so... bad day to go to the track and try and get a feel for the new setup. The ride was over 2 hrs in traffic and then over 1 hr in tech. We gave the car about a 15 minute cool down and went for it.
car just turned 1000 miles on the trip up to the track
1/2 tank of 93 BP
race weight..I would say 4K
tires were M&H 345/35/18 : http://www.mandhtires.com/store.php?...on=show_detail
2 runs is what I got...Jim got one off and Dan had a clutch pedal on the floor issue.
#1 tried a 3800ish launch with a smooth, but quick clutch release which resulted in a little spin and hop which I quickly pedaled through. I power shifted at approx 6500 ( stock tach ), but it did not seem to like the power shift at times...slight hesitation since I think the flare would hit the limiter. I tried to run out 3rd gear, but just short of the stripe the car nosed over from the limiter.
#2 was about 1 hr after the above mentioned clutch pedal stuck on the floor for Dan I decided to try it again. The hood stayed shut for the time it was sitting and the clutch still had a horrible smell. I worked the car through staging for about an hr and then finally got the second run. I came out at approx 3200 ( worried about clutch ) with a quick, but smooth clutch release again and had just a touch of spin/hop and stayed in it. The run felt good here...did not power shift 1-2 and shifted about 6200 on all gears + pulled 4th this time.
We really feel a gear or shorter tire would really help the car work well both on the front and back of the track
so we are very happy with the car considering lack of time last night to get a feel for the car. We will get back out and work the ET some very soon.