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Re: cheap car racing

Postby MostMint » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:33 am

Only one pass, 3rd shift not too good, 1/8 mile was 10.66 so not a good number.
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Re: cheap car racing

Postby MostMint » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:08 am

Weighed the car this morning, and to my surprise it came in at 2136 with a full tank of gas. Need to do some digging to figure out how it was weighed last time at 2210.

Also been playing with the tune some - lots at the track day on 10/16 but also the regular driving and operating ranges. I like the idea of demonstrating our car can start cold and warm up well, with minimal fuel consumption, and the cruise mode stuff is relevant to save fuel during full course yellow not to mention back and forth to the track
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Re: cheap car racing

Postby MostMint » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:56 pm

Yes we have enough trophies to warrant a trophy case
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Re: cheap car racing

Postby TireSmoker » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:25 pm

That looks great!! Gwen says she likes it too :-)

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Re: cheap car racing

Postby MostMint » Mon May 25, 2020 10:08 pm

Many things happening in Mostmint garage. Finally the race car gets some love.

Removed the stock engine wiring harness. We've done 68 hours of racing with the Megasquirt it has proven itself. We'll get a spare Megasuirt set up for the next race

Took the unaltered fuel lines from the recently parted out car and installed them into this car.

Corrected a couple exhaust issues. 1) got some Walker steel band clamps and the cheaper stainless clamps were allowing the pipe to rotate and the tail pipe would hang down. 2) we replaced a broken top engine mount last year and it raised the engine which caused our exhaust to hit the subframe. This was discovered testing the day before the 24. So I altered the downpipe to put the exhaust a bit lower and I think we're good to go.

Also started on a transmission. I have enough parts to make one - so today I got to work preparing the case that lost a bearing at the end of the VIR race. Kurt had welded it shut but there was a lot of cleanup needed to install replacement bearing.
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