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post #1 of 5 Old 14th July 2007, 05:03 AM Thread Starter
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Just curious if anyone has ever entered one and if so how you did?
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OK, I'll confess. I did a little while back. And I won. But before you all go thinking anything about it, I have to tell you that it was with my Vette, at a small contest and against mainly all Fords!

But there was prize money too! I won $50 in the small block NA catagory. But before you all go thinking this is good too, you have to know that I payed $75 (for the two dyno pulls)!! LOLOL

It was fun to do though! And educational to see how a "traveling dyno" might differ from a fixed one. What mesurement points they use. And even if they are using the SAE or STD scale.
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OK, I'll confess. I did a little while back. And I won. But before you all go thinking anything about it, I have to tell you that it was with my Vette, at a small contest and against mainly all Fords!

But there was prize money too! I won $50 in the small block NA catagory. But before you all go thinking this is good too, you have to know that I payed $75 (for the two dyno pulls)!! LOLOL

It was fun to do though! And educational to see how a "traveling dyno" might differ from a fixed one. What mesurement points they use. And even if they are using the SAE or STD scale.
I'll be damned; so there IS such a thing as a "dyno contest". When I read your first post, I laughed 'cause I thought you were being "tongue in cheek" sarcastic. The timing of your first post was during a day when a bunch of threads seemed to spawn a lot of arguing about dyno results among various cars. 'Figured YOU, being a "show me on the track" car person, might just be sorta pull'n the chains of all those who appear to live and die by dyno results; regardless of how meaningless they are when measuring a cars' actual performance (sophisticated engine dyno's excluded).

'Will have to keep an eye out for any announcements of such a contest in my area. 'Probably be good for a laugh, anyway.

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Yeah the person who had the contest was the one who does all my tires and such and even though is a Ford person, helped me out at the last second when I had to have an emergency cat-ectomy for a next day track event, so I felt real comfortable doing it with him. I did think it would be a bit goofy though, even 'till the last minute, but was surprised how enthusiastic and full of pride the people were about their cars, mods and such--sort of neat to see.

I THINK (LOL) I'm finally learning to never say never in life. I'm still not I Dyno Chart Worshiper, but can sort of see the attraction to the competition involved in getting certain numbers. Not that those numbers are always that practical for the street/track! LOL
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I did one with my club and lost BADLY. I know in advance I would though, the winner put down 1154HP at the wheels. Twin turbo 8.3L Heffner Viper.

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