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I've never had a turbo this big so the late spool will take some getting used to, but once you are on boost it pulls insane. I know he kept it really safe with the stock rods and trans. The car drives awesome now though even just general street-ability thanks to Vegas Smith on the idle adjustments and Nate at TPG for the bulk of the tune and finishing touches. Next steps are going to be a new short block and to start building the auto setup.Congrats on the numbers! How does the car feel? I’m sure the timing must be super conservative for that torque level, I’d still be happy with that power tho , anything under 400tq is like long term life insurance for the trans
I'm sure the 6266 well be awesome, especially since you won't be restricted into a mitsu hot side even at the new 10cm. I really don't like auto that much either but in order to make this thing go down the 1/4 and be semi reliable and not a giant money pit I'm going that route.That’s awesome man, I’m hoping the 6266 is equal to the insanity of the ZERO, I know it’s so common to get used to something and always want more, but I’m hoping I can ease my way in to my current set up and find a way to enjoy it indefinitely, and don’t forget OSTAR Motorsports made 700+ on stock rods, I bet your current tune would last a while, and as far as the auto swap no one can blame you there, I’ll never go that route with my car personally, but these days it certainly makes a hell of a lot of sense, anyways man I’m happy for you and the progress! Hope you continue to enjoy that beast
Good question. I've been trying to reach him via email and FB. No response (and I have purchased all of his billet parts which are anything but cheap).Did some black Friday shopping...
Alto rebuild kit, Kiggly Flexplate, Kiggly 5-disc front clutch, and Kiggly Diff Support Saddle
I sent an email to Jeff Bush a few days ago to get a converter setup and transfer gears, but he hasn't responded back to me yet. Does anyone know the best way to get ahold of him, I don't have Facebook so don't say that.....
Dan Hamilton at Five Star Fab in Litchfield does amazing work if he’d be willing to take it on, however they’re a job shop with a customer base so that kind of fab work availability all depends on how busy they are.Finally got my transfer gears after months of waiting. My plan was to send my trans, t-case, and rear diff out to TMZ to get rebuilt, but with the unfortunate event that happened with TMZ I'm not sure what route to go now. I also need to find someone in the northeast Ohio area that can do an 8.5 cert roll cage in the car. So if anyone can make some recommendations it would be appreciated.
Haven't got around to doing much of anything with the car. I have been chasing an oil leak issue at the gauge sending unit. I have the the tee setup with the stock and AEM sending unit and it keeps leaking no matter how a seal it. I have used aluminum and brass fittings. What I finally did last week was pull my oil filter housing and port it as I was seeing over 100psi at cold start idle and on the highway under full boost. This dropped me down to about 80-90 psi versus off the gauge. My hope is the pressure was so high it was blowing out the sealant causing the leak. So I took the car out for a test drive, and after about 15 minutes it started getting hot. It cooled down on the highway off boost and I got home to discover I melted my radiator fan. I 'm running a 10" fan inside the shroud on the turbo side to clear the wastegate. I'm not sure now if the manifold or wastegate was so hot it melted the fan or if it was radiator temperature. I'm getting to the point where the car is never useable no matter how good I fix it.Hey brotha any updates on this thing? Did you find anyone to do a cage for you? Hope all is well
I wasn't running a fan there at first, but the car starts to overheat after 1-2 big pulls so I added it back. I bought a Motorad high flow 180 and 192 temp thermostat I may try switching to and see if that helps as well. Otherwise I'm thinking of wrapping the wastegate and dump tube, and maybe wrapping the manifold too.There’s ALWAYS something with these cars , mines currently on jackstands simply waiting for a new slave cylinder cuz my bleeder screw is leaking , but no major issues. Don’t give up! I personally don’t run a fan in that location for that very reason, but despite all the little issues that seem to pop up on maintaining a 700hp 30+ year old car I always seem to sort them out and still get a lot of enjoyment out of the car, I think you’ve got a very nice setup/car, good luck with her
That's hilarious, because I do the same thing. Running the heat makes it almost impossible for the car to overheat.I’m sure all of those things will help, after a few pulls in my car I circulate the heat on full blast which keeps the temps at 196 or lower, if it’s over 80 degrees outside, doing pulls and NOT circulating heat my car will get up there in temps, I pulled the AC because I never used it, here in Wyoming it’s not essential in my opinion, and honestly if it’s a super hot day I just don’t drive the car. It’s already cooling down here, I usually always have the windows down so it’s really never uncomfortable in the car, especially when we get boost weather running the heat feels nice