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Old 01-11-2013, 09:39 AM   #26
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I need to buy a car off one of you southern state guys. Our cars are so rusty under up here.

Nice build. Plan to get into the 10s?
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:52 AM   #27
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Yea yea I know, I stick by the excuse that it is pointless to go ms with a stock bottom end as it will explode with that much added power.

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I need to buy a car off one of you southern state guys. Our cars are so rusty under up here.

Nice build. Plan to get into the 10s?
First goal is 11.99 or faster. From there I need to get a fresh short block with rods and pistons. After that I will go ms and shoot for 11.5 so I will be forced to cage the car. After that I should be happy as it already is stupid to drive on the street.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:30 AM   #28
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I know Kenny's busting your chops, but Mike, I love your car. It has been in my top 5 favorite cars on Tb. It's real, it's not a show queen, it's not a "money is no object" affair, it's something the average guy can afford to build, and it looks great.

I can't wait to see it hit the track.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:11 PM   #29
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...and he drives to work everyday, hell he drove it 2 hours each way the other day for me to weld some stuff for it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:19 PM   #30
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Autolites? You naughty man.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:29 PM   #31
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:10 PM   #32
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Autolites? You naughty man.
Hey now for years they came Kenny recommend. And in their defense they worked great up until I made a certain amount of power, at that point hey would melt after 3-4 passes at track. No issues on street.

The bpr8es work now but every 5k or so I change them. These last 3k miles they look on so we will see if I reuse once I fix hg.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:22 PM   #33
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...and he drives to work everyday, hell he drove it 2 hours each way the other day for me to weld some stuff for it.
^^^that

This car is a daily driver when it runs. I added a late model 940 fuel tank for the extra gallons. If I can get the mpg high enough on e85 with ms I will have no issues driving this car from state to state. I already have plans to take it out to se one of these years when it doesn't have parts I fear might fail. So right noe once I get a short block in it it will be ready for drive anywhere as I will not worry about rods breaking. Now that I have the trans issue finally sorted I am just needing engine and non bent wheels.

I will have to check out my old fuel logs but I typically put 15,000+ miles on this car a year.

115 deg weather in the desert and I dd without as @25 psi boost. The car is just pure stupid. But a new dd car with power is in the works.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:23 PM   #34
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i say. just drop in any motor you know that runs. MS that. so that once you have the built motor it's a straight swap.

It's not like you need to spend any $$$ on your ms setup right?
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:40 PM   #35
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Goal is for myself also to say I have an 11 sec car. Baby steps before I set the bar to high. Another reason is I want one more good dyno on lh and 1/4 mile pass as I want an 11 sec 350whp daily driven lh car, something that few to none here in the US have done.

Prove to myself I can do it.

Ms is just effort, but if my mechanical **** doesn't work why add In new ems to confuse things. Plus I do not feel like I have hit a limit with lh. I can make more and go faster. My main reason and want to go ms is to gain mpg. The extra power is a bonus.

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Old 01-12-2013, 01:16 AM   #36
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i say. just drop in any motor you know that runs. MS that. so that once you have the built motor it's a straight swap.

It's not like you need to spend any $$$ on your ms setup right?
We've been saying this the whole time.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:51 PM   #37
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I like your car so much! Very good thread also! Five star to you!

Just a question, from what car is coming your front lip?
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:28 PM   #38
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That is a custom unit that Jao makes, I need him to make me another for this one as a spare and another for my 944.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:37 PM   #39
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Pictures from today, Pulled the head and sure enough HG was blown between 3-4. Also seems to look like all pistons come up to the same spot, if the rods are bent they are just barely bent.

The head looks stupid clean, and the valve hushers are still in 'good' shape for being 30k+ miles and 7000+ rpm with n/a springs.






































While I do have a spare head here that is decked and ready to go I am going to replace a few oil lines for filter relocation kit along with redo my trans cooler lines while I have things off so it might take a week or two before I get it back on the road.

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Old 01-12-2013, 07:51 PM   #40
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:05 PM   #41
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Yea I know the exact moment it happened, 25psi, 6100+ rpm upshifting from 2nd to 3rd and it gave a little extra backfire after it shifted. Drove 25 miles home with it like that.

I wonder how long it has been 'bad' as I though I blew the HG last time at the track in Nov of 2011, so it has run for just over 3000 miles since I got back from the track (and swapping in the 200r4) so I guess it lasted another 3000 miles as it has been running a little odd since I got it running this Nov.

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Old 01-12-2013, 08:05 PM   #42
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:39 PM   #43
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Goal is for myself also to say I have an 11 sec car. Baby steps before I set the bar to high. Another reason is I want one more good dyno on lh and 1/4 mile pass as I want an 11 sec 350whp daily driven lh car, something that few to none here in the US have done.
Has anyone in the US done that? I think it's a great goal.
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The fact you've made it this far with zero engine work amazes me daily
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:27 AM   #45
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:30 AM   #46
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This is awesome Mike. If you ever need an extra hand I am right down the street, just give me a call/text ahead of time.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:46 AM   #47
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Mike, what front suspension setup and tire size are you running? Also, do you have a lot of driveshaft vibration going on with stock length torque rods?

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Old 01-13-2013, 03:03 AM   #48
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Front end is poly bushings everywhere, diesel springs with 1.5 coils cut and worn out bilstein HD's. Wheels are 18x7.5 Borbet Type FS with a 42mm offset with 17mm spacers up front IIRC. Tires are 235/40-18. The front bumper has had the edges pushed outwith small bars to help the tires not look like they stick out too far, I can find a picture if wanted as it is a crude attempt to widen the front end bumper look to help aero.


No vibration that I know of from lowering, one of the rear wheels is bent semi bad and has a flat spot so that is the only vibration I have noticed as the new driveshaft does not seem to add any vibration. On take off I have zero vibration the rear end is lowered on unknown red springs and more bilstein HD's with 265/35-18 on 18x8.5 wheels with 10mm spacers I think. The rear subframe has been weld'ed with supports as seen above and had new bushings put in at the same time but I think they might be pushings out from all of the launches with slicks.
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