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Title: Juiced Coupes 306
Post by: juiced coupe on July 15, 2009, 11:29:26 pm
      COMBO INFORMATION
      Provided by: Juiced Coupe

      01. Block
      • Displacement: 306
      • CR: 9.5:1
      02. Heads
      • Brand: Edelbrock
      • Model: Performer RPM (old style 6025s)
      • Ported?: Yes - Owner, mild cleanup
      03. Camshaft (If the camshaft is custom, NOT providing this information is understandable, and expected)
      • Brand: CI/Comp
      • Grind Number/Model: Billet Hyd Roller
      • Int./Exh. Duration @.050": 220/240ish
      • Int./Exh. Lift: .600ish" @1.6 ratio
      • Lobe Separation Angle:  More than 110°
      04. Induction
      • Carbureted/EFI: carbed
      • Intake: Edelbrock Performer RPM
      • Carb/Injector Size: 750 Holley
      05. Tuner: Self
      06. Exhaust
      • Style: Flowtech 1 5/8 Long tube headers
      • Diameter: 2.5"
      • Catted: no
      • "X" or "H": H pipe
      • Mufflers: Pypes M-80
      07. Power Adder: TNT plate with NX solenoids
      08. Transmission
      • Manual/Auto: Auto
      • Model: C4
      • Converter Stall: PTC 10" @4000
      09. Gears
      • Style: 8.8"
      • Ratio: 4.10
      • Differential Style: Spool, 35 spline
      10. Rear Suspension Setup: UPR Pro Series control arms, KB A/S brackets, Eibach drag springs, 98 Cobra sway bar, air bag, Strange 10 ways
      11. Front Suspension Setup : Strange 10 ways with coilovers (14/130)
      12. Tires: M/T 28X10.5s
      13. Car Weight: @2900 lbs. w/ driver



      COMMENTS/OBSERVATIONS:

      Still a work in progress.

      (http://sbftech.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20009.0;attach=22615;image)

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      Specs Updated

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      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on September 07, 2009, 09:44:49 pm
      UPDATE: Its alive!!!


      After months of heat and rain, it finally started today. After a few problems(stuck needle/seat with gasoline geyser followed by carb fire and some dumb ass got a couple plug wires crossed), I have to say in made my day to hear it run.

      I was also happy to see that it never got above 150* while running it for a half hour or so.

      I would also like to say thanks to Jay for the way this thing revs. A quick blip of the throttle and its all over the rev limiter(7200). You were also dead on about the idle, its nasty and doesn't like anything lower than 900.

      Anyway, I still need to get the exhaust on and fix a few small problems before I can take it down the road, so back to work.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: survivalstangsnj on November 13, 2009, 10:34:57 am
      Almost the same combo as mine!! HAve you tested it yet?  Any Numbers??


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on November 17, 2009, 09:04:04 am
      Sorry, no numbers yet. Still working out some kinks. Got a few problems and its too close to Christmas(4 kids=$$$$) to be blowing alot of money on the car. Anyway, here is a quick update.

      Got the exhaust on. Sounds great and I can hear myself think again. I modified a shorty H-pipe and ran back to a set of Pypes M-80 mufflers with dumps at the rear. I just need to seal up a couple slip fit tubes on the headers.

      I have also been doing some work with the carb. After replacing a sunk float and playing with float levels and squirters, the carb seems to be doing ok. I just need to work on a little stumble with the secondary transition.

      Now for the problems. This thing is VERY cold natured. Hell, my chainsaw and 2 cycle ATV crank better than this thing when cold. It also has an intermittent stumble that I cant trace down. After alot of thinking(do you smell smoke?), it may be possible that the problems are linked. I think that my homemaid shimmed lifters(stock, who knows how many miles) may be fubar. My adjustment of said lifters has also came to mind. After reading some of Jays comments about lifter problems and valve adjustment, my theory about the lifters seems valid. I have to pull the intake manifold anyway(oil leak at back), so I plan on changing the lifters while I am there. My plan is to get with Jay after the holidays and get a set of Comp 851s or a set of HIS shimmed lifters, whichever he thinks best.

      Until then, I have several small projects to keep me busy. I need to install my subframe connectors, driveshaft loop, new headlights, and work on some wiring problems(fun).

      Maybe I can make it back to the track by spring.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: survivalstangsnj on November 17, 2009, 01:37:28 pm
      I am having the same stumble problem.  Im going to be changing squirters and messing with timing.  I have brand new lifters so im not worried, but if it continues, I am!!


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: Forgoten1 on November 20, 2009, 11:08:05 am
      How does the M-80s sound?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on November 20, 2009, 06:44:02 pm
      The M-80s sound great. They have a loud but smooth sound, similar to a Magniflow. That makes sense because they are both straight through, preforated core designs.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on December 28, 2009, 12:12:55 am
      UPDATE:

      Looks like I got my carb issues fixed. After chasing my tail for a while, I decided to open up the carb and compare it to the specs on Holleys web.

      The jets weren't what I thought they were(67/76 and I don't remember why), so I changed them to 73/80. It starts and drives around much better.

      I tried several different squirters and found that it liked a #31 on the primary, but would still go dead rich(flutter, black smoke) when the secondaries came in fast. Even with a #25. Decided to check the pump cams, both were pink/#1 hole. After a few different cams and positions, ended up with both having orange/#2 hole.

      I also got some clear sight plugs and raised the fuel levels a little. The level was at the bottom of the hole, I raised it to about half the sight plug. Seems to have helped a little all around.

      While on a test drive, I realized something else. I need tires worse than I thought. With the stumble gone, it doesn't just spin, it incinerates the tires. I nearly lost it from a 10 mph roll.

      I still have several other things that need to be done. If the weather will stay clear, I might get a chance.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on January 20, 2010, 06:07:38 pm
      FUCK, FUCK, FUCK.................!!!!!


      Thanks to the coldest winter in over 25 years, I have to pull my engine back out. 2 core plugs on the ground and 2 more half way out.

      I was in a stretch of 7 night shifts when the cold weather hit. I thought (yea, that's what I get) it would be safe to just pull the lower hose and drain most of it. I figured that if any of the remaining water froze, it would just expand upwards. NOPE!

      So, I'm going to look at it like this. I needed to pull my headers to fix a couple leaks anyway. By the time I'm that far in, it would only take about 20 more min to pull the engine. An extra hour and $40 in parts and fluids, it could be worse(I hope that's it).


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on March 07, 2010, 10:18:22 pm
      Finished putting it back together today.

      1- New core plugs in. No leaks!
      2- New Comp lifters in, also fixed oil leak at back of manifold.
      3- Fixed leaks on the slip fit tubes on my headers.
      4- Built/installed header evac system the way I wanted it(line to one valve cover with a "T" under the car). Didn't hook up gauge, but I can feel vacuum at the dipstick tube.
      5- Installed drive shaft loop and full length subframe connectors(MM).
      6- Ran/fixed some wiring on the car. Ran the NNS to a relay near the starter(works good and the car cranks better). Installed new coils on the nitrous/fuel solenoids and ran better wiring to them.
      7- Also changed a few things on the carb(jets, squirter)

      The weather was cool this evening (mid 50s), so I decided to go for a little drive. Drove to a couple friends houses and left the car running while we talked. No cooling problems or issues with the carb loading up. I also put about a 25% mixture of anti-freeze in this time (instead of just water) and the car seems to like it as it is running about 10* cooler than it was before. About time to get some tires and go have fun.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: Bradone on March 08, 2010, 07:39:43 am
      4- Built/installed header evac system the way I wanted it(line to one valve cover with a "T" under the car). Didn't hook up gauge, but I can feel vacuum at the dipstick tube.

      Can you hook a vacuum gauge to it? I have wondered if that wouldn't work just aswell.

      Thanks
      Brad


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on March 08, 2010, 11:45:03 am
      Finished putting it back together today.

      1- New core plugs in. No leaks!
      2- New Comp lifters in, also fixed oil leak at back of manifold.
      3- Fixed leaks on the slip fit tubes on my headers.
      4- Built/installed header evac system the way I wanted it(line to one valve cover with a "T" under the car). Didn't hook up gauge, but I can feel vacuum at the dipstick tube.
      5- Installed drive shaft loop and full length subframe connectors(MM).
      6- Ran/fixed some wiring on the car. Ran the NNS to a relay near the starter(works good and the car cranks better). Installed new coils on the nitrous/fuel solenoids and ran better wiring to them.
      7- Also changed a few things on the carb(jets, squirter)

      The weather was cool this evening (mid 50s), so I decided to go for a little drive. Drove to a couple friends houses and left the car running while we talked. No cooling problems or issues with the carb loading up. I also put about a 25% mixture of anti-freeze in this time (instead of just water) and the car seems to like it as it is running about 10* cooler than it was before. About time to get some tires and go have fun.

      I would not just run water as a coolant.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on March 08, 2010, 06:38:55 pm
      I plan on hooking up a gauge when I get a chance. I didn't have the correct size reducer for my vacuum gauge and didn't feel like going to the store again.


      On most of my high performance cars, I normally run water with just some Water Wetter in it. It rarely gets that cold down here. Also, anti freeze is very slick and hard to get off the track if something happens(overheat, blown hose, etc). Stock / mild cars are less likely to have these problems.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on March 08, 2010, 08:34:40 pm
      I plan on hooking up a gauge when I get a chance. I didn't have the correct size reducer for my vacuum gauge and didn't feel like going to the store again.


      On most of my high performance cars, I normally run water with just some Water Wetter in it. It rarely gets that cold down here. Also, anti freeze is very slick and hard to get off the track if something happens(overheat, blown hose, etc). Stock / mild cars are less likely to have these problems.

      Water and some Water Wetter keeps the rust and other bad crap that goes on in your coolant system from happening?  How much Water Wetter do you mix with just water?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on March 08, 2010, 09:05:48 pm
      I use one bottle per cooling system fill.


      http://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=74&pcid=10


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on March 08, 2010, 09:19:14 pm
      I use one bottle per cooling system fill.


      http://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=74&pcid=10

      How long have you been doing that?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on March 08, 2010, 09:26:41 pm
      10ish years. Before that, we just used water in race cars, but flushed the cooling system with cool water between rounds. I got tired of getting wet, so we started using electric water pumps and good fans (Taurus/T-Bird, etc.)and the Water Wetter as a conditioner.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on March 19, 2010, 12:25:02 am
      4- Built/installed header evac system the way I wanted it(line to one valve cover with a "T" under the car). Didn't hook up gauge, but I can feel vacuum at the dipstick tube.

      Can you hook a vacuum gauge to it? I have wondered if that wouldn't work just aswell.

      Thanks
      Brad

      Hooked up a vacuum gauge to the dipstick tube today, 2" at idle. That is about what I expected because I made no extra attempt at sealing the engine. I have also heard that the one piece oil pan gasket and rubber valve cover gaskets I used are common sources of vacuum leaks. I couldn't find something to adapt to the breather, but there is a very strong vacuum signal there.


      The previous owner of my car installed the shifter where the ash try was. He left all the holes wide open. I built a shifter bezel out of aluminum angle and flat bar, looks better in person. You can also see the switch panel I made to fill in the factory shifter hole.

      I also decided to lock out my timing. I removed the centrifugal weights and secured the arm in place. I also removed the vacuum advance canister and made a cover/arm to hold the module in place. Here is a outside pic.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 289nate on March 19, 2010, 12:55:08 am

      Hooked up a vacuum gauge to the dipstick tube today, 2" at idle. That is about what I expected because I made no extra attempt at sealing the engine. I have also heard that the one piece oil pan gasket and rubber valve cover gaskets I used are common sources of vacuum leaks. I couldn't find something to adapt to the breather, but there is a very strong vacuum signal there.

      That's pretty much what I get running to each valve cover at low rpm.  Can get a little higher at cruise and on deceleration.  WOT and or some rpm it is pretty much at zero on my cowl mounted vacuum gauge.  With the vacuum pump hooked up it can get over 10" Hg at rpm.  I leave the exhaust evac on for street driving.  Curious to hear what kind of vacuum your system pulls with some rpm and at WOT.

      Quote
      The previous owner of my car installed the shifter where the ash try was. He left all the holes wide open. I built a shifter bezel out of aluminum angle and flat bar, looks better in person. You can also see the switch panel I made to fill in the factory shifter hole.

      Looks darn good.

      Quote
      I also decided to lock out my timing. I removed the centrifugal weights and secured the arm in place. I also removed the vacuum advance canister and made a cover/arm to hold the module in place. Here is a outside pic.

      I did the same and believe you're going to like it on motor.  I'm curious if it'll be an advantage on nitrous.  I don't know a darn thing about running on the bottle and am sure glad we have you around to help with that.  Hope to pick up on a thing or two from you just in case I get the itch. :)


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on March 19, 2010, 01:05:24 am
      I always planned to lock the timing before I sprayed it. I don't trust timing retards, I have seen a few fail and cause the engine to eat itself on the bottle. I pull timing at the distributor. Without the timing locked out, I would only have about 3-4*(or less, not good) of initial timing.



      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 289nate on March 19, 2010, 01:20:55 am
      I always planned to lock the timing before I sprayed it. I don't trust timing retards, I have seen a few fail and cause the engine to eat itself on the bottle. I pull timing at the distributor. Without the timing locked out, I would only have about 3-4*(or less, not good) of initial timing.

      That makes a lot of sense.  Thanks for the explanation.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 03, 2010, 02:14:02 am
      Update!

      Got to the track, but first a list of things done recently.
      1- Added nitrophyl floats to the carb along with jet extensions. I have had 2 of those white floats sink on me in the last 6 months.
      2- Added a secondary pump cam bracket with a idle screw to the carb. This has allowed me to back down on the primary screw and clean the cars idle up greatly.
      3- A friend gave me a set of 3/4 worn MT DRs, 275/60-15. To be honest, they are too tall, but they still hook.
      4- Lowered the rear of the car about 1", put air bag in right spring, and boxed upper control arms. All of this is just temporary, so don't get on me about it.

      Track!    Note: This track is only 600', so the times are a few tenths off. The norm for a car like this is about 4 tenths.


      Got 5 passes in, but 2 were scrubs.

      Motor pass. Car hates the tight ass nitrous converter, 28" tire, and 3.73s. Still in 2nd gear.

      60'      - 1.84
      330'    - 5.18
      1/8     - 7.50
      MPH   - 84.75

      Nitrous pass. 125 shot. Forgot bottle heater, so only 900#. Rolled out about 10'(guys on track side said maybe more) before hitting the NOS. Still in 2nd, coasted last few feet.

