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Thought I would share this with those interested in a P-51 build

Best power was with 28* timing.

Headers were 2 1/8, wish I could have tried some 2 1/4.










 

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helluva build. nice job.

what kind of main caps are those?
 

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Customer made 3 passes today at the track, he was not sure what the density altitude was but the track sits at 2800ft. We ran the car with the 5:13 gear and it only turned 6200 at the stripe so we need to put more gear in the car. Engine made peak hp at 7000.

2515 lbs
Launch rpm 5000
shifted @ 7000
6200 @ finish line

1.16 60 ft
3.48 330
5.17 660
123.5 mph....... The mph is off at the track he runs at, all the guys say it is way off, I know this same car with the old motor ran 124 at another track

How much do you guys think more gear will pick it up
 

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What size tire? I would think that the converter looks to be on the tight side. Most cars running that fast(at that weight) normally have no more than 4.86 and usually a 4.56.
 

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What size tire? I would think that the converter looks to be on the tight side. Most cars running that fast(at that weight) normally have no more than 4.86 and usually a 4.56.
That was the conclusion we came to. We have a converter coming from PTC.
 

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I would add another support to the oil pick-up tube via another main bolt to help with vibration, I have seen many like yours break that were not double stabilized.
 

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Got the PATC converter put in



Launched at 5000

shifted at 7000

4500 DA



Ran a 5.05



We have done very little tuning due to working out some bugs, I believe with some better air and some tuning there is a 4 second pass in there.



The converter picked it up .07 in the 330



The mile an hour cone is short on this track so add about 10mph they say.
 
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