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Old 10-04-2011, 10:23 AM   #201
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Should bolt right up.
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Haven't done much of anything recently. I went to do my first 1/4 mile run with this car but it got rained out. The only run I got in was 17.xx @ 102mph. I gave up 3/4 way because it felt like I was driving on ice. I actually thought I broke something because it didn't feel like I was accelerating.

I decided to clean the garage and buy a new toolbox before winter in order to keep things organized with the new engine



Oh, and I got this new tow vehicle. Car is off the road for winter now, so I just sit in the driveway and rev it when I feel like being a ricer....like today.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:13 PM   #204
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Last I heard Dave still needed to toss the new rods into his block.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:34 PM   #205
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The engine is still untouched. I've been on the fence about pistons, so it hasn't moved. Aftermarket cast 94 pistons, or just get forged. I don't feel like putting money into machine work, I spent most of my toy money doing my basement theatre (which is another money pit in itself).

Finally found out what all my rattling is coming from, the WGA was loose and the dump tube brace broke. This is what happens when you think you have a maintenance free car.

6 months of procrastination, 2 hours of work, a water jet and plywood get me to this point. I've order parts to make a quick release bumper and still have to get some aircraft cable instead of turnbuckles for bracing.










Fak, more like 8 months procrastination now that I check when the splitter began

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Old 03-21-2012, 11:43 AM   #206
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Is this hood functional? I've only ever seen CR guys using it.

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It works. I ran one and it worked just fine
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Is this hood functional? I've only ever seen CR guys using it.

Thats the chaser one right?

You got the best fitting one I've seen by far.

Looks good.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:15 PM   #209
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Thats the chaser one right?

You got the best fitting one I've seen by far.

Looks good.
It is the Chaser one. I'm good at taking pics

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Old 03-26-2012, 09:01 PM   #210
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I went to youses guyses country today and ate a gyro. Oh, I also got this at the same time. I thought it would be a crime to drill the Autokonexion trunk, so I got rid of that.



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Old 04-03-2012, 11:25 PM   #211
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Over a year of not tackling my front sway bar and end links, I finally cut it off. I blew my nose and this appeared. Will I die?



Took a while to wrestle the new bar and brace in their new home. Do I have these end links in the right orientation?



Just have to wait for my new tires to arrive, do an oil change, cut a hole in the splitter for my dump tube and I'll get to test it all out again. Unfortunately I don't have the same tires as last year, so I won't get to benchmark the aero improvements.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:29 AM   #212
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FML, the bar is upside down isn't it. Will it bind if I don't flip it?
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:27 PM   #213
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First track day tomorrow, feeling anxious - speeds will be a lot higher with the aero I think.

Finished the splitter. Changed the oil. R&R the sway bar. Installed new fan. Installed under tray. Did a once over.

The black hood looks gay. Doubt I'll get it painted unless it's free. It's a piece of ----.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:00 PM   #214
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Took it to the track today. Have a lot of new issues to work out. I don't know if I was driving harder due to the aero mods and tires, but I started overheating after my 5th lap. Water was boiling out the overflow. Took if out for a few more sessions and after destroying several Porsches I decided to take a break. What's up with "fast" cars not giving a point-by in the straights and nearly rear ending them because braking way too early, W-T-F.

Car decided to start running lean after my last break, I chose not to data log so I'm starting from nowhere to figure that out.

NT-01s and aero should have been done wayyyy sooner. Able to go flat out right after apex vs babying it until the exit.
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Awesome build thread man, love the car. Good to see you tracking the ---- out of it, any vids/pics from the track?
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What's your coolant composed of?
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Nice build, I just read the whole thing. I didn't really, but I looked at all the pictures and read some stuff. I like your style. Did you ever figure out the sway bar thing?
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Awesome build thread man, love the car. Good to see you tracking the ---- out of it, any vids/pics from the track?
I forgot I set the GoPro to auto turn off yesterday. I only have a warm up session which is boring. I hate that the LED is on the front face.

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Funny you ask. It looked like rust and algae when I opened the reservoir at the track. It was distilled water with wetter. I know I know, should have checked it first and flushed after the winter. I'm going to flush and use water with water wetter and try again. Still doesn't explain the lean condition, I only went up 3/4 the factory temp gauge. I've been there before. Unless I went way off up the trim scale and factory gauge wasn't in synch.

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Nice build, I just read the whole thing. I didn't really, but I looked at all the pictures and read some stuff. I like your style. Did you ever figure out the sway bar thing?
Yeah, I flipped the sway bar the day after, just didn't update the pics. I'm in Kittery every so often, nice place.

I have a bunch of rattling to work out again. I went farming yesterday too, splitter survived. Felt like this. At least I took some high end cars down.

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Compression test numbers for my notes. Cool engine, throttle open. Assuming it will be a lot closer to spec when warmed up.

Cyl1 - 165
Cyl2 - 165
Cyl3 - 163
Cyl4 - 162


Specs I found:
Standard 182 psi
Minimum 128 psi
Maximum Difference Between Cylinders 28 psi
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Cool build so far; I'm glad to see you're tracking it and I'm curious to see what you do to fix the overheating problem you just had. Everything ducted? Subscribing.
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