Re: Monster Mopar Report - Wrap Up
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Re: Monster Mopar Report - Wrap Up



congrats don.  you have that monkey off your back. 
expect to drop another 2 tenths when you get 'good air' in the fall or early spring.  that should put a bigger smile on your face.

in launching your car, make sure you take notes.  also have someone either knowledgeable of how leaf springs work or with a video camera get close to your car during launch.  do not load your suspension on the starting line -- what i mean by that: if the rear of the car is raising up when you are are foot braking on the line -- you are loading the suspension.  multi-leaf suspension does not respond well to that.  you want to bring up the RPM to the max with out loading the suspension for the best launch.

another thing that i find helpful is a playback analog tach.  it will show you where your convertor flashes along with helping you figure out optimal shift points.

mike





On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 5:58 AM, Donald Gallimore <dongallimore@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Performance wise, I made my forever goal of a sub-12 second run. Did a 11.91 at almost 114 on Sunday morning in spite of the high humidity. Made a 11.95 run the previous evening for my first sub 12 second run.  So I'm a happy guy. 

In eliminations, I went out in the first round on Saturday with the breakout 11.95 run on a 12.00 index. Surprised the heck out of me that I picked up a tenth on that run Learned that the engine likes to be cool when it runs, prefers higher shifts at 6000 rpms and lower starting line launch of 2000 rpm. All that picked up a tenth in slightly denser air.

Sunday, I went out in the second round. I put weight in the trunk (spare tire) and backed the timing off 4 degrees. Hit an 027 light and had plenty of room to slow down at the top end so didn't have to make a full power pass. In the next round, rolled too fast into the staging beams and messed up my timing and ended up red red lighting by .044. Too bad because the other guy had an absolutely terrible reaction time and was way off this index. Every racer has one of those loses.

All in all, I'm please. Made the 11's in the heat so I know I can run my 12.00 index about anywhere. Don't have any seat time so I paid the price for that but I think I can solve that. And, I learned some things on how to adjust the car to run my index. 

   
Akron Don Gallimore




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