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Forum's going down again sometime!
The first and second "rebuilds" ran into some bigtime problems.
Regrouping again....
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« Reply #315 on: June 17, 2018, 02:13:01 AM »

seems to be working



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« Reply #316 on: June 18, 2018, 12:05:06 PM »

Great build and a beautiful car!! and fast too! Good to see your dropping the hammer on it!

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« Reply #317 on: July 24, 2018, 08:15:24 AM »

Getting ready for Speedweek, so naturally I decided it was a good time to change out the ECU a few weeks ago. Switching from the MS3 Pro G1 to the MS3 Pro Ultimate so I could get more I/Os. Installation went fine and we also added a "scramble boost" button. Flew my friend Erin down and set up some local dyno time to be sure everything worked right. First partial pull all looked good. Second pull we were down 100hp and the numbers looked really jagged. We made a few changes but the dyno numbers and the MAP reading were not right. Looked like a dead cylinder. Finally pulled the drivers side valve cover and saw it had kicked out a pushrod.
So we pulled it back off the dyno and drug it home to tear down and figure it out. I had expected to find a thousand needle bearings and busted lifter. Instead we found that the bolt holding the rocker shaft into the #1 intake port had pulled the threads out. Holy cow.
Fortunately I had a set of 7/16 kingserts at the house and put one in. Fired it up and it seems to be ok - knock on wood.
This is one of those things where if I had not "wasted" the time and money to dyno it, this would have happened on my second licensing pass at Speedweek and I would be screwed.
Point is - test your junk.
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« Reply #318 on: July 24, 2018, 08:27:53 AM »

The other "fun" part of getting ready has been the trailer. I bought a 28' enclosed trailer from a guy I know - mistake #1. "Oh yeah, I don't have a title for that". Finally solved that problem thanks to another friend able to get one via a mechanics lien.

Problem #2 is the trailer brakes don't work. Pulled off one drum to get an idea what they were then ordered four new backing plate setups. parts arrived then I pulled off all the drums only to find the two reasons why they didn't work.

Reason #1: The magnetic wear surfaces were shot on the drums. Now I had to order new drums....
Reason #2: The idiot who "serviced" the bearings previously used the zirk fitting on the end of the axle as the easy lube port but figured they would completely fill the bearing cavity to the point where it pushed grease past the seals and even pushed one of the seals out, so the shoes were completely soaked in grease. Nice.

At least it was 109 degrees out when I was doing this so I didn't get too cold  grin
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« Reply #319 on: August 04, 2018, 08:57:07 AM »

I finished the world's longest trailer brake job finally today. Got a good deal from eTrailer.com but when I compared the old bearings to the new ones, the new ones are crap. The old outer bearing (14125) had 20 rollers and the new one only had 17. And that was just the smaller bearing! Word of advice, just buy good name brand bearings and not the cheap China crap. At least the drums looked ok.

Now on to the next 37 things to do before loading up Smiley
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« Reply #320 on: August 06, 2018, 09:38:42 AM »

The Subaru never seems to stop.
I don't have but one friend left here. evil evil
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« Reply #321 on: August 07, 2018, 11:04:25 PM »

Looking great!  Good luck and haul Acura!!
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« Reply #322 on: August 08, 2018, 07:31:47 AM »

Looking great!  Good luck and haul Acura!!

Thanks! Hopefully the wide rear tires don't offend folks Smiley
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« Reply #323 on: August 14, 2018, 11:10:00 AM »

Looking great!  Good luck and haul Acura!!

Thanks! Hopefully the wide rear tires don't offend folks Smiley

Give it back to them if they hassle you.  How is the car handling?
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« Reply #324 on: August 14, 2018, 11:40:35 PM »

the car is handling awesome! Kiwi Steve bet us that we would be swapping ends at 185. Made some licensing passes and cranked up the rear wing angle and it was on a string at 237 today. had some probs with blowing header pipes out from overheating and had to weld them up using a Tig from a fellow racer. Coming back in the morning to shoot for more speed!
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« Reply #325 on: August 23, 2018, 08:47:21 AM »

We had a great time out there!


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« Reply #326 on: August 23, 2018, 08:57:28 AM »

You make that 240+ number?
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« Reply #328 on: August 23, 2018, 09:01:53 AM »

Licensing up

Best runs of the week

Time to wash the old girl down

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« Reply #329 on: August 23, 2018, 09:05:46 AM »

You make that 240+ number?
3mph off  sad
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