There are no starting line beams at Bonneville, El Mirage or Muroc. Just
make sure you drive between them somewhere down the road, anywhere from 1.3
to 5 miles depending on where you are located.
----- Original Message -----
From: Lawrence E. & Cathy R. Mayfield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: tschoen <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2000 6:15 PM
Subject: Re: Turbo's And Power Brakes
> Uh, are we drag racing or what? Plus most cas with turbo on the staging
> line just don't make much boost because the rpms are not that high. Unless
> you have a 5000 rpm stall converter and a Transbrake (mine will have
> If running on the lakes or Maxton, no need to build lots of rpm and drop
> the hammer. Smooth acceleration is what is called for (aggressive, but
> my 2 cents woth and worth every penny!
> At 09:04 PM 3/9/00 -0500, tschoen wrote:
> >OK-let's say the car is sitting at the starting line with 15-30 psi in
> >manifold and staged, now you're telling me that it's going to have enough
> >brakes to prevent rolling thru the starting beam-I don't think so.
> >Don Kerr wrote:
> >> Who's gonna be braking on a full throttle???????
> >> Check valves, check valves, check valves, and throw in a vac' tank.
> >> Vac comes right back real quick on a closed throttle at 9000rpm!!!!!!!
> >> But really it's no problem,only blowin' when you need the power Tim.
> >> ..........DK.
> >> (Scrap-Iron Racin')
> >> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> >> tschoen wrote:
> >> >
> >> > What happens to your power brakes when a turbo or blower is
> >> > you wouldn't have any/much vac.
> >> >
> >> > Tim Schoeny
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