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Old 05-20-2011, 06:11 PM   #1051
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Exactly how I felt! I've saved that email forever now. It's one of those that you just can't hit the delete key on!

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Old 05-20-2011, 06:18 PM   #1052
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LMAO... He dropped a Turd Burglar in your thread...


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Old 05-20-2011, 06:20 PM   #1053
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heck yeah... wait wut, did you just poop in my thread...??? OMG, I was in hysterics reading this... The mechanic came out of his office next to mine to check on me...
Robert I am just glad it was a poop email and not splooge! HA HA It's not nice to laugh with your mouth full! HA HA PS..... Viva Brazil
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Old 05-21-2011, 05:41 PM   #1054
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Well, I don't know if it's going to work out like I'm hoping, but my next goal is something that will allow me to comfortably launch Brandi HARD....

I am trying to work out a purchase of the Drive Shaft Shop Nine inch kit, 30 spline axles, pumpkin, and one piece drive shaft with all the trimmings, and the Tru Trac differential from Strange Engineering, in a 3:07 ratio.

Time will tell... I need to get to the house and take some pics... I may work out a sale of my Harley to fund this, and several other goodies... roll cage, harness, electronic boost controller, multi step controller etc...

I am opting for this gear ratio so, I can run the mile over 200 without shifting out of fifth gear, and I wont have to shift so quickly in the quarter... When it's all working together right now, I'm going into 4th just past the 1/8th mile, and I used to finish the quarter in 3rd at the red line, or just shifting into 4th.... and I still haven't done a full on launch yet.... I'm thinking the 3:07's will suit Brandi's power quite nicely...

Opinions and comments are welcome and appreciated... I don't have all the answers, not even most of them... so... speak up...
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:45 PM   #1055
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You might want to talk to speedster about drive shafts and pumpkins. I just had this conversation with him... Just a suggestion. Your car is amazing.
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Old 05-22-2011, 04:22 AM   #1056
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You might want to talk to speedster about drive shafts and pumpkins. I just had this conversation with him... Just a suggestion. Your car is amazing.
Thanks DE,

I actually had the conversation a while back with speedy... Without coming off as a commercial, he had a lot of good information about G-Force... They do put out a great product, but I opted for the Drive Shaft shop stuff, and have no complaints...

By staying with DSS now, I get a credit back on my current axles when I get the new ones with the higher spline count.

Thanks for the nice comment on Brandi, other than the spoiler, I have only done performance mods... Well, the engine cover, but it's no longer on the car due to the underhood heat. I think it would be fine under there but I haven't put it back on yet...

You and PQ and DangeruSS and lots of others have amazing looking cars with all the cosmetic mods, that are also really fast well performing cars with the blowers, the coil overs etc...

I'll get there some day... I'm trying to get all the performance mods done then I'll get a custom paint job. After that, I'll just work on small improvements rather than whole hog changes... I have to be fair financially to my wife and our other desires as well...
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:59 AM   #1057
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Frank and the DSS crew are the best. That's cool that we can trade the DSS stuff for better DSS stuff. We talked 9" stuff for Pumpkin at C5F II, with the same trade in policy.

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Old 05-22-2011, 04:47 PM   #1058
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Well poop, I ran my schedule out to determine if I could make the Texas mile in the fall. Can't do it... I can be there Friday, but I leave to come back to brazil the next day... That would not allow time for test runs and tunes..., so, I'll have to hope the early spring run fits my schedule...

I'll keep diligently trying to get the car ready, and this does take some of the rush off...

I'll certainly be able to go to H-town for the Texas Camaro Nationals...

what a great crew there is down there.... Looking forward to it...
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:28 PM   #1059
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:26 AM   #1060
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The transmission is out of the car, and should be headed to the transmission builder soon if it isn't already there...

Here are some pictures of the clutch... It appears pretty obvious that is hasn't been fully disengaging which would explain the difficulty of shifting from first to second.

We'll get a handle on this and progress forward... It'll probably be reshimmed and allow for it to disengage with less pedal movement... ACT wants the clutch shipped back to them so they can look at it closer, but from the pictures, they say they don't see anything unusual... hmmm...
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:47 AM   #1061
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Looks a lot better than mine did when it came out.
I am sure they will set it up a lot better for you. Saw your car up on the lift the other day when I was buying some methanol from Corey. I was going to violate it... but it was up to high. hahaha
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:55 AM   #1062
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ACT wants the clutch, so, Corey is going to ship it to them, 3 days, 1 day there, and three days back...

