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OzzManG149
06-13-2004, 09:59 PM
This has been a very long weekend...lol been at Thunder Valley Raceway in Noble Oklahoma almost all weekend.. lol.. Well heres my situation. The first time I ran my 95 SC auto I ran it almost completely stock except for the exhaust. it ran a 15.03 1/4 mile. After running twice consistantly I let the motor cool off and changed the pulley to a 89-93 pulley. After the pulley change my best time was 15.3 and worst was a 15.5. When the car shifted from 1st to 2nd it hesitated and then took off almost like it hit the rev limiter.

My 2nd trip to TVR (This Friday) my times seemed to get worse the only thing I had done to it was put some NGK Iridium plugs in it gapped to .55 the plugs I pulled out which were motorcraft were gapped at .60. my best time was a 15.6.. After a few runs myself and a friend got to looking around the engine compartment and noticed that the line that runs from the SC to the gauge was almost broke into after replacing it I ran a 15.16.. The hesitation is what im wanting to get rid of I think if it wasnt for that I might have gotten a 15.0 or maybe 14.9. My future mods include 3.73 with trac lok aluminium Drive Line, a J-Mod to the tranny. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated for the hesitation problem. my friend said it could be fuel starvation that I might need to upgrade to larger injectors and fuel pump... And for having to read all this here are a few pics for you enjoyment.

My last run today

http://members.tccoa.com/ozzmang149/TVR/Burnout1resized.jpg

Friday night unfortunate accident
http://members.tccoa.com/ozzmang149/TVR/BeforeCrashresized.jpg

http://members.tccoa.com/ozzmang149/TVR/After1resized.jpg

http://members.tccoa.com/ozzmang149/TVR/after3resized.jpg

Can anyone tell me what this is :eek: :D

http://members.tccoa.com/ozzmang149/TVR/PanterameTravisresized.jpg

http://members.tccoa.com/ozzmang149/TVR/Pantera1resized.jpg

Mike8675309
06-13-2004, 10:03 PM
That would be a Pantera, sold in Ford Dealerships for a time.

http://www.panteracars.com/

OzzManG149
06-13-2004, 10:06 PM
That would be a Pantera, sold in Ford Dealerships for a time.

http://www.panteracars.com/

That was the best car in the whole show...lol when it started to pull in my friend told me here comes a pantera. lol

Thats a cool Pantera site

MarksM
06-13-2004, 10:13 PM
71 or 72 Pantera. Mid-engine 351 Cleveland with a ZF 5 speed transaxle. They were sold at Lincoln Mercury dealerships.

pearl95sc
06-13-2004, 11:00 PM
Well, your times aren't that bad at all. In my 95 5spd, I pulled a best of 15.20 @ 89mph in the 1/4 mile in stock trim. If the iridium plugs you swapped in are running a few heat ranges colder than stock, that could present a problem. I know that upon changin pulleys, the computer usually pulls timing out in the top end also. As far as the hesitation you described, were you doing manual shifting, or letting the tranny do itself? I found in my 94 auto in stock trim, if you manual shifted at about 5200, it would chirp between the 1-2 shift and also have a firmer 2-3 shift. In my 94, I installed a fairbanks shift kit, totally awesome. My tranny seemed as you described, hesitant between the shifts sometimes as well. With the kit, it will bark the 1-2 shift with 4 people in the car, as well as chirp on the 2-3 shift sometimes as well. The only other mods I've done to the 94 are a K&N conical filter, and replaced the mufflers with some nice tips. I can peg 14-15lbs boost under full throttle also. Hope this info helps you.

XxSlowpokexX
06-13-2004, 11:14 PM
Denso IT 20's I run....And they specifically say do not regap..EVen though every one seesm to be anyway..WIth 21psi of INNEFICIANT BOOST on my 94 I didnt miss a beet(meaning no sprk blowout)..And that gap is a lil to wide I'd say

OzzManG149
06-14-2004, 11:41 AM
The hesitation is occuring right before the 1st to second shift. I tried manual shifting and my time got worse.. lol Im going to do a J-Mod as soon I have some time off. im also thinking about putting the stock SC pulley back on due to the fact that the hesitation wasnt occuring until I put the 89-93 pulley on. There wasnt anything on the packaging of the plugs saying not to gap them so i think Im going to pull them out and regap to 60. Thanks for the info. What do you guys think about the fuel starvation theory? Do you think upgrading the injectors and the feul pump might help? Thanks Guys

SweetSc
06-14-2004, 11:50 AM
gap them to .45 not .60


Next, you left off over 1/2 of your timeslip. POST your 60' times and MPH before and after. You might be making more HP, but worse traction.



Chris

OzzManG149
06-14-2004, 08:48 PM
I will post the rest of the time slip info tommorrow from work. I left the time slip in my tool box. I appreciate all the help you guys are giving though. Here some info from before we found the vacuum leak. :D

R/T .065
330 6.53
1/8 10.040
MPH 70.10
1000 13.065
1/4 15.614
MPH 88.74

OzzManG149
06-15-2004, 11:09 AM
Here are the times for the last and best run I did on Sunday that were requested

R/T .255
60 2.294
330 6.385
1/8 9.759
MPH 73.01
1000 12.685
1/4 15.160
MPH 91.18

pearl95sc
06-15-2004, 11:02 PM
I highly doubt that you are starving for fuel, unless your pump is going. Being the 94-95 models came with larger injectors already, that would be the last thing I would rule out. Do a fuel pressure check to be sure. Have you opened up you intake at all yet, or are you running with the stock air box/silencer on? If so, that would explain some hesitation. If you're running with the stock airbox/silencer, ditch it fast. A K&N, or equivalent will work wonders. It allowed me the easy ability to chirp on the 2-3 shift in my 95 5spd.

OzzManG149
06-16-2004, 05:09 AM
No I havnt the intake box and filter and tube are all stock. Ill give that a try along witht some 3:73's and a trac lok rear diff and see what happens. Thanks for the info..

SweetSc
06-16-2004, 01:20 PM
No I havnt the intake box and filter and tube are all stock. Ill give that a try along witht some 3:73's and a trac lok rear diff and see what happens. Thanks for the info..

That is your problem... traction with the peg leg rear end now.

R/T .255
60 2.294
330 6.385
1/8 9.759
MPH 73.01
1000 12.685
1/4 15.160
MPH 91.18

Get your 60' down to 2.0 and your times with be in the mid-high 14's.

OzzManG149
06-16-2004, 06:23 PM
That is your problem... traction with the peg leg rear end now.

R/T .255
60 2.294
330 6.385
1/8 9.759
MPH 73.01
1000 12.685
1/4 15.160
MPH 91.18

Get your 60' down to 2.0 and your times with be in the mid-high 14's.

My plans for within the 3 weeks having the trac loc & 3:73's put into a 94 Lincoln Mark VIII pumpkin, 93 Mark VIII aluminium Drive Shaft, custom fabbed intake tube polished with a 2002 Mustang GT Intake box and filter. This weekend ill pull the plugs and gap them to about .48. You think that would get me there?