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PostPosted: October 26, 2018, 12:34 pm 
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Last weekend was our autoX season finale. The weather was great and the car was shod with fresh tires. The suspension is working fine and the tire temps indicate that the current settings are good. Now it's time to feed the engine some vitamins. :twisted:
Then maybe some aero devices.

https://youtu.be/Mvj7SAzrVjg


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PostPosted: October 26, 2018, 5:55 pm 
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That was a good video. Your car has almost no body roll. Very impressive

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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PostPosted: October 27, 2018, 4:58 pm 
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Nice. What kind of aero improvements?

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PostPosted: October 27, 2018, 5:33 pm 
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A one-piece slide-on front spliter/filler panel assembly and a full width rear spoiler.


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PostPosted: November 11, 2018, 3:51 pm 
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Just a few changes being made. Cams, pistons, bearings, rods, crank and intake are being replaced. Then ...... some assembly required.


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PostPosted: November 12, 2018, 7:25 am 
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seven13bt wrote:
Just a few changes being made. Cams, pistons, bearings, rods, crank and intake are being replaced. Then ...... some assembly required.
Ohhhh, is that all... Shoot, I thought it wuz gonna be a big job or somethin'... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: November 12, 2018, 2:59 pm 
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Hey JD, Thanks for stopping by. Yep, only those of us that chose V8s have the really BIG projects. The rest of us just whittle away at the pea-shooters.
Speakin of whittling, the intake manifold that I got is a Cossie knockoff, so there were some modifications required to make the air flow where it's supposed to and stop it from going where it's not.
The air passage leading up to the Idle Air Motor control housing was drilled too far by the mfgr, so far, that it ended in the passage for the air leaving the control housing. I made a bushing to close off this error and then had to drill the bottom of the exit passage deeper so that it actually put air into the main plenum. But wait, there's more, they drilled another hole to complete the routing for the IAM inlet and didn't provide any means to cap/block it off. So, an ally interference-fit plug was made and installed. It's OK, because I like to make stuff fit and make stuff work. (just like most of us here)
This completes today's PSA.

Note: they did provide the cap that covers the top of the plenum.


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PostPosted: November 13, 2018, 10:37 am 
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Ohhhh, is that all... Shoot, I thought it wuz gonna be a big job or somethin'... :mrgreen:


What he said. :hail:

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Nice work!

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PostPosted: December 7, 2018, 11:48 pm 
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The car looks great!!

What muffler and shocks are you using??

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PostPosted: December 8, 2018, 7:11 am 
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Thank you danderson.
The muffler is a Magnaflow 10416 and the shocks are QA1 Proma Star DS-301.


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PostPosted: December 8, 2018, 10:58 am 
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I just looked at your video (top of page) again. Man, that little booger is fast.

Enjoyed it again.

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