|Saturday, 23 April 2005
| Recent testing proves the car definitely
has the potential to be competitive in the Modified class. Encouraged by
recent 1/8th mile testing results, our spirits were lifted when
we were able to get down the track and post some fairly respectable times.
Although we realize we still have a way to go, we are moving in the right
direction. With the "pressure off" and taking the time to review one item
at a time with accurate data acquisition, we learned that we are able to
make decisions that improved our performance.
Even though our new enhanced MSD ignition failed prematurely and knowing
the Microtech LTX-12s has the power to drive the ignition coils and make
good horsepower, we finally able to manage the boost at the start line and
down the track.
I had made a big change to the clutch adjustments prior to the test
session in an attempt to make the clutch lock up sooner than it had in the
past and consequently, it was a little too much. With insufficient air
gap, when I staged and attempted to get up on the 2-step, the car crept
through the lights resulting in lousy 60-foot times. That said, we are now
really close to finding where we need to be with the clutch.
We made just 2 low boost passes before our local 1/8th mile
track closed and were able to run a 5.52 @ 134 with a really bad 1.52
60-foot. Knowing we have more power available and with the clutch dialed
in, I feel we should be able to improve on these times considerably.
Weather permitting; we will do more testing prior to the Englishtown race
April 30th - May 1st. Stay tuned.