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Title: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 03 2014, 09:55:23 PM
Forum's slow so I figured I'd talk about my firechicken.

I've been fighting to get this car to hook for sometime. It'd go 1.5's but not consistently and it should go easy 1.4's. I thought it was due to the mass of the new twin disc, then wondered if the slicks were toast, then started thinking about the rear shocks.

So today I tore the drivers shock out - it's a QA1 Gen F 24 way double adjustable. Both compression and rebound adjusted fine. Put it back on and checked the suspension how much drop I had and found this


Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 03 2014, 09:58:15 PM
I guess I should explain - it's got 1.25" of extension - not nearly enough for a stick shift car.

Damn thing has been topping out the shocks and unloading - or at least that's what I'm hoping.

Did get a good pass in last week. Faceplated T56 ftw!

http://youtu.be/INxMTMPUTMo?list=UUgPl5n0VjubnUfBu65BQE9Q (http://youtu.be/INxMTMPUTMo?list=UUgPl5n0VjubnUfBu65BQE9Q)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 03 2014, 10:00:28 PM
Here is what a McLeod RXT twin disc clutch looks like - and a QTP bellhousing to save my feet
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 04 2014, 10:29:33 AM
Nailed him on the tree...nice work! Care to let us in on the complete engine build?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 04 2014, 10:53:43 AM
It's a pretty simple setup


Stock bottom end LS1
Patriot CNC'd LS6 heads with dual springs
231/237 .589./595 112 LSA cam
Fast 78mm intake/Throttle body
36lb GM ASA injectors
Lid/Fasttoys Ramair
Ebay headers, ypipe
Magnaflow catback with cutout
Nitrous Outlet plate - usually hit it with 100 or 150 - not spraying in the video.



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 04 2014, 10:57:16 AM
Aftermarket fuel management system?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 04 2014, 10:57:57 AM
Stock PCM tuned by me with HPTuners  :rock:
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 04 2014, 11:01:28 AM
Stock PCM. I'm liking this. :)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 04 2014, 11:06:30 AM
Differential/driveshaft/transmission upgrades?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on October 04 2014, 11:16:47 AM
I always admire that brings a stick to an auto fight!  Car runs really well :cheers:

Brad, you ought build one of these....be like a bike with 4 wheels :)  You can shortcut the process because he has learned a lot as to what works and what does not.

He has been playing with this one for a few years now.  He got sidetracked for awhile recovering from his accident but he seems to be going full bore now.  I really like the car.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 04 2014, 11:23:15 AM
I always admire that brings a stick to an auto fight!  Car runs really well :cheers:

Brad, you ought build one of these....be like a bike with 4 wheels :)  You can shortcut the process because he has learned a lot as to what works and what does not.

He has been playing with this one for a few years now.  He got sidetracked for awhile recovering from his accident but he seems to be going full bore now.  I really like the car.

I have my R1 and my 85 IROC up for sale. I bookmarked HPTuners...
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on October 04 2014, 11:32:35 AM
Jeremy, what have you done to make the tranny survive?  Does not sound like you are taking it easy on the shifts.  I always had a bad habit of not letting off the gas and not using the clutch very much...some of these new trannies don't hold up to what I would consider normal racing...
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on October 04 2014, 11:34:30 AM
I always admire that brings a stick to an auto fight!  Car runs really well :cheers:

Brad, you ought build one of these....be like a bike with 4 wheels :)  You can shortcut the process because he has learned a lot as to what works and what does not.

He has been playing with this one for a few years now.  He got sidetracked for awhile recovering from his accident but he seems to be going full bore now.  I really like the car.

I don't know anything about it, but, several of my friends down in Houston use it and like it.

I have my R1 and my 85 IROC up for sale. I bookmarked HPTuners...
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on October 04 2014, 11:46:12 AM
120 mph...it comes on on top end! 100 hp shot must turn it into a beast
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 04 2014, 12:52:05 PM
Trans was built buy liberty gears here in MI. It's faceplated and has a viper mainshaft. All parts were heat treated and shot peened.


With it being faceplated the box is un-synchronized 1st thru 4th. It still needs you to clutch it but only enough to get it out of gear and then you slam it into the the next @ WOT. It's clunky and loud around town, but with some double clutching and practice most people wouldn't even notice.


The rear is a Midwest Chassis (MWC) fab 9" w/4.56 gears and a tru-trac diff, 31 spline axles. ABS still functions. It's got MWC's short torque arm, spoon's antiroll bar, umi lower control arms, and a 3.5" PST Aluminum driveshaft.


QA1 single adjustable coil overs out front and double adjustable out back.


100 shot it's been 130mph - 150shot, 132mph. Best et with the T56 is like a 10.6@131.


I've been fighting a traction issue this year with the new twin disc clutch. It hits the tires harder do to more mass and it's instant burnout if I go WOT on the 2-step and dump the clutch. I've tried everything shock settings, suspension mount points and tire pressure. I even put the 4.56 gears back in the thing from the 4.11's.


I think I found the issue - being the shocks don't have enough travel on extension.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 04 2014, 01:01:15 PM
I'm assuming you're referring to the front shocks not being able to extend far enuf on launch...and therefore not transferring enuf weight to the rear tires to plant them harder.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 04 2014, 01:14:50 PM
Rear shocks - they only have 1.25" of extension from ride height - not enough time to control the hit. So they top out and unload
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 04 2014, 01:24:52 PM
Gotcha.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on October 04 2014, 01:59:52 PM
So the rear rises and pulled the axles up?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 04 2014, 02:13:46 PM
It hits the tires and tries to drive them into the ground. But there is only 1.25" of shock travel downward. The shock hits full extension, bounces and then unloads the tires.


http://youtu.be/oiTEdwbWxj8?list=UUgPl5n0VjubnUfBu65BQE9Q (http://youtu.be/oiTEdwbWxj8?list=UUgPl5n0VjubnUfBu65BQE9Q)


I haven't been able to play with it as much as I'd like. I had a reaction to a pain med (lyrica) that put me in a very depressed state. I had to take a couple months off to get myself back on track. I'm about out of options for pain management. Just narcotics and medical marijuana.


Car had a 4l80e in it last year with a ptc 10" converter. It trapped lower and wasn't fun. And 4l80's aren't as strong as everyone on the internet claims. No way do they live with the transgo hd2 kit above 500hp. Mine melted the 3rd gear clutch pack and I decided to go back to a stick since it's more fun.



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 04 2014, 02:17:36 PM
I should mention this is pretty much a full weight car with A/C. Just the back seat removed, since it's not usable with the roll bar anyways.


If I had to guess it's probably 36xx with me in it.


There is weight reduction planned but they are wallet mods, with a 2.5 year old son and another on the way I try to be a little more tight with my money.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on October 04 2014, 02:25:57 PM
Sorry to hear that you are still having that kinda pain.  This has been a long, rough haul.

That sounds like the shock cannot compress enough to me
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 04 2014, 02:39:31 PM
Yes it has Steve - it sucks but it's better than the alternative.

If I loosen the compression it just bounces the tire worse.

The suspension isn't working like it should - we'll see if I'm right in a week or so. Even with the extension full tight it can't slow the tire down enough to hook from a full on dump. Giving it a couple more inches of extension should help the shock. These shocks are too short imo unless the car is lowered. The other shocks on the market, strange, afco, viking have more travel. It's stupid to have like 11" of compression travel and just over an inch of extension travel.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on October 04 2014, 02:53:45 PM
that is strange
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 05 2014, 11:03:24 AM
Any interest in how I hacked a chromebook into my tuning laptop?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 05 2014, 11:09:43 AM
Any interest in how I hacked a chromebook into my tuning laptop?

God hates a coward...so I'll ask the stupid question. What's a chromebook?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on October 05 2014, 11:25:26 AM
LOL..I answered this in my answer to your PM...but Jeremy will explain better than me...
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on October 05 2014, 11:25:51 AM
and, yes, tell us what you did to make it work....
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 05 2014, 11:30:50 AM
LOL..I answered this in my answer to your PM...but Jeremy will explain better than me...

Android. That's like R2D2 or C3P0 from Star Wars...right? :)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 05 2014, 12:05:10 PM
Chromebooks run ChromeOS - it's not android but a close.

The a particular chromebook I bought has a haswell celeron (x86) cpu not an ARM cpu like cell phones.

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-C720-Chromebook-11-6-Inch-2GB/dp/B00FNPD1VW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412524813&sr=8-1&keywords=c720 (http://www.amazon.com/Acer-C720-Chromebook-11-6-Inch-2GB/dp/B00FNPD1VW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412524813&sr=8-1&keywords=c720)

I changed the 16gb ssd for one of these (warranty void) - http://www.amazon.com/MyDigitalSSD-Super-Cache-Solid-State/dp/B00EZ2E8NO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1412524837&sr=8-2&keywords=m2+ssd (http://www.amazon.com/MyDigitalSSD-Super-Cache-Solid-State/dp/B00EZ2E8NO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1412524837&sr=8-2&keywords=m2+ssd)

Reinstall chromeos - enable developer mode - enable legacy boot - reboot and install ubuntu :)

Linux has doesn't use a lot of ram so the 2gb is more than enough. After ubuntu was installed I installed vmware player and then created a XP virtual machine and pass thru the usb hptuners device to the virtual machine.

This little laptop is pretty amazing. 6 hours + of battery life and weights/cost nothing. I drop it who cares right.

Ubuntu needs some drivers injected in the kernel for the touchpad and sound but other than that everything is straight forward.

Hell this thing even runs games on linux pretty well. I've tested CS:GO (40fps) and Xcom:Enemy Unknown on it and they were both playable.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: TexasT on October 05 2014, 04:27:56 PM
Chromebooks run ChromeOS - it's not android but a close.

The a particular chromebook I bought has a haswell celeron (x86) cpu not an ARM cpu like cell phones.

[url]http://www.amazon.com/Acer-C720-Chromebook-11-6-Inch-2GB/dp/B00FNPD1VW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412524813&sr=8-1&keywords=c720[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.com/Acer-C720-Chromebook-11-6-Inch-2GB/dp/B00FNPD1VW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412524813&sr=8-1&keywords=c720[/url])

I changed the 16gb ssd for one of these (warranty void) - [url]http://www.amazon.com/MyDigitalSSD-Super-Cache-Solid-State/dp/B00EZ2E8NO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1412524837&sr=8-2&keywords=m2+ssd[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.com/MyDigitalSSD-Super-Cache-Solid-State/dp/B00EZ2E8NO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1412524837&sr=8-2&keywords=m2+ssd[/url])

Reinstall chromeos - enable developer mode - enable legacy boot - reboot and install ubuntu :)

Linux has doesn't use a lot of ram so the 2gb is more than enough. After ubuntu was installed I installed vmware player and then created a XP virtual machine and pass thru the usb hptuners device to the virtual machine.

This little laptop is pretty amazing. 6 hours + of battery life and weights/cost nothing. I drop it who cares right.

Ubuntu needs some drivers injected in the kernel for the touchpad and sound but other than that everything is straight forward.

Hell this thing even runs games on linux pretty well. I've tested CS:GO (40fps) and Xcom:Enemy Unknown on it and they were both playable.



So, are you willing to give me some pointers on how I can get an old laptop up an runnign to run my directscan soft ware. Of course it needs to be cheap.

I have a compaq presario. It came with windows 98. I'm not sure what it has on it now(I think a buddy upgraded it to windows2000 in the early 2000s. I was going to see if I could find a ssd hard drive and load a copy of windows xp, probably by reflect like I did ion my current setup. If this is even remotely possible I will start a new thread so I can have some direction.

I looked at the vid but it seems to skip about the time the car launches so I cant really see anything. Maybe some less tire pressure to absorb some launch shock. It looks like there is quite a bit of sidewall, maybe just a pound or three, one at a time to see if it makes a difference. The shocks sound like they wont work. Need to get the correct length so it has a more equal compress and extend.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 05 2014, 05:34:38 PM
Never used DS - I believe it takes a com port. I don't know the requirements it might run on dos. With that laptop being that old it won't have a sata port for the ssd. Battery is probably toast too.  I'd look for a Dell Latitude D630 on ebay - they are new enough to be usefull and still have a com port in them. Parts are cheap and they'll take ssd drives.

Tire pressure has been down to 10psi and it doesn't help - I'm sure correcting the shocks travel with fix it. Then I'll have to start tightening up the fronts to keep the wheelies under control. Car went consistent high 1.4's low 1.5's with the other clutch. This twin disc is just brutal. I'll get it figured out and then it'll be on to make it faster again :)


Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 05 2014, 05:39:24 PM
I had Direct Scan...and it works on DOS.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 05 2014, 07:34:36 PM
Download freedos and be done with it then
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: daveismissing on October 06 2014, 08:00:06 AM
Direct scan uses the printer port I believe.
If memory serves me correctly there was a patch that let the older applications directly access the ports (as was common in w98) and I "think" it worked for w2000

directIO (eye-oh) it was called....
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: daveismissing on October 06 2014, 08:24:44 AM
this might be it   http://www.direct-io.com/ (http://www.direct-io.com/)

Sorry to hijack the thread Jeremy
That was the the yellow car that had a peg-leg?
 
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 06 2014, 06:04:21 PM
this might be it   [url]http://www.direct-io.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.direct-io.com/[/url])

Sorry to hijack the thread Jeremy
That was the the yellow car that had a peg-leg?
 



The dual fan setup and diff girdle are on my car...from the yellow car.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 06 2014, 09:09:48 PM
Yes the yellow car was a peg-leg most of the time I owned it - then I put a posi in it toward the end.

Brad I'm glad to see some of the car is getting put to good use. I loved that car but it was time to change things up. There wasn't much left that I could screw up on it.  :chin:
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 09 2014, 04:56:00 PM
Curse you Steve you were right. Part of my issue was shock compression - the lack of.

Drivers side shock has no compression damping - it's junk. Guess the anti roll bar was doing it's job. I alway just pushed down on the car to see if they were tight and the passenger must be tight enough to hold it up.


Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on October 09 2014, 05:05:33 PM
Expensive shocks. Rebuildable?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 09 2014, 05:24:06 PM
Rebuilds are $75-$100 a piece + shipping - I can get new vikings that have better valving for $150ish a piece or go straight to afco's for $299 a piece.

They've been on the car for 4 years  - they seen some abuse.

Most people would crap if they saw the stack of time slips I have for the car.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on October 09 2014, 05:34:10 PM
Sounds like Afco's to me
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 09 2014, 07:15:19 PM
I did get a raise this week - but kid number 2 will be here in Feb.


Vikings are better bang for the buck - but I kind of want to go afco's and be done with it.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on October 09 2014, 08:07:54 PM
then you better order now!  And, congratulation s!!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 14 2014, 01:48:31 PM
Viking rear shocks on the way. I talked with Eric @ MWC at length about viking vs afco. He said at around 1000hp on DRs is when he pushes people to move to afco, and higher on slicks.

