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Post by INVUJerry » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:03 pm

Just so you know, NHRA has a rule where if you have a cell mounted in the trunk, you need a firewall. So you might as well cut metal instead of fabric, and rivet that into place.

And don't worry about feeling retarded. We've all been there, or done something that dumb.
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Post by ZeroChad » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:42 pm

lol Thanks guys. That's a good tip Jerry. I was actually putting the fabric down where the ass-pad went.

Now to price things out, research fittings, connections...blah all stuff I know diddly about.
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Post by ZeroChad » Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:41 pm

Alrighty .... planning out the new fuel system.


Oh, and Look ma, no battery! Need to get a batter tray for the trunk, right now I'm just using the stock one.
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Post by esteinmaier » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:28 am

Keep in mind that the more weight you take out of the front and put in the back, the worse your forward traction will be.
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Post by ZeroChad » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:33 pm

I hear ya. I was debating it for quite a while. The larger optima would have really messed with any intake setup in the future though. I really like where you relocated to on Grrrtrude, but I can't give up the washer bottle right now, I'm getting way to much shit on my windshield from the trees around here.

I'm really debating swapping to a T850 instead of finding a quaife for the T350. That'll give me a couple hundred more pounds on the front axle if I go through with it.

I was getting pretty anxious just to throw a turbo on and get her done for a while, but now I think I'm just going to take my time and make sure everything is done right. Fuel system and Tranny/LSD/Clutch first, then on to the turbo setup.
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Post by ZeroChad » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:27 pm

Parts are a comin. All paid for by random shit I've sold on ebay :-)

12gl RCI fuel cell with fuel sending unit.
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Autogear Fuel rail $75. Pretty great price. There's a guy closing em out on ebay right now.
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Pretty much just need to get a regulator and a filter (plus hoses/-AN fittings).
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:30 pm

Good thing that beer was only there for a size reference :thumbup:
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Post by ZeroChad » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:04 pm

Haha, that's the GF's beer...I drink the good stuff :-D
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Post by neonpla » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:19 pm

boooorrrrrriiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggg.... updates?
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:05 am

I have that same fuel rail. I see you figured out you have to use the stock fuel injector pulse dampener for the center port. Keep us updated on how it goes.

Yeah AutoGear rails were made by the CNC guy that did the AEM rails back in the day.

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Post by ZeroChad » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:06 am

bahaha... Ordered a rebranded Aeromotive 1:1 FPR. It came with some fittings, so I'm waiting till it gets here before I ordere the lines/fittings/filter.

When are you back in town man?
MyNeonSaysHi wrote:I have that same fuel rail. I see you figured out you have to use the stock fuel injector pulse dampener for the center port. Keep us updated on how it goes.

Yeah AutoGear rails were made by the CNC guy that did the AEM rails back in the day.
Ah, good to know. Yeah, I did some searching on SRT forums about it before I made my order. Pretty sure the end fittings are -6an too.
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Post by neonpla » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:28 pm

I'll be back in mid october. Did Seb tell you that a track day is coming up on the 20th?
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:31 am

ZeroChad wrote:bahaha... Ordered a rebranded Aeromotive 1:1 FPR. It came with some fittings, so I'm waiting till it gets here before I ordere the lines/fittings/filter.

When are you back in town man?
MyNeonSaysHi wrote:I have that same fuel rail. I see you figured out you have to use the stock fuel injector pulse dampener for the center port. Keep us updated on how it goes.

Yeah AutoGear rails were made by the CNC guy that did the AEM rails back in the day.
Ah, good to know. Yeah, I did some searching on SRT forums about it before I made my order. Pretty sure the end fittings are -6an too.
Probably my post, I was the first one to get one. Just never got around to installing my fuel return line system.... :banghead: $500+ worth of product, just sitting there.

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Post by ZeroChad » Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:02 am

I think he mentioned something about Harris Hill on Nov 4th?


