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Hi everyone, I just read the post of “truth about sc vs tc”
I have to tell you I was tire by the 3th page. Hehe
I had both and love them both but for the scion tc 4 cylinder, I will go turbo, all custom, with a dedicated fuel management computer, will post pics latter…
For those of you that enjoy speed as I do here are some interesting Top Fuel Dragster Fast Facts by the Numbers, enjoy..
It takes 900 horses just to drive the supercharger on their engines.
7500 approx. peak output, in horsepower of a competitive 2005 Top Fuel engine.
That is almost 1000 horses per cylinder.
45.5 maximum boost, in PSI, produced by the supercharger at wide-open throttle.
That is more than 3.0 bar, twice the boost achieved by a Mitsubishi Evo VIII.
165 temperature in Fahrenheit of the 14-71-type blower after just 4.5 seconds of
16 spark plugs per engine. The twin MSD magnetos produce 88 amps. You need just
12 more in order to power your MIG welder.
77 gallons per minute the fuel system can pump at wide-open throttle. The engine
will consume 22.75 gallons of fuel during warmup, burnout, staging and the 1/4
900 cost, in dollars of a 55 gallon drum of nitromethane fuel. Current
regulations allow a maximum of 85% nitromethane in the fuel mix. The rest is
58,700 about what you'll pay, in dollars, for a new ready-to-run Top Fuel
29 minutes it takes to tear down and rebuild a Top Fuel engine between rounds.
Each engine is rebuild 184 times a year if the driver goes to the final round at
every race. (It took my friend and I almost an hour on the pocket bike.. lol)
28 quarts of oil used during warm-up and 1/4 mile run. The oil pan holds
70-weight oil mixed with a special thickener.
6 the maximum number of clutch discs in a Top Fuel car. The multistage clutch is
timed to progressively lock up during the run. Each $115 disc last a maximum of
2225 maximum weight, in pounds, of a Top Fueler. That is a power to weight ratio
of 3.37 horses per pound, about 20 times better than the new Z06 vette.
1082 greenbacks you'll need to buy a pair of new Goddyear R36x17.5 rear slicks.
If your lucky, they'll last you a bit over a mile.......... 4 runs.
0.84 seconds it takes for a Top Fueler to accelerate to 100 mph from standstill.
At launch, drivers are subjected to up to 4.75 g's..... more than a space
333.08 top speed, in mph, of the 2004 NHRA Top Fuel Championship winner. When
the parachute at the end of the run is deployed, the driver experiences peak
6g's of deceleration force.
12,000 down force in Lbs, generated by th erear wing at 325 mph. GET THIS .....
The downward thrust made by the exhaust gases escaping the headers alone
generates 800 lbs of down force (now I know why they are pointing upwards....)
85 distance, in inches, you'll need to be above the header pipes to avoid
getting toasted by the nitro flames exiting those pipes.
4.441 world-record elapsed time, in seconds, it took Tony Schumacher's Army
sponsored dragster to cover the 1/4 mile.
18 seconds of racing completed if Tony makes the final. If he makes the final in
every race, his total racing time for the season will be less than seven
that's ripped straight from Motor Trend if noone knew beforehand
excelent write up, I stopped after a couple lines since I already read it in my last mag
really, really cool info to know
A sutdy at Cabmirgde Unvireisty shwos taht the hmuan brian deosn't raed ecah letetr of a wrod, but the wrod as a wohle. Olny the frist and lsat lteters hvae to be the smae. The rset can be a hgue mses and be raed wihtuot mcuh of a porlbem. Prtety werid,huh?