408 resurrection / potluck

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Re: 408 resurrection / potluck

Postby TireSmoker » Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:56 pm

Here ya go, some video goodness.



One lesson I've learned -- new engine, new tune file. When we first went to fire it yesterday, I was pretty frazzled, I hadn't really prepared to actually start it that day, so we mucked around with the zz383 tune, changing the engine size, but keeping most everything else. It took a bunch of farting around, including starting fluid to finally get it running, then took throttling to keep it running until I could get some auto-tune going to help out.

The video you see today was after 1) getting some sleep! 2) generating a new VE table, and just slowly going through and changing some key startup settings like the cranking fuel. It started and ran (very rich) on the 2nd attempt, I was able to adjust the idle area real quick to sorta even it out, let it get some heat, and this video was the next startup after that. It felt like "wow, i kinda know what i'm doing here!"

I'm pretty excited..

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Re: 408 resurrection / potluck

Postby Fred32v » Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:39 pm

I really enjoyed your fire up video.
There are few things that are more exciting than that first startup
and more satisfying when there are no problems and the tune comes in.

Great job, looked like it was a crazy fun weekend.
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Re: 408 resurrection / potluck

Postby TireSmoker » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:42 am

Maybe it's time to finally install these. I think I got them at Carlisle. They've been in a bag on a shelf for a long time. The white would match my stripes. :-)

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Re: 408 resurrection / potluck

Postby TireSmoker » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:18 pm

If a picture is worth a few words, this is how today's first quick test drive ended. Knocking, badly.

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Re: 408 resurrection / potluck

Postby MostMint » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:50 pm

it's Boba Fade and the Millenium Flatbed to the rescue!

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Re: 408 resurrection / potluck

Postby GMJohnny » Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:47 am

[quote="MostMint"]it's Boba Fade and the Millenium Flatbed to the rescue!

We’ve all been there. ^^

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Re: 408 resurrection / potluck

Postby wxo » Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:18 am

Yes, but doesn't she look good up there on the Millennium Flatbed!! :D

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Re: 408 resurrection / potluck

Postby TireSmoker » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:54 pm

wxo wrote:Yes, but doesn't she look good up there on the Millennium Flatbed!! :D


Like a queen being escorted back to the palace!!

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