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by Basement Paul
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Chevelle Upgrades, 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 2290

Re: Chevelle Upgrades, 2020

I'm doomed!

-BP
by Basement Paul
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Races, Swap Meets & Car Shows
Topic: TRP 10/31/20
Replies: 0
Views: 15

TRP 10/31/20

As of now, the weather is looking like 55 and sunny for this Saturday. Not the best for super low ETs, but still nice and I plan to go out. If the forecast stays like that, I'd like to take the Golf and the Firebird out there. Then we can get some real numbers on the Firebird, and maybe I can get th...
by Basement Paul
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1997 Pontiac Firebird
Replies: 137
Views: 12508

Re: 1997 Pontiac Firebird

After finding out about two knock sensors instead of just one, it was eating at me that we only unplugged one in our previous test. So I made my way to 32Vs place with the scanner and a plan. We quickly jacked the car up, located both knock sensors, and pulled the plugs. These each only have one wir...
by Basement Paul
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1997 Pontiac Firebird
Replies: 137
Views: 12508

Re: 1997 Pontiac Firebird

Yesterday we drove the car all around trying to gather more info. The biggest problem on the scanner showed that anytime I would put the car under load, generally over 2500 rpms, it pulled ALL the timing out. Going sometimes even almost 5 degrees retarded. It should be 20 degrees or more advanced. Y...
by Basement Paul
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1997 Pontiac Firebird
Replies: 137
Views: 12508

Re: 1997 Pontiac Firebird

Since we needed a new u-joint in the rear, I bought another used aluminum driveshaft and new u-joints all on eBay. I had Paul Carson do the u-joint swap to make sure we weren't missing something and those got installed on Monday. Taking his advice, we switched back to 5w30 from 10w30 to help with th...
by Basement Paul
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2003 S-10
Replies: 328
Views: 89683

Re: 2003 S-10

Since the motor now has almost 85k miles, why not rebuild it... OK, there's nothing wrong with it, but this winter it's going to get this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/GM-LS-5-7L-LS1-383-Stroker-Callies-Rotating-Assembly-Kit-Balanced-11-0-1-Pistons/192816870858?epid=16016069508&hash=item2ce4c7f5ca:g...
by Basement Paul
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quickest Cars on Tiresmoke
Replies: 44
Views: 74885

Re: Quickest Cars on Tiresmoke

TRP is running Saturdays in November, so there's still time to get that elusive 8 second pass. They're usually pretty good about prepping the track on those days too as there are some pretty quick cars that show up to test.

I updated your time on the list.

-BP
by Basement Paul
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DragTimes.com
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: DragTimes.com

I know my S10 was on there with the V6 at some point and the old Caddy is on there too. But if you have something even a little common for hot rodding, it gets lost in the shuffle. Maybe I should put my Golf on there.

I can't believe your Canyon is as fast as the El Dorado. Amazing.

-BP
by Basement Paul
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Races, Swap Meets & Car Shows
Topic: TRP Sat. 10/10/20
Replies: 13
Views: 400

Re: TRP Sat. 10/10/20

No, that one is done already. It's just a chance for racers to come out and win some money one last time. So far they only have Box, No Box, motorcycle, and Jr Dragster classes. There was talk of a Street class, but haven't seen anything confirmed or denied.

-BP
by Basement Paul
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Races, Swap Meets & Car Shows
Topic: TRP Sat. 10/10/20
Replies: 13
Views: 400

Re: TRP Sat. 10/10/20

They're doing a Fall Finale the weekend of the 24th, so probably not ideal timing for doing TNT. But if the weather is good enough, I'll find out if they're just doing time runs. Going to be pretty warm this Saturday.

-BP
by Basement Paul
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2017 Mazda3
Replies: 16
Views: 4320

Re: 2017 Mazda3

Adios muchacho.

-BP
by Basement Paul
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2017 Mazda3
Replies: 16
Views: 4320

Re: 2017 Mazda3

When I checked values of my Golf recently VS when I checked in the Spring, it has gone up over $2000. You're in a perfect scenario to sell, in that you're not replacing it.

Did the camper sell?

-BP
by Basement Paul
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quickest Cars on Tiresmoke
Replies: 44
Views: 74885

Re: Quickest Cars on Tiresmoke

Updated the Golf and 442.

-BP
by Basement Paul
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1997 Pontiac Firebird
Replies: 137
Views: 12508

Re: 1997 Pontiac Firebird

Today we drove the car with the fuel pressure gauge attached. Unfortunately and fortunately it has 45psi at idle and light driving, and 50psi under load. It never falls off. So we don't need a fuel pump. We checked the codes again and got a TPS code. Hoping for the best, we put a new TPS sensor in, ...

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