$370 shipped for 2 shocks, lower bearing mounts, and threaded shock bodies so I can go coil over in the rear later on if I decide to.

2year warranty on the shocks too.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on October 14 2014, 02:11:22 PM
sounds like a good deal to me...:)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 14 2014, 02:22:33 PM
It's nice to have a vendor not up sell you what you don't need.

Hopefully they make this turd leave. I want 1.3 60' next year.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on October 14 2014, 02:37:26 PM
better take your g medicine before you launch
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 14 2014, 03:36:12 PM
Might need a kidney belt too!

I'll need to invest in some k-member crash bars and front end limiters if it goes 1.3's - all I'll be seeing is sky.

Any improvement would be nice at this point :)

Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on October 14 2014, 05:45:29 PM
yeah, 1.3 is a serious step up....better get the wheelie bars oiled up
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 14 2014, 05:55:42 PM
1.30 is 2.2 G's. Good gawd!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 16 2014, 05:56:12 PM
Got the viking shocks today - they are bad ass.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 16 2014, 06:25:36 PM
Got the viking shocks today - they are bad ass.

What...no pics? :)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 17 2014, 08:11:28 AM
Sorry - I barely had time to look at them.

Tonight!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 18 2014, 09:15:44 AM
forgot to take pics - they are on the car now. We'll see how they do tomorrow. Should be nice cold air and low DA.


Just going to run N/A.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on October 18 2014, 10:02:43 AM
time to put a blower on it!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: TexasT on October 18 2014, 11:23:28 AM
Or a turbo!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 19 2014, 10:51:37 AM
forgot to take pics - they are on the car now. We'll see how they do tomorrow. Should be nice cold air and low DA.


Just going to run N/A.

Keep us posted! Jeremy...are those single or double adjustables?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 19 2014, 05:00:49 PM
They worked - the settings MWC gave me were good.

car went consistent 11.3x@122 most of the day. Track prep was bad.

Need to order viking front shocks for next year. The qa1 singles don't cut it out front.

Brad - they are double adjustable.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 19 2014, 05:19:27 PM
Jeremy, I saw Bison post to one of the TIA guys that the front end was coming down too fast and it was unloading the back tires. So...the front end needs to come up as quick as possible...and then lower gradually to keep good weight transfer to the rear tires.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 19 2014, 05:36:31 PM
That's the plan. Today I was hooking hard, yanking the fronts and spinning 10' out. New tires, new front shocks, and some better prep and I'll be set.

http://youtu.be/RpxROgbS9z4 (http://youtu.be/RpxROgbS9z4)

http://youtu.be/kikQ2ZU7S-o (http://youtu.be/kikQ2ZU7S-o)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 19 2014, 05:42:52 PM
The run on the 2nd video looked pretty clean. Best short time today? What gear do you do your burnout in?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 19 2014, 05:46:00 PM
1.52 I think.

3rd gear burnouts
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 19 2014, 05:51:11 PM
Stupid question perhaps...but have you compared short times with a 9" slick to a 10.5"? I currently have 9" slicks on these Ultralites...b ut I have a pair of 10.5's. Think I should mount 'em up and give 'em a whirl next spring? Possibly help my short times?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 19 2014, 05:53:24 PM
Heavier cars like the stiff wall slicks. That's what I use - never ran on 9" tires.


Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 21 2014, 05:52:41 PM
For Brad....
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 21 2014, 06:20:40 PM
Easy to adjust. :)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 22 2014, 12:51:31 PM
yup - I can do it with the car on the ground at ride height :)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 24 2014, 08:36:45 AM
Put the car away this week.

Came home Monday to a flat slick. It had a crack in the tread and was leaking air - they were done :)

It went away on a good note this year - next year should be fun. And I won't be waiting 10 weeks for a transmission!

I've been looking at options to run 10.9x N/A - and it's not cheap. Cam, lifters, valve springs, mill the heads, flycut the pistions, new intake/tb, bigger headers, etc - or I could go with some weight reduction either way it adds up quick. I'll probably leave it alone.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on October 24 2014, 10:13:11 AM
the cost of going fast goes up exponentially vs the improvement in time
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on October 27 2014, 09:48:29 PM
Buy used parts.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 28 2014, 10:36:00 AM
I buy used when it makes sense - but I've found more often than not, it's better just to buy new. To many idiots in the world.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 28 2014, 05:51:48 PM
Jeremy...here's an F Body for ya'. :) This is my buddy Mike I race with. I assume it's the LS1 block...but bored or stroked to 402. Maybe you can tell by the underhood pic. He usually hits me up for some race gas...lol...to fill that square container on the right with the round lid on it...can't remember what he said  he needs that little shot of race gas for. Maybe you know. Those are MT ET Streets 11.5's on the rear...and his short time is usually 1.48 to 1.52. Best is 10.01...and he normally checks in around 10.2 to 10.3 at 135 to 138. Has the original reworked 4 speed auto with a Yank 3400. Drives the car to and from the track...not a sissy like I am trailering  mine. :)

Oh...almost forgot...it has 3 stages of nitrous. :)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 28 2014, 09:08:38 PM
That's a dedicated fuel cell for the nitrous system. Its on my list if the car stays n2o
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on October 28 2014, 09:19:17 PM
That's a sweet ride!  Some day I hope to pull my front wheels even if it's just a centimeter as long as someone gets a pic of them off the ground
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on November 14 2014, 07:49:29 PM
Had a nerve block on Wednesday - forgot how nasty that procedure is....nothing like a big old needle between the ribs, fishing around for the nerve and then zapping it with RF.

BMR is running a sale on Viking shocks - price is way less than anyone else - hopefully I can get back to work and make some $$$$ and order them :)




Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: TWIN86GNS on January 10 2015, 07:18:53 AM
Yes the yellow car was a peg-leg most of the time I owned it - then I put a posi in it toward the end.


Jeremy,

I know this is an old thread and I am not trying to hijack, but your old peg leg car was it an 86 T-Type by chance??
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on January 10 2015, 07:51:14 AM
Paul, Jeremys car ended up here in Canada. The twin fan setup and the diff girdle are on my car...and the glass hood is on Norbs' car collecting dust. The last time I saw Jeremys car it was in Port Perry. I believe it was a T Type...but Jeremy can confirm.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on January 10 2015, 10:49:53 AM
Yup 86 T-type.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: TWIN86GNS on January 11 2015, 05:18:09 AM
Paul, Jeremys car ended up here in Canada. The twin fan setup and the diff girdle are on my car...and the glass hood is on Norbs' car collecting dust. The last time I saw Jeremys car it was in Port Perry. I believe it was a T Type...but Jeremy can confirm.

Did a young guy North of you own it?  If so then I think that car is now down Leamington way with a 4.1 in it and now painted white.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on January 11 2015, 05:35:30 AM
Yeah...that would be him. I know who slapped together that 4.1.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on January 12 2015, 09:33:33 AM
Hopefully someone cut out the roll bar and re-did it. I was young and dumb when I installed it.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on April 05 2015, 11:17:00 PM
Looks like the car will probably sit all year.
 
 I've had 2 surgeries @ U of M this year for my burn scars, next week the doc and I will decide if we need to do more or wait a couple more months. The last one I actually woke up feeling better than I did before they put me under. So things are moving in the right direction. My right arm looks like a shark took a bite out of it, but I have full range of motion again and less pain.
 
 I also some how managed to tear my meniscus in my left knee. I've been treated so well at U of M that I'll be going down there to see a specialist.
 
 Still off work and don't know when I'll be able to go back....so no money for new slicks and even if I did I couldn't kick the clutch.
 
 On the positive side - our 2nd son is 2 months old and doing well.

Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on April 06 2015, 12:23:22 AM
Congrats on the new addition! As far as the car is concerned...it can wait.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on April 06 2015, 10:06:11 AM
Jeremy, I am glad to hear that the surgery appears to have helped the burn scars.  This has been a long ordeal for you and anything that reduces the pain has to be a major improvement.

Glad to hear that boy is growing and doing well!!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on April 07 2015, 09:42:12 PM
Thanks Steve and Brad.

Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on April 18 2015, 09:15:55 PM
Took my 3 year old to the track last week and he had a blast.


I made some runs in the passat - it went 15.3@92. Not bad for a 4 door beater that gets 35mpg and fits the family pretty well. If it had something better than the 600 treadwear tires it'd go quicker. 2.4 60'  :rofl:


U of M said my knee looks good and the cyst is my issue - which they'll take care of in an office visit.


Got some good news from short-term disability insurance (coverage from work) - they finally agree after 6 months that I'm not able to work, and they are going provide benefits.


Might be able to get some slicks for the firebird after all.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on April 18 2015, 09:42:27 PM
Nice times with the Passat. Sounds like things are looking up!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on April 19 2015, 03:13:46 PM
It's amazing how well some of the newer "grocery getters" run compared to the muscle cars of the '60's.

Glad things are going your way, Jeremy :)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on April 19 2015, 04:33:21 PM
The boost is all over the place with the ecm controlling it. I see 18psi down low and it starts bleeding down to 10psi before the shift. I'm debating if I should put a diode inline with the map so it only see's 4.3 volts and then raise the boost to 18-19psi all the time. The MAF will fuel it and it has a wb02 on it from the factory. The 205 series tires spin enough as it is though. It needs alky on it too - so I don't have to decarbon the valves :) - maybe run a line from the windshield washer tank! I need to do some basic maintenance stuff to it - typical VW stuff.


My brother shit the 1st time he rode in it - it's just a 2.0T in a midsize car.


Not my 1st choice but I walked away with a few dollars in it and no payment - it's no ecoboost truck but it's a interesting daily.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 02 2015, 01:21:03 PM
Knee seems to be good after u of m sucked all the goo out of the cyst and nailed it with some steroids.


I think I'm going to try to change the bird to speed density since it's free now. MAF is a restrictions now - so it might gain a little or not. It'll will be nice to tell the computer to piss off and run open loop  :rock:
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on May 02 2015, 03:15:23 PM
damn, you sound like me!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on May 04 2015, 02:33:18 PM
I love our LS1 in SD... do it.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 04 2015, 06:27:06 PM
I think SD will be awesome. The VE table is dialed in to 4000 so it should only need some minor tweaks and the fuel tuned to 7200.


It'll probably be June before I can touch the car. I have another surgery on Friday so I'll be down for 6-8 weeks again.

Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on May 06 2015, 10:01:43 AM
I hope it goes well, Jeremy!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on May 06 2015, 06:40:12 PM
Get well Jeremy...the car can wait.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 06 2015, 07:32:09 PM
Thanks guys!


Hopefully this will be the last surgery for awhile. I need to do something other than deal with the aftermath of the C02 fractional laser treatment. The changes in the scarring have been nothing short of amazing.


 
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on May 07 2015, 02:17:50 PM
That is great to hear.  You have made a lot of progress.  I am sure a lot of it is due to your attitude
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 07 2015, 03:58:17 PM
Thanks Steve I appreciate it. It's been a long hard road, but usually anything worth doing isn't easy.

I'm just grateful I can live a semi-normal life, enjoy my family, etc.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 11 2015, 11:52:55 AM
That procedure was a bitch - and always is. I'm doing good now, but I'll be sore for awhile.


Someone go work on their car so I have something to read about.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on May 12 2015, 10:13:52 PM
Glad it's behind you!  I have started trying clean up and organize my shop so I have some room to finish the Camaro, finish what I was working on six months ago on my GN and then work on the Challenger.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 02 2015, 01:18:38 PM
Registered the car today and washed it.


Put 4 gallons of 93 and 2 gallons of E85 in it. Should freshen up the old gas  :rock:


The BFG drag radials on it hate life with 4.56 gears.  Forgot what power felt like....
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on July 02 2015, 06:42:57 PM
Registered the car today and washed it.


Put 4 gallons of 93 and 2 gallons of E85 in it. Should freshen up the old gas  :rock:


The BFG drag radials on it hate life with 4.56 gears.  Forgot what power felt like....

How bout posting a walkaround vid of the car...with it running. :rock:
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 02 2015, 10:11:39 PM
Put 50 miles on it today - my brother drove for 10 of those miles. Exhaust is to quiet - cutout is getting opened tomorrow.


Brad I can do a walk around for you. I need to make a camera mount - ride along video would be cool.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on July 02 2015, 10:16:29 PM
I wanna get a GOPRO. :)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on July 02 2015, 11:02:34 PM
Video making a run would be cool
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 03 2015, 04:27:22 PM
walk around - https://youtu.be/kHWGGFL2AUI


Idling rich due to a bad o2 sensor.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: larrym on July 03 2015, 06:35:00 PM
sounds angry I like it!

Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on July 03 2015, 09:50:08 PM
walk around - https://youtu.be/kHWGGFL2AUI


Idling rich due to a bad o2 sensor.

Spill the beans...what's the cam specs? Jeremy...you have the same controller/box on the passenger fender as Mike...what is it? Nice car. I'm a sucker for that burgundy/wine colour. :) He also has a metal container on the right fender he keeps hitting me up to fill with race gas. :) Can't remember what it's for either. Way to complicated for me. :)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on July 03 2015, 10:23:53 PM
Nice
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 03 2015, 10:37:04 PM
Thanks guys.


Brad - the box is a 2-step. The race gas goes in his dedicated fuel system for the nitrous.


Cam specs 231/237 .589/.595 112 LSA - the lobes are pretty "square" for a cam this size. This cam makes power everywhere and yet I can still load the engine to around 1300rpm without it surging.


I'm used to it sounds tame to me until I open the cutout.


Took the wife for a ride tonight 20psi in the tires helped a bunch, doesn't skate all over the place now. If I can get a camera mount cobbled I can do a ride along.




 

Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 10 2015, 12:30:51 PM
I was wrong tires are done - car came completely around on a 2-3 shift, and I just about shit myself. Once these get warm, I might as well be driving in the rain.


Looks like I'll be going to a local dyno day on the 25th to see what it'll hammer out. I'll be interesting to see a number. To bad I don't have a full bottle. I have no idea what to expect. I have a ball park of where it should be, should be fun.


I'm represented on my disability case now. So I just have to play the waiting game. Lawyer said about 12 months for a hearing. So car things are on hold until I start getting some income.


I'm tired of the ride down to University of Michigan - but I'm thankful they have doctors that can help me. These Michigan roads are terrible - usually takes me a full day to recover from the trip.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on July 10 2015, 04:58:00 PM
We'll see if these 9" slicks have any bite left in them when I test this new transmission tomorrow morning at the track. If everything looks good on PL I'll bounce the boost up a tad and do a little bracket racing. The 18 wheelers and turbo diesel 4x4 trucks take to the track after us. I'll get plenty of pics and post 'em.

Mike has a ton of money into his car...and I'm betting he put down 700 WHP for that 9.95 last week. If memory serves you were in the low 11 area...so I'll say 520 WHP. :)

Mike went 11.3 naturally aspirated the week before his 9 second run.  :O
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 10 2015, 08:31:05 PM
120-122mph - runs 11.3's
Well over 130 on the bottle.


