It depends on what you have in the motor, but I have found that lower Rs work
At the higher RPMs, the breathing efficiency goes downhill. We used to run in
the low 8000s, but have found that the upper 7000 range works better for us. It
is also a little easier on the motor. But again it depends on the power curve.
Keith Turk wrote:
> Well said.. and of course he is my first choice also... I am trying to be
> semi neutral here.... This is a ton of work and worth while... If Al is the
> pick... then I would get us going in the right direction....But let's hang
> out a bit and see what everyone thinks....
> Hey by the way the motor is coming along just fine.... the pistons top ring
> land is a little closer to the top then I would want.... but I am going to
> run it on the first and see what we have to work with.... oughta be an
> absolute blast to run that kinda RPM..... I am going to set the gears to
> take me through the trap at around 8800Rpm... well below it's normal max on
> a drag strip.... but what I consider a livable RPM for the Salt.... Keith
> > From: Thomas E. Bryant <email@example.com>
> > To: John Beckett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Cc: Land Speed <email@example.com>; Keith Turk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Subject: Re: Street Rodding and IMHOF
> > Date: Wednesday, April 14, 1999 7:59 AM
> > Hi John & Fellow LSR Supporters,
> > I have been reading the chatter about the Hall of Fame considerations and
> > like to put in my two cents worth.
> > I agree with you John when you put Al Teague at the top of the list. In
> my view
> > there is a great deal more to being qualified for "Special Recognition"
> than going
> > fast. I have known many people with fast cars. Bob Summers, Al Teague,
> Rick & Don
> > Vesco, Bruce Geisler, and others are among those I can call "fast
> friends", (no pun
> > intended).
> > All of these mention have a quality that I consider important. They not
> only went
> > fast, but they designed and built the cars that carried them to those
> speeds. Many
> > have set records, gain the publicity and recognition by laying down the
> money and
> > having the guts to sit behind the wheel, but this is not what we are
> > I have known Al and followed his progress since he first arrived on the
> Salt. Al
> > has risen to the top of the heap with almost no sponsorship, in a car he
> > built with his own hands, drove it repeatedly at unimaginable speeds, and
> > a humility that is enviable. To me, he is truly the hero of our sport.
> > Tom Bryant, 216 D/CC - El Mirage, Muroc, Bonneville