Lincoln Continental at the track

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  1. brucelinc

    brucelinc SHO Member

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    These results will not impress many of you tuned SHO guys but we have only begun to tune my Continental. AJPturbo has a few more tricks up his sleeve. The DA was over 2500 for these runs and my IAT 2 was at 150 at the start and 185 at the end of the runs. Better and cooler air would have me in the 12s with no further tuning tweaks. I am car 505.

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    Great numbers with those odds! Did you pop the hood or remove the firewallside weatherstrip?

    What was car 611? RWD, big block, big turbo, ...?
     
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    It was a BMW M3 that was modified. It had the most ear splitting scream I have ever heard. I did pop the hood between runs but the weather stripping on the Conti is not as easily removed as on an SHO or MKS. I didn't even take the engine cover off although I probably should have done that.
     
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    Lots to play with then :)
     
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    I hadn't planned to go back to the track until fall when the weather is more cooperative but since it is so much fun, I ran at Brainerd last night. I am disappointed in the results. I am running an E40 tune and the logs looked very promising. The car feels brutally fast. However, the timeslips do not lie. It is not as fast as I thought it would be. To avoid wheelhop, I have to launch the car pretty gently but I was still expecting better results.
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    We had a little better air last night at Brainerd Raceway. Car ran well but I can only launch at around 1200-1400 RPM or I get wheel hop. My best 60 had wheel hop but my best quarter mile was the easy launch. Here is a video of the run against car 403, a Mustang GT 5.0 with intake and exhaust.



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    Normally, late model V8 Camaros are very formidable at the drag strip. Apparently the driver in this video either took a little nap at the starting line, killed the engine or ran to the concession stand for a cold drink after we staged.

     
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    Awesome! Keep chipping away at that ET... as we move into fall it'll only get better and better.

    I was thinking of going to Cecil this morning and kinda wish I had... DA was 300ft when I would've made my first pass
     
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    I am going to Rock Falls, Wisconsin in mid-October. There is a good chance of very low DA at that time. If I could launch hard without wheelhop, I think my fat soft Continental might run a 12.5 in good air.
     

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