I'm thinking 400 to the tire. We will see.




Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 18 2015, 09:59:52 PM
Put another 120 miles on it. Maybe the tires are still good. I made some suspension changes and it doesn't skate around nearly as much. I think moving the lower control arms up one more hole should eliminate that.


I've been experimenting with a 3 gallons of 93 to one gallon of E85. I'm to lazy to even think about the Octane and ethanol percentage. Car seems to like it, I figure the extra octane is worth over the added fuel required and it saves a few dollars at the pump.


Car will get strapped down to a dyno next Saturday, and it'll probably be 88-92* with 60+ on the humidity and the car will be driven there and home. Bottle is full and I'm going to wack it with 100 or 150 depending on where the numbers end up N/A. Might need the spray to break 400  :rofl:
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 25 2015, 11:19:36 PM
Hit the dyno today.

n/a:
http://youtu.be/ONR85vgv8VY (http://youtu.be/ONR85vgv8VY)

bottle:
http://youtu.be/PToENph4Lls (http://youtu.be/PToENph4Lls)

(http://www.mifbody.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=61244&d=1437879756&thumb=1)


Drove 35 miles there and back  :rock:
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on July 25 2015, 11:56:03 PM
Nice work! I was a little off at predicting 520. :)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on July 26 2015, 12:13:39 AM
That's awesome!  Field of dreams... Dyno in the middle of a corn field
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on July 26 2015, 08:31:49 AM
Jeremy...what pistons are in that engine. I'll ask my buddy Mike how much spray they can handle. :)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 26 2015, 09:33:24 AM
Stock pistons - some guys hit them with 300 and they live and others break them with 150. It's all in the tune.

I'm happy with the numbers :)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on July 26 2015, 10:38:19 AM
Stock pistons - some guys hit them with 300 and they live and others break them with 150. It's all in the tune.

I'm happy with the numbers :)

And who is tuning this thing?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 26 2015, 11:05:42 AM
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Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on July 26 2015, 11:22:29 AM
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Curious about the difference between the NA and nitrous tune.  Care to share the files?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 26 2015, 11:44:48 AM
Honestly Mike - I've always just knocked 4* of timing out of it for 100 and 6* out of it for 150. Car always runs well, the mph picks up accordingly, and the plugs read good.

Let me grab the tuning laptop and I'll post a link for you.


Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 26 2015, 11:57:43 AM
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19189353/Tuning/Logs%20and%20Tunes/Firebird/150shot%2024%20degrees.hpt


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19189353/Tuning/Logs%20and%20Tunes/Firebird/071715bird-existing%20tune.hpt



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on July 27 2015, 08:26:33 PM
Interesting.  You run the same fixed TAF and VE tables in both tunes.  Are you spraying wet or dry?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 27 2015, 10:09:22 PM
Wet


Just timing - that is the only change.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on July 28 2015, 12:49:12 PM
So are you spraying to an AFR richer than the 12.8 you have the ECM programmed for N/A?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 28 2015, 01:17:55 PM
WBo2 normally shows 12.2-12.5 when spraying. I tend to not chase a number. I read the plugs and watch the mph on the slip. So far the jetting on this Nitrous outlet plate is pretty close out of the box.








Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on July 28 2015, 09:08:43 PM
Sounds good, just curious.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 03 2015, 10:01:15 PM
VW ate it's timing chain on friday. Waiting for the new owners to come drag it home.


Early retirement isn't so fun  :013:
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 23 2015, 09:26:20 PM
The plan is to go make some runs on Sunday. All I have for tires is a set of 255/60/16 BFG drag radial. I've got it hooking pretty well on the street but the 1-2 and 2-3 shift it knocks the tires off hard N/A. Hopefully a couple more clicks of compression will cure it. It did easy 1.7's with nittos so I'm hoping I can at least do that with these. I stuck the 100 jets in the plate - I'm going to be hit 5th N/A so might as well hit it with more power right  :cheers:


I swapped out my belts today with a new set, tech probably won't look but it's done. Need to change the oil and give everything a once over and it should be good.



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 27 2015, 06:57:32 PM
Made 4 passes today. First one I had some traction issues. 2nd pass I left easier and it hopped in 1st and 2nd. Made some shock tweaks and it ran 11.7@118 almost 119 with a 1.7 60ft out of gear, so I lifted before the traps. Backed it up with a 11.8@118 and called it good.


My friend Dave has a 99 camaro 6 speed with a billet 74 on it. I don't think he ran it out the back door but it when 116 in the 1/8th. Stock bottom end, truck heads, z06 cam, good valve springs.


My nerve pain has been a roller coaster - today was a rough day, but I made it thru and still had a good time.











Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on September 27 2015, 07:19:58 PM
Your making decent HP at 118. 116 in the 1/8th is insane. :icon_eyes:
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 27 2015, 10:24:08 PM
Yeah it's still a BAMFLS1, and it still runs hard in street trim.


I really wished I had went turbo instead of nitrous. My car pulls insanely hard on a 150 shot but that's still only a 104-105mph in the 1/8. Dave's car is a sleeper too. Sounds like a mild LS1 until you hear the turbo.


My brother and I have been talking about a junkyard ls swap with a turbo in something. Their is no cheaper easier or more reliable way to make power. Who cares if it dies when they are $300 from almost any salvage yard.


My brother got it done in his mustang. It went 13.08@107 with the junk motor we put together. It's got 3.27 gears and a T5 stick. We've got 4.10's to put in it. And we still haven't tuned it. I think it might have an 11 second pass in it.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 11 2015, 08:37:55 PM
Took the car out to play again today. High 11.8@118 running it out the back door with a 1.8 60ft. Nothing special - just had some fun.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on October 12 2015, 12:09:02 AM
That car is a lot of fun!  Glad to see some don't always follow the easy prescription for success!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 12 2015, 01:34:58 PM
Thanks Steve. I tried making 3 runs with the bottle and they didn't turn out so well - I was trying for 100 in the 1/8th in street trim. Didn't happen but I had fun
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 15 2015, 06:07:54 PM
118 mph...at 11.8...was making some HP. Jeremy...what did it pick up on the back half?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 15 2015, 07:07:04 PM
26mph - hitting the rev limiter before the traps
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 15 2015, 08:28:18 PM
26mph - hitting the rev limiter before the traps

Looking at the ET I kinda figured it got it's act together in the back half. Nice work. :)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 16 2015, 12:23:43 PM
Brad on slicks it backhalf's 28-29mph. On the bottle it's 30-32mph. Gotta love the aero of a 4th gen.


Logs show that the map never gets above 95kpa. It needs to breathe better.


Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 16 2015, 09:55:21 PM
My buddy Mike with the 2002 Camaro went 9.2...and the trans let go. Time to get your little guy into a junior dragster. :)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on October 17 2015, 09:29:08 AM
Brad, maybe the body shop needs to do a transplant on your car....bring it back as a 4th gen.  Me, I would put a thunderchicken on the hood!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 17 2015, 11:50:08 AM
I've thought about the chicken on the hood. It's a little "loud" for my taste.


My wife and I are going to a burn survivors conference next week.  Should be a good experience. My doctors are working on a referral to Mayo clinic. I'm tired of the pain. Between cannabis, percocet, and neurotin you'd think I could keep it under control. Hoping there are other options other than methadone :(






Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on October 17 2015, 01:42:50 PM
damn, I hope you find something that works...
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 17 2015, 10:24:17 PM
Brad, maybe the body shop needs to do a transplant on your car....bring it back as a 4th gen.  Me, I would put a thunderchicken on the hood!


The whole mystique of these cars is the 231 under the hood...and I wouldn't change that for the world. The look on the guys faces with the big tire cars and the late model v8 domestics when I put them on the trailer...is priceless. Jeremy...hang in there. There's advancements in the medical world every day.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 19 2015, 10:34:54 AM
My brother took his Mustang out yesterday for the last TNT of the year. I went 13.2@107. He had 60ft issues the clutches in his posi were not cooperating. Not bad for a junkyard engine. Once we actually tune the damn thing it should run a little better.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on October 19 2015, 03:34:45 PM
26mph - hitting the rev limiter before the traps

Raise the limiter. ;)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 19 2015, 04:14:19 PM
26mph - hitting the rev limiter before the traps

Raise the limiter. ;)


 :rofl:
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 19 2015, 05:01:27 PM
My brother took his Mustang out yesterday for the last TNT of the year. I went 13.2@107. He had 60ft issues the clutches in his posi were not cooperating. Not bad for a junkyard engine. Once we actually tune the damn thing it should run a little better.

Fifty percent of the fun for me is derived from hanging out with the guys at the track. Keep picking away at it...you'll be in the 12's easy. :)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 19 2015, 05:14:34 PM
He's got some 4.10's for it. That should do it, as it has 3.27's now  :O
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 19 2015, 05:17:01 PM
He's got some 4.10's for it. That should do it, as it has 3.27's now  :O

13.2 with a highway gear...dayum!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 19 2015, 07:31:24 PM
and it's a junkyard 302. The main and rod bearings were toast, so we replaced them. It got a "F" cam 226/226 .512 lift, TFS intake, and bbk headers. 


Next year it'll have either a moates quarter horse or a megasquirt box in it.





Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 19 2015, 08:21:49 PM
I assume you know Megasquirt. For conversations sake...why not XFI or BS3?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 19 2015, 09:20:41 PM
Mainly price - http://www.efisource.com/shop/microsquirt-1986-93-ford-5-0-mustang/ (http://www.efisource.com/shop/microsquirt-1986-93-ford-5-0-mustang/)


If my car was fast and I had money to burn I'd do something like a holley dominator with a davis traction control box.



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on February 22 2016, 08:40:51 PM
Debating on some changes this spring.


I'm debating on going back to an auto. Probably be a 400 - the overdrive of the 80e was nice, but I don't want to spend $2500 to rebuild it and then another grand for a converter. I found a th400 local for $175 and I might pick it up and rebuilt it myself. Converters are cheap, I'm thinking I'll need another driveshaft for the th400, I already have 3 driveshafts for the car - why not 4.


I'd love to be able to order some slicks and go beat the snot out of it the way it is. But I know kicking the clutch isn't in my best interest with the nerve pain in my left side.


My 4 year old Matthew is already asking me when we get to go race  :rock:



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: TexasT on February 23 2016, 03:25:05 AM
Hey, you cant deprive your child of "going to race". Nothing wrong with a th400. Cheap and reliable. It's not like you are going to be driving it back and forth to work everyday. Sounds like a solid plan to me.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on February 23 2016, 05:00:18 PM
Jeremy, if you honestly can't 'row' the gears anymore...then it's time for an auto. We both know how important convertor selection is. You'll 'blow through' a cheap one. With our dollar so low you could get a high dollar one for next to nothing up here. Something around a grand would only run you bout 550 bucks with the exchange rate. Should you find something up here in the Toronto area...let me know and I'll pick it up and ship it to you free of charge.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on February 23 2016, 07:48:38 PM
Thank Brad - by cheap I meant a PTC $450 convertor or a Freakshow performance converter $320.


The combo will we changed significantly once I find a money tree.



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on February 29 2016, 03:49:50 PM
I now own a th400 transmission. Supposed to be a good working unit. Lets see how much I can mess it up  :rock:
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on February 29 2016, 05:09:24 PM
I now own a th400 transmission. Supposed to be a good working unit. Lets see how much I can mess it up  :rock:

I double dog dare ya' to put a 5000 convertor in it and launch it like a boss. :)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on March 01 2016, 11:10:25 PM
Do it!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on April 15 2016, 12:49:31 PM
No progress here. I have all the vss parts for the th400 and that about as far as I've gotten. Also picked up a clean set of truck manifolds for another project.


Doctors switched me to a fentanyl patch for pain. It's helping but I'm drowsy alot. The other option is methadone. I think I'll keep smoking weed before I go there....



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 25 2016, 04:07:14 PM
Washed the car today - and decided that I needed to lower the front. 30mins later and the front is dropped .5" - love coil overs.

Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on July 25 2016, 07:26:44 PM
Do stop in more often... and bring pics.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 25 2016, 09:10:02 PM
Before and after the drop.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on July 25 2016, 10:15:14 PM
Looks good!  Keep the updates coming!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on July 26 2016, 10:07:10 AM
That is one beautiful car!  Kinda reminds me of Aggie Maroon :D

I think it's time for some forced aspiration!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 26 2016, 10:39:48 AM
Steve - if I ever get a court date for my disability claim, that dream might come true. But for now it's just a dream. I'm just thankful that my pain has let up enough for me to get out of the house and do something!



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on July 26 2016, 11:25:43 AM
That is a blessing for sure!  It's hard for me to believe that there can be any dispute over disability but you probably don't belong to the automatic group.  After all, you had a job to begin with.   Sarcasm on my part
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 26 2016, 11:55:02 AM
If I would have filed for PTSD rather than pain as my main complaint I'd probably have it. But pain is more difficult to prove. To me, my family and friends - its black and white.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on July 26 2016, 11:59:47 AM
It took me almost four years to the day to get my disability claim settled. All I can say is good luck!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on July 26 2016, 12:55:59 PM
One does not have to be very well educated to understand the excruciating pain that a severe burn patient goes thru afterward.  This makes no freakin' sense to me at all.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on July 26 2016, 01:00:33 PM
That is one beautiful car!  Kinda reminds me of Aggie Maroon :D

I think it's time for some forced aspiration!

It. Is. Purple.

And there are so many affordable F-body turbo kits now it is insane, even ones that keep the A/C.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 26 2016, 02:43:10 PM
Maple Red Metallic is the color. Depending on the light its red or burgundy.


Send me some of that baller money you have. When I decided to walk away from my job almost 2 years ago we lost 75% of our income. Jonny @ Huronspeed will hook me up when I'm ready. Or if I get bored I might build a kit....
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on July 26 2016, 07:08:15 PM
I love the color...I would not mind painting my Camaro that color
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on July 26 2016, 09:39:35 PM
Pics with the stock rims don't do this car justice...but vids from the track with race rims/tires on it do. :rock:
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on July 27 2016, 08:29:26 AM
Maple Red Metallic is the color. Depending on the light its red or burgundy.


Send me some of that baller money you have. When I decided to walk away from my job almost 2 years ago we lost 75% of our income. Jonny @ Huronspeed will hook me up when I'm ready. Or if I get bored I might build a kit....

Mmmmm... maple.

I wish I had baller money, unfortunately we just have cars.  Not big on material possesions/vices; hell, we don't even own a TV.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 09 2016, 10:25:10 AM
Took the car to local show - it's more of a cruise in. Lots of stuff for the kids and just a good time overall.


