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  • Russell
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    I went to the track last night. My wife has the dragweek trailer at the beach this week so there was no hauling the tires and switching at the track. I really dont enjoy switching tires but I really dont like street driving on my racing tires either. I left the 225s on 10 holes on the front and I still have the axle breakers 275 BFGs on 10 holes that Dana hooked me too many years ago. With the spool I dont like having only one spare tire incase I have a flat. So i put both of the skinnies and the screw jack in the trunk just incase. The track i normally go to didnt have tnt this week so I went to Galot. It is a very nice track! They did have to do a clean up that took a VERY long time but other than that they did great getting the cars down the track. I would go back again. It was the frist time I had raced there sence it was Dunn-Benson. They let me scale the car it showed 3344 lbs after the second pass. The DA was kind of high last night 2949' and fell to 2510'.

    1.766, 8.799 @ 77.60
    1.791, 8.813 @ 77.67
    1.803, 8.800 @ 77.78
    1.74, 8.788 @ 77.51

    I did move the 2-step to a simple bracket behind the clutch pedal. I like it a lot better than having to hold the button. I can see in the log were it came on durring the shift but the rpm trace did not get down to the 2-step setting, Looks like the clutch pulls the rpm down. Do you think it hurts anything to leave it or does it need the extra switch to only activate in 1st gear?

    I did pull the timing back to 28* and I upped the target afr to 12.9. 76-78 MPH is pretty typical for the car so I would say it really didnt loose any MPH. I would say the ET was off its normally runs in the 8.6x but I am sure the extra weight in the trunk, the 10 holes, and the hight DA didn't help.

    The other item for the week was wheel speed sensor I orderd Cherry Hall effect sesonr and made a bracket to pick up the back of the wheel studs. I guess I have it wired wrong or programed work in teh Holley I could not get it to read even after taking it off and passing objects past. My internet seaches shown more than one way to wire the sensor. Black, Blue, brown, V+ ground and Output what is what? The Holley has a 5V+ sensor out put and a Batt+ out which is better to use?

    Any day at the track is a good day, any day the car returns to the shop under is own power is a great day! I did enjoy not have switch tires at the track. Maybe I should be looking at new DRs?

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  • Russell
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    Far as I know there is nothing wrong with the Volvo motor. One of the keys to that was don't look at it while it's out. It was great when it came out it should be great going back in. I bet the extra 45 cubic inches help move the wagon better than just adding a top end kit. Though that would have been alot simpler.

    I was going to start adding speed parts. But I found out where I didn't set the inductive delay. So it might not have been getting all the timing. Then I want to test it. There is an on ramp close to my house. I might try to log a third gear pull from 60-80 and compare before and after. If it's the same I will install something.
    Last edited by Russell; June 19, 2020, 04:42 PM.

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  • DanStokes
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    Sometimes you're an engineer! (folks - he are one.....)

    Great to see the Volvo engine is still out earning its keep. I told Dick it was a good one but he insisted on the crate motor.

    Dan

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  • Russell
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    Video of pass and going over data log.

    https://youtu.be/W0XvSg_5gc0

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  • Russell
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    Loaded up my drag radials and skinnies in the 4x6 enclosed trailer and went to Roxboro for TnT! Swapped the tires at the track fiddled with 2step in the tune then I forgot to load it...

    Apparently I forgot how to do a burn out and make a clean pass. Another member of the local mustang forum was there I asked him to video my pass he did one better, I was not pulling up far enough and was still in the water with the burn out. I hocked up the 2step for a couple days ago. I didn't do very good adding something to my routine. Letting go of the button and the clutch at the same time is not as easy as it sounds. At least two passes o held onto the 2step after the launch and it killed 60'. My best pass did result in a 1.76 60' which is about normal for my car. Thinking about trying to mount a switch on the clutch peddle for the 2step, that or I need to go practice 10 times a day every day.

    On the way home I noticed the car runs much better at a little over 2500 rpms than it does a little under. Which seems kinda of weird. I did log it other than there being a little less timing I didn't really see much difference. The bad thing is a little over 2500 is about 67 mph and we're a little under would be 63 where I would rather cruise at on those county roads. Ideas?
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  • DanStokes
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    My offer still stands.

    Dan

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  • Russell
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    I have been slack. I did set the Holley to trigger the auto logging and wired in my 2-step button! Looking forward to heading to the track!

    I nee to get back on the paint project. The top sides are 90% sanded. I am thinking about painting the under sides and maybe the rear tail light panel semi gloss black.
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  • DanStokes
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    Try that. Seems like I screwed up.....

    Dan

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  • Russell
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
    Sent you a PM.

    Dan
    Check your sent box, I have not gotten anything.

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  • DanStokes
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    Sent you a PM.

    Dan

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  • Russell
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    I found the website, the rule is there to keep contractors from dumping commercial waste at the convenience sites intended for residential. It doesn't even mention household trash they assume anyone using an enclosed trailer is doing a big home projects not throwing away a few 13 gallon bags with kitchen trash and little boy training pants. The sticker that is required is only good for 7 days and takes about 2 business days to process. The website says there is no option for a permanent pass.

    I have not decided if I want to call the county and complain. Maybe I should apply for a new sticker every week just in case I want to use my car / trailer to take the trash to the dump. My rubbermade trash cans will not fit in a mustang coupe. Most of the time I use the truck just because it the most convenient but the mustang is more fun, and it's good to get practice backing a trailer with a car with a spool

    I guess I am the exception wanting to use a car and enclosed trailer to haul house trash. If I was contractor and wanted to get around the rule I would just use a single axle open trailer, or load it in the back of a truck.

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  • DanStokes
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    The sad part is that the guy at the dump is just doing what he was told to do. It's the person telling him what to do who needs his/her ears boxed. That said, there usually is some room for discretion but the guy you ran into wasn't willing (maybe was afraid to?) to discress.

    Dan

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  • BBR
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    Local govt can make you want to buy a tank and drive over a few buildings. I deal with them frequently. No common sense, they just check boxes on a form.
    Last edited by BBR; May 15, 2020, 05:34 AM.

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  • Russell
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    I have been slowly playing with the tune. I switched from the hand held base tune to one that came with the software and I have been slowly leaning it out and adding a little timing here and there. I keep telling myself I need to get back on the sanding but it has not happened.

    I hooked the new Dragweek/beachbum trailer to the mustang and hauled the weekly trash to the dump. Car did great seems like the extra load is less then when it's hooked to our 2001 Suburban?

    Our County has rules that don't allow you to haul trash to the dump with an enclosed or tandem axle trailer with out a sticker. I assume it's to make the commercial guys pay a tipping fee. They dude working there would not let me throw away my two bags of kitchen trash away. I lost my cool. I am convinced he just wanted to be a butthole. That or our county doesn't hire people they can trust to make common sense decisions. I was going to take a picture of the car hooked to trailer. I was so hot I forgot to take the picture and pushed the trailer behind the shop.

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  • Russell
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    Got it running a couple days ago. Drove it around the block tonight. Went well. It took it easy for the frist time out. Look forward to working out the tune and getting back to the track,. Will be neat to see what it runs,. Should be as close to an A B test as it gets (not counting weather)
    Last edited by Russell; March 19, 2020, 05:41 AM.

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