      60'     - 1.78
      330'   - 4.75
      1/8    - 6.79
      MPH   - 96.12

      Nitrous pass. 125 shot. Only 800#. Sprayed out the hole, but didn't get pedal all the way down for about 40-50"(shoe jammed the carpet, go figure). Went to 3rd instead of coasting 2nd. Guys track side said driver front was about 3" in the air.

      60'    - 1.67
      330'  - 4.63
      1/8   - 6.67
      MPH - 95.76

      Thought it was a good first track outing. Engine and drive train ran perfect all night.  car ran straight on all passes. And NOTHING BROKE

      As of now, the car is between stages. It needs suspension, wheels and tires, cowl hood and paint, and various other things. The car has a more or less stock suspension, factory 10 hole wheels, stock hood, and severely faded red paint(along with a couple gray trim pieces).

      Some guys at work want me to leave it like this. This thing is one hell of a sleeper. This thing is banging on the 10 sec door with a low bottle(psi), junk suspension, and old tires. I almost agree with them. Almost.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 289nate on April 03, 2010, 02:49:07 am
      A 6.67 ET with a 1.67 60 ft is moving!  Can't wait to see what it does once you start getting it all sorted.  Must have felt good to make some passes. :)


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 03, 2010, 02:59:23 am
      A 6.67 ET with a 1.67 60 ft is moving!  Can't wait to see what it does once you start getting it all sorted.  Must have felt good to make some passes. :)

      You know it. This car has been a thorn in my side for the last couple years. We wasn't expecting the car to run as good as it did, especially given the old tires and low psi. I would have been more than happy with a 6.99 with a hot bottle on the first time out.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 10, 2010, 02:03:56 am
      Good news and bad news. Good news is the car ran faster on the motor and bottle tonight. Bad news is that the rear end broke on the last pass.


      The only changes from last week are new (colder) plugs and I added a couple degrees of timing on the motor and took out a couple more on the bottle. All passes were only 1st and 2nd gear. As said before, the track is only 600', so the times are 3-4 tenths faster than a full 1/8 mile(660')

      1st pass: Motor. Spun because some import in front of me puked something on the track about 15' out.

      60'     :1.93
      330    : 5.21
      1/8     : 7.48
      MPH   : 86.36

      2nd pass. Motor. Clean pass. Waited in the pits while some cars made passes and got some rubber laid down.

      60'     : 1.78
      330'   : 5.07
      1/8     :7.34
      MPH   : 86.19

      3rd pass. Motor. Clean pass. Had a passenger in the car for a ride.

      60'     :1.79
      330"  :5.10
      1/8    : 7.40
      MPH  : 85.37

      4th pass. Nitrous. 125 shot. Clean Pass.

      60'    :1.58
      330'  :4.51
      1/8   : 6.43
      MPH  : 98.04

      5th pass. Clean pass. Rider in the car again.

      60'   : 1.79
      330' : 5.09
      1/8  : 7.38
      MPH : 85.86

      6th pass. Nitrous. 125 shot. Broke rear end. Spun out the hole, may have wheel hopped and did the damage  :dunno

      60'   : 1.68
      330' : 4.62
      1/8  : 6.65
      MPH : 96.97

      After this pass, the rear made a single "clunk" while I was slowing down, and then locked up on the way back to the pits. Several of us were able to rock the car and get it unlocked, but it sounds like a gear is stripped in there. We'll see.

      While I am a bit upset that something broke, I can't say that I'm surprised. That rear is a stock rear with just a set of gears, left over from the car's daily driver days. Did I say it ran a 6.43!  :yes:

      The car is going to have to be out of commission for now as we are going on vacation next month and don't have the extra $$$ to build a new rear. Maybe I'll pick up a few more things to go along with it this summer.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: jtmustang on April 10, 2010, 04:55:26 am
      well that is good and bad news...

      why only 600'..?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 10, 2010, 11:03:37 am
      why only 600'..?

      They shortened the track about 15 years ago because the real fast cars and muscle cars with marginal brakes were having trouble stopping. They have since added some more room in the slow down area, but decided to leave the track 600'.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: ddillon on April 10, 2010, 03:41:09 pm
      Where is your home track located?  Just curious, we have a 600ft track here in Byram.

                Darren


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 10, 2010, 05:02:56 pm
      Where is your home track located?  Just curious, we have a 600ft track here in Byram.

                Darren

      I have 5 tracks "local" to me. That track in particular is just outside Mobile, AL. Out of the 5, it is the closest (+/- 30 min with car in tow) and the staff is great. The rest are 1-2 hours away. Two are full 1/8 mile and 2 are 1/4 mile.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: ddillon on April 10, 2010, 05:21:56 pm
      WOW....That's cool.You have a many choices.  Byram is 30mins from me, its 600ft. Then Hattiesburg, the hub, is an hour and a half and it is 1/4.

            Darren


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 10, 2010, 05:30:05 pm
      Mobile (600') is about 30 min, Gulf Port (1/4) is about 1 hour, Leaksville (1/8) is about 1 hour, Hattiesburg (1/8 or 1/4, varies) is a little over 1.5 hours, and Atmore (1/8) is almost 2 hours away. All of these times are towing the car, driving would be a little faster.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 11, 2010, 04:52:38 pm
      Damage report!

      Pretty much everything: broken cross shaft, all 4 spider gears, carrier main cap, diff housing(where cross shaft came out), and stripped ring gear.

      We did some of the damage by rocking the car to get it unlocked so we could get it on the trailer.

      If I had to GUESS, I would say it started out with the cross pin bending and caused a chain reaction from there.

      I will be starting with a whole new housing for the rebuild. I don't trust the one in there due to the main cap breaking and the bolts being bent.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on April 11, 2010, 05:08:34 pm
      Sorry to hear that, man.  Are you going to give up the spray because it packs such a killer mean-assed punch so damn quickly?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 11, 2010, 05:11:40 pm
      Sorry to hear that, man.  Are you going to give up the spray because it packs such a killer mean-assed punch so damn quickly?
       

      Hell no! I'm going to build a rear packed with 35 spline axles and a spool, and a new rear suspension to go with it.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on April 11, 2010, 05:14:28 pm
      How much are you spraying?  I hope that your future upgrades keep you together and safe.   :rock


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 11, 2010, 05:17:42 pm
      How much are you spraying?  I hope that your future upgrades keep you together and safe.   :rock

      125 Hp, I limited the spray so I wouldn't break anything. That worked out real well.

      The upgrades were coming anyway, I just hoped this one would stay together until then. Oh well.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 289nate on April 11, 2010, 08:37:46 pm
      Sorry to hear that, man.  Are you going to give up the spray because it packs such a killer mean-assed punch so damn quickly?
       

      Hell no! I'm going to build a rear packed with 35 spline axles and a spool, and a new rear suspension to go with it.

      Juiced Coupe knows how to play with nitrous. ;)


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: Mr.Blue on April 13, 2010, 07:20:57 am
      That track in particular is just outside Mobile, AL.

      Figured it was Mobile after seeing that '600ft. comment.............I run at Emerald Coast as does David Claflin, lot of bracket racers run Mobile on EC's off nights or "special event" nights..............used to run Atmore back in the day, may not be around much longer since the Indian tribe supposedly bought it :dissap:


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: windsordeath on April 14, 2010, 01:38:31 pm
      Uhoh, More Casino room eh?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on May 11, 2010, 08:00:36 pm
      Quick update, sorta.

      I am still getting money and plans together for just how i want to do the rear end  and suspension, but I've got some other things that needed to be done while the car is down.

      Until today, the trunk of my car has looked rough. It was just a fuel cell, battery, and a bottle. I got some carpet and panels from a JY car and built a support panel out of 1/4" plywood. I wanted to use the least amount of wood possible, so I cut it to the exact size of the spare tire well. To keep it secure, I riveted 4 angle brackets to the side of the well and used threaded inserts in them so I could bolt down the panel. I also repainted my bottle brackets and battery tray to match.

      (http://sbftech.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20009.0;attach=31062;image)


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on May 11, 2010, 08:02:11 pm
      One more that didn't attach for some reason.

       (http://sbftech.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20009.0;attach=30210;image)


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on June 15, 2010, 12:36:11 am
      On a non drama note. Some of the parts for my car have started showing up.

      All from Moser: 35 spline spool and axles, eliminators, install kit, and rear cover.

      New (to me, but low mileage) 8.8 housing at the chassis shop getting straightened and welded.

      New gears (FR, 4.10s) were out of stock (didn't tell us at time of order). Going to find out when to expect them tomorrow. If the wait is too long, I will pay the difference to get another brand.

      Also found out they held shipment of my line lock and hardware until the gears are shipped. That irritated me a little, but its hot as Hell out there (today was 98* with like a 112* heat index) and I really don't want to be in it.

      I will make my final decision on suspension in the next few days. I have it narrowed down to a few.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 289nate on June 15, 2010, 02:51:44 am
      Also found out they held shipment of my line lock and hardware until the gears are shipped. That irritated me a little, but its hot as Hell out there (today was 98* with like a 112* heat index) and I really don't want to be in it.

      There are a few places that will do this.  Hold your order until they have all the parts to send.  Bummer.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on July 08, 2010, 09:25:10 pm
      Today's lesson: Just buy the damn thing!

      Since I am doing some brake upgrades to the car, I decided a adjustable proportion valve was a good idea (especially considering I already had one). As most of you know, you have to disable the factory valve to do so. To do so, you will need a new plug for the factory block that doesn't have the little rubber plug on it. So I find a place that has one in stock, almost $30 with shipping. So I decide to just plug the factory one. So I open my box and find a 1/8 plug and tap, I'm going to do this for free. :dissap: After fighting with that little bitch for an hour, I would have gladly paid twice that amount to have one. I eventually succeeded , but not without relearning a good lesson: Just buy the damn thing!


      On top of that, my gears and line loc stuff still hasn't arrived. After the last trouble with the shipment, we changed the order to get the parts on the way. The parts were supposed to be here at the end of last week.  Well that came and passed with no parts, so we try to contact the supplier several times with no luck. We finally got a hold to somebody today. They check their computer, but can't even find a record of the order :bang. So, we reorder the parts again, supposed to be here next week.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on July 13, 2010, 07:23:56 pm
      Some good news for a change. The rest of my junk came in. I'm going to try to get the line loc,  proportioning valve, and SN95 front brakes installed this week. The rear end should also be ready to install by the end of the week. I still need to order new wheels and control arms, but thats still a couple weeks away.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 289nate on July 14, 2010, 12:43:30 am
      Glad to hear it.  Always fun to install new stuff.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on August 04, 2010, 05:31:30 pm
      Progress on my car has been slow lately. Due to the recent death of a close friend (who also owned the shop that did a lot of my outsourced work), I just haven't had much drive lately. Our recent record high temps haven't given much incentive to get out of the house either. Got bored today and broke out the camera and took a few pics of recent work and parts.

      I will be ordering my rear suspension this week and should be getting my rear housing out of my friends shop sat.

      Pics of line loc, prop valve, and rear parts:

      (http://sbftech.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20009.0;attach=32206;image)

      (http://sbftech.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20009.0;attach=32208;image)


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on August 04, 2010, 06:14:25 pm
      In that last pic --

      What rear gear?

      What size axles?

      Is that a spool?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on August 04, 2010, 06:15:32 pm
      In that last pic --

      What rear gear?

      What size axles?

      Is that a spool?

      4.10, 35 spline, yes.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on August 04, 2010, 06:24:18 pm
      Nice!

      Ever drive that spool on the street?  :burnout


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on August 04, 2010, 06:26:57 pm
      Nice!

      Ever drive that spool on the street?  :burnout

      Not that particular one, yet. But yes, I have driven on the street with spools.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 289nate on August 04, 2010, 07:45:08 pm
      Sorry to hear about your friend.  Work looks good and those are some nice parts.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on August 04, 2010, 07:48:15 pm
      Thanks, on both counts.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on August 12, 2010, 10:45:35 pm
      Few more pics of some new stuff.

      1- Control arms. UPR uppers and lowers. I looked at a lot of cars and did a lot of research before buying them (got a smoking deal on them too). For the lowers, I got the ones with sway bar mounts because a ARB didn't seem like a good option for me (street/strip car, didn't want to have to crawl under the car to drive it, pot holes are like land mines around here).

      2- Hood. Found a 4" bolt on semi locally. Also picked up some aluminum hood pins because I don't trust the latch area on a fiberglass hood.

      3- Rear cover. I have had this for a little, but snapped a pic while the camera was out.

      (http://sbftech.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20009.0;attach=32312;image)

      (http://sbftech.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20009.0;attach=32314;image)


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: gtvert90 on August 13, 2010, 01:10:31 am
      What made you go with a moser cover? I'm looking. But they all look too similar for my untrained eye.  :thanx:


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on August 13, 2010, 01:15:35 am
      What made you go with a moser cover? I'm looking. But they all look too similar for my untrained eye.  :thanx:

      Except for the gears, all my rear end parts came straight from Moser. If I'm not mistaken, its made by TA.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: ACJ on August 13, 2010, 07:33:22 am
      Juiced coupe ! If you like I'll test the parts in PIC 3@4 wouldn't want  you to go through the hassle an they don't work RIGHT!LOL

      Nice part's list :clap


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on October 22, 2010, 09:47:01 pm
      Work on the coupe has been a little slow lately. Due to a second story fire at my parents house, the occupancy of my house has grown by 2 and the car has taken residence in my back yard (was locked inside their privacy fence).

      - Got around to getting the hood lined up and the pins installed. That was a pain in the ass, on both counts. It took me about 3 days to get everything lined up like I wanted it. Even then, that cheap ass hood only fits OK at best.

      - The new rear end is all together. Thanks to Dale (BirdMan) for coming through with a pinion yolk after mine walked off. The spherical bearings are also in and I upgraded to 10" drums. I'm "supposed" to have 3 days off next week, maybe I'll be able to finish welding the torque boxes and get the rear and new suspension installed.

      Wheels and tires are going to have to wait. Too close to Christmas to be dropping $2000 on car parts. Gonna try to find some JY wheels that will fit until then. At least the car will be mobile so I can break in the gears and do some other things I have planned.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: liljoe07 on October 22, 2010, 10:18:37 pm
      oh.... The cheap hood sorrows. I feel your pain. I had about a 1/2 gap on one side, and was about 1/2 higher than the fender. :bang:


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on October 22, 2010, 10:22:45 pm
      oh.... The cheap hood sorrows. I feel your pain. I had about a 1/2 gap on one side, and was about 1/2 higher than the fender. :bang:

      Mine isn't quite that bad. Mine is about 3/8" on one side and 1/4" on the other. Without the pins, mine was about 1/2" high on the front drivers corner.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: TooFast98Cobra on October 23, 2010, 12:42:13 pm
      nice build man!


