Cutlass Drag Car 85 442

Cruiser Cutty

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Realistically, the most important aspect ov the ET is the 60 foot/hook. More power does help the trap mph but not so much the ET ifn ya cain't put it down/to good use. Generally, what you gain in the 60 will be approximately doubled in the ET. Ifn one could trim the 60 from 2.1 to 1.7 that's ruffly a w h o l e second reduction at the top end.
 
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GroceryGetter83

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When, and how often .................
I live just outside of Tampa so I try to get to Showtime or Bradenton and race as often as I can.

My Cutlass is currently apart for front suspension/brake upgrades, but once its back together, I am going to see how the upgrades help!
 

John Wm. Zick

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I live just outside of Tampa so I try to get to Showtime or Bradenton and race as often as I can.

My Cutlass is currently apart for front suspension/brake upgrades, but once its back together, I am going to see how the upgrades help!
I've never heard of showtime. Where is it located? I just got the front clip back on and also finishing up rewiring.
 
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GroceryGetter83

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I've never heard of showtime. Where is it located? I just got the front clip back on and also finishing up rewiring.
Showtime speedway, it’s an 1/8th track in Clearwater. Let’s meet up sometime!
 
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Kratos

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Nov 7, 2017
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Well. Spring is her And so is racing season. I put on the Vortec heads and some 1.6 rocker arms. I also had a nice high rise intake sitting around. Took it to the track and dropped off by over 5 tenths!!! Pretty disappointing. Was really lazy until about 150 feet out then it picked up.
Well turns out that the intake was way too much. 3500-8000 rpm range. The previous setup was setup for 1500-6500 and worked good.
I ordered a new intake rated for 15-6500 will launch at 1800-2000 and hopefully will see some improvement
I also spent the day engineering dual electric fans from a 2005ish Malibu. Excited to see what the weekend brings
 
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John Wm. Zick

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Well. Spring is her And so is racing season. I put on the Vortec heads and some 1.6 rocker arms. I also had a nice high rise intake sitting around. Took it to the track and dropped off by over 5 tenths!!! Pretty disappointing. Was really lazy until about 150 feet out then it picked up.
Well turns out that the intake was way too much. 3500-8000 rpm range. The previous setup was setup for 1500-6500 and worked good.
I ordered a new intake rated for 15-6500 will launch at 1800-2000 and hopefully will see some improvement
I also spent the day engineering dual electric fans from a 2005ish Malibu. Excited to see what the weekend brings
Good luck, Kratos ...............
 
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Kratos

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I took er out to the track and ran 14.13 @ 97.5 mph in the 1/4 and 8.85@80 in the 1/8. There is some tuning needed because the 60’ times are still too slow. I should be under 2.0, not 2.07! And there’s a stumble on launch that wasn’t there last season.
The best news is that those are my best numbers to date. I should crack 13.90’s at Maple Grove next month
 

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