Strange how changing a few little things can have big results. On Friday night I decided to try out an MSD crank trigger setup I've had for a couple of months but never got a chance to use yet this year. Wow; the car idles smoother and picked up big time on the top end. MPH # is now 142.53 up from 139.83. Almost 3 MPH is nothing to sneeze at; the math says that's 30+HP. Also, I've been starting to have traction issues with the car lately, but wasn't sure exactly what the problem was. Car went hard right at launch both Friday night time trials; as it turns out I had one Hoosier slick "going bad". No other way to describe it; one slick picks up rocks as you roll it through the pits and the other does not. Still have some wear holes left in them and they're worn evenly, but one has lost it's "stiction". I had bought a new pair of M/T 14.5x32's on Thursday, but ran out of time and didn't get them mounted before I left. Glad I took them with me; mounted them on Saturday morning and immediately the car launched harder and straighter.
Between the new tires and the crank trigger, this weekend the Vega ran it's best 60ft time, 1/8 ET and MPH, 1/4 ET and MPH yet this year. Too bad I couldn't cut a light this weekend; had a couple in the .512-.517 range during time trials, but when it came down to competition I was all over the place and even had a .458 red. Really not sure where that one came from; I can count on one hand the reds I've had this year.
Although I personally didn't have the best weekend, it wasn't a complete loss; a friend of mine who lists "Spencerforhire Automotive" as one of his sponsors won all the marbles on Saturday, winning the Big Buck Box Gamblers with a .500 light in the final AND the King of the Hill against the No-Box winner.
77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(email@example.com)(firstname.lastname@example.org 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
00 Saturn SL1- older son's ride
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....