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on October 23, 2010, 11:31:22 pm
      nice build man!

      Thanks. The car has come a long way since I got it, but it still has a ways to go. I am expecting to have some extra cash this spring because a upcoming plant turnaround at work (7-12s for 2 months!) plus a lot of random overtime. I am hoping to get it painted along with new wheels and tires.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on October 23, 2010, 11:53:34 pm
      nice build man!

      Thanks. The car has come a long way since I got it, but it still has a ways to go. I am expecting to have some extra cash this spring because a upcoming plant turnaround at work (7-12s for 2 months!) plus a lot of random overtime. I am hoping to get it painted along with new wheels and tires.


      Grab that over-time pay!!!!    :ban


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on October 28, 2010, 03:59:48 pm
      Got it all in. The 10" drums required some adapter fittings (3/16 IF to 1/4 IF) which required me to modify the brake lines a little. Everything else went easier than expected.

      Wheels and tires are going to have to wait. Too close to Christmas to be dropping $2000 on car parts. Gonna try to find some JY wheels that will fit until then. At least the car will be mobile so I can break in the gears and do some other things I have planned.

      Believe it or not, I found some usable wheels just around the block. A guy down the road had 2 15" Ranger wheels (aluminum hole type) and 2 15" SN95 spare wheels (hole type), damn things almost match. For now, just going to hit the fronts with some aluminum paint and throw some 165s on them. They will be fine for breaking in the gears and getting the brake bias set.

      (http://sbftech.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20009.0;attach=33838;image)


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: Bam54 on October 28, 2010, 05:21:38 pm
      Nice job keep at it and you will get her done in no time. Did you put in a whole upper torque box or just install and weld in the renforcements and paint around it? You can't tell from the pics.

      Bam


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on October 28, 2010, 05:34:16 pm
      Did you put in a whole upper torque box or just install and weld in the renforcements and paint around it? You can't tell from the pics.

      Fully welded and painted, nothing else added. I may add reinforcements at another time.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on December 01, 2010, 02:55:25 pm
      Got bored today and drove over to the local recycle yard and weighed it. 2760# without me (175) or the nitrous bottle (25). Thats with full interior minus the back seat (ripped). All the sound deadening is still intact except on the floor and the dash internals are still in place. Also, power windows and locks are still in place. Gotta love coupes.

      On another note. The damn front wheels I got were the wrong ones  :bang . So I just left the 4 cl fronts on for now until I get some new wheels.

      I did get around to cutting the cross bar off my SN95 calipers. Checked clearance with one of the rear wheels, plenty of room with no spacers. Hopefully my front brake swap will be uneventful.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: RunninHorse on December 01, 2010, 03:31:28 pm
      So what have you done that has shaved the extra pounds?  K-member I guess?  What else?  My coupe has a couple hundred pounds more than yours.  I still have the factory K though.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on December 01, 2010, 03:41:36 pm
      Factory K, heavy factory wheels, bumpers still there.

      5 gal fuel cell, hood, carbed, limited engine dress, and a few little things that weren't needed (excess wiring, inner fenders, radio).  The carb and engine dress are big ones.

      My plan is to have it under 3000 (total) after my roll bar is added while keeping my 85 GT seats. If I push it, maybe 2900.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: RunninHorse on December 01, 2010, 03:53:38 pm
      Awesome you should be able to get that thing pretty light.  I didn't realize the engine dress, etc. could make such a big difference.  I'm at 2920 without me in it with a 4 point cage, no rear seat, still EFI, sound deadening stuff still in place, but no A/C stuff under the hood.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on December 20, 2010, 03:47:52 pm
      Getting ready to do a little fuel system upgrade.

      When I first did my fuel system, I bought this large canister type filter from Napa (1/2" NPT, 1/2" ID internal openings). Due to its size, I had to mount it higher than I would have liked to. Now when my fuel cell gets below about 1/2 tank, I can hear my fuel pump change tone. Now I am replacing it with a inline (-10), 140 micron filter. Directly on the pump suction, which is nearly level with the fuel cell outlet (+/- 1").

      Replacing this:

      http://www.napaonline.com/Search/Detail.aspx?R=FIL4309_0006538844

      http://www.napaonline.com/Search/Detail.aspx?R=FIL3123_0006473245

      With this:

      http://www.summitracing.com/parts/EAR-230310ERL/

      Thought some of you doing their fuel systems might like this.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on December 28, 2010, 12:39:40 pm
      Out with the old, in with the new. In the pic, you can see how massive the canister filter is compared to the inline (which isn't exactly small). The new filter is a high flow, screen type. The 140 micron size should be plenty enough to protect the pump from any trash that might find its way in. I already have a 40 micron filter at the fuel solenoid, and plan on adding filtered -6 inlet fittings at the carb.



      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on December 28, 2010, 03:08:55 pm
      It was late when I finished up yesterday. After I had a chance to look over the parts I removed, I found this. Some of the inner liner of one of the fuel lines had came loose. I checked all the lines after I assembled them, so it must have been wedged behind the nipple of the hose end and worked its way out later. I don't know when it happened, but this could have caused a full on meltdown. This was on the hose end at the fuel cell.  :phew:





      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: Bam54 on December 28, 2010, 04:34:48 pm
      I have found one of my hoses like that before its kinda scary to thin what could have happened.

      Bam


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on January 27, 2011, 09:02:27 pm
      Fuel system upgrades, part 2. Under hood.

      After finding the restrictions in the rear section of the car, I decided to re-plumb the front section.

      Old setup had a 1/2" tube (7/16" ID) from the pump to the front of the car, adjacent to the starter. Then there was a section of -8 braid that went to a -8/-6 Y fitting. From there it had a -6 braided line to one reg and a 3/8" tube to the other. Then there was a -6 line from each reg to the nitrous and carb. There was also a cheap, parts store line on the carb.

      There were some problems with this that I didn't notice when I first assembled it.
      - Hose ends. The ID of the -8 hose ends might have been 5/16", the -6 is maybe 1/4".
      - Also. Some of the lines were somewhat close to the headers (line insulated). While this hasn't caused any problems, this seemed like a good opportunity to fix it.

      Solutions.
      - Instead of a Y fitting, I built a fuel block from 3/8 npt fittings. The smallest ID of any of these fittings is @7/16", a good bit larger than the Y fitting. The log/regs will be mounted to a bracket in the air box area on the pass side.
      - I replaced the -8 braided line from the tube to the regs with a -10. The ID of the hose ends is also 7/16", so they shouldn't cause any restrictions.
      - I used the old -8 hose and Y fitting to make a new line to the carb. The feeder lines will be 3/8" tube.
      - The only -6 line on the car will be to the fuel solenoid, but it should be plenty. Due to the new placement of everything, I had to turn the solenoid 180* for clearance. This will require making a new jumper line.

      Here are some of the parts used. I keep forgetting how expensive those damn fittings are. I just spent another $80 on more fittings today and still need a few more.  :sigh:


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on February 10, 2011, 11:12:18 pm
      I tried to get the regs mounted in front of the strut tower, but couldn't get it anywhere I liked. So I reconfigured the log to make it more compact and mounted it to the tower.

      I was still able to route the line away from the headers(@ 2.5" at the closest point) and remove the restrictions. I still have good access to everything, and the separate lines to the carb bowls make jet changes a snap.

      It wasn't necessary, but I also reworked the fittings and jumper lines to the nitrous plate. I need to get up with Aaron about a better plate because I think I'm fixing to run into some problems with this old 16 hole plate.   :naughty:  

      (http://sbftech.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20009.0;attach=35351;image)

      (http://sbftech.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20009.0;attach=35355;image)

      (http://sbftech.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20009.0;attach=35353;image)


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on February 10, 2011, 11:16:54 pm
      Those clear sight plugs that are attached to your carb fuel bowls?  Are yours glass or plastic?

      Have you had them a long time?  They don't leak or come apart after a while?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on February 10, 2011, 11:22:20 pm
      Those clear sight plugs that are attached to your carb fuel bowls?  Are yours glass or plastic?

      Have you had them a long time?  They don't leak or come apart after a while?

      They are some type of plastic. That set is about 2-2.5 years old. They have never leaked (o ring). They are cheap enough (about $5) that I would buy new ones every year if I had to for the convenience.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on February 10, 2011, 11:33:00 pm
      Those clear sight plugs that are attached to your carb fuel bowls?  Are yours glass or plastic?

      Have you had them a long time?  They don't leak or come apart after a while?

      They are some type of plastic. That set is about 2-2.5 years old. They have never leaked (o ring). They are cheap enough (about $5) that I would buy new ones every year if I had to for the convenience.


      What brand are they so I can get some?   :thanx:


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on February 10, 2011, 11:35:00 pm
      What brand are they so I can get some?   :thanx:

      Those are Moroso, but several companys sell them.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on February 10, 2011, 11:41:55 pm
      How come two regulators?   :dunno


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on February 10, 2011, 11:50:26 pm
      How come two regulators?   :dunno

      The fuel pressure on the nitrous system is set flowing (through the proper jet). If the engine were on the same reg, getting a accurate reading would be next to impossible.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on March 09, 2011, 07:30:28 pm
      While I was saving to buy some new wheels soon, I ran across a deal I couldn't pass up. Found a set of Draglites with decent tires for $450. On top of that, it was only about a 20 min drive to get them.

      While Draglites aren't my favorite wheel (just common), I can live with them for a while. If I change my mind, unloading them shouldn't be hard. Or maybe I'll get them powder coated later. We'll see.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 289nate on March 09, 2011, 07:48:42 pm
      Nice find. :)


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 05, 2011, 09:53:01 pm
      I ran into something odd when installing the wheels. One of the fronts was actually a old Crager Superlite II, The only difference between it and the Draglite was that the Crager was about 1/4" thinner at the center, which necessitated some lug nut mods. But believe it or not, my new Weld center cap fit perfect. I guess I can live with it.

      Here they are on the car with its faded paint and multi color primer. Hopefully, the car will be one color by the end of summer.

      (http://sbftech.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20009.0;attach=36444;image)


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 289nate on April 05, 2011, 10:56:23 pm
      Lookin' good.  I remember when my hood, front valence, trunk, etc were all different colors.  Drove it for a while like that.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on April 05, 2011, 11:01:05 pm
      Those wheels and tires look like they belong there.

      I also like your hood!

      What color are you planning on painting your ride?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 05, 2011, 11:08:52 pm
      What color are you planning on painting your ride?

      Umm, red.

      If the jams weren't in good shape, I would go with Calypso Green. The fuck head that had the car before me had already painted the under hood black.  :disgust:


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: bad4max on April 17, 2011, 09:53:47 pm
      them jambs can be re-painted..  :)

      she is looking good!

      btw, i own a set of them old crager wheels from 1989 or so


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 17, 2011, 10:00:53 pm
      them jambs can be re-painted..  :)

      Don't think I didn't think about it. Then I would have to repaint my engine. While it was out, I might as well repaint the under hood area. All that sounds like more than I want to get into at the moment. Besides, red coupes look good.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 289nate on April 17, 2011, 10:03:44 pm
      Cars always look better in red. ;D


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 17, 2011, 10:13:44 pm
      Cars always look better in red. ;D

      Oh yea. I would love to get it about like this:

      http://www.musclemustangfastfords.com/features/mmfp_0505_1993_700hp_coupe/photo_04.html

      Not likely, but just maybe.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 351 windsor snake on April 19, 2011, 03:07:58 am
      Cars always look better in red. ;D
      And red cars are also faster :burnout


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 289nate on April 19, 2011, 02:35:59 pm
      Cars always look better in red. ;D

      Oh yea. I would love to get it about like this:

      http://www.musclemustangfastfords.com/features/mmfp_0505_1993_700hp_coupe/photo_04.html

      Not likely, but just maybe.

      They don't run right when they're that clean. :nono2: :orglaugh

      Cars always look better in red. ;D
      And red cars are also faster :burnout

      Yup.



      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on May 06, 2011, 05:02:25 pm
      Not much going on with the car with work and all, but I did find another Craigslist score. Picked up a extra nitrous bottle for $60. Used bottles are kinda hard to come by around here. The only problem, if you can call it that; is that its a Zex bottle. Purple....   :puke


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: mighty mouse on May 06, 2011, 05:51:03 pm
      Not much going on with the car with work and all, but I did find another Craigslist score. Picked up a extra nitrous bottle for $60. Used bottles are kinda hard to come by around here. The only problem, if you can call it that; is that its a Zex bottle. Purple....   :puke

      Thats why they invented Krylon


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on May 06, 2011, 05:55:23 pm
      Thats why they invented Krylon

      Regular paint never seems to hold up (bottle brackets). I most likely get it powder coated another color.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on July 13, 2011, 11:55:34 pm
      Craigslist score again! Picked up a NX Maximizer progressive controller and Autometer nitrous pressure gauge. Both new in box for $90. The progressive is NX's older, basic unit, but it has all the stuff I need and its easy to use. The carbon fiber gauge isn't a exact match to my current black units, but it may be a good reason to start upgrading to better ones.

      http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ATM-4728/



      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 289nate on July 14, 2011, 01:36:03 am
      Good score!


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: mighty mouse on July 14, 2011, 10:04:47 am
      Cool... craigslist can be fun!  Kind of like the OLD Ebay days...


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on September 08, 2011, 08:04:50 pm
      New Parts:
      - Strange 10 way shocks and struts
      - Strange coilover kits
      - Strange springs, 14/130
      - UPR steel CC plates
      - Energy Suspension rack bushings
      - Global West C/O wrench

      Also picked up the parts to mount and install the above mentioned gauge. I like the new swivel mount gauge pods much better than the old style cups.

      http://www.autometer.com/cat_mountsdetail.aspx?vid=75&sid=26&mid=6&pg=0

      I'm also on a weight removal kick. My car is right at 2700# without me, but in need of a roll bar. I have gotten away at the local 1/8 mile tracks, but the 1/4 mile tracks here are much stricter on that. So I'm determined to find a way to remove approximately the weight difference of the roll bar without having the car look gutted.

      So far I have found about 20# in the doors ( http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,31329.msg338301.html#new ), the coilovers and planned front control arm mods should net me another 20 or so, front bumper is getting replaced with a tubular cover support, heater box and anything else thats not needed in the dash are going, and then there are the seats. I think that the 84-86 GT seats like I have are some of the nicest seats used in fox bodies, but damn they are heavy. I've tried to resist the urge but they are getting replaced with poly units. Should be close.

      The plan is to get the suspension in along with some new tires and have it back on the track by next month when it starts cooling off. We'll see.




      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: David Claflin on September 08, 2011, 08:22:07 pm
      What kind of condition are your old seats and what are you going to do with them? ;D


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on September 08, 2011, 08:29:18 pm
      What kind of condition are your old seats and what are you going to do with them? ;D

      Kinda faded with one loose seam and a few snags. If I kept them, the plan was to re-cover them.

      For now, I'm gonna hold on to them for use on a future project. Those are getting hard to come by anymore. If I change my mind, I'll let you know.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: David Claflin on September 08, 2011, 08:51:36 pm
      Thanks, I've heard they don't make material to match those for recovering, but it's been a couple years since I've looked for anything. I've got a couple escort seats for my 88GT, they look the same, but are a tad taller, me being 6'2" I'd like to get real mustang seats as they sit lower.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on September 09, 2011, 12:55:59 am
      Thanks, I've heard they don't make material to match those for recovering, but it's been a couple years since I've looked for anything. I've got a couple escort seats for my 88GT, they look the same, but are a tad taller, me being 6'2" I'd like to get real mustang seats as they sit lower.

      They do but it isn't cheap: http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/itemdy01.asp?T1=SS2897+01&Category=Interior&subCategory=Seat+Upholstery+Covers&CatKey=74-01

      I also considered having a local upholstery shop redo the outer parts since the centers are nearly perfect.

      You are right, they do sit low. They are actually a little too low for my taste, but I'm only 5'9". Or maybe it just seems low because my daily driver is a 4WD truck with captains chairs.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: David Claflin on September 09, 2011, 09:01:27 am
      Would you be interested in some kind of a trade then? I could bring the seats I have over there as I was planning to come over Pascagoula next Saturday. I can get some pics of the ones I have if you like


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: RunninHorse on September 09, 2011, 10:31:31 am
      Have you removed the sound deadening padding and tar from under the carpet?  There is a lot of weight there.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on September 09, 2011, 02:08:20 pm
      Have you removed the sound deadening padding and tar from under the carpet?  There is a lot of weight there.


      Long gone

      Would you be interested in some kind of a trade then? I could bring the seats I have over there as I was planning to come over Pascagoula next Saturday. I can get some pics of the ones I have if you like

      Not really, at this time.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: RunninHorse on September 09, 2011, 02:12:37 pm
      Fiberglass hood, fenders, deck lid?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on September 09, 2011, 02:32:38 pm
      Fiberglass hood, fenders, deck lid?

      Hood? Yes, but because I needed it. The car needs to loose a few pounds, but im not about to just start throwing money at it. Besides, I don't want to have to worry about someone leaning over a fender and screwing it up. People know to be careful around hoods


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: wywindsor on October 01, 2011, 02:41:27 pm
        I removed  my front bumper and took a hole saw and swiss cheesed it. Same to the rear with a plasma cutter. You can always bend a pipe to replace the front.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on October 01, 2011, 08:33:34 pm
      I removed  my front bumper and took a hole saw and swiss cheesed it. Same to the rear with a plasma cutter. You can always bend a pipe to replace the front.

      Thats the plan. Just bend a piece of small exhaust pipe to support the bumper cover. I've seen them done a couple different ways, see pics.

      I've already lightened my rear bumper some. If I don't have any traction issues with all my new suspension, I may lighten it some more. Mine is kind of a pain to get off because my battery switch is mounted through it.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on October 11, 2011, 07:28:00 pm
      Started installing some of the new suspension today. I noticed how grimy the car had gotten from sitting outside (damn lawn mower). So I took the pressure washer to it and snapped a few pics.

      - There are a couple pics of the recently added second stage. I've still got the progressive, but it will require a full rewire of my nitrous system and switch panel. Soon enough.

      - Another one shows the new 10 ways in place along with some other stuff

      - The last one shows the -10 filter I put on a while back. If any of you are wondering about that pump, its a Aeromotive 150 from when you could get them without the chrome and anodizing.

      (http://sbftech.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20009.0;attach=39290;image)

      (http://sbftech.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20009.0;attach=39292;image)


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 289nate on October 11, 2011, 07:36:32 pm
      Nice!  If you make it too clean it won't run right.  ;D


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 347HO on October 11, 2011, 07:38:01 pm
      Looks like good installations.
      I also like the front support stuff.  I'll be doing the same, but I also have a tubular bumper for light impacts with walls.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on October 11, 2011, 07:44:51 pm
      Nice!  If you make it too clean it won't run right.  ;D

      I call it weight removal.  :D  That bitch was dirty!
      Looks like good installations.
      I also like the front support stuff.  I'll be doing the same, but I also have a tubular bumper for light impacts with walls.


      Thanks. I find that keeping things laid out clean and simple helps track down problems when they do arise.

      One of those pics is of Nathan's moly support. Mine will just be a simple support.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on November 26, 2011, 03:06:35 pm
      Holiday fun, via my car.

      I've been trying to get this bitch back to the track but it keeps resisting. Damn thing is going drive me nuts with little shit.

      Most recent event:

      Started off with rear brake sticking, turned out being a broken wheel stud. When I pulled the brake drum, I found the head of a wheel stud and a gouged up c-clip eliminator.

      The wheel studs were factory installed, I guess they didn't use locktite (they all felt tight). Anyway, there isn't a lot of room between the heads of the studs and the eliminators. It looks like one of them unscrewed just enough to make contact and then got worked out until it broke. Luckily, it didn't mess up the threads in the axle.

      New stud and a few minutes with a file was all that was needed. Took longer to drain the oil and pull the axle than the repair.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 347HO on November 26, 2011, 04:50:02 pm
      I don't understand how the stud got loose if it was attached to a wheel nut and tight.
      Help me out here "Juicey".   ;D

      Never mind.  The stud broke first, then backed out and hit the elim.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on November 26, 2011, 05:29:59 pm
      I don't understand how the stud got loose if it was attached to a wheel nut and tight.

      I think it was my fault. The clearance between the studs and elims is tight. That stud may have backed out a little while installing the wheels. I backed all the studs out and put red Loctite on them.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on November 26, 2011, 05:51:01 pm
      I don't understand how the stud got loose if it was attached to a wheel nut and tight.

      I think it was my fault. The clearance between the studs and elims is tight. That stud may have backed out a little while installing the wheels. I backed all the studs out and put red Loctite on them.


      How was it your fault?      :dunno


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on November 26, 2011, 06:16:56 pm
      How was it your fault?      :dunno

      Shouldn't have assumed the studs were installed right from Moser.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: mighty mouse on November 26, 2011, 07:31:05 pm
      How was it your fault?      :dunno

      Shouldn't have assumed the studs were installed right from Moser.

      Bingo.

      Thats rule #4 in motorheaddom.  Never assume anything is installed correctly from the factory!


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on March 17, 2012, 02:22:30 am
      Finally made it back to the track. Made a new best motor pass, high MPH for motor and nitrous, and I think I broke some more junk.  :bang

      Notes about the nite:
      - I miss my drag radials, running on a set of M/T 28X10.5 slicks. Damn car wonders all over the track. Part of it is because they are mounted on some extra wheels I had, that are only 7" wide, the rest is just a b/p tire.
      - I was limited to only 30° of timing on the motor passes. The hei module that I'm using while my 6AL is being repaired makes it hard to crank with the timing locked. Damn shame, that much timing makes a huge difference.

      1st pass bogged and isn't worth noting. Hot lapped it and rolled into the throttle on the next pass. Poor 60' but it backed up my old times. Plus, its a solid 1 MPH faster.

      60'-    1.86
      330'-  5.13
      Et-       7.39
      Mph-   87.35

      2nd pass, new best N/A. Added a little air to the tires and tightened the rear shocks one click. Still rolled into the throttle to keep it from bogging, tight ass Nos converter doesn't play nice on the motor.

      60'-    1.78
      330'-   5.02
      Et-       7.26
      Mph-   87.52

      Only made one nitrous pass. New high MPH (98.4), but something is wrong. It felt like 1st gear was slipping bad, especially when I hit the button. 6.95 with a 2.05 60' time  :dissap: . I thought it spun at first but other guys said it hooked, just didn't leave hard.

      I'll call my trans guy Monday and see what he thinks. If I have to pull the trans, I may send the converter in for a re-stall. Hell, now would be a good time to call Jet Hot about my headers flaking.


      EDIT: These passes were at Mobile Dragway, same as earlier passes. 600' not full 1/8 mile.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: mighty mouse on March 17, 2012, 10:57:28 am
      Breaking stuff never bothered me.... it always gave me a chance to fix other stuff along the way.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 347HO on March 17, 2012, 11:00:26 am
      Very nice...  and you make is sound fun breaking stuff.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on March 17, 2012, 11:44:32 am
      Very nice...  and you make is sound fun breaking stuff.


      That is the difference between being rich compared to being poor ...      :fu:


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on March 17, 2012, 11:47:05 am
      Juiced -- how are you going to have your trans guy re-stall your T/C (from/to what)?

      It sounds like a 6.95 ET with a 2.05 sixty foot is having plenty of power on the top-end, huh?      :naughty:

      Sorry to hear that your trans broke.  Get it to be repaired better than ever!       :Gluck:


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on March 17, 2012, 12:57:42 pm
      Hell, I'm not sure now. Just unloaded the car and everything seems fine. Converter feels fine, shifting solid, and the fluid is clean.

      I guess its possible that it was spinning, just tracking dead straight. I'll get it heat soaked later and see if it changes.

      Juiced -- how are you going to have your trans guy re-stall your T/C (from/to what)?

      If I have to pull the trans, I'm going to send the converter back to PTC. It has always been tighter than I liked. I would like to see another 800 or so rpm. Right now, it will flash about 3000 on the motor and foot brake about 2300 (cleanly).


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: mighty mouse on March 17, 2012, 12:59:35 pm
      Very nice...  and you make is sound fun breaking stuff.

      Fun?  Nah... not fun, but it never bothered me.  For one, if you race long enough and hard enough you BETTER EXPECT to break stuff...  Two, all you did was find a weak link and you can make it better for next time!

      That is the difference between being rich compared to being poor ...      :fu:

      That directed at me?  I am FAR from fiscally wealthy, man!


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on March 17, 2012, 01:30:38 pm

      It sounds like a 6.95 ET with a 2.05 sixty foot is having plenty of power on the top-end, huh?      :naughty:

      Oh yea, it has always had a top end charge. Even after the starting line antics, it was still chasing down a mid 6 second car. If it had of left right, it would have ate that guy alive. That would have likely been a 6.20 pass (or so).


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on March 17, 2012, 02:03:14 pm

      That is the difference between being "rich" compared to being "poor" ...      :fu:

      That directed at me?  I am FAR from fiscally wealthy, man!

      Yes, but not in a mean way my friend.  LOL!      ;D

      I make in the $30's -- Lord only knows what you make -- was my point ... which is why my reasoning about being afraid of going to the track in the first place.  Get me?

      (I fixed my quote by adding quotations on the "rich" versus "poor".)


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 289nate on March 17, 2012, 03:31:12 pm
      Finally made it back to the track. Made a new best motor pass, high MPH for motor and nitrous, and I think I broke some more junk.  :bang

      Notes about the nite:
      - I miss my drag radials, running on a set of M/T 28X10.5 slicks. Damn car wonders all over the track. Part of it is because they are mounted on some extra wheels I had, that are only 7" wide, the rest is just a b/p tire.
      - I was limited to only 30° of timing on the motor passes. The hei module that I'm using while my 6AL is being repaired makes it hard to crank with the timing locked. Damn shame, that much timing makes a huge difference.

      1st pass bogged and isn't worth noting. Hot lapped it and rolled into the throttle on the next pass. Poor 60' but it backed up my old times. Plus, its a solid 1 MPH faster.

      60'-    1.86
      330'-  5.13
      Et-       7.39
      Mph-   87.35

      2nd pass, new best N/A. Added a little air to the tires and tightened the rear shocks one click. Still rolled into the throttle to keep it from bogging, tight ass Nos converter doesn't play nice on the motor.

      60'-    1.78
      330'-   5.02
      Et-       7.26
      Mph-   87.52

      Only made one nitrous pass. New high MPH (98.4), but something is wrong. It felt like 1st gear was slipping bad, especially when I hit the button. 6.95 with a 2.05 60' time  :dissap: . I thought it spun at first but other guys said it hooked, just didn't leave hard.

      I'll call my trans guy Monday and see what he thinks. If I have to pull the trans, I may send the converter in for a re-stall. Hell, now would be a good time to call Jet Hot about my headers flaking.

      Wow!  That is darn good on motor all things considered.  :clap

      The car is really moving at some point to run a 6.95 with only a 2.05 60 ft.  I bet the ET, 60 ft, and MPH will pick up significantly once your issue is resolved.

      I'd be pretty excited about the future of this car at the track if I were you.  Stinks that the transmission seems to be acting up though.  :duh


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on March 17, 2012, 08:31:59 pm
      As I said earlier, the car seems fine today. Maybe it was spinning.

      Tried to make some quick hits on some back roads, but there were people everywhere today. So I'm gonna take it to Leakesville tomorrow an try it in the full 1/8.

      I also modified the mechanical advance to allow about 10° of advance, but all in at about 1200 rpm. That way, I can work around the dwell control in that HEI module.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on March 17, 2012, 09:21:08 pm
      As I said earlier, the car seems fine today. Maybe it was spinning.

      Tried to make some quick hits on some back roads, but there were people everywhere today. So I'm gonna take it to Leakesville tomorrow an try it in the full 1/8.

      I also modified the mechanical advance to allow about 10° of advance, but all in at about 1200 rpm. That way, I can work around the dwell control in that HEI module.

       :Gluck:


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on March 18, 2012, 11:07:19 pm
      Well,it looks like my trans is fine. Made three passes at Leakesville today and it never skipped a beat.

      Leakesville is a full 1/8 mile, compared to Mobile which is only 600'. So both the times and MPH are higher.

      1st pass was in the heat of the day. Rolled into throttle like before.

      60'-     1.72
      Et-       7.53
      Mph-   93.1

      2nd pass, still damn hot. Rolled into throttle faster and the time reflected it.

