Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, Track Results from Today!! in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; from NYIRP in Leicester, NY
Temps hovered around 80 all afternoon
Ran several 15.8's and got frustrated...had a bog off ...
Ran several 15.8's and got frustrated...had a bog off the line...went and put more gas in the car...came back and ran consistent 15.3x's...and the golden ticket...the fastest pass i had out of 20 today (YES 20) was this:
I raced an 03 mustang gt that ran 11.7 but crossed the line at 87 so I was actually catching him at the end, my car is terrible off the line. Can anybody give me an estimate on my 0-60 and 1/4 mile times for my car
Results are in...best of 16 or 17 passes (i get my 13 dollars worth!)
14.76 at 95mph!!!
i beat a 5.0 with a cam and other mods, a turbo civic, turbo beetle, countless N/A imports, and even got compliments from the camaro crowd and from a guy running a small buick with a built 455!
oh...and the car with about 1/2 tank of gas weighs 3950 without me in it...the scales were working today!
i am SO STOKED!!!!!!! must mod more...more mods mods mods mods....
oh and since i havent had it to the dyno yet i used 2 seperate methods of obtaining HP at the ground...via ET and also trap speed
Using the ET method, I come up with 255 horsepower
Using the Speed method, I come up with 278 horsepower
im thinking it's closer to 255 than anything...but i doubt even that...would love to find a dyno close and some spare time...
That sucker must be loud, not to mention , I know the check engine light is on. But with stock diameter pipes, and those items removed, sounds like a good balance of flow and back pressure for that N*. I had a problem with a high flow cat and 3" diameter pipes, lost low end torque...Im putting on the stock cat to go with the larger pipes for some back pressure.
With that kind of volume, watch out for the cops, if they care about that where you live. If they peek under and see no catalytic converter, you could be in for a hefty fine (felony). And it doesn't matter if your area does emissions testing -- removing a catalytic converter is a federal offense. I'm not making a judgement on whether that's good or bad, just saying that's the law.