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Offline gunpilot

Texas Mile October 18-20 2019
« on: August 21, 2019, 08:41:20 AM »
Ill be out there running again.  I'm currently working on getting all the issues I had last time corrected. 

To recap - had my front stock harmonic balancer spin off - upgraded to ATI super damper.  This should absorb the torque associated with the car.  I also plan on adding a key to the crank to pin it from spinning.

I built the car to go over 200 in the top of 5th, but that did not happen.  I hit the rev limiter (set at 6800) about 30-40 yards short at the top of 5th and did not have time to shift to 6th.  With the fuel cutting off short of the speed trap, I registered a 196.  I'm pretty sure I was going over 200 before my fuel cut off.  I raised the limiter to 7000 and plan on only using it at the top of 5th to get those extra 30-40 yards.

My aero seemed off.  Car was drifting right and left 3-4 feet at high speeds.  Felt a bit uncomfortable.  :o  I have been, and am continuing to work on underbody aero and a drag wing.  Mid section of the underbody is done and I still need to work under the engine bay, and a rear diffuser.  I tape off most of the lines and air gaps on the car, and with the under body panels I will need a place for air to escape the engine compartment after it goes thru intercooler and radiator.  I don't want to cut holes in the hood, so I plan on adding 1in spacers to the hood latches to raise it up in the rear.  This should give a large enough gap between the hood and windshield to let air escape.

For the drag wing, I have been looking at many designs and am fabricating something that follows the rear trunk and still allows me to open it if needed.  Ill have to put lots of holes in the trunk lid and bumper, but those can be plugged later.

Pictures to follow.
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Re: Texas Mile October 18-20 2019
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2019, 11:50:03 AM »
that's pretty crazy.  Put a gopro in that thing while your going!
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Re: Texas Mile October 18-20 2019
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2019, 07:43:59 PM »
GoPro for sure!
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Re: Texas Mile October 18-20 2019
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2019, 06:00:06 PM »
Whoa!  That has to be a crazy ride!  My STi did 160mph and felt like 90 it was insane stable.  The 7 scares the wee out of me at 140mph.  Its not a high speed racer at all with the twitchy bump steer spacing and poor aero (my car specifically 99 spec front, no spoiler, lots of gaps for cooling but not good for aero). 

Raising the hood 1" at the hinges sounds genius! 

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Online shainiac

Re: Texas Mile October 18-20 2019
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2019, 10:22:30 PM »
Unfortunately raising the hood at the rear will do the opposite of what you want. Where the hood meets the windshield is a high pressure zone like the front of the bumper. The spacers work well for stuff like drifting or autocross where it's low speed and you really just want ventilation while the car is parked. There's a good illustration from Mazda showing the high/low pressure zones of the FC that gets the point across. The best place for a vent is the zone right behind the headlights.
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Re: Texas Mile October 18-20 2019
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2019, 07:51:53 AM »
I found the diagram I was talking about. I know you have an FD and not an FC, but I'd think the general rule still applies. It's the same reason cowl induction hoods work.



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Re: Texas Mile October 18-20 2019
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2019, 09:21:28 AM »
^^^ Yep