      60'-     1.64
      Et-       7.45
      Mph-   92.9

      3rd pass. Had to wait because someone oiled down the whole track, so it was a little cooler. 125 shot, spun a little out of the hole and I short shifted second because it got a little loose.

      60'-     1.48
      Et-       6.68
      Mph-   103.0

      Even though it was spinning a little, that 1.48 is still the cars best. 60'. If it had of hooked, it may have run 6.50s.

      The guys at Leakesville are doing a damn fine job. The track was hooking and driving 100X better than Mobile was Friday.



      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on March 19, 2012, 12:33:31 am
      Dude!

      103mph in the 1/8?!?!?!?

       :burnout    I like that!


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 289nate on March 19, 2012, 12:46:34 am
      Well done!  That's great news about the transmission too.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on March 19, 2012, 01:07:39 am
      Thanks guys. I'm going to try to make it back up there in a couple weeks, before it gets really hot down here. Its already mid 80s in the day. I would have liked to have waited around and got some passes in the night air, but I'm working days tomorrow.

      I'm going to wait until I get my MSD box back before I step up on the nitrous. I don't know how much more that $18 HEI module has in it. Damn, I want to though.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: Mr.Blue on July 17, 2012, 12:29:51 pm
      Here they are on the car with its faded paint and multi color primer.

      Leave it like that.............beat-up looking cars rock!


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on July 17, 2012, 12:37:22 pm
      Here they are on the car with its faded paint and multi color primer.

      Leave it like that.............beat-up looking cars rock!

      Its funny you said that. The other day, several of us were talking about how we missed when the car had the stock hood and 10 hole wheels. Sleepers kick ass.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: Mr.Blue on July 17, 2012, 12:50:12 pm
      lol...........i love cars that have a "trashy" look...................i always think of yours when i see this car here.........except for the chebby motor :wtf:
      http://www.yellowbullet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=99321&highlight=sleeper+thread&page=27


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on July 17, 2012, 01:15:18 pm
      The exterior of my car used to look nearly identical to that one.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on July 17, 2012, 01:23:35 pm
      lol...........i love cars that have a "trashy" look...................

      Then you must LOVE my Merc, huh?      ;D


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: Mr.Blue on July 17, 2012, 01:30:44 pm
      lol...........i love cars that have a "trashy" look...................

      Then you must LOVE my Merc, huh?      ;D

      Yup! Just needs a wheel/tire change in my book..................oh! and a stick shift :naughty:


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: WKERacing on July 17, 2012, 06:26:15 pm
      Got the same rear axles from moser, Had one of those chinese studs break too. Got that hood from you semi cleaned up, painted and installed with a new scoop, not a perfect job but it will do. Was hoping to be racing soon now that i got my heads on the car but having header issues. Maybe in a month or two I'll make some passes.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: RunninHorse on July 18, 2012, 02:00:37 am
      That stud may have backed out a little while installing the wheels.

      This happened to my Strange axles too, but I happened to notice one stud was shorter than the others.  Quick stud change is what I thought too, but my c clip elim was leaking.  Ordered the parts and haven't touched it since lol.  Good to see yours is running so well though.  When do we get a video?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on July 18, 2012, 05:06:17 am
      When do we get a video?


      My brother tried to video it a Leakesville a while back but had some "technical difficulties". It was midday and he was having trouble seeing the screen on his IPad. We'll see.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on October 02, 2012, 07:16:10 pm
      Little update. Finally got around to installing a sheet metal firewall and package tray.The local 1/8 mile tracks have been letting me slide, but Gulfport isn't going to. I want to run it in the 1/4 and have to at least make it trough tech before getting booted for lack of a roll bar.

      (http://sbftech.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20009.0;attach=43956;image)

      (http://sbftech.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20009.0;attach=43958;image)

      (http://sbftech.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20009.0;attach=43960;image)


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: Bam54 on October 02, 2012, 08:32:10 pm
      Looks pretty good.

      Bam


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on October 02, 2012, 08:44:27 pm
      Not too shabby!      :)

      Are those sheet metal screws?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on October 02, 2012, 08:52:43 pm
      Are those sheet metal screws?

      On the seat panel, yes. I need to be able to remove it when the roll bar is installed. Permanent installation will likely be riveted

      The package tray is made of three pieces, riveted together. Its held in place by sheet metal screws, machine screws, and the factory seat belt studs. I know its overkill, but I can't stand to have stuff rattle.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on October 02, 2012, 08:55:33 pm
      I learned that lesson on the Merc when I made the rear trunk firewall in back.  If the sheet metal isn't "fixed together tight" it will rattle for damn sure!!!


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 347HO on October 03, 2012, 12:34:07 am
      I'll send you some clecos if you want...  make it easier on yourself. ;D


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on October 03, 2012, 12:47:42 am
      I'll send you some clecos if you want...  make it easier on yourself. ;D

      Wasn't too bad.

      http://m.lowes.com/mt/www.lowes.com/pd_155921-353-CLPK27-120_4294707836__?productId=3265405&Ns=p_product_qty_sales_dollar%7C1&pl=1&currentURL=?Ns=p_product_qty_sales_dollar%7C1&facetInfo=

      Don't let their size fool you, they get it done.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 347HO on October 03, 2012, 01:09:07 am
      I mean...   when used, they set and remove very fast and hold the sheetmetal tight so the holes line up nice.
      You'd be jamming rivets like Rosie the Riveter...   LOL


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on October 03, 2012, 01:39:22 am
      You'd be jamming rivets like Rosie the Riveter...   LOL

      My OCD won't let me go that fast.  :)  I have to keep stopping and checking. Don't even ask how long that took me, because its not even funny.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: mighty mouse on October 03, 2012, 11:24:36 am
      I need to do something like this...


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on October 03, 2012, 08:49:22 pm
      I need to do something like this...

      I doubt it. I only did it because it was the easiest option. Because:
      - My battery isn't in a sealed box, yours is. To be honest, I prefer a open battery in case I have to charge.
      - My fuel cell doesn't have it's own case/firewall. Don't you have a sumped stock tank?
      - My nitrous bottles don't relieve outside the car. All four of my bottles have different valves. I'm not going to change them or go through the trouble of setting up a blow down setup that will fit all of them.

      On top of all that, I didn't have a back seat. Making all of those very obvious.

      The nitrous bottle alone would probably make it through tech, but the fuel cell likely wouldn't and the battery is a red flag.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on November 24, 2012, 02:08:23 am
      Just got back from Mobile (600') with some new bests.

      N/A

      60'-      1.68
      ET-       7.07
      MPH-   89.1

      No real increase in MPH, mostly just gains in the 60'. The car seemed to like the 50# of rear ballast that I recently added. That isn't my best N/A 60' ever, but Mobile is always a traction nightmare.

      Bottle

      60'-     1.46
      ET-      6.13
      MPH-  102.6

      While those are all bests, the car felt like it may have been hazing the tires a little. That wouldn't surprise me, as some dew was starting to settle. Anyway, the gains can be attributed to the ballast and some tuning changes to the nitrous system. The new 60' is nice, but that's a solid 4+ MPH gain on the bottle. Hell, that's probably 106-107 in a full 1/8.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on November 24, 2012, 08:22:13 am
      Congrats!


      Fuck that would irritate me -- why is that track only 600' instead of a true 660'?!?!?      :???



      What did you change with your nitrous system?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: mighty mouse on November 24, 2012, 08:32:57 am
      Not bad for a 50hp shot!


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: David Claflin on November 24, 2012, 09:15:27 am
      but Mobile is always a traction nightmare.
      You've never been to PCB. :orglaugh

      That's a pretty good pickup.  :clap
      Are you going to make it up to Atmore when it opens up?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on November 24, 2012, 10:26:57 am
      Fuck that would irritate me -- why is that track only 600' instead of a true 660'?!?!?      :???

      They did it about 20ish years ago. At the time, several of the faster cars and muscle cars (60s brakes!) were having trouble stopping. That gave everyone a little more room.

      What did you change with your nitrous system?

      Tuning changes. Jetted up a little and leaned it our even more than it already was. I also set it up for a little harder initial hit.

      Not bad for a 50hp shot!

      I wish. But I'm still not spraying it nearly as hard as most people think.

      Are you going to make it up to Atmore when it opens up?

      I'm sure I will. Its a little bit of a drive, but Atmore has always been worth the trip. Hopefully the place still hooks like it used too. And getting off the coastline helps a lot with the dew and humidity.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: fast88 on November 24, 2012, 11:14:58 am
      Nice job buddy!


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 289nate on November 24, 2012, 12:10:41 pm
      Well done!  :clap  I'd love to see you get that thing on a 1/4 mile track.  I bet it would back half like a son of a gun with the 4.10 gear.  :burnout


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: Mr.Blue on November 24, 2012, 12:32:18 pm
      Fuck that would irritate me -- why is that track only 600' instead of a true 660'?!?!?      :???

      They have no SHUTDOWN, even with it shortened there are quite a few guys with door cars and pipe racks that wont run there due to the short run off..............the track manager is opening a '660 track next year (Atmore)................

      Yep, congrats juiced! Nice to see someone getting down the track halfway decent, the track was sucking early on but got a little better when i made my late hits, best was a............

      1.522
      6.59
      94.86

      And again my car screws up the "spinning=MPH" theory as yet again my 2 best '60s and ET's garnerd my best MPH's :dunno

      Still not great but better than my buddy who commeted the cardinal sin of bringing a "broken" car to the track :duh

      also ran a 6.86 on my last pass when the #5 plug wire fell off on the 1-2 shift :loser

      Had fun and was good to see ya, hopefully do it again in a few weeks :burnout

      And DO NOT paint it lol!


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: mighty mouse on November 24, 2012, 12:59:19 pm
      You can - at the SBFTECH drag meet 2013.

      You both are going to be there correct?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 347HO on November 24, 2012, 01:09:04 pm

      1.522
      6.59
      94.86

      And again my car screws up the "spinning=MPH" theory as yet again my 2 best '60s and ET's garnerd my best MPH's :dunno

      Is it possible your breaking the beam with your rear tires?
      I did a gear change to change where I was shifting.  It changed how the car launched, and carried me past the beams.
      I was slower on the 60' and had more mph out the back with a .1 drop in ET.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: David Claflin on November 24, 2012, 03:33:31 pm
      You can - at the SBFTECH drag meet 2013.

      You both are going to be there correct?
      Where is this going to be at? Let me guess....Iowa? :orglaugh
      If you host it they will come...


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on November 24, 2012, 04:32:10 pm
      You can - at the SBFTECH drag meet 2013.

      You both are going to be there correct?

      The way things look at work, there is a good chance that I might not race at all in 2013. Its gonna be one of those years. Maybe I'll take some vacation and figure a trip in.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: Mr.Blue on November 24, 2012, 07:05:44 pm

      1.522
      6.59
      94.86

      And again my car screws up the "spinning=MPH" theory as yet again my 2 best '60s and ET's garnerd my best MPH's :dunno

      Is it possible your breaking the beam with your rear tires?
      I did a gear change to change where I was shifting.  It changed how the car launched, and carried me past the beams.
      I was slower on the 60' and had more mph out the back with a .1 drop in ET.

      Nope on the rears breaking the beams lol......................the 5 cars i've raced for the last 5 years all have done that, best 60/et/mph on the same passes :dunno...............dont really care about mph just always reading about spinning = mph and i've never really seen it on  my junk :nono

      If the sbftech nats are in iowa i gotta hitch a ride with Deep Pockets David  :yes:


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: jayh on November 24, 2012, 07:10:50 pm
      where did you put the weight? I have been thinking about adding 40lbs or to the rear bumper somehow


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: jayh on November 24, 2012, 07:12:08 pm
      also how do you like the 14/130's? I was thinking about doing some 12/150's based on internet research but Ill probably just do 4cyl fronts we'll see


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on November 24, 2012, 07:38:53 pm
      where did you put the weight? I have been thinking about adding 40lbs or to the rear bumper somehow

      I put 20# inside the bumper. I then run a 6" bolt through the floor and secured 30# of steel plates, just in front of the battery on the passenger side.

      also how do you like the 14/130's? I was thinking about doing some 12/150's based on internet research but Ill probably just do 4cyl fronts we'll see

      I like them fine, but my car is fairly light. I had 4 cyl fronts before and they were okay. The adjustable ride height of the coilovers is easily worth it. Working with the ride height and manipulating suspension travel has made a huge difference in the way the car leaves and drives down track.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on November 25, 2012, 08:58:06 am
      Well done!  :clap  I'd love to see you get that thing on a 1/4 mile track.  I bet it would back half like a son of a gun with the 4.10 gear.  :burnout

      That's what its geared for. I'm trying to get over there, but Gulfport has been running a weird schedule lately. Some bracket series that rotates tracks, and it has a raised entry fee. I think they might have a few dates coming up without any of that.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: David Claflin on November 26, 2012, 04:08:28 pm
      If the sbftech nats are in iowa i gotta hitch a ride with Deep Pockets David  :yes:
      See if he's got an extra seat, I want to go too. :drink


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: mighty mouse on November 26, 2012, 04:31:10 pm
      If the sbftech nats are in iowa i gotta hitch a ride with Deep Pockets David  :yes:
      See if he's got an extra seat, I want to go too. :drink
      :party


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 289nate on November 27, 2012, 11:41:06 am
      Can David send his private jet to pick me up?  ;D


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: Mr.Blue on November 27, 2012, 04:14:54 pm
      Can David send his private jet to pick me up?  ;D

      I'm sure he can arrange some type of military transport pick-up................just gotta jump and pull the shoot when over the target area :drink


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on November 28, 2012, 07:29:45 pm
      Well shit! I was planning on having some 1/4 mile numbers tonight, but luck wasn't on my side.

      I had the car running while I was looking everything over and noticed the strut tower was wet. Walked over and noticed the top of one of the fuel pressure regulators was red, from the red dye in the race gas. Damn diaphragm has a hole in it, and nobody in town had one or even a complete regulator.

      At least it started leaking at home. It would have sucked if it had let go at the track, and really sucked if it had completely ruptured during a pass.

      I guess it'll be a couple more weeks before I get another chance. Good thing that the tracks down here run nearly all year.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: Mr.Blue on November 29, 2012, 02:36:40 pm
      Can David send his private jet to pick me up?  ;D

      I'm sure he can arrange some type of military transport pick-up................just gotta jump and pull the shoot when over the target area :drink

      Jesus.............i meant "chute"...........guess thats what i get for dogging on the kids about there spelling all the time :loser


      Bummer on the car Juiced..........


