So I decide this morning before work to throw the helmet in the car just in case I have time to hit the dragstrip tonight. The weather was nice, the boss let me go early (great, great guy :haha
so off I went.
I get there and realize there are not too many people there so maybe I can get a dozen or so runs in. Literally the FIRST frickin' POS that goes down the track lays a beeeeaaaautiful patch of oil alllllllll the way down the track. It takes them over an hour to clean this up so I am just sitting there listening to the blaring country music over the PA for way too long.
Finally, things start going and on my first pass, my launch was terrible with too much wheel spin and posted around a 12.3 @ 119ish. I kept on playing with my air pressure and after my fifth attempt, I was getting close to dialing her in. My 6th and 7th run were the best of the night and then came my 8th...
Like all my other runs, the 8th was no different in preparation and I launched the exact same way as the previous runs. The only problem with this run is when I did my 2nd to 3rd shift, I felt this serious grinding noise and then BAM!, it went into 3rd. The gear change was extremely ferocious so I just coasted down the track in 3rd. When I started slowing down at the end of the track I put it in 2nd and oh my God was that just a sick, sick noise. There was a lot of grinding as if the rear ends' teeth could not quite lock into gear. I managed to get the car back to the parking lot and had a flatbed take it away. Soooo, do you think this is a tranny, diff or clutch problem?
I just want to puke......
Oh, one more thing. This was the first time to the track since getting rid of the Dinan 3.91 differential. My 60' times are just as good with the stock gearing and have the potential of better traps as well.