Progress Thread Drag Week Progress Thread

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by 90lxcoupe, Mar 17, 2013.


  1. A5literMan

    A5literMan Advanced Member

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    What kind of 60ft did you have on this pass?
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    90lxcoupe Mustang Master

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    Which pass? Ive been 1.349, bu i am hoping to go sub 1.30's with the new clutch
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    Awesome job! Where there is a will there is a way!!!! Effort payed off! Any plans to go back, after the wedding??? Hopefully your bride supports your habit.

    Scott
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    90lxcoupe Mustang Master

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    Yea, my lady totally supports the racing stuff and comes to the track every now and then, she was very patient with me this summer and never gave me any **** about all the late nights in the garage over the summer. We are getting married next year so drag week will be a no go but i plan on doing everything i can to go back in 2015.

    The car still has some ET left in it and im going to dial it in next summer.
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    HP seems low, but for EFI it maybe that low idk. At-least that dyno put a more realistic number then the one I ran mine on.

    So is this a 10.0 class that who ever runs the closes average wins that class? Sounds a lot like NMRA/NMCA True Street.

    Scott
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    NIKwoaC 中國製造

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    I may be alone in this, but I love cars with engine parts sticking through the hood. Besides, it's not like you car can't back up the look, haha. Did that create any issues when driving in the rain?
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    What would be the problem with rain? You're not alone on liking the look of a blower etc sticking through the hood/
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    90lxcoupe Mustang Master

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    As far as the power number goes, i dont really care, i took the car to the dyno after the track just to see where it was making peak power in the car. I am putting a 4500 throttle body on the car and that will double the airflow potential of the 4150 so i think that will be worth quite a bit of power. The manifold shows 2" of vacuum towards the top of the pull.

    The class at dragweek is heads up. There is a pretty specific set of rules for this class and it is the most limited class on dragweek as far as rules go. You make a pass every day, hand the timeslip to the tower, and they average the five days. Fastest average of the class wins.
    I dont hate the look but i think it is much cleaner with no holes in the hood. It actually looked much better than i thought it was going to. The problem was that we hit monsoon like rain. So the filter had no chance, it was very nerve racking driving my brand new bmfer of a motor thru rain storms with that air filter getting poured on. We stopped every time the rain got really bad and there was definitely water getting into the motor. Not anything that did any damage though. We tried putting a chamois cloth over it but by that point it was raining so bad that it didnt help. I should have come up with a better solution but the thrash was so crazy during that week we really didnt even have time to worry about it until it was too late.
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    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician

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    Water injection = cooler IAT's so what exactly is the problem? lol
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    Just out of curiosity do you think you might eventually throw some spray at it? See how quick it can really go. Maybe some 8's? Do you have limiters on the front end? It leaves well and you are cutting good 60s but it's not very violent out of the hole(which is a great thing) I've been seeing some of these mustangs cutting 1.18-1.20 60s(ungodly) I'll be happy if I can get mine in the 1.5 range
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    90lxcoupe Mustang Master

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    Its more violent than it looks, the car, in my opinion wasnt too consistent on drag week in the first 100'. It bounces a ton on marginal tracks and even when it went 1.36 on dragweek it didnt look so pretty. I plan on trying some things with the rear end to free some adjustment up in the front end.

    Right now i have to run the front end full loose or else it will knock the tires off of it. If i have a loose surface to race on i have no adjustment left and a small tuning window for the suspension. I have talked with Tim that has the 86 hatch with the ls motor and he had similar issuse and gave me some suggestions to try so next year that is on the agenda. Id like to see a 1.29 sixty foot and i think i can do it
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    Yeah I've seen him over on the corral talking about some different things. His car is nasty. I'm switching over to the team z suspension myself.
    I def can see you getting into the 1.20s next year. I think that's probably the hardest thing to get sorted out(consistent/low 60-330ft) your car is badass and I didn't want to imply your car is some slouch:nice: It comes out hard:hail:
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    90lxcoupe Mustang Master

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    @A5literMan I didnt take it as you saying the car is a slouch... It is kind of a compliment to me if people think it looks tame, the drama free passes are always the fast ones.

    Here are some videos i did from drag week.

    This is day 2 into day 3, the best pass of the week, and probably the best pass of my life. I didnt think i would go 9's in the heat and humidity.

    View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GKQ2xpZraU


    This was a compilation of the week for me

    View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWuBr3qumuk


    Here is Tim in his 454ci LS truck motor that won the Big Block class... He went 9.24 at cecil a couple weeks ago! The car is IMPRESSIVE.

    View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXbwFcvJxWo


    Here's my buddy Mike, this dart was one of the coolest cars on drag week. Looks so tame till he gets into the burnout box. The car has so many tricks you cant see... Dual fuel systems, Fast XFI, 5/8'' studs under the hubcaps.

    View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X1qOEdwUAw


    And last but not least my east coast pal for the week Mark. Super clean Grand Prix, IS nitrous system on board. This is his 3rd drag week without a single failure.

    View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaoRyG0jUOs
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    :trip:Nothing beats drag racing videos on a cold November morning!! Just awesome! Every one of those are:drool: Can only imagine how much fuel you guys burnt through on that trip lol. I can see what you're saying about your car off the line. I'm jealous. It's exactly what I'd love to do.
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