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on November 29, 2012, 04:31:19 pm
      Yeah, bummer dude, BUT -- if that had ruptured anywhere near your headers at WOT it would have been terribly wrong!

       :Gluck:  is on your side!


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on November 29, 2012, 04:47:38 pm
      Yeah, bummer dude, BUT -- if that had ruptured anywhere near your headers at WOT it would have been terribly wrong!

       :Gluck:  is on your side!

      Yea, it just sucks that a $6 part kept me at home. Weather was damn near perfect.

      But I'll make sure that never gets me again, I'll get a spare. I figure that if I have a spare with me, I'll likely never need it.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: SteveL on December 02, 2012, 02:33:29 am
      But I'll make sure that never gets me again, I'll get a spare. I figure that if I have a spare with me, I'll likely never need it.

      Yeah, QFT, I had a TFI module in my '86 F150 for ten years, never needed it.  I sold the
      truck and put it in SWMBOs XR4Ti 3 years ago.  It's still wrapped up in the box...



      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on December 30, 2012, 09:11:56 pm
      Haven't made it to Gulfport yet, but did make it back to Leakesville.

      Only made three passes. A couple cars oiled down the track, but mostly because it was a cold bitch most of the day.

      Didn't get to make a nitrous pass either. A piece of trash made its way into my purge solenoid, and caused it to stick open. You guys should have seen me trying to get out of the car, to block the bottle in.  Cleaned the solenoid after I got home, so its just a little wasted nitrous.

      The car ran a 7.40, 7.44, and a 7.49. The .49 was what was to be the nitrous pass, so it had cold ass plugs in it. It also spun on that pass, so it wouldn't have did anything on the bottle anyway. By that pass, the track was getting cold.

      The .40 is a N/A best there, and that's with carrying a extra 60# of ballast. The cold weather was definitely helping power. I think it had a mid .30 in it, if it wasn't for the damn 10+ MPH head wind.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 289nate on December 30, 2012, 09:46:42 pm
      Those times are darn good for a C4 with a nitrous convertor.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on December 30, 2012, 09:50:27 pm
      Those times are darn good for a C4 with a nitrous convertor.

      Yea, that's from about 2000-2200 foot brake.

      Just imagine how fast it would be if the cam had a 110° LS.  :whistling:


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: al2 on December 30, 2012, 10:48:17 pm
      great times i sure hope mine runs that good na


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 302ute on December 30, 2012, 10:56:21 pm
      me too^^^^^^^


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on December 30, 2012, 11:07:00 pm
      great times i sure hope mine runs that good na

      Getting a N/A car to launch half decent with a tight nitrous converter can be a pain. I've cut my N/A 60' time by over a tenth this year. Mostly with carb tuning and adjusting my launch technique. Suspension tuning has made it leave good more consistently, but not really quicker than earlier bests.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: al2 on December 30, 2012, 11:10:26 pm
      are you on slicks or drag radials


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on December 30, 2012, 11:14:37 pm
      are you on slicks or drag radials

      Slicks, right now. Thinking about going back to drag radials. The car just drove so much better down track. The car tries to wander some on slicks, while the radials were like driving down the highway in my DD.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: al2 on December 30, 2012, 11:38:56 pm
      when you ran drag radials were they as easy to hookup as slicks


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on December 30, 2012, 11:52:11 pm
      when you ran drag radials were they as easy to hookup as slicks

      Slicks are better on marginal tracks. They are also more forgiving if they do spin a little, its likely over on a radial.

      You may scrub a few passes on radials that could have been rode out on slicks, but those aren't likely be anything special.

      On average, I like the radials better. I only have these slicks because I needed a set of tires on short notice, and they were what I found. I'd damn sure trade them for a decent set of 255/60 DRs.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on December 31, 2012, 10:49:32 am

      On average, I like the radials better. I only have these slicks because I needed a set of tires on short notice, and they were what I found. I'd damn sure trade them for a decent set of 255/60 DRs.


      Are you talking about M/T ET Street Radials like what I just got or a different "radial" tire?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on December 31, 2012, 11:12:02 am
      Are you talking about M/T ET Street Radials like what I just got?

      Yes.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on March 29, 2013, 10:29:59 pm
      Just a quick update. Been extremely busy at work, so the car hasn't received much attention.

      The last time at the track showed a few issues that needed addressing.

      - The purge solenoid stuck open with a piece of trash, followed by me fighting with the seat belt to get out and get the trunk open.

      So I am adding a inline block valve beside the shifter and a large filter just before the solenoid. While I'm re-plumbing the feed line, I'm also putting a nitrous pressure gauge at the console. I'll likely be ordering a bunch of fittings tomorrow, along with some other junk.

      - I noticed the steering felt odd too. It has had a little slack in it for a while, but has started to worsen. Looks to be the inner tie rods.

      Instead of throwing money at a bypassed power rack, I decided to put that towards a new manual rack. New standard ratio rack and u joint showed up today.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: al2 on March 29, 2013, 10:51:05 pm
      which rack did u go with


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on March 29, 2013, 11:02:55 pm
      which rack did u go with

      I was going to use a factory rack, but they are on back order everywhere. So I picked up a eBay special from a street rod place.

      http://stores.ebay.com/Rodpartsdealer-Gearhead-Enterprises

      For my limited use, I don't think it will see much wear and tear.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 347HO on March 30, 2013, 12:07:55 am
      sounds like it's coming along...

      That remote shut-off and filter is a great idea.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on March 31, 2013, 09:18:41 pm
      Couple pics of the valve and gauge mounted. Still have some plumbing to do when the fittings get here, but I wanted to try to get the placement right.

      (http://sbftech.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20009.0;attach=46028;image)


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on March 31, 2013, 09:36:00 pm
      Lookin' great so far!

      Personally the more knobs, switches, gadgets and gauges the better a ride looks.      :party


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: badwhite98 on April 02, 2013, 02:14:30 am
      Looks really nice!


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 02, 2013, 03:30:09 am
      Lookin' great so far!

      Looks really nice!

       :thumb:


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: RunninHorse on April 03, 2013, 05:38:24 pm
      Lookin' great so far!

      Personally the more knobs, switches, gadgets and gauges the better a ride looks.      :party

      Heck yeah.  Prefer it be like an airplane cockpit.  Never too many measurements for me.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 03, 2013, 09:14:59 pm
      Lookin' great so far!

      Personally the more knobs, switches, gadgets and gauges the better a ride looks.      :party

      Heck yeah.  Prefer it be like an airplane cockpit.  Never too many measurements for me.

      Actually, I prefer simplicity. Every gauge, switch or button is in there for a specific reason. There are no gee whiz items in there.

      Four gauges, four switches, two buttons, and a valve. And five of those are solely for nitrous. There is also a WOT switch on the carb that shuts the fan down.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: badwhite98 on April 03, 2013, 11:22:34 pm
      I like the fan shutting down at wide open throttle. How did you wire that up if you dont mind me asking? Im assuming your wired to a relay?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 03, 2013, 11:38:48 pm
      I like the fan shutting down at wide open throttle. How did you wire that up if you dont mind me asking? Im assuming your wired to a relay?

      Yes, I use a relay.

      A normal micro switch can be wired in normally open and normally closed positions. I wired the relay's negative coil side through the NC circuit of the micro switch. At WOT, the micro switch breaks the circuit and shuts the fan down.

      It could also be wired through the relay's positive coil side. My thinking is that using negative wiring reduces the chance of sparks should a wire come loose, being that it is attached to the carb.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: badwhite98 on April 03, 2013, 11:46:45 pm
      Pretty slick! Im gonna have to try that out!


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: al2 on April 04, 2013, 07:17:33 pm
      thanks for the info on the rack.picked up a 91 coupe with a paxton supercharger . just a street car but it has been alot of fun


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 10, 2013, 04:44:06 pm
      All new lines, fittings, valves, and gauges tested good.

      Checked for pressure and leak down. Brought everything up to ~950# (didn't bother heating bottle) and checked for leaks. Then I blocked in the bottle and watched the gauge for leak down. Then I blocked in the inline valve, uncapped it, and watched the gauge for leak down.

      While I had the console and switch panel out, I wired in a shifter mounted button for the nitrous, instead of the handheld one that I've used for years. Some street racing habits are hard to break.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on April 10, 2013, 05:55:12 pm
      Almost ready?      :ban


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 10, 2013, 06:06:03 pm
      Almost ready?      :ban

      Nah. Been busy with other things. Still have to get the rack in, steering shaft welded up, and headers back on.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on April 10, 2013, 06:25:14 pm
      Almost ready?      :ban

      Nah. Been busy with other things. Still have to get the rack in, steering shaft welded up, and headers back on.


      It's nice that you are detailing your work and including pics!      :rock


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: Bam54 on April 10, 2013, 06:59:22 pm
      Let me know how that rack works I want to change the one I have in my blue car.

      Bam


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 10, 2013, 07:07:05 pm
      Let me know how that rack works I want to change the one I have in my blue car.

      Bam

      Will do.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: RunninHorse on April 11, 2013, 10:13:58 am
      Heck yeah.  Prefer it be like an airplane cockpit.  Never too many measurements for me.

      Actually, I prefer simplicity. Every gauge, switch or button is in there for a specific reason. There are no gee whiz items in there.

      Four gauges, four switches, two buttons, and a valve. And five of those are solely for nitrous. There is also a WOT switch on the carb that shuts the fan down.

      I didn't mean to add gauges for show.  I just like to know as much as I can about what is going on with the car.

      +1 the WOT fan shut off is a great idea!  Didn't these cars have WOT shut off for the A/C?  I wonder if I could use that for my fan.   :wonder:


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 11, 2013, 04:21:32 pm
      +1 the WOT fan shut off is a great idea!  Didn't these cars have WOT shut off for the A/C?  I wonder if I could use that for my fan.   :wonder:

      Doubt it, not without some reconfiguration of the wiring.

      If you didn't have A/C, I suppose that you could jump the A/C switch to send a full time 12V+ signal to the fan relay. Then the computer could shutdown the A/C circuit at WOT.  :dunno

      The micro switch seems much easier.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: quickshift on April 11, 2013, 05:19:07 pm




      "The micro switch seems much easier."


      ....X2....plus you can connect it to control a group of  relays controlling elect fan, A/C, alt field, etc.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 27, 2013, 07:42:03 pm
      Got the rack in today without any issues. I had heard that the tie rods might be too short with my SN95 spindles.

      Also got the steering shaft built. I was going to weld it, but I don't think its necessary. I used a DD joint and ran a 1.25" setscrew through the shaft. The fit is very tight and I used red Loctite on the threads.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on May 17, 2013, 11:25:30 pm
      After more thought, I decided to go ahead and weld the shaft too. You can't see it from the pic, but I had to remove ALL the paint from where the shaft ties in at the firewall. I didn't remember it fitting that tight.

      You can also see the upgraded master cylinder. Its a 1" bore from a 99-04 V6 Mustang. The rear line went in with only some slight bending. I had to bend/flare a new front line (its straighter than it looks in the pics). I had already converted to a two port setup when the line-loc was installed, so there wasn't any need to redo any of that plumbing.

      With the SN front brakes and 10" rear drums (HD Ranger), the stock 21 mm unit was very spongy. The pedal is 10 time better with the new unit. It will likely be even more important when I upgrade to SN rear discs.

      I also changed the rear springs to a set of cut V6 SN models. I'm curious to see if the extra free length will help the car leave better.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: wywindsor on May 17, 2013, 11:50:39 pm
       I don't understand why one would switch the D.C. - wire. This is after the load and will not pop a fuse if it goe's to grd. It will only complete the circut, which will cause an arc every time it touches grd.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on May 17, 2013, 11:53:18 pm
      I don't understand why one would switch the D.C. - wire. This is after the load and will not pop a fuse if it goe's to grd. It will only complete the circut, which will cause an arc every time it touches grd.

      Huh?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on May 21, 2013, 08:52:05 pm
      Let me know how that rack works I want to change the one I have in my blue car.

      Bam

      Finally got the car back together, unloaded from the trailer, and took it for a drive. My initial impressions of the rack are very good.

      The response is instant and the effort is much easier than the old power rack. It only required minimal effort in the grass of my back yard. At any speed on the road, I was able to turn with only a two finger grip on the wheel.

      So now I guess I'll just have to see how it holds up over time. The humidity here is hell on everything else, so it should provide plenty of elemental exposure for it.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: Bam54 on May 21, 2013, 09:02:27 pm
      Thanks man I need to get one for my SN-95 so this might be the direction I go.

      Bam


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: David Claflin on May 21, 2013, 09:40:45 pm
      Looks like you were able to use the stock style tie rod ends as well. That flaming river rack I got I had to get the bump steer correction kit.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on May 21, 2013, 09:49:21 pm
      Looks like you were able to use the stock style tie rod ends as well. That flaming river rack I got I had to get the bump steer correction kit.

      Yea, I had ~1.5/2" of thread engagement with the stock tie rods. I also have SN spindles, which were farther out than the stock spindles. IRC, Flaming River offers a set of stock style tie rods that are longer.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: wywindsor on May 21, 2013, 09:59:32 pm
      A normal micro switch can be wired in normally open and normally closed positions. I wired the relay's negative coil side through the NC circuit of the micro switch. At WOT, the micro switch breaks the circuit and shuts the fan down.

      It could also be wired through the relay's positive coil side. My thinking is that using negative wiring reduces the chance of sparks should a wire come loose, being that it is attached to the carb.


        Why would you wire the -12dc in this fashion. If you lose the -12vd wire off the switch and it touches ground your circut will make turning on the fan. It will also cause an arc. and everytime it touches ground it will arc. It will never blow the fuse wired like this.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on May 21, 2013, 10:22:26 pm
        Why would you wire the -12dc in this fashion. If you lose the -12vd wire off the switch and it touches ground your circut will make turning on the fan. It will also cause an arc. and everytime it touches ground it will arc. It will never blow the fuse wired like this.

      The coil on a tropical Bosch relay takes 140-160 mA to engage. If there is any kind of arc, it is so small that I can't see it.

      Now, I damn sure don't want any amperage 12V+ going to ground on the side of my carb. Even with a 1 amp fuse, there is still the chance of a arc.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: wywindsor on May 21, 2013, 11:03:50 pm
      Then you should fuse it at 160 ma plus 125 percent.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on May 21, 2013, 11:42:24 pm
      Then you should fuse it at 160 ma plus 125 percent.

      Maybe I should. But I'm not.

      Nobody that I know of fuses relay coil field wires. Only load wires.

