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Old 03-09-2011, 10:34 PM   #341
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... OK, so if a driver shifts 300 times a day times 290 days a year driving for 10 years... PQ has shifted 870,000 times. He earned auto if he wants it.
Hey thats me!!! I have driven 120 miles roundtrip everday for the last 11 years in LA rush hour traffic to and fro driving a stick. I buy Orange Krate and order a 6M. What the heck was I thinking???
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:39 PM   #342
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Dayum PQ, I'd like to defend you, but thats some seriously funny sheeut right there!

.... OK, so if a driver shifts 300 times a day times 290 days a year driving for 10 years... PQ has shifted 870,000 times. He earned auto if he wants it


You might want to read my post history before you send out the invitation
Great point, but the official C5 trunk monkey, (self proclaimed) makes it so easy to pick on....
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:54 PM   #343
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I buckled under and ordered my gauge pod today. I ordered the Fesler dual pod, and Cobalt gauges. I got the mechanical full sweep Vacumn/Boost gauge, 30 inches of mercury to 30 lb's boost... Our final destination down the road is 18 lbs boost, and gauges are most accurate in the middle of the range so... if figured the 30 lbs would serve me well...

I also ordered the 100 PSI electrical full sweep Cobalt pressure gauge.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:04 PM   #344
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Congrats!! I need to figure out what guage(s) I'm going to go with.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:13 PM   #345
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Congrats!! I need to figure out what guage(s) I'm going to go with.
The Autometer Cobalts gauges would look sic and match the colors of the Blue Beast very well... They are a little pricey... but... Check them out if you haven't... What sold me on them was seeing them up close in a HHR being prepped for the Texas Mile...

I was told the mechanical boost gauge is quicker to respond and it's quite a bit less then the electronic version... Fuel pressure, I went with electronic since I certainly don't want fuel inside the car...
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:09 AM   #346
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That can be taken at least two ways... He is a speed limiter...


i love playing with my radar unit...lol. I was NB 281 the other night and this guy in front of me is about 10 over the limit. Nothing big...he's driving fine..just fast. I get up right behind him thinking he'll see my light bar in the rear view. Nope...keeps on truckin' at 75. Then I see that little red dot on the windshield. Hrm...could it be?

****flips on the radar****

BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP

,,,,and we are ON with the brakes!!!

Now lookie who happened to look up in his rear view mirror to see the popo just tryin' to make our roads safer...hahaha...

Yeah, it was funny. And no, there was no traffic stop. He quickly got the point.


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The Autometer Cobalts gauges would look sic and match the colors of the Blue Beast very well... They are a little pricey... but... Check them out if you haven't... What sold me on them was seeing them up close in a HHR being prepped for the Texas Mile...

I was told the mechanical boost gauge is quicker to respond and it's quite a bit less then the electronic version... Fuel pressure, I went with electronic since I certainly don't want fuel inside the car...
Yeah, that sounds like a good idea. The local shop swears by PLX multi purpose guages (shows 4 categories on a single guage, comes with remote for programming). But a single or dual guage just for my own knowledge on when I'm making what boost would be nice.

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Woops! Yeah, sarge!....I meant it THAT way!



i love playing with my radar unit...lol. I was NB 281 the other night and this guy in front of me is about 10 over the limit. Nothing big...he's driving fine..just fast. I get up right behind him thinking he'll see my light bar in the rear view. Nope...keeps on truckin' at 75. Then I see that little red dot on the windshield. Hrm...could it be?

****flips on the radar****

BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP

,,,,and we are ON with the brakes!!!

Now lookie who happened to look up in his rear view mirror to see the popo just tryin' to make our roads safer...hahaha...

Yeah, it was funny. And no, there was no traffic stop. He quickly got the point.




This reminds me of this...

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Old 03-10-2011, 04:41 PM   #348
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Car Porn at its best'us

It is here, it has arrived, it is omg... finally in the capable hands of my builder...

Warning... may contain very high HP...and stump pulling torque...
Damn, look at the thickness of those cylinder walls...

My wife and I are headed to Cirqus Do Solei for the evening, so I'll head down there in the morning and post up more pics tomorrow...
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:44 PM   #349
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:58 PM   #350
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I buckled under and ordered my gauge pod today. I ordered the Fesler dual pod, and Cobalt gauges. I got the mechanical full sweep Vacumn/Boost gauge, 30 inches of mercury to 30 lb's boost... Our final destination down the road is 18 lbs boost, and gauges are most accurate in the middle of the range so... if figured the 30 lbs would serve me well...

I also ordered the 100 PSI electrical full sweep Cobalt pressure gauge.

