Been a little while since an update. This Sunday just gone, I was at the Ford Show at Santa Pod, and put the Cortina on the strip again.
This was the first time since a significant engine upgrade. I am now running a much bigger roller cam, roller rockers, all ARP hardware, different intake, and a high stall torque converter.
Knocked almost a whole second off my best time, taking me to 12.99s at 104mph. It just kept pulling. Very happy with the performance. Only thing holding it back now is the tyres. That was still on treaded street tyres, meaning a very careful launch. I'd love to know quite how quick it would go if I could load up the converter on the line and launch it as hard as possible.
There are a few videos from the day, though not of the first run, which was ironically the fastest.
1st run, 12.99s @ 104mph
2nd run, 13.4s @ 104mph
3rd run, 13.1s @ 104mph
4th run, 14.2s @ 99mph
Note, I overheated a bit for the fourth run, and suffered from vapour lock, hence the slower run.
Leaving the Cortina Fanatics stand to head to the RWYB pits - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA3GOJ4-IYo
Second run captured by MK1Keiran - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhzl5OSULiA&t=809s
Third run captured by jpst - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMYQ8lo5G38&t=1381s
Third run from dash cam - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMZh9Raqtmc
Fourth run captured by jpst - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMYQ8lo5G38&t=1686s
Fourth run from dash cam - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSTjhhshUho