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  • Originally posted by KStromberg View Post
    Driller, you gotta be making darn near right around 375whp eh?
    I think more like 374.
    JP

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    • Originally posted by germansheperd View Post
      congrats! That’s a breakout I’d take.
      Sad part is I was ahead of my opponent enough to lift off the throttle at the end thinking I didn’t want to break out!
      JP

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      • What do you attribute to the big pickup in ET?

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        • Originally posted by germansheperd View Post
          What do you attribute to the big pickup in ET?
          I believe it's all in the sixty foot time.

          60' - 1/4 ET
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          1.779 - 12.357
          1.859 - 12.498
          1.788 - 12.258
          1.771 - 12.319
          JP

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          • What do you feel helped you 60’ the most?

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            • Originally posted by germansheperd View Post
              What do you feel helped you 60’ the most?
              Tuning.
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              • I know where you can get lower 60' and more footbrake. *cough cough*
                Kirk <My name ^Things I say

                -2002 Mercury Grand Marquis

                -1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC Supercharged 10.980@122.56

                Stock Bottom End Mark VIII Recordholder Supercharged Class


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                • Originally posted by driller View Post
                  Tuning.
                  Strictly pushing buttons or did you guys re degree cams? Car ran significantly better. Difference in DA between this and previous outings?

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                  • Originally posted by germansheperd View Post
                    Strictly pushing buttons or did you guys re degree cams? Car ran significantly better. Difference in DA between this and previous outings?
                    Just "pushing buttons".

                    I think I may have misunderstood you. With your questions, I thought you were inquiring on the differences for that particular track day. But now I see you're inquiring over previous track outings. But in essence, the resultant answer is essentially the same with some contributing factors.

                    The sixty foot times are the most important improvement to the ET. The tune was the biggest factor with the improvements but there were some contributing factors such as weight reduction and density altitude. The car is lighter than before and the DA was certainly less than earlier in the year and somewhat less than last year.

                    This previous late summer, we were averaging 12.771 @ 108.68 mph in 2000'+ DA at 4200 lbs. Corrected ET was calculated to have been 12.411 @ 111.44 mph.

                    Now if you go back to the same time last year at the same event; we were heavier and the DA was 500'-1000' (slightly worse than this year). Last year we averaged 12.861 @ 105.85 with our sixty foot times a solid tenth slower. Corrected ET was 12.746 @ 106.76 mph.

                    This outing was 100-150 lbs lighter at less than 500' DA, averaging 12.358 @ 110.54 mph.

                    Most of what we have been working on contributes directly to the sixty foot time which is reflected quite significantly in the overall ET. We still have some tweaks to do but we are getting close to optimizing the sixty foot capability. A looser converter, lighter brakes and wheels along with some further tuning should give the car a chance for some 11 second ET's in good air.
                    JP

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                    • I’d love to see a NA 11sec Mark VIII

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                      • Originally posted by germansheperd View Post
                        I’d love to see a NA 11sec Mark VIII
                        We're working on that.

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                        12.130 @ 113.36 mph

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                        • Nice job, getting closer. Where are you racing till NOV 25!!! ?

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                          • Originally posted by Right on the mark View Post
                            Where are you racing till NOV 25!!! ?
                            Rockingham Dragway, NC
                            JP

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                            • Ok I will keep this short. On aug 2 I got out of operating room with this. Subaru vs. Harley. I could not walk for months after this ,so that's why not alot of racinig this year. But on Oct 14 the doc said off with cast and you can now put full weight on your leg. I want to thank Kirk alot for the best physical therapy I could put myself thru. I was off couch and prepping car that day to get record back. It hurt like heck. Felt like ankle bone was pushing on mason jar rim while hobbling around. Off to track I go.....Click image for larger version

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                              • Originally posted by driller View Post
                                We're working on that.

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                                12.130 @ 113.36 mph

                                Oh damn!
                                Kirk <My name ^Things I say

                                -2002 Mercury Grand Marquis

                                -1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC Supercharged 10.980@122.56

                                Stock Bottom End Mark VIII Recordholder Supercharged Class


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