Went to the Ford charging system w/ external reg.
It's field sensor is run through a on/off toggle.
Don't notice any power gain when switched off, but I doubt the engineers intended
these things to run at 6,000 rpm in charging mode.
One thing about this project, I'll never pay to have an alternator rebuilt. 6bucks for the bearings, 8 bucks for the regulator, what ever for brushes.
My new found engineer buddy may have a good plan. but you can't buy the parts from the old days-I guess. The test was a sucess as the battery cut off killed the engine, as NHRA mandates.
But the charge wasn't happening. So I'm going to the old Ford 1979 alt. with external regularor. I know that works, I've used it before. He tells me it's ineffecient , but with that e303 cam- what kind of gas mileage can I expect?
I'll try to post some small pics-- looks like something has been hacked though.
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?