was very interesting was the negative pressure building up in the auxiliary fuel tanks.
 

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The one thing I thought was very interesting was the negative pressure building up in the auxiliary fuel tanks.
Yeah and the fact their factory fuel gauge stopped working. That’s probably the culprit to the the check engine light.
 

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C6 and C7 Vette's aren't nearly as stealthy as the old C5 was. Plus the guns are better now. But I admire they're selection of vehicle. I like trying to set the record with a truly domestic model. And damn, that time. To think he was essentially a traffic jam and a thunderstorm away from taking that record down is amazing. I hope they can make another run at it.
With today's technology and a spirited driver like yourself, I could see the record being broken by a single driver in American muscle. It would be nerve racking and mind numbing but I think it's completely doable.
 

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With today's technology and a spirited driver like yourself, I could see the record being broken by a single driver in American muscle. It would be nerve racking and mind numbing but I think it's completely doable.
Single Driver would be a push. I witnessed something crazy on xmas and seeing what they went through I can tell you that there is no way to do NY2LA solo, FASTER than 28h50m. The record is something like ~34 hrs. I drive at a pace that would make it 32 hours. But that is without fatigue etc.
 

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With today's technology and a spirited driver like yourself, I could see the record being broken by a single driver in American muscle. It would be nerve racking and mind numbing but I think it's completely doable.
Your brain just can't process that much information. Even with another person it gets to be a challenge staying up that long.
 

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Your brain just can't process that much information. Even with another person it gets to be a challenge staying up that long.
It does. Friend and I drove ny to la in 2013 and he started to fall asleep behind the wheel twice. Forget about trying to sleep. The movement of the car and the roads won't allow it :/
 

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I would stop for road snacks to many times. Knowing these guys,they probably pee in bottles and such.
 

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The best part about this story: Ed putting it on VinWiki . He led up to this yesterday with a post about Alex's hoax run a few years back. Alex hates that his record has been smoked, twice now. Eds such a class act and I am sure he will congratulate the guy who does it. When they do it if course.
 

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i can assure you ED would be excited to see it broken. He loves the record for what it is and the history of it.
Breaking it is another story. It’s completely possiable but you need a lot of luck between weather, traffic, cops, mechanical issues, motorists calling in, etc.... I actually put a serious effort into seeing what it would take to make an honest attemp at it. Read EDs breakdown of his run especially the time VS speed break down and if you truly drive those speeds and know what it takes, how fast things happen at those speeds and closure rates etc.... it’s a daunting task to say the least in perfect conditions. I am lucky to live about 15min from ED very class act and a record that although impressive I think will be broken eventually.... can’t wait to see the data when it happens.
 

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I love vinwiki Ed's cannonball tales is what got me interested in countermeasures

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