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Old 02-07-2014, 05:49 PM   #201
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:52 PM   #202
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Engine Oil Evaluation

I broke 7500 miles today, 6000 on the TT kit and not much to report. Just a few small things for now and an oil change, catch can and filter clean. The filters were very easy to remove and used the K&N kit to clean and oil, they were dirty after 6000 miles so will have to re-evaluate cleaning cycle for filters, the catch can had 1.5 ounces in the can, $ well spent. I went 3000 miles on this oil change and took a sample that I am sending Mon for testing to Blackstone Labs. I am using Mobil 1 15W-50 and the last 2 changes the oil is very black and smells burnt, no fuel odor, I have come questions in my mind so sending off sample for evaluation. There was quite a bit of "fuzz" on the magnetic oil plug but no large chunks which is a good thing. After evaluation of oil on last change and using Fram changed to OEM oil filter. The Fram had very tight filter and did not look good for flow, the AC is not as tight. There is not any change in the characteristics of the oil so trying a Bosch filter for this run. I had some track time and drag runs on the last change and nothing but spirited driving on this one and no change in oil characteristics. Once I get the results back from Blackstone I will post results.
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:12 PM   #203
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7500 Mile Engine Oil Analysis

I received the engine oil analysis from Blackstone today, good data and interesting comments. I will conduct a flush as recommended and do another 3000 mile test, may be an issue with bearings.
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:16 PM   #204
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Ambush

Clayed, cleaned, waxed, and goin Mustang huntin.
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:21 PM   #205
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Cruisin Texas Motor Speedway while it is nice today and open up the turbos.
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:21 PM   #206
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:46 PM   #207
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Rides looking good Cowboy!
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Old 03-02-2014, 02:57 PM   #208
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:26 AM   #209
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Looks great! Big fan of black. Now I want the CF hood wrap too besides the twins. I used to be happy with the flat hood. Are we ever finished with these cars?
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:56 PM   #210
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Looks great! Big fan of black. Now I want the CF hood wrap too besides the twins. I used to be happy with the flat hood. Are we ever finished with these cars?
Thanks Fraxum, the CF hood does look good and easy to take care of, no finger prints! No, I don't think there is an end.
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:37 PM   #211
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This may give away my "sleeper" but pretty happy with this Team and should be good for 5 HP.

Put on a new set of casings this week after getting another nail. GM provided a new F1 so I bought another 285 and found a set of 305s off a new ZL1 for $300.

Changed the clutch fluid and all is well at 8200 miles.
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:15 AM   #212
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This may give away my "sleeper" but pretty happy with this Team and should be good for 5 HP.

Put on a new set of casings this week after getting another nail. GM provided a new F1 so I bought another 285 and found a set of 305s off a new ZL1 for $300.

Changed the clutch fluid and all is well at 8200 miles.
I think you will get at least 10 hp. Guess I need a couple more to keep up :-)
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:39 PM   #213
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I entered my first Auto X on Sunday at the Good Guys car show here at Texas Motor Speedway and had a great time. It was a bit chilly and the F1s don't like the cold so I just slid around the course and never got out of 1st. When we finished I got in line for a few laps around the big track.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:15 PM   #214
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:34 PM   #215
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Your car is sick! Tastefully done... But I have a heavy bias towards black
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:10 AM   #216
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Can't wait to catch up at Camaro Fest, love seeing all that HP in the same parking lot.
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:05 PM   #217
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Installed Cipher Harness Bar, Tank plate, and 6 point harness this weekend. Straps ya in nice and snug.
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Here is shot of the stock seat and shoulder harness. Everything fit very nicely and the Cipher Bar is solid.
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:11 PM   #219
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Broke 10,000 miles today and not much to report. Everything is green and groovy, systems are good. This is one hell of a fun car to drive! Changed transmission and rear end fluid with Royal Purple and the M6 shifts like butter.
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:19 PM   #220
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Had some more daylight so I installed the Rockers. Very easy install and they look good.
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:29 PM   #222
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Tow Hook

Here is the Tow Hook I came up with and installed this weekend. Marked the window with marker. Removed front end. Drilled a 1/2" hole through the main beam and placed a 1/2" bolt through it. Used a collar to thread on the bolt and screw the eye hook into the collar. Total cost was $6.84 at Home Depot.
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:16 PM   #223
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Rockers look good Cowboy! See you on Thursday...
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:29 PM   #224
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Did you take any video footage of your car during the auto-x?

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Old 04-28-2014, 07:59 PM   #225
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