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05-30-2013 02:24 AM
1Gary Once I get this thing together,I'll be testing and tuning for 60'/330'times for both the 1/8 and the 1/4 for a very long time on a out of way track.The chassis test and adjustments for consistent times first.Then seat time for me to cut good lights and get used to the car.

In a 1/8:
60':1.64
330': 4.74

In a 1/4:

60':1.57
330':4.54

Of course engine,trans,etc,adjustments with a detailed log backed by a weather station.
05-29-2013 07:54 PM
1Gary I never heard of that before.Maybe you mean here??.

Lebanon Valley Dragway???.
05-29-2013 01:37 PM
gearheadslife where you go, leborn n.y.
05-29-2013 12:49 PM
1Gary Yeah,but I have been in the bracket trenches for a very long time.You learn quick."It's better to build enough to cover a number than not build enough"!!.
I race myself first and then the track.I'm in it to win it.
05-29-2013 12:06 PM
gearheadslife I just hate see'n a car dive at 1200
05-29-2013 10:32 AM
1Gary At my level racing only a two step is allowed.So knowing your package is more critical to run your dial.Even the 9.90 cars with every kind of electronic you can think of,if you can't rt and cut a light,your not going to win.
I have yet to meet a fan that wants cars to run out the back door that is willing to put greenbacks in my wallet for wear and tear and breakdowns.

No sponsors at my level of racing either.The 9.90 cars we went only three yrs without one total.But the class I want to run there is none.
05-29-2013 09:30 AM
gearheadslife
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But the thing is let's say I am holding.020 on .020 light or better.I might be racing 330' times and never test and tune at the tracks I regularly race at so no one knows what the car will do.You just need to cut good lights and pick your spots on the track and make good decisions to take the stripe or not.

The 9.90 cars we have owned before all would run in the range of 9.00's or alittle better...............won a national doing that.
in other words , you want to build a sandbagger. to go rounds,
instead of being able to dial.
are you at least gonna drive the car, or is this going to be another lame @_$ electric box /throttle stop cars?

guess the art of knowing your package and running an honest dial is a thing of the past.
05-29-2013 05:08 AM
1Gary But the thing is let's say I am holding.020 on .020 light or better.I might be racing 330' times and never test and tune at the tracks I regularly race at so no one knows what the car will do.You just need to cut good lights and pick your spots on the track and make good decisions to take the stripe or not.

The 9.90 cars we have owned before all would run in the range of 9.00's or alittle better...............won a national doing that.
05-28-2013 08:07 PM
1Gary Absolutely.Torque curves apply even more so in the 1/8 for the all important 60'/330' times.Unlike street cars,you want those curves in race applications to be higher in the RPM range for a smooth transition from torque to hp for gear changes.I used hp as a term that most relate to...........
05-28-2013 07:26 PM
vinniekq2 16/18/29
all that I said reflects your last post
05-28-2013 01:54 PM
cal1320
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Played with some Wallace numbers tonight.@ 3500lbs just short of 500hp will get me where I should be with this car.
My 78 Malibu with BBC (Steel heads), no ac/heat, no fiberglass body parts, full interior (race bucket seats, no rear seat), 6 point roll bar (.134 mild steel), 9'' Ford rear, stock suspension, 3,410 lbs without driver.
05-28-2013 09:39 AM
gearheadslife
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Played with some Wallace numbers tonight.@ 3500lbs just short of 500hp will get me where I should be with this car.
as seen as you wanted a low mantiance engine, shouldn't you be looking at torque curves to get you there..
hp is rpmxtorque and I can make 500hp in a 4 banger, it's not getting you high 11's
05-27-2013 11:52 PM
1Gary Played with some Wallace numbers tonight.@ 3500lbs just short of 500hp will get me where I should be with this car.
05-27-2013 07:01 AM
1Gary Naaaa.Most of the time Pat is busy.He don't need my help at all.
05-27-2013 06:30 AM
gearheadslife so the only reason you are going that far out is because of the uddy system ,he'll most likely build it for you for less than you could anywhere else. thats all you had to say. not the John Force plugs..lol

I still don't see why you don't bolt it together .but whatever
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