      Three fuses for every circuit? What a nightmare.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: David Claflin on May 22, 2013, 09:13:35 am
      Looks like you were able to use the stock style tie rod ends as well. That flaming river rack I got I had to get the bump steer correction kit.

      Yea, I had ~1.5/2" of thread engagement with the stock tie rods. I also have SN spindles, which were farther out than the stock spindles. IRC, Flaming River offers a set of stock style tie rods that are longer.
      That's what I found out after I already had this one on.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on May 26, 2013, 07:53:13 pm
      Made it back to Leakesville today, and got...shit.

      My 6AL crapped out again after the first pass, so I had to revert back to my HEI backup:

      http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,32670.0.html

      The forecast called for low 80s and overcast. Turned out being high 80s and beaming sunshine.

      So, it proceeded to run a string of 7.60s on the motor.

      I wasn't confident that the HEI module and stock TFI coil was up to the task of a lean 200 shot, and I was right. It was experiencing spark blowout at ~5500 rpm in each gear on the bottle.

      Oh well.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: mighty mouse on May 26, 2013, 08:28:40 pm
      At least you made it out!


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on May 26, 2013, 11:22:50 pm
      Made it back to Leakesville today, and got...shit.

      My 6AL crapped out again after the first pass, so I had to revert back tp my HEI backup:

      http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,32670.0.html

      The forecast called for low 80s and overcast. Turned out being high 80s and beaming sunshine.

      So, it proceeded to run a string of 7.60s on the motor.

      I wasn't confident that the HEI module and stock TFI coil was up to the task of a lean 200 shot, and I was right. It was experiencing spark blowout at ~5500 rpm in each gear on the bottle.

      Oh well.


      What is "spark blowout"?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on May 27, 2013, 01:24:20 am
      What is "spark blowout"?

      It is when combustion chamber conditions create a situation where the ignition doesn't have enough power to jump the plug gap. That is why high power ignitions exist.

      But it doesn't really feel like a miss. Its more like the engine just chokes down for a second, recovers, then chokes down again, etc.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: al2 on April 06, 2014, 11:21:52 pm
      When you put the manual rack in which coupler did you use and did you get it from same place?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 07, 2014, 03:39:07 am
      When you put the manual rack in which coupler did you use and did you get it from same place?


      Yes, same place. No reason, I needed one and they had them.

      9/16-26 spline. Just a common Pinto/Mustang 2 steering joint that everybody sells. That particular one is a DD shaft, so it took some fitting. Look around, full round shaft units are also available.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: al2 on May 12, 2014, 10:25:03 am
      Got our 91 coupe converted to manual steering. Thanks for the help. Did you use an early model throttle cable and make a bracket ?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on May 12, 2014, 02:12:56 pm
      Early cable and bracket from a 80s Thunderbird. My intake has the mounting points for the factory bracket. CSR and others have brackets that fit the stock cable.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 69 Merc on May 12, 2014, 03:14:24 pm
      Then you should fuse it at 160 ma plus 125 percent.

      Maybe I should. But I'm not.

      Nobody that I know of fuses relay coil field wires. Only load wires.

      Three fuses for every circuit? What a nightmare.


      And ALL in red wire ...     :spit:           (inside joke!)


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: al2 on May 12, 2014, 04:07:28 pm
      Thanks Juiced


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on May 12, 2014, 07:07:21 pm
      And ALL in red wire ...     :spit:           (inside joke!)

      I still have nightmares after seeing pics of your wiring.


      Thanks Juiced

       :thumb:


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: al2 on June 09, 2014, 07:56:17 am
      When you locked your dist what did you use and could you show a pic of where your vacuum adv was with out cap on thanks. We are using my old electronic factory dist in the 91 mustang and it's been 25 yrs since I have been into it lol.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on June 09, 2014, 11:08:09 am
      On the mechanical side, I removed the weights and stretched a heavy spring across to full advance.

      I built a vacuum lockout from a old canister. I used the arm from the canister and made a bracket to attach it. I just positioned it in the neutral factory location.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: al2 on June 09, 2014, 12:06:35 pm
      Thanks  I'm sure when I tear it a part I will remember it.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: al2 on June 26, 2014, 10:27:05 pm
      Did you do any thing to torque box's when you installed your rear suspension arms ?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on June 26, 2014, 11:05:17 pm
      Did you do any thing to torque box's when you installed your rear suspension arms ?

      Just welded them. My full length SFCs also tie in at the lower box.

      Been thinking of adding battle boxs and some other changes, but those are further down on my to do list.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: al2 on June 26, 2014, 11:32:27 pm
      Will be doing a 10pt mild steel cage in the 91 this winter but thought about welding in some battle boxes until then. Thanks as all ways for info


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: al2 on July 06, 2014, 03:32:40 pm
      What does the upper radiator hose on your car come off of originally


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on July 06, 2014, 06:42:22 pm
      What does the upper radiator hose on your car come off of originally

      Responded to your PM.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: al2 on July 06, 2014, 08:37:52 pm
      Thank you. Was not having any luck at the parts stores


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: al2 on August 09, 2014, 07:08:09 pm
      Juiced do you run the solid bushings in the rear end housing for the upper arms.  Thanks


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on August 09, 2014, 08:54:29 pm
      Juiced do you run the solid bushings in the rear end housing for the upper arms.  Thanks

      Not a plane sold bushing, but a spherical bushing.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: al2 on August 09, 2014, 11:35:14 pm
      All brands about the same ?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on August 10, 2014, 02:28:31 am
      All brands about the same ?

      As far as I know. I like the hex on the Wolfe pieces a little better, but my UPRs haven't gave me any issues.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: al2 on August 10, 2014, 07:46:30 am
      Thanks Juice we are taking your advise and converting the rear coil spring shocks back to stock style coils and strange 10 way adj. we are welding up the boxes now . Thanks


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 347HO on August 10, 2014, 12:51:00 pm
      I don't know about the first gen mustangs, but the "fox" chassis are generally or on average that I've seen and read about are shoddy at best in reference to rear suspension rigidity.

      I have pictures of my 86' mustang where the spot welds welded to nothing but air.
      Like many people here and before me, I welded everything under my car, then installed my own design "battle box" if you will.  The original design Ford has in my 86' looked to be just enough to get by as a grocery getting passenger car and would clearly collapse after some hard hits with very good traction.

      I'm certain you guys will take great advantage installing some type of "battle box" in your cars.  I believe you'll "feel" it after your first hard launch at the track with slicks.  Probably have to make some adjustments I'm sure.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on August 21, 2014, 05:43:09 pm
      While cleaning several items on the car, I decided to rework the fuel plumbing on the nitrous system. I removed the conglomeration of fittings, and reduced it down.

      The filter I used is from mid 80s Ford vehicles, with a 5/16 IF (1/2-20) inlet and 1/8" NPT outlet (Napa 3801). I then added a -6 to 1/2-20 IF adapter.

      (http://sbftech.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20009.0;attach=48751;image)

      (http://sbftech.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20009.0;attach=48753;image)


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: al2 on August 21, 2014, 07:44:07 pm
      Any track time lately or to hot ? We hope to get the 91 to the track Labor Day weekend.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on August 21, 2014, 10:00:47 pm
      Any track time lately or to hot ?

      Way too hot. Today was somewhat tolerable, heat index was only 103°. I think the weekend is supposed to be closer to 110°. Hell, I burned my hand on the shifter earlier today.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: al2 on February 04, 2017, 06:40:28 pm
      Is it cool enough to get this car back out yet lol ?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on February 04, 2017, 06:57:12 pm
      Is it cool enough to get this car back out yet lol ?

       :spit:

      Yeah, I've just been busy with other stuff (too many hobbies). My wife said something the other day about not driving it in a while.

      Probably my biggest holdup has nothing to do with the car itself. My trailer needs a new deck put on. Since I just got a new 20 volt impact, I'm out of excuses for not doing it. The weather looks decent this coming weekend, might do it then.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on March 16, 2017, 07:12:07 pm
      It looks like I'm going to have to re-do the fuel system.

      I was already planning on replacing all the braided lines on the car. The newest ones are about six years old and the ones under the car are probably nine years old, so they are due. I'm thinking that the Vibrant nylon braided line will be good. Its lighter than my current stainless braided line, compatible with my current type fittings, and is rated for modern fuels.

      Now, after seventeen years, my Aeromotive pump decided to start leaking. And Aeromotive doesn't sell replacement pump parts. I've got a old Holley pump to get the car back going, but will need a better long term solution.

      I'm thinking that the Edelbrock/Essex 160 looks pretty good. It would require minimal changes to my current setup. Although, I would prefer something a little bigger.

      I've also considered some MagnaFlow options as well. But I hear that they don't do well when parked for any amount of time with fuel in them. And while draining the fuel system isn't "that bad", it kinda goes against the whole street car idea.

      Decisions, decisions.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on March 16, 2017, 08:52:42 pm
      Now, after seventeen years, my Aeromotive pump decided to start leaking. And Aeromotive doesn't sell replacement pump parts.

      Got it apart. The bearing on the motor shaft came apart and pieces of the cage chewed up the seal between the motor and housing.

      I've got a old Holley pump to get the car back going, but will need a better long term solution.

      Good news, I have enough fittings and junk on hand to put the Holley pump on. A couple rivet nuts and some wire should have it back running until I decide what I want to do.

      The not great, but not bad news. Its only a red pump, but at least its a old style red pump. Moroso still makes a relief spring for old style blue/red pumps that increases discharge pressure. I was actually planning on putting one in it regardless.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: al2 on March 16, 2017, 10:35:07 pm
      Does this mean you are going to get it back out ?  Upgrading my fuel system to.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on March 17, 2017, 01:54:17 am
      Does this mean you are going to get it back out ? 

      Thats the plan.

      I may just make some motor and small hits with the red pump until I make a decision.

      I'd really like a larger pump, something along the lines of a Magnafuel Quickstar 300. However, going that route will require several changes to my plumbing.

      I'd also like to move the pump to the spare tire well, yet still have it covered.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: Bam54 on March 17, 2017, 10:56:28 am
      I have magnafuel pumps and they are great had one start leaking after a 16 months sitting but the rebuild kit was cheap sitting a couple months at a time doesn't seem to bother mine and I am running E85 which is worse than pump gas.

      Bam


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on March 17, 2017, 12:48:38 pm
      I have magnafuel pumps and they are great had one start leaking after a 16 months sitting but the rebuild kit was cheap sitting a couple months at a time doesn't seem to bother mine and I am running E85 which is worse than pump gas.

      Bam

      Yeah, I think that I'm gonna go in that direction.

      I just got a reply back from Magnafuel, my current line sizing will work fine with the 300. Ultimately, that pump should handle any combination that my car will ever see.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on March 17, 2017, 03:28:01 pm
      Well, at least the car is back running.

      Before installing it on the car, I broke down the Holley pump to check for common problems associated with them. Sure enough, the internal bypass valve was rusted stuck and one of the pump vanes was tight. So I wet sanded everything until it worked smoothly.

      Now it is holding a steady 6#, right where the regulator was set before. That little pump look funny with those -10 lines and filter on it.

      Interestingly enough, I remembered those Holley pumps being louder. Don't get me wrong, its not quiet, but nowhere near as loud as the Aeromotive pump.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: al2 on March 17, 2017, 08:38:39 pm
      I know you said you were gathering parts of a 351w based engine. Would you share with us what u
      You have planed ?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on March 17, 2017, 10:06:49 pm
      I know you said you were gathering parts of a 351w based engine. Would you share with us what u
      You have planed ?

      Was thinking dome piston 357, now thinking that a flat top 408 sounds better. Probably stick with a hydraulic roller.

      Initially, I'll probably use my ported Edelbrock heads. Even with those heads, I figure it can still make 700+ on the bottle.

      All of this is still long term, as non-car related things are holding me up on several different things.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 01, 2017, 11:07:07 pm
      Well, after 10 years (stamped 2/07), my red top Optima finally died. I hear that the current ones are garage otherwise I'd buy another one just like it. I got the boat battery in it until I replace it or decide to go fishing.


      My kill switch also quit about the same time as the battery. Replaced the two post Quickcar with a four post Cole Hersee. I've currently got it wired like the two post was, but I'm fixing to route the alternator wire to the car side of the switch and use the smaller posts to kill the MSD box.

      This will do a few things for me.
      - It will remove the one wire that is always hot on my car. So its safer.
      - I had the diodes go out in my alternator a while back. After some research, it looks like throwing the kill switch like that is very hard on the diodes.
      - It should be more reliable. Other than starting the car, the primary contacts will only have to carry enough current to maintain the battery. The current setup routes all of the alternators power through the switch. And the small posts that shutdown the car will see minimal amperage.


      I installed my MSD 8981 timing computer. While it has a fully adjustable timing curve, I'm only using the start and step retards. I may mess with the curve at some point, but my car really likes the timing locked.


      I've got a set of Kenny Brown anti-squat brackets and some Eibach drag springs for the rear. I wanted some Team Z/PAC springs but they've been out of stock for a while now. I got the Eibachs used for very little, so I'll give them a try.

      I've already got the car on my raised work platform (AKA, the trailer) so that it will be easier to work on the suspension and take measurements. I'm also going to adjust the front ride height and alignment, something just feels off at higher speeds.



      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: Bam54 on April 01, 2017, 11:50:13 pm
      Nice sounds like your making progress

      Bam


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 08, 2017, 08:37:08 pm
      Well, I'm about 75% done with the anti squat brackets. Since I had to pull the brake backing plates to drill the holes, it gave me the opportunity to inspect the axles for any twist and change the fluid. Both looked great. Not that I expected otherwise, that rear was built to handle anything that I will ever throw at it.

      I noticed that the airbag was dried out when I pulled the springs. And sure enough, it busted when I tried to remove it. But hell, it was about 8 years old and a complete new assembly is only $40.

      Before anyone asks why I still use the bag and not a anti roll bar, its because my car still sees lots of street time.



      While pulling measurements, I noticed how much my front coilovers had settled. They are now compressed close to 50%. So I ordered some 14/150 Afcos to replace the 14/130 Strange/Knight springs. That should help the front suspension settle down some too.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 10, 2017, 12:16:02 am
      Got the brackets on and rear springs in. Still got to put the axles and brakes back together. After that, I'll get the car loaded and square the rearend.

      Damn thing gave me hell getting the LCAs back in place. I should have completely done one side before taking the other apart. The rear wound up shifting on me, breaking one of the brake lines off and tearing a weld loose on the exhaust. Got the brake line repaired but still have to re-weld the exhaust.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 18, 2017, 09:04:33 pm
      Its finally back together.

