ProCharged Time slips 2001

 8/24/2001

Bob's car is finally back together, and we've been slowly working on the tune, while Bob has been working on his driving tecniques. Mustang's car number was 7353. Tires were 28x10.5 MT ET drags. Boost was set at 14 psi. Temperature was about 70F. Fuel was 116 VP Racing fuel. Initial base timing was set at 10 degrees and the Interceptor was used to retard WOT timing 4 degrees. Rear gears are 3.27s and shifts were made at approximatly 5700 RPM.

At this point this was the car's fastest time to date,  Bob (with a very big grin on his face) headed back down to the staging lanes to give it another shot.

Not bad as far as consistancy is concerned. This pass had a slightly better 60' but was just a touch slower for the remainder of the pass. At this point Bob was qualified and waited till the first round of eliminations.

Allright!!! Now that's getting somewhere! After talking to Bob, best we can figure is that he left softer out of the hole which helped keep the tires hooked. Hopefully he'll be able to repeat this in the future or maybe I can find someway to detune the car for launch. Either way I have a feeling that we will be seeing single digit passes out of Bob's ride as soon as the cooler fall air gets here...




 9/6/2001

Bob's Mustang car number was 7353. Tires were 28x10.5 MT ET drags. Boost was set at 14 psi. Temperature was about 70F. Fuel was 110 VP Racing fuel. Initial base timing was set at 10 degrees and the Interceptor was used to retard WOT timing 4 degrees. Rear gears are 3.27s and shifts were made at approximatly 5700 RPM.

Bob rolled through the burnout box with his D-1 procharged mustang and improved again!

 

Nice! He returned to the pits and I  told him I wanted to remove 2 degrees of retard from the engine at max boost (add 2 degrees of timing) He said OK, but don’t blow it up, and walked away while making a couple comments about damn Sitar wanting to lean it out…..I  grabbed the Interceptor and brought full boost timing up by two degrees.

Bob headed to the lanes again.

My jaw hit the floor. If two degrees of timing did that, how much more is left in this setup? When Bob got back to the pits I don't think we could have beat the smile off of his face, I told him I wanted to remove the last 2 degrees of retard that are being pulled out by the interceptor. At this point the car would be running on a completely stock EEC IV and I  think it could improve to at least 9.70s maybe even 9.60s. Bob reminded me that we did not have the cage certified yet nor did he have a license…..details, details…..I left the timing alone and added 4% more fuel at full boost to slow it a little and Bob ran his last time trial.

Bob said that that’s just right as he put his 10.00 dial on the window….His car is still running only 14 psi of boost, all passes are made through the mufflers, the car remains completely street legal and passes PA state inspection.