rustbucket79 wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:43 pm
Part of the success of getting a stock eliminator car down the track as quick as they are is to use the restricted power output as efficiently and as early in the run as possible. Think torque multiplication at the launch, at the expense of having the engine’s tongue hanging out across the finish line. (Very risky with factory powdered metal rods, cast crank and a 2 bolt block) High ratio low gear in the trans, lots of stall speed (not sure how that would work with the stock camshaft)
Sounds like an interesting project, keep us updated please!
Stock eliminator has always fascinated me. I love making power out of nothing. It just gets so darn expensive though.
I have a bunch of questions in my head about how I can make this thing faster.
Will keeping the front end down on the launch (heavy springs, less front end travel), so long as it keeps traction, be quicker?
Will lowering the car 1-2", while still maintaining positive A/S, make it quicker?
Would it be quicker to delete the alternator as well, so the crank pulley spins nothing, and go to a 16v system?
Would rebuilding the TH350 with lightweight parts and a steeper 2.75 1st gear make a substantial difference?
Would running a 7qt oil pan with just 4-5 quarts of oil in it make a worthwhile difference?
Would cooling the fuel down below ambient temperature make a substantial difference?
Is there ET in a full manual valve body vs letting it shift itself if the shift points are on point either way?
Would drilling the thermostat (or using a restrictor) to bring the staged coolant temp down from 160-170*F to 130-140*F make a substantial difference with OEM parts and clearances?
I'm sure there's still a bunch I'm leaving on the table.