Engine

on December 4th, 2016

Well – we got the new mid engine plate. Now comes some meticulous measuring to make sure we position it right. In order to do it accurately, I’ve decided to take all my measurements with an unused block. This affords me full access to all pieces around the motor and allows me to locate the […]

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on February 20th, 2016

I’ve had some time recently to really ponder some of the next moves on the racecar. Here are some of the things I have in mind… Spotts Performance Windage Tray All Pontiac Mid Motor Plate TCI Torque Converter from JBP FiTech EFI System FiTech EFI Fuel Command Center DRE Sportsman Diaper So putting these on […]

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on May 20th, 2014

It is probably no surprise to everyone that reads my blog (is this thing on?) – I am not the greatest tuner in the world. I wish I was. My dad is a PRO. He has AMAZING techniques for troubleshooting, is extremely logical and tenacious. I admire these things about the guy. Me, though – […]

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on February 8th, 2013

I am excited to announce that the big engine rebuild project that we started back in 2011 roared to life tonight. Below is a screenshot of a graph showing the the exhaust gas temperatures (EGTs) for about a minute of running time. The graph shows that the front cylinders were running a little hot, around […]

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on December 28th, 2012

As I have been working on the new motor and getting it installed in the car, the question has come up about ensuring the proper oil level. Luckily I took this picture so I can quickly tell where I need to be using the same dipstick. We are getting VERY close to firing it up […]

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