He sent me a log, downstream temps through the traps are low 120's starting at 90, which is really good for what he has, and also partially why I don't think his car is actually seeing 28#'s (belt slip?). Unfortunately, MAP was not being logged.
ETA: In fairness, it's not a full pass. Extrapolating (guessing), he lets off 7.5s in to the run, and the iat2's are 122 (starts at 90). Comparing it to my logs with the 3.4 whipple/stock longblock on a 6.0 1/8 and 9.4 1/4 pass, at 27 pounds, and the stock intercooler system, I start at 84*, see 120* 7.5 in to the run, and 125* through the traps. Or the stock intercooler system works fine either way, just not ideal with a 40* rise. As a comparison, with the 3.0 whipple (with VMP and cobra engineering adaptor), on my 8.6 pass and 28#'s, I start at 104* and pass through the traps at 129* (126* 7.5 seconds in to the run), or a 25* rise with more boost. It's the same icing for both, 1 bag precool, 2 bags for the pass.
On the intercooler, the budget way of squeaking out the most performance is modifying the intercooler manifold adapter while keeping the stock intercooler, arguably the most cost effective path. But you do have a good point of not knowing the condition of the stock intercooler.
For his goals, the 3.4 is capable of the number he wants with what he has.
Ed, my car has been 8.6's at 160mph second pass with the 3.0/th400, losing second gear, at 28#'s of boost and a couple hundred heavier than AJ (crossed the scales at 3642 pounds, I'm still a full stock interior car ). And 14.2* timing. I'll be back at the track on Friday finally to see if I can play with the tune. The 3.0 is a great blower, and I have no doubt that a bunch of us will be deep in the 8's early spring, if not within the next couple weeks. First pass off the trailer I made an 1/8 pass and went [email protected]
, second pass lost 2nd gear and let out before getting back on it but went [email protected]
in the 1/8).