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Old 12-09-2014, 12:07 PM   #41
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Hello guys, I wanted everyone to know we have 4 people interested at the moment. Ben will ask Scott about setting a date and we will go from there. This is happening!
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Great!

In anticipation I have decided to make a few upgrades hardware wise.

Improved:
New Megasquirt 3.0 board to replace old 3.0 board that had a few blown traces and some strange voltage gremlins.

NEW:
All new charge piping
Fab9 Stage 1 Intercooler
Turbosmart Vee Port Pro blow off valve
3" Exhaust from FM cast turbine outlet back (3" cat)

I also have radiator ducting going in that should box the intercooler to the radiator and seal off any unwanted air to the engine bay to keep it a low pressure zone. This shouldn't affect the dyno pull but it needed to be done.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:27 PM   #43
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Ben got back to me, he said March 13th would be the date. That is on a Friday. Chiburbian, does that work for you?
I just called the dyno place and the owner was not there but he will call me this afternoon to set it up.
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Talked to fathouse fabrications and we have the dyno March 13th from 10am to 6pm, additional hours cost $100/hour. Lets plan on having 2 hours each, if you need more time you will have to pay extra.

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Even if we're not having our cars tuned, we're cool to come hang out, learn things, and bring beer if that's cool with people?
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Talked to fathouse fabrications and we have the dyno March 13th from 10am to 6pm, additional hours cost $100/hour. Lets plan on having 2 hours each, if you need more time you will have to pay extra.

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Sent you some $$$
Thank you for getting this organized and making it happen Braian, great job!!!
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Even if we're not having our cars tuned, we're cool to come hang out, learn things, and bring beer if that's cool with people?
I don't see why not! We can get squeelers for lunch delivered maybe?
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I'm a little worried about the 2 hours dyno per person. It usually takes a few minutes to put each car on and I'd feel much better with more tim with Scott even if it was off the dyno. I feel like that will leave no time for lunch or breaks for Scott...
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I'm a little worried about the 2 hours dyno per person. It usually takes a few minutes to put each car on and I'd feel much better with more tim with Scott even if it was off the dyno. I feel like that will leave no time for lunch or breaks for Scott...
I sujgest getting the first car on the dyno on thursday evening
and i suspect that we will be runing long friday evening.
My car is getting two tunes w a fuel change in between and i dont know if they will let us add or remove fuel while strapped down on the dyno...
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I'm sorry, initally the dyno place told me 10 hours the first time and then they backed it down to 8 hours. That would bring the price up $50 each per person. I can refund your money if you don't want to do it or pay for your extra $50. It is my fault. But like Harold said, I'm going to actually go to the shop and talk to the owner and see if we can strap my car in Thursday evening. My car should be easier to tune I just need a good spark map and acceleration enrichments but those are almost perfect now.

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I'm a little worried about the 2 hours dyno per person. It usually takes a few minutes to put each car on and I'd feel much better with more tim with Scott even if it was off the dyno. I feel like that will leave no time for lunch or breaks for Scott...

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I am ok with paying for more time personally and I will pay for more if I feel like I can get value out of it.... Can you find out from the shop what is the MAX amount of hours they are willing to run the dyno, and find out from Scott how much time (on dyno or off dyno) he is willing to spend on each car for his allotment.

It took me almost two hours to do the open loop boost map on my car with some playing around with closed loop as well. I was controlling the tuning and I am sure Scott will be much more efficient with his time than I was. Also, find out if Scott would like us to give him any logs or MSQs ahead of time? Is there anything that we can give him in advance that will speed things up?

By the way, I am not backing out, I am just trying to get my money's worth... I can pay a guy locally less and get more "time" but it's the experience specifically with megasquirt that I am after.
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I am ok with paying for more time personally and I will pay for more if I feel like I can get value out of it.... Can you find out from the shop what is the MAX amount of hours they are willing to run the dyno, and find out from Scott how much time (on dyno or off dyno) he is willing to spend on each car for his allotment.

It took me almost two hours to do the open loop boost map on my car with some playing around with closed loop as well. I was controlling the tuning and I am sure Scott will be much more efficient with his time than I was. Also, find out if Scott would like us to give him any logs or MSQs ahead of time? Is there anything that we can give him in advance that will speed things up?

By the way, I am not backing out, I am just trying to get my money's worth... I can pay a guy locally less and get more "time" but it's the experience specifically with megasquirt that I am after.
You have valid points. What Ben quoted me was $275 for each car for a total of 10 hours so I assume 2.5 hours each. The shop can open early and run until late if necessary. He can do 12 hours if necessary maybe more if we catch him on a good mood. I will ask Ben all those questions but him looking at out current tunes won't probably be needed until January/February. I'll keep you posted.
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Stopped by the diyautotune booth today at PRI and Scott wasn't there, but his co-workers were as well as one of the cars he tuned that was in an adjacent booth. Nothing but praise about Scott's work from around the show as if anyone needed more encouragement
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Stopped by the diyautotune booth today at PRI and Scott wasn't there, but his co-workers were as well as one of the cars he tuned that was in an adjacent booth. Nothing but praise about Scott's work from around the show as if anyone needed more encouragement
I Am planing to attend on Saturday as well and DYI's booth is high on my list of stops.
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There's an exocet in the MS booth.
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There's an exocet in the MS booth.

Met Ben and Scott today at PRI, super nice guys, cannot wait till March rolls arownd...
BTW I REALLY WANT AN EXOCET NOW
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Getting anxious...

Car hasn't been driven since November, maybe earlier. I am half worried something will happen and I won't get the car running in time.

Scary!
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Is it not running? You have 5 weeks to get it done!
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I have to pull the motor back out and finish the coolant re-route fix, then plug it all back together. Plus, I am building a spare megasquirt 3.0 board that I plan on swapping with my current mainboard, plus I have a DIYbob that I am doing as well. At this point I don't know if I have time to do it all in time. I also need to do some street tuning before the event as well as I have changed quite a bit since then and now.
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Why don't you get the engine fixed and leave the megasquirt for later?
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