can a 1700 do sub 18s ?

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Re: can a 1700 do sub 18s ?

Post by orb » Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:37 pm

alexthompson wrote:Sorry for the thread hijack but Im looking to get into the BWA myself this year, but with a smallish engine.

Ive got 58 Panelvan with no interior as yet. My finished setup will be;

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CB Performance turbo setup with dual weber 44 IDF's
Engle 120 Cam
Scwhitzer S2 turbo
Mallory unilite distributor
Kennedy Clutch

Prostreet Spec box
3.78 1st gear
0.82 4th Gear
3.88 R&P

CSP Shifter

Bear in mind that I have never been the 1/4 mile so I am bound to be crap till I find my feet, do people reckon I should be able to run sub 18's with the above setup? I want to try and do this before I add extra weight with the interior.

Oh, forgot to add, theres a bi of extra weight from my arse! :roll:

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Like pye1man says you'd have to be really not trying - that combo should be making 150-200bhp depending on the boost - you should be looking at 14's in a panel with that sort of power no problem

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Re: can a 1700 do sub 18s ?

Post by subwestyjon » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:40 pm

Hi guys sorry to jump on. Just wondered if i can join you guys with my engine? I know i prob wont have a chance with the interior in but let me know what you reckon. It will be:

1914,
engle 110
fully balanced crank, flywheel, stage 1 clutch,
1:25 rockers
empi heads 40 x 35.5
40 dells

gearbox is a 1300 sa with 3.88 r/p

Do i have a chance?

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Re: can a 1700 do sub 18s ?

Post by pye1man » Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:28 am

If you drive it like you stole it you should be ok! Like Harry Hills says there's only one way to find out! :)


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subwestyjon wrote:Hi guys sorry to jump on. Just wondered if i can join you guys with my engine? I know i prob wont have a chance with the interior in but let me know what you reckon. It will be:

1914,
engle 110
fully balanced crank, flywheel, stage 1 clutch,
1:25 rockers
empi heads 40 x 35.5
40 dells

gearbox is a 1300 sa with 3.88 r/p

Do i have a chance?

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Re: can a 1700 do sub 18s ?

Post by subwestyjon » Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:38 pm

Sounds like ill prob brake it trying but hey it will be worth it!!!

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Re: can a 1700 do sub 18s ?

Post by pye1man » Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:52 pm

subwestyjon wrote:Sounds like ill prob brake it trying but hey it will be worth it!!!
That's the hammer Jon :twisted: you racing at Big Bang?



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Re: can a 1700 do sub 18s ?

Post by subwestyjon » Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:25 pm

No i doubt it will be big bang, still not totally undecided wheather to go stroker, its just the build will be a lot more complex and i dont know if i can do it. I have also had the carbs jetted for 1914 so that will be more cash to change. But i do want the extra power. Not sure on what to do. If 1914 will do it then i might as well stick with it. Maybe go turbo once i have a job again. First run with the new engine will prob be Action. Not sure how well my 1600 single port is gonna fair with the new gear ratios should be interesting!! What you running?

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Re: can a 1700 do sub 18s ?

Post by pye1man » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:42 pm

subwestyjon wrote:No i doubt it will be big bang, still not totally undecided wheather to go stroker, its just the build will be a lot more complex and i dont know if i can do it. I have also had the carbs jetted for 1914 so that will be more cash to change. But i do want the extra power. Not sure on what to do. If 1914 will do it then i might as well stick with it. Maybe go turbo once i have a job again. First run with the new engine will prob be Action. Not sure how well my 1600 single port is gonna fair with the new gear ratios should be interesting!! What you running?
Hi Jon,

I'm running a mild 2027cc which a been a lot of fun and very reliable todate, I think you always want more power but like most things it costs a lot of money and takes up alot of your time! Action will be wicked show to do a run at good luck with your build mate!


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Re: can a 1700 do sub 18s ?

Post by subwestyjon » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:11 pm

Cheers man ill see you there!!! Hopefully have the summer to run it in and get her sweet.

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Re: can a 1700 do sub 18s ?

Post by paulbugman » Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:03 am

a panel van will always be quicker than a window van due the weight of glass and a samba will be the worse due to all the glass they have . ian clarke used to run crazy times in his split beetle and that was only a 1700 so if it`s light ie nothing in it, erco`s and excellant gearbox then it`s poss . depend on how far you want to go or fast :twisted:

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