I would be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed. I would also be lying if I said I didn't have a blast and feel something inside re-ignited while blasting down the track. I ran a disappointing firstname.lastname@example.org mph. That said, I learned a lot in which I had forgot, and realized that my tune was WAY off, and was drowning the engine with fuel. I plan to hit the track again soon, hopefully within a month, though this time it will be at the much closer Milan Dragway. As you can see from the video, the car launches fairly well, then hesitates off the line with a bog. I think a much leaner tune, a little more timing, and correctly adjusted valve lash will make a world of difference.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
My car hasn't been to the track since 2000. Yeah, you read that right, 14 years! I have been preparing to get back to the track for most of that time, more so in the past 4 years since it has been back on the road. I come back with a vengeance, with a full cage, 200 extra hp, bullet proof 9", and some sticky Mickey's out back. Tomorrow, I head to Norwalk, now Summit Motorsports Park. The car is loaded and ready to go, and I am confident I have a fairly good tune on the car, and hope for a trouble free day. I have friends and family going and will have both pictures and video from the outing. It's just a test and tune night, but I hope to make it to the track a few more times this year, though most likely to Milan Dragway. I can't wait to blast down the track, as it's been building up inside for more than a decade. Summit Motorsports Park
Monday, July 07, 2014
I just finished picking up the last of the parts needed to get my Camaro ready for the track, hopefully hitting Norwalk Raceway Park on 7/25/2014. After a front end alignment and new tie rods a week ago, I picked up a new set of front tires today, rated up to 168 mph. The old tires were shot, and to be honest, I believe they were responsible for the front end vibration. In addition to new tires, I also picked up a Bell helmet, ordered a fire jacket, and stopped by Detroit Performance Center for a new shifter cable. I also grabbed a book on nitrous systems while I was there, as at some point, my nitrous kit will find its way onto something I own. I still have a few items to finish on the car, but I now have all the parts I need, and with a little tuning, the car should easily be ready for the track come July 25th!