The "BEAST" made it to the track today...

Old 04-11-2009, 05:55 PM
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On a good day you should see the high 8's with that set up. I had the same motor, dual dom. with a 4.88 gear in my chevy II and went 8.77 in the 1/4. on motor.
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:58 PM
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Yeah i'd be real happy with 8.9's even 9.0's. We had a pretty good head wind today that didn't help any.
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Old 04-12-2009, 06:24 AM
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Seen pics from yesterday on the www, glad it worked out good and drove in the trailer


Yesterday was great racing weather... anything about 30 is always good racing weather around here :wink:
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:52 PM
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beast what motor did you run before the 540ci and how much did it pick up that you could tell ?
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by BEAST477
I just put a new 540 in it this year. Dart block, Brodix BB2x, cam 772int. 765ex. dur @ 50 285int. 296ex. 1050 Dom. Turbo 400, Dana 60 w/4.56,2870lbs with me in it.
Where do you shift it at?
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:52 PM
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theres nothing like a day at the track
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by ashbros
theres nothing like a day at the track

good or bad ayyy ash ?
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:39 PM
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Hey bjuice, the old motor was the 477. The 540 picked up everywhere. The 60' was 1.31 leaving at only 4200 where as my best before was 1.36. Lot more torque carried the front tires to about the 50' mark. Found out my jetting is really fat by 5 or 6 sizes so that will really pickup the MPH. The one good 90% pass as i was feeling out the car was 9.34 @ 141.99. I'm sure there is an easy 9.20's maybe more.
Tod i was shifting it at only 6800 since the motor was new. I'm going to try 7000 and 7200. Also i'm going to play with launch RPM and see what it likes. What do you shift your 540 at ?
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:47 PM
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Complete the Shift about 5% RPM over the rpm that peak horsepower was at. I like to pull the lever at 7400 to get 7650 with my TH400 trans. There is a delay for the clutches to lock up and release. Mine may climb faster than yours but always pull the lever before the desired RPM no matter how many gears you have.
Nice job Mike, I ran my Cadillac STS last sat at the Motorplex. It was 42 Deg. An all wheel drive V6 was just about right. 14.38 ET at 97.82 MPH and traction was NO problem. I am running the Beretta this sunday baring no snow of course.
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:01 PM
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Thanks Bruce, yeah it comes up quick. My last pass i changed my shift point up to 7200 and it hit the 7800 chip before i could shift. Yes i'm old school and do it myself. Never had to be that quick with the old 477 LOL. Good luck Sunday suppose to be warm slight chance of rain over here.
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