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Waking the cuda from its winter sleep

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  1. Cudafever

    Cudafever Well-Known Member

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    Been trying to break into the 7s (1/8 mile) for a while. first time with my new Gopro.
    6600 foot elevation and adj altitude between the 7500 and 10,000 foot air.
    408,12.8:1 compression RHS heads,727 and 10" slicks. full body car 3860 with me in it.

    Here is my first attempt at a video

     
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  2. rbbruno3

    rbbruno3 Well-Known Member

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  3. Cudafever

    Cudafever Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.
    Have a race this weekend. Going to drop the timing back were i had it, re-jet the carb a couple jet size and see what happens.
    that is as long as mother nature don't pee on us this saturday.
     
  4. Cudafever

    Cudafever Well-Known Member

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    A good Race Day!!!!!!!!
    It didn't start out well. I dropped down 2 jet size. At the race track i found a big stumble off the hit. Didn't bring my jet kit, let alone some squirters. When begging for some squirters, found a 35 which was 4 size bigger then what i had and installed it in the front squirter. fix the problem...... then i had some traction problem that was fix by lowering the air pressure in my slicks.
    At this point i put the gopro to the fender,point it at the rear slick. Didn't have another problem with traction.
    Video of 2nt round(we have a first round buy back if you lose first round) semi finals i went up against a bike. his dial was 8.17 and mine was 8.13. Basically we left together.got that round. Final round and i find out that the sled i'm racing is broke. Automatic win.......But i didn't want to win it that way so he jumped on his Sons sled. We decide to make the final round a 2 out of 3 race. I only have the first race, of the final three on the gopro because i forgot to turn it on the last 2 rounds:rolleyes:
    YES that is a red light in my lane:D But it was only red by .005 So now i was read for the final "rounds"
    2nt round i changed my dial in 8.09 the sled didn't get his dial in close enough and it was a easy win.
    How ever the final, final round, was not that easy!!!
    I wish i had turn my Gopro on. About half track i check my mirror and he is coming on strong. look at the finish line, back in the mirror.... it going to be close......TAP THE BRAKE AND HE BLOWS BY ME AT THE FINISH LINE...........he had the better light but broke out. I ran a 8.09 on a 8.09 Wow that was close.
    Here is the video mostly of my back tire but i got the go pro turned around to show my red light :D
    O yah, are printer only prints out one et slip. So the winner get the white slip and the loser get the yellow one.

     
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  5. Cudafever

    Cudafever Well-Known Member

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    Well just an update on this racing season. For our last race i bought and installed a new 4200 stall converter
    yup that got me in to the 7s! I have been trying to do this for the last 2 years. no more 8.0x best was a 7.86@97mph
    my 60" drop from the mid1.8s to a 1.707 and i gain .5 mile mph. What was the most amazed was my top of track rpm. i ran fast, and the more efficient converter dropped from 5800 to 5500 rpm at the finish line.
    This is a grate converter!!!!
    What was not so good was when the track started to loose it bit(with never affected me before) i started to slip or spin of the line.
    only made two round but was happy with the performance of my car.

    Wanted to figure out if there was something that i could do to the suspension, or if i just had to go too a bigger tire.
    When out to the track the next weekend and stuck the Gopro to my gas tank to see what my suspension was doing.
    Spent all day trying all kinds of different techniques to get it to launch without spinning. Nothing worked and in the end it launched the best, the way i have been doing it all along Stall to 2200 rpm and stab it from there.
    Frustrated, i loaded up my car and when home.

    download my video and......well i learn a lot!!!!!!!
    my 25 Plus year old SS Springs are wasted! My front segment of the leaf spring is folding up like a pretzel.....well not quit but there junk.
    Time for a fresh set!:steering:

    The first two are in the car then i put it under the car.

    In the last in car video watch the shift light as i shift into 2nt. Do you see the shift light come back one. knocked the tire loose and hit the shift light. had to lift

    For some reason the video start about 2/3 the way thru. You have to click at the start to see them all. but you can see what's going on with the short version.
     
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  6. Cudafever

    Cudafever Well-Known Member

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    If your truly board, and just want to watch another video, here are the other race i gopro
    Aug is the best put together video and the least boring;).
    If you don't want to watch all my time trial...and some cool cars, start the video at the 8 minute mark.





     
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