View Full Version : 10.78 @ 126.89 - A little better!

Nine Ball
01-23-2005, 08:30 PM
We had a nice cool front blow through Houston yesterday, so I had to take advantage of the racing weather. It was about 39F out at Houston Raceway Park tonight, not sure on the DA yet. Raceweight still 3335 lbs. Nothing changed since last time except for a new pair of axle shafts.

Previous best: 10.87 @ 125.01 (1.60)

Best pass tonight:


Two other passes tonight:



Nothing broke tonight, but the tranny is acting up again. 3rd/4th gear synchro is very notchy. I plan on installing the NX nitrous kit this week, maybe I can get it done by next weekend. My quest for 9s continues...

Tony :drive:

Larry Callahan
01-23-2005, 09:34 PM
Way to go! If you hit the 9's it's tme to call the magazing back.

That amazing!

01-23-2005, 09:37 PM
What size nitrous hit you gonna put on there Tony? 9's sounds really exciting.

Nine Ball
01-24-2005, 05:34 AM
0.052 pill to start with. Thats a 100 hp shot on a regular engine, but should be worth 125-130 on a supercharged engine. If everything stays in one piece, 9s shouldn't be a problem.

Ralph LoGrasso
01-24-2005, 02:54 PM
Sweet deal, Tony! Get some vids of the 9 second run!

01-24-2005, 04:19 PM
Very consistant runs GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!! :icon996:

01-24-2005, 04:20 PM
i thought you were getting the blower re-done for more boost, what happened?


Nine Ball
01-24-2005, 05:27 PM
Couldn't pass up the weather. If I pull this blower it will be 2 weeks of no racing. Might wait a while and get the 9-second pass first.

01-26-2005, 06:03 PM
good luck, i want to see it.
glad to see somone can enjoy racing this time of year. it is snowing here AGAIN - this sucks.

01-26-2005, 10:00 PM
Pretty damn impressive. Looks like the 6 speed is the weak link as usual. I see lots of them scater round these parts.
I agree. My experiance with NOS on blower application is exactly as you say, and 150 should be worth 1 second at these levels.
We are renting out track this weekend, hoping for sea level air.

01-27-2005, 03:42 AM
Frank, who's all renting out the track this weekend with you, tell me more, Steve

01-27-2005, 04:57 AM
Bob, Mark, Larry, pawnman, Lil Bull and some Mustang faggots. If the air is killer, I will run for a number, if not sea level, mine will stay in the garage as I have changed nothing and expect nothing new. Bob is talking about putting more hit to his looking for more. If you want to come out, just tell Randy you are crew for me.

01-27-2005, 12:57 PM
Steve, Carl (track owner) cancelled the test, said to many people were coming.

Nine Ball
01-27-2005, 06:35 PM
Well, 6-speeds typically are the weak link for sure, but the truth is that this one got installed in the car already in bad shape. It was a fresh rebuild and the guy must not have done it right. 3/4 have been notchy/grinding since day 1. I'll be rebuilding my spare T56 with better parts and installing it soon.

I'd rather run a little slower and shift my own gears. Automatics are boring to me.

01-31-2005, 10:57 AM
I miss my six speed.........but I drive so much in traffic that I'm opting for the auto this time..............

I hate to sound lost.......but which car is this that's questing or 9's? Sorry but I'm new here..................Nevermind.........just looked at the 69's site.........man that's pretty.

02-01-2005, 09:42 PM
You running a roll bar/cage nine ball? I was looking through your pics but didn't notice one.

Nine Ball
02-02-2005, 05:24 AM
Yes, I have a chrome moly 6-point custom rollbar now. I need to update the pics :D

02-03-2005, 07:38 PM
Wow-great numbers! Auto's can be fun too-if you launch with a transbrake and let go at about 6,000! -G

02-05-2005, 07:30 AM
Drag racings my thing. The nitrous will find your problem for sure. It has a habit of finding the weak link :)
Good Luck and never lift

02-24-2005, 11:23 AM
Your results are killer. Have you ever thought that your GTO intercooler may be holding you back? My friend Chris White (Editor at High Performance Pontiac) had a magnacharger on his bone stock 04 GTO and during tuning the intercooler was found to be inefficent. Magnacharger ended up buying the kit back from him becasue they didnt want the results published. This was all with 1300 miles on the car. Now at 1600 miles the car has an ATI kit and at the same boost level he is seeing 72 more rwhp.

I'm just asking becasue I was think of doing about the same set up as you. Then after seeing Chris' results I'm rethinking myself.

03-18-2005, 12:30 PM
What kinda HP are you making at the wheels?

What is done to the 6 speed in your car ? (is it stock?)

Your car is very SWEEEEEEET.


Nine Ball
03-19-2005, 07:22 AM
505 rwhp 500 ft-lbs SAE Dynojet. Stock 6-speeds will hold up just fine, my previous 10.6 ET '98 Formula could go a full racing season on a stock rebuild, at the same power level. The spare T56 is being rebuilt right now, going with carbon fiber synchros, steel Viper 3-4 shift fork.

Still haven't installed the nitrous kit. Been too busy lately!

03-19-2005, 07:35 AM

I am hoping my T56 holds up... Im expecting over 535hp at the wheels..

Id be happy with a mid 11 second timeslip