SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
10/11/18 8:52 p.m.
Lof8 said:

Bummer that the harness plan didn’t work. Hopefully you guys can get one sorted!  How’s the team morale?

Tired. Hard to think straight. 

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
10/11/18 8:53 p.m.

Installing the harness making an exhaust bracket 

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
10/11/18 8:54 p.m.

Double decker sunlight challenged building. 

 

Exhaust work and wiring proceeding. 

JamesMcD
JamesMcD SuperDork
10/11/18 8:56 p.m.

Heroes.

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
10/11/18 10:57 p.m.

Some things are starting to light up...

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
10/11/18 10:59 p.m.

Starter just bumped...

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
10/11/18 11:01 p.m.

Engine cranked...

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
10/11/18 11:14 p.m.

FIRE!

cmcgregor
cmcgregor Dork
10/12/18 12:27 a.m.

Woooooo!

This has been fun to watch unfold. Looking forward to more updates tomorrow!

Cadman5
Cadman5 New Reader
10/12/18 12:29 a.m.
SVreX said:

FIRE!

I'm REALLY hoping you mean the engine started, and not that you have flames in the pits...fingers crossed...

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UberDork
10/12/18 12:33 a.m.

We had flames, engine is not starting.  Fuel pump is dead and we don't have another, car has spark but will not fire on starting fluid for indeterminate reason.  We're calling it a night for now.  frown

Edit- got it to fire again by dumping fuel in because we didn't really want to give up yet.  Planning on fuel pump.

cmcgregor
cmcgregor Dork
10/12/18 12:57 a.m.

Lol. In this case, actual fire may have been the better bet. 

Good luck tomorrow, we're all pulling for you. 

MrJoshua
MrJoshua UltimaDork
10/12/18 5:43 a.m.

If you guys need a walbro I have one. Note it's an in tank and I have no pickup filter for the bottom.

SVReX knows where I live (10 min from hotel). If you are out of time to drop the tank you might be able to get an f150 pump from the 90s and put it in line. 

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
10/12/18 7:34 a.m.

?????????

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UberDork
10/12/18 7:58 a.m.

The scene:

The plan is to test the fuel system using the walbro in a can to see if it's worth doing the pump on the car:

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UberDork
10/12/18 7:59 a.m.

Engine bay right now:

Waiting for fuel lines at the moment.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UberDork
10/12/18 8:42 a.m.

Fuel lines attached, still not firing- occasionally pops.  Diagnosing.

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
10/12/18 8:46 a.m.

Timing? 

edizzle89
edizzle89 SuperDork
10/12/18 9:08 a.m.

I see the MAF in the trunk, it's obviously isn't seeing the air going into the engine but does it have something holding the flap open so it thinks it's seeing air?

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
10/12/18 9:32 a.m.

 

 

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
10/12/18 9:34 a.m.

Heading to the track. 

 

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UberDork
10/12/18 9:35 a.m.

Rolling out, working at the track:

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UltraDork
10/12/18 10:25 a.m.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ said:

Rolling out, working at the track:

Is that a challenge car towing a challenge car to the challenge? That has to be a first. 

Well done

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
10/12/18 10:38 a.m.

In reply to Indy-Guy :

Yes sir! wink

sleepyhead
sleepyhead Dork
10/12/18 10:39 a.m.
Indy-Guy said:
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ said:

Rolling out, working at the track:

 

Is that a challenge car towing a challenge car to the challenge? That has to be a first. 

Well done

no, I think pimpm3's (now dusterdb13's) pickup did it last year at some point

edit: although, it's interesting that it's a "saab pickup" doing the towing this year

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