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  1. Dave

    New Ride

    Very nice. Love these cars. They sound fantastic.
  2. https://www.trackjunkies.org/topic/706-cresson-notes/?do=findComment&comment=57640 Ton of really good information in the linked thread.
  3. This is a fence post
  4. Everything I mention below is for the C6 Z06 engine. LS-WhateverNumberThatIs Low oil pressure is what my friends have noticed on track. High oil temp for sure plays a part, so just like any other track car an oil cooler or 3 will be needed. They used a little thicker oil to help with pressure. My buddy also had a trans cooler. I think my he got rid of the sodium valves for steel ones because of the head of the valve wanting to separate from the shaft. He just couldn't rev as high but added reliability. But he took a very admittedly conservative approach. I'm trying to remember why the last engine failed, but I'm old and have a bad memory. He's on engine 3 or 4. Engine 2 wasn't his fault because the shop didn't clean out the coolers after engine 1 detonated.
  5. Here is my vette story. I had a 350Z track car that I could get a 2:26 on the MSRC 3.1. It had a low 2:25 or better if I could get all 20 turns right in one lap. Not happening. Anyway, in the twilight of my HPDEs days, my buddy ask me if I wanted to drive his C6 Z06 in the last session of Sunday. I of course didn't pass that up. He asked that I leave TC on in "race mode" or some shit because well he knows how I drive. lol. So on my first full lap I get a 2:24 while passing 3 people. I never improved because I never got a clean lap. And thats the thing, I don't think I would ever get a clean lap. The car easily had a 2:20 or (way) better with some setup changes, TC off, and more seat time. What I can say is that the driving experience wasn't as good as I expected. From what I remember, I didn't like the steering ratio, the pedal placement, and the car felt BIG. But when you were on a straight it hoovered up cars quickly. Having lap times so much lower than everyone is just a problem in a DE format if you are looking for clean laps. But if your thing is passing cars, then this is the tool for that. Also, do you're research on those engines. They seem to want to pop.
  6. I've done stillwater and sand springs. Both ok. Stillwater has Eskimo Joe's. Sand springs has the rib crib (barfs). We drove to Tulsa and got spaghetti warehouse.lol
  7. Dave

    2009 BMW E90 M3

    I'm just gonna leave this right here. Who knew that at least one S65 engine made it to 100k? If you believe the internet, none of them make it past 30k. Lol. Congrats to all the previous owners of this car. I thank you. My wallet thanks you.
  8. Hahaha! "I" said I was slow. I just used your "voice". You've improved quite rapidly. I've been impressed with what you've accomplished thus far, in a mustang no less! I can't wait to see the videos of you beating all my PBs. Retiring was one of the smartest things I've done in decades!
  9. The way he talked, he didn't want to do the work. He never actually gave me a price, just that he would charge me alot. A buddy of mine gave me another place to try out.
  10. Well I was sick all last week so yesterday was my first chance to work on the datsun, and I actually did this time. I didn't take on any big items, so it was all stupid little stuff, but it was fun. I took the seats out on friday and took them over to an upholstery shop near by. The guy looked at the bottom and didn't want to deal with them lol. I thought this was going to be a slam dunk, but I should always expect to be disappointed. So the guy had an issue with the "webbing" (or lack there of) under the seat. There is some sort of organic thatch material on the bottom held in by some webbing straps. Then I think the foam sits on top of that. I haven't pulled the covers off to check yet. Apparently MGs and the like have a rubber mat base that he prefers to use and was going to charge me a shitload to rebuild the bottom. I figured that was my signal to walk away and that he didn't want to waste his time. Fair enough. Now I'm wondering if I try to tackle this myself or find a different shop. Google maps search doesn't show that many upholstery shops near by, and the guy I went to has the highest rating. lol Next I replaced the spedo cable because the old one had a split in it and was pooping on my garage floor. That was probably the most straightforward project I had all day. Then I worked on the gauge lighting since I had the seats out. I tried to put leds in there after I got the car, but I couldn't get them to fit. I thought it was because they were too long and would bottom out before I could press them in and twist to lock. After some fiddling I found out that the rubber cup that goes around the bulb socket was hard and the socket was slippery. Does that make sense? Anyway I could never get a good grip on the socket so I could push and twist to lock it into place. I ended up having to split the rubber cup on 2 sides so I could slip the bulb socket out. then I could lock the bulb socket into the gauge and then slide the rubber cup over when I was done. This took soooooooo much time. Next was the carpet on the drivers side. Its been loose since I bought the car. It was problematic because it would bunch up behind the clutch mostly. So I got some permatex carpet adhesive. It seems to be holding for now. Lets see how long that lasts. I think my rear main seal is leaking. That was the rope seal that gave me so much problems. Its a tiny leak, like a drop of oil a week, but its there. I'm just going to deal with it. Also, the cheap ass thread sealant I put on the tranny drain plug took about 6 months to cure. That thing leaked like the drain plug wasn't even there for a long time. One of my tasks yesterday was to pull the plug, clean up the area, and RTV the thing in place. But since it seems to finally be dry, I'm going to leave it. Well the car is back together now. I would like to figure out what to do with the seats. I think the next "big" thing I'd like to do is drop the rear axel and refresh the whole thing. That pinon seal is gone, and I bet the axle seals aren't much better.
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