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Old 11-03-2015, 09:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I remember a commentator - this was decades ago but I doubt if anything has changed - stating that it ain't racing unless something breaks. Every winning run of a Top Fuel car necessitated a full engine teardown, and those guys had engine teardowns down to a science.

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Old 11-15-2015, 02:32 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Well guys I went to the track last Saturday for the first time ever in my life, my first pass in the cobra I came off the line nice and easy and the car did 11.89 @128.6 with a 2.12 60ft. My second pass got a little greedy and tried to launch a little harder, car wheel hopped bad and snapped a rear halfshaft. These independent rear suspension cobras don't like an aggressive clutch and stiff sidewall drag radials. Car is already fixed and I'll run a wrinkle wall slick next time I go, will see how deep into the 10s I can get it without breaking something else.

On the accord I just finished installing the MPGuino about an hour ago. Hopefully I can get even more mileage out of it with this device. Ended up grabbing a wrong wire for the VSS and had to take everything apart again but I got it working good now.
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Are you likely to test alternative fuels in the Accord too?
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Old 11-17-2015, 10:17 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Are you likely to test alternative fuels in the Accord too?
No, the only reason I went to E85 in the mustang is because of wanting to run a massive amount of boost, it required a huge return style fuel system and big injectors. E85 gets pretty crappy mpg as well. The accord i just want to be as cheap as possible.
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1/4 in the 11s, nice.

Too bad about the half shaft. Maybe a slightly harder compound on the slicks? Or do a shorter burnout to avoid hooking too hard.
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1/4 in the 11s, nice.

Too bad about the half shaft. Maybe a slightly harder compound on the slicks? Or do a shorter burnout to avoid hooking too hard.
Actually going to go softer to a slick that will wrinkle when the clutch drops to absorb the shock of the launch. The drag radial's sidewall is just too stiff

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