Title: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: larrym on August 09 2016, 10:32:26 AM
Lol they are having fun  :)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on August 09 2016, 11:52:52 AM
 :D :cheers:
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Be4u on August 10 2016, 01:22:00 AM
hell, we don't even own a TV.
damn.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 20 2016, 04:02:12 PM
Wife caught a nail and needed new tires - she thought it was only fair the bird got some new tires.  :rock:
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 23 2016, 12:15:08 PM
Just need to get them mounted - waiting for the dish soap to dry.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 23 2016, 12:19:26 PM
Might polish the wheels too - I've been feeling like crap and in pain so I might say fuck it, probably will powdercoat them in the future anyways. It's so much less maintenance
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on August 23 2016, 02:09:50 PM
Nothing like a wife when it is a good one!  :D   
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on August 23 2016, 06:54:28 PM
Jeremy...those appear to be the same rims I have. Those rims are zero maintenance. Pretty much just hose 'em off.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 23 2016, 08:04:48 PM
Brad my fronts are a pain. The hawk pads dust like crazy - but I like to know the car will stop from 130+.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on August 23 2016, 08:28:21 PM
I have Hawk HPS front pads...and get no dust?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Be4u on August 24 2016, 01:01:24 AM
Cah's are weird like that.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 24 2016, 11:48:06 AM
Brad mine dust quite a bit....


Tires are mounted and balanced :rock:
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on August 24 2016, 03:42:53 PM
Pics...or I call bullshit.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 24 2016, 03:55:14 PM
I'll get you some Sunday. Big difference stopping for an 1/8 to 1/4 strip.



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on August 24 2016, 08:30:05 PM
Agreed, I'm on the binders pretty lightly. I ran the 1/4 at Armdrop last May...don't remember how dusted the rims were then. Can't remember if I ran the stock rims or the fancy ass ones.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 25 2016, 04:44:41 PM
Got the skinnies on today. I've been battling opiate withdrawl for the last couple weeks. My doctor and I decided it would be a good idea to try and reduce my dose, but it hasn't worked out so good. Fentanyl withdrawl sucks. I go to the doctor on monday to try and figure something out.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on August 25 2016, 04:50:56 PM
I can't imagine what you're going through. Any relief from medicinal marijuana?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 25 2016, 05:12:46 PM
The cannabis helps a lot - but you don't get much done when you use it. I try to get thru most of the day without it, but in the afternoon thru the night I need it. I did have a good streak going and didn't need the cannabis for a month, so there is a lot of hope.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 28 2016, 05:16:40 PM
What a day. Car wouldn't hook and I wasn't the only one. The starting line was tore to shit from the snowmobile races that were going on.


It went 11.696@119.34 with a 1.704 60ft


Brad here is the pic
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 28 2016, 05:18:39 PM
It was 82* with almost 80% humidity.


My brother got his stang down to 13.1@108


So it was a good day - just chased my ass trying to make the car hook.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on August 28 2016, 05:32:52 PM
I like the MPH! And you had fun! Both temp and humidity up here for the past 6 weeks have both been in the 90's. It's been brutal on the cars at the track.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 28 2016, 05:44:22 PM
It was a good time. I need to raise the front back up - would have done it at the track but I forgot my tape measure. It was fun putting bus lengths on some cars.



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: TexasT on August 29 2016, 08:51:11 AM
Mustang and fbody make mad mph.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 09 2016, 05:23:43 PM
Got some new toys. Need to move the tires back for more clearance. No more squeaky poly!  :rock:

Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 09 2016, 05:28:04 PM
Plan is more air pressure in the slicks, slow down the front and hope she hooks.


Those lowers weight less than 3lb each.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on September 09 2016, 11:30:32 PM
Who makes those arms?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 10 2016, 09:22:16 AM
Midwest Chassis - http://midwestchassis.com/products/82-02-camaro-trans-am-firebird-lower-control-arms-f-body-lca-double-adjustable (http://midwestchassis.com/products/82-02-camaro-trans-am-firebird-lower-control-arms-f-body-lca-double-adjustable)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on September 10 2016, 09:37:57 AM
Midwest Chassis - [url]http://midwestchassis.com/products/82-02-camaro-trans-am-firebird-lower-control-arms-f-body-lca-double-adjustable[/url] ([url]http://midwestchassis.com/products/82-02-camaro-trans-am-firebird-lower-control-arms-f-body-lca-double-adjustable[/url])



Look like a quality piece. Nice price too!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 10 2016, 10:49:34 AM
I'm digging the black oxide finish - tired of everything being powder coated.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 16 2016, 05:46:56 PM
Well - I was able to get one lower off today.....gues s it's progress. The last week has been pretty crappy - something pissed my nerves off.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 17 2016, 03:09:48 PM
progress!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on September 17 2016, 03:20:34 PM
Lookin' good!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on September 17 2016, 07:09:17 PM
How far were able to move the axle forward?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 17 2016, 09:06:38 PM
not much forward - just looking to move it 1/2" or so to the rear.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on September 17 2016, 10:53:51 PM
not much forward - just looking to move it 1/2" or so to the rear.
My bad. I misunderstood. Thought you needed to move forward
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on September 18 2016, 09:41:12 AM
Suspension is my downfall...and I need to learn it. Steve posted a link for a book. Gonna get it this winter...and will prolly have plenty of questions.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on September 18 2016, 10:24:01 AM
Suspension is my downfall...and I need to learn it. Steve posted a link for a book. Gonna get it this winter...and will prolly have plenty of questions.
Better get it while you can. Prices have gone up considerably since I bought it.


https://www.summitracing.com/parts/pow-pow901020?seid=srese1&cm_mmc=pla-google-_-shopping-_-srese1-_-powerhouse-products&gclid=COeG0_OOmc8CFVUdgQod-QwAqw&ibanner=MobileSwitchNo (https://www.summitracing.com/parts/pow-pow901020?seid=srese1&cm_mmc=pla-google-_-shopping-_-srese1-_-powerhouse-products&gclid=COeG0_OOmc8CFVUdgQod-QwAqw&ibanner=MobileSwitchNo)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on September 18 2016, 10:30:19 AM
Thanks for the link.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 18 2016, 11:54:21 AM
Having adjustment is nice - making it work is the key. I have mine down pretty good, I might have to start slipping the clutch again to get better 60fts - who knows try try and try again until it works!


Brad:


http://www.baselinesuspensions.com/kits/chevy.htm (http://www.baselinesuspensions.com/kits/chevy.htm)


^-thats what I'd use if I ever get another gbody - them or TRZ. There is a ton of info on yellowbullet.c om too.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on September 18 2016, 12:01:17 PM
Thanks Jeremy. It's a long winter...
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 18 2016, 03:26:49 PM
Other side is done
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 18 2016, 03:29:45 PM
Now for the fun - adjusting and aligning
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 19 2016, 01:37:28 PM
Ugh - as I figured, to get the clearance I want in the front I'll have to do some more work to the rear bumper cover and possibly some minor revisions to the sheet metal under the cover to allow it to come back.


I'm going to take a break and decide what the next step is.


#racecarproblems
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on September 19 2016, 04:58:25 PM
typical car!  You will get there :)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 20 2016, 06:15:27 PM
Got one side the way I want it - on to the passenger side. Ended up being 1/4" back from stock and some more hammering. Everything passes the finger test  :cheers:
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 22 2016, 10:18:22 AM
well its done - I drove around our neighbor hood and didn't have any rubbing, normally they would run in a turn above 5mph.


fingers crossed the alignment is good - both bars are the same length, so unless the car is tweaked I should be good. It appeared to track well for the 2 seconds I had it on a real road. Either way adjustments are easy now.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on September 22 2016, 10:21:59 AM
all's well that ends well!  Now you need a bigger tire! :D
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 22 2016, 01:37:25 PM
need more power for a bigger tire - just need to make this chassis work again. It's funny the rod ends are quieter than the poly bushings.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on September 22 2016, 07:35:29 PM
I would expect them to be
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 25 2016, 08:56:56 PM
Took it to the track today - ran mid 11s @ 120 all day and then drove home. Still can't get it to leave like I want to. Still chasing my ass.

https://youtu.be/oB54Qe7EFx8



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 25 2016, 09:13:24 PM
My brothers view of a run:
https://youtu.be/pi52y4blmXE

Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on September 25 2016, 10:16:55 PM
Looked like a solid run to me!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on September 25 2016, 10:52:05 PM
Does yours weigh 5000lbs too? ;)

Banging gears is awesome!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on September 26 2016, 04:51:36 AM
The car's consistent. You'll get the suspension dialed in. Bangin' gears all day with the bro...and being at the track. Now that's fun!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 26 2016, 06:41:10 PM
Well it was a day - we were supposed to leave at 10am....
Damn ford ate a starter and I had to got tow start it, then we went and got a starter for it and changed it. We got to the track at 1pm and had it pretty much to ourselves.

Stang went 12.8@108. Megasquirt goes on next week.

I made some calls and made some changes to my car, hopefully for the better
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 27 2016, 10:50:56 PM
Made a "test" hit the other day. Pulled out of the subdivision on to a 2 lane highway that was clear - and let it rip, pulled 2nd and then coasted another drive to the subdivision. The car definitely puts more weight on the rear - and pushes forward rather than just trying to keep the nose up.  We shall see.


Wife was less than impressed..... and it was pretty stupid, but fun.  :rock:
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 09 2016, 04:14:36 PM
Found my problem - damn tire pressure gauge.


Car went 11.3@121 all day. low to mid 1.5 60'


https://youtu.be/UYYED0BSnAg



Title: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: larrym on October 09 2016, 05:17:16 PM
Nice


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Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 09 2016, 07:03:04 PM
OH HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 09 2016, 08:01:14 PM
60  1.569
330 4.674
1/8 7.246
MPH 95.74
1000 9.466
1/4 11.326
MPH 121.50


Best pass today - yanked the front hard.


Gonna need more power to play with some of the cars. There were some CTSV's running high 10's@135ish. Might have to change the plugs and put the pills to it.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 09 2016, 08:07:43 PM
Oh and it's been driven to the track everytime this year. Probably have almost 1500 miles on it this year. One of the factory subs blew up today so now the radio sounds like shit. Between the exhaust, transmission, and rearend it makes it's own sound track.


Brothers mustang went 12.7@108 today but broke a bolt off on the manual alternator tensioner. We cobbled it with some zip ties to get him home. I tuned his GTP yesterday and it dropped 2 more tenths and gain 1.5mph. Pretty sure it was 14.6@95. Tuning, a filter and catless downpipe has dropped over a half second off this car. The tune was set pretty safe, just forgot the laptop to upload the track tune
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 10 2016, 08:40:25 AM
my brothers view again https://youtu.be/FmslUvNhwrg  :rock:
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 10 2016, 08:46:03 AM
Bungie cord that glovebox! LOL! Great vids!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 10 2016, 12:31:34 PM
As my brother said galloping pile of shit :rofl:
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on October 10 2016, 09:25:20 PM
Battle of the purple F-bodies!

Nice pass.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 13 2016, 03:55:34 PM
Got my new tire pressure gauge. It's pretty damn nice for $20. Pretty much my old one read 5lbs low. So my slicks were always 20lbs instead of 15. Sunday is our last test and tune and it looks like it might get rained out.


Next year I'll have a good base line to start from.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on October 13 2016, 08:12:23 PM
Head south to follow the race scene as it goes that way for the winter
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 19 2016, 12:29:54 PM
Car is done for the season. Slicks are in the basement for safe storage.


Got some more news from .gov - my case has been moved to the board of appeals, so probably another year or so before someone actually looks at it.

Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on January 11 2017, 12:21:50 PM
Just got a court date!!!!!!! Fingers crossed that everything goes smooth.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on January 11 2017, 12:25:58 PM
3 months. Not too bad
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on January 11 2017, 01:07:22 PM
Cool!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on February 19 2017, 06:52:56 PM
Tuned my brothers 04 rcsb 2wd Silverado. Went from barely turning over the tire, to a one tire fire. Couldn't get the 60e to hit the 1-2 As I'd like, but he has an 80e waiting for it.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on February 19 2017, 08:21:10 PM
Tuned my brothers 04 rcsb 2wd Silverado. Went from barely turning over the tire, to a one tire fire. Couldn't get the 60e to hit the 1-2 As I'd like, but he has an 80e waiting for it.

Too soon or too late?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on February 19 2017, 08:36:53 PM
It just hangs on the shift, delayed and soft. 2-3 is nice and crisp. Every other one I've tuned has been good. The truck has 240k miles on it and we don't know what has been done.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on March 12 2017, 02:04:41 PM
My wife and I attended a burn survivor workshop yesterday. It's always nice to be surrounded by people that just get everything that you've been thru, and not only for me as a survivor but my wife as a caregiver/spouse.


I met David Bowers for the first time. Him and his wife Carly are truly amazing people. He survived a explosion that left him with 94% of his body burned. They even gave out a copy of their book to everyone that attended. http://www.bowersministry.com/the-book/ (http://www.bowersministry.com/the-book/)


The doctors put me @ 80% - and when I sit and think about things, it reminds me that - I'm damn lucky, and someone up stairs was looking out for me.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on March 14 2017, 06:38:28 PM
it was not your time...and there are a lot of us that are glad that it was not.  I hope the treatment procedures and pain management continue to evolve so that things get better as time passes.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on March 14 2017, 11:06:12 PM
That man upstairs has looked over my shoulder a time or two as well. Not sure of your story but glad your still around for me to converse with and learn from.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on March 19 2017, 06:18:07 PM
We will see what the judge says on Tuesday. It'll be another 30-45 days before I find out if I get SS disability.


Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on March 19 2017, 09:24:05 PM
We will see what the judge says on Tuesday. It'll be another 30-45 days before I find out if I get SS disability.
Keeping my fingers crossed for ya!  Good luck!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on March 21 2017, 09:52:18 AM
Good luck!  Natasha and I are still trying to decide if we want to join the parental support groups for Talia's CI - only time will tell.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: TexasT on March 21 2017, 06:27:07 PM
Keep on keepin on. You can't get where you want to go by not attempting to get there.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on March 21 2017, 06:53:09 PM
The hearing could not have gone better according to my lawyer. Hopefully my testimony was what they needed.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: TexasT on March 21 2017, 08:04:49 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on March 21 2017, 10:22:43 PM
That's good news! 
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on March 22 2017, 09:13:50 AM
That sounds great!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on March 26 2017, 05:29:11 PM
My brother decided to start over with a cleaner chassis. He is selling his blue stang to my dad and has a rust free white stang roller in the garage. At this point he is leaning toward a turbo'd 351w/c4 combo.



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on March 26 2017, 07:52:33 PM
The bad thing is the shaved handles he's debating on what he should do...


