first trip to the track 2016, netted great results.
13.87 @ 98mph/14.1 @ 98mph/ 14.2 @96mph.
two more runs I fouled up the shifts. Thats fastest and quickest I've run in a cage.
I doubt theres too much left, couple things to try.
I'll replace weight and spring in governor, to shift @ higher rpm and forced air induction.
I'm fine with 13.8, in cool weather, if you take out all the mistakes, I don't have that much tied up in this car.
The bad hit this morning, alternator went out. Thats the fancy dan $$$$ 100 amp lump, I thought
would last a few years. I'm tired of paying some one else to rebuild these things- time to learn it.
That 13.8 was up against a new Mustang, he ran a 13.5, launched better than me but didn't run away.
The 14.1 was up against a texting kid with a new small foreign suv, he got out in front when mine stumbled at the line, cought him at half track never saw him again. Wonder what his buddies said?
Along with my rebuilt factory fan, in 89* stop and go traffic, we barely got above 180*. I'd drive it to work every day in the summer, luckily I'm retired.
The AFCO rad probably would have done the trick, but moved forward 3 inches it was an inch too tall. Had to eliminate the hood latch.
The guy who welded that radiator is an artist-show quality.
Got an army buddy who's been running Ford's for ever.
Since I'm not a car guy, his advice is welcome.
Whats that you say? Try everything.....
So new radiator and fan for cooling....
Bought a Griffin rad.- 3 inch deep -1 1/4- two row.
Took the original 1990 Lincoln Town Car (302) fan- which rotates counter clockwise, apart.
Flipped the spider, and replaced the blades--to run clockwise. Like the rest of the world-(1960).
Got a hurricane under the hood now.
May not need a shroud ( I hope). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCEiIfiHudg
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since I live in the big city where every one drives like morons,
I switched to disc brakes up front. Like every thing on this hot rod project-
had to adjust a few things to get the kit to work.
Next - new wiper motor.