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Old 07-31-2019, 04:34 PM   #2577
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That second pic is my wife — 100% ;o)

She’ll kill me for that I’m sure...

It was fun listening to the stories...

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Old 08-03-2019, 02:34 PM   #2578
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While I'm waiting for the recovery to get better, I've decided to improve my oil cooling a bit more by going with the Earl's 42 row cooler (vs my Mishimoto 25 row):



http://www.improvedracing.com/earls-...ler-p-547.html

Should give me a bit more room for temps while racing.

Also, to save about 40 lbs of weight, this is in the plans (NOT CHEAP) but a quick way to reduce weight:



https://shop.antigravitybatteries.co...tive/ag-h7-rs/

Considering all of the 'other' measures I was taking, this one seems to be a less expensive way for me to lose 40 lbs (VS Carbon Fiber fenders, doors, roof, trunk, etc.)!

Will need a new trickle charger but, 20 minutes of time to loose 40 lbs!

That should help offset the meth in the back too and still lose ~10 lbs...

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Old 08-03-2019, 09:51 PM   #2579
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:49 PM   #2580
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Old 08-03-2019, 11:42 PM   #2581
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LOL, damn Santa made a visit!

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Old 08-05-2019, 11:44 PM   #2582
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So, have been taking the car out about 4 times a week -- really enjoying how its running. While doing my usual checks, I found the supercharger pulley bolts were backing out -- super glad NONE came out.

So, using a T30 1/4" drive and a torque wrench, torqued ALL the bolts to 62 inch lbs -- that's INCH LBS. Looks like after 2 years and several races, I'll need to add that to my 'death check'.

At least now, its torqued down:



Also found a very small bolt (hex) that does not look like it fits anywhere -- except my old ADM CAI. Outside of that, everything still looks great and holding up very well.

Since GPI engine rebuild, have 11k miles on her!

Need to verify with GPI 'when' I should swap out Valve Springs...

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Old 08-05-2019, 11:51 PM   #2583
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Car looks great too!!!
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Old 08-06-2019, 12:21 AM   #2584
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Thanks! Not as anal about the ‘surface’ scratches as I used to be — doing corrections every 3 years now — since I know it can be fixed pretty well.

Can’t wait for next Fest — really enjoyed this year — less stress ;o)

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Old 08-06-2019, 06:05 AM   #2585
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I used blue loctite on my pulley hardware.
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Old 08-06-2019, 10:33 AM   #2586
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I’ll go back and do that. Based on the install instructions, says a small amount...

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Old 08-18-2019, 02:56 PM   #2587
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Finally received and then installed the new oil cooler. This Earls version is 6" higher and 2" wider — very tight fit with the lower hx coolers but got it in there. No pics as it’s really nothing more than remove and replace.

Should help engine cooling as well...

Gonna test it out over the next week — temps will be in the 100s ;o)...

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Old 08-18-2019, 04:36 PM   #2588
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Ordered and received my BTR titanium spring kit. In about 4k to 6k miles, I'll do a top refresh...

Cam should be good for the life of the engine if I don't push the spring Change intervals too much. 15k to 20k max should be perfect...

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Old 08-19-2019, 05:32 PM   #2589
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Now that the cooler is in place, I'm closing up some 'openings' to force more air through the radiator.

The top had a gap in it as the 'aftermarket' version radiator left open about a 1" gap so, I created a cover with a 2" aluminum 1/8" thick flat and added foam on the bottom to make sure it filled in. After that, I created a couple of hold-downs to keep it in place then siliconed it down:





I have the sides to do so I can close up the gap between the condenser and radiator...

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Old 09-02-2019, 10:37 PM   #2590
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Wanted to show how my paint correction has been doing -- its been almost 2 years since I did the Adams Full Paint Correction.

Since then, all I've done is Coin Wash when really dirty (like my trips to GPI and CFest) and then maintenance washes using UltimaPro Waterless Wash, Gary Dean Wash using his Detail Juice (1/4 oz), Boost Juice (1/4 oz) MF towels, 1 gallon of water, and then Adams Detail Spray after Gary Dean Wash.

I do a few 'updates' using Mequires 'Scratch X' then some Adams H20 Gloss as needed.

So far, very few scratches to deal with after about 8 or 9 race days and trips:

Still looks 'wet':















Where the heck is my sun roof ;o)



So, for 2 years since correction, not doing bad at all!

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