WOT Junkie and avid corn burner
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Went to VMP Drag tonight
Virginia Motorsports Park dragway had their Friday night Street Wars event. I decided to compete.
Drained my fuel tank of the 93 octane. Filled with E85, loaded the tune with an extra 4° of timing added globally, and away I went. Arrived at the park with about 5/8 of a tank.
Race weight, including me, was 3,840 with back and passenger seats removed. Temp was around 65° and pressure was 30.15 inHg with around 70% humidity.
I started running slow, like 15.06 @ 91.69 MPH slow. Major WTF moment. I got a rich code on the way there since I still had about 2 gallons of 93 in it when I filled with E85...oops. So I figured it was running too rich. Leaned the WOT mixture out 2%, ran even slower. Started running high 15.1x's. Oops. Let's enrich it +2% for S&G's. Same deal.
Set the mixture back, ran low 15.1x's. Then I gave it more timing on the 2-4K and 4-8K range. Started running even faster, a few in the 15.03-15.06 range. Sweet. Added all the timing I could, lined up next to a ricer, and ran a 14.971 @ 91.58 mph. I beat him my a whopping 3 thousandths of a second. lol
However, I did pretty good despite trapping 3 MPH slower. So, best time slip tonight was:
14.971 @ 91.58 MPH
From a quick calculation based on ET and weight and MPH and weight respectively, power output tonight was anywhere from 226 to 242 hp at the crank. If I had the better torque converter and my drag radials, I would have been running 14.6's tonight based on power and weight.
Overall, not a bad night. My new street tires hook really well after a brief burnout. I think my motor is one of those motors that likes a lot of timing on E85. I think I may have been able to go faster if my handheld would have let me add more timing.
Michael M. ASE P2 Automobile Parts Specialist.
1996 Thunderbird LX. Gone, but not forgotten Oct 1995-March 24 2016 Trick Flow headded, E85 guzzling beast.
1985 Mustang GT. modified stock Holley 4180C, Weiand Street Warrior intake manifold, equal length headers, true dual exhaust, 5 speed, 3.55:1 8.8'' rear end, Ford Racing 10.5" clutch.
1998 Mustang GT premium. Trans Go shift kit, Bassani catted x-pipe, PI heads, cams, intake swap, Accufab elbow, SCT Xcal 4 tune, Eibach Pro-kit, Maximum Motorsports Caster/camber plates, fat tires. Banging audio system.
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