460 Ford Forum banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,170 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Before this my best run was 12.29 @ 118 mph. This was with a ~2.2 60'.

I had a 7.5" with 2.73's and an open diff. I swapped in an 8.8" with 3.27's and a limitied slip (out of a Mark VII). While I had the alxe out of the way, I welded up my torque boxes.

I made nine runs last night with a best of 11.92 @ 118.5 mph! I also clicked off a couple low 1.9 60' times.

I'm still running some old 225-55-16's on the back.

When I launch, the front of the car rises and the car takes off...then the rear end is unloaded. I've got adjustable struts up front (Strange) but stock suspension in the rear. I bought some 3 way Comps for the rear and coil overs.

I'll have video in a few days.






I know I've said this already, but I'm having so much freakin' fun with this car right now. I'm amazed the axle swap netted a ~.25 second 60' gain.

I guess I'm rambling...

have a good day!
Michael
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,170 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
No, I go to Tulsa Raceway Park (formaly Tulsa Internatial Speedway...or something like that).

Have a good day!
Michael
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
549 Posts
Check your shock travel in the back. If the back shocks run out of travell they will unload the rear tires. You could also be hitting a torque peak that is just blowing the tires off. Street tire compounds never work well on a dragstrip.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,697 Posts
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top