delay box??? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> General Rodding Tech
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-16-2005, 07:33 AM
deuce_454's Avatar
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Age: 42
Posts: 1,000
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
delay box???

OK guys here is a dumb question... what is a delay box, what does it do?? (apart from delaying stuff) how does it hook up? and why does it help go faster/win races... i assume it does this anyway.... who needs it??

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-16-2005, 09:35 AM
Beenaway2long's Avatar
or Jeff, or Doc, or...

Last journal entry: Results of the Camaro
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Syracuse, NY-well, just North
Age: 54
Posts: 988
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
A delay box is connected to your transbrake. It releases the transbrake a set time, that YOU determine, after the button is released.

A couple ways to use it.

Everyone has varying reaction times. From .16 to .25 seconds. Each vehicle also has its own reaction time. P/S bikes average around .22 seconds. Add a good R/T to it, and you can redlight a .400 Pro tree. Some super comp cars can do this as well. You can set up your delay box to adjust for that. You can release at the flash, and not redlight. T/F and F/C do it with clutch solenoid engagement

You can also leave off your opponents light. Its felt, by some, that if you leave of the first flash of the tree, its more consistent. If he has a 2 second handicap, you release on HIS bulb, sit ther for 2 seconds, and then you launch. ERIE FEELING. Kind of startles you.

There are also boxes that you hit TWICE. Once on HIS light, and once on YOURS. The box will determine which "hit" to go from, and take the faster reaction time, so long as its not LESS than the time you dialed in. If you would have "redlit" HIS , you will end up with the redlight.
They are alot more confusing when the ETs are real close together.

You don't go faster.
You don't automatically win, because you adjust it to your times. Its a tool, not a miracle cure. A foot braker can do JUST AS WELL.
It HELPS the guy that can not concentrate on HIS side of the tree, or if he need help adjusting to the lights.

The "new" diode lights NHRA started using 2 years ago, are much "faster" than the old incandecent bulbs. Tough to get used to. You USED to be able to see the lights glow before the go on. (Seriously!) Now its just a flash and its instantly on. Took about .05 off the r/t of most P/S drivers. Warren Johnson REALLY struggled with redlights.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-16-2005, 09:40 AM
speedfreak2's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: SLC, Ut
Age: 50
Posts: 116
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
A Delay Box is used in bracket racing where Electronics are allowed. The way a delay box functions is you put in a certain amount of time into the box - The amount of time you need to put in is determined by a few things like roll out, car responce and human factor - When both cars are staged and the lights start to come down then you release the button and mat the gas and the box starts to count down the time you entered and when time is up the car will launch whether you are ready or not. If you have it set right then it will launch the split second the green comes on...if you go red then simply add more time in the delay box until you get it right. DISCLAIMER: I have never used a delay box and there are other variables involved but this is the general idea. It doesn't make your car any faster but it will help you with the tree.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent General Rodding Tech posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
To Box or Not to Box - That is the question H2Os50 Suspension - Brakes - Steering 7 06-16-2005 07:39 AM
Mallory Hi Fire Box problems black66 Electrical 2 08-03-2003 11:55 PM
MSD box questions? HemmiGremmie Electrical 3 05-29-2003 01:46 AM
torqueflite box? thebrit Transmission - Rearend 0 02-25-2003 10:49 AM
Vega box install HB32 Suspension - Brakes - Steering 4 08-14-2002 09:31 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.