Bah, bad luck this week. Just got my netbook running again. Hard drive crashed hard...messed up MBR, Partition table, NTFS boot record and MFI. I wasn't able to get it to boot again, but I was able to access the data after 4hr of work and get my Megasquirt tunes, files, and archives off. What a pain. Running ubuntu 10.4 netbook remix now.

Also, Sunday, I took her for a drive, and now the steering has a ton of play in it. I think my rack might be going out...I did a quick pick underneath and the LCA bushings seemed okay.
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Post by neonpla » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:33 pm

LCA bushings are a PITA! ummm it's nov 20th.. ill text you the link tomorrow.
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Post by neonpla » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:17 pm

http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/ ... E3A9387798

seb and I are going.. its a little steep though 165$ :/
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Post by INVUJerry » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:41 pm

Steering play could be tie rod ends, don't rule them out.
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Post by ZeroChad » Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:06 am

Luis - So you have to take your car to a mechanic for inspection before hand? Sounds fun though.

Yeah, it could be a few things...honestly, I haven't bothered to look yet. Too many other irons in the fire right now. I'll probably poke around when I get to installing the new fuel system.

FPR came in today BTW. Now to place my summit order, and I'll be all set.
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Post by neonpla » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:07 am

Chad, Yea that's what it says.. Seb is working on the inspection.
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Post by ZeroChad » Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:10 pm

Alright. So if I get my fuel system in and figure out my steering issue, I'll def do it.


All the parts are here. Stopping by work to check out the steering problem tomorrow, bolt down the fuel cell, and start on the lines.
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Post by ZeroChad » Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:12 pm

Well I got a good amounts done today.

I started off by jacking up the font end and checking out the steering. It looks like my tie rod ends have some play in them :-( The left side is the worse. Is it worth going to Moogs for replacements?

After that, I poked around my engine bay some. I really need to find a new battery bracket mount. I did completely take out my PS pump/reservoir. The left side of the engine bay has a retarded amount of empty space now. I looked around a bit to see where I want to mount my FPR too.

Then it was on to the trunk. First I ripped off the dynomat I had on the lid. Kinda nasty. Then I removed the rest of the trunk carpet. I was amazed at the amount of dirt underneath it. I'm going to give it a good cleaning soon. Next I mounted the fuel cell to the spare tire well. I don't think I could have gotten any closer on the dimensions for the damn thing.
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I still need to buy a better battery tray. That's the stock one. It kinda works, but looks lame and rattles some.

I mounted my fuel pump too. Bosch 044. Made a custom mount out of wood and hose clamps. It turned out a lot better than I was expecting. People charge >$20 for a similar mount lmao.
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Next up is bending/flaring tubing and getting my lines up to the front.
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Post by neonpla » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:59 pm

dude!!!.. battery box.. please.
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Post by ZeroChad » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:00 am

Dude optima are gel series, no box required



This car does not get enough respect on this forum......oh lip kit omg.....lowerd omg..... window tint omg...lol.
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Post by esteinmaier » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:32 am

Haha Chad. I was just about to say how much I like your fuel setup. But hey, you have a much longer thread than Grrtrude.
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Post by ZeroChad » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:25 am

:laughing3: Thanks man! Hey, you were the most helpful in picking stuff out for it!
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Post by Fuzzyneon » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:27 pm

eff that i have more respect for your car then half the ones on 2gn function>form Go>show

love the fuel setup would love to do somthing like that but i have not a real need and i need to pass inspection! cant wait to see it hooked up and running the car!
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Post by ZeroChad » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:05 pm

Yeah, I should stop posting when I'm drunk. Apparently I get all emo....lol.

I hear ya on the inspection thing. Not quite sure where I'm going next year for the 'special' inspection.
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Post by n20sxt » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:02 pm

ZeroChad wrote:


This car does not get enough respect on this forum......oh lip kit omg.....lowerd omg..... window tint omg...lol.
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Kudos to you for being more about motor then looks.....

Really diggin the fuel setup man
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:24 pm

Bosch 044
That almost looks like the old "Super 60" external fuel pump....
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:49 am

Very nice setup man. So no more stock fuel tank/canister? :)

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