Disappointed in Track Times - Should I be?
Finally got to take our car to the track for the 1st time Saturday night. I'm a little disappointed in the times and was wondering if my expectations were too high or if something is off?
The car: 95 GT coupe, Champion cowl hood, all a/c equipment gone but nothing else done to lighten it up.
The engine: Std bore 302 ci Explorer engine,gt40p heads with exhaust side port work by me,shaved .030,1.6 stud mount roller rockers,gear timing set,gt40p intake - no port work, Comp XE270HR-14 cam,75mm throttle body,75mm C&L MAF housing,30lb injectors,EGR delete/Smog delete.
The trans: AODE,performance clutches,kevlar bands,hardened shafts,Fairbanks shift kit,3k converter, TCI street/strip fluid.
Rear gear: stock 3.27
My best run was a 14.29 @ 96.5mph with a 2.13 60ft.
My son is 150lb lighter than me and managed a best of 14.08 @ 98.97mph still with a 2.13 60ft.
BTW,traction was not a problem,barely got a chirp off the line. We were not trying to stall it up on the foot brake but was at 1100-1200 rpm due to an idling issue.
So what do you experts think? Really interested in some thoughts form those with experience.