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Old 04-10-2010, 08:27 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Looks good Billy, I'm sure it will fly! You know for sure that anything you get from Bill Coleman's shop will be nothing less than perfect.
Bill, I may never press this motor. Just pump gas "only" and keep the boost where the car stays above 11.50 if I take it to the track to drag race; no cage in this street car. However folks I may let it go if I go to another track rental.

I've been out of bracket racing for a couple of years now Bill but if everything goes OK I should be back to bracket racing with a new street/strip "bracket racer" soon.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:22 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Update= Front cover oil leak.

The front cover developed an oil leak which is a first for me. I had a hard time finding it because the oil was running along the oil pan rail.

Pic #1) Pointer shows a cut in the OEM gasket which is cause by how the block is machined/made that is just long enough so the oil can run out on the other side of where the timing chain cover flange compresses the cover gasket.

Pic#2) How the block looks behind the gasket.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:38 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Fixing front cover oil leak

Pic#1) To make the flange wider (to the outside) in that area to get a seal, I used Marine-Tex.

Pic#2) I than filed it down level with the flange and used a straight edge to check, than shot it with a little silver paint. I think this mod to the timing cover sealing flange along with a little rtv on the gasket in that area should do the trick.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:49 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Cam Sensor Wear

I have not been paying attention but I think the engine has around 3,000 miles or so on it now and this is what the cam sensor gear looked like when I took a pic of it today as things are going back together.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:16 AM   #20 (permalink)
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When you let it fly at the next track rental you may become the fastest TR with a stock fpr. Nice looking machine.
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:48 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Modified OEM Oil Pan

This is the pan I am using, it's the original one that came on the car. It's 1/2 inch deeper than the RJC oil pan that I started off with. I like the OEM pan rail so I decided to modified the pan and use it.
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:51 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Here is the northern section of the oil pick up tube. The southern section is just an old hot air downpipe.
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:28 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Nice build! Should be a beast when it is finished. What size cam and turbo are you running on it? Anymore updates?
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:33 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Standard journal bearing John Craig 76 3 bolt 85 exhaust housing turbo and a [email protected] .050 hydraulic roller cam.

It is finished, this was just a repair for an oil leak but I did switch back to my old Art Carr 16930 converter while the engine was out to see if it picks up or slows the car down from what I was using.
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:34 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Frame Mod.

While bolting the engine in, I decided to take a couple pics of the frame mod that I did around 2000 when the car was running 10.50's to strengthen it up.

The pics are dark; should of had more light under the car, so once you click on the "thumbnail", than click on the thumbnail again, than enlarge the "whole screen" and last click on the pic itself to "enlarge again".

Pic #1) The "stock frame" is boxed on the very ends but not in the middle part. So I welded 1/4" thick by 1" angle iron on the inside of the open part of the frame with a weld underneath to the bottom of the frame. You can see the angle iron which is between the boxed trans mount area and the front boxed section. Due to the trans mount this was done with two sections of angle iron. You can still get to everything.

Pic #2) I than welded a 2" wide by 3/16" thick long flat bar to the bottom of the frame rail from the rear boxed section to the front boxed section. I filled in with weld between the inside of the flat bar and the angle iron to make it look like one piece.

PS: I don't think it added more than about 5/10 lbs. to the car total and it looks better in person than in "these" pics.
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:19 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Performance Results

*93 octane pump gas "only"
*TT 5.6 street 20/18 degree chip
*Stock MAF Sensor with screens removed and a 3" by 4" long plastic tube added to the front of the OEM sensor to straighten the air, works well with chip.
*Poston headers with wrapped 3" ATR down pipe.
*Old Art Carr 16930 converter.
*Bald 275/60 15 MT drag radials

Launched at 0 boost with 12/14 psi of boost down the strip because the boost would drop to around 12 psi on the approx. 5300 rpm shifts for a while. Must enlarge pic to see ET & MPH of car 232.

PS: I have run the car with alky at 17 psi on the street and at that point it "starts" to wake up and become an "animal".
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nice work as always Bill.
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nice work as always Bill.
That 4" hose to the MAF sensor/turbo is the one you sold me about 10 years ago if you remember Bill. Oh, and that 16930 Art Carr converter is the one out of your father's long gone GN.
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