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Post by glasswars » Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:48 pm

The possum was trying to tell you to stop listening to crap 90's grunge. That sucks though, I've been in the same spot before. Must have been really fucking annoying. GL with fixing it.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:20 pm

Ouch... Have fun washing off the guts. Car will probably stink for a while lol

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Post by Tam » Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:56 pm

You should've swirved slightly so that you run over it with your wheels. But that sucks man.

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Post by ZeroChad » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:08 pm

thanks for the best wishes! I was going about 70 on the highway. I agree I shoulda swerved, but I thought it was a small cat and not an enormous possum. That's what I get for driving tired lol. I'm not one to gross out easily, but the large piece of flesh between the exhaust bend and gas tank was freakin nasty!

I was able to get the piping reconnected today. I had to rent an exhaust expander, and buy a 3/8 drive, but luckily I had the right sockets laying around. (random case of late grandpas tools in the closet ftw) There is a slight exhaust leak now, but its not too noticeable.

My 02 sensor is not going to be hooked up for the drive back though. The wiring separated right at the solder joints...lame. I had used the same wire for all the extensions, so I have no idea which is which w/o a multimeter. But atleast its driveable!
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Post by ZeroChad » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:43 pm

9-8-09 - More Bad Luck

Well I'll start off with the bad. I rewired up the 02 sensor, and my car ran in open loop the whole way to chicago and back for my vacation :-( I'll need to get a new one. It was a crapshoot to see if it still worked. On the way back from the trip, 1mile from my apartment, the cooler in my backseat slid during a turn and burst open all over my stuff, completely drenching my camera. :-( I let it dry out, and now its being extremely sporadic.

As for the good stuff. I have a rear brake setup from a 97 I'm going to swap out so I have functioning rear brakes now. I purchased new lines, EBC pads, and summit rotors for them. They should be here this week with the 02 sensor. Hopefully that all gets here so I can fix it this weekend. :-) I think the school club is doing a dyno day on Saturday I might go to if I get that 02 on.
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Post by neonslg09 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:49 pm

you better get that 02 on there!! alot of peoples on here are wondering what kinda numbers your putting down :) too bad you wont have MS by then though.

and i swear dude, you are like the red-headed step-child.

ill tell my chinese/japanese friends to work there crazy magic on you to bring enlightenment into your future. :rofl:

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Post by ZeroChad » Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:24 pm

Dyno on saturday. I'm probably going with or without the 02 hooked up. I don't think It'll make much difference at wot anyway.
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Post by neonslg09 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:17 am

it takes like 20 minutes to hook that bish up.

do it.

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Post by ZeroChad » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:38 pm

O2 sensor got here along with all the brake stuff. Gunna go solder the sensor on now woohoo! Just waiting on the parking brake cable and I'll be golden.

Turns out summit sent me a Chevy Big block forged water pump pulley too. I don't think they billed me for it.
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:26 pm

Oooo awesome :) the sensor arrived just in time. And my friend used to get random stuff from Summit all the time, they have strange people packaging their orders.

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Post by ZeroChad » Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:08 pm

Yeah, I couldn't believe it when I saw the package.

Well the results are in....
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155HP 147TQ (mustang dyno) not too shabby. I was really hoping for 160whp, but at 155whp that's almost 180 at the crank. Quite a bit more than the 130 at the crank my car came with. I was impressed by the torque curve. Pretty dang flat over a wide range. There was no big dip.

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Stock SOHC comp
MPx UDP.
3.55 Tranny
Ebay CAI w/ K&N
Mag Intake (working) w/ 60mm opening
Exhaust polished Mag head
Comp 400
Wiseco 10.5:1 (420a) pisons (somwhere 10.8-11 for sohc)
Mag exhaust mani
Cat delete downpipe
Borla Catback

I think I could gain quite a few ponies from upping the rev limiter and more advanced timing with megasquirt. A long tube head would net more too. I'm going turbo though, so this will be a very nice NA baseline. The car is already gobs of fun to drive as it is.



