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Read my reply to your post above.
This is crazy:
> Race Fuel at $9.00 a gallon. WHP 300. Mileage 15 MPG Boost 22 PSI
> E85 or?? at $3.00 a gallon. WHP 300. Mileage 10 MPG Boost 29 PSI
300hp in a Lemons car? That's insane. And not doable on the stock head, turbo, engine management, or ignition. You are talking about a $3000+ engine to make 300 reliable horsepower, E85 or otherwise. You are going to blow up transmissions left and right. I would be concerned about a stock bottom end being able to handle that for a long time - at least the type of stock bottom end you can buy for $500.
We are running 12psi on the Lemons car, and there is nothing on the track that can pass us. A couple cars keep up, but nothing gets by. I'd be shocked if we're making 240hp. Probably 200, maybe 220. That's an entirely stock engine (with 183,000 miles) save a really aggressive hand porting job on the head and a $15 Home Depot boost controller. Traction is a problem. Engine output is not. I would be VERY concerned about racing a 300hp car for 12+ hours on 200 treadwear tires. That sounds like a formula for booboos.
That of course is my $0.02, YMMV...
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- Do cooler operating temps reduce mechanical losses?, mag , Mon, 13 Jul 2009 02:54:45
- Re: Do cooler operating temps reduce mechanical losses?, Ari , Tue, 14 Jul 2009 04:19:15
- Let's leave the politics aside ..., mag , Mon, 13 Jul 2009 21:41:35
- Re: Do cooler operating temps reduce mechanical losses?, mag , Mon, 13 Jul 2009 13:48:16
- I have never used ethanol,, tibbidoh , Mon, 13 Jul 2009 15:46:26
- Re: I have never used ethanol, mag , Mon, 13 Jul 2009 20:13:08
- Re: I have never used ethanol - me either, oldsaab, Mon, 13 Jul 2009 17:09:44
- Re: I have never used ethanol,, Justin VanAbrahams , Mon, 13 Jul 2009 16:35:33
- Re: Do cooler operating temps reduce mechanical losses?, tibbidoh , Mon, 13 Jul 2009 07:00:39
- Re: Do cooler operating temps reduce mechanical losses?, Landjet , Mon, 13 Jul 2009 05:18:29
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