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Offline Dunc the Funk

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First drive in my altered!
« on: September 22, 2021, 05:04:29 AM »
On Friday I finally elbowed my driver out of my car & did a launch, a half pass then more-or-less a full pass. I'd tuned the car down a bit, blower 3% under instead of 3% over, 25 degrees of timing instead of 35, lot of rear wing. Even so I got a 1.15 60' & 5.45 to the 1/8th. 1/4 ET was 8.99, slowing to 122 as I groped for the parachute lever. What an awesome experience! I knew the acceleration would be brutal but didn't know it would feel so good!

I can't add any pictures as this seems to stop the topic from being created (tried 3 different browsers on 2 pcs).

Next day the driver is back in the seat for our races, I tuned it to 2 more pbs, 7.52 then 7.50. We were hoping to get into the 7.4s but the speed was not good, we think the valve springs are getting tired.

Offline THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER

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Re: First drive in my altered!
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2021, 05:47:47 AM »
nice
What a rush, eh?

Offline Finnish Fireball

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Re: First drive in my altered!
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2021, 11:22:37 PM »
Good job Dunc!
I'm fast. I can make five mistakes while others think.

Offline dusterdave173

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Re: First drive in my altered!
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2021, 06:37:56 AM »
Congrats!

It is the thrill of a lifetime welcome to a pretty small club of guys with permanent grins
I have always had a fascination with fast cars at the expense of more normal character development