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My 360 on the 1/4 mile drag strip

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by rviant, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. rviant

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  3. Two top links dont work, the 3rd one works nice to bad all those hot rods where around couldnet here the screaming exaust.
     
  4. rviant

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    TRY AGAIN SHOULD WORK NOW
     
  5. KennyH

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    Really like how the video's are shot, very cool...
     
  6. Jimmy540i

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    great video.

    what's the elevation of Shakespear Raceway and how's the weather?

    Thank you.
     
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  8. coolestkidever

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    I like them, thanks
     
  9. 6.0 se

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    Very cool. A 360 drag racer. Love it!!!!
     
  10. riverflyer

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    I liked the second one, felt like i was in the car with you. thanks for posting, John
     
  11. robiferretti

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    what was your trap speed?
     
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  13. rviant

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    Trap speed on the secong run was 112.09 mph at 13.5 seconds. The weather was partly overcast and the in car videos were taken with a windscreen mounted camera.

    Hopefully next time I do it I will get a quicker time if i let the tyre pressures down a bit
     
  14. V-Viper

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    Get some sticky tires on that thing, and some skinnes up front. It'll be a priceless picture that would probally go around the internet and back lol
     
  15. rviant

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    Just been looking at the printouts and here are the speeds

    1st run 13.80s speed 107.7 reaction 1.45s Drag car got 10.4s speed 132.19 and reaction 0.65


    2nd run 13.52s Speed 112.19 reaction 0.61 drag car got 18.93 speed 45.35 reaction 0.42

    Drag car backed off at the end of the second run as something had gone wrong with the car
     
  16. Tomf-1

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    Just curious...what was your top gear?
     
  17. racerdj

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    Did you ever break 13??
     
  18. whimike

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    Granted, I know little about drag racing. But, aren't you losing valuable time when you are spinning the tires on launch for the first few seconds? Even on your fastest run the tires are spinning and you are going a little sideways.

     
  19. rviant

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    top gear was 4th just as i got past the traps. I should have tried a run with traction control on. As its an F1 you have no clutch so its hard to control the wheel spin apart from backing off a bit.
     
  20. Ricambi America

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    I'm not sure that's exactly the way I'd describe it...
     
  21. Tennlee

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    Way cool!
     
  22. ara

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    i think he means "clutch" pedal.

    Doesn't the F1 trans have a launch control feature?
     
  23. mk e

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    I bet your right, the traction control should have fixed the spin.

    Trying to fix spin by using the clutch pedal usually results in a fried clutch ... unless you have a ceramic or carbon-carbon slipper clutch that is built for that kind of abuse. With a street clutch , lifting the throttle is the way to go, but harder to control.
     
  24. funshipone

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    Very nice thanks for sharing. I hope to own a 360 someday.
     

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