(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17211833_10156005967454552_2096535196892434962_o.jpg?oh=a915303852771889920a3a0e6c074cf5&oe=59720D3C)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on March 26 2017, 09:11:42 PM
Grab some other doors.  That should be pretty easy to find
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on April 06 2017, 11:35:26 AM
http://shop.huronspeedproducts.com/Huron-Speed-V1-Truck-Manifold-Single-T4-Turbo-Kit-v1TMkit.htm (http://shop.huronspeedproducts.com/Huron-Speed-V1-Truck-Manifold-Single-T4-Turbo-Kit-v1TMkit.htm)


http://www.cbrperformanceproducts.com/ls1_camaro_transam_f_body_turbo_kit_p/llfbhs.htm (http://www.cbrperformanceproducts.com/ls1_camaro_transam_f_body_turbo_kit_p/llfbhs.htm)


Trying to decide. The huron requires pusher fans, which everyone bitches about, and the cbr kit may require a oil scavenge pump which sounds like a pain in the ass.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: TexasT on April 06 2017, 07:34:13 PM
Lsx and a big hairdrier. Powerglide if track only and th400 if it is for the street. Should go deep in the fives even with one of the truck engines and a bunch of boost.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on April 06 2017, 08:40:13 PM
I think I'm going to start with the t-56. I mean it's got all the good parts in it, and a badass clutch setup. Might as well have some fun with it. The other reason was: the wife would probably kill me if I went back to an auto at this point. More or less she is on board with a turbo!

I'm wanting 135mph or so and I think thats a reasonable goal and many ways to get there. I could spray it a little harder, but as fun as nitrous is - it is a major pain in the ass.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on April 11 2017, 10:24:17 AM
Sell me the T56 and use that money to go bigger: http://shop.huronspeedproducts.com/Turbo-Kits_c6.htm (http://shop.huronspeedproducts.com/Turbo-Kits_c6.htm)

No A/C in the car? Odd.

I would definitely go with a 4L80E if I had my way.  This is about the best deal out there: http://www.bmracing.com/products/118002-bm-street-and-strip-automatic-transmission-1997-and-up-gm-with-4l80e-transmission/ (http://www.bmracing.com/products/118002-bm-street-and-strip-automatic-transmission-1997-and-up-gm-with-4l80e-transmission/)  I believe you can get it down around $2100 (and there is no core charge).
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on April 11 2017, 11:31:57 AM
Yeah there is a/c in it Mike. And that's the only reason it hasn't had a kit on it already.


80e not a bad way to go, been there done that. They are heavy mofo's.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on April 11 2017, 11:50:08 AM
I like the A/C kits but then it snowballs, you need k-member - then why not lower control arms and on and on.


The A/C belt has been off the car for 2 years, since the tensioner is shot and it hasn't been on my short lists of fixes, but neither have the NB o2's lol!


Waiting on a few other things to resolve before I start spending.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on April 11 2017, 12:26:20 PM
Everything always snowballs - the question is: just how big and out of control do you allow it?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on April 11 2017, 01:57:10 PM
I remember selling my Buick and telling Steve that I just wanted a nice car to cruise in with my wife...that lasted about 2 weeks.

She has yet to drive the car or ride in it since I put the faceplated trans in it
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on April 13 2017, 10:59:04 AM
First mod of the year! Need to charge the battery, calibrate the wbo2, and flash a 1bar speed density operating system to the pcm. I'm excited to play with the real time tuning feature.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on April 13 2017, 02:37:41 PM
Summer will soon be here.  time to ignore the weather and get ready!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on April 13 2017, 04:36:52 PM
It lives. Now I just have to spend the time on the tune. Need dry roads...
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: daveismissing on April 13 2017, 07:02:32 PM
Still HPtuner?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on April 13 2017, 08:31:02 PM
yup
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on April 14 2017, 12:31:30 AM
Jeremy, I'm tiring real quick of recalibrating these fukn WB02 sensors.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on April 14 2017, 09:40:05 AM
Jeremy, I'm tiring real quick of recalibrating these fukn WB02 sensors.

I'm running this with 93 and alky and no calibration required. Not sure how it will hold up on race gas.


http://www.aemelectronics.com/products/wideband-uego-air-fuel-controllers/digital-wideband-uego-afr-gauge/digital-wideband-uego-afr-gauge (http://www.aemelectronics.com/products/wideband-uego-air-fuel-controllers/digital-wideband-uego-afr-gauge/digital-wideband-uego-afr-gauge)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on April 14 2017, 10:05:36 AM
Jason...you mite be right about the race gas. It eats away certain metal at an alarming rate. The exhaust housing on my turbo is a mess...and I'm certain it ate away the puck assembly last year. Caustic shit...to be sure.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on April 14 2017, 10:49:52 AM
Brad - To be honest mine rarely needs calibrated. I check it every so often. I've ran pump, e85, race gas - and this sensor is 7 years old. Do you have the NTK or Bosch sensor?


Jason - those are good wbo2s too but in my experience the 5v out isn't as stable as the NGK and it has the bosch sensor.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on April 14 2017, 11:34:20 AM
Brad - also isn't yours close to the turbine? maybe move it further down stream.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on April 14 2017, 12:40:07 PM
Brad - also isn't yours close to the turbine? maybe move it further down stream.

Put it downstream as far as I could. The race gas is eating stuff alive.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on April 14 2017, 03:52:50 PM
E85 available up there? Takes more pump, more injector but would probably payoff vs race gas
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: gusszgs on April 14 2017, 05:24:41 PM
E85 up here? you kidd'n.......yet the Libs preach were so green and leaders in saving the environment. Thank Christ for Razor
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: daveismissing on April 14 2017, 09:11:29 PM
I heard there was one station in Guelph and one in Ottawa and some out west
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: reality on April 14 2017, 10:20:32 PM
The 1 in GUELPH wont sell you e85 if unless you are driving a flex fuel vehicle and NO cans. The boys in the Hammer that run it go to Buffalo with a bunch of cans. the border guy asked about all the can and Jay told him it was e85 and impossible to get in ON the BP says have a nice day.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: TexasT on April 15 2017, 12:51:45 AM
Down here, if you have money and the approved tank or can you are good to go. Plenty of places sell e85
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: reality on April 15 2017, 06:55:22 AM
That's only that one guy. apparently he is afraid somebody is going to use it in a non flex vehicle and sue him for damages.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on April 24 2017, 04:03:43 PM
My uncle has offered me his abruzzi built th400. It's rmvb w/brake for a really good price. He also has the converter that he ran behind his 416 LS3 stroker, and a driveshaft that should fit.


I'm torn. And I don't want to spend a dime until I get my disability hearing results


Hoping I get a letter from the .gov here in the next week or so.....
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on April 24 2017, 09:56:35 PM
I heard there was one station in Guelph and one in Ottawa and some out west

The ones in Ottawa are gone. FML.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 10 2017, 11:35:08 AM
Almost 60 days no word - starting to stress. Lawyer checked the online portal and says nothing has been posted. Guess I sit on my hands and wait more.

Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on May 10 2017, 05:50:12 PM
Almost 60 days no word - starting to stress. Lawyer checked the online portal and says nothing has been posted. Guess I sit on my hands and wait more.

Hang in there.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 13 2017, 01:53:50 PM
I spent some $$$ this morning.


Huron Speed V1 turbo kit
VS Racing cast 78/75 turbo
VS racing 44mm wastegate
VS racing 50mm bov


no more filling bottles!


I've been saving my pennies for awhile. I still need fuel pumps, lines, injectors and fans. I'm thinking I can sell my n2o stuff and fast intake to covers most of that. Up in the air about the cam, we will see
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on May 13 2017, 02:22:50 PM
LOL @ FAST and boost = No bueno. Yup, sell that junk.  Dorman LS2 w/WARR TB is the new budget solution from what I understand.

https://ls1tech.com/forums/generation-iii-external-engine/1861644-intake-flow-numbers-78mm-ls1-90mm-tbss-92mm-dorman-ls2-102mm-fast-lsxrt.html

Congrats!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 13 2017, 02:46:16 PM
Don't the dormans split under boost? I'm just going to run the stock ls1 intake and t/b.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on May 13 2017, 04:34:34 PM
I believe that was some of the earlier intakes.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on May 13 2017, 04:43:59 PM
I spent some $$$ this morning.


Huron Speed V1 turbo kit
VS Racing cast 78/75 turbo
VS racing 44mm wastegate
VS racing 50mm bov


no more filling bottles!


I've been saving my pennies for awhile. I still need fuel pumps, lines, injectors and fans. I'm thinking I can sell my n2o stuff and fast intake to covers most of that. Up in the air about the cam, we will see
[/quote

Back in the turbo game! Congrats bro!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 14 2017, 10:34:54 AM
Hopefully this thing doesn't puke it's internals all over the road/track.
Maybe I should start collecting 4.8s & 5.3s. Or maybe I'll stick on in and save the LS1.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on May 14 2017, 10:45:20 AM
Should be fine Jeremy. Sloppy Mechanics put a grand to the back tire with the 6.0 and it held.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: reality on May 14 2017, 01:34:23 PM
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18424043_10213792524314155_1939176584495743047_n.jpg?oh=d06d26022c1c94224f9ec8db3f3683e9&oe=59BFC2BC)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 14 2017, 02:02:57 PM
Hell yeah - I'd rock that!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on May 14 2017, 02:50:12 PM
Get a 4.8L and let it eat.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: daveismissing on May 14 2017, 04:53:15 PM
Imagine the lag with all that plumbing
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on May 14 2017, 10:14:38 PM
Jeremy, get over to the LS! forum Mike is on, and have a look at the transmission and diff woes he's gone through. If I heard correctly from him the other nite, I think that latest transmission set him back 6 grand. He told me he had the car in OD on his way back from Napierville last fall and he heard a bang. A ring gear tooth had broke off...and meshed through the ring and pinion a couple of times...taking out his transmission as well. I'll find out the diff he now has in the car...if he hasn't mentioned it in the forum.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 15 2017, 11:00:39 AM
Brad I think he's running a 4l60e and a 12 bolt.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on May 16 2017, 10:19:19 AM
Yeah, you are going to need an TH400/80E and S60/9" to really have at it.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 17 2017, 08:10:50 PM
Some goodies came today.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 18 2017, 08:03:31 PM
Waiting on the intercooler and turbo. Need to decide on injectors (probably 80lb/hr high-z simens-deka), fuel pump(s) and a couple other minor things.


I'll take some pics once I get this th400 off my work table.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 22 2017, 03:36:56 PM
I got busy and removed the nitrous kit this afternoon.


Mike ready to put a plate on the wagon?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 23 2017, 01:57:21 PM
This showed up today....
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 23 2017, 01:59:29 PM
It's pretty damn big...
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on May 23 2017, 09:25:02 PM
How big a convertor to spin it?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 23 2017, 09:43:54 PM
Probably 3600 or so - for now a twin disc clutch.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on May 24 2017, 09:17:53 AM
that's pretty serious...need a waste gate the size of your head!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 24 2017, 09:29:04 AM
It's the size of my hand....
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on May 24 2017, 04:51:59 PM
WTF!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 25 2017, 12:29:35 PM
I finally got my letter from social security - and I got approved  :rock:
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on May 25 2017, 04:38:08 PM
Is that like our Canada Pension Plan up here...but receiving it at an earlier age?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 25 2017, 05:11:33 PM
Pretty much - It would be like you claiming disability benefits from cpp.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on May 25 2017, 05:20:51 PM
If I live to be 60, I'm taking mine early.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on May 25 2017, 10:01:16 PM
I finally got my letter from social security - and I got approved  :rock:
Congrats! Can I get a loan?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on May 25 2017, 11:10:34 PM
Best to take the WG apart and check it over and lube it up.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on May 26 2017, 12:23:00 AM
that's great news, Jeremy.  I'm glad it's finally done
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 26 2017, 02:30:37 AM
That part is done - probably another 60-90 days before I see any money.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 02 2017, 01:13:54 PM
Drove the car to the doctors yesterday. Speed density is nice, it needs the hard acceleration and WOT tuned. That was the plan for the day but my two year old is sick and hanging out with me.


I sold my nitrous outlet LS1 nitrous plate for a decent amount, and that got me some Deka 80lb/hr injectors. Waiting for the n2o kit to sell and then I'll get some more stuff coming.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on June 02 2017, 02:29:17 PM
We will have to compare SD tuning notes. Are you doing OLSD or CLSD?

Also, toss the 80s in and start tuning it in ASAP - it'll save you some ass pain down the line from idle to 100kpa.  Do you have the injector data for them, if not I should (because I am using them in the Monte's 4.8L).
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 02 2017, 03:38:58 PM
Its olsd right now - after I'm happy with it, I'll try closed loop.
The plan was to get the 36s tuned and then swap over to the 80s. Im pretty sure I have data for them, gotta review some emails and threads.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 03 2017, 03:46:28 PM
Went to a car show just to hang out and got asked to participate. I came home with a plaque- and I didn't even dust the car off.

Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 03 2017, 04:20:51 PM
HPTuners VE Tuning 101 - verify that your maf failed. Mine wasn't I had a nice VE table but I was hitting 100% way to early and going 120%+


MAF codes were set to fail on 2nd error, not 1st. Now It's rich - time to start over
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on June 04 2017, 08:21:18 PM
I "trick" I have learned of is to zero out the entire MAF scale less the first cell.  In the first cell you put a number 5-18 g/s seems to be the going rate, so it has something to detect against as a failure.  This helps to ensure the MAF fails.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 04 2017, 08:48:32 PM
Cool - I'll add it to the list. Thanks
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on June 05 2017, 09:10:15 AM
https://ls1tech.com/forums/pcm-diagnostics-tuning/1830132-injector-data-sticky.html

Here is the data for the Deka 80s.  Cannot believe I didn't see this sticky before today?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 05 2017, 09:29:15 AM
Thanks Mike - I had that bookmarked but it wasn't stuck yet.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on June 05 2017, 09:05:48 PM
Hooray! https://www.hptuners.com/forum/showthread.php?65067-HP-Tuners-VCM-Suite-3-6-Released (https://www.hptuners.com/forum/showthread.php?65067-HP-Tuners-VCM-Suite-3-6-Released)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: daveismissing on June 06 2017, 08:19:16 AM
Hooray! https://www.hptuners.com/forum/showthread.php?65067-HP-Tuners-VCM-Suite-3-6-Released (https://www.hptuners.com/forum/showthread.php?65067-HP-Tuners-VCM-Suite-3-6-Released)

Supports my F150 eco -interesting.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on June 06 2017, 11:19:53 AM
Segment swapping (ie. changing from a 4L60E to 4L80e) looks like it is just done with a drop down menu now.  I only got a few minutes to review the changes last night, but there is a lot of new parameters showing in the 0411 PCM now.

I would KILL for the guys at HP Tuners to start writing unique OSs for stand alone functionality that had WB integration for CL feedback - especially under PE/load.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 06 2017, 12:20:43 PM
Mike, I've tried the drop down and it did not work - I had to send a file in to be swapped. Closed loop would be cool, I'd really like a flex fuel custom os for the 411 pcm. Yes I know I can flash a Truck OS to the pcm, but that causes issues with licensing and cost credits.


