Last weekend was the Texas Mile in Beeville TX.
The trip there and check in went smooth:
I go to stage at 7am Saturday and let the engine warm up while I'm attaching cameras, setting up my laptop, and fortunately the guy behind me says I have smoke coming from under the hood....
Lord Jesus it's a Fire!
So back to the pits I go to assess the damage.
A few burnt wires...35 in that bundle...
Thank goodness there were lots of good folks to help me out. Stephan from Serious HP in Houston (where I do my Dyno'ing) spent hours w/me working on it. Cory from Henderson performance (Robert SSE 4 2SS's performance shop) help figure out the crank sensor wires. We ended up changing the tune to open loop as none of the O2 sensors were re-wired.
New wires being spliced in...
The car was ready to test drive right about dark. Test drive checked and I was ready for the next day. I was really fortunate Stephan and Cory were there to help...it was forecast to rain Sunday, but the weather held and was a great day (maybe a little too hot, but I wasn't complaining).
Finally it was time to race!
The morning was a little foggy, so we got a late start...
Here is the video:
I didn't get my 200 mph...the stock transmission would not shift cleanly into 5th gear. I also don't think I had the power to quite get there. Here was my best MPH:
Brakes took a beating:
My updated mod wish list:
- transmission that will shift clean in all gears - researching
- Nitrous - debating dry or wet shot
- This may require a fuel system upgrade
- 2.9 or 3.07 gears (the 3.27 may run out on me) - still debating
- exhaust cutouts
- R1 Concepts Drilled and Slotted Rotors
- Hawk HPS Brake Pads