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Thread: 2012 SC Shootout: <1 Day Left... What's Left to Do?!

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    2012 SC Shootout: <1 Day Left... What's Left to Do?!

    Well, it's getting close to the Shootout again, and I for one always plan on about 3x the amount of work that I could realistically get done on the SC in time for the Shootout....I trust several of you guys are the same.

    So...what do YOU have left to do?

    I'm hoping I have time to:

    - Complete/install a meth injection system (including tuning!) DONE!
    - PAINT THE CAR!! (I hadn't planned on actually doing this, but my wife has been bugging me about it all year....definitely the coolest thing on the "Honey-Do List" ) not gonna happen
    - Clean/wash the interior & engine bay
    - Change Oil DONE!
    - Swap Battery w/ the MustangDONE!
    - Align Rear Wheels
    - Practice?
    Last edited by DrFishbone; 09-28-2012 at 08:57 AM.
    Matt Haub
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    I need to finish wiring my MSD box, and new braille battery. I also need to bleed my brakes, and finalize my tune. Week before Ill probably check the oil, change the plugs, and polish my wheels
    Making woosh sounds since 2010!

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    Right now the engine is in pieces and the heads half way across the continent So

    Get the heads back and reassemble the engine, back to the dyno to dial everything in and see if it blows up
    Install the racing harnesses
    Reprogram the gear indicator


    Ken

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    Twin Turbo, air intercooled..yet to see

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    Id lower the rev limiter, Ken.
    Making woosh sounds since 2010!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neverfastenough View Post
    Id lower the rev limiter, Ken.
    I don't think that will help when the wheels are moving at 6k in 3rd and someone moves the shifter to 2nd.
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    No, but it cant hurt. As accurate as this shifter sounds, it could pop into neutral next time, who knows. Its added insurance that only requires a few clicks of a mouse.
    Making woosh sounds since 2010!

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    • Reinstall engine with new headers.
    • rework exhaust to work with v-band clamps
    • install new cam
    • try to straighten out my tune while on a 200+ mile cruise in 3 weeks.
    • wash my car
    • if time permits, wax the car
    Last edited by Kurt K; 08-22-2012 at 10:50 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLOWN38 View Post
    I don't think that will help when the wheels are moving at 6k in 3rd and someone moves the shifter to 2nd.
    Still dont get why the rev limiter wouldnt kick in to keep the engine from doing just what it did.

    Ken

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    Twin Turbo, air intercooled..yet to see

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt K View Post
    • Reinstall engine with new headers.
    • rework exhaust to work with v-band clamps
    • try to straighten out my tune while on a 200+ mile cruise in 3 weeks.
    • wash my car
    • if time permits, wax the car
    Kurt, look at vibrant for V bands, They have a super cool quick release design, back the nut off a few turns, and flip the lock, and your done, reverse to reinstall.
    Making woosh sounds since 2010!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenewagner View Post
    Still dont get why the rev limiter wouldnt kick in to keep the engine from doing just what it did.

    Ken
    If your traveling on the road or dyno and drop a gear, in an extreme way, 3rd to 2nd on a stick car at wot for example, the cars inertia and gearing are going to turn the motor at an rpm to match the wheel speed. Cutting fuel/spark isnt going to change a thing.
    Making woosh sounds since 2010!

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    I knew Ken was feeling some pressure..
    Matt Haub
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrFishbone View Post
    I knew Ken was feeling some pressure..
    I fairly sure I can get it together, if not I still plan to come to the shootout even if I am minus a car

    Ken

    93 SC Whipple powered 11.648 @ 119.6
    Twin Turbo, air intercooled..yet to see

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    -Reinstall heads
    -Install new timing set, and crank key
    -Reinstall front cover and new oil pump
    -Hope that I found all the broken parts from 2011 mishaps....
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    Smile lots to do and no time again.

    1] find out why this car won't start, no spark and everything has already been looked at.
    2] finish the new hood's body work and fit it to the car.
    3] paint same hood to kind of match the car.
    4] look at the trailer and see what it needs.
    5] dig the tow truck out of the building and see what it needs...

    If all else is a bust, then gas up the SHO and bring it to have fun.....Rich
    Too many cars,too little time to drive them. Anything less than 500 cubes is a small block. If you slow down in life you will get run over..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rzimmerl View Post
    -Reinstall heads
    -Install new timing set, and crank key
    -Reinstall front cover and new oil pump
    -Hope that I found all the broken parts from 2011 mishaps....
    What made you decide to check your oil pump for damage?

    93 SC Whipple powered 11.648 @ 119.6
    Twin Turbo, air intercooled..yet to see

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