Dave - yup we can void your warranty :D





Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: daveismissing on June 06 2017, 03:48:21 PM
[quote author=nocooler
Dave - yup we can void your warranty :D


That is the only thing stopping me from loading up forscan and enabling a whack of options :)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 06 2017, 06:50:56 PM
Forscan looks cool - they really don't say much about what it'll do but it does look like you can make some nice changes. It'd be fun to test drive one, make some changes and return it
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 07 2017, 02:14:14 PM
Fuck me this thing is even more stupid. I've got the VE table just about done. Right now it's a car you have to drive. It's going to be down right scary with a turbo.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 07 2017, 08:37:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUALaM5Y6bA&t=1s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUALaM5Y6bA&t=1s)


Have you seen that yet Mike? It shows me making 490-500hp which would be about right for drivetrain loss and my rwhp dyno. It's pretty slick.



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on June 07 2017, 11:02:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUALaM5Y6bA&t=1s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUALaM5Y6bA&t=1s)


Have you seen that yet Mike? It shows me making 490-500hp which would be about right for drivetrain loss and my rwhp dyno. It's pretty slick.

Nope. Never. ;)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 12 2017, 11:15:02 AM

My good friend Christian lost his battle with cancer last night.

RIP Christian - you will be missed brother.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on June 12 2017, 06:54:16 PM

My good friend Christian lost his battle with cancer last night.

RIP Christian - you will be missed brother.

Sorry to hear.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Forzfed on June 12 2017, 07:22:42 PM
My condolences.  Very sad when someone goes before their time.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on June 12 2017, 09:46:38 PM
Horrible news, dude.  Stay strong.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on June 12 2017, 10:46:39 PM
Sad to hear... May your grief be short lived and may your heart wear a smile when fond memories come to mind
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 13 2017, 08:38:29 PM
Thanks guys.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 14 2017, 11:16:53 AM
Looks like my windfall from Social Security hit my account this morning. So I can order some more parts as soon as the wife and I go thru the need/want list.


Viewing this afternoon and funeral tomorrow. I think the hardest thing will be seeing his son and daughter.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on June 14 2017, 10:03:49 PM
Jeremy, I went through the same thing you did with a close friend of mine that passed away a few years back. I held it together at the viewing and church in front his two teenage children...but broke down in my truck after it was over.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 18 2017, 08:17:57 PM
Debating if I'm going to buy a dual 450 setup or make my own. 99% it's going to get -8 ptfe feed and return. Maybe a -6 return but it'd only save a few dollars at this point. 


Still in the air about what I'm going to do with the pcm as well. I can go 2bar SD with flexfuel on the stock 411pcm, 3bar flex fuel with a p59 or  MS3pro/Efi source gold box. Holley is pretty much out due to cost, but is the only system that splits the engine/injectors/coils, so If I grab a gen IV 58x engine - you swap the engine harness rather than the whole harness. And their closed looping WOT fueling is bad ass. I like the idea of all the features I'd gain, and when you figure in the price of a good boost controller I'm over half way there.


Or I could say piss on it and put a razors kit on it, and hit it with windshield washer fluid until it pukes.





Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on June 18 2017, 08:59:32 PM
The previous paragraph may as well be in hieroglyphics for what I can understand of it. The last sentence about windshield washer fluid is right up my alley.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 18 2017, 09:49:25 PM
Sorry LSx talk and I was medicated.


I can
use the stock pcm with 3bar os - and flash it every fill up to adjust for alcohol content 30psi
use the stock pcm and load a flex fuel tune to it - but it'll be limited to 15 psi
upgrade to a newer pcm and load flex fuel tune and be limited to 30 psi
or go aftermarket and open options like, boost by speed/gear, traction control, boost control, anti-lag & rolling anti-lag.


I see little point of gasoline these days, flex fuel will save a lot of headaches and e85 will open up the tuning window a bit.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on June 18 2017, 11:30:59 PM
I'd go MegaSquirt - much more versatile than a stock PCM based option.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on June 19 2017, 07:40:35 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHtxXUCXhU4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHtxXUCXhU4)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 19 2017, 02:53:35 PM
Got the A/C discharged this afternoon and removed from the car.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: TexasT on June 20 2017, 03:36:30 PM
You wouldn't do that if you lived down here and planned to drive it in the summer.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 23 2017, 11:21:14 AM
Lots of littles came in.


1/2npt tap/drill
heat wrap
turbo blanket


Still need a bunch of stuff, but my body has been pretty pissed off lately and I'm doing what I can to stay out of ER for pain control.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 25 2017, 08:15:41 PM
Wife ended up taking me to ER yesterday. I'm sick and tired of getting treated like a junky when I need help. I ended up refusing medical treatment, as they only would give me half of what it takes to get my pain under control and were complete assholes about the whole ordeal. My wife called my doctor and he called in a prescription for me exactly what I needed, no questions asked and today I fell much better.


Time to start looking at other options, I've been holding back hoping things would improve over time - like I've been told by many other survivors.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 26 2017, 04:49:56 PM
Got out and tinkered around today. Car is in the air, and I wrapped the hotside. Next up will probably be dropping the pan and tapping it for the return line. It's a pain in the ass but it's got to be done.


My brothers co worker has a supercharged roush stage 27 mustang and he's talking smack, it's the 700whp setting. At 650whp he was still .5 to slow for me N/A -so I doubt things will have changed much. The car might have to go out N/A one more time. It's a little lighter now that the a/c and n2o crap is gone.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on June 26 2017, 05:18:10 PM
Jeremy, post some pics if you get the time. The bro do any upgrades to his car?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 26 2017, 08:08:12 PM
My bro is still working on the 351w/c6 swap into his white mustang. It'll get a turbo too. He somehow ran the blue car out of oil, and thrashed the bottom end, which sucks because he sold it to my dad - and it wasn't his when he broke it.


I'll get some pics up tomorrow - phone is damn near dead and doesn't want to sync photos.



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 27 2017, 10:14:57 AM
Here are the pics...
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on June 27 2017, 10:38:15 AM
Bye-bye AC. :(
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 27 2017, 11:13:53 AM
Don't get me wrong Mike, it was a hard decision, but I couldn't double the budget to keep it.



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on June 27 2017, 11:39:08 AM
I guess you can still do 70*C and 70mph. ;)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 30 2017, 11:27:00 AM
Exhaust is off and headers are out. Calling it a day. I'm tired of being soaked with sweat.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 06 2017, 10:31:43 PM
Boxes and boxes of parts showing up. Still need a lot of nickel and dime stuff. Still up in the air on the cam, it's got 8* of overlap - I might just run it and see how it does. 75% sure I don't want to spent the money for an ecu right now. 900lph of fuel pumps showed up today!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on July 06 2017, 10:36:21 PM
WE WANT PICS! WE WANT PICS! WE WANT PICS!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 07 2017, 11:45:19 AM
Working on something for you Brad. Hold your horses!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 07 2017, 12:00:46 PM
https://youtu.be/SLN7ydjnZyw


Let me know what you think


Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on July 07 2017, 05:30:14 PM
What type of hose is that from the pumps up to the distribution block?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 07 2017, 05:44:10 PM
It's just a new design from the old rubber hose. Racetronix and others carry it.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on July 07 2017, 06:51:51 PM
8* of overlap should work out okay.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on July 07 2017, 11:33:31 PM
https://youtu.be/SLN7ydjnZyw


Let me know what you think

'I know Steve Wood hates these'. LOL!!!!!!!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on July 09 2017, 11:32:08 AM
 :rock: :rock: :rock:
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 10 2017, 03:56:44 PM
https://youtu.be/CMPVOS0o_TU

Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on July 10 2017, 04:10:57 PM
We both need a hoist.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 10 2017, 04:53:37 PM
That would make everything so much easier.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on July 10 2017, 09:14:49 PM
Sticking with the manual? (Pun intended)

Keep plugging away!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 10 2017, 10:12:19 PM
For now Mike. I'm hoping that being in better shape helps with everything. I'm down 50lbs from last year, and feeling better. I'm still going to be sore after a day of racing, I just hope I'm not down for 3-4 days afterwards.


Probably just going to put the 4.11's back in a spin the bitch as high as the turbine will let me. @ 6800 they are good for 137mph - might as well set that as the 1st goal.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 14 2017, 04:02:25 PM
No progress to report, I've been working on the honey do list. Got to keep the wife happy.
We have been looking for a new daily driver for me. The 03 escape I'm driving is just about dead. We have narrowed it down to a 2017 Ford Escape se awd and Honda CRV lx awd. The Honda is the responsible decision but the ford is more fun to drive, the 2.0 turbo puts out 245/270. The crv has a cvt and it feels like a rubber band. The crv has a turbo option but you have to go to a higher trim level to get it, and you get all of Honda "safety" crap - lane assist, adaptive cruise and so on. The turbo is quicker but the software seems to delay throttle input to smooth things out and improve fuel economy. Still up in the air - the escape puts a smile my face driving - but I know the Honda is just a better vehicle. Ford has some good incentives and Honda doesn't have any.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on July 14 2017, 09:32:18 PM
No progress to report, I've been working on the honey do list. Got to keep the wife happy.
We have been looking for a new daily driver for me. The 03 escape I'm driving is just about dead. We have narrowed it down to a 2017 Ford Escape se awd and Honda CRV lx awd. The Honda is the responsible decision but the ford is more fun to drive, the 2.0 turbo puts out 245/270. The crv has a cvt and it feels like a rubber band. The crv has a turbo option but you have to go to a higher trim level to get it, and you get all of Honda "safety" crap - lane assist, adaptive cruise and so on. The turbo is quicker but the software seems to delay throttle input to smooth things out and improve fuel economy. Still up in the air - the escape puts a smile my face driving - but I know the Honda is just a better vehicle. Ford has some good incentives and Honda doesn't have any.
In a Mr. Miaga voice, " You must find balance no cooler-son!"
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on July 14 2017, 09:34:00 PM
Raptor........ .....
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: TexasT on July 15 2017, 09:24:20 AM
If the ford is more fun I don't even see why you would consider the other one. Why would you add a non fun vehicle you would dread driving?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: daveismissing on July 19 2017, 08:51:24 AM
We have a '17 AWD that replaced the Rendezvous. It was largely a price and dealer decision but we enjoy driving it.
We had to go one trim level up from base to get the backup warning (vs just cam)that the previous CXL had. She likes the car finder and gas gauge on the phone.
I do hope the 18yrs of longevity I got out of the last F150 pickup holds true now that all our eggs are in the ecoboost basket. They both fly  :icon_eyes: :D :D
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 21 2017, 12:08:44 PM
https://youtu.be/__y-Lh2G09Q
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on July 21 2017, 12:43:29 PM
Keep the vids coming!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 23 2017, 11:17:55 AM
Going to buy an aluminum 5.3 aka L33. $250 - the guy says it had metal in the oil and 20psi of oil pressure. Typical issues for these engines with cylinder deactivation. Probably ate a lifter. The heads are worth the price alone - 799 casting. Always need spare parts.

Wife and I are still up in the air about a new vehicle for me. if I could only find a base raptor....
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 23 2017, 06:54:21 PM
And it appears it sold to someone else...

I like this:
http://www.patmillikenford.com/new/Ford/2017-Ford-F-150-for-sale-Redford-Detroit-Michigan-bd59d3900a0e0aea69b2f2f25a73a896.htm?searchDepth=1:177 (http://www.patmillikenford.com/new/Ford/2017-Ford-F-150-for-sale-Redford-Detroit-Michigan-bd59d3900a0e0aea69b2f2f25a73a896.htm?searchDepth=1:177)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 24 2017, 04:21:57 PM
https://youtu.be/e5NKYnvFmaA


busy day - I also got the nose cap off the car too. Hopefully I'll be able to shove the intercooler in tomorrow.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 27 2017, 04:01:34 PM
Another update - still have a bunch of stuff to do.

https://youtu.be/KtS_XxXqDjM
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on July 27 2017, 04:30:15 PM
Damn Jeremy...that's a well thot out and clean install.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 27 2017, 05:29:38 PM
Thanks Brad luckily enough of these kits have been installed and proven. Following build threads over the last few years helps, I've been able to see what works, what doesn't.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on July 27 2017, 10:25:48 PM
Looks like you are keeping at it.  Good work!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 30 2017, 08:25:44 PM
I spent some time this afternoon removing and replacing most of the dried out tape on the harness. Got everything plugged in and then noticed the injector clips on the table. Luckily I was able to get them installed with the wiring all plugged in and with the intake in the car.

Tomorrow I'm going to layout the fuel system so I can get lines ordered. I need to decide on what boost gauge and air filter I'm going to go with.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on July 30 2017, 08:56:05 PM
Mine has the boost and vacuum. Kill 2 birds with 1 stone? Just throwing that out there.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 30 2017, 09:30:50 PM
Yeah mine will be vacuum/boost
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on July 31 2017, 08:54:05 AM
If you can float it: https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/avm-30-4350/overview/ (https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/avm-30-4350/overview/)

It is cheaper on Amazon.com

I am not running gauges in the Monte - just a small tablet connected to either the HP Tuners or and OBD II dongle/app.  No sense in spending extra money these days (says the guy who spent a grand on his SpeedHut gauges... LOL).
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: TexasT on July 31 2017, 09:06:29 AM
I bought one of those dongle things off eBay for like five bucks shipped. It works good on the Roadmaster with a little tablet.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 02 2017, 09:08:03 PM
Im seriously considering this- http://www.hybrid-power.com/_p/prd1/2896339861/product/new-hdi-electronic-boost-controller-ebc-r-evo (http://www.hybrid-power.com/_p/prd1/2896339861/product/new-hdi-electronic-boost-controller-ebc-r-evo) cheap electronic closed loop controller. I've seen lots of positive reviews. I was going to use a mac valve with a compressor regulator but this should fit the bill @140 usd
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on August 03 2017, 02:43:24 PM
Too bad you cannot set a curve to aid with spool.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 03 2017, 07:56:34 PM
Yeah I'd like full control like an eboost2, ams500, boost leash, but this will be a start. I doubt it's going to have very much lag.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 06 2017, 01:44:08 PM
https://ldperformance.co.uk/product/electronic-boost-controller/


found that one for $169 on ebay - I might go that route instead. I like the overboost protection and the ability wet the start boost aiding in spool up...
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 07 2017, 08:23:59 PM
I'll try to make a video in the couple days. I've been making some decent progress on the little stuff. Other than a belt, oil, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and coolant - I should have everything I need, ordered and on the way.


I'm have I feeling I need to check out the rocker trunion bearings, and replace them with a bushing style.


Exhaust is going to be a pain in the ass. I'll need to borrow dads welder, as mine is pretty much worthless. I ended up with a mess on IAT sensor bung, so it got ground and epoxied.   
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 08 2017, 02:01:52 PM
https://youtu.be/XMc9t6r6vm4



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on August 08 2017, 09:22:01 PM
Damn Jeremy...looks like all that stuff grew there. Once again...well thot out. Keep the vids comin'.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on August 08 2017, 09:31:42 PM
Yes, go Straub.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 10 2017, 10:09:16 PM
I was going to go cheap china crap to save some of the budget, then decided they all looked like crap and I wanted a nice gauge.



