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Old 10-16-2007, 02:18 PM   #1
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Didn't have much time to plan this one so we'll hopefully have the annual bigger dyno day in the spring, but a few of us in the area were going to the dyno for power pulls and minor tuning tweaks so feel free to join us. If you are planning on coming please let me know so I can make sure to let them know if we need to reserve more dyno time and I'll start a list. If you can make it last minute, feel free to drop by.

11/10/07 Saturday from 9am until whenever. Dyno is in Delaware. See website for address: http://www.aca-performance.com/contact-us.htm It is a dynojet and not a loading dyno so not planning on any serious tuning sessions. ~4 (often more) power pulls with tweaks in between for $50/car.

Anyone who has been there before knows that they pretty much let us run the show, but if we get a lot of cars, I'm going to limit times so everyone can get on. If there is a huge turnout (which I don't expect), the few guys who got me to set this up have priority on the dyno.

Bring a helmet if you have one in case we ever get to go kart racing or head to the drag strip for some fun. Someone might be packing drag radials.... They also have a grill at the dyno that they've offered up many times so if people want to bring stuff to grill even better.
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People/cars coming:
1) brgracer (Tom) - replaced 1.6L new GT25R setup
2) paul + 1 guest (not sure what his name is:gay - 1.8L custom mazdaspeed setup
3) olderguy (Bruce) - 1.6L GReddy setup
4) MX_Eva (Tom) - stock 1.6L
5) Braineack (Scott) - 2nd replacement ported 1.6L - DiY T3 Super 60
6) (maybe) y8s (Matt) - 01 1.8L with a custom turbo setup GT2976 hybrid
7) (maybe) TurboTim (Tim) - 1.8L custom TT setup
8) (maybe) Mach929 (Phil) - 1.6L GReddy setup
9) Bruce W - V8 miata
10) cardriverx - DIY T3 turbo setup
11) evank - mazdaspeed
11) That7Guy (Sevan) - 1.6L GReddy setup
12) (maybe) Latitude -
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Son of a bitch! It had to be a Saturday, not Sunday. I can't make it again. I guess I'll catch up with you guys in the spring:(
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i put my name down. not sure if i can make it or not yet.
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If it was laod bearing I would be all over it. But witha nromal dynojet I will probally pass.
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If it was laod bearing I would be all over it. But witha nromal dynojet I will probally pass.
you dont need a loading dyno to tune that boost control :gay:


if scott drives up, i'll drive up.

doubt i'll do runs though.
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I probably can't make it.. I will be up there the weekend before and its my girl's birthday that day.
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If it was load bearing I would be all over it. But witha normal dynojet I will probally pass.
I completely hear you. For serious tuning, I'd recommend a loading dyno, but you'd probably need ~2 hrs a car so not really condusive for a dyno day with a bunch of cars. Better done with only 2-3 cars and renting the dyno for 1/2 - full day.


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Son of a bitch! It had to be a Saturday, not Sunday. I can't make it again. I guess I'll catch up with you guys in the spring:(
Sorry man, they are not open on Sundays otherwise, it would have been a better day for lots of peeps.
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I'll be bringing my girlfriend's father. He's not interested in dyno'ing his black 95 but he'll come to see what it's all about and the carting.
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I'll go, I also won't be running the dyno, since the only changes I've made since the last time I was there is a intake manifold. Though hopefully by then I'll have my MS controlling some stuff.

Need to get my cigarette lighter working so I can use a converter as my laptop can't carry a charge...should just take the battery out and save weight.
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or buy a new battery off ebay for cheap
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If I get my new intercooler and redo my I/C piping and reinstall the TTs in the next 3 weeks, I will dyno it. Put me in as a maybe but not likely if you want.
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Is we all filled up yet?

Bruce W. of the MiataMob may be interested in coming with the v8 powered Miata if he gets the motor balanced by then.
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Is we all filled up yet?

Bruce W. of the MiataMob may be interested in coming with the v8 powered Miata if he gets the motor balanced by then.
Don't think everyone will be dynoing and some peeps are just in for quick power pulls, so the more the merrier. Got some more maybes so we'll see... It'll be like always, too much time at the dyno and no kart racing dammit!
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Any room left? I definitely want to go this time. Had to back out last time because of lean AFR. Bigger injectors fixed that. (Not that I've measured it, but presumably more fuel + new seals + awesomely strong-running car = my AFR is safe and improved.)

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It's looking less like a maybe for me. I dont think ill get on a dyno here beforehand, so it'll be nice to get on the same dyno for my after results with good tuning/headwork/exhaust.
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Any room left? I definitely want to go this time. Had to back out last time because of lean AFR. Bigger injectors fixed that. (Not that I've measured it, but presumably more fuel + new seals + awesomely strong-running car = my AFR is safe and improved.)

- Evan ('04 MSM, FM intake, 10psi, 3" turboback by TurboTim)
This answer is for all other people thinking about coming who haven't posted or PM'ed me yet. Depending upon how many maybe people come and dyno, at this point, I don't want to guarantee dyno time and I'd hate for people to come from a distance and not get on the dyno. Like I mentioned in the beginning, there are a few guys who have dibs from months ago so they go first (you know who you are ).

This was supposed to be a smaller semi-tuning dyno day (thanks paul....cough...cough), but it seems to be getting bigger. I'm sure the dyno guys (who are really relaxed and accomodating) will stay later to get people on the dyno, but a bunch of us were really looking to hit the kart track as well so some people who get on early might leave earlier to hit the kart track. Just trying to be upfront now, in case people who haven't let me know start showing up and get pissed that they didn't get dyno time. Just for reference, getting a car on and off the dyno for just 3-4 power pulls (without any adjustments/etc...) takes at least 30 minutes per car and we start at 9am.

There will be a bigger repeat dyno day in the spring so if you can't make it, or don't get on, or your car is not ready yet, do not fret. Spring dyno day will definitely be more of a hang out day with food and maybe even prizes....
In terms of prizes, we'll see what happens, but it'd be fun to do something that evens the playing field like RWHP divided by engine size divided by psi of boost so the most "efficient" power maker wins...we'll see...
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If it helps, I'm only looking for a couple of pulls. My car has the stock ECU and the boost is set right before cut-off, so there's no point in taking four runs when there is nothing left for me to adjust or tune. Even if I can only get in one pull, I figure there is much to learn that day just by observing and asking questions.
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