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Old 08-08-2013, 08:20 PM   #51
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2-I am a bit surprized that you don't trap better than 126mph with all your power...
I think the speed will come up a lot if I put drag radials on the car because I never could keep the throttle on throughout a run. Many times I would be sitting in 2nd gear with the traction control almost turning the engine off watching the car in the other lane pick up 3 car lengths while the electronics stopped my wheel spin then I would run them down and fly by at 120+ mph. The only runs I made where the engine wasn't surging off and on under traction control were with total defeat of the traction control and then it felt like I was blipping the throttle in neural and literally spinning completely uncontrolled throughout the first 3 gears then it would bog a little and hook in 4th. I tried the "no nannies" twice with 13 second results and less than 120 speeds, then I put it back in PTM 4 and bogged the launch. I'm sure if I could stay in the throttle I will get a lot better trap speeds. I have not ordered drag radials yet because I've been told that I will have to buy a new clutch (my ZR1 clutch wasn't cheap) in a short period of time if the tires start to bite and the clutch has to modulate the full torque load. My car has been a bit of a money pit for the last month....lol.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:28 PM   #52
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Andy was gracious enough to send me some pictures of my car. The 2300 blower is now installed and so is the trunk mounted water reservoir for the supercharger. He replaced my clutch with a Mantic unit because the ZR1 model was already starting to fade a little. That was his biggest delay was waiting for the new clutch to get shipped.

Tomorrow is the dyno run and hopefully I drive it home Saturday!
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:28 PM   #53
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SUPER nice, Is the HX pump in the trunk as well?
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:06 PM   #54
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Oh man that thing is a gonna fly at the mile!!! Can't wait to see it and meet up with you guys. Nice setup! Andy is certainly the man!!
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:56 PM   #55
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LS9 blower dyno

The dyno run is up but I still haven't picked-up the car. I'm planning on getting it on Wed this week. The first motor sport event I'm going to run is at the drag strip on 6 Sept 13. I still have not even got a shipping notice for my Weld wheels and may not have them. If that is the case I may try some second gear launches on the road racing tires.... (hope that brand new Mantic clutch holds up).

Just FYI on the dyno sheet, the bumps in torque early in the pull are due to wheel spin and the car doesn't actually make more than about 820 ft lbs. Only 820.... I can't wait to drive it again....lol.
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:10 PM   #56
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eagles canyon track day is coming up september 7th via five star ford. alot of mustangs will be there aswell as mine and a couple other zl1's if you get a chance to register before all the spots fill up:

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Old 08-24-2013, 06:16 PM   #57
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SUPER nice, Is the HX pump in the trunk as well?
Yes, the pump is right in front of the battery, apparently a lot more volume than stock.

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Oh man that thing is a gonna fly at the mile!!! Can't wait to see it and meet up with you guys. Nice setup! Andy is certainly the man!!
With the new ZR1 transmission gears (rear gearing is higher in ZR1) my top speed at redline in 6th will be about 190 on the road racing tires (shorter) and about 206 on the stock Goodyears. It should have very good pull all the way to redline if I can keep traction... If I'm hitting the limiter before the end of the mile I may have to swap the automatic rearend before next year...lol. As Andy says, it is only money....lol.
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:29 PM   #58
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eagles canyon track day is coming up september 7th via five star ford. alot of mustangs will be there aswell as mine and a couple other zl1's if you get a chance to register before all the spots fill up:

http://eaglescanyon.com/httpdocs/2008/payments.php
I tried to sign up there, but it didn't work... I'll just call Maggie. I'll be there. Thanks, stop and say hello!
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:49 PM   #59
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Awesome will do. You have 3 options novice with an instructor. Intermediate or advance.
Looking forward to seeing the car.
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:42 PM   #60
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If I get the chance to get more driving instruction without paying extra for it I like to take advantage of it but sometime the instructors want you to go really slow until they are confident you can handle the car. That can be a little tedious for me. I'll probably just run in the intermediate class and get some more wheel time. I have the most room for improvement in rolling into the throttle sooner in the corner and going a little deeper in to some corners before turning in, especially in turns 1, 5, and 8. When I watch my own video it seems a lot easier to see the room for improvement than when the tires are squealing and you are feeling the g's in the car.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:22 PM   #61
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Running on new blower.

