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Offline desotoman

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1065 on: May 18, 2010, 11:57:32 AM »
Troy,

With the boost and velocity you are putting through that butterfly, I would ask them if they make an oversized shaft, or if they could make one for you. I would hate to see the same thing happen at Bonneville on a return run.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1066 on: May 18, 2010, 01:54:48 PM »
Wilsons is currently trying to redesign a bigger shaft, but are having some binding issues.  They said anytime the boost gets over 35lbs the shaft can become weak.  They are sending us two. :-D

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1067 on: May 19, 2010, 08:57:27 AM »
different material..?..

maybe an application to try some different heat
treating and or cryo..?..

did you find the screw..?


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1068 on: May 19, 2010, 10:02:09 AM »
Joe, we were lucky enough to catch the break in time while on the dyno.  We didn't get far on the dyno before we new something was wrong.  The screw was still attached to the shaft when we took the throttle body apart. :cheers:

Yesterday was mostly cosmetic.  We took the car off the dyno so other vehicles could be tuned.  I changed out both window seals at the bottom, they truely needed it.



Having the car down at the shop gets some needed attention from many who frequent Precision Auto.  Here is Jay who does polishing for a living, working on our car.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1069 on: May 19, 2010, 01:53:58 PM »

  Wilson Manifolds use red locktite and peen the screw to make sure it never comes out. The shaft broke right at the middle of one screw and that was the only one that was reusable,one pulled the shaft material with it the other we had to grind out.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1070 on: May 20, 2010, 05:30:54 PM »
Just when we were getting on a roll we come to a complete stop.  Waiting on parts sucks, but if we get them tomorrow we will be working on the car tomorrow. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1071 on: May 21, 2010, 09:17:28 PM »
 received out parts late this afternoon, no chance to work on the car.  We will get at it on Monday. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1072 on: May 26, 2010, 10:51:13 AM »
     We got the intake put back together yesterday, a little door panel riveting left to do and maybe some dyno work tonight.  We will have the dyno work completed by friday for sure. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1073 on: May 27, 2010, 10:58:15 AM »
    Did I say for sure?????....

Well my dad sprung a surprise on us, he decided to purchase an EGT system.  I'll let him explain what the package is....  Looks like we may be pushing our time line again to be ready for the June meet. :-o  So since we have the car down at Precision Auto and Dyno Tuning ( a little plug for them ), we put it on the rack to check out the bottom of the car and see if we could find any leaky holes that might let some El Mirage dust into the car.  We found some areas of consern and will fix those while we wait for the EGT system to arrive.  Once we get the system installed we will have a much better tune than prior. 


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1074 on: May 27, 2010, 12:57:56 PM »
WAY to go guys!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1075 on: May 27, 2010, 02:05:56 PM »
EGT........a marvelous Insurance Policy.

Good Job, DAD.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1076 on: May 27, 2010, 02:48:53 PM »
 Just ordered system from MotorSports Innovations .com  :cheers:

  Innovate DL-32 [ data logger unit]

  G-kit

Map sensor
2 axis g meter
engine rpm
4 pressure sensors
8 EGT's
1 wheel speed sensor kit
3 liquid/air temperature sensors

various connector boxes and extension cables $1842

  This will enable us to record a lot of STUFF like air temp and pressure before and after intercooler and temp of water before and after intercooler,and the main thing 8 EGT temps.
 Now all we have to do is hook it all up :-P
 We better put the car on dyno now as it will be to close to EL Mirage by the time the unit gets delivered and installed.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1077 on: May 27, 2010, 02:59:06 PM »
Absolutely Magnificent.

Go for it..........

Just make certain that there is a fool proof method when you download. Have a power supply that no one

can interupt and u lose your data. That happened to Marlo on a run that was a disaster and the download was killed when

a guest decided to charge his electric wheel chair. He pulled the plug on the data.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1078 on: May 27, 2010, 03:35:37 PM »
A small UPS (uninterruptible power supply) is cheap insurance.  Plug the UPS into the AC source -- and the computer or whatever else needs the 110 VAC into the UPS -- and then you're safe from the wheelchair-bound electricity thieves.  We use UPS's most everyplace -- much less drama that way.
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1079 on: May 27, 2010, 04:00:52 PM »
If you need any help/tech support, or problems the Innovate tech support is great, I have always talked to Felipe.

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