Author Topic: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel  (Read 3551 times)

Offline racerken

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #60 on: August 24, 2018, 01:45:46 PM »
Good luck.  Be safe

Offline opa1

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #61 on: August 25, 2018, 06:23:54 AM »
Got to make three runs last night. Car ran better than I expected. My first ever pass in a FED was a eye opener. :) We forgot to check the tire pressure and I paid for it. I launched off idle and immediately got out of the groove. I held it ok and still made a decent run. Runs two and three were much better. :)
The track let me make single passes and also signed off for three of the five runs for the IHRA license. Really a good night.

First run ever. 5:92/110
2nd- 5:63/115 best of the three
3rd- 6:12/let off before 1/8.

I'm  needing to get the car down to 5:49 to get my class B license. I also have to get close to 5:50 to run SHRA NE/3. Looks like I might get there with the current simple combo. Fuel injection worked out great. It's still on the fat side. I need to get used to the car too. :)

I need to say thanks to @Roger. He has helped me a bunch.

Offline Roger

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #62 on: August 25, 2018, 07:17:37 AM »
Those are some good numbers from a little engine with a small flat tappet cam, low compression, and small heads. I'm glad everything worked so well; those fellas in the SHRA NE/3 might want to start looking over there shoulders to see if you're coming after them:) Enjoy and stay safe!

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #63 on: August 26, 2018, 07:01:14 AM »
Those are some good numbers from a little engine with a small flat tappet cam, low compression, and small heads.

I'm really surprised at how it works too. Many told me the combo wouldn't work. To make it to 5:50 I'll have to change a few things but, I think it's possible. For now seat time will be the biggest time improvement. :)






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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #64 on: September 19, 2018, 12:37:38 PM »
This was 8/24/18. I have it pickled and on stands until my knee gets better. My son wants to try his hand at running it. Hoping to have it back out soon.