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Thomas Newton
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Before Kit is installed

Hey Kevin
.....the power is coming via the iron headed 408 C4 with brake 5600 stall and 5.14 gears currently. All is the same but the rear is complete UPR pro rear set up with anti-roll bar, gearing and added compression.... K-member and arms and coil-over kit..
So after Igot it all together the track times were (best ever) 6.62 with a 1.43 60ft. backed up with 7 passes ranging from 1.43-1.46 60's and 6.62-6.67 ET with mph stable at 104+. The car was pulling the tires up around 24" off the ground every pass. It would not respond except leaving soft of the brake at 3400 rpm, anything more it would hook and unload..... I put the 175lb springs back in a few weeks ago and put the ride height and every little detail back to the set up from before. To try to repeat the 60's as the first time out with the front kit. Well it didnt go well... same as before with the other springs mid 1.50 to 1.70 tire spin city.
My tires are 28x10 Hoosiers and only have around 40 tire smoking passes on them.... So thats my story in a BIG nut -shell. I'm looking for suggestions, ideas...anything.
Thanks Kevin. 

Thomas Newton

After Kit is installed

Here are the times...
First pass was 6.74 @ 104.4 with a 1.536  60 ft. I didnt do a good burn out on the new tires and left at 4000 off the trans brake. It spun the tire.

Now the second pass I did a good burnout and upped the rpms to 4500 off the brake. It went 6.660 @104.9mph with a 1.473 60ft. 

All passes after this on I did good hard burn outs and I upped the launch to 5000 rpm!

Here it goes...6.629 @ 105.4 with 1.445 60 ft. 
>>6.600  @ 105.6mph with 1.447 60 ft.
>>  6.622 @ 105.3mph with 1.444 60 ft.
>> 6.597 @ 105.5mph with 1.428 60 ft.
>> and the final pass netted me the best ET and mph ever in the mules history 6.575 @ 105.970 mph with a 1.435 60 ft.

It seemed the harder I left off the brake the more it liked it. I was going to up the launch rpm to 5500 just to see what would happen 1 pass but eliminations started and I didnt want to change anything from there. Here is some more info....
I made it to the quarter finals! You have given me a competitive car back it seems. I now can tune some more HP out of the engine and I'm sure there is another tenth in the current race gas set-up.  The mph was incredible!  The car matched the 60's of the best night I had earlier this year and actually beat the best with the 1.42!!!!!!!! The springs and everything seemed to be settling every pass made and getting better. It would pull the tires about 15" or so for the length of the car and set it right back down but it didnt seem to unload the tires as far as I could feel in the seat of my pants. I am very pleased with the results thus far!!!!!!!!!!!!! I still think there is more to be had. Hopefully I will see the 1.39 60 before the end of the season. ...Anyway here is a BIGGGGG THANKKKKK YOUUUU for getting the car back to hooking and WOW at 5000RPM off the brake. I think it still wants MORE!

Thomas
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Updates:

10/20/05
Kevin,
The car is hooking like crazy. I got some New best for you....and >>>Take a note of the consistancy<<<
These 60ft times are in the order that was run on Friday Oct 14th. Here they are (Tires at 8.5psi).... 1.376.... 1.376...1.376.... 1.501....1.503-----------(I added 1psi air for top end stability to 9.5psi)>>>1.381...1.383... 1.395. Here is some cazy details.....those 1.50's WERE WITH THE BACK TIRES TRIPPING THE BEAMS!!!!!!!!! WHOOO HOOOOO!  The car was doing major wheel stands every pass! I have paint off the bottom of the rear Valence to prove it.LOL  I am definitly going to get some adj struts before the next season. I was leaving at 5300 on the first 5 passes and 5000 on the last 3. I had to tame it down so it wouldn't lift so high...unbelievable! I still ended up at the Quaterfinals but as luck would have it.. my Battery went totally dead unexpectidly. That is racing i guess you win some and lose some.  I guess at this point Im going to need to keep it on the ground and still pull those 60ft times so my E.T. don't suffer from all the wasted motion.
BTW, E.T's were low to mid 6.40's 1/8. My nephew wasnt there and I had no one to shoot any pics. What a bummer. Like I said the missing scratched up paint is the proof. LOL   BTW....One more note. The car tracked STRAIGHT as an ARROW while on 2 wheels. With your help and knowledge I'm assured I set it up correctly at this point!
Thanks

7/4/05
Hey Kevin, I got another update for you and I’m ecstatic. Pulled a 1.392 60ft last night>>>>HELL YEA!!!!!!  Any how it pulled several 1.40-1.42 and the 1.39. BTW, on the 1.39 pass I upped the launch from the brake from 5000 up to 5300, 8.5psi in slicks all night, track conditions WAS NOT the best I've seen this year. The lower pressure helped!......I still have roughly 400 rpm left to test with until I’m leaving right off the converter....but it responded to more RPM as you said it would. IT LIKED IT! That suspension is awesome for my stang the way the combo is at this time. But I definitely need to ditch those 90/10s for some adjustables to control the front end rise better. It was Yanking damn hard again all night.
Later, Thomas


Update:

6/24/05

Just the meat of the facts are a NEW BEST again.......1.402 60 ft but had a GIANT wheelie. I will write you back at a later time with full details.
Later Thomas........
BTW, that damn 1.39 or better is still eluding me... But I now belive I must be still turning those tires a bit evedently cause I changed NOTHING and it stood WAY up......I m puzzeled.


Update:

5/7/05

NEW BEST for the mule. 6.42 @ 107.9 with 1.41 60ft. It happened last night. I'll get back with you and fill you in with all the GOODIES!!!!! Damn look at that mph.......the car was hauling ass...PERIOD. Those damn iron Windsor Srs are making a big impression on the local racers....they cant belive im running those #s with those heads.
......I have (my) tranny back in with (my) same convertor(5600 8"). If you remember my tranny was puking fluid at the end of the season( tranny guy said the pump bolts backed off and lost seal after inspection over the winter) and I put my nephew Josh's tranny and convertor in for the last 2 outings in the fall with the best of 6.57 @ 105.9(8" 5700) with his trans. It was softer out of the hole with 1.45-6 60fts with his stuff.  Fast forward to Friday night... Off the trailer it went  6.56 @105.945 with a 1.481. This was with 10.5 psi of air in tires. I got alot of wheel spin!  Next pass was with 10 psi of air it immediatly responded with a 1.439  60ft and 6.51 @ 106.638 . I still felt it spin a bit. Next pass changed nothing and went 6.52 @ 106.679 still wheel spin but a 1.438 out of the opposite lane. At that point I dropped to 9.5 IMMEDIATE RESPONSE... 6.46 @107.576 with a 1.416 60ft. Felt like it dead hooked. My partner said it packed the wheels evenly at the height of the guardrail from launch till just past the christmas tree. I was thrilled. Next pass changed nothing  went 1.412 60ft damn hard launch as previous pass but it pulled me to the wall I tried to drive thru it but as it got over and hit the loose trash  it hit the rev limiter and then immediatly hooked back up andthru me back in the groove. It still went a 6.46 but @106 from the roller coaster ride.But it actually kept me from breaking out for the round win..LOL Next pass  it went>>>>>>>6.421 @107.98 with a little less 60 ft at 1.421. Well I went -0.013 red on that launch for a loss and was not able to make any more passes but I feel CONFIDENT it will see 6.3's with the current Iron Windsor Sr set up while using race gas. But i do plan to switch to alky sometime this season. I just want to capitalize on what Im doing as is first.. ..all launches were at 5000rpm off the t-brake.
Thomas

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