It's drag racing! SPEED is the name of the game. Let the electrics compete! It will improve them. Besides, it's another competitive racing vehicle. It's good for the sport. It's a good way to improve and showcase the technology. We all have our preferences, but don't knock Ford's Cobra Jet 1400 Team and other electric teams for having the guts to compete in the "big leagues" of the NHRA.
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Along with taking a look at the tires, I would suggest to take a close look at the oil and do or have and oil change and lubes done immediately, regardless of what window stickers, paper work, or the previous owner may have told you. It is "cheap" engine insurance. It ensures you are using the appropriate oil and filter for your usage, age, and mileage, as well as, guarantees you have proper lubricity for the components of your engine. I'm a bit passionate about this because my father purchased a 1967 Pontiac Firebird 326 HO 4-speed convertible with 31,000 in Indiana and he decided to casually drive it back to Georgia because the car was in pristine condition with documentation. It looked great and it drove equally well. All of the fluids looked clean and smelled clean. It had a window sticker showing the oil change had 200 miles on it, but there was no date of service nor a date of next service due. He made it down to the Knoxville, TN area when he had major problems necessitating a tow the rest of the way to Atlanta, GA. I spent more than 20 years in auto repair as an ASE Master Automotive Technician and I have to say that I have never seen oil separated like I did in this car. The failure of the oil caused the engine to burn up the crankshaft and camshaft bearings, the piston rings, and caused #7 piston to shatter marring the cylinder wall. The block was salable by installing a steel sleeve in #7. There was no other significant damage to the block or heads. That was 26 years ago this month. Upon searching through the records my father received with the car, the oil had been changed 8 years prior to his purchase. Today, I own this car and know every inch of it, inside and out, body and mechanical. This was not my first collector car and it is not the only one I own now, but this Firebird is my favorite. I have a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and yes, money in it too. It's also nice this car has appreciated greatly over the past 26 years, but, even if it had not, it would still have been worth every penny I ever spent on it! For me, it's in my blood. It was my professional career choice and I still find it therapeutic to work on one of my cars...preferably only occasionally.
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