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Old 05-26-2016, 01:51 AM   #151
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Hopefully I can make it out in the next few weeks. Got the t5 in, and I'm suspecting I've been blowing through the converter for a while. Car is a completely different animal, and with good tires on a sticky track I think it's got a 12 in its near future.
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Old 05-26-2016, 10:25 AM   #152
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cars feel different going from auto to manual. Given the sort of abuse that coverters have seen over the years, I'd be a little surprised if you were blowing through it tho.

good luck and get it to the track!
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Old 05-26-2016, 10:27 AM   #153
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Major fail today.

Last weekend, we installed the new high stall converter, and a junkyard AW71 - my reasoning was I'd been beating on the trans that I had in the car a while, so a stock one should be fresher and should have more life left in it. Converter felt a bit sloppy on street tires, but whatever. So I made it to the track tonight.

Although I bettered my last run launch-wise (2.1 60) - I ran 1.1 seconds slower, and lost 13 mph. My trans felt like it never engaged, it was in constant slip the whole way down the track to a blistering 15.0 @ 90. I stopped after that run - no sense boiling my trans fluid.

While I can't be 100% it's the converter, I have a hunch that it is. I will be taking it out and returning it when I get the chance, going back to my other trans, and moving to a slightly better spooling turbo (GT2871R, internal).
I'd try it with the old trans. Don't replace what's working with unknowns, you don't know what happened to the jy AW71. I've picked em up and had em **** out right away
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Old 05-27-2016, 02:02 AM   #154
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Can't have the Best Coast lagging. Drastic times call for drastic measures. So I stuffed a spare 496 BBC in my 245. Corners are a bitch.





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Old 05-27-2016, 08:42 AM   #155
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hahaha! I was about to ask about the "period correct" brake master there ;)
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Old 05-27-2016, 11:17 AM   #156
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Fine guys. If I grab a spare AW71L this weekend, once it is modded and ready to swap in, and the 531 and MS are back in, I'll throw the slicks on it and turn up the wick a little, shoot for high 12's.
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Old 05-27-2016, 11:49 AM   #157
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:20 AM   #158
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Finally got out this weekend at IFO in Tulsa. After the t5 swap, using the ignition cut feature on the waste spark board I went from having a lazy, no-spinning no 60 ft'in pile of junk to a car that can't hook up worth a ****. Had the boost turned down so once I got it turned back up the mph came back, but I'm gonna need tires to get any kind of et. Best pass was 14.3 @ 105
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:25 AM   #159
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eh. you need more seat time. That's a great mph though.
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:28 PM   #160
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We'll see how soon I can get it back out. Track was a little on the greasy side as well. Normally tulsa is pretty good on prep
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:58 PM   #161
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Finally got out this weekend at IFO in Tulsa. After the t5 swap, using the ignition cut feature on the waste spark board I went from having a lazy, no-spinning no 60 ft'in pile of junk to a car that can't hook up worth a ****. Had the boost turned down so once I got it turned back up the mph came back, but I'm gonna need tires to get any kind of et. Best pass was 14.3 @ 105
Hey, right now, we need all the points we can get!

I have to finish the XC70 first, but once that's running again, I'll get the trans/converter sorted out and get back to the track.
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:08 PM   #162
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he's east coast ;)
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Old 06-06-2016, 02:27 PM   #163
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he's east coast ;)
DAMN IT.

Stay home, Shane. You guys are doing fine.
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:30 PM   #164
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hahaha. well I've gotta local guy putting a car together, may talk him into running it at the track, if Marv sorts his out (heh), it should do well, this ain't just a one man band over here ;)
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:05 PM   #165
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I think it is great that you guys are growing the redblock hot rod scene still. I go to the gatherings here and it is all newer front drive cars now.

Time for my excuses? I destroyed the AW71 in my daily driver trying to haul 500lbs of junk to New Mexico. Running 90mph on the steep mountain roads with that load boiled all the fluid out of the trans. Then it melted some things inside when it started slipping. I guess I need more cooling.
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:11 PM   #166
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hahaha. well I've gotta local guy putting a car together, may talk him into running it at the track, if Marv sorts his out (heh), it should do well, this ain't just a one man band over here ;)
RogerDee and I should be able to get some times in also in the near future... He should get in the 10's while I should get in the high 11's.
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:36 PM   #167
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Excuses for sure!

I think Kenny is holding onto my MS box to keep me from getting it on in time to run this year. That and the 531 plus some tuning and I'll throw the slicks on. Got a spare 71L in the garage now, just needs the mod then I'll turn up the wick on the one in the car, send it to the gods in a blaze of glory.
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:38 PM   #168
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yes that's it!
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:16 AM   #169
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I'm looking for a cool day to goto the track. I swapped out my 15g to a 20T. I'm upping the boost as we speak. In the last week I went from 14psi to 18psi then to 22 psi and hopefully 25 psi today. 22 psi made a S5 Audi owner question what the hell probably on an entrance ramp when he couldn't shake me.

I also fixed my alternator issue. My 13.7 pass wasn't a clean pass because I had to feather it the last of 1/4 mile because my voltage dropped and started going lean on the pump. I hope this gets me a 13.2 or better. A 12 would be awesome.
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Old 06-24-2016, 10:25 AM   #170
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I'll be running it later today. I dropped wheel weight by 14lbs a wheel and took 150+ lbs out of it. See if that helps also.
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Old 06-24-2016, 11:15 AM   #171
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Sweet! Twelve's here we come!
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Old 06-24-2016, 11:18 AM   #172
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Sweet! good luck!
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Old 06-24-2016, 12:04 PM   #173
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MS has arrived! Hoping to install next weekend.
Valve GB hopefully finishing up soon, so HG and 531 to be installed in the next month, maybe 2.
Spare trans acquired, needs mods, then it's ready to install.

Hoping for 12's out here as well.
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I found an awesome spreadsheet. It calculates wheel weight differences and the affect it has in chassis weight. Dropping 14lbs a wheel according to my estimated torque output is close to 300lbs out of my chassis. I'm looking forward to tonight.
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MS has arrived! Hoping to install next weekend.
Valve GB hopefully finishing up soon, so HG and 531 to be installed in the next month, maybe 2.
Spare trans acquired, needs mods, then it's ready to install.

Hoping for 12's out here as well.
Btw good luck and if you do please move to the east side. More points the better!

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