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Ran a new best with my 427/tko600 last night at Gulfport drag way.
60ft 1.62
1/8 mile 7.1 @100mph
1/4mile 11.07 @ 127mph
 
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I usually shift at 6200 rpm.

Thinking about going with upr tubular a arms up front and coil over springs. And maybe try the team z rear drag spring.

My ultimate goal is a 10.50
 

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I'm putting together a boss 427 with 240cc hi ports and a fti cam. I told Ed I wanted to shift mine at 7k. I'm hoping for atleast 600 na rwhp with it..I have a hanlon prepped tko600.
 

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I'm not sure what the car weighs I will half to try and find a scale.

That sounds like it's gonna be a solid build though.i thought about getting Ed to make me a custom cam to swap in.but I'm gonna stay focused on suspension mods for now.

I think 600 is a realistic goal.
 

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At that mph, your 60' could realistically be in the 1.4 - to low 1.5 range - it's easily a mid to high 10 second car. What tires, and are you spinning on launch? What rpm are you leaving at and are you dumping or slipping the clutch?
 

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I'm using the Mickey Thompson pro drag radial.275/60/15
I'm launching at about 2600-2800rpm and dumping the clutch.

The car usually dead hooks.on one of my passes the exhaust came loose and didn't have time to fix it so I just dropped the exhaust system and ran open headers on my last pass.which resulted the 127 trap speed.i have never trapped that high before.

I think if I can power shift 1st to 2nd it could help my 60ft time.

The guy next to me ran a 6.93 at 99.54 for the 1/8 and 10.92 at 120 1/4 mile. It was a little Chevy s-10 pick up truck.i have no idea what his combo was.i will try to post up the time slip when I get home from work.
 

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I'm using the Mickey Thompson pro drag radial.275/60/15
I'm launching at about 2600-2800rpm and dumping the clutch.

The car usually dead hooks.on one of my passes the exhaust came loose and didn't have time to fix it so I just dropped the exhaust system and ran open headers on my last pass.which resulted the 127 trap speed.i have never trapped that high before.

I think if I can power shift 1st to 2nd it could help my 60ft time.

The guy next to me ran a 6.93 at 99.54 for the 1/8 and 10.92 at 120 1/4 mile. It was a little Chevy s-10 pick up truck.i have no idea what his combo was.i will try to post up the time slip when I get home from work.
Put a bias tire on it and let it rip....
 

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That seems way low to launch. Assuming your cam matches the Box R, you'd probably need to launch around 5,000 rpm. I know, that seems violent. And it is. But without the benefits of a converter multiplying torque and softening the hit, that's your best bet for best times. I'd switch to a bias ply tire - that much violence with a radial will start to break parts.

What was you mph before you pulled the exhaust?

Either way, you have a stout, enjoyable combo. Good work!

EDIT - Treed on the bias tire thing... I was typing while Shifter was posting!
 

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Are you still running a stock k member then?
I just switched to wilwood street 11" front brakes on the fox spindles. That was good for 34 lbs. Tubular a arms was another 16. I'd bet a tubular k would be 25 and coil overs another 10 for 85 lbs total.
What are the details on your engine? Do you have a build thread?

Greg
 

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Are you still running a stock k member then?
I just switched to wilwood street 11" front brakes on the fox spindles. That was good for 34 lbs.
Got any more info on these? Model number, cost, can you autocross with them, etc...

Thanks!
 

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I do have a upr chrome moly k-member but kept the stock control arms.

wow 34 pounds on the brakes huh.im gonna look into those.
are the bias ply tires stable on the top end? I want the car to feel safe.

do you guys think I would benefit from any type race fuel? static compression is 11.3:1 been running pump gas with no problems.
 

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My car was no better on bias than radials with a stick in it. Actually, the M&H radials were way better than the MT ET Street bias drag tires.

I never got to try Pro radials on it with a stick, but with my little turbo and auto the new pro radial were in the 1.2's and can handle the shock of 25 psi boost on launch. I'll see how they handle the bigger turbo soon.
 

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you are on your way to tens, mph shows you have the power for solid to mid tens. Keep uping your launch rpms till you start having traction issues. as long as you are dead hooking you don't need a different tire, the radials will be quicker as long as they keep hooking. the higher the launch the quicker the 60', you can typically expect double the gain from the 60 to the 1/4 mile time. I found a lot in mine through suspension. you can always come to the dark side and go automatic, most come out with a quicker combo, not always, but usually.
 
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