Here’s the latest for all Emelia Hartford fans, as she drives in a car that she can’t see “sh**out” from that massive supercharger squirting out of the hood. YouTube channel Emelia Hartford’s latest video talks about her dyno’ing a supercharged Ford Mustang, and it’s a ton of fun.
In case you’re not a big Mustang fan, there’s a Corvette in there too…
First, the very, very modified ‘Stang
The video begins with a very tickled Hartford trying to drive a supercharged Mustang S550, but she can’t see anything because of that huge supercharger, and says “it’s obstructing your view so much I like it” before adding that it’s not the only car coming to the test bench.
Hartford continues that they will be energizing the Corvette as well, and she also had updates on the Phoenix.
But first, there was a long list of things done to the Mustang that included an S-exhaust by Holley, as well as an exhaust cut-off valve, “so we can choose if we want to run the car with open headers or through mufflers.”
A new throttle cable and Holley dash aside, the Mustang also runs on a set of aftermarket dyno wheels, where Hartford bills its ‘Stang as “something cooler than a Lamborghini.”
For those of you new to dyno tuning, it measures engine output and specs, including horsepower, torque, and air-fuel mixture. This way you can fine-tune your car to take it to the next level, for different engine loads and conditions.
Load the ‘Stang
Before you energize a car, you need to make sure it’s properly rigged to avoid any accidents, and they found that the Mustang leaks quite a bit of oil. When the tech jokes that “oil catches fire, you know,” Hartford wittily replies, “ask me how I know,” considering she blew up her Corvette once.
Once they fixed the oil leak, they were ready to do a few pulls on the Mustang and on the second pull, at 600 horsepower, they hit “stupid” torque, all 1,000 lb-ft. at only 3000 rpm. .
It managed to hit 815 horsepower, after which a mechanical problem with the engine surfaced, and it looks like fans will just have to wait for an update on the Mustang to see what really went wrong. As Hartford said, “Guys hear valve flutter, but I couldn’t hear shit inside the car with headphones on.”
And that, folks, is how to try and dyno tune a Mustang if it lets you.
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