Sooooo the local 1/8 strip opened up for some T&T on Saturday (they've been underwater since July because of the Missouri flooding). They were able to get the track cleaned up and are doing drags last weekend and this coming weekend, so I decided to go out with an hours notice since I've been dying to see how the car has improved since going from 91 to E85 in the last 6 months.
Good news and bad news. Saturday was rained out, so they rain checked us for Sunday racing.
Showed up Sunday, made one clean pass; 8.60 @ 87 mph, 2.15 60' (pretty crappy ET and 60', but already 1mph faster than my fastest in April 8.43 @ 86 2.1X 60'). Second pass, 2.02 60', then clutch started slipping top of 2nd gear, then right away in 3rd. I cut my losses and left after that. Pretty sure I just overheated the clutch since I slipped it a bit too slow with a 5k launch, also only about a 10 minute rest from the first pass.
Clutch is the next item in my list anyways and the car still drives around town with no signs of slippage, so I'm pretty confident I just temporarily overheated the thing. Either way, no more hard passes like that till I get the Carbonetic installed. I'm figuring once I get some more experience dragging this thing I should be able to get into the 7's without much effort, hopefully pushing 90mph with 1.7-1.8 60' times.
Oh, and for reference, that 8.43 pass in April was on 91 octane and I was about 270 whp/300wtq. Currently the car is around 340whp/360 wtq, so I should be able to make my goal with better driving and that much more power.