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« on: June 03, 2016, 09:35:08 AM »

I may try to make Loring this year and of course my thoughts are of gearing. Has anyone ran  both the mile and then Lorings 1.5 mile course? I would assume a gearing change was necessary? I am currently running a 2.73 in my 8.8. I have a 2.47 in the garage. I dont have an OD trans. I could put taller tires on. I assume it's is easier to turn a taller tire than a shorter gear?
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2016, 10:10:26 AM »

You will never know if you can go faster until you try.  Some vehicles are power/aero limited... we experienced that a Bonneville years ago when Marty got into the club.  After 8 runs, with gear changes, tuning changes, shift point changes..... none of it mattered... all within .5 MPH... we felt like we were bracket racing
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2016, 02:59:01 PM »

 I have watched many cars that run the mile at Wilmington make runs at Loring. Most do not change gears for the extra half mile. The higher horse power cars will pick up 15 to 18 MPH in the last half mile. At Loring your time slip will show the mile speed as well the mile and a half speed. You can run only to the mile if you want or continue under power for the long coarse. Of course if your toped out now on RPM at the mile in Wilmington your going to need a gear change or tire diameter that's taller if you decide to run the full length at Loring.  cheers
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2016, 02:17:38 PM »

You will never know if you can go faster until you try.  Some vehicles are power/aero limited... we experienced that a Bonneville years ago when Marty got into the club.  After 8 runs, with gear changes, tuning changes, shift point changes..... none of it mattered... all within .5 MPH... we felt like we were bracket racing

When POWER available is equal to POWER required (ALL forms of drag and losses), YOU ARE DONE.

As the above example illustrates, there can be small variances, but basically, you have nothing left to accelerate the vehicle.

Newton wins this argument, every time.
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2016, 02:49:35 PM »

"Newton wins this argument, every time."

...except when approaching quantum mechanical territory-- Einstein & Heisenberg win.  grin

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2016, 02:50:53 PM »

I don't think any of us will be going that fast, though.  rolleyes

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2016, 03:52:29 PM »

"Newton wins this argument, every time."

...except when approaching quantum mechanical territory-- Einstein & Heisenberg win.  grin

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

Just don't ask Schrödinger's cat about it!  huh shocked grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2016, 04:27:36 PM »

"Einstein & Heisenberg"

Did you mean Steinegger and Eschenbaugh?
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2016, 04:33:25 PM »

"Newton wins this argument, every time."

...except when approaching quantum mechanical territory-- Einstein & Heisenberg win.  grin

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

Just don't ask Schrödinger's cat about it!  huh shocked grin

LOL!  Geez!
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2016, 04:36:49 PM »

I sure wouldn't ask Heisenberg.  I heard he's an uncertain kind of guy. Dead Horse
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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2016, 06:55:19 PM »

Physicists discover an infinite number of quantum speed limits: http://phys.org/news/2016-06-physicists-infinite-quantum-limits.html
Everyone gets a record and you get to keep it forever!  cheers cheers cheers
Slim, I'm sure that Heisenberg was positively uncertain about certainty!  grin grin grin
Got to go now - have to find those missing Neutrinos, Quarks & Bosons!  shocked shocked shocked
Maybe the BLM knows where they are?  huh huh huh
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2016, 07:03:04 PM »

Physicists discover an infinite number of quantum speed limits: http://phys.org/news/2016-06-physicists-infinite-quantum-limits.html
Everyone gets a record and you get to keep it forever!  cheers cheers cheers
Slim, I'm sure that Heisenberg was positively uncertain about certainty!  grin grin grin
Got to go now - have to find those missing Neutrinos, Quarks & Bosons!  shocked shocked shocked
Maybe the BLM knows where they are?  huh huh huh





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