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Old 01-11-2002, 16:02   #1 (permalink)
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Dragged the car out to calder park yester to drive it like I stole.. and to aslo get some idea of what it's capable of.
There were bugger all people there.. I got 13 runs between 6-8.30pm .. and that was after I parked for a while as I was getting tired!!.
The best time I got was 14.06 @101 mph. Launches were critical as the car tended to bog a bit anyway (60ft times were in the vicinity of 2.2) and also it ran out of puff in third about 50m from the finish .. changing into 4th kept the ET but dropped the MPH ....
anyway..it was all fun .. the car wasn't done with dragging in mind anyway!!
Saw carolyn (V8 XF) and her hubby there but no one else!!!
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but wait...there's more!
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just where did I put those steak knives????
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but that's not all !!
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best time card ... me is No 104
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Sounds like you had a top da matey. Top car mate, looks real tough in those piccies.
You must be happy with those times. :s5 :s5
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Well done XA! That's a pretty good pass.

Why do you think it acceleration slowed/stopped in the last 50m?
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RATT.. it really just slowed .. the gearing and power band on the motor really aren't suited to the 1/4 mile ... the motor has never been tuned..once the work starts flowing again I will book it in for a dyno to see what can be achieved!!
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Congrats man, did ya beat that LS1 Clubby in the first pic?:s6: :s6:



Your setup is pretty mild isnt it??
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