Re: Congrats to Workhorse !!
Thanks xacoupe and brenx, I am the happiest van driver alive today.
I ran the van at Calder on Friday night, and then at Heathcote yesterday(Dragracing). It held together well, and I am in awe at the potential of the Cleveland V8.
The guys @ Hallam Performance were very up front with me about setting up the nitrous. Andrew asked me, "Is this just for fun, I mean do you care if it blows up?" If he was trying to get my attention it worked!
I didn't have all the gear to tune the setup correctly. Basically I still need the $250 bottle blanket. They ran it up once on nitrous enough to say it was running very rich, but safe for a bit of fun.
Calder on Friday night I was running low 13's, but at 105MPH up from 101MPH.
Before I left for Heathcote, to get my nitrous bottle pressure up I put a $3.50 hot water bottle under it. I changed the water several times and also got hot water from the shop at Heathcote. Bottle pressure went from 650 to 885. Supposed to be b/n 900/950.
I did a few baseline runs off the bottle with the timing dialed back to 8*. Best of email@example.com. Four runs on the bottle, hitting the button after I left the line got a best of 12.98@107. Traction was a bit of a problem for most at Heathcote.
There is still more in this combo both on and off the bottle. I am keen to see how far it will go. Everyone is surprised by the performance of my van, it is not your standard choice for a drag car. Perhaps because of this people are telling me I have a freak motor or something. I think I'm just discovering what people have known for 30 years-the Cleveland V8 is still a great base for a performance V8.