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« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2011, 11:21:11 pm »

plus get an electric fan and water pump on it. It currently has the 68 flex fan on it sounds like a damn propeller.

I also think you will find some nice gains here. Those early fans are horrible power sappers. I also have my fan wired to my WOT switch to shut it down. Before that, I could switch off the fan while driving and the engine would noticeably change tone. Then again, I do have one of the high amperage 2 speed Ford fans (T Bird).
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Bottom line, if it was the hot ticket, the fast guys would do it.............they don't

You might need some Titanium rods and a flow bench!  LMAO on floor

I honestly don't get it.

I'm sweating, my heart is racing, my clutch foot is twichin', and my right arm punched the computer screen doing an involentary 2-3 shift while reading all that. 
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« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2011, 11:25:33 pm »

Heres a link from this weekend. Beating up on a new mustang.

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« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2011, 11:28:12 pm »

Heres a link from this weekend. Beating up on a new mustang.

Was that a V6? J/K  Grin
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Quote from: Monte Smith
Bottom line, if it was the hot ticket, the fast guys would do it.............they don't

You might need some Titanium rods and a flow bench!  LMAO on floor

I honestly don't get it.

I'm sweating, my heart is racing, my clutch foot is twichin', and my right arm punched the computer screen doing an involentary 2-3 shift while reading all that. 
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« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2011, 11:42:12 pm »

Those guys don't know how to get down the track the bird would get them out of the hole.

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« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2011, 12:05:18 am »

Have you guys thought about adding some air to the tires in a attempt to get it to spin a little. We had a 98 Cobra that would bog with ET Streets, then we switched to a set of BFG DRs. With the DRs, it would spin a little out of the hole but the engine speed would stay up. It was a solid 2 tenths quicker spinning compared to the bog.

There are also the other old school tricks:
- Increasing front tire pressure to reduce resistance.
- Blocking off part of the grill with sheet metal or plexiglass. That car has a pretty big grill surface area for air to get into.
- Make some kind of cheap air damn
- Raising the back of the hood a inch or so. Poor mans cowl induction. Its ugly but it works.
- Have you checked the drag on the rear brakes?
- Pinion angle?
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Quote from: Monte Smith
Bottom line, if it was the hot ticket, the fast guys would do it.............they don't

You might need some Titanium rods and a flow bench!  LMAO on floor

I honestly don't get it.

I'm sweating, my heart is racing, my clutch foot is twichin', and my right arm punched the computer screen doing an involentary 2-3 shift while reading all that. 
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« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2011, 12:13:33 am »

Yeah pinon angle was checked brakes are loose and it has very little rolling resistance, front tires were at 35psi which max for them. Haven't thought about the hood and grill though. We are planning on getting a cowl hood for it eventually and I think I will try the extra tire pressure in the rear to get alittle spin. Did you hear the motor pull down on the shifts in the video.

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« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2011, 12:18:24 am »

front tires were at 35psi which max for them.

I normally run 45# or so when at the track, then lower the pressure back down later. 

Did you hear the motor pull down on the shifts in the video.

I could hear it a little. Hard to tell with the other car in the background.
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Quote from: Monte Smith
Bottom line, if it was the hot ticket, the fast guys would do it.............they don't

You might need some Titanium rods and a flow bench!  LMAO on floor

I honestly don't get it.

I'm sweating, my heart is racing, my clutch foot is twichin', and my right arm punched the computer screen doing an involentary 2-3 shift while reading all that. 
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« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2011, 12:46:15 am »


- Raising the back of the hood a inch or so.

Poor mans cowl induction.

 Its ugly but it works.



I did that to my ride.  I'm poor.  In my eyes I think that my ride is functional (at least what I can afford)   Whistling
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« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2011, 12:52:57 am »

Y'all know what the odd part is. The longer you do this, you just get obsessed with going faster and faster. Then you forget how much fun a reliable 12 or 13 second car is. One that you generally don't have to work on and wouldn't really even give a shit if something broke on it. Just a quick trip to the JY and your back in business. This make me want another fun car.
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Quote from: Monte Smith
Bottom line, if it was the hot ticket, the fast guys would do it.............they don't

You might need some Titanium rods and a flow bench!  LMAO on floor

I honestly don't get it.

I'm sweating, my heart is racing, my clutch foot is twichin', and my right arm punched the computer screen doing an involentary 2-3 shift while reading all that. 
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« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2011, 11:33:23 am »

Y'all know what the odd part is. The longer you do this, you just get obsessed with going faster and faster. Then you forget how much fun a reliable 12 or 13 second car is. One that you generally don't have to work on and wouldn't really even give a shit if something broke on it. Just a quick trip to the JY and your back in business. This make me want another fun car.

I was thinking more along the lines of a reliable 11 second car, but I still agree.
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« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2011, 05:02:03 pm »

We signed my Dad up to run the 13.00 index in the NHRA unleashed event this weekend. Then 2 weeks ago we changed the converter to a TCI street fighter and it was tighter than the other one LOL slowed the car down to 13.teens during the braket race last weekend. So this weekend I was looking for a cheap 2 tenths. I went ahead and put the electric fan,  Moroso water pump drive and borrowed some skinnies for the front. The car loved it and picked up a solid 4 tenths and 2mph in the heat with the TCI converter still in it. I took some throttle out and moved the shift light down to 5500 and he qualified with a 13.01.

Best pass was 12.75@105 1.78 60ft
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« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2011, 05:08:33 pm »

Its starting to come around. I was about to ask if there were any updates. Seriously, right before you posted.

Since the other converter is out, have you thought about sending it in for a re-stall. I know its only a 11", but my old 11" PTC would flash around 2600 with a mild combo. IRC, its only about $100 at most places.
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Bottom line, if it was the hot ticket, the fast guys would do it.............they don't

You might need some Titanium rods and a flow bench!  LMAO on floor

I honestly don't get it.

I'm sweating, my heart is racing, my clutch foot is twichin', and my right arm punched the computer screen doing an involentary 2-3 shift while reading all that. 
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« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2011, 05:16:35 pm »

Thats a good idea I picked another one up from Moco that stalled around 5800 behind his 347 so I figured it might be close to 4500 behind this pig. I got it in the mail today so I think I will put it in before we go back out to the track in a couple of weeks.

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« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2011, 10:00:34 pm »

Thats a good idea I picked another one up from Moco that stalled around 5800 behind his 347 so I figured it might be close to 4500 behind this pig. I got it in the mail today so I think I will put it in before we go back out to the track in a couple of weeks.

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What size is that T/C?

So those skinnies and electric water pump made a huge difference, huh?
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The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html  Now = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html

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« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2011, 03:27:30 pm »

The new converter is a 8" and the old ones were 10's. The electric fan, water pump and shinnies made a big difference.

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