Time for an update on my car. I have had it home for about a week and have over 400 miles on it since the new blower, clutch, throttle body, transmission gear change and trunk mounted supercharger water reservoir.

First, the car is fast.... it was fast before but it feels crazy now, no matter what speed, no matter what gear, if you hit it....it goes. It is strange because the dyno only showed about 40 hp gain with the changes but now the power is everywhere! Oh, and I have only driven it on pump gas so far. I have another 50 hp to discover when I finally put race gas in it.

On the first drive home I found the the throttle body was throwing some codes at speeds above 150. Andy has fixed that and it is running awesome now. I only have highway miles on it so far but have not had the slightest issue with heat at all. The trunk fluid system is awesome and the supercharger is running smaller pulleys to hit the same boost. Between the increased airflow in the new blower and the cooler temps it is making 40 more hp on the same boost.

The biggest differences are in the top 2 gears that were swapped. I have the 1LE transmission in the car and the stock gear ratios for 5 & 6 were .74 and .50 respectively. The 1LE 6th gear was useless for acceleration. I now have the ZR1 gears with ratios .81 and .67. Andy tested it on the dyno and it will hit 200mph at 6400 rpm in top gear with these ratios. Basically the goal is to use every bit of transmission to try to hit 200 mph in the texas mile. I'll see what happens in Oct.

On Friday I will run it at the local drag strip. This is a slight point of frustration because I ordered Weld rims a few weeks ago and they still have not shipped. I have drag radials sitting in my garage but no rims to mount them on. I'm going to run it anyway on road racing tires.

On Saturday I will run it on the road racing course and really see how the cooling systems are working. I'll try to post video of my results.

Here is a pic of the speed data log, I took it for a burst over lunch today.

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Old 09-04-2013, 03:22 PM   #62
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Best of luck, Jess.
I've called Maggie to see if spectators can come out. If it's like a country club, I'd have to be a guest of someone. Should have taken that CBS press card that my former boss offered me.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:37 PM   #63
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Best of luck, Jess.
I've called Maggie to see if spectators can come out. If it's like a country club, I'd have to be a guest of someone. Should have taken that CBS press card that my former boss offered me.
Let me send an e-mail to Jerry. He is the guy from 5 star Ford that is running the event. I always enjoy walking around looking at all the amazing cars running at these events. Other than what is happening on the racetrack, everything is usually pretty informal in the pit area and club house.
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:08 PM   #64
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:17 PM   #65
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Racing events for the weekend complete.

My automotive weekend has come to a close. Some high points and some low points. Last night went drag racing. 11 passes, all were 125+mph. New personal top ET of 11.430 @ 131.12mph. Here is a video of an 11.7 pass at 130mph. Second gear starts to try to curb the uncontrolled wheel spin.



Next went to Eagles Canyon and with a long interstate highway trip in the early morning and logged my top speed again.



The day did not end well at Eagles Canyon, first session had hard rain and second session ended in being towed off the track. My car is back at ADM awaiting diagnostics... I guess I'll keep you all posted as it comes together.
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:15 PM   #66
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For those of you tracking my build and that may have seen my engine let go on silver surfer's video here is an update. It is fairly certain that the head gasket let go and the engine coolant from the radiator went into the block. How all of the water got from the supercharger system into the block is not certain but this is what I suspect, My supercharger coolant system has a pressure cap with a T between the radiator and radiator overflow reservoir. It seems when the radiator got low and tried to pull fluid from the overflow it pulled all of the supercharger fluid through the T in the system and that is why the block got so full of water it locked up.

So the head gasket let go. Problem: GM aluminum blocks with over 750 boosted horsepower and the stock 4 bolt heads have been known on occasion to blow head gaskets (now people are telling me this). The GM LSX block for high horsepower boosted applications has a 6 bolt head but the block is made of cast iron and weighs 80 lbs more. That is 80 lbs I do not want.
My Solution: sending my LSA block to ERL performance to get it upgraded to a 6 bolt head set-up with half inch studs. Also going with ductile iron sleeves in 427 ci and bronze lifter bushings. The bronze lifter bushings are supposed to be smoother and lubricate better. ERL says the new block and head gasket should be trouble free to 1500 hp. I guess we will see. I'm thinking I may need to reroute supercharger cooling overflow or look at a different pressure cap. Then again if the radiator stays contained I won't have a problem again.

