Originally Posted by scott5
Yea that's the John I am thinking of, built by Tick performance. I am not 100% sure but I don't think the car has been down the track. I know I have seen him and it at cars and coffee shows though or at least hasn't been down the track since I have known of the car in the past year.
He's been down the track many, many times. We trade notes and vids back and forth between track visits. He runs about like I do but does it in a slightly different way because he's waaaaaaaaaaay heavier but has 350 more horsepower up top than I had last year. He also launches on a transbrake. We launch off idle. He hasn't run a 1/4 since his latest tune up but given our similar times and MPH's in the 1/8th, I'm sure he's a tenth or two quicker in a 1/4 mile than my car at 5-6 more MPH at least. He's another guy that keeps telling me something was just not adding up with my car and that's it's some sort of freak to run what it does. Then I feel pretty good until another guy pops up with 300 less horsepower than I have and claims to run quicker and faster than I do at a similar weight so who really knows, right???? That's actually happened several times and they might just be trolls/kids because when I hear that it's someone talking **** and not engaging in meaningful conversation. I know I'm expecting 5.50's @ 126-127 on slicks with the conservative tune up that's going in the car at first (Mid 900's to the tires according to Jay @ Mayhem Motorsports) and then hoping for 5.30's @ 130 once we turn the tuner loose with the new FAST LSXR 102 and ported throttle body from Tony Mamo that's yet to be installed and see how much power a F1-A blown 4 bolt combo can really make. I've even got a .2" smaller supercharger pulley in reserve just in case the power falls way short of 1100 to help bring it nearer to the goal. If I get 1100RWHP the numbers show the car should be capable of 5.30's @ ~130. I'll report back as it happens no matter what it runs.