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    The EvilBird Timeline

    So as most of you know i did not finish my old 92 Tbird build that i had an Autorotor and nice scu built motor for instead i made a big heap and purchased one of the cars i looked up to from the 1st day i joined sccoa.

    It is David's Ol Dart 347 Turbo which he went 10.04 at 139 with the old motor

    I have been fighting this car for months now to make it a realibale street monster its not an easy task its quite a patience game
    i love it the car is a brute its what i wanted my original car to be in the first place

    So far i have ran 11.3 at 9-10psi and 11.1 at 12psi on street pump/meth tune while having electrical system issues, coolant system issues , among other things here and there
    Last time i ran 11.1 at 120 letting off near the end due to getting a bit sketchy near the end truck next to me was getting sketchy as well i lost 4-6mph car has been trapping 124-127

    A list of things ive done so far to the car from the get go
    -replaced alternator
    -replaced battery
    -wrapped the turbo hotside
    -replaced the window regulator
    -replaced Throttle body
    -i mounted 295/45 MT drag radials on 17x9 cobra R rims wwhich is what i daily
    -i replaced the stock hood with a lift off super light cowl hood with a heat extractor vent i wanted something different than everyone elses
    -i relocated the front mount intercooler about 6" fwd and 3" lower to allow for better airflow to radiator
    -i added 2 intercooler fans
    -i relocated my trans cooler
    -rewired each fan with its own relay
    -re wired the mark 8 fan
    -added a secondary battery in the trunk
    -added a xenon spoiler
    -i replaced radiator cap and messed with my idle settings
    -i replaced both 255 walbro pumps with new e85 compatible dual 340lph aeromotive pumps
    At this point i have fixed the overheating issues and the car is great
    The electrical system keeps killing itself so i have a 300amp 3g built alternator with self exciting voltage regulator and with dual yellow top batteries this should fix my problem completely i hope
    -i also built an alternator heatshield
    -replaced the odometer gears
    -replaced the ignition switch
    -replaced the turn signal switch
    -i replaced the tensioner since it broke off
    -i upgraded tensioner pulley and idler pulley with new belt

    And i may be forgetting stuff but slowly its becoming more reliable i have been left stranded so many times the % chance to be stranded was a high 70-95%
    But now its down to a 30ish % or less

    -im currently re sealing the transmission to get rid of a trans leak
    -installing an aftermarket shifter and shift light to help me shift on optimum points


    I am soon going to install alum LCA arms and Derling bushings , subframe connectors, 50/50 lakewood rear shocks and have a pair of 17x5 front runners ill be using with 28x11.5x16 hoosier QTPs

    I plan to do much better on the suspension later on but at this moment im just recycling what i can use from my leftover parts


    I hope i can have a car reliable to drive to and from anywhere and run mid high 10s on the street trim
    I have a trailer but i want to be able to drive the car to and from track without trailering it

    I hope once i am ready i can step up to the race tune and go 9s


    Like everything i can never leave anything alone... ill post some pictures once i re size them
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    Some pictures
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    More pictures coming here
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    More pictures its been i while since i posted so it added up lol
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    Pictures are a bit mixed
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    Intercooler work and hood pins
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    Last set of pics until there is progress
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    Congratulations on your purchase Miguel!!

    One of my all-time favorite cars, for sure..

    Good luck, and enjoy!!





    Rayo..

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    Thank sir

    Quote Originally Posted by Rayo View Post
    Congratulations on your purchase Miguel!!

    One of my all-time favorite cars, for sure..

    Good luck, and enjoy!!


    Rayo..


    Thank you sir! Its been a blast driving it so far and it can only get better as it becomes more reliable

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