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Going from 8 Rib Serpentine to Cogged Blower Drive

 
wrp
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Posted: 09/08/12 05:15 PM

Working on a central console for the various switches. This is the first stab containing the LC1 calibration button and LED, The Line loc  switch and the transbrake button.Will eventually incorporate the Nitrous switches and hope to steal Plumcrazy's idea to use one button on the shifter knob controlling either the transbrake or the line loc depending on how the toggle goes. Was thinking it would be cool to toggle a switch for the fans for cooling power between runs.

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Transmission is in and welding complete on Roll Bar.
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Posted: 09/14/12 06:54 PM

Got much of the interior back in today. Still have to remount the ECM, front kick panels and passenger seat. I think the console panel turned out well. I bought a second Firecharger system  so now I service three zones with two nozzles each. To solve the activation challenge I just mounted the handles where I could pull them both easily.

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Posted: 09/15/12 07:32 PM

Test fired one of the Firecharger systems today. I have set up two systems to cover three zones. Couple things to take out of this. The charge lasts about 15-20 second. The coverage was skewed here by the outdoors windy condition yet the spray pattern seemed fairly consistent. the globs at the end were due to a misaligned nozzle.

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Posted: 09/20/12 06:05 PM

Ethyl Roars X, she lives

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Posted: 09/21/12 02:59 AM

Here is what E85 does when you let it sit for a year

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Posted: 09/29/12 06:36 PM

Put in the drivers side harness today, well mostly, still have to work on the mounting on the right side of the car. We also got the fuel pump filters right. Thanks to RUQWIKR on LS1GTO for pointing out the fire suppression bottles need to be horizontal to function properly. That will be my next project.

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Posted: 10/01/12 11:04 AM

Nice work.  

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wrp
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Posted: 10/01/12 02:27 PM

Thanks, she really cleans up nicely

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Posted: 10/07/12 01:11 PM

Got Ethyl out for street tuning yesterday. She decided to show us who was boss and proceeded to kill the entire Alliance Air Show and Goodguys car show. All Matt and I had to do was get her to the right intersection at the right time. On the up side, we heard some cool insults, some of which are anatomically interesting though most likely impossible. Saw several vintage firearms and a couple of nickel plated Saturday night specials. I'd estimate we had 10,000 cars blocked for about 10 minutes. Once her point was made she fired right up and continued on the 60 mile journey home. Enjoy the video, the reason for the grey was I had ducked a 22 caliber pistol shot and dropped the phone on the seat camera side down. A couple of people from the Goodguys show followed us over to the nearest lot to tell us she sounded good. Three bikers came over to whip our ass.

Ethyl's Kills

Here are some shots of the car running. Matt was keeping it out of boost until he can get the driveability sorted out.

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Posted: 10/15/12 06:31 PM

Street Tuning, massive changes in fueling

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right at 15 seconds you can see the belt disintegrate. The tensioner pulley slipped and the belt got into the bracing.

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Posted: 10/18/12 07:09 PM

Took some advice and moved the mounts horizontal. Theory being if upside down, then they would still work

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Also modded the exhaust a bit to better accommodate the Ford 9 inch.

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Posted: 10/23/12 11:18 AM

Doing a lot of driving to work out the low end tune and driveability. I really am enjoying the car as the tune gets more dialed in. Last week we worked on the exhaust that was hitting in some areas and we replaced the OEM Starter at 100,00 miles with a PowerMaster High Torque starter. Those mods alone increased the driveability of the car remarkably. Nothing special in these vids but they do give a sense of the way the car handles.


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Posted: 10/28/12 07:58 PM

First really hard launch from a dig.

First Launch on the TH400
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Posted: 11/04/12 02:27 AM

Moar wheel shots.. Also mounted the second fire bottle horizontally, just have to reconnect the nozzles and that will be complete.

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Posted: 11/04/12 04:54 PM

Got some better shots of the new wheels and tires this afternoon.

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