What's your impression of the restalled converter? Too early to tell?Made it to the track yesterday - FINALLY. I say finally because of the weather. The car has been on the trailer for 3 weeks ...... waiting. And the only track in my list of nearby tracks that wasn't cancelled this weekend due to the pits being a swamp was Lebanon Valley (Albany, NY area). Everything I had changed/adjusted seemed to work OK except for one. I tried moving my dome sensor reading to the intake manifold from the top of the wastegate, but all of my dome pressure PID tuning was based on the sensor being on the wastegate. The end result was hitting boost cut 2 seconds into the run - I was targeting 20psi on the 1st shakedown run, and it went right to 38psi quickly - eeks. I took enough parts to put it back to where it was previously. That lead to a hose that wasn't properly secured, and that touched the turbo and melted later.
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The good part, or I should say somewhat good. The car ran fast at sub 26psi (usually running 29-33). I pedaled on two of the runs and went 9.6 at 145 and 9.5 at 144. And of course, the best run I fubar'd big time - I lifted and hit the brakes at the 1000' stripe. This track doesn't use cones, but rather yellow stripes on the walls ....... and I goofed by mistaking the 1000' stripe for the 1320' stripe.
So the run that went the best, that I goofed on, I went a 9.4 at 133. I was somewhat disappointed after looking at the log and seeing the brake application at 8.5 seconds ;( . Oh well, that test and tune I guess.
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The positives to be take from the entire day were 1st, the car didn't break, I went close to my PB repeatedly while spinning or making mistakes at low boost and launching really soft - I was launching at 4-6 psi. I was launching soft because the prep was minimal with street tires being run on the same track. With everything in mind, it was a great day - certainly beat a great day at work haha.
It’s definitely better. It’s looser on the TB and at the release of the brake it has another 500rpm’s in it before it grabs (which is great!)What's your impression of the restalled converter? Too early to tell?
Good to see the car at the track again though! Any other plans this summer? I guess what's the goal? 8's? Reliable low 9's?
Well that confirms that my idea to beef up the shock mount plates is a good idea. I’m going to need some info on the scramble button…….Broke the shock mounts ;(
It will be better when I’m done.
Bought a proper bump/scramble button.
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