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 Post subject: Delay Box
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:12 am 
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I am looking to try out a delay box. How much delay should I start with? My 60' last weekend was 1.31 like a zerox copy every pass.. Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Delay Box
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:35 am 
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I am currently using a 0.920 delay and leaving off the top bulb. I cut an 0.033 light last pass. Your numbers will vary. Put in a number you can work with and make adjustments depending on your reaction times.

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 Post subject: Re: Delay Box
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:54 am 
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Have 1.045 in mine......... :-&

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 Post subject: Re: Delay Box
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:15 am 
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1.040 in the dragster and 0.985 in the 55..

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 Post subject: Re: Delay Box
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:10 am 
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Put 1.000 in it and make a pass. Whatever you go red, add to the 1.000 + .005 (if your light is -.040 you would end up with 1.045 in the box) then make several passes and adjust accordingly. You will probably end up with 1.030 to 1.050. The quicker you and your car react the more delay you will have to run.

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 Post subject: Re: Delay Box
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:11 am 
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Normally 1.110 with my roadster and my Camaro was between 1.085-1.110 depending on the bulbs and day/night.

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 Post subject: Re: Delay Box
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:51 pm 
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The vega has low to mid 1.30 60fts. with a 26" front tire 1.045 - 1.055 delay.
Make 2 or 3 runs without changing delay, I usually make both time runs on race day before adjusting my settings.

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 Post subject: Re: Delay Box
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:54 am 
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Thanks for the help Guys. I got it installed last night and tested it a bunch of times.
Works great for the most part just seems to be a long wait for the release, but we will see.
I will try to get to the track as early as possible and get as many shots at the tree as I can.
So would it be safe to say to ass 10-15 numbers in the box once it gets dark? Or should I leave it alone and adjust to my Reaction Times?

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 Post subject: Re: Delay Box
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:46 am 
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us7race wrote:
So would it be safe to say to a&& 10-15 numbers in the box once it gets dark? Or should I leave it alone and adjust to my Reaction Times?


US60 has LEDs now so you shouldn't have to change anything when it gets dark. With the old incandescent bulbs I think 10-20 number change was common.

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 Post subject: Re: Delay Box
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:56 am 
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gearhead1011 wrote:
us7race wrote:
So would it be safe to say to a&& 10-15 numbers in the box once it gets dark? Or should I leave it alone and adjust to my Reaction Times?


US60 has LEDs now so you shouldn't have to change anything when it gets dark. With the old incandescent bulbs I think 10-20 number change was common.


Yes, there should be no need to change your DB at night with LED bulbs. They illuminate fully in a fraction of a millisecond which is instantly to the human eye. Incandescent bulbs can be seen quicker by the human eye when the surroundings are dark and need .01sec or so extra delay at night.

Find a good place for your DB setting and don't chase your RT around with it. Normally your DB should be set to give a .010 RT with your quickest reaction. Some can go closer to red, depending on how consistent your reflexes are and how consistently you stage.

Leaving on the top bulb is a different mind-set. You have to REACT to the light, leaving your brain out of it. If you think about it, you just lost. Your body reacts very consistently, but your brain varies greatly when it gets involved.

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 Post subject: Re: Delay Box
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:07 am 
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rick360 wrote:
Leaving on the top bulb is a different mind-set. You have to REACT to the light, leaving your brain out of it. If you think about it, you just lost. Your body reacts very consistently, but your brain varies greatly when it gets involved.

Rick


I don't use the top bulb , but I see what you are talking about. If I follow the lights down I go red. So once we both stage I stare at the last yellow and react to that one. I do much better that way. It make sense.

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 Post subject: Re: Delay Box
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:14 pm 
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WR169 wrote:
rick360 wrote:
Leaving on the top bulb is a different mind-set. You have to REACT to the light, leaving your brain out of it. If you think about it, you just lost. Your body reacts very consistently, but your brain varies greatly when it gets involved.

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I don't use the top bulb , but I see what you are talking about. If I follow the lights down I go red. So once we both stage I stare at the last yellow and react to that one. I do much better that way. It make sense.




nope you want to react to the first flash of yellow...not the last yellow :-s

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 Post subject: Re: Delay Box
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Beretta wrote:
WR169 wrote:
rick360 wrote:
Leaving on the top bulb is a different mind-set. You have to REACT to the light, leaving your brain out of it. If you think about it, you just lost. Your body reacts very consistently, but your brain varies greatly when it gets involved.

Rick


I don't use the top bulb , but I see what you are talking about. If I follow the lights down I go red. So once we both stage I stare at the last yellow and react to that one. I do much better that way. It make sense.




nope you want to react to the first flash of yellow...not the last yellow :-s


Steve doesn't use a box and I haven't had mine back in the car all year. If I can concentrate on the bottom bulb like Steve says I can get a decent light without the box.

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 Post subject: Re: Delay Box
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:23 am 
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Hey Barry, The Cavalier doesn't have a hook up for a Delay Box ;-) I was commenting on the theroy Rick was talking about. React not think. Now you box guys pretty much do the same thing on the top bulb as Jody does on the bottom bulb with a trans brake. I think I now under stand why you fast guys use a delay box. It's because you can't leave on a specific (repeatable like Jake always leaves on the bottom bulb.) place on the tree. So by using the delay box and the top bulb to react to it is more repeatable. :-k :-s Am I close?

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 Post subject: Re: Delay Box
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That's how it works for me Steve...

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