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Re: winter changes/upgrades

#406 Post by DOTracer » Sat May 26, 2012 10:39 am

John_Heard wrote:Very impressive first outing, good news Todd!
Thanks John, just the beginning of tuning, so we'll see how we do through the hot summer, but gotta admit it's got me worried a bit.

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Re: winter changes/upgrades

#407 Post by Craig W. » Sat May 26, 2012 10:43 am

Very impressive indeed! 5.27 off the trailer, all-motor?

I broke a Jesel rocker testing last night. Very few cars at the track and really hot temps made for a tricky surface. 5.66 was the best I ran. Had to pull a ton of power out.

Still don't have a good root cause for the rocker failure.
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Re: winter changes/upgrades

#408 Post by DOTracer » Sat May 26, 2012 10:47 am

Craig W. wrote:Very impressive indeed! 5.27 off the trailer, all-motor?

I broke a Jesel rocker testing last night. Very few cars at the track and really hot temps made for a tricky surface. 5.66 was the best I ran. Had to pull a ton of power out.

Still don't have a good root cause for the rocker failure.
Sorry to hear about the failure Craig. No further damage other than a rocker?

yes, N/A 582 bbc, basically a Super Comp bracket style build with Brodix 366MC Head Hunter heads on VP C15.

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Re: winter changes/upgrades

#409 Post by Carolina Kid » Sat May 26, 2012 11:48 am

Congrats Todd, that baby is flying!

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Re: winter changes/upgrades

#410 Post by DOTracer » Sat May 26, 2012 11:57 am

I'll post more pics and video as they become available.

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Re: winter changes/upgrades

#411 Post by Craig W. » Sat May 26, 2012 12:54 pm

DOTracer wrote:
Craig W. wrote:Very impressive indeed! 5.27 off the trailer, all-motor?

I broke a Jesel rocker testing last night. Very few cars at the track and really hot temps made for a tricky surface. 5.66 was the best I ran. Had to pull a ton of power out.

Still don't have a good root cause for the rocker failure.
Sorry to hear about the failure Craig. No further damage other than a rocker?

yes, N/A 582 bbc, basically a Super Comp bracket style build with Brodix 366MC Head Hunter heads on VP C15.
So far I've found the rocker that broke, two other rocker tips that got banged up during it all and their corresponding lash caps. I've got a race next weekend if I can get the rockers that quickly.
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Re: winter changes/upgrades

#412 Post by DOTracer » Sat May 26, 2012 2:06 pm

Couple videos we took looking at various angles, etc during testing.

http://youtu.be/tCsUsOKCQwc

http://youtu.be/q9zulQkJG7s

http://youtu.be/IMhPkncZ5q8

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Re: winter changes/upgrades

#413 Post by DOTracer » Sun May 27, 2012 11:26 am

Video of all the cars running Friday.

http://youtu.be/DRUiFR5Yaw8

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Re: winter changes/upgrades

#414 Post by John_Heard » Sun May 27, 2012 11:43 am

Looks like the car is working really good Todd, and the wheelie bar seemed to be doing it's job fine. Interesting to see it moving as the shocks extended.

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Re: winter changes/upgrades

#415 Post by DOTracer » Sun May 27, 2012 2:59 pm

John_Heard wrote:Looks like the car is working really good Todd, and the wheelie bar seemed to be doing it's job fine. Interesting to see it moving as the shocks extended.
The bars were barely touching the ground due to the rear separation/pinion rotation. The only pass it tried to use the bars was the very last one, the front rebound could have been a click or two tighter.

I plan to remove the bars once I'm comfortable with the shock settings under varying track conditions. The new AFCO Big Gun rebound valving up front appears to have helped the front end control a great deal.

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Re: winter changes/upgrades

#416 Post by DOTracer » Sun May 27, 2012 9:03 pm

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