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Old 11-18-2008, 08:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
38 time NHRA/IHRA Champ
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Originally Posted by metromizer View Post
That's a great story Angelo!

Forget leaving on the third one, you practically need to leave on the first yellow with a car that slow! haha

I had no tach in that car so I used some strips of blue tape on the speedometer so I could at least shift at a consistant mph. Like you said, I found it real hard to race the top end with such a big difference in speeds.

one serious question; Where did you find a tach that reads 3 pulses per 2 rpm (3 cylinder)? My 3cyl. Metro needs one
I actually just staged and launched like I do the other cars that I race. Never had too bad a RT at that race. The combination of 1660 lbs and small diameter tires with enough power to spin, but not smoke the right front garnered decent RTs without planning for them. In fact I was chirping the rt ft tire on all the 1-2 shifts since I do not lift off the gas when I shift!

As far as a tach, I had purchased a Equus from O'Reilly Auto. You can set it up for 1-12 cylinders. When you buy it you MUST open it up and look at the directions first and make sure that the model you are getting has a set up to read off of a induction wire clamped to a plug wire. The web site shows all of them like that but at the store the cheaper ones did not do it. When first hiooked up it was not reading correctly at all so we moved the induction calmp on wire from #1 to the coil wire and every thing worked great!
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