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Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 11:15 am 
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After taking the TE down the quarter mile we were wanting to possibly get another second out of it. What modifications would some of you suggest without going overboard like Chris is thinking blowers and superchargers. The exhaust has been done and has the cold air intake. :D

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 11:46 am 
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1 Second is a fair bit!
I'd say cam, headwork and extractors. V8's always seem to make massive power with head/cam packages.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 11:58 am 
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Make the engine breathe far better on the inside at the very least and force more fuel down it's throat.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:26 pm 
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Slicks and a driving lesson.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:42 pm 
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Gears will help you more than anything else - go deeper 3.7's or 3.89s.
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Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:52 pm 
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I agree the cheapest option is slicks and gears, but its best chance of long term improvement is cam and head

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:00 pm 
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Slicks and a driving lesson.


Slicks of cause down the strip but not an every day option, and the driving lessons ain't the problem please....

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:43 pm 
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Sorry - i thought you asked how to get a second quicker on the 1/4, I didnt realise you meant on the street.

Slicks should wipe off a little bit (but track only), and a driving lesson should wipe off a bit too. Diff gears will help, but if you do any highway driving, it can be annoying with the higher revs

its amazing how much a difference a few driving lessons make. I love to let my mate who owns the australian academy of motorsport drive my car.. cos I see what he does, and then I have something to aim for.
I let him run a 1/4 in my car, and he ran 0.7MPH faster than me... so I know the car has it in it, I just gotta get more practise to get there.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 3:49 pm 
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For that continuous improvement, it'a all about volumetric efficiencey. Get your lower extrude honed, your GT40P's match ported and some work done on the short turn radius. The valve springs will also need to be uprated for the higher revs. I can get you a much better MAF and the Tickford extractors should be replaced with something a bit more free flowing (Hurricane's, DeFilipo's, Pacemakers). You need to get the cam in the right rev range so auto's need a higher stall converter - manuals just need to be launched at higher revs...
There are plenty of threads on improving the Windsor - just do a search
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Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 4:25 pm 
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Thanks Shane some helpful advice :D

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 4:53 pm 
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Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 5:51 pm 
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Have enquired about that, a cheap thing to do to get a bit more power. :D

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 4:00 am 
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A small inexpensive NOS kit will give you .9 on the 1/4 but for the street about $2000+ on "refining" the volumetric efficiency should do the trick!

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 7:32 am 
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Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 2:17 pm 
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blower?
heheh gon on simone blow the thing!
call marks workshop i am sure they can sort you out and i would think it will brign the car right onto the 13.00 mark :)

 

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