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Pressure cooked chicken
03-26-2017, 10:32 AM
Went to Hobbs, NM for some test hits on the bird.

First run, knocked out a 10.17@131. New best with no bottle in the car.

Second run, accidently turned the top bulb off while transitioning from foot brake to transbrake which turned on the red. I sat there for another couple of seconds and then realized the clock had started so I finally took off. Ran a 12.60@131, lol!

3rd run, said eff it lets put the bottle in. Retarded max timing from 17 to 15 as I wasn't sure what the car would do. I hit the spray (50 shot) about 20-30 feet out so it wouldn't blow the tires off. Didn't feel any faster going down track and sure enough, 10.16@132...hmmmmm.

4th run, put the 2 degrees back in it and ran again (with the nitrous)..9.85@136! I guess it liked the timing, lol.

5th run, added 1 more degree for a total of 18 and tried again. Car spun more this time but still managed a 9.98@135.

6th run, made no changes and tried again. Still spun too much but still ran 9.93@135.

I really need to utilize the 2 stage boost control feature on my EBC as the tires can't seem to handle more than about a 18psi boost launch. Sweet spot seems to be between 15-18psi.

All in all, had a great time.

Pressure cooked chicken
03-26-2017, 10:33 AM
Best run with no bottle:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_xzqHn5ZPc

Best run with the 50 shot:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zz170Bqf5M

50RACER
03-26-2017, 06:31 PM
Sweet!

deathbypsi
03-28-2017, 01:17 AM
Dam just when I thought I might have the fastest Tbird here this year YOU show up! lol

Lightningbird
04-05-2017, 04:22 PM
Dam just when I thought I might have the fastest Tbird here this year YOU show up! lol

Not even close! It is 1 mean TC and I think it's most likely the fastest 4 here, but far from the fastest! I love this 2-3 making some serious steam!

deathbypsi
04-06-2017, 12:47 AM
Just waiting to see some timeslips for this year then. I haven't seen much drag strip action on here last year.

Lightningbird
04-08-2017, 11:12 AM
Just waiting to see some timeslips for this year then. I haven't seen much drag strip action on here last year.

We have not had much Drag Strip action in quite a while on here. You missed the heyday, 2003-2006, this was the place to be. We had a top 10 list of Cougars, T-Birds and Lincoln Mk VII's that were some serious players in the world. There was a twin turbo 357W XR7 out of Philpot KY that ran in the 9's full street trim in 2006. That was ridiculous then......now it's common place.

Tom, TurboCoupe 5.0 was a big player and he and I were spraying the 5.0's. I was quite a bit younger and stupid (more willing to spray the crank out of the car) but we were running in the 10's with a real deal daily primary driver. Let's get something going!

deathbypsi
04-09-2017, 10:33 AM
Hoping to have mine at the track within a week

Lightningbird
04-09-2017, 11:41 PM
Hoping to have mine at the track within a week

Maybe this Saturday for me. 1/8th mile heads up event!