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  • Russell
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    Sunday, did the final install on the wastegate and teed the reference lines into the existing. Change the oil and trans fluid. Swapped the skinnies and slicks then loaded it up and went to Fayetteville. Off the trailer it ran 1.52, 7.31@ 94.14, [email protected]. New PB! Before I pulled into the burn out box I tried to manually start the data logger. I am mad at my self while welding on the car I had the battery disconnect and I forgot to set the Holley clock. Get back to the pits data log is no where to be found, I thought I had auto logging set up on TPS if the manual start didn't work. It popped twice on that run but felt pretty good so I stayed in it.
    For my second run my best guess was it might have hit boost cut so I lowered the target boost by a pound and jacked with the PWM boost control table.

    Made a second pass and it went slower [email protected]. It popped two or three times. Reviewing the data logs it had a couple small lean spikes with tiny dips in the RPM I am guessing the pops are misfires filling the exhaust with unburnt E.

    Other than the plugs everything is old. I am going check the plugs and change the plug wires hopefully it's an easy fix.

    Original goal was to run 10.00 revised goal was to run 11.4s to justify climbing over the bar for the last 10 years. Next on the list is replace the leaking AC compressor and get it all the same color. Getting the N2O Camaro to run 10.9s will come before paint.

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  • Russell
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    Putting the new lift to good use! Click image for larger version

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ID:	1349020I tested the spring that came in the original waste gate I think its somewhere between 8-10#. I put it in the second gate and cut off the passenger side of the up pipe. I got. 2" v-band clamp thinking it would be easier, maybe I should have just welded it back up? Got it all tacked up, next up finish welding. Black WG is the original after the merge, blue is new on the passenger bank hopefully it solves my boost creep. Planning on teeing off the boost reference lines from Mac Valve the for the original WG (3# spring). In theory when it was running away the boost controller was at 0% so all pressure should have been going to the bottom of the WG, therefore I think it will be a good safety, control, Who knows?
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  • Captain
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    Thank You !!
    I have seen similar units at swap meets.
    I would like one, especially after the Grand Cherokee upgraded suspension work.
    I will check these to what I have for ceiling clearance, and what is left for work space.
    Even as a Double Decker Car Port, it would be cheaper that expanding one of the existing buildings here. I swear that Tax Appraiser follows every load of lumber if he sees it.

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  • Russell
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    Originally posted by Captain View Post
    2 questions,
    What is your ceiling clearance height including clearing the door, opener, door tracks?
    And what is the working clearance underneath it as pictured?

    OK, 3 questions,
    Who is the supplier and if you want to divulge the price delivered?

    Looks like a Very Nice, Old Guy Knees and Back Saver !!
    As pictured it's 57" under the lowest part of the lift. 67" under the oil pan. 61.5" to the top of the ramp, about 56.5" from the ramp to the ceiling. It will go up another foot but that would put me in the ceiling. There is about 4" between the roof and the ceiling as pictured.

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  • Russell
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post

    It's a snug fit but you'll never regret it! Drive-ons have their charms.
    I went back and forth 2 vs. 4 for a while. I didn't want to mess with footers for a 2 post. And the can be a pain with the post / door, getting the pads lined up. But it is nice pulling a rear end on a two post and engine changes that come out the bottom. All there new trucks that the cab has to come off.

    I think the four post fits better in my shop, I think it will be easier to move to the house garage if I ever decide I want the tall ceiling. For doing exhaust work it will be nice that it's sitting on the tires. Oil changes and rwd transmission should work well.

    So I guess what I am saying is you need both!
    Last edited by Russell; January 26, 2024, 07:50 PM.

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  • Russell
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    Originally posted by Captain View Post
    2 questions,
    What is your ceiling clearance height including clearing the door, opener, door tracks?
    And what is the working clearance underneath it as pictured?

    OK, 3 questions,
    Who is the supplier and if you want to divulge the price delivered?

