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Old 08-07-2011, 12:11 PM   #3384
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The engine was already fully tuned on an engine dyno for full throttle and basic part load curves.

This week it is road tuning with multiple laptops running R/T software while the car is driving around. So may variables with the converter/tranny gearing/rear gearing/weight/cooling/differences in air between the desert and the coastline, etc. that the road allows much more precise tuning over a broad range of scenarios that we just don't get on a chassis dyno. ...and it is a lot more fun !
Will you be able to break free from work and participate in the real world tuning?
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:59 PM   #3385
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Will you be able to break free from work and participate in the real world tuning?
No such luck right now. I would love to be out there driving in that California sun, but we are getting ready for a demo in two weeks for unmanned stuff. We are using a Droid (phone & pad) in San Diego to drive our boats offshore Florida in real time... Should be fun.

But in the bigger picture - can't wait to get the SST back to FLA !
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:28 PM   #3386
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I can't believe it's finally running! Grats!!!

You know though......it sounded like a Mustang when it went by..... a P-51 lol. What a beast!
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:31 PM   #3387
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I can't believe it's finally running! Grats!!!

You know though......it sounded like a Mustang when it went by..... a P-51 lol. What a beast!
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:04 PM   #3388
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Actually the SST makes about the same horsepower as the Merlin did for most of the war. Towards the end of course the Merlin's power jumped markedly.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:15 PM   #3389
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Just heard a funny one - my wife calls the SST "The Horsepower Whisperer"
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:16 PM   #3390
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That's good. Nelson may just be the horsepower whisperer with the SST being his best trainee. Kind of like training a Great White to behave!
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:30 PM   #3391
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Just heard a funny one - my wife calls the SST "The Horsepower Whisperer"


I like that one!
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:45 PM   #3392
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I want the horse whisper as a daily driver..
be so much fun.. its 60 to 120 is probably the same amount of time as my 0 to 60
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:26 AM   #3393
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If we're very quiet (and patient) we may get a glimpse of the elusive SST hunting it's prey
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:59 PM   #3394
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SST is in the midst of road tuning. Adding a lot of PT maps for various conditions and driving "settings" e.g. Around town/Max mileage cruise/Aggressive street/Drag/Road Course/Measured Mile

Also, changing out the factory shifter. Just can't risk having anything change gears incorrectly.
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Forgot about that
What shifter will you be using?
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:35 PM   #3396
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:41 PM   #3397
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SST is in the midst of road tuning. Adding a lot of PT maps for various conditions and driving "settings" e.g. Around town/Max mileage cruise/Aggressive street/Drag/Road Course/Measured Mile

Also, changing out the factory shifter. Just can't risk having anything change gears incorrectly.
I've heard a lot of guys complain about how mushy the stock shifter is anyway. No sense keeping it if it doesn't work well for you.
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:00 PM   #3398
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Forgot about that
What shifter will you be using?
We decided on a Winters race shifter (Sidewinder) - they are bulletproof. The guys are going to modify a bunch of stuff to try and make it look as stock as possible.

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Thanks J! We should be able to have some fun at Pony Wars...

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I've heard a lot of guys complain about how mushy the stock shifter is anyway. No sense keeping it if it doesn't work well for you.
Yeah, they CNC'd a few different shifter detents and adapted them to the factory one, but the throw was just not right. Felt wrong.
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:47 PM   #3399
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Thanks J! We should be able to have some fun at Pony Wars...

You guys have certainly peaked my interest... I am going to see how my schedule works out, and try to make this...
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