5.0 to the track finally
Well I finally got the car to the track. I'm ok with the results, the car has more to it, I just didn't drive it well.
Bradenton Florida. The DA was positive 180 feet. It was overcast with a high of 55 and there was high humidity.
2.11 60' and a 13.052 at 112.51. The car moves real well. I was getting the same times with my 02 Z28 with 107 mph. The issue was traction.
2.08 60' and a 12.970 at 112.85 mph. It spun way too much through first. It needs a good driver mod.
2.16 60' and a 13.101 at 113.12 mph. This was my fastest run speed wise, just couldn't get traction.
Fourth and final run
2.01 60' and a 12.787 at 112.85 mph. I went real easy into the throttle and got some traction.
My first three runs I was taking the car to 1100-1300 rpms and sliding my foot off the brake and rolling into the throttle. I think what occured was the car would feel like it wasn't taking off that quick, almost bogging. I would then add power too quickly to compensate and the tires would light off. This would happen 30 or so feet into the run and near the top of first.
The last run I added power slower and more consistantly allowing the car to feel like it was bogging. It hooked better, wheelspin was still a bit of an issue.
I think if I got some sticky DR's it would take at least 3 tenths off my best run. That's bench racing though so take it for what it's worth.
I'm also sure that the cold weather with no sun and dubious track prep made traction a challenge.
I only ran two interesting cars, a 2005 C6 that was bone stock with 70,000 miles on it. He ran a 13.210 at 110 mph.
The other one was a BMW 135i with a Dinan tune and DR's. He ran a 12.816 at 110.45. He had a 1.81 60'. It was a good see saw race. He came out of the hole real strong. I caught him midway. He stopped my pull for half of what was left then I started pulling again.
There was a guy there with a 2011 6.4L Challeneger. He made two passes and quit. He couldn't get any traction and ran two mid 13's. I think his mph was in the mid 111's. It was an automatic, I think those are slower than the sticks.
Another guy had a old Ford Festiva from the early 90's with a turbo on it. He was running low 14's. He got a turbo off of a Mitsubishi car and rear mounted it. It was ugly, but he said he had less than $3000 in it. That would be tons of fun for 3 grand.
Biggest issue with the Mustang is the headrests. They angle at 45 degrees to improve whiplash protection and they make a helmet miserable. I took them out and turned them around.