    Looks like a Very Nice, Old Guy Knees and Back Saver !!
    Ceiling height is just under 10'. I will have to get the tape measure out for the rest of your requests. I removed the door opener so it's now manual (can not have cake and eat it to). They have side mount motors, but the door (8'x8') will hit the car if opened all the way. So I think manual is the way to go, too easy to hit the button and crush the car.

    It might go up to the next lock, but I am afraid there is not enough room to go up to get it off the locks. Without a car on it I can walk under. There are different sizes, If I had a bigger shop I would have gotten one of taller / longer ones.


    ​​​​​I got it from:


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    It's a four post storage lift. I think it's sold under the tuxedo
    ​​​​Brand name this one is the LT8K-DX. It was $3200 plus tax, plus $75 for the side mount motor bracket. Looks like they went up $50 after I placed my order. I went and picked it up from the warehouse they loaded it on my car trailer.

    So far I have changed the transmission fluid in the Cadillac. Just inspection the underside of the mustang.

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  • Russell
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    Originally posted by BBR View Post
    I'm jelly! That's the kind of lift I would like to have!
    Get one. If I can pull it off I am sure you can.

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  • DanStokes
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    Originally posted by Russell View Post
    I am not good at welding on my back. I don't feel like pulling the entire hot side, I need to pull the transmission out of the Camaro. Not much to update on the car, but I did get a new tool! Does my shop makes it look big?
    It's a snug fit but you'll never regret it! Drive-ons have their charms.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Originally posted by Russell View Post
    I am not good at welding on my back. I don't feel like pulling the entire hot side, I need to pull the transmission out of the Camaro. Not much to update on the car, but I did get a new tool! Does my shop makes it look big?
    Very Cool!

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  • Captain
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    2 questions,
    What is your ceiling clearance height including clearing the door, opener, door tracks?
    And what is the working clearance underneath it as pictured?

    OK, 3 questions,
    Who is the supplier and if you want to divulge the price delivered?

    Looks like a Very Nice, Old Guy Knees and Back Saver !!

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  • BBR
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    I'm jelly! That's the kind of lift I would like to have!

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  • Russell
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    I am not good at welding on my back. I don't feel like pulling the entire hot side, I need to pull the transmission out of the Camaro. Not much to update on the car, but I did get a new tool! Does my shop makes it look big?

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  • Russell
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
    It's amazing what you're doing with Dick's old engine. I tried to get him to let me build it instead of the crate motor but NOOoooo! I wonder if you have a bit of crud in the fuel system someplace.
    It's a great little engine. He could have gotten away with heads cam and intake upgrade, or a supercharger to increase power. The stroker motor does a cool factor.

    There could be crud, but I really think it's a volume problem. The flex fuel requires more volume than unleaded. Best guess it was making +/- 480 RWHP at 17 PSI. It has a 340 lph pump and 60lb/hr injectors. In between is stock lines and rails. Designed for 225 HP.

    I have thought about playing with the fuel maybe getting some 100 octane unleaded to thin out the flex fuel and help the fuel system last longer.

    The first goal is to get another waste gate so I can keep boost creep under control so I don't have to worry about it leaning out. I am ok with turning it down for now and working on chassis / clutch set up and try to look for a few tenths.
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  • Russell
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    Originally posted by Beagle View Post
    dang, I missed a lot. When did it go from 2.1x 60' times to sub 1.5's? That's awesome!
    I would have to go back and look, I think the 2.x 60' times were on street tires. Maybe drag radials while I was twisting stuff before the clutch tamer.

    I put the Holley Terminator X on it in 2021 ish. Having a 2-step and the clutch tamer really helps the 60'. At some point switched over to 28x9" slicks in hopes of not killing the drive line.

    Oh if anyone says that boost is overrated they are wrong. I guess it was 2022 ish I put the turbo it took about 8 months or so to build a "custom" hot and cold side for my $300 eBay turbo. Because I am too hard headed to buy an On3 kit.
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  • DanStokes
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    It's amazing what you're doing with Dick's old engine. I tried to get him to let me build it instead of the crate motor but NOOoooo! I wonder if you have a bit of crud in the fuel system someplace.

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