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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-20-2009, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Acceleration at its finest!

DEFINITION OF ACCELERATION



One top fuel dragster 500 cubic inch Hemi engine makes more
horsepower than the first 4 rows of stock cars at the Daytona 500.

It takes just 15/100ths of a second for all 6,000+ horsepower of an
NHRA Top Fuel dragster engine to reach the rear wheels.

Under full throttle, a dragster engine consumes 1-1/2 gallons of
nitro methane per second; a fully loaded 747 consumes jet fuel at the same
rate with 25% less energy being produced..

A stock Dodge Hemi V8 engine cannot produce enough power to drive
the dragster's supercharger.

With 3,000 CFM of air being rammed in by the supercharger on
overdrive, the fuel mixture is compressed into a near-solid form before
ignition.

Cylinders run on the verge of hydraulic lock at full throttle.

At the stoichiometric (stoichiometry: methodology and technology by
which quantities of reactants and products in chemical reactions are
determined) 1.7:1 air/fuel mixture of nitro methane, the flame front
temperature measures 7,050 deg F.

Nitro methane burns yellow... The spectacular white flame seen above
the stacks at night is raw burning hydrogen, dissociated from atmospheric
water vapor by the searing exhaust gases.

Dual magnetos supply 44 amps to each spark plug. This is the output
of an arc welder in each cylinder.

Spark plug electrodes are totally consumed during a pass. After
halfway, the engine is dieseling from compression, plus the glow of exhaust
valves at 1,400 deg F. The engine can only be shut down by cutting the fuel
flow.

If spark momentarily fails early in the run, unburned nitro builds
up in the affected cylinders and then explodes with sufficient force to blow
cylinder heads off the block in pieces or split the block in half.

In order to exceed 300 mph in 4. 5 seconds, dragsters must
accelerate an average of over 4G's. In order to reach 200 mph (well before
half-track), the launch acceleration approaches 8G's.

Dragsters reach over 300 miles per hour before you have completed
reading this sentence.

Top fuel engines turn approximately 540 revolutions from light to
light! Including the burnout, the engine must only survive 900 revolutions
under load.

The redline is actually quite high at 9,500 rpm.

Assuming all the equipment is paid off, the crew worked for free,
and for once NOTHING BLOWS UP, each run costs an estimate $1,000.00 per
second.

The current top fuel dragster elapsed time record is 4.428 seconds
for the quarter mile (11/12/06, Tony Schumacher, at Pomona , CA ). The top
speed record is 336.15 mph as measured over the last 66' of the run (05/25/05
Tony Schumacher, at Hebron , OH ).

Putting all of this into perspective:

You are driving the average $140,000 Lingenfelter 'twin-turbo'
powered Corvette Z06. Over a mile up the road, a top fuel dragster is staged
and ready to launch down a quarter mile strip as you pass. You have the
advantage of a flying start. You run the 'Vette hard up through the gears and
blast across the starting line and pass the dragster at an honest 200 mph.
The 'tree' goes green for both of you at that moment.

The dragster launches and starts after you. You keep your foot down
hard, but you hear an incredibly brutal whine that sears your eardrums and
within 3 seconds, the dragster catches and passes you. He beats you to the
finish line, a quarter mile away from where you just passed him.

Think about it, from a standing start, the dragster had spotted you
200 mph and not only caught, but nearly blasted you off the road when he
passed you within a mere 1,320 foot long race course.

...... and that my friend, is ACCELERATION ...



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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-20-2009, 09:02 PM
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post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-20-2009, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Goin to the top fuel drags is one of my all time favs

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As long as their tits are bigger than their dicks, im in.

-"You will meet your destiny on the road of avoidance."

-"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That is why we call it the present."

-"It's not considered premarital sex if you don't plan on getting married."
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Goin to the top fuel drags is one of my all time favs
it is a blast, nice info, i didnt know some of those facts.

Even heroes know when to be scared.
..As I shifted into 6th, I forgot every f'in thing she said..
Im a fuel injected suicide machine!
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As long as their tits are bigger than their dicks, im in.

-"You will meet your destiny on the road of avoidance."

-"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That is why we call it the present."

-"It's not considered premarital sex if you don't plan on getting married."
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Seriously though, I think the first time I read that was on this:

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So how fast in MPH, can a top fuel dragster, negotiate the corkscrew at Laguna?

!!!!!!!(.)(.)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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So how fast in MPH, can a top fuel dragster, negotiate the corkscrew at Laguna?
lol if it was anyone but you...

Even heroes know when to be scared.
..As I shifted into 6th, I forgot every f'in thing she said..
Im a fuel injected suicide machine!
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Seriously though, I think the first time I read that was on this:


thats nice

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So how fast in MPH, can a top fuel dragster, negotiate the corkscrew at Laguna?

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As long as their tits are bigger than their dicks, im in.

-"You will meet your destiny on the road of avoidance."

-"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That is why we call it the present."

-"It's not considered premarital sex if you don't plan on getting married."
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So how fast in MPH, can a top fuel dragster, negotiate the corkscrew at Laguna?
If you can turn, you aren't going fast enough

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Seriously though, I think the first time I read that was on this:

You still were using one of those on or after November of 2006?
What third world country you posting from?

Do you still have to put your phone onto the modem to dial in?
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If you can turn, you aren't going fast enough
Ouch that one hurt... Literally.

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What third world country you posting from?
In Russia, third world country posts from you!
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You still were using one of those on or after November of 2006?
What third world country you posting from?

Do you still have to put your phone onto the modem to dial in?
its a mystery...

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As long as their tits are bigger than their dicks, im in.

-"You will meet your destiny on the road of avoidance."

-"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That is why we call it the present."

-"It's not considered premarital sex if you don't plan on getting married."
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So good ...
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Nextel cup cars average 750 hp. At Daytona Nascar mandates the team to use a restrictor plate, cutting the 750 hp in half

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Nextel cup cars average 750 hp. At Daytona Nascar mandates the team to use a restrictor plate, cutting the 750 hp in half

6k hp is for pussies. My ride tonight had just over 20k hp.
Did it handle like it was on rails?


Or did it fall off the rails.

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Excellent read, I had no idea top fuel dragster engines went through that much.

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