Well, if your boost pressure is >= tire pressure you are (whether you want to or not) a member of the mental squad... You're stuck with it.
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:53 AM   #351
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Well, trials and tribulations hit home...

Apparently the motor delivered is not the motor ordered... I'll be at the shop first thing in the morning to talk with Corey.

He sent me a text message late this afternoon while my wife and I were eating dinner on the way to Cirque Do Soleil, and told me the motor wasn't right... He had tried to get ahold of the company, but they were closed for the evening... so, he texted the builder sales rep he works with, he sent a fax, he sent an email and left voice messages. He is going to be on the phone with me there listening at 7:00 am... They did send a 427, and it has all forged internals, but, it doesn't have the Callies crank or the upgraded rods... We are planning on lots of boost, so... these were important...

Here is the delimma...

If we go with this motor, are we limited to future boost levels, and if we wait on the other motor, my car may not be ready for the Fest...

I've tried to stay relatively sane about it.... my wife is pretty impressed so far...

I really like the idea of an over engineered motor rather than one that is running on the ragged edge... so... Time will tell.. I'll know more in the morning...

If they can get the replacement motorout within a week, I'll make them get me the new one, if not, it's tough decision time... We waited two and a half months for this one... I do not want to miss the fest... but at the same time I dont want to be severly restricted in future plans...
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Whoa... that's pretty tough news... I don't think there's any question you should follow your original plan and get the right motor... Car or no car the fest will still be there and so should you... Man I sure hope they can jump through hoops and make this right...

Good Luck..
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Whoa... that's pretty tough news... I don't think there's any question you should follow your original plan and get the right motor... Car or no car the fest will still be there and so should you... Man I sure hope they can jump through hoops and make this right...

Good Luck..
Thanks for the opinion, yours is one of them I value...That is a good perspective to have, I am just so disappointed trying so hard to have it ready, and may not get it.... But, I'll keep my head up and at least wait until morning to get upset...
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:39 AM   #354
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Well, trials and tribulations hit home...

Apparently the motor delivered is not the motor ordered... I'll be at the shop first thing in the morning to talk with Corey.

He sent me a text message late this afternoon while my wife and I were eating dinner on the way to Cirque Do Soleil, and told me the motor wasn't right... He had tried to get ahold of the company, but they were closed for the evening... so, he texted the builder sales rep he works with, he sent a fax, he sent an email and left voice messages. He is going to be on the phone with me there listening at 7:00 am... They did send a 427, and it has all forged internals, but, it doesn't have the Callies crank or the upgraded rods... We are planning on lots of boost, so... these were important...

Here is the delimma...

If we go with this motor, are we limited to future boost levels, and if we wait on the other motor, my car may not be ready for the Fest...

I've tried to stay relatively sane about it.... my wife is pretty impressed so far...

I really like the idea of an over engineered motor rather than one that is running on the ragged edge... so... Time will tell.. I'll know more in the morning...

If they can get the replacement motorout within a week, I'll make them get me the new one, if not, it's tough decision time... We waited two and a half months for this one... I do not want to miss the fest... but at the same time I dont want to be severly restricted in future plans...
Oh, man...that's not cool news... :(

You know...you have plans and quite frankly, I'd stick with them. Build the motor the right way and get it done the way you wanted it. If not, you could very well be kicking yourself in the pants down the road. There will always be more Fests... It would seriously stink not being able to drive it out there. But, .... just my humble opinion, do it like how you had planned.
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Good Luck..
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Oh, man...that's not cool news... :(

You know...you have plans and quite frankly, I'd stick with them. Build the motor the right way and get it done the way you wanted it. If not, you could very well be kicking yourself in the pants down the road. There will always be more Fests... It would seriously stink not being able to drive it out there. But, .... just my humble opinion, do it like how you had planned.


Thanks Doug... That means alot...
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:24 AM   #356
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Dude...I am SO sorry to hear about this hiccup. I am confident that you and Corey will weigh the options, but everybody knows the right choice is to get it done the correct way the first time...otherwise you're just shootin' yourself in the foot. However, that in no way means you can't still come to the fest!! You know there's always a seat for you in my car...lemme know if I can do ANYTHING at all to help man.
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Wow, that really blows...

But you MUST stick with you original plan, Fest or no Fest. You should not have to suffer the consequences of an incorrect build. It is not the same, but we gave up last year's Fest and lot of time to "do the right thing". High boost will find the weakness in any part. You don't want to find out at an inopportune time - like running on a track.

Anyway, they will get it done right. Hopefully sooner than later.

Remember the post a while back - it ALWAYS takes longer than you think if you want to do it right. Just the laws of Physics...
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