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I got the car, I dropped off my SCT tuner. I was on my way to work and he was working on another car on the dyno. I’m sure we will get it right next week.

When I get on the car I can smell a strong odor of coolent. I know they had to splice into my upper radiator hose and add some coolent. I don’t see any noticeable leaks but maybe some got on the motor and this is burn off. I’m going to detail my engine today and see if that takes care of it.

Detailed my engine today, took 3hrs.










 

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You are correct. The horsepower curve flattened out quite a bit. Still, good numbers. It makes for a fun driving car that should last. A lot of people push the stock block. I can remember several posts years ago from members that tried to get to 450 rwhp on boost alone. The motors lasted a little while... measured in months. One running 13 psi on pump gas making around 415 lasted 9 months. Another running 14 psi on pump gas making near 430 lasted less.

I used to get a kick out of a member who lived at 5,000 feet who was making near 430 rwhp (corrected) on pump gas. His supercharger was putting out only 9-10 psi. Here is the thing. He was running almost exactly the same system as I was except he was running a 3.2" pulley to get 9 psi while I was running a 3.7" pulley. Take out the correction and he was probably making around 385 actual rwhp. About the same as I was. At that level the motor will last. His problem would happen if he came down out of the mountains. At that point he would be pushing 14 psi and his motor would actually be making 430 rwhp on pump gas. How long it would last is questionable.

Some people actually do push their motors that far (on the dyno) then don't on the street. I remember a member who wouldn't push his supercharged motor past 5500 rpm for fear of blowing it up. Others don't even drive their cars 2500 miles per year. There are a hell of a lot of variables so when someone says they made 450 rwhp on a stock motor find out what they are. But, your numbers are good. Your motor should last at that power level.

It really is funny. There were members who said they would push it till it blew and then put in a built motor. When it blew they disappeared. Even Jazzer disappeared after he blew his brand new built motor.
Since mine didn’t make but an extra 3wrhp at 6k I’ll stick with shifting at 5,500. My tuner said it was probably due to heat soak as that was the final pull after a couple of hours on the dyno.
 

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Everything is looking good, I love the sound of a Helical gear cut Centri.
 

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What is the easiest way to take off the air filter? Remove the PS inner fender well? Bumper? Power pipe?
 

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What is the easiest way to take off the air filter? Remove the PS inner fender well? Bumper? Power pipe?
Take off the wheel on that side, and take out the headlight. You should be able to see it through the headlight area and fish your hand in there through the wheel well.
 

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What is the easiest way to take off the air filter? Remove the PS inner fender well? Bumper? Power pipe?
Take off the wheel on that side, and take out the headlight. You should be able to see it through the headlight area and fish your hand in there through the wheel well.
Good to know.

I called about my speedo and he said he had to enter the axel ratio value in 2 places or it goes back to default. His mistake as he only entered it in one place.
 
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