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Old 06-17-2014, 12:23 PM   #21
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Old 06-17-2014, 12:43 PM   #22
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First off I want to apologize for sounding like a *ick! I was using my phone and I’m not that great at it yet.

This is not a track car this is a street car and right now I am driving it unless it is raining when I leave home. That's why I don’t want a bunch of bars in it for when I’m on the street. There have been plenty of people die in a crash that should not have because they hit their head on the cage...

Yeah the track I go to doesn’t tech at all so I race in my stock seat belt, sunglass and a fire jacket, but I have been thinking about going against everything I stand for and putting at least a 6 point in it to get me to 9.90 at least..
No need to apologize, just a interweb thing. I agree on no cage for street cars. I don't have one and like you get by.
Yeah I didn't see a 1.2 60" and it's why I asked how the car acted. Sounds like it hooks good now and will only get better, that's awesome.

Is water temp a issue? I just don't see how you keep it cool?
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Old 06-17-2014, 06:42 PM   #23
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No need to apologize, just a interweb thing. I agree on no cage for street cars. I don't have one and like you get by.
Yeah I didn't see a 1.2 60" and it's why I asked how the car acted. Sounds like it hooks good now and will only get better, that's awesome.

Is water temp a issue? I just don't see how you keep it cool?
No sir! I have the sensor in the drivers head for the micosquirt it reads 172* with the low fan on all the time. I have a manual temp sender in the freeze plug in the block on the same side it reads 180-182 with low speed on all the time.. the car has a stock replacement 160* thermostat...
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:55 PM   #24
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What made you choose a Chevy engine over a Ford? I feel like this is somehow sacrilegious. lol
turbo turtle built this car. this guy just bought it. but from experience, It's cheaper to build a Chevy than it is a Ford
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turbo turtle built this car. this guy just bought it. but from experience, It's cheaper to build a Chevy than it is a Ford
turbo turtle ??
Did a search, is this the same car?
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=291683

Regardless. great to hear it's on the road, props to both builders.
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:49 PM   #26
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turbo turtle built this car. this guy just bought it. but from experience, It's cheaper to build a Chevy than it is a Ford
He may have started this project, but he by no means "built" this car..

There is very little left that I have not had to change or have plans to change.

I spent the first TWO years owning the car, changing the Engine,trans,converter,efI, REwiring the ENTIRE car, NOT because I wanted to but because the org wiring of the magasquirt and engine blew the engine apart when the HOSE CLAMP holding all the power wires came loose... The transmission never had more than park,rev,low gear... The rear end winned LOUDER than the down pipe. Oh and it had two stock seats and a dash/consol in it.. But yeah I just bought it...

With that siad, I knew I bought a project when I laid eyes on it, and with this being my 32nd hot rod project and 3rd efi turbo car. I knew what I was gettin into and was happy to take this off Tim's hands. I thank him for taking my money and dealing with the shippers..

Yeah I just bought it.. But I drive that bitch like I stole it....
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:21 PM   #28
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Hey man I didn't know. I never knew any of that. All I knew was that Tim started this and sold it. I was unaware that all those problems occurred. I didn't follow this, I just knew about the basics. I wasn't trying to step on anyone's toes or take anything away from anyone. My apologies if I came across that way. I really like the car, even if it has a Chevy powering it. It makes sense from a financial standpoint
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:44 AM   #29
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I thought this car was almost complete when you bought it. Either way you got th car running good and that's amazing.
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