In other news. I'm working on my rear disk setup. Just waiting for a parking brake cable. Looks like I need to repair a piston on one of the calipers too.
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Post by 03blackrt » Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:23 pm

Pretty nice numbers! :thumbup:

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Post by ZeroChad » Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:50 pm

Thanks dude. You know the more I look at it, I think the rpm scale is wrong. The curves cross at about 4800 instead of 5260, and they stop well before 6750. They were having some problems at first getting the rpm signal out of the OBDII properly. Maybe that had to do with it some.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:48 pm

Mustang dynos read low. Ibet if you had it dynod on a dyno jet youw ould be above 160 easily. I think its a 15% difference
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Post by Tam » Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:49 pm

Nice dyno results!

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Post by JeffM » Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:36 pm

Those look like damn good dyno results to me. But just remember: the true reason to be happy is that the car RUNS. :thumbup:
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Post by ZeroChad » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:00 pm

Oh, I'm very happy with the results. It looks like everything is running smoothly. There is just that slight 'neon' dip in HP right around 4k. I'm really excited to go to the next stage now, but It's not going to be till 2010. For now though, she's running great. Thanks for the compliments!
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Post by hybrid-Srt2001 » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:46 pm

you need a higher rev imit with better timing. I did 134/123 with a a stock magnum bottom end and magnum cam. It pulled solid to 7k where it dropped off slowly.
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Post by silverneontuner » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:56 pm

hey congrats man thats some nice results!.

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Post by bstc00 » Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:29 am

them some nice numbers.

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Post by ZeroChad » Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:27 am

Again, thanks for checking in everyone!
hybrid-Srt2001 wrote:you need a higher rev imit with better timing. I did 134/123 with a a stock magnum bottom end and magnum cam. It pulled solid to 7k where it dropped off slowly.
Megasquirt FTW. I just won't have the time/money till next year.
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Post by 03blackrt » Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:14 pm

What rpms do the tuning valves in your manifold open/close at?

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Post by silverneontuner » Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:41 pm

seeing these numbers im interested to see what i would run on my Ngc.

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Post by INVUJerry » Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:07 pm

Makes me beg for more compression in my 98. I'm at 10.3:1 and I think I'm only putting down 140 WHP at best.

Get some good tires and run that thing in the 1/4!!
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Post by ZeroChad » Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:09 pm

03blackrt wrote:What rpms do the tuning valves in your manifold open/close at?
3200-5000 is the closed window. The RPM scale on the dyno is off somewhat though. I think If you slide the scale to the left half a line, so 3k would be 3.5, then its closer to what it should be.

Yeah I can't wait Jerry. I'm really hoping for low 14s. I know I could get into thirteens if I had a higher rev line.
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Post by hul kogan » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:16 am

Very nice, sir! I look forward to seeing your car rocking MS and a snail, but great results NA!
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Post by ZeroChad » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:46 pm

Rear Disk Brakes!

Well the install went okay. I ended up purchasing new rear hubs, lines, and one new caliper. I have EBC redstuff pads on there like on the front. I went with the cheaper summit rotors on the back. They are definitely not as good quality as the front rotors, but they'll get the job done.

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I rotated my tires today, and found out that the front DS tire has actually been contacting with the top of the wheel well. I guess I'll have to turn up the damping for now until I find a solution.
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The EBC rotors in the front look pretty good still after about 5 months of usage
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Post by neonslg09 » Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:03 pm

looks good Zero, i like it.

and ouch on the tire hitting. looks like it has been hitting for a long time.

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Post by 03blackrt » Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:00 pm

Mmmm... them rear disc brakes look great behind the Slipstreams! :thumbup:

Definitly sucks about the tire. IIRC a user here welded and cut that pinchweld for more clearance with his tires.

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Post by ZeroChad » Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:58 pm

Yeah, I agree, they look awesome behind the slips! Thanks guys. I'm really not sure what I'm gunna do about the pinchwelds yet. I don't have access to a welder right now.

Oh, he's a comparison pic for the brakes.
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