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Membermobiles / Re: 2006 Corvette
« Last post by Slow4g63 on October 30, 2018, 03:49:29 PM »
Update, managed to crack off a 10 second pass before the end of the year. Challenge has just been getting to a 1/4 mile event.
The events we enjoy going to - even at Cordova our close 1/4 mile track they usually have only been running 1/8th mile so I just haven't had the chance.

I was just hoping for an 10.9 as best before was an 11.1.

First pass I boogered the launch and ran 11.007@130mph.  Then next run I went 10.77@129. Feel super happy to knock it out of the park finally.

Car will stay together for about another month for me to enjoy the last nice days before we probably start seeing snow and salt and then it'll come apart for the new cam and the blower setup!
Also I bought some wheels, will be switching to slicks next year. It'll suck because they're going to be taller and bog-happy. The current radials work amazing and are great to launch on. The problem is they work TOO good with more power. They even hook on my buddy's '11 C6 and he ran 9.8@144mph on them and cut a 1.3 60ft. Right after that he broke his RPM Level V diff on them.

I really don't want to break stock diffs back to back once I'm 600-700whp so I'm going to just deal with losing a tenth or two and some mph and run slicks so as to prolong the life of my diff. I'm not trying to be record setting - just have a fun street car where if I do break my diff I can be content with swapping in another stocker or an mildly built diff. Same for my trans. At my current area of 500-530whp it's really riding the thin line already between what the stock diff can handle on radials.

Here's my 10.77 run:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYXpJI3oNk4&t=1s






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The Lounge / Re: Been doing some work on my Cherokee
« Last post by 87Warrior on October 26, 2018, 10:44:01 AM »
There is something special about the XJ platform. I'm not sure what it is, but I know that I would ditch my Land Cruiser faster than a meth head looses his teeth if a stock, white, rust free, 5spd, 97+ XJ popped up locally.
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Membermobiles / Re: 66 Chevy K20
« Last post by 87Warrior on October 26, 2018, 12:14:31 AM »
It has been fun to learn some of the old school tuning tricks and techniques. Luckily I had a tach/dwell meter and timing light in the shop to get going and a generic antique car tuning book.
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The Lounge / Re: It is that time of year...
« Last post by Onyx Dragon on October 25, 2018, 07:20:28 PM »
Top has been on my TJ for a while. I've needed the shop space so it went outside in the rain.

I think a mouse pissed on the top fabric. Poor Jeep reeks.

Yeah, I was running around with the soft top on it for the summer.  Put the hardtop on to keep the salt off of it
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Membermobiles / Re: 66 Chevy K20
« Last post by Kalgorn on October 25, 2018, 05:18:23 PM »
I understood some of those words. I don't have any experience with distributors or carbs (automotive). :lol:

And on the positive side, you've got a rebuilt carb, new plugs, and a new fuel filter. :)
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The Lounge / Re: It is that time of year...
« Last post by 87Warrior on October 25, 2018, 11:01:49 AM »
Top has been on my TJ for a while. I've needed the shop space so it went outside in the rain.

I think a mouse pissed on the top fabric. Poor Jeep reeks.
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Membermobiles / Re: 66 Chevy K20
« Last post by 87Warrior on October 25, 2018, 10:52:43 AM »
When a $15 part makes you rebuild the carburetor, change the spark plugs, replace the fuel filter, pull the valve cover to check for a sticking valve and generally question your sanity.

Well played points....well played.

A month ago I was driving the truck and it started running bad. It lost power, started surging and backfiring through the exhaust and carb and wouldn't idle. I was able to drive it home. I assumed something was amiss in the carb since the truck sat for several years before I got ahold of it.

I picked up a carb kit and accelerator pump assembly from Mike's Carburetor Parts for the Rochester B. The rebuild went well and the only issue I saw, outside of carbon build up, was a cracked leather plunger on the original accelerator pump. I immediately took the truck for a drive and was shocked at how well it started  and drove down the road, but once warmed up it was doing the same poor running crap I thought a carb rebuild would fix. Still thinking fuel, I replaced the fuel filter and that didn't fix it. Picked up new AC Delco plugs and condenser and cleaned the points. There was still no change in the way the truck ran once warm. One evening I noticed the exhaust manifold was glowing red at cylinder 3 and 4 so I inspected the valvetrain and found nothing out of the ordinary. WTF!?!? I then checked for intake gasket leaks, manifold cracks, something...and found nothing. I hooked up a timing light and noticed it was reading waaaaay retarded. The 292 isn't known to jump time as it is gear driven and I hadn't touched the dizzy hold down. I checked the points gap and it was at about 0.003" with no more adjustment. Picked up new points and condenser at Napa, gapped to 0.019" and checked the timing...9 at 1000 rpm with the advance hooked up. Dwell is a big long at 40 but close to the recommended 34.

Damn truck runs great. Now I'll fine tune the timing and carb with a vacuum guage and dwell meter.
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The Lounge / Re: American Truck Simulator
« Last post by Onyx Dragon on October 23, 2018, 08:00:46 AM »
Haven't played in several months.  My son really likes it.  I may have to fire it up again.  I really want to get my PC hooked up to my 55" C8 OLED instead of the crap Dell monitor I have.

I like Oregon.  Gets you out of the desert.
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The Lounge / Re: American Truck Simulator
« Last post by speedy_2 on October 22, 2018, 12:20:41 PM »
Anyone still playing this?  They just added Oregon in, as well as the ability to purchase your own trailers.

Haven't played in several months.  My son really likes it.  I may have to fire it up again.  I really want to get my PC hooked up to my 55" C8 OLED instead of the crap Dell monitor I have.
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