And on the 8th day, God created M/T ET Street Radials!
Man, I love these tires! Great street manners, and they hook like glue at the track!
First time in about 5-6 months that the weather forecast in Gainesville, FL was upper 50s for the low temp. Front going through, no clouds...think I went racing?
FYI, car is a 1970 Nova with a small block 383, TH400, Cal-Tracs, pump gas, 3500 lbs race weight, full exhaust with tailpipes, full factory interior. Pics of the details are on my webshots page in sig.
So I threw my fire jacket and bottle in the Nova and drove her out. Got there around 6:45 and already the DA was 2000 feet and dropping.
1st run, 17 psi in the 275/60/15 tires, and launching off the footbrake at 1800 rpm without the spray:
.021 - light
1.550 - 60 foot
4.645 - 330 foot
7.278 @ 93.08 mph - 1/8 mile
9.568 - 1000 foot
11.526 @ 114.53 mph - 1/4 mile
Oh yeah! Wheels up a good amount and dead hooking, DA down to 1534 at 8:15 pm.
So I figured "let's add the juice and see what she does."
Same tire pressure and launch rpm, nitrous hit about 10 feet out:
.003 - light
1.483 - 60 foot
4.297 - 330 foot
6.696 @ 102.11 mph - 1/8 mile
8.786 - 1000 foot
10.573 @ 125.55 mph - 1/4 mile
Same deal, mf'er dead hooks wheels in the air and I got on the bottle without any chirping of the tires. Time was 8:45 pm, DA down to 1125, bottle pressure about 900 psi.
Good night, aired the tires back up to 22 lbs and drove her home. I should do this more often!
Sorry for the long post, but had to share. Just something about driving a 10 second pump gas small block out to the track and ripping off good time and then driving home.