View Full Version : time for my car

09-10-2007, 06:56 PM
so i went to island on sunday during the old days drags and ran my car in test and tune. i couldnt drive it though due to some "complications". i followed my dads friend in his 56 ford out there.

well my car ran a 14.28 at 102 with a 2.5 60 ft.

that 60 foot if you compare it to the excursion slip is almost the same. needless to say my car has some traction issues. going on thursday to get slicks. then i just need some gears. watching my car with me not driving it was kind of dissapointing. but theres gonna be other days. and my car was spinning tires in 2nd gear and to almost the 330 line

09-10-2007, 07:25 PM
yea, traction issues for sure. What gears are in it now?

I would pick up a set of drag radials instead of slicks (unless you are getting them cheap and used).

- Justin

09-10-2007, 07:57 PM
automatic? or 4 speed? and what are these complications that you speak of?

09-10-2007, 09:03 PM
i saw the car there, i thought it was funny cause a 2nd gen was probably the newest car racing other than me :lol: but it definitely looked really nice!

im thinking the complications were probably he was a 17 year old driver wtihout dad there to sign the paperwork? just said he followed dads friend.

09-10-2007, 09:30 PM
nah, my mom came up and i still couldnt go...its a long story
and the first race my car was in was against a brand new gt500

i have 2.73's stock. im getting slicks from vegaken-used

and its a 3 speed th350 from hughes with and automatic/manual valve body with a hurst quarter stick

09-10-2007, 10:46 PM
What converter do you have in it?

- Justin

09-10-2007, 11:19 PM
your mph shows some great potential for the car.. my 79 with a zz4, th400, reverse manual valve body, 3400 stall converter and 4.10s ran low 13s at barely 100 mph

09-11-2007, 05:29 AM
102mph is good for a mid-low 13 with a decent launch

09-11-2007, 12:25 PM
its a 3200 stall hughes converter non-lockup

09-16-2007, 08:11 PM
i just got a set of M/T 28/10.5/15's slicks. but my elec. fuel pump crapped out at school the other day so i couldnt go racing friday night. i mounted up the slicks and plan to go out with them ASAP

09-19-2007, 01:40 PM
28" tall tire with 2.73 gears?

09-19-2007, 01:46 PM
:werd: that thing won't sixty for ****!

09-19-2007, 03:00 PM
considering how bad it spun last time, i woudl say there will still be improvement. actualy may act a little different in the second half of the track, with tires that tall it may not need to shift into 3rd. that would be some time saved as well.

09-19-2007, 03:28 PM
will 15x8 prostars with a 5.5 backspace fit on a second gen?

if the 28s seem to tall and we will be at the track at the same time id let you take a couple passes on my etstreets

09-19-2007, 05:23 PM
15x8's on a second gen needs 4.5 backspacing

09-20-2007, 09:38 PM
well these were on a t/a before no problem with backspacing (2nd gen). and yes i know the 28 inch tall tire wont help my gearing, it will only make it worse, but i got the slicks while i had the chance. at least i wont spin until the about the 330 any more like i did with my 225/75/15 bfg's.