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esoteric
06-12-2005, 07:53 PM
89 Mustang 351W, stock weight with full interior
Edelbrock RPM intake and RPM heads 75mm TB
77mm MAS
BBK long tubes with 1 3/4 primaries
Motorsport A351 flat tappet cam: 236-244 duration at .5
max lift 5.19-5.28
5psd and 4.10's in stock rearend (a copied Chevy 12 bolt)
Stock crank, rods, pistons, producing 8.8 to 1 compression with chosen heads
Exhaust cut outs (worth about .06)
short belt
home made ram air protruding through opening for headlight (it helps)

11.69 at 117 on ET Streets with a 1.55 60ft

Do I qualify? This might be interesting as an anecdote

You have a great site -set up for enthusiasts who use their cars!

Okay here's the whole thing (I'd like to be a member):

60 ft 1.55
330 4.76
1/8 mile 7.47
1/8 mph 91.30
1000 9.78
1/4 11.69
mph 117.03

b00sted
06-14-2005, 01:16 AM
You're in the 11s on the motor with 8.8:1 compression?

esoteric
06-14-2005, 10:43 AM
You're in the 11s on the motor with 8.8:1 compression?


Yes. Stock compression on a 351 is 8.1 with 69cc heads. The Edelbrock RPMs have 60cc chambers = 8.8

Tranzor
06-14-2005, 11:42 AM
That's a wicked fast car you got there, bud... saw it first hand during the races. :) If I could get my 60' down a bit (switching from 4.11s to 4.30s in the near future) you and I could have a hell of a race... :D

esoteric
06-14-2005, 02:26 PM
That's a wicked fast car you got there, bud... saw it first hand during the races. :) If I could get my 60' down a bit (switching from 4.11s to 4.30s in the near future) you and I could have a hell of a race... :D

Thanks.

Please say hello at the track. I am interested in seeing your car more closely. It would be informative if you could explain your list of mods and I could see the application in front of me. It looks as though our cars have a near identical power-to-weight ratio.

Could you get a shorter tire rather than change gear ratios? It might be cheaper, and if it doesn't help, you have more options.

Tranzor
06-14-2005, 02:49 PM
Thanks.

Please say hello at the track. I am interested in seeing your car more closely. It would be informative if you could explain your list of mods and I could see the application in front of me. It looks as though our cars have a near identical power-to-weight ratio.

Could you get a shorter tire rather than change gear ratios? It might be cheaper, and if it doesn't help, you have more options.

Will do... my CCC number is T41 (NW F-body) if you want to look me up at the next CCCA race. My race weight is probably around 3800 or so with me in the car if I do my math correctly.

As for a shorter tire, I'm on 26" ET Streets right now, can't really go with a much shorter tire than that... and the gear set is pretty cheap, can be had for around $200 for a new set. Gears seems to be the easiest and cheapest way to overcome the slight bog I have about 30' out after the launch... seems to be a flat spot right there.

esoteric
06-15-2005, 09:22 AM
Will do... my CCC number is T41 (NW F-body) if you want to look me up at the next CCCA race. My race weight is probably around 3800 or so with me in the car if I do my math correctly.

As for a shorter tire, I'm on 26" ET Streets right now, can't really go with a much shorter tire than that... and the gear set is pretty cheap, can be had for around $200 for a new set. Gears seems to be the easiest and cheapest way to overcome the slight bog I have about 30' out after the launch... seems to be a flat spot right there.

What about the cost of gear installation? Do you do that yourself? I do almost everything myself, but not that job.

Tranzor
06-15-2005, 10:44 AM
What about the cost of gear installation? Do you do that yourself? I do almost everything myself, but not that job.

No, I don't do rear diff or tranny work myself... I have a guy who does it dirt cheap for me though. His only stipulation is that I keep racing... so I'll keep driving if he keeps the drivetrain in good working order. :)

esoteric
06-23-2005, 09:10 PM
89 Mustang 351W, stock weight with full interior
Edelbrock RPM intake and RPM heads 75mm TB
77mm MAS
BBK long tubes with 1 3/4 primaries
Motorsport A351 flat tappet cam: 236-244 duration at .5
max lift 5.19-5.28
5psd and 4.10's in stock rearend (a copied Chevy 12 bolt)
Stock crank, rods, pistons, producing 8.8 to 1 compression with chosen heads
Exhaust cut outs (worth about .06)
short belt
home made ram air protruding through opening for headlight (it helps)

11.69 at 117 on ET Streets with a 1.55 60ft

Do I qualify? This might be interesting as an anecdote

You have a great site -set up for enthusiasts who use their cars!

Okay here's the whole thing (I'd like to be a member):

60 ft 1.55
330 4.76
1/8 mile 7.47
1/8 mph 91.30
1000 9.78
1/4 11.69
mph 117.03

I guess I don't qualify...

hpjunky98
06-23-2005, 11:19 PM
make him a 11 sec member!