Pulled the High Flow cats changed the tune a bit, pulled some fuel and timing and went with a 100 hit and data logged it on a back road. first pass was 12.2 sec to 115 mph second was 11.8 and the graph spread between shifts was smooth and steady. 3rd ran good and hard. Pulled the plugs and the looked very good. Going to 125 shot netted me a 119 mph past the cone with 11.7 spinning a bit. The fuel ratio was too fat that run as the bottle got soft and was feeding at 790 lbs so I am done for the year. Was 80 degrees today and temps will drop hard soon. Time to prepare to put the 50,000 mile machine away.
Drained and filled the tranny back up with some fresh Pennzoil Syncromesh last week and discovered oil draining down the back of my oil pan. It was hard to pinpoint and I didn't spend much time, but I have a feeling its the rear main seal. So, I have that to look forward to plus a new set of tires Saturday.
But my wife ordered me an MGW flat stick to replace my Hurst. I'm interested to see the difference. I have close to 80k on the Hurst as it is now.
Wow this place is dead. Finally had time and nice enough weather on the same weekend to swap in my MGW flat stick. What a difference. Only complaint is that it seems the shifter is a little off center in the shifter opening. 1st and 2nd are very close to the edge of the opening. 5th looks like neutral. May try to loosen up the bolts again and try realigning.
Removed the Underdrive Pully and dug out the stock ones. The rust on the stock pulley was so bad I decided to clean it up and after working with a dremel and wire brushes and a bit of sanding I got it cleaned up and painted, no marks on it for the timing is always odd to look at. Painted a white line to match the notch so it would be easier to see where TDC is.
I washed, compound, polish, black light, and waxed my GT for the first time in the 9yrs I’ve had it. I clayed it last week after washing it so I was able to skip it this round. Took 8hrs and wore my ass out. I’m glad I don’t detail cars for a living as it’s tough work.
Doing an hour of work on a car each day before or after work makes modding seem to take forever. Filled up all the fluids after midnight shift and took car for a ride after final checks and even though I was tired I was not going to get any sleep unless I took it for a ride. Was Glad I did, even with the leaking Freeze Plug I slept well. Its just a seep....I hate a additive to make it go away.....but.....
Replaced the thermostat and put in another 160 degree one. After several hundred passes at the track in its many forms I believe the engine will soon have a refresher that is, when this Covid19 thing passes.
After the ride sitting for 2 years without a gas tank, I finally ran the Lethal Performance Dual Pump Return Style Wiring upgrade, added a Weatherpack connector to it and to the Division X Dual Pump Fuel Hat, broke one of the Walbro GSS342 fuel pumps trying to attach it to the hat (ordered a new one), and ordered smoked Cobra style headlights from LMR. Hopefully this weekend I can finish the fuel hat and start running the SS braided Teflon feed fuel line from the Cobra tank to the motor. I guess this Stay At Home order has it's benefits. (I still have to go into NYC for work cause I'm an essential person).
This how to is going to go over how to install a 2010+ steering wheel into your 05-09 (I did the Boss steering wheel into my 06) and have all of the buttons function properly.
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE THING BEFORE STARTING, TRUST ME
I'm not responsible if you mess something up
I'm looking to build a forged short block. A buddy has a Teksid block to sell me as a foundation.
My questions are:
1. - How do I know it is a Teksid?
2. - What should I look at visually in general when buying a used engine block? (Obviously there shouldn't be holes in the side of the...