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Title: my 8v mk2 at santa pod.
Post by: benny@M-R on 30 March 2007, 09:05
hi all.  just thought i would post up a few pics and details about my lil baby mk2 gti 8v attacking the quarter mile strip up at santa pod.   Read to the bottom to see my time....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v715/bennymr2/Pod1359.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v715/bennymr2/Pod1358.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v715/bennymr2/Pod0617.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v715/bennymr2/Pod0616.jpg)



17.8 seconds...... terrible!!
Title: Re: my 8v mk2 at santa pod.
Post by: jaybv6 on 30 March 2007, 18:50
It's still good fun though.

I've been up the strip in two cars.  My Calibra V6 which managed a 16.3, my Vectra V6 which managed a 15.9 and I've yet to take the golf up there but can't wait.  If I can get anything less than 16 I'd be happy.
Title: Re: my 8v mk2 at santa pod.
Post by: Chris-White on 30 March 2007, 23:24
cool, i ran my jetta at fast show too!

did a 17.02, mines a 16v tho, so my times a bit poor! couldnt get traction, and blew something in my engine on the 2nd run :(
Title: Re: my 8v mk2 at santa pod.
Post by: jaybv6 on 31 March 2007, 07:51
and blew something in my engine on the 2nd run :(
That's rough, what blew?
Title: Re: my 8v mk2 at santa pod.
Post by: Chris-White on 31 March 2007, 15:09
and blew something in my engine on the 2nd run :(
That's rough, what blew?

something piston ring / valve seal related, ended up blowing a load of oil out through the exhaust in smoke screen form.

so now its 2ltr time  :evil:
Title: Re: my 8v mk2 at santa pod.
Post by: benny@M-R on 04 April 2007, 08:54
i saw that!! i nearly cried!!!

i am hoping that my new toy.. see MK2 section how to fit a supercharger?....... should bring me down, i really want to get into the 15's!!
Title: Re: my 8v mk2 at santa pod.
Post by: jaybv6 on 04 April 2007, 10:21
i saw that!! i nearly cried!!!

i am hoping that my new toy.. see MK2 section how to fit a supercharger?....... should bring me down, i really want to get into the 15's!!
To be honest you should be able to do that without the supercharger.  My Vectra wieghs 1450kgs and has around 195bhp and can manage a 15.9 quarter.  I havn't tried my Golf yet but that's got around 120bhp but only weighs around 870kgs.  Compared to the Vectra (134 bhp per tonne) the Golf has 137bhp per tonne (but it has had the rear seats and trim removed as well as some other bits of "weigh removal).  It certainly feels  alot quicker to 60 than the vectra and reaches 100 pretty briskly.  I might pop down to the Pod at sometime to compare them.  The time for my vectra was gained when I weighed 19 and a half stone.  I'm 2 stone lighter now which will make a difference (nearly 13kgs), not much but it all helps :wink:.
Title: Re: my 8v mk2 at santa pod.
Post by: benny@M-R on 26 April 2007, 13:30
well fingers crossed i can get the time down at the PTM show at santa pod, i have stripped her out, and hopefully going to get the idle sorted!
Title: Re: my 8v mk2 at santa pod.
Post by: Fielder on 01 May 2007, 11:34
i ran a 16.2 on a standard 8V motor with ruined tyres.....How the hell did  you get it that high  :huh:

One tip. Strip the Interior!  :cool:
Title: Re: my 8v mk2 at santa pod.
Post by: kniterider on 02 May 2007, 17:39
i got flat 16 or was it 15.9 at gti spring fest a few years ago, in my old smokey 16v (which wasnt bad, considering i had 3/4 tank of fuel, half a mk4 20v engine in the boot, cleaning stuff and amp/speakers/sub etc........)

it was quick but with that lot it didnt do much other than spin...

wanted to take the vr down this year but had me lad with me and no one to look after him whilst i qued and stuff so was a no go....

16.2 aint bad for an 8v fielder!!

Title: Re: my 8v mk2 at santa pod.
Post by: heinz on 15 May 2007, 12:22
if you put the bonnet back on will go faster, like drying to drive with a big air brake :grin:
Title: Re: my 8v mk2 at santa pod.
Post by: sam_16v on 21 June 2007, 21:08
i had my first drag racing experience at the weekend, didnt do that well.

I got a valver with proven 140bhp, though the clutch does slip an bit and it needs a new dizzy, but im sure its got slower lately.

Any way i did

17.524 and 10.39 to 60 too much wheelspin

17.018 and 9.73 to 60

shocking eh? car was full of crap but unsure what effect that would of had.

what you all think?
Title: Re: my 8v mk2 at santa pod.
Post by: Chris-White on 23 June 2007, 15:43
^^^ same as i ran at santa pod in my out of tune, smokey valver. although mine does have an extra ass to contend with, and sloppy linkages.
Title: Re: my 8v mk2 at santa pod.
Post by: lewis1641 on 23 June 2007, 16:54
i fancy taking my trackday golf down the strip but i am a bit concerned about braking something!  i have heard that the tarmac is really grippy and it has a tendency to eat drive shafts and gearboxes.

with reference to what difference removing the interior makes...loads!  when we stripped our golf out we couldnt believe we could actually feel a difference.  everything is improved, acceleration, cornering, braking. interiors were made to be removed!
Title: Re: my 8v mk2 at santa pod.
Post by: sam_16v on 24 June 2007, 19:53
i got the sloppy linkages too! it just seems normal though now.