      It looks like I may have gotten one of the holes slightly off when aligning the AS brackets, causing the LCAs to bind and push the rear towards the drivers side. After moving the front heim joint over 1/4" on the passenger side LCA, the bind was gone.

      After pulling tons of measurements and jacking with the UCAs, I got the rear within 1/8"  from side to side and the pinion angle at 2°.

      When I bought the used Eibach drag springs, I knew that they had been cut. What I didn't know was that they were cut wrong by a retard that then unloaded them online. The driver side was about an inch lower than the passenger side. Due to the design of the AS brackets, I expected to have to make spring spacers. Luckily, I had plenty of material to make the driver side spacer thicker.

      It also looks like the Moser rear cover may have been making contact with the spare tire well. So I clearanced that so everything has plenty of room to move.

      Just from lifting and pushing on the car, the rear seems to move much more freely than before.


      Also swapped out the front coilover springs. The 14/130 Strange/Knight springs that were on the front were compressed way more than they should have been to set ride height. So I picked up a set of very lightly used (testing) Afco 14/150 springs, thinking that I just needed a heavier spring.

      After removing the old springs, it looks like they may be bad. The free lengths of them is 13.25 and 13.5", while both Afcos were 14.25". Its possible that I messed those springs up early on while trying to figure out other issues that I was having with the front end. Even with the heavier springs, the front end feels looser than before.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 22, 2017, 02:56:34 am
      Well, after nearly four years  (I didn't think it had been that long), finally got back to the track.

      I wanted to go to Leakesville on Sunday but the weather forecast doesn't look good, so I went to Mobile tonight. As before, Mobile is only 600'.

      I had traction problems on nearly every pass. Mobile always has poor prep on Fridays, and my slicks are dried out.

      First pass spun pretty hard. I didn't do a great burnout and it was early in the night.

      1.75     60'
      7.23     ET
      87.54   MPH

      Without the airbag, the rear of the car torques over pretty hard. I thought tightening up the shocks would help control the rear and plant the tires harder. Wrong! It annihilated the tires for most of the 60'. To make it worse, I got beat by a fucking Civic. The little fucker was quick and I was catching him, just didn't quite have enough track.

      1.81    60'
      7.31    ET
      87.51  MPH

      After that embarrassment, I came back to the pits, loosened the shocks way up and dropped the tire pressure, then went right back up. It definitely helped, but damn she is squirrely.

      1.69    60'
      7.20    ET
      87.36  MPH

      After making three passes in less than an hour, I let the car cool for a while. Feeling comfortable that the suspension was about as good as it was going to get, I didn't change it the rest of the night.

      1.70    60'
      7.16    ET
      87.92  MPH

      Thats within a tenth of the cars best at Mobile, and those times were in November. I'm pretty sure that is the best N/A pass during the spring.

      Anyways, my name is juiced and I came prepared, sorta. Since my Aeromotive pump failed, I have been using a old Holley Red pump that was laying around. Not being real confident in the pumps ability to keep up, I dug out my 75 hp jets. Seriously, its a 46N/32F (smallest jet I have). And.............. it lit up the tires as soon as I hit the button.

      1.77    60'
      7.06    ET
      89.92  MPH

      So I hot lapped it and did my best impression of a John Force burnout. It spun a little on the initial hit but pulled through okay.

      1.65    60'
      6.94    ET
      89.96  MPH

      At this point, dew is starting to lay down pretty good and they made the 30 minute call as I pulled back into the pits. No time to waste, check tire pressures and get back in the lanes. Figured I'd try to leave on the motor and then spray it about 20' out. It didn't matter, it spun on the motor and I hit the button as soon as it hooked.

      1.68    60'
      6.99    ET
      90.19  MPH

      Checking the online calculators, it looks like my 75 shot was giving me but about 40ish. And I think I know at least part of the reason. Being that I had to make all the nitrous passes pretty quickly, I never had a chance to look at the plugs.

      Since I had my doubts about the fuel pump and that jetting is pretty lean for a 75 shot, I have my retard set to pull 7°. After looking at the plugs, the color looks good but the timing mark isn't even remotely close to the bend. I could probably have only pulled 2-3°and still been safe.

      Things to take away from this:

      -I seriously need new tires, and the 28X9 Pro Bracket Radials are looking pretty good. No tubes, and I hear they hook great and wear better than most.

      -I need a new airbag for the rear. Without it, the torque roll is pretty damn bad. And no, I'm not putting a anti-roll bar on it.

      -After those are done, I need to address the fuel system. While a big pump is still in the cars future, it just isn't necessary in its current state. Looking around on Holley's website, they have some less expensive versions of the Black pump sold through the Earls and Sniper brands. And I hear that they are pretty damn good pumps too, not that I would expect Holley to sell junk.

      -As I said before, even though the N/A times aren't bests, I'm pretty sure that they are bests for this time of the year. So even with the starting line antics, the rest of the car seems to be doing its thing just fine.

      Oh yeah, after making the front suspension changes and alignment adjustments, it drives much better on the top end.




      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: cheapbastard on April 22, 2017, 08:04:59 am
      The main thing is you got out there which is half the battle. I'd be happy if my junk ran at the moment.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: Outlaw Bill on April 22, 2017, 11:49:33 am
      First thing is to get rid of that air bag and install a anti roll bar, trust me its well worth the money.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 22, 2017, 01:27:14 pm
      First thing is to get rid of that air bag and install a anti roll bar, trust me its well worth the money.

      Its not a money thing. Its that I drive it on the street, a lot. And I don't know how roads are where you live, but they are pretty shitty around here.

      I've seen pot holes blow out tires and bend wheels more than a few times. I've also seen a couple mangled anti roll bars.

      I know that I could remove one of the links. But to tell the truth, I'm also lazy.

      I also know that eventually, I won't have a choice. But for now, I'll stick with what has worked. Before I screwed up the last bag, the car almost always left straight.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 22, 2017, 08:49:58 pm
      With the weather forecast looking better, I was going to try Leakesville. I was even texting back and forth with the track owner.

      My plan was to treat the tires to soften them up some. But after getting them off and knocking all the grass off of them, I could see that both tires are showing cords in some places. Oh well.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: 289nate on April 23, 2017, 12:19:48 pm
      Glad to hear to got to make some passes.  You're a 60ft away from a new best on motor. :burnout


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 23, 2017, 06:00:11 pm
      Glad to hear to got to make some passes.  You're a 60ft away from a new best on motor. :burnout

      You know, I was so focused ao the traction problems all night that I wasn't paying much attention to how well the car was running afterwards. Even being loose and spinning, it was running out very good.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: cheapbastard on April 23, 2017, 08:07:10 pm
      Very cool :rock


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: RunninHorse on April 29, 2017, 05:30:24 pm
      Nice!  Glad you got it back to the track! 


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on May 05, 2017, 06:34:56 pm
      Got the new fuel pump installed today, along with a wiring update.

      I got a deal on a nearly new Holley Black pump, which should be more or less equivalent to the Aeromotive pump that was on it before. While the Aeromotive pump served me well, I just can't see spending $200+ on a non-serviceable pump, whereas Holley will sell you damn near anything you want.

      I had also been using a generic relay from the parts store, so I took this opportunity to replace it with a waterproof Bosch piece. After taking everything apart, I could see some pitting on the terminals of the old relay.

      (http://sbftech.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20009.0;attach=53207;image)

      Since I already smelled like gas, I decided to go ahead and remove and inspect all the braided lines on the car. I have been thinking about replacing all of the hose on the car, so my intent was more to make sure that none of the hose ends were galled or otherwise needed replacement.

      It turned out that the lines and ends were all in good shape. The inner liners are still pliable and I didn't see any signs of degradation. So I cleaned everything up and put them back together with Corrosion Block spray.

      There was one thing that I noticed. My car has a few different brands of hose ends on it, depending on what was available at the time. The newer ones are Redhorse brand. IMHO, they are much better than other brands that I've used.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on February 15, 2018, 04:10:41 pm
      Not exactly a update on the car but this seemed like the best place to put it.

      From the "Things I enjoy" thread:

      Finding stuff that you misplaced or just forgot that you had.

      Last year, the shaft bearing on my Aeromotive fuel pump went out and chewed up the seal with it. At one time, I knew that I had a parts pump laying around (from a friend's car that went underwater in a hurricane) but couldn't locate it. I figured that I must have thrown it out.

      Anyways, I put a Holley black pump on the car and have since bought a Mallory Comp 250 for future plans. As luck would have it, I stumbled across the old parts pump while digging through some boxes. Even better, it had two regulators laying there with it.

      Between the two pumps, I was able to salvage enough parts to build one good one (I think). When I get bored one day, I'll hook it up to check pressure and flow.

      One of the regulators is a very old Mallory 2 port, not even the current design. Nobody at the current Mallory/MSD/Holley even knew another design existed. So, I made a thread on the YB to see if anyone knows if the new style kit will work on the old regulator.

      The other regulator is a Summit brand two port, made from polymer. I remember that I cracked the housing by over tightening one of the fittings. I replaced it with a Holley 803. I thought that it might use a Holley sized diaphragm but the holes don't line up. So, if anyone has one of these and needs parts, PM me and its yours.

      With a few modifications, I was able to retrofit the old Mallory regulator with the new style kit.  With the exception of not being able to adjust above 7# (the new kit has a flat diagram, compared to the original concave design), it worked quite well. While hooked to my flow gauge, it was able to adjust to below 3# and didn't have hardly any creep when the valve was closed.

      I tested it with the above mentioned Aeromotive pump, which also seemed to work well. It primed fast, made no abnormal noise, and didn't leak.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: al2 on February 15, 2018, 07:28:11 pm
      So when is it test time ?


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on February 15, 2018, 07:53:10 pm
      So when is it test time ?

      If it happens this year, likely late November.

      I start 7-12s in a few weeks, until June. Then the same thing in the fall. So, I'll be working during the good weather.

      I need new tires right now. I couldn't bring myself to putting a few passes on a new set and then have them setup in hopes of getting in a few November passes.

      I started to go anyways the other day on my worn tires. Then I found out that they are doing track renovations. My other local track has been running a bunch of no prep stuff.

      I don't know. I don't typically like summer racing, but I may do it anyway.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: David Claflin on February 16, 2018, 09:22:50 am
      Holt is only an hour or so away.......
      http://raceecd.com/


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on February 16, 2018, 01:34:42 pm
      Holt is only an hour or so away.......
      http://raceecd.com/

      I've definitely thought about it. Its probably closer 1.5+ for me, assuming that the parkway isn't backed up.

      I'm also not crazy about towing through the tunnel and across the parkway. Its like people forget how to drive when they get there.

      After watching all Rodney's videos, I'm definitely going to make it over there one day.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 03, 2018, 12:51:57 am
      I think I've got everything that I need to revamp my fuel system. I'm on straight night shifts until June, so I'll only have an hour or two at a time to work on it.

      After my Aeromotive pump died, I kept an eye out for a better replacement. I got a deal on a refurnished Mallory Comp 250. Then I got deals on a nearly new Holley 704 and brand new Quick Fuel 803 regulators. I also picked up a new MagnaFuel filter to replace the Earls filter that is currently on the car. The MagnaFuel has a little smaller micron rating but has a ton more surface area.

      https://flic.kr/p/24pF9EX

      At first I was just going to install and/or replace only the plumbing that I had too. One thing led to another, and I decided to replace everything except for the fuel cell and the aluminum line that runs along the frame. Both of them will require modifications as well.

      My car currently has a mix of Earls (mostly), Aeroquip, Russell, Redhorse, Big End, and Jegs hose ends on it. The Redhorse are by far my favorite and that will be all thats on the car afterwards. Most of them are full swivel and are sooooo much easier to assemble than most of the others listed (Earls are the hardest).

      https://flic.kr/p/25GSX5q

      All of the stainless braid is coming off and being replaced with nylon braid. I bought the -6 Vibrant first, and planned on using that hose for the whole car. Then I ran across an online speed shop that had really good deals on their house brand hose. It had several good reviews, so I bought it for the -8 and -10 lines. Most of it will be covered in heat sleeve anyways.

      https://flic.kr/p/25GSXA5

      I also decided to replumb the regulator manifold. The old one is made mostly from brass fittings. The new setup uses a -10 MagnaFuel manifold and the associated fittings for it.

      https://flic.kr/p/25GSXgC

      If anyone is wondering what the green thing is, that everything is sitting on. I'm finishing up a new transom for a 14' aluminum skiff that I recently acquired. Its three layers of 1/2" exterior plywood laminated together, sealed in four thick layers of marine epoxy resin, and primed/painted to match the boat. I'm also adding a section of aluminum flatbar across the top, where the motor attaches.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 03, 2018, 12:54:48 am
      I've got pics, but the damn site is acting stupid with uploads tonight.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: David Claflin on April 03, 2018, 09:20:28 am
      Holt is only an hour or so away.......
      http://raceecd.com/

      I've definitely thought about it. Its probably closer 1.5+ for me, assuming that the parkway isn't backed up.

      I'm also not crazy about towing through the tunnel and across the parkway. Its like people forget how to drive when they get there.

      After watching all Rodney's videos, I'm definitely going to make it over there one day.
      We're going again this Sunday, traffic should be lighter on the weekends


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 03, 2018, 05:01:29 pm
      We're going again this Sunday, traffic should be lighter on the weekends

      I'd drive over, but..........

      I'm on straight night shifts until June

      And while this Sunday is actually my day off, I don't think that my wife would appreciate me spending my one day off in Pensacola, at the track.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: David Claflin on April 05, 2018, 09:41:59 am
      And while this Sunday is actually my day off, I don't think that my wife would appreciate me spending my one day off in Pensacola, at the track.
      Understand, I think they do one more test n tune on sunday this month, they've been alternating Friday nights and sundays every weekend. Starting in May it'll be Fridays only, and I work at night too, so the only time I'll be able to go is when they let us make passes between rounds during bracket events on Saturday nights.


      Title: Re: Juiced Coupes 306
      Post by: juiced coupe on April 08, 2018, 10:46:34 pm
      Starting in May it'll be Fridays only, and I work at night too, so the only time I'll be able to go is when they let us make passes between rounds during bracket events on Saturday nights.

      Mobile may be another option. They are back open, under new ownership. Now using the name US90 dragway.

      I don't know if it's been completed, but I heard that they were extending it back to full 1/8 and were extending the shutdown area.

      I think that they are running grudge racing on Sundays.