Well the car works...
Took it to Thompson's Gasser Reunion (ok... we're sort of an Extreme Gasser... right?
) for some test passes last weekend. Set the blower up at a whopping 11% over. First pass ran an 5.24 1/8 with a 1.14 60' leaving in high gear and blubbering it's way down the track on a really rich tune. Then we tossed a blower belt on the next burnout. Replaced the belt with an old abused one I had in the trailer, which gave up at 300' on the next pass. The first break we blamed being on the rev limiter in the burnout, the second to a belt that should have been thrown away a long time ago.
We (well mostly I
) decided that it needed more blower. One to use up the fuel, and two because tuning the fuel to that blower overdrive wasn't going to get us that deep into the 4's. I upped the blower to 30% over and gave it a little bit more fuel.
We took it to Thompson's Asphalt Wars race this weekend. Asphalt wars is a monthly heads-up 1/8 mile series that brings in some pretty stout pro-mod/top sportsmen style cars. Last month the bump to get into the 8 car show was 4.51.
First qualifying round Steve clicked off a 4.34 @ 164! It's still fat as a pig and doesn't sound like it's trying very hard, it just ran down through there and most of us couldn't believe the scoreboard. The car handles like a Cadillac and has a lot left in it.
Unfortunately the blower seized up at the end of the run
, so we didn't get to run the second qualifier or any rounds. But that run left us qualified 5th in a field with a 4.58 bump on only the second full pass on the car
Blower's coming off tonight to see what's going on in there....