1g Auto Slingshot Build

Posted by 1SIC1Gb, Mar 26, 2013
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    IMG_7255.JPG Tried my hand at wrapping the manifold with fiberglass. Didn't do a very good job and it took forever but hopefully it'll keep the temps down . There was a few areas that the pipes were so close together that the wrap couldn't make it in between which made it tricky .
    Still think it looks better than no wrap
     
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    So yesterday I noticed the cooling system pressure was a bit high and went ahead and changed the headgasket before the dyno.

    Dyno day is here!!
    Went to the dyno, took it slow with the tune and had 0 issues until about 32psi when it pushed all the coolant out of the overflow.
    So we let it cool off completely and retorqued the studs. Surprisingly it actually helped a lot. It pushed coolant still but much slower. We could make about 5 full 3rd gear pulls before the overflow was full.
    They explained to me that it would not make as much power as last time because they had just recalibrated for the dyno. So ended up making 572whp on 42psi. Haven't ran it on the street yet but I'm going to guess that a good bit more power than last time with the bigger housing and 5psi more boost. I felt like we were pushing our luck so I had him stop there. Going to retorque again tomorrow and see how it goes on the street. Really hoping to get a 9 sec pass out of it.
     
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    IMG_7332.JPG IMG_7346.JPG Some photos of the race exhaust that the guys at FIST Racing fab'd up for me. And yes the tractor flap is badass.
     
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    Pure dedication here. I gotta say, I've been ready to throw in the towel after wayyy less than you've experienced.

    Good luck at the track, dude.
     
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    Thank you. A 9 second pass will really motivate me. Still baffled by the fact that it is pushing coolant after the oring setup but hopefully some retorques will keep it together for a bit .
     
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    Very nice build sir. Those pink twinnies look awesome. How do u have the wastegate lines routed? Rubber lines to a t then a boost controller?
     
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    Straight hater-pipe :hellyeah: Roadkill approved :thumb:

    Makes me wonder if that head is getting soft, You said you've milled it quite a few times right?
     
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    Correct.
     
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    Yes and that's what I'm thinking too. The head has been through a lot for sure
     
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    Here's one of the pulls. LONG 3rd gear to 175mph and 9800rpm
     
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    Track soon? Looks like she running good!
     
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    Yeah, they do friday nights here where you can run test and tune so here in the next few weeks ill get out there. Ill try to get an in car video from a passenger on the street. Its a real handful even with the welded diff.
     
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    Setting up the staging . 20psi on the brakes with timing pulled way back. 35 shot dry to get on the converter.
     
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    :D:dsm::hellyeah: This made my day
     
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    This build stills shows the test of time of this platform when I started 20 years ago I never thought I would still possess these cars.
     
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    Tried some launches today. Have it set to 20psi on the foot brake and it holds. Doesn't leave crazy hard which is good for now as it shouldn't break anything on the launch but fast enough to hopefully get into the 9s.

    A lot of people claim to have 9 second cars or have a buddy that had one but until you ride in one, they never realize how fast that really is. I've given several people rides in the past week and all of them are kind of speechless. Love the reactions. Definitely missed driving the car. Have a little under 100 miles total on the engine now so I'm getting more confident in it.
     
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    Another sick build I love the color scheme.
     
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    Ain't that the truth! While I haven't run 9's my car definatly pulls like one, and everyone who thinks theyve been in a fast car, are speechless. LOL.
     
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    Yeah I seem to have a lot of my cousin has or my buddy has a 9 second car . Then they ride in it and say it must be a 8second car. Haha. Really wish I had my GoPro still to make a compilation .
     
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    Glad she's holding up man! Looking forward to seeing some track results :)
     
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    It's like the Kevin Bacon game. How many steps does it take to get to someone who has a 9 second foxbody or something.
     
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