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on August 10 2017, 11:38:23 PM
I have that exact same guage in my limited. Love the auto meters
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on August 11 2017, 12:16:39 PM
Now you gotta make those vroom vroom and turbo-whistle noises.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 11 2017, 04:32:23 PM
I thought I had the bumper cover fitting, but I spent some time today tweaking it. While it fits nice the v-band for the box is very close. I'm going to play with the piping a little and see if I can gain some clearance, or need to keep going at the bumper cover. I need to test the new gear I put in the headlamp gearbox - plastic gear on metal, wtf was GM thinking? Ah well its got an aluminum gear in it now. Of course I only did the drivers side so, the passenger one will probably fail now.

And yes, I was making 2-step noises, and some turbo noises yesterday.





Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on August 11 2017, 06:36:01 PM
I'm a sucker for the burgundy/wine colour.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 14 2017, 07:38:16 PM
Nose is on.



Have some wiring, fuel pump/lines, boost controller/gauge, vacuum lines, new plugs, find a belt, and then I should be close to flashing a 2bar tune to this thing and lighting it off.


Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on August 15 2017, 10:34:33 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0YIJQ1jgEI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0YIJQ1jgEI)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 15 2017, 10:56:43 AM
Says unavailable Mike
So I checked on the rocker trunnions after everyone has started a panic on ls1notech - and the one I checked looked fine. I'm going to run them another season.



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 15 2017, 11:11:36 AM
Nevermind it came up - I'm waiting on fuel lines. The rest of the stuff I'm working on an hour here and hour there. I can't push myself to hard or I'll pay for it.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on August 15 2017, 01:31:47 PM
Nevermind it came up - I'm waiting on fuel lines. The rest of the stuff I'm working on an hour here and hour there. I can't push myself to hard or I'll pay for it.

Jeremy...put yourself in a retirement mindset like I have. There's always tomorrow.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 15 2017, 04:46:09 PM
Brad - I pretty much have to do that. I set a 1.5hr timer on my phone and once it goes off I'm done. It seems to be working out good, I make notable progress and it keeps my pain to a tolerable level. I can push through and work longer but that means I'm not going to be able to doing anything for the next few days, and It's just not worth it. It's nice to have a project to tinker on
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 19 2017, 03:30:08 PM
I'll put up a video next week, I need to watch the last one and figure out what I've done since then.

Here is a teaser for now.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 22 2017, 12:30:17 PM
https://youtu.be/isUaPQT7CCo


as promised
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on August 22 2017, 01:20:14 PM
I really like using these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-10mm-3-8-Fuel-Non-Return-One-Way-Check-Valve-Petrol-Diesel-Marine-Aluminum-/152667444060?hash=item238bb0535c:g:UmkAAOSwD~xZlb4p&vxp=mtr (http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-10mm-3-8-Fuel-Non-Return-One-Way-Check-Valve-Petrol-Diesel-Marine-Aluminum-/152667444060?hash=item238bb0535c:g:UmkAAOSwD~xZlb4p&vxp=mtr)

I have them on the TBSS' catch can set up.  The way I set it up it is always either pulling vacuum from the filter (compressor inlet) or the valve cover.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on August 22 2017, 01:44:16 PM
Keep at it Jeremy! Lookin' good!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 22 2017, 01:47:01 PM
http://m.ebay.com/itm/Air-Ride-Suspension-Chrome-Check-Valve-3-8-npt-Female-to-3-8-npt-Male-Brass-/122259102859?nav=SEARCH (http://m.ebay.com/itm/Air-Ride-Suspension-Chrome-Check-Valve-3-8-npt-Female-to-3-8-npt-Male-Brass-/122259102859?nav=SEARCH)

I looked at those Mike, but ended up with the one I linked. My vacuum block was supposed to be 3/8 npt, but it's -8an oring - so plans had to change
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on August 25 2017, 04:51:13 PM
Oooh... fancy!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 28 2017, 11:30:05 AM
My brother got married on Saturday. Daycare is closed this week and my wife took vacation, it's going to be a long week. The boys are a handful to say the least!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 31 2017, 03:08:25 PM
Fans are wired - just need to wire the relay triggers
Flex fuel sensor is wired and the pressure transducer is wired to the egr input on the pcm.
List is getting shorter.

Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on August 31 2017, 08:16:07 PM
Keep at 'er!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 01 2017, 05:18:06 PM
Got a bunch of small stuff done today. More like pain in the ass, had the console out and the carpet up. Move the wbo2 sensor lead from a rubber plugged hole in the floor to the shifter hole. While I did that I ran the vacuum/boost lines for the boost gauge and controller and the solenoid wire for the boost controller.

I got the interior back together, just need to decide where the boost controller is going to live.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on September 01 2017, 10:55:18 PM
Jeremy...you woulda cracked the 9's without even trying tonite with the air here. Keep it up...you're almost there.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 02 2017, 10:17:32 AM
 :rofl:
Maybe someday - it'll take quite a bit of work to get there, pos will probably run 15s 1st time out!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on September 02 2017, 10:53:22 AM
:rofl:
Maybe someday - it'll take quite a bit of work to get there, pos will probably run 15s 1st time out!

I call bullshit...lol! You're to good at this. I'll say 10.5...10.2... and then 9.x
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 06 2017, 04:01:38 PM
Part of the feed line got upgraded to -10 hose, about 10ft of it  :rock: 


With any luck I might be able to make some progress soon
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on September 07 2017, 07:36:28 AM
Take your time Jeremy...there's always tomorrow.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 13 2017, 06:22:28 PM
Fuel lines showed up today!  :rock:
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 13 2017, 06:27:39 PM
-8 vs -10.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on September 13 2017, 07:36:52 PM
Those will get the job done.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 14 2017, 06:14:32 PM
Looks like a measured a little on the long side atleast for the ones under the hood, but they still fit. Hopefully I'll get to mess with it tomorrow. The -10 is going to be tight between the body and tank, and I'm sure the silicone abrasion and heat shield on the outside will complicate it a little more.

Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 19 2017, 06:48:31 PM
Got the lines and the pump installed today. Nothing went the way they should have, but it came together in the end.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on September 19 2017, 07:33:20 PM
Mulling over getting Jacks lines from Racetronix and going to a bigger pump next year. Heard they're to long. How much you got left to fire it?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 19 2017, 08:16:23 PM
Needs coolant, oil +primed, alternator and belt installed, plugs/wires, tune for 2bar, and some minor wiring: gauge lights, boost controller, and fan triggers, fuel pump hotwire.


Then it needs the brakes bleed, exhaust, and 4.11's installed. Goal right now is just to fire it. Some thump and turbo whistle will motivate me.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on September 19 2017, 08:37:20 PM
When's your track close?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 19 2017, 09:00:01 PM
End of October. Might not make it this year. I'd rather take the time to get it shorted out, rather than chase my ass at the track
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on September 19 2017, 09:01:18 PM
Leave it till spring.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on September 19 2017, 09:39:37 PM
A smart man once told me to take the time and do it right the first time or you'll have to make the time to do it right the second go around.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on September 20 2017, 11:39:52 AM
Keep at it, it'll be over before you know it.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 29 2017, 03:18:15 PM
I'll just leave this here.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on September 29 2017, 04:35:26 PM
Zip ties baby!  Put it wherever you want to
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 30 2017, 01:51:59 PM
It lived momentarily. Fired up on the 1st try. Had a coolant leak from the steam vent tube under the intake, so I went back to the new style tube. Intake is back on but I've got a bunch of wires to hook up. Calling it a day.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 01 2017, 08:40:35 AM
Take your time.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on October 02 2017, 11:23:58 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 02 2017, 02:35:57 PM
https://youtu.be/MZTQajVB0RE


V8 turbo sounds!




Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 02 2017, 04:33:43 PM
Sounds good!
Title: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: larrym on October 02 2017, 06:12:52 PM
Sick!


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Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on October 02 2017, 06:28:06 PM
Nice!  Good feeling to get a little pay off
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 03 2017, 02:07:08 PM
Boost controller must have a short, pops the fuse immediately. Wiring is correct. Pretty easy power, ground, trigger and the solenoid just plugs in. Hopefully they'll replace it or refund.

I was hoping to have the interior put back together today - that's not going to happen
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 04 2017, 04:56:03 PM
Boost controller works some dumb ass pinched the solenoid wire under the intake.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on October 04 2017, 05:29:18 PM
We've all been there
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on October 04 2017, 08:34:51 PM
Fuckin' eh! Very happy for you.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 04 2017, 08:49:20 PM
I'm debating on a dump tube for the wastegate. Right now it dumps in front of the engine and I figure get as much heat out as possible, no reason not to send it under the car, out the fender or out the hood.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on October 04 2017, 09:00:17 PM
Fender dump it and have it shoot flames.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 05 2017, 08:02:47 AM
I'm debating on a dump tube for the wastegate. Right now it dumps in front of the engine and I figure get as much heat out as possible, no reason not to send it under the car, out the fender or out the hood.

Where's the easiest exit point?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 06 2017, 11:57:34 AM
Easiest is to leave it alone. Car is finally on all 4 tires. Exhaust and tune are the last steps.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 16 2017, 03:43:21 PM
Planned on spending all day tuning. But after I filled the tank, the gas gauge went down. I pulled the pump, the float was just hung up apparently. I did re-route the fuel feed line, and that left me with a foot extra, so I spent some time coming up with some clever routing and it works for now. When I have more time, it'll be on the list.


I need to go back and redo the timing table, denmah's doesn't have enough timing to get this cam over the 1500-2000rpm hump.


Getting there. I didn't plan on being under the car all day....but it happens. I have a couple more things to tweak and then this whistle monster will be on its way.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on October 16 2017, 08:25:38 PM
Keep at it!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on October 17 2017, 08:23:20 AM
Still waiting. ;)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 27 2017, 12:25:53 PM
Washed it yesterday. Cold weather is inbound. I ordered a cover for it. I'm going to order one of these too - http://www.rhinoshelters.com/vehicle-storage-protection/41-car-pocket.html (http://www.rhinoshelters.com/vehicle-storage-protection/41-car-pocket.html) as it will be stored at my Dad's recently purchased man-land property. He's got a nice 2 car garage, huge shop, and a odd sized garage/shed. I don't know how the critters are out there and don't want to take a chance.


Next year issues:
WBo2 is acting funny. I'm going to try and re-calibrate, and get some more tube after it to see if it helps. Probably needs replaced as it's 7 years old!
I'm still not 100% happy with the fuel line lay out, and I'm not sure I like the vacuum block location.



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 27 2017, 01:00:14 PM
Jeremy...keep a fire extinguisher at the ready.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onbjzEOZtMs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onbjzEOZtMs)

Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on October 27 2017, 05:44:05 PM
Yeah you can use various gasses to test them. I know propane works...


I had a pretty good neurology appointment on Monday. With any luck they hope to have my pain under better control in the near future.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on October 27 2017, 05:53:13 PM
Good to hear!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on February 07 2018, 12:28:49 PM
What a year so far: I've got another nerve block scheduled for tomorrow, Monday my dog Teddy goes in to have his knee repaired. Maybe I should have just left the damn car alone.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: daveismissing on February 07 2018, 05:17:48 PM
I bet the car gives you some good distraction which sounds like you could use.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on February 08 2018, 04:21:18 PM
What a year so far: I've got another nerve block scheduled for tomorrow, Monday my dog Teddy goes in to have his knee repaired. Maybe I should have just left the damn car alone.

Hey I have something in common with your dog!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on February 08 2018, 10:15:52 PM
I hope that's all Mike!  :rofl:



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on February 09 2018, 10:02:05 AM
Man that sucks!  Hope recovery is fast for both of you
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on February 09 2018, 12:46:49 PM
I hope that's all Mike!  :rofl:

Mission accomplished. ;)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on February 26 2018, 01:00:29 PM
I went ahead and ordered some fuel rails from racetronix - might as well finish the fuel system.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on February 26 2018, 10:08:29 PM
Get thing going man!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on March 21 2018, 05:38:34 PM
Well I did it - I scheduled a "trial" of a spinal cord stimulation device. It should cover some of my pain, hoping it might be enough to allow me to enjoy things a little more.


Weather usually sucks until May anyways.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on March 21 2018, 08:14:07 PM
Let's hope that moderates the pain and makes life more livable!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on March 22 2018, 10:49:26 AM
Having lived 3 years with a pars interarticular is fracture.  I feel your pain brother. Anything that might help, do it.  I'll never forget waking up from surgery in the recovery room.  Even all doped up from the anesthesia, I felt like a new man.  Good luck!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Forzfed on March 22 2018, 04:56:10 PM
Car sounds amazing!  Should be a fun ride! :cheers:
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on March 26 2018, 02:22:55 PM
Science does wonderful things.  Be strong.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 11 2018, 05:29:20 PM
No news on the car. With any luck within the next couple weeks Iíll be going to have surgery to permanently install a spinal cord stimulator. The trial went well, other than them shoving a lead thru my spinal canal. Looks like Iíll be down for a couple months but other side I should be more comfortable.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on May 11 2018, 06:10:10 PM
being more comfortable will be a life changer!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on May 11 2018, 08:57:35 PM
Good to hear.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on May 12 2018, 12:32:32 AM
Glad to hear. Being in constant pain is under rated by those who have never been in pain. You got this!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on May 31 2018, 02:02:43 PM
Surgery was yesterday and all went well.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on May 31 2018, 02:16:02 PM
Good deal! I hope it provides you with some significant relief
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on May 31 2018, 05:30:31 PM
Hope you're out bangin' gears soon!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on May 31 2018, 08:47:26 PM
Nice.  Here's to a quick recovery!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 01 2018, 11:25:29 AM
Thanks everyone. Today is already better than yesterday.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: TWIN86GNS on June 01 2018, 01:24:13 PM
Glad to hear you are feeling better, hopefully everyday you continue to get better.

Take care,
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: larrym on June 01 2018, 01:55:02 PM
speedy Recovery!!!

Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on June 01 2018, 08:15:17 PM
Thanks everyone. Today is already better than yesterday.

What? They gave you an accidental penis enlargement too?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: daveismissing on June 01 2018, 09:13:02 PM
Jeremy Wood?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 02 2018, 07:36:51 PM
Maybe the control unit they buried in my right ass cheek counts as a Brazilian but lift, but my wife tells me my ass is still flat.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on June 03 2018, 10:32:27 PM
Glad you are on the road to recovery and back behind the wheel
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 06 2018, 11:05:10 AM
Since Iíve had some downtime Iíve done some more research on using a flex fuel enabled tune on a stock pcm. And my findings are similar with my friends - while possible, right now Iím just going to sit buy and watch. I could gamble and license the sloppy mechanics p01 flexfuel tune and flash it to my pcm, but there are enough minor issues that it become a major pain in the ass. From what we can find it takes at least 3 software packages to flex fuel enable my pcm without these issues. There is one tuner that has figured out how to do it in a hex editor, but heíll only do it if he tunes your car - which is understandable .

