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  • silver_bullet
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post

    yes, that way I get all the trolls upset.... totally worth it too...
    When you have torque and the right gearing, you don't need to shift.... just enjoy the ride!

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  • Captain
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post

    yes, that way I get all the trolls upset.... totally worth it too...
    We are Just Noticing Your Driving Techniques.......
    I don't think anyone was "Trolling".......

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Monster View Post
    That is one great looking race car. Oh, is that your arm resting on the door as you're autocrossing ?
    yes, that way I get all the trolls upset.... totally worth it too...

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  • Monster
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    That is one great looking race car. Oh, is that your arm resting on the door as you're autocrossing ?

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    and pictures of the event
    track time


    start of autocross



    if you look closely, I'm missing the driver's side pipe

    how to go from 107 db to 130 db in one turn

    I think picture explains it all... pipe hit, broke the tab off, then came off - but lord the lean, the new sway bars were supposed to be better....

    end of run

    basically I got a couple runs around the track, and 4 runs on the autox... then on the trailer...

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    okay... this will be mostly boring because it's a lot of A/B testing on inserts
    first, the damage

    this was after beating, crushing it with a trailer jack.... but oval and twisted

    and I'll say it again, if I could have gotten it on the car so it was safe... I'd have run it... I guess next time, in addition to electrical stuff, I'll take metal-working stuff?
    also, new scratches - this came from transport

    this came from the pipe coming off

    while I'm at it, I might as well fix paint issues - the front has a lot of chipping

    and of course

    ages ago, I picked these up at Summit Racing's return bin when i was in Reno...

    so before we go further, let's shut down the trolls - this is how far that sidepipe was slipped over the header. You can't make this solid, otherwise it will crack the pipes due to the motor moving....

    also, as a side note, need to increase some tire pressures on the front... the X they put on to check the tread wear and date

    this broke... likely starting the events... but it never should have .... the weld was okay and I look for stuff like this failing... missed it, obviously,



    it really annoys that the camera doesn't save in order - but hopefully I get these right... I reserve the right to amend these
    how loud was it? (all of this is at idle)
    119 db at idle


    straight pipe with no insert
    117

    with cone insert 114

    those who've been watching for awhile know there was a PF1 - where I bought a variety of inserts... include the very quiet, very power robbing inserts. what you see behind it is what comes out of those (not the cone). The inserts are wrapped in fiberglass so they're very restrictive.... but cut them apart, and you have inserts that might work just fine.

    another view

    this is what got me to 104 - it may be too restrictive


    This is just with the flow-through insert... problem is it may be too restrictive too

    the dual cone I tried awhile ago ... too much restriction as well at higher rpms....

    next will be some testing... my neighbors are going to love me

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  • Monster
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    ... but before that all happened... I was running quite competitively (like leading for a moment competitively)...
    That's what I'd focus on ... yeah baby !

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  • silver_bullet
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    It's a machine.... machines fail when you least expect it...Good call, chalk it up to experience...

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    yeah, fun.... day one, event 2


    spent a couple hours trying to get it to go back on.... wouldn't go on in a way that I was willing to risk other people's lives... I think what happened was I had fuel problems and the car bucked - that decoupled the pipe and it sheared off the holder then went under the wheel... took a nice gouge out of the fender too.....

    and yes, that's racing, I'm disappointed but before that all happened... I was running quite competitively (like leading for a moment competitively)...

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  • Captain
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    Have Fun.....
    Good Luck !!

    And remember,
    This is to BE FUN, enjoy your Track Time !!
    You only have to Race Yourself ......
    Improve your Laps and you are the Hero.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    clean it up, load it up for Optima this next weekend




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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Optima spoiler stands installed

    this weekend go play in Spokane and see if I can get a final tune in on it... wish I could have found someone but whatever, it's not like it's hard

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Interesting stuff - so the Sniper falls on its face just off idle when taking off from the line. It's mostly annoying because it's a rolling start so by the time I get to the line everything is peachy. Apparently Sniper has trouble with radical cams - and the fix - is shut off the self-tuning. Drove it today, and it's not perfect but it's at least 70% better. I have a couple other things to do (like start the self-correction at 1800 rpm rather then 2000 rpm) and I need to add a bit more fuel ... and remove some fuel from tip in (along with go through the logging I did today)... but I can race it now

    temps, on the other hand... it gets to about 205 and should be at 200 or even 195.... changed to a higher flow thermostat today, might put Earls in it. It's not overheating, but it's also not in control. What I did do, though, was open up a vent under the nose and that really helped with highway temps - there it stays at 184-188 (and it was 90 today when I was driving it)....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by fatguyzinc View Post
    i still got a set of manual roll up window assemblies for a c3 if you want em....
    not the door itself or the glass, but all the guts..............
    sweet offer, but I have all I can foreseeably need.... though building a project by starting with the window mechanism wouldn't be the worse thing I've done

    check your messages.

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  • fatguyzinc
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    i still got a set of manual roll up window assemblies for a c3 if you want em....
    not the door itself or the glass, but all the guts..............

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