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Well , I headed back to Orlando tonight for the Funday Saturday thing. Once again, got there late :smile: Got to run within 45 minutes of arriving, the engine was pretty heatsoaked from the 50 mile journey. The times really sucked for that run....14.47 @ 98.21. Short time was a lousy 2.26.

I figured I would get to run a couple more times but they had a couple delays for cleanup and had to wait almost 2 1/2 hours for the second run. Turned out to be a new best :smile:

R/T.... .586
60'.... 2.116
330.... 5.944
1/8.... 9.094
MPH.... 78.35
1000... 11.790
1/4.... 14.065
MPH.... 99.04

It bogged a little, but still it was pretty decent for the stock tires I think. I shifted into fourth on this pass.
 

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40% of the miles put on this car in the past two months have been going too the track :grin: It's a 100 mile round trip. Whatta ya think, is that hardcore or what? :grin:
 

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Congratulations on your new best. That's impressive. I'm stuck at 14.5.

Gimme some tips: where did you shift? is your bullitt stock?

I'm lookin for any help I can get.
 

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Boy, you are soooo... close to a 13 what rpm are you shifting at? Whats your rpm in 3RD gear at the traps? I left it in 3RD rpm 6200
stock tac. MPH 101.79 I tryed 4TH once slowed
down. Hit rev limiter once at 6250..6300 had stock GT before hit rev limiter at 6100..6150
wonder if ford moved rev limiter up 200 rpm.
 

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On that run I shifted (according to the trusty Ford Tach) at about 6000 on the 1-2, around 5900 on the 2-3, and into 4th around 5800, I believe. Wherever, it was right before the end of the track, probably wasting time though. The previous run had been run out in third, so I was just switching it up to see what it would do. I've run both ways about 5 times, and my highest trap speed came from running through in 3rd.

chud, it's stock with the exception of the K&N and the silencer has been removed. Nothing else has been taken off or out of it. Last week I ran a mix of 89 and 93 octane, didn't seem to do anything. My best ET and trap speed have come via plain old 87 octane. I ran the rear tires at 26 lbs, did a nice 3-4 second power-braked burnout, but not at a high RPM. maybe 4500-4800.

Everytime I leave it's different. It either gets a chirp, then bog ( and that varies too) or I get a fair amount of spin. All the launch RPM's are similar, but it's the track condition and tire that are gonna give you a decent launch. It bogged on that run but not terribly. The first run, it bogged and fell on it's face. My launching technique needs to be worked on, because it varies so much.



<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: 01GTB on 2001-10-07 12:50 ]</font>
 

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you are losing HP by going to red line try shifting inbetween 4600 and 4900 thats where your hp peaks at :B
are you running without traction controll or with
 

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I HAVE TO ANSWER THIS. I HAVE ONLY 550 MILES
ON #5448, HAVE NOT TRIED TO RUN THROUGH THE
GEARS ( LIKE I RENTED IT ). MY 94 GT CONV.
W/AUTOMATIC,3.73S,EQ.L HEADERS, MT ETS WILL
PULL A 14.6 WITH AT 2.11 60'.
I'M NOT BRAGGING BUT I EXPECT MORE FROM #5448. --- WE WILL SEE WHEN I TAKE HER TO THE
TRACK. ( NE. DRAGWAY - EPPING NH. )

PITBULL
 

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<TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=85%><TR><TD><font size=-1>Quote:</font><HR></TD></TR><TR><TD><FONT SIZE=-1><BLOCKQUOTE>
On 2001-10-07 22:04, GTBULLITT02321 wrote:
you are losing HP by going to red line try shifting inbetween 4600 and 4900 thats where your hp peaks at :B
are you running without traction controll or with


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I am running with the traction control off, on the times suffered. If you shift 46-4900 rpm, the car falls on its face, at least mine does. I have seen dyno results that show 220+ through 5500 rpm. Short shifting at say 4800 is gonna most likely put you in an rpm range you don't want to be in at the beginning of the next gear. In turn your hp may be in the 170-180 range instead of the 220 range. Shifting at near redline will put you in the peak area at the beginning of the next gear.



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two thoughts here that have worked for me:

NEVER shift into fourth at the drag strip with the stock gears

ALWAYS run each gear at or near redline
 
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On 2001-10-07 23:51, JB VOBRA wrote:
two thoughts here that have worked for me:

NEVER shift into fourth at the drag strip with the stock gears

ALWAYS run each gear at or near redline




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JB is right,I do the same! :-B
 
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