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Old 12-31-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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Looks like we have the first good cold front coming through Monday...Wednesday looks to be a dry, cool evening.

Several of my Horsepower Sales Vette buds are heading up to take advantage, would love to see a lot of Vettes there.
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I talked to Dino the other day we will both be out there on Wednesday night. See you out there...
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I have a business meeting in Riviera Beach around 4pm. Spoke to Roger and he will see if he can make the arrangements I emailed you about. If he can get that settled, I'll see you there.
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Sorry Joe, I don't have my clutch in yet

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Looks like we have the first good cold front coming through Monday...Wednesday looks to be a dry, cool evening.

Several of my Horsepower Sales Vette buds are heading up to take advantage, would love to see a lot of Vettes there.
Joe.. "That ain't good air" You gotta come up to E Town or Atco when the TAG weather station shows corrected alt. -1700' !!

Now THAT IS GOOD AIR.. anyway on my budget I'm going to see what I can do to be able to run 11.50 index even in the summer heat..I'll be working with Cartek as soon as "Obama" sends me my income tax refund....
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Joe.. "That ain't good air" You gotta come up to E Town or Atco when the TAG weather station shows corrected alt. -1700' !!

Now THAT IS GOOD AIR.. anyway on my budget I'm going to see what I can do to be able to run 11.50 index even in the summer heat..I'll be working with Cartek as soon as "Obama" sends me my income tax refund....
I just ran MIR under a -1580 DA...only went from 11.17 to 11.14. Florida ain't so bad afterall !!
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Weather looks good...though not record setting by any means.

Wunderground shows temp at 6 pm to be 55 degrees, dew point 39, humidity of 55%. That's pretty humid.

But, not bad by FL standards!
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Weather looks good...though not record setting by any means.

Wunderground shows temp at 6 pm to be 55 degrees, dew point 39, humidity of 55%. That's pretty humid.

But, not bad by FL standards!
Not too bad, I think about 47% is it for us. Still need some 40 degree air too
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I just ran MIR under a -1580 DA...only went from 11.17 to 11.14. Florida ain't so bad afterall !!
your truck got scared is not used to good air
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Not too bad, I think about 47% is it for us. Still need some 40 degree air too
Last year when I ran my fastest time the humidity was 34%...super low dew point for us. That's the key it seems of the DA calc...we get 50's maybe 10 times a year, but low dew point, that's a lot harder to get!

I just got off the phone with my buddy Arnold who lives right by MIR. I need to go up there and make a run or two to see what my car can really do.
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I just ran MIR under a -1580 DA...only went from 11.17 to 11.14. Florida ain't so bad afterall !!
Pit-Man, Ranger's in your neck of the woods, you should hook up with him for a rental someday. I may make the trip up but not in the next two weeks, I'm too busy at work.
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your truck got scared is not used to good air
I really thought it would crack the 10.999999 at MIR, but heck No !!
Even with a little better sixty foot, it wasn't going to happen.
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Pit-Man, Ranger's in your neck of the woods, you should hook up with him for a rental someday. I may make the trip up but not in the next two weeks, I'm too busy at work.
Ranger told me he is staying in Maryland for a couple months or more, playing at the track. Maybe when he comes back we could work up a Rental. That would be cool for us all to hook up
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Last year when I ran my fastest time the humidity was 34%...super low dew point for us. That's the key it seems of the DA calc...we get 50's maybe 10 times a year, but low dew point, that's a lot harder to get!

I just got off the phone with my buddy Arnold who lives right by MIR. I need to go up there and make a run or two to see what my car can really do.
Not a bad trip going straight up 95. I will go again one day, with the vette. I just blasted the music and enjoyed the ride. My trailer is so smooth I forget it is back there sometimes.
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I talked to Dino the other day we will both be out there on Wednesday night. See you out there...
Looking forward to seeing you guys! It's been a while.

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I have a business meeting in Riviera Beach around 4pm. Spoke to Roger and he will see if he can make the arrangements I emailed you about. If he can get that settled, I'll see you there.
Good deal Bob...looking forward to seeing you too.

Gonna be a Corvette Challenge reunion! Pit Man you should drive down.
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Good deal Bob...looking forward to seeing you too.

Gonna be a Corvette Challenge reunion! Pit Man you should drive down.
Joe, I don't have my new clutch in yet..kind of bit the dust in Bowling Green. It is still streetable but once it is hot it shifts terrible. I have a new Tex OZ700 still in the box ready to go in. I was scheduled to swap it out (my buddy has a lift) but decided to go to MIR instead.
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Went to work this morning in the vette, temp gauge said 43 degrees in Ft Pierce. You guys should be able to break some personnel best this week. I am still waiting for my tire drag pack.Need a lil more $$$.

Joe correct me if I am wrong, with these cold temp does the air/fuel ratio lean out more or get richer? Throttle response this morning was great.
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Went to work this morning in the vette, temp gauge said 43 degrees in Ft Pierce. You guys should be able to break some personnel best this week. I am still waiting for my tire drag pack.Need a lil more $$$.

Joe correct me if I am wrong, with these cold temp does the air/fuel ratio lean out more or get richer? Throttle response this morning was great.
No, in modern cars like ours the MAF keeps the air fuel ratio in line with commanded parameters.

Colder air is more dense, more oxygen, so more fuel can be burned, so we have more power!

That's why the drag race rats know to look for cold weather to hit the track. Below a certain temp the track will not hook, but usually if the track temp is above 50 it's ok...and if the dew point is high enough to keep the track from sweating with dew. That's the trick in FL...our dew points (which drive the humidity %) never dip that low.
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