So for now, Iím going to put together a Arduino powered ethanol content measuring system. Looks like for under $40, I can get the info from the flex fuel sensor and display and/or send it to the logger. The idea will be base tune, then setup a tune for various content levels, like every 5%. All the files will be the same execept for the stoich afr. Itíll be a fill it up, drive, and if it varies 5% reflash. Itíll be a pain, but worth it to run E.

Iím 99% sure my boost controller is Arduino powered as well. So if I get bored I might be able to combine the units and add other inputs. That could open up some interesting stuff.

On the other hand my back feels like someone drove s splitting wedge in my spine. But Iím pretty good otherwise. Iíll be happy to touch my toes again.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: daveismissing on June 06 2018, 12:09:51 PM

Glad to hear the "I'm pretty good otherwise".

Something like a stack of proms and a thumbwheel switch- don't imagine that exists for this PCM.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 06 2018, 12:35:56 PM
There are dual chip/tune setups but it's not a cheap piece.


Ideally HPtuners would make a flexfuel os ready to go, but I don't think the demand is there (yet). I wish I had more of an electrical engineer background with some coding skills. But it was never really needed for my IT administration roles. I guess I have time to learn but programming doesn't really excite me.


I could say fuck it and order a microsquirt, cut up a stock pcm for the output header, and make a patch harness. That'd give me flex fuel, boost control - but it'd be batch fire, waste spark (not a big deal), no IAC, and I'd be out of I/O. I want to see how my brothers mustang works out with the micro. That car is a whole other story, it's still in operation get running as right as a ford can get!



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on June 06 2018, 12:57:24 PM
I just wish someone sold E85 close to me.  William is running mid nines on it and I need a new alky set up.  Be a lot cheaper to convert than buy a new system.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Forzfed on June 06 2018, 02:56:50 PM
E85 would be really really nice!  I wonder how the car would run when the weather starts getting cold?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on June 06 2018, 03:25:04 PM
Here is the equivalence ratio table I'll be using to get started.


http://gulfracingfuels.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/79c34a87.jpg (http://gulfracingfuels.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/79c34a87.jpg)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on June 06 2018, 04:39:05 PM
E85 is damn near detonation proof...easier to tune...and safer than something going wrong with the alky kit at WOT. Alky kit is out of my car. Gonna run Erics 94 street chip with 20 lbs of fuel in it...and toss Erics 112 race chip in it at the track. I can have the tank drained in 5 minutes. I got it down to a science.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on June 06 2018, 04:47:44 PM
I think E85 is considered un Amurican out here in oil country.  Nearest race fuel is 90 miles away if they still sell it.  I'm with you on alky kits but I don't see a choice.  Price by the barrel appears to be ridiculous for anything.  I think I am screwed.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on June 06 2018, 05:06:00 PM
You're between a rock and a hard place. I'd be replacing the alky pump once a year...and solder every effen connection.

My car rarely goes into boost on the street...belie ve it or not...so Erics street chip is all I need. I cruise the car...and that's it. When I'm at the track...all hell breaks loose. On a race day I park up at the 1/4 mile marker by myself and talk very little to anyone. I don't like being distracted. The Armdrop events are fun and relaxing. On a race day...leave me alone. I'm Jekyll and Hyde.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on June 06 2018, 05:26:40 PM
For sure, everything is soldered.

Most good racers I know have at least two personalities
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on June 06 2018, 10:26:06 PM
Proooopane. ;)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 05 2018, 01:25:17 PM
Iíve been working on my arduino powered ethanol content gauge. By far the worst part has been getting the lcd to display. The display I bought requires 7 wires for connecting then 3 for the backlight. Got it all soldered up and was testing and I forgot to heatshrink a resistor, and of course itís connected to 5v with a ground next to it. I moved the wires while testing and it all went dead.

Iíve got another arduino and 2 different displays coming to play with. These are both analog displays and only require 4 wires. Should save some time.

Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: daveismissing on July 05 2018, 01:42:56 PM
7 wires... HD44780 type character display or a surplus cell phone unit?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 05 2018, 01:52:55 PM
1602 lcd without the i2c module.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 05 2018, 01:53:57 PM
So yes HD44780 type
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on July 05 2018, 02:01:13 PM
Any chance you two guys could dumb this down?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 05 2018, 02:17:36 PM
Brad
Arduino is a microcontrolle r. It's fully programmable with analog and digital inputs/outputs. So if you can wire it and program it, you can do damn near anything with one. There is one project doing batchfire/waste spark on a 4 cylinder car. All out of a $10 board.


Basically mine is going to read the gm flex fuel content sensor, send the values to a display (like a gauge), and possibly convert the signal (hz to volts) and spit out a 0-5v to my logger.



Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on July 05 2018, 03:11:56 PM
THAT's better. Now...how bout a pic or a link of this gizmo.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: daveismissing on July 05 2018, 03:47:27 PM
The 128x32 OLED displays are sexy, just a couple of bucks on Aliexp and there are a few libraries around...
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on July 05 2018, 03:56:37 PM
The 128x32 OLED displays are sexy, just a couple of bucks on Aliexp and there are a few libraries around...

Oled and Alixep. Are those the Russians the Leafs signed from the KHL?




Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 05 2018, 03:56:53 PM
How about this?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on July 05 2018, 04:03:17 PM
We like pics!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 05 2018, 04:07:21 PM
https://www.arduino.cc/ (https://www.arduino.cc/)


nerd yourself out Brad!


Dave I have a 128x64 oled and another 1602 coming. I ordered from amazon as I want them now. I think the oled will tuck away nicely. 32 would have been better. Maybe version 5.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 05 2018, 04:16:46 PM
I have these to install as well! Bazooka 6.5" dvc subs to replace the factory sail panel subs.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on July 05 2018, 04:19:00 PM
Now yer' talkin'!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: daveismissing on July 05 2018, 11:00:42 PM
Not only pics but NERD pics :)  Arduinos are great, pretty sure I don't miss assembler at all :)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 07 2018, 06:24:13 PM
New thingabobs showed up today. Plugged it in, flashed it, and it started working. I like the little disaplay. Iíll have to move the characters around on screen but that seems pretty easy.
Pics soon.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Scoobum on July 07 2018, 07:52:46 PM
Cartoon characters?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 09 2018, 11:51:48 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qotr5KhvaQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qotr5KhvaQ)
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: daveismissing on July 09 2018, 02:15:23 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qotr5KhvaQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qotr5KhvaQ)
Nice,I like, thinkin there might be a double size font for it
( You Know, for Steve :o  )
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on July 09 2018, 02:31:34 PM
let's put all that display on an android tablet!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: daveismissing on July 09 2018, 02:41:31 PM
Steve may have something, ESP8266 web server?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 09 2018, 03:03:14 PM
There is code for blue tooth to android for this application already!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 17 2018, 04:49:38 PM
This showed up today. USA sourced core, and ground/machined in the USA and it wasn't $400. It retails for $249 is on sale and I had a gift card, I can totally do $200 for a cam, $400 hurts, and that's why I held off until now.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 18 2018, 09:25:12 AM
Summit racing pro ls stage 2 turbo cam
226/230 .600/.575 113+4

Summit got a new cam guy, he scrapped all of their ls cams and started over. http://www.onallcylinders.com/2018/07/06/parts-bin-summit-racing-pro-ls-cams/ (http://www.onallcylinders.com/2018/07/06/parts-bin-summit-racing-pro-ls-cams/)

Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on July 19 2018, 11:09:35 AM
They are going to drive costs way down. That cam is almost identical to the one I have sitting on the shelf for my Turdbo 4.8L.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 21 2018, 04:03:22 PM
I wish I could find a cam card for the ljms stage 2 to compare it. The sloppy stage 2 is pretty close as well.

I got released from most restrictions Wednesday. Overall the pain is much more tolerable so far.

I spent Thursday and Friday detailing the crv. Wash, apply iron-x, wash, clay bar, wash, clear coat sealant, top coat of wax. Itís a lot of work, but now that itís done I wonít have to worry about not washing it until next year. Itís about due for itís first oil change too.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on July 21 2018, 05:36:49 PM
that is good.  I am glad the surgery provided some relief!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on July 23 2018, 04:00:20 PM
I just plugged this: https://www.liljohnsmotorsports.com/stage-ii-turbo-cam-226-231-605-598-113-4.html (https://www.liljohnsmotorsports.com/stage-ii-turbo-cam-226-231-605-598-113-4.html)

Into this: https://mgispeedware.com/camshaft-calculator/ (https://mgispeedware.com/camshaft-calculator/)

And got this:

Exhaust Open: 53BBDC
Exhaust Centerline: 117BTDC
Exhaust Close: 2BTDC
Intake Open: 4BTDC
Intake Centerline: 109ATDC
Intake Close: 42ABDC
Exhaust Area: 84.0
Intake Area: 83.1
Exhaust/Intake Area Ratio: 1.0 : 1.0
Overlap: 2
Overlap Area: 0.1
Overlap/Total Area: 0.1%
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: motorhead on July 23 2018, 04:00:41 PM
PS. Glad to hear things are looking up for you!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 23 2018, 04:36:52 PM
Thanks Mike!


The numbers at .050 are close, but that's just one data point on the lobe. I guess I could look up the comp lobes if they aren't secret squirrel shit.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on July 26 2018, 05:00:37 PM
Iím working on a deal swapping my fast intake for a l33. L33 is the aluminum high output 5.3, itís has the better rods, 24x crank reluctor and 1x cam so itís a plug and play swap ďrace engineĒ as some of the ls guys call it. 800rwhp is not uncommon for these short blocks. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 27 2018, 09:46:10 AM
Not many updates. Back is coming around with therapy. Last week I stepped down my fentanyl dose, withdrawl sucks!

Got the rest of the parts for the fuel system. I was supposed to pick a L33 shortblock yesterday, but things came up - maybe next weekend.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on August 27 2018, 12:50:40 PM
Got one hose end put together, feels like someone kicked me between the shoulders. Guess itís not time to go get the car yet.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on August 27 2018, 02:06:16 PM
look on the plus side...how far you have come!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on August 27 2018, 10:47:45 PM
You got this!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 03 2018, 06:50:53 PM
Drove to Grand Rapids today to swap for the aluminum 5.3. Itís nice, a little carbon on the pistons, still has a nice cross hatch, no ridge at the top of the cylinders, and the front cam bearing isnít trashed.

I was a little nervous about putting it in the crv but a tarp and cardboard contained the mess.

The guy I got it from had a nice 300zx with ls t56 swap.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 06 2018, 01:50:38 PM
Pics
Title: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: larrym on September 06 2018, 09:28:05 PM
Hey where did the extra holes come from 😂


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Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on September 07 2018, 07:30:09 PM
You can make some pretty serious power with that
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 07 2018, 07:42:37 PM
Thatís the plan!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: daveismissing on September 08 2018, 09:26:57 AM

Iím 99% sure my boost controller is Arduino powered as well. So if I get bored I might be able to combine the units and add other inputs.
I missed this earlier. What "brand" of boost controller do you use?
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 08 2018, 10:19:49 AM
https://m.ebay.com/itm/Electronic-Boost-Controller-LDperformance-OLED-gauge-and-3-port-Solenoid-/323310054532

Itís this one.....donít know if it works or if itís a pos yet...
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: TexasT on September 08 2018, 01:33:31 PM
How does it work? I mean like you hook up the power and the vac/boost line and I guess it controls a waste gate? I see a knob, I guess to adjust it?


I'm learning, sorry it sounds like a scammer post. I'll try to get up to speed.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: daveismissing on September 08 2018, 02:02:27 PM
https://m.ebay.com/itm/Electronic-Boost-Controller-LDperformance-OLED-gauge-and-3-port-Solenoid-/323310054532 (https://m.ebay.com/itm/Electronic-Boost-Controller-LDperformance-OLED-gauge-and-3-port-Solenoid-/323310054532)

Itís this one.....donít know if it works or if itís a pos yet...
It uses a good NXP(Motorola) sensor so it may be good!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 08 2018, 02:08:25 PM
Controls a Mac valve to regulate boost. Think of it like the factory Buick boost solenoid on crack.

It has a map sensor in it to read boost so you can run closed loop or open loop. Open loop you just turn the knob until you get you desired boost level. Closed loop itíll try to maintain your specified boost level.

Itís got a high and low boost level and if itís off it should go to spring pressure. So you could have 3 different boost levels: gate, getting stuff done, and kill.

I took a gamble on it - it might be a piece of shit, but since it uses a Mac valve itís easily to replace the controller.

Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: TexasT on September 08 2018, 06:22:49 PM
So the mac valve is like a boost controller but the mac can be used at higher boost level with lower duty cycle according to my search.
And while I was goofing around I came on this guy with a nifty lcd screen displaying wbO2, boost and knock right in the dash.
https://www.3si.org/forum/f1/custom-obd1-mut-scanner-boost-controller-504761/ (https://www.3si.org/forum/f1/custom-obd1-mut-scanner-boost-controller-504761/)

Someone needs to do this for the buick. I guess I need to study up more. How hard could it be, right? haha
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 12 2018, 01:17:12 PM
I went out and played with the car today. Got it running and the tune was way lean, so I re-flashed it and it came around.


Took it for a quick spin and I forgot what torque felt like. 2-3psi half throttle and it's burning the tires. Scanner is showing some promising hp/trq calculations even part throttle regulating boost with my foot.


I got some video of the idle after I cleaned up some of the fueling. If it turned out I'll upload it.

Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 12 2018, 02:12:35 PM
Cover kept it nice and clean.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on September 12 2018, 04:26:24 PM
Damn, that thing is pretty!
Title: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: larrym on September 12 2018, 05:02:59 PM
Cover kept it nice and clean.
Love the color


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Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 13 2018, 12:05:03 PM
https://youtu.be/DzCYmZoZXrU
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on September 13 2018, 10:03:42 PM
Cover kept it nice and clean.
race car!
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: nocooler on September 30 2018, 11:02:16 AM
So my brother has been fighting with his bastardized stang for awhile. After a little run time it was down at least one hole and smoking. I was able to convince him to tear it down.
One of the lifters lost a clip chucked itís guts in the valley. Both head gaskets were not sealing and pressurizing the coolant system. They were both missing one of the 2 indexing dowels, and the head gaskets were rtvíd to the deck. Now onto the cam itís a 232/240 and nearly .600 lift - mind you itís a 302 with the revised exploder heads/intake. So it was grossly over cammed. He took the heads in to have them checked, it had the wrong springs for the cam and they were almost .200 off on the installed height.

Heads were setup properly for the cam he is going to run, I talked him into something more mild to match the combination. Heís just waiting on some funds to slap it back together.
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: Steve Wood on September 30 2018, 01:31:49 PM
Lol
Sounds like a grade C horror flick
Title: Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
Post by: good2win22 on September 30 2018, 02:29:19 PM
I've never been a FE guy. Broke my teeth in on the 385 series.  That being said, this little 289 in the ranch wagon runs pretty damn strong for what it is.  Them older 302's are pretty resilient and in abundance.  Good luck!