11 second mk6 escort

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11 second mk6 escort

Post by frankenscort » Sat May 05, 2012 9:07 pm

Well, i may have paid £30 for 1 run, but wat a cracker.

11.9 @ 112mph.

Well happy.


mk6 escort v8 current time 11.6 @ 112mph

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Post by JJMclure » Mon May 07, 2012 7:41 pm

What're your power / weights dude?
don't nibble on the barrel, pull the trigger!

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Post by dbv8 » Tue May 08, 2012 10:20 am

Well done Jay.
We will have to have a race sometime. I am at the pod on the 20th and again 30th June. Be good to see you and the old man there. :D
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Post by mgbv8 » Tue May 08, 2012 4:46 pm

OI!!
Thats Mr old man to you :lol:

Things are slowly coming together for you and Jay this season. And early in the season too !!

I have to work 19th and 20th but I'm trying to get the Sunday off or at least an early finish. I may take the trailer to work and lock it in theb yard so I can make a quick getaway from Kings Cross to the Pod ??

Jay can drive from home.

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Post by bones » Wed May 09, 2012 8:05 am

Nice going Jay. So i take it your after the 10s this year :D rich

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Post by mgbv8 » Sat May 19, 2012 9:32 pm

JJMclure wrote:What're your power / weights dude?
We havent got a clue JJ !!

No time or money to dyno stuff yet. We just did a tune in the pits and worked it up from there. We are keeping it safely rich on the gas though.

I hope to have my MGB on the dyno late june with my mates MG midget, if Jay can get some time off he can come too ;)

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Post by mgbv8 » Tue May 22, 2012 8:21 pm

I guess Sonny Boy will be along sometime soon to update his PB??

He's been to busy this evening doing the front garden for me cos I'm too lazy to find the mower :)

His first run off the trailer was against DBV8 in the TVR. It was a really good heads up race.

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Post by dbv8 » Wed May 23, 2012 12:45 pm

Pel, i dont suppose you got a ticket for that run????

Told me a tail of computer problems. That was my best run of the day, I think seeing Jay launch hard and leave me on the line got the best out of me to play catch up.
Excellent race. I better improve my reactions and launches because i am sure Jay will be getting quicker at every visit to the pod.

See you on retro weekend 8-)
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Post by bones » Wed May 23, 2012 12:56 pm

Nice going gents, but please explain how dbv8 done 121mph and jay did 112 mph but only be 300s apart ??? . :? rich

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Post by dbv8 » Wed May 23, 2012 1:22 pm

I am sure Pel will explain further but the 2 cars are quite different. Mine has standardish suapension, a manual box and runs on streets.

Jays escort is purpose built, launches very well on drag slicks and uses a trick auto box. I think his gearing is a little low at the moment and the terminal speed is maxxed out well before the finish.

I was left for dead at the line, maybe had a little more power but more speed in the 2nd 1/8th to catch up and pass. If Jays gearing let him go faster in top i might have struggled.

Later in the day i ran 11.6 @ 125.... ie had more power but a poorer launch. Its all lost in the first 60 feet so they say. :wink:
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Post by mgbv8 » Wed May 23, 2012 4:17 pm

dbv8 wrote:Pel, i dont suppose you got a ticket for that run????

Told me a tail of computer problems. That was my best run of the day, I think seeing Jay launch hard and leave me on the line got the best out of me to play catch up.
Excellent race. I better improve my reactions and launches because i am sure Jay will be getting quicker at every visit to the pod.

See you on retro weekend 8-)
We spoke to Dave in the Tower and the computers were down. Thats why the photo is our only proof :)

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Post by mgbv8 » Wed May 23, 2012 4:22 pm

dbv8 wrote:I am sure Pel will explain further but the 2 cars are quite different. Mine has standardish suapension, a manual box and runs on streets.

Jays escort is purpose built, launches very well on drag slicks and uses a trick auto box. I think his gearing is a little low at the moment and the terminal speed is maxxed out well before the finish.

I was left for dead at the line, maybe had a little more power but more speed in the 2nd 1/8th to catch up and pass. If Jays gearing let him go faster in top i might have struggled.

Later in the day i ran 11.6 @ 125.... ie had more power but a poorer launch. Its all lost in the first 60 feet so they say. :wink:
As Del say's Bones!
Jays car leaves the line like a scalded cat, but runs out of gears and rpm at the 1/8th due to the 4:1 diff.

Dels car leaves the line a bit more gentle but has shed loads of gears and power right through the rev range.

If the TVR could hit a launch the same as Jays escort does it would easily pull a 10 at over 130mph.

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Post by dbv8 » Wed May 23, 2012 4:43 pm

Pics nearer the start tell some of the story.....

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and it gets further apart until the 1/8 as Pel says, then i start catching.
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Post by mgbv8 » Wed May 23, 2012 8:10 pm

An auto box with a ratchet shifter is worth half to 1 second on the 1/4 mile.

No time wasted in coming off the gas and doing the clutch and wiggley stick thing and then back in again.

Full pedal off the line and keep the pedal flat to the boards while taking a fraction of a second to shift gears. And the nitrous is doing its thing all the time with no breaks in power for manual shifting.

Tricks of the trade eh ??

Keep the car as light as poss to ease the strain on the gearbox. Jasons box came out of a ford 100e with a sbc in front. I had to go to Rugby to collect it but it was only 100 notes + 2 quarts of trick shift to top it up as it had fluid in it already :)

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Post by bones » Thu May 24, 2012 9:15 am

Ok thanks for explanation. So Jays motor could with having a lower numerical diff instead of the 4;1 ?? :D rich

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