So, since I'm stuck down here for two extra days this hitch, VISA and annual physical(turn your head and cough) stuff, We should be well on track to it being ready when I get home...

I sure hope so, A friend is coming down from wayyyyy up north, and I might need to give a demo ride.... No, it isn't Kyle this time...
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:48 AM   #1063
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In discussion with Corey, the guy working on my transmixer was asking some questions and is in the process of getting upgrade parts for it... There hasn't been any specific information about what parts, but... Hopefully I'll know something in the next week or so...!!!

The Clutch should ship out of ACT, I guessing on Monday or Tuesday, though I still have over a week here on the rig and 12 days until I arrive home... So, time isn't too pressing yet... I sure hope to be able to drive it to the Car show in San Antonio...
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:06 PM   #1064
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In discussion with Corey, the guy working on my transmixer was asking some questions and is in the process of getting upgrade parts for it... There hasn't been any specific information about what parts, but... Hopefully I'll know something in the next week or so...!!!

The Clutch should ship out of ACT, I guessing on Monday or Tuesday, though I still have over a week here on the rig and 12 days until I arrive home... So, time isn't too pressing yet... I sure hope to be able to drive it to the Car show in San Antonio...

Cool stuff. Between the clutch and the tranny work Brandi will probably drive a whole lot better under load allowing full power shifts as you get used to it. Then watch your E.T.'s drop !!
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Cool stuff. Between the clutch and the tranny work Brandi will probably drive a whole lot better under load allowing full power shifts as you get used to it. Then watch your E.T.'s drop !!
Thats what I'm hoping for... and I'm working a deal to try to get the full nine inch kit, with 3:07 gears.... It'll have a Strange Diff, tru-Trac... the 30 spline axles and the one piece aluminum drive shaft... If this deal works out the way I hope, It'll also allow me to get my roll cage, a multi step controller and a electronic boost controller...

We'll probably start creeping the HP up with a tune shortly after I get back, and for grins and giggles, we'll put some race gas in her and see what we see... That may have to wait for cooler months though...
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:34 PM   #1066
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:44 PM   #1067
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well... you DID ask for ideas

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Old 05-30-2011, 10:27 AM   #1068
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Which ACT clutch do you have? I have one as well, but no shifting problems.

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Which ACT clutch do you have? I have one as well, but no shifting problems.

It's a twin disc, rated for 1400 Ft/lbs... I dont have the exact model but it may be visible in a pic I have...Nope, not that I can tell... but there it is...
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:05 AM   #1070
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I don't remember mine having a SFI card. Yours must be up the ladder from mine.

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I don't remember mine having a SFI card. Yours must be up the ladder from mine.

But yours is still in the car and you're not having any issues...
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:00 AM   #1072
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I just got an update from Corey, my builder, and he said that his Transmission guy said the 6060 actually looks pretty good inside... He is going to put bronze bushings on the shift forks, and upgrade the synchros and look for any other parts that may help it shift better, but overall, it's in pretty good shape.

He did mention there is evidence that the clutch was not disengaging all the way... which would certainly make it hard to shift.

Corey will call ACT on the left Coast as soon as they wake up.... Find out what they have to say about the clutch if anything...
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:16 AM   #1073
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Did you ever get a good loud BANG during shifts?
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Did you ever get a good loud BANG during shifts?
I scared the crap out the guy in the other lane in my one pass at the Fest... It was a hellishly loud bang... but it wasn't from the transmission, it was from the exhaust when I WAYYYYYyyyyyyy over reved it in second gear and blew flames out both pipes about fifteen feet long.... It was really really loud... Funny thing is he was ahead of me with his window up and still heard it really clearly...

I rolled out pretty easy in first, hit second, hammered it and immediately slammed into and beyond the rev limiter when the tires smoked up really bad... Short shifted into third, same thing but got out of it before I hit the rev limiter. I tried slipping the clutch a little but that wasn't working, (further driver mod needed) so I short shifted into 4th at about 75 mph, still spun them through the lights and went somewhere around 12.2 at 117... It was an awful run...

ooops, original question answer... Nope...
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