Sorry for the rambling post. See the mods in my signature. Just started drag racing. A bit overwhelmed learning to navigate the T-5 runs, but I am ADDICTED! My shortblock is getting tired, I see a lot of smoke in the rearview as I go through the traps. 130 pounds compression in all the cylinders. (I suspect not too good with 58cc AFR 165s). Blowing a lot of oil into the intake. Be a couple months before I can afford a shortblock Considering a 331 or 347 perhaps.
Anyway, I know these times are lame, but I have a few runs in a row that are consistent so I probably need to do something different to improve. NA data of course, I haven't used the nitrous yet. Thought I better learn to drive first. Here's a typical pass. Be gentle please, it's painful to see near stock SN95 numbers after the money I've spent.
1/8- 9.27 @ 74mph
1/4- 14.5 @ 94mph
New ET Streets are hooking, shifting around 5300, feels strong until midway through third, then it just seems weak. I need a tach I can read during the runs. No doubt there is a few more tenths just with experience. Traction is very respectable. I think it will be perfect once I install the linelock.
I'd like to work toward a 13.99 before I go shortblock. Considering a tune, though it's probably a waste of money since the shortblock is leaving soon. U/D pullies worth anything? Better fuel pump won't help will it? Base timing is at 15, fuel around 40. Radials at 20psi. Car is lightened 100 pounds perhaps. (I'm counting floor mats, spare tire etc).
I'll spend a lot of money over time, but I can't spend $300 for each .05 improvement at this point. Looking to get the easy improvements first. Thanks.
94GT-T5 Fordstrokers DIY 347, TW190 FAC-Ported Victor EFI-FTI Cam-90mm LMAF-85MM TB-42s-LTs-4.10s QH tuned. 12.10 @119.50 NA.
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