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Old 08-15-2018, 12:13 PM   #601
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Really good numbers on the scales, I would raise the left side just a touch to offset you being in the car, but those are really close to being perfect!
I'll probably do that in a little while when I'm redoing the rear suspension. I'm not going to fully corner balance it because it looks weird to me and this is a street car, but I might raise the driver side a bit.

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+30 lbs is about right. At least that weight is in the right location.

Certainly not 50.

t5s are fairly light. that is one of their big perks...

so are aluminum cased m47s tho

btw... keep the commandos. they are most stylish.
I read one guy on corrall thinks they're 50 lbs heavier, but everyone else says 30, so I'm sure you're right. Nothing I can do about it anyway. I do like it much more than a T5.

I can't keep the commandos, I've got one of Pat's air dams that I gotta put on.
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:12 PM   #602
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Impressive trap speeds for sure! I bet that thing is fun.

When I put my 242 on some scales a few years ago I did lots of experimenting with bumpers, battery position, etc. The '83-'85 skinny front bumper weighs 24 lbs total, and the front Commando weighs 40 lbs total. Both figures including their respective bumper shocks.

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Old 08-15-2018, 01:40 PM   #603
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I borrowed four 45lb weights from the local Y where I work out -- did my cross corner set up and alignment with 180 lbs. in the driver's seat.
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Old 09-04-2018, 02:05 PM   #604
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I drove out to San Diego this weekend for the Socal Euro show. I got something like 25 mpg when my mix dropped down to e15ish while driving there and back.

Once I got my mix back up to e60 and did a pull at about sea level, I almost immediately hit boost cut. After dropping my wastegate duty table by ~15%, I could easily hit my targeted 305 kpa. Even with the duty drop, it would still overboost in some situations. I could have spent more time and fine tuned the boost control, but it wasn't worth it for the couple days I was there.

My current turbo is definitely too small for my goals at my altitude, so I'll finish the season with it and hopefully upgrade it over the winter.
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:53 PM   #605
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Out in socal and no heads up. Sad, would love to see that beast

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I drove out to San Diego this weekend for the Socal Euro show. I got something like 25 mpg when my mix dropped down to e15ish while driving there and back.

Once I got my mix back up to e60 and did a pull at about sea level, I almost immediately hit boost cut. After dropping my wastegate duty table by ~15%, I could easily hit my targeted 305 kpa. Even with the duty drop, it would still overboost in some situations. I could have spent more time and fine tuned the boost control, but it wasn't worth it for the couple days I was there.

My current turbo is definitely too small for my goals at my altitude, so I'll finish the season with it and hopefully upgrade it over the winter.
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:56 PM   #606
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Came home and now my car feels slow...
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Old 09-05-2018, 11:36 PM   #607
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Out in socal and no heads up. Sad, would love to see that beast
Oh man, I'm sorry about that. I thought you might come to Socal euro, but it was kind of a whirlwind trip and it slipped my mind to give you some notice.

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Came home and now my car feels slow...
Same. Altitude sucks.
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Old 09-05-2018, 11:49 PM   #608
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Came home and now my car feels slow...
Your car is slow so there is that
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Old 09-06-2018, 12:03 AM   #609
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Everything feels small compared to a big black dildo to a size queen. You're gaped.
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Old 09-06-2018, 12:12 AM   #610
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Old 09-06-2018, 12:46 PM   #611
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:38 PM   #612
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Next time down here let me know. Would love to see the dreams I couldn't accomplish breaking my neck under some mad boost!
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:44 PM   #613
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Next time down here let me know. Would love to see the dreams I couldn't accomplish breaking my neck under some mad boost!
I will for sure.
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:00 AM   #614
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I installed a 7670 tonight, but you wouldn't be able to tell from the picture. The housings are the same on the outside as the 7064, but the 7670 gives me 5 mm on the compressor inducer and 6 mm on the compressor exducer which is good for another 10 lb/min, or roughly 100 hp.



After taking it out, it seems to feel as fast on e50 as it did with the 7064 on e60. But that's just my poorly calibrated butt dyno. I only ask about 80% of my 300 kpa target at e50, but it's all in at e60. I'm optimistic about the performance. I'll drive it a bunch to clear though the fuel in the tank and try to get a better mix by Saturday. The last midnight drags at my local track before it closes down is this weekend. I'm really going for a 120+ mph pass at my altitude. I don't care about et, just trap speed. I really wish I had some 1300 cc injectors, but I'll still go for it on my 1000 cc. Hopefully the temperature drops the DA a bit and gives me something reasonable instead of the 7800 ft it has been.
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:27 PM   #615
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Just read all 25 pages, this car is amazing!! Love that you're driving the crap out of it, keep it up! Hopefully I get to see it at IPD next year.
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:42 PM   #616
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Hopefully I get to see it at IPD next year.
I'm planning on going to IPD next year. Hopefully someone has slicks I can rent/borrow so I can see how fast it'll go at sea level.
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Old 10-17-2018, 01:57 PM   #617
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You should come to Davis and we can do test and tune like I did last year. It was a great time!
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Old 10-17-2018, 01:58 PM   #618
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You should come to Davis and we can do test and tune like I did last year. It was a great time!
That's a good idea. I've never been to Davis either. I'll definitely try to go.
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Old 10-28-2018, 12:54 PM   #619
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The car has just been sitting for a while. I sold my fuel injectors to buy some bigger ones, but that deal fell through, so the car can't run until I get some. If you can get me a deal on a set of four ID1300s send me a message please.

In the meantime, I got most of my gauges matching. These are so much better to wire than stock ones, and I've been meaning to clean up the wiring back there for some time. I only need a Stack boost gauge, but that'll come later.



A while ago I bought a set of bent trailing arms for cheap. I cut off the bent tube, machined some bigger tube to fit over the old stubs, and had my buddy weld them. I just need to get them powder coated or nickel plated and then they'll be ready to go. I'll get some coilovers sometime this winter. I'm not in a huge rush because I don't have injectors and the I can't really drive it in Utah winter anyway, but it's a fun project to do.



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Old 10-28-2018, 03:30 PM   #620
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Triangles... unlimited!

Car Looks good!
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:45 AM   #621
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Tate go to snake eater performance. Proven results dirt cheap. I use them and they are great. The 1500s are I think 40 a piece
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:58 PM   #622
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Hit the dyno or track up lately?
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:11 PM   #623
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Nope. The local track is closed for good, and I haven't been to the dyno yet. I'm upgrading my fuel injectors and doing some rear suspension stuff right now. But I plan on going to the dyno this winter and seeing what it makes.
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Old 11-13-2018, 02:21 PM   #624
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But I plan on going to the dyno this winter and seeing what it makes.
spoiler: horsepower and choo choo noises
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:19 PM   #625
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Hopefully.
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