hiOriginally posted by RDS
Hmmm you forget the TVaux day then Chip? I believe then Brian could only manage a 13.1 sec quarter (only 0.1sec) faster than Russ! Will will now get the "it wasnt boosting right, the Nitrous bottle was to cold" blah blah!
ok, i had a 90% empty bottle, compression was well down on more than one cylinder and erm the tyres were going off and i had a twitch in my right foot
no seriously at york when i put down the 12.9 first off i was not getting full boost and wore the jets got mixed up.....after a 200 jet (100bhp) the numbers are diffrent because the jets get drilled out, the jet i installed was a srilled oyt 140 which is 1.4ml or 135-140bhp!!!!!!!!
i installed a 60 jet on the fuel as i had mistook the n20 jet for a 140 or 75bhp
the car really pulled at first but in third and forth the engine was missing badly whilst it was running so lean and the n20 got ignited in the inlet whitch backed up and blew the intercooler apart and i coasted across the line with the clutch down and the engine off
when i saw the sheet i could not believe that that run had been my fastest of the day
and in fact the fastest road going calibra that i or anyone on this forum knows of
at santa pod though i really thought i had everything working fine, i had been out testing all the time and the car was increadable much faster than when i was at york, i had really good confidence in the car but on the saturday before the strip day i decided to tune some more power out of the n20, i had a full bottle but i needed a full bottle for santa pod if i was to get the best time i could possably do
so i rang the refill guy i used to use and asked how long he was staying open, he said the would be working till about 9 so i had no problems with useing a lot of the gas for testing
(if i have to have the bottle refilled its best to empty the bottle, its hard to top up without a pump)
i couldnt get any more power because the cluch was slipping, it seems the original cluch would take a lot more power in third than it would in fourth
when it was about 6pm i had dropped the power back to where i was before testing and went to get a refill.........he was closed and his mobile phone was off
i had about a quater of a bottle left ( i think) when i was driving to the pod in the morning with the line disconnected from the bottle.......my mate didnt want to pay to get in so seeing as my sub box was *removed*(but with approx 30-40kg of ice remaning) he dropped the larger of the two back seats down and climbed in feet first...half way in and the manages to open the bottle valve as he slides in....PSHHHHHHHHHHH
caught between the seat and a bottle of n20 that was now venting cryogenic temprature liquid gas on to his legs
he could not turn off the bottle very quickly.......a lot escaped but at the time but we found if funny for some reason (they dont call it laughing gas for nothing, i should have remembered to open the windows!!)
and as rob says the boost was indeed leaking too
so i ONLY able to beat every other calibra that turned up by a fraction of a second
i was so guttedlmao
id had to put up with people on this forum giveing it "the timing gear is off at york" or "the air is thinner up north" so when i put down a 13.001 useing the same jets with an empty bottle, leaky turbo and a STANDARD fecked engine at santa pod i was happy in a way
if anyone thinks a 12.9 is all my n20 equipped car can do they are WRONG, i really cant wait to see what time is actually posabble on the standard engine with a bit of n20
i feel i have already proved the relilability after driving the car for 18months on and off with 260-280bhp plus 100bhp of n20, i had coverd almost 20,000miles as well so to see people again still saying n20 blows engines is *** kin stupid, and sometines it seems that there is no point explaining this post in general because no one seems to be learning anything out of my posts eh!
winnings winning and this is not the last time that the people doubting n20 will have to eat humle pie as they try to even equal my 1/4 mile times, although i wish them the best luck in the world