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stoker
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From: folsom,cal,
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posted 05-13-2002 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stoker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
anybody use these and compare accuracy to actual 1/4 mile? i was thinking of jetting carb. with it.please tell of your experience.

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John1966
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posted 05-13-2002 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John1966     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Car Craft did a comparison when the G-Tech first came out. In the quarter mile it was accurate to +/- 0.1 sec and 1-2 mph vs the dragstrip timer.

I have one but only used it to estimate rear wheel horsepower. It's real advantage is indicating how much better or worse a modification was that you may have made to your engine. In my case, I made some timing adjustments and improved by 3 hp. My Gtech read 165 before the change, then 168 after. I don't know if 168 is correct (because you need to input the weight of the car with everything included, and I don't know if I got the right weight)but keeping the weight number the same, the HP increase was 3. 3 greater than what, I'm not sure.

Its tough to use on the street because you need a straight, flat surface, with no wind.

Hope this helps,

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John

'66 coupe, 289, c-4,3:20 open rear,headers, holley 4160, duraspark ignition.

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mustangboy
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posted 05-14-2002 02:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The g-tech is close for the et but differs in the mph calculation for the quarter mile.At the strip your speed is averaged over the last say 100ft(i forget the exact distance)where as the g-tech gives you the speed at the exact end of the quarter mile so the g-techs speed will always be higher than at the track.

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richard bohm
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From: tucson,az-luray,va
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posted 05-14-2002 04:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the speed measurement at the top end of the drag strip is a 66 ft zone. the speed is calculated by how long it takes the car to cover that zone from start to finish. they speed readings between the two should be very close. as the commercial said the car mags tested it and now they test with it. that should tell you something.

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mustangboy
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posted 05-14-2002 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't misunderstand me I'm not knockin the g-tech, I'm just saying your mph will be a little higher than what you will see at the track because of the differences in the way the speed is calculated not that there is a problem with the g-tech.The ET should be very close.

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