Written by Ken Scheepers
|Sunday, 05 June 2005
|We were all pleasantly surprised last Friday
evenings single 1/8th mile pass when we achieved a 1.17 second 60 foot.
With the new Garrett turbo and new exhaust manifold, the car is finally
starting to work as we know it should. Being able to launch the car with
sufficient boost has totally changed the way it has been in the past. This is
Having made the turbo changes and identifying "maintenance"
items that have to be inspected regularly, I feel as I did when we first
rolled the car out: Rejuvenated
Although I was only able to make a single pass, it was
certainly enough to lift us up and make us believe that this car will be
competitive sooner rather than later. The reason we only made a single pass
was I thought I had a "soft engine" and a potential boost control creep so
rather than be "impatient" I called it off.
Here is what the run looked like. The data log showed I was
"In the gas" for just 3.2 seconds which was when I felt something didn't
feel right and got out of it.
60' - 1.788, 330' - 3.1664, 1/8th 5.1516 @ 111.17 mph
This tells me that the car is definitely capable of a mid
seven second 1/4 mile in it. HALLELUJAH. We will be trying
again on Sunday, weather permitting. Stay tuned.