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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1425 on: April 07 2024, 08:20:52 PM »
Onward and maybe sideways :icon_fU:
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1426 on: May 01 2024, 05:47:50 AM »
Steve - If it comes in a thunderbolt sign me up!

Pretty sure Brad was saying to buy once cry once - rather than incremental upgrades.

Yeah, I started out with stockers, then 50's, 60's then 80's. If I was to do it again I'd go to 80's just for the street. These cars were a huge learning curve for me...took me awhile to figure them out. There were several guys in Toronto I mistakenly listened to that at the end of the day didn't know shit.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1427 on: May 01 2024, 09:36:30 AM »
We were all in the beginning stages with the cars and no one really knew anything. Some, like Jim Bell, did not know anything but they knew how to market and sold more snake oil than was ever sold off a horse and wagon.

There are still guys out there that mix a little science with aggressive marketing.  Joe Blow brought his car in and left with one that should make 600 hp on a Dyno...modern day Tik Tok marketing.

In the meantime, there HAS been some major league improves in turbos and converters as well as fuel management if one truly needs it.

Or one can just LS swap and forget about magic lol
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1428 on: May 03 2024, 10:36:46 AM »
The CEA turbo's were a game changer. I cut my teeth with Dusty Bradford on the other board about torque convertors. I talked to Patrick as soon as the CEA turbos came out. Joe, my engine builder/friend had a 16930 that Patrick said would work nice with the 6262. Went out and cracked off an 11.5 at 121 on the first pass on 20 PSI. My home track has a short shutoff so I got moved to 1/8th mile Sportsman Class. I never even looked at 1/8th mile numbers until my first dial in run. Car was a turd in the 1/8th and short time. A light went off in my head so I took a look at the 02 numbers at the shift points. Think it was in the 830's. Dialed the low gear fueling down and business picked up. I went back to my NA days spinning the distributor a few degrees for a little more timing would wake it up. Applied that to these engines...same thing. Erics default timing for his race chip was 28-26. I slowly moved the timing up to as much as 34 degrees of low gear...and things really got rolling...exce pt 60 foot. I got Dan Keller to video the rear quarter and what I saw was the rear bottoming and unloading the tires. Threw a pair of rear single adjustables on and went for an evening test session and kept dialing them firmer on each launch and I was into the 1/5's. Getting these cars through the 330 is everything. High gear is easy. Throw enough fuel at your desired boost level so it doesn't hurt itself. Oh, and stay away from cool guy parts and snake oil salesmen.

As far as convertors, the PTC race convertors are the hot ticket...spec'd by Dusty of course. FYI. Patrick is back at Precision again.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1429 on: May 07 2024, 04:05:38 PM »
Have you tested the Latvian injectors? Seems to be all rally racing there from what I've seen
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1430 on: May 07 2024, 07:53:06 PM »
Nope the Latvian Bosch 210 pound per hour injectors are still on my bench.
I did check the serials with Bosch and they are legit.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1431 on: June 08 2024, 02:53:44 PM »
I replaced all the fittings, and lines, plus installed a new trans cooler behind the intercooler vs under the car.
It's been 24 hours and it's still dry.
I'm going to change up the fuel system - dumping the magnafuel race filter for a more serviceable spin-on style like used in transfer pumps. The element for the magnafuel is $40, the spin-on are $15, well tested, and will make servicing the system easier.
Exhaust needs a flex joint installed, install injectors, and then change the oil.
Should be ready for some fun then.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1432 on: June 08 2024, 03:03:22 PM »
The brass piece is a pressure regulator. It's tee'd in on the outlet port of the transmission. Excessive pressure will cause the converter to push forward and take out the thrust bearing in the engine. This just keeps it all in check, I'm monitoring it as well with a pressure transducer. It's one of those data points that should be consistent so, changes could be indications of problems.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1433 on: June 09 2024, 07:47:43 PM »
That's pretty neat. I'm glad you are getting it sorted out and will be back on the track running it instead of working on it👍👍👍
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1434 on: June 10 2024, 12:05:12 PM »
Got the flex installed in the exhaust - everything fits better.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1435 on: June 10 2024, 01:47:51 PM »
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1436 on: June 11 2024, 06:57:43 PM »
Jeremy, nice to see you wrenching. I'll have to reread this thread to refresh my memory as to what's what.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1437 on: June 11 2024, 10:49:07 PM »
High lights
Ls1 - 10.8:1 n/a combo with turbo cam, stock ls1 intake and stock truck exhaust manifolds
Th400 - ptc 9.5 15-0 spragless
Twin 450s, 10an feed to dual 8an into the rails, stock 3/8 feed as return
80lb injectors are maxed - Bosch 210s going in
Huron speed v1 truck manifold turbo kit.
Vs racing $399 7875 cast turbo, 44mm waste gate and 50mm bov
Holley terminator x - engine management
Midwest chassis 9 rearend and rear suspension setup. 3.50 gear
Single adjustable qa1s out front - double adjustable Vikings out back.
3450ish race weight
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1438 on: June 12 2024, 08:53:29 AM »
Have to see what Matt did with something like that...when I get the time. Thanks.
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