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Old 02-20-2017, 03:58 PM   #121
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That car is moving out. Nice run
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That car is moving out. Nice run
Thanks...we're getting there.
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Finally got the car on the scales today and was pleasantly surprised...
3240# with an iron block, heavy S60, both leather/power seats (88#) and a 1/4 tank of gas. Came home and removed another 14# (wiper motor/arms) so yeah, 3226# Pretty sure I can get it to 3000# with NO wallet mods before the 8pt. goes in.
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Remind me again what converter, tranny, gears you are running?
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Remind me again what converter, tranny, gears you are running?
FTI 4000 N/A
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Yeah, I would be interested in seeing a dead hook. The mph looks good. There is no reason that car shouldnt be cutting low 1.5 or better. Honestly 1.4's. I say that from experience on my car that cant be making the power yours is. Its a cam only (MS3), th-350, 4000-4200 stall, 4.10 gear, 3,500lb race weight, and cut low and mid 1.5's driving it to the track and straight to the line without ever turning the car off during the summer. I live in S.C. so we dont get the good da until fall.

Im betting your car has 1.4's in it the way it sits. My car seemed to like a 1,500-2,000rpm launch the best.
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Yeah, I would be interested in seeing a dead hook. The mph looks good. There is no reason that car shouldnt be cutting low 1.5 or better. Honestly 1.4's. I say that from experience on my car that cant be making the power yours is. Its a cam only (MS3), th-350, 4000-4200 stall, 4.10 gear, 3,500lb race weight, and cut low and mid 1.5's driving it to the track and straight to the line without ever turning the car off during the summer. I live in S.C. so we dont get the good da until fall.

Im betting your car has 1.4's in it the way it sits. My car seemed to like a 1,500-2,000rpm launch the best.
I totally agree. I need to get on a decent prepped track...then I can play with the shock settings and rpm launch.
I think the car has 6.90's in it with a low 1.5x 60'
I'm going to a Runday Sunday this weekend to try again. Track should be a little better than Friday night T&T (a lot of fresh rubber down from the Saturday night racing).
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Man do we need a cage(and possibly a drag bar)...she was doing the Vin Diesel Twist bad today.
With us both in the car, son driving, it cut a 1.55 60' and a 4.50 330' (we can't run it all the way out with two people in the car) this equates to a 7.05 1/8th mile time
Alternator gave up, killed the battery, and we were done before I got a chance to run it by myself....6.90's will have to wait a little longer I guess.
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Man do we need a cage(and possibly a drag bar)...she was doing the Vin Diesel Twist bad today.
With us both in the car, son driving, it cut a 1.55 60' and a 4.50 330' (we can't run it all the way out with two people in the car) this equates to a 7.05 1/8th mile time
Alternator gave up, killed the battery, and we were done before I got a chance to run it by myself....6.90's will have to wait a little longer I guess.
Thats more in line with what you should see out of it. Remove 1 human from the car and find the sweet rpm stall on a cool dry day and you should see 1.4 60' times.
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Removed another 72# today (totally offset the weight of the 8pt cage going in).
-Passenger air bag-14.2#
-Heater box and ducts-26.8#
-Hood bracing-8.4#
-About 3/4 of the rubber/insulation along firewall-6.8#
-Bucket of wires and metal stuff I cut out with a cutoff wheel/hole saw-15.8#

Still need to do rear bumper support, door bars, and fender supports (~44#)

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Just waiting on you MWC for my cage
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Just waiting on you MWC for my cage
My apologies, it shipped and will be here on Wednesday!
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This is an awesome thread, keep up the progress! What f/r drag shock are you running?
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Old 03-22-2017, 02:33 PM   #134
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This is an awesome thread, keep up the progress! What f/r drag shock are you running?
Thanks!
Single adj. Strange (#300) in front and Single adj. QA1 in rear on 3rd gen V6 springs. Once I get this thing stiffened up I can play with the settings more.
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A little Weight Reduction update...all items weighed on a digital scale accurate to .2lbs. TOTAL = 451.6 to date Car now weighs 3066#. I know where 40# more is...so 3026#.
Add back in the 67# for 8pt cage and ~20# for Kirkey seat and mounts brings her back to 3113#....Not to shabby for a heavy *** T/A with an iron 6.0 and S60
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Before and after CM 8pt install...now just put dash back in
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Starting to look like a racecar now...mocking up homemade bottle mount.
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Black Mariah's first 1/4 mile pass!


First time on the 1/4 (w/decent prep) she went 10.89 @ 122.38 1.46 60' DA was +1829

I've been struggling with traction at my local 1/8 mile, with crap prep, and unable to dial in shock setting. Went to BMP last night T&T and the prep was good in the beginning and then all the diesel truck showed up...Time slips attached.
SBE LQ4 w/ LS3 top end and a nitrous cam. She gonna be deep in the 9's when I get a nitrous tune (and find some nitrous )
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Nice!
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