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Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
8/18/18 9:53 a.m.
SVreX said:
Patrick said:

  July 31 was a build/proof of concept day but that piece is going to remain secret for now.  

No it isn’t, silly!

If your build/proof of concept day had gone badly, you wouldn’t still be posting progress posts here!!cheeky

 

Dork 

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
8/18/18 10:07 a.m.

In reply to Patrick :

Fig 1:  Bad Idea

 

(as if that ever stopped anyone)

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
8/18/18 10:14 a.m.

I thrive on bad ideas.

 

it was mostly to amuse myself.  I went as far aS getting the same pulley roush uses on the m90 to get 405hp from a 4.6.  Things are just tacked together and ugly.  I hate how it looks from the front because i just built a bracket off the AC mount.  I could never leave it like that.  It was more a design exercise.

 

Also I was bored.  A used pair of vortec heads and a used lt1 cam would cost less and do the same thing with less complications.  I have a $10 used LT1 cam.  And a slightly boned up vortec head and a good one.  And engine gasket sets.

12ish years ago an online parts store was going out of business.  Everything was 90% off with free shipping.  Literally anything for a sbc, camaro, s10, chevelle, etc i added to the cart.  Boxes upon boxes upon boxes.  $19 denso radiators, $2 calipers, $1 brake pads, $5 alternators.  I basically have a gm parts store in my parents basement still.  And i found the freaking receipts a couple months ago.....  game on

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
8/18/18 11:16 a.m.

No more unknown rear spring rates 

 

also just popped #4 out of the 6.0.  Chunk of crank counterweight missing.  Hopeful for block survival at this point.  Intake probably needs tossed because there are pieces of valve rattling around in it and that’s something i could never trust that i got all of.  Now i’ll probably tear it down sooner rather than later to make sure I don’t bag and store a block of scrap.  

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
8/18/18 1:34 p.m.

Have I ever told you about how much I want to get a 6.0 block and stick a 58x 4.8 rotating assembly on its pistons?

 

Must be 58x for throttle mapping reasons.  The TAC in 24x computers does not like it when you play wih the throttle mapping too much, but the integrated throttle control with the 58x computers is just fine.

JThw8
JThw8 UltimaDork
8/29/18 4:47 p.m.
Patrick said:

Day 12 June 23.  Aka Carli’s birthday.  Simple goal was a couple gussets to firm up the connection between the factory frame and the backhalf rails.  I bought one of those newfangled diamond steel cutting wheels for the grinder and attempted to use it to go fast instead of the band saw to go slow, resulting in this:

 

Then I lost 12 build days and have $1200 in medical bills.  Good thing those are budget exempt.

Its the curse of the Wartburg..

Ram50Ron
Ram50Ron Reader
8/29/18 4:50 p.m.
Knurled. said:

Have I ever told you about how much I want to get a 6.0 block and stick a 58x 4.8 rotating assembly on its pistons?

We need to talk sometime. I have such an engine in the works on my engine stand currently.

84FSP
84FSP SuperDork
8/29/18 4:52 p.m.

Needs a smiley face eye tattoo...  Glad you survived.  Now that it’s consecrated it has to be fast.

JThw8
JThw8 UltimaDork
8/29/18 4:54 p.m.
84FSP said:

Needs a smiley face eye tattoo...  Glad you survived.  Now that it’s consecrated it has to be fast.

LOL...on mine I actually have it planned to get "joker eyes" over it and "y so serious" under it next time I go for ink.

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
9/23/18 8:39 a.m.

Small update.

on the camaro/miata trip I picked up the free fiddy 3.25 center section.  Will be ordering a 31 spline spool shortly so I can set that up and get ready to narrow the housing and find axles.  (Damn, i forgot to look through the axle pile at Nelsons!) 

for non challenge use i’ll set up an identical center but with a limited slip so I don’t have to live with a spool on the street.  

Also mice got to the original front seats, which while sad is also ok because they weigh about 50 pounds each. 

 

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
9/23/18 9:50 a.m.
Patrick said:

 

Also mice got to the original front seats, which while sad is also ok because they weigh about 50 pounds each. 

Damn, them are some big ass mice y0!

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
9/23/18 3:13 p.m.

In reply to Patrick :

We still need to get together about the 2.lol 9" gears.  Da Boss keeps getting on my case  to LS swap and I may play hardball, and I'll need the tall gears if he calls my bluff, because 350s and 400s are a dime a dozen compared to 4L60s.

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
9/23/18 6:25 p.m.

How are you going to make a gasser do more than an autocross parade lap?  How are you going to hit the 1:1 when the car was already outside it and tippy with the old configuration?

Evil genius time

 

Next order of business is clean the garage.  It’s a bit not clean.  

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