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Old 11-16-2012, 03:41 PM
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If your cutlass does weight 3200w driver and only does 108 in the 1/4 mile that engine is wounded (way down on power)
or the transmisson/converter is wounded or you are starving it for fuel.
just from your data I can see the car is nosing over between the 1/8th and 1/4 mile.
And its not from too much gear . thats for sure.
You are ruunning down the whole track on the converter

weight the car. You are going to need a very very short tire to make a 3.70 gear work.
On a Regal we did, we used a 23" drag radial with 3.73's P225-50-15. That car could have used even more gear and converter.
350CID, big solid that loved rpm.

Right now you are not trapping with near enough rpm, even for the small 224deg cam ( gear ratio.)
I bet you are barely above 5200rpm thru the traps.
what is the tire diameter? measured effective diameter from the ground to the center of the axle.

Last edited by F-BIRD'88; 11-16-2012 at 04:05 PM.
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