Alright so I picked up a bone stock 2000 trans am for a new project a few months ago. I finally got to go to the track for some base passes. A couple days before I went I put a lid and ram air on it. So the day of I got the itch to install a kit I had laying around. So I put the kit on in 2 hours before I left. So with all that said, the car went 13.40 on motor, and on the last pass I pulled some timing and hit it with a 100 shot. The car went 12.22@113. So I am very pleased with both numbers since the car is bone stock. Now I just have to put some colder plugs in it. And actually start moding it , and set it up to run on spray safely.
That's what I thought, especially for not being setup correctly. The kit is out of a friends mustang, its a wet kit with a fogger nozzle. I have a window switch in the car and is set to activate at 2900rpm and shut down at 5900.. I pulled the timing with a crane programmer that pulled 10% timing, witch I would think is ten degrees. I have a timing twister on the way. I think it probably gained so much because of the stock plugs. I ran 93 with a bottle of octane boost to try and compensate for the plugs, being it was a last minute decision.. this was my first pass in any nitrous car. I've always wanted to run nitrous, but never have. Needless to say I think I may be addicted...150 shot here I come. I guess ill find out how strong my 127k mile motor and trans will hold up.lol
Ya, I have a tsp 228r kit sitting in the garage, and a set 5.3 heads I have to get worked. I will be installing them later this season. I wanted to hit the motor with a shot first to see if the stock block was going to hold or give in. I don't want to put a brand new top end in and have the bottom end go.
Well, here is my 2 cents.
Don't spray anymore on those stock plugs.
Get some BR6ef plugs.
Don't spray anymore untill you figure out where your timing is.
That crane thing you used that took out 10% of your timing sounds odd to me, allthough I am sure someone on here is familier with it.
For now, I would monitor this thread untill someone chimes in to guide you in the right direction.
I just don't want to see your car spending the summer in the garage with a busted engine.
Yes I know I was taking a risk.. it was a last min thing. I have the plugs now and a timing twister on the way. I will be upgrading the fuel pump when I put my rear in. I also will be upgrading to a nitrous daves plate kit soon. This was a last min impulse spray and was one pass. I purchased the car for a track car and got it for pretty cheap like 2700, so wasn't to worried if I hurt it. That would have just gave me an excuse to build a bottom end before I put new heads and cam on this old stock shortblock. Thanks for all the feedback, I'm very impressed with the results of the n2o so far, I hope to be h/c/i and n2o by the end of the summer with full suspension. Hopefully it will turn some good times.