Sunday, May 21, 2006

Droppin the hamma!

Well, the weather wasn't that great but I still decided to go to the drag strip to give the car a shake down with the new mods, and stickier tires. I initially had the intention of running my first Summit ET points event this time, but the weather got uglier and was pretty damn cold also so I decided to not do it at this time, but I did get 5 runs down the track.

Out of the 5 runs, the 3rd was the best at 13.663 @ 103.66 MPH. Traction is no longer an issue with these drag radials, but the engine still has a severe bog off the line that's costing me at least 0.5 seconds on the ET. The bog is not as bad the higher I bring up the RPMs before dumping the clutch, but with the weak stock 10-bolt rear diff and sticky tires, I don't want to take a chance. The RPMs I started with off the line today was around 3000 RPM, and that's when both times I got 13.6 ETs. If I could leave at 5000 RPMs and not suffer any bog, the car would be around 13.0 secs.

CLICK HERE for video of the 2nd pass which was a 13.83 @ 102.78 MPH.

Best of all, take a look at this pic:

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That my friends is rubber ripped from the drag radial. Yes it's sticky. :)

I'm going to have to talk to Jim at J&J Performance and see if there is anything that can be done to the carburator about this.

Also, I've added the VIDEO GALLERY on the right side menus. There isn't too much in there yet, but I'll be adding some on a weekely basis.

Till next time, have a good one!


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