Damn it was running great before it let go. I actually felt sick looking at the video. I think it is going to make the Texas mile but barely. I'll keep you all posted.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:22 PM   #67
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Good luck Jess I'm sure you'll be back burning up the track before too long.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:26 PM   #68
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Saw the video, car sounds wicked. You'll be back on the track soon.
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"I got a service tire pressure warning". Then I hear

WAHHHHHUNNNNNNNHAAAAAAAAAN

Thanks for posting! I would consider this the standard for any autox video wanting feedback, collaboration, or just entertainment.

I'm not sure, but who was driving, you or a track guide/friend? I only noticed a couple mistakes, most are probably due to the track paving or low tires, but the apex's were hit and it was cone to cone from what I could see.

Only driving in 4th gear? Can you explain more on that please?

I wanted to write a internet meme when you passed the Mustang, with your approval, what would you say?

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Old 09-14-2013, 12:12 PM   #71
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Only driving in 4th gear? Can you explain more on that please?

I wanted to write a internet meme when you passed the Mustang, with your approval, what would you say?
On that video I was using 3rd to 5th. They entire track could be run quite well in 4th and the car would accelerate smoothly out of corners in 4th without breaking loose. You can write what you like.

This is the video where the engine let go from Silver surfer's car who was following me. I'm going slow in the corners because the track is still wet and I'm on racing tires with very little wet grip.



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Old 10-01-2013, 05:54 PM   #72
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Just thought I would update the status of my car. ADM got my block from ERL and when they checked it out they found the block had got warped through all the re-enforcing welding and re-sleving to the point the cam bearings were too far out of spec to maintain oil pressure. Now that block is being shipping back to ERL and I have a custom cast RHS racing block with 6 bolt head configuration being shipped. ADM already has the new heads, rods and pistons in stock. Now it is a race against the clock for the Texas mile. That is if I don't max out my credit cards first.....
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6:53 to about 7:21 is where it looks like the motor gave up if you guys dont want to watch the whole video.. Oh well lesson learned for all of us..I was told not to install that blower on the motor and push it that hard,but I say if you have the funds and you love it that much,go for it,because its a freaking beast..great car sorry to hear it.. I just thought if i ever boosted the crap out of it I would just buy a lsx376b and build around that block and head set up...that way i would still have a brand new long block to sell either with the car or re install it and sell everything off for the next project..

GOOD thing I had FASTLANE in my corner to give me good advise..I am going to stay under 700rwhp and play it safe and still have a high 10sce car or at least low 11sec car..maybe i will install some good slicks,and axles if needed and let the auto and my hand controls do all the work...man you have a great car,but i thought i start early on my car having it dropped of the first week for 612rwhp,but you just take the cake..
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Sugar and I hope you win both races....building the car AND the Texas Mile
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6:53 to about 7:21 is where it looks like the motor gave up if you guys dont want to watch the whole video.. Oh well lesson learned for all of us..I was told not to install that blower on the motor and push it that hard...

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If you look at post 55 and check my dyno sheet you will see that the max boost is 14.6 lbs. We also pulled the redline on the engine back to 6400 rpm. We haven't even been close to trying to push the blower, I reduced pulley sizes from the 1900.

I do know that I got the engine very hot several times before I changed the supercharger coolant reservoir, and this was changed at the same time the supercharger was. I suspect the block problems started because of all the heat I was experiencing before the new blower was ever installed and the bump in power just pushed it over the edge.

It is hard to say for certain what the exact problem was, it dynoed fine after the high heat cycles on the engine. I can tell you that the car is not a daily driver. I do drive it to the racing venues and then thrash it, and drive it home. So my current assessment based on the input from others and first hand experience is that if you exceed 800 whp you should at least upgrade the block and head configuration to 6 bolt. LSX has an iron 6 bolt block and some of the race engine builders do the aluminum. Stay with me and I'll let you know how it all works out.
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