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Old 10-07-2017, 11:11 PM   #61
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Ok so after three tunes with tom the car sounds and feels great. Starts first time, great oil pressure water temps good and while screwing around the parking lot the car has no low end torque, after 3k boy is this a different car. So we tow to robling road in Savannah Georgia. One ugly tire blow out on the trailer, getting good at side of the road changes. Nobody makes a trailer tire worth a shit, 4 blow outs just this year. Anyway set up fri night and a good night sleep, up and ready by 8 am, 93degrees and 100% humidity, hey it's October where is the fall weather. Anyway my three biggest competitors all here. My best time before the engine improvement was 1:24.0 .. Off for qualifying and on the first lap we drop a valve on number 2 cly before I even hit 4th gear. Gets better, my competitors, one blows up the next lap in his rx8 and the rx7 also lunches his gear box. The nearest fast car this weekend in my class turned a 1:31:0. And I towed home early. Next race weekend is next week and work has to come first so season is over. So glad.
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Old 10-08-2017, 10:48 AM   #62
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Sorry to hear about your misfortune. Why do you think you dropped the valve? How much damage did it do?

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Old 10-08-2017, 11:50 AM   #63
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Teardown this week, just trying to clean up and look over our notes to see what we missed. I am sure it was something I could have prevented with better controls on my part. It stings and that's why I keep trying cause when it runs it's great.
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Old 03-04-2018, 10:26 PM   #64
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Ok update, the new motor is built and it runs. First this motor I went a more straight forward route, I had tom build it. He did the head, he and Kieth his business partner did the bottom, they did everything and I put on the oil pan. Yep that's it. So we had a new trans waiting, so together they went it and once all buttoned up it started on the first attempt. Dam not like mine, great oil pressure, runs with no over heating in the first 30 mins. We completed a new rear suspension and put it on the Dyno today. Unfortunately the program with sct failed, nothing, no communication at all. Tom as always rescued us and still no sct communications. So thank you tom for a terrific start to this motor, and thanks for all the assistance, I feel better its not me this time.
The motor, 2.0 Duratec, big cams and toms head, 20 over block, custom rods, 2.3 pan and oil pump, adjustable cam gears, custom header, 3" exhaust, custom gearbox with new diff, 4:06 final, .85 5th. It feels like lots of top end compared to the race 2.3 motor. We were able drive around the parking lot today and then spent 20 mins breaking in the motor without full throttle pulls until we can talk to the dam computer.
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Sounds like it'll really pull at high rev's....
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:43 PM   #66
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Ok Sunday we had nothing but nothing good, sct and our laptops don't like each other. We were able to bother tom on Sunday, HE WAS GREAT AND KILLED it, still no luck and not without a lot of effort. So 3 hours today and one works. We were able to again bother tom. He stayed on line with us for a ridiculous amount of time to verify this build was safe to test and ok to put on the Dyno. He made multiple tunes and helped with more laptop issues. So this is a plain and simple shout out to thank tom, first for his build but for his efforts to insure I don't screw it up. Tom has lots of experience with me screwing up,his work and he has vowed to slow my efforts to insure a proper break in and not break up. The car ran to a clean 7300rpm with all good info back to tom to make safe adjustments. The car ran clean, made good safe no knock data logs, safe a/f numbers at 6-7k rpms. It's loud and not like my 2.3 which means a possible different driving stlye, carry more revs, oh boy. It's great that tom is familiar with my home track so the tuning is more specific. Anyway Thanks Tom.
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Figured it'd pull more revs....
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Old 03-06-2018, 11:04 PM   #68
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We set the rev limit to 7300 as a precaution cause I have no self control. We have access to a Dyno and as soon as we can see where it makes power and where it stops we will make more adjustments but for now, it's a safe limit for me, cause i have a bookcase full of busted, wasted, bent, burnt parts from my past lead foot motors. Yes we have aftermarket rods, and cams but if stops making power I have no need to spin it just to say 8k, besides this cam set we picked is designed for not much more. Yet:)) and we have adjustable cam gears which we have yet to screw with. First race weekend is this weekend, I want to get a solid baseline with the power, and the new rear suspension.
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Old 03-07-2018, 02:12 PM   #69
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Crower stage two cams, the spec sheet says good to 7800 rpm, with my current in car tach that show 300rpm off at 7000 it still pulling. The Dyno says so as it is a crazy flat line from 4500 all the way to my imposed rev limiter set by tom at 7300
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