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RE: [T3] 1/4 mile times.

<x-charset iso-8859-1>"...wondering what a good time would be?"  Heck, that's easy!  Any time
you're driving it is a good time ;)

Okay, seriously, my 1/4 times.  My first tranny was geared differently but
it gave me my best time of 17.2 @ 75mph.  This is with the stock heat
exchangers and a single quiet pack.

Currently, with a 'stock' geared tranny (for R&P, 1st and 2nd gears) and an
open stinger with stock heat exchangers it's an embarrassing 18.2 @ 74mph :(
I'm hoping with my 1.5" header on the way that my time will dramatically
decrease (get back down to 17 or less seconds).

Tire diameter remained the same (195/60R15) and conditions were similar
(warm and dry).  My best time was with my now defunct Jacobs ignition
(0.045" plug gap) and my worst time was with a stock ignition (0.028" plug
gap).  Both runs used the same Pertronix electronic points module.

Anyone who actually drag races a lot will have more info and understand what
little things help.  Personally -- let me repeat that for those who think
drag racing is "it" -- personally, I don't find joe-public weekend drag
racing much of a test of a car nor a driver because it provides little data
and pertains even less to real-world driving -- gimme an auto-x course and
then you'll see real driving as the car and driver is pushed to all limits!

I need to dust off my G-Tech and get my 0-60mph (0-100kph) time as well as
lateral force because these give me better data for my every day style
driving.  Soon as I get that header on and insure the car when the rain
finally slows down...

  Toby Erkson
  '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L, Berg five-speed
  '95 VW Jetta III GL 2.0L, P-Chip, Jamex suspension, 2.25" MagnaFlow
exhaust, etc.
  Portland, Oregon, http://www.icbm.org/

>-----Original Message-----
>Hi,  I am wondering what is a good quarter mile time for a fastback?
>I have a review from a 1966 Wheels magazine in Australia that 
>quoted it as
>being 21.25 seconds.
>I have a 2275 in mine, naturally aspirated, and am wondering 
>what a good time would be?   Any experience out there?

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