On Wednesday May 2nd, we took the Boss Bird to Lexington, KY to be a part of the Valvoline display at the Walmart Lube Rodeo.
Walmart Tire & Lube Technicians from a several state area compete, and companies such as Valvoline are there to support the event and display the products that Walmart markets.
We’ll be traveling to Bowling Green KY this coming weekend to compete in the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion. This event packs the house at Beech Bend Raceway.
Our plan is to use our first qualifying pass to attempt a 5-second quarter mile (never been done before in a full-bodied car with Pontiac engine).
If successful, we’ll back the car down just a bit to qualify for the 6.0 index class
Our most interesting step this year will be preheating the oil before each run. Data showed that cool temperatures were causing the oil to thicken enough to have some cavitation in the oil pump.
We installed (2) Moroso immersion heaters in the dry sump tank and garage testing has proven that they do a great job of achieving our goal of ~120 degF oil temp.