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theamsoilguy last won the day on May 4 2015

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  • Birthday 06/04/1966

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    Edmonton, AB
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    Ice racing Chevettes, Road racing my 944 with a LS1 engine
  1. OK what happened to your chump car today ?

    The machine shop told me to come pick up my block And I lost my big sponsor
  2. Simple Enforcement for Fuel

    I blend a little race fuel into my ethanol free 91 ( we dont want ethanol in the fuel cell foam ). Its not because of cheaty parts its just to control knock on the stock turbo car when things get hot. So the only 94 gas I can get has ehtanol. so I run 91 bumped up with race fuel. sucks as it add a few hundered to a race.
  3. OK what happened to your chump car today ?

    Pulled the drain plug on trans that failed. Not a drop of fluid came out, but metal shavings did!
  4. Video from Castrol double 12

    Lol...yea some team mates have not figure out how to put the steering wheel on straight. As for tune, we went to a dyno and I got robbed on the tune, waste of money. So we tied the wideband into the ecu so we could log. We had very little time to tune being not street legal. We wanted to be a bit on the rich side and got too rich. As for the wideband jumping around like it did all I know is we tried to shoot for 11.3 at WOT. It will be tuned better next time out. I'm not sure why it gets so lean but that's probably off throttle. I do wish the camera would pick up the gauges better. We might run a test session on a higher frame rate and 4k to monitor better. We started to tune at the track and the fuel pump was going, so that really messed us up as we didn't realize the pump was about to die. And we had started to install a EGT guage. We had the temp sensor pop out of the fitting on the exhaust manifold and that was really messing things up also. The replacement turbo sunday had little boost, probably a crack somewhere. Hard to tune with the issues we had. But I do know we are getting pretty fast, if I can fix some bump steer and not break we will do awesome. I was the one who went off the track, that was last stint of the day and my first lap in the car after driving the first stint. We had a driver dragging the brakes and he warped the rotors. I can clearly hear him on the brakes into 5 and he doesn't let off the brakes until the apex in 6. He does the same on the rest of the track. So when I got on the brakes I found out the hard way they were no where near the same as the morning it was too late. Lesson learnt, don't assume the car is in the same condition 10 hours later....
  5. Video from Castrol double 12

    Seems that it doesnt work on phones but does on computers.
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xLczVDVvQ0
  7. Castrol Laptimes

    We blew a fuel pump Saturday, otherwise Saturday would have been a great day...We started using lots of oil Saturday and did not know where it was going. It was obvious Sunday morning, turbo seals. We had to switch turbos Sunday as 3 quarts of oil in a 2 hour stint is too much. The replaced turbo provided little boost so we were slow Sunday, and got slower when we grenaded the transmission, slow like in dead stopped :(. Trans is locked up bad we had to winch the car into the trailer. The AWD is bound up and we needed the dollies to get the car out of the trailer. We are guessing the big oil spill corner 1,2 we our trans fluid but are not certain.
  8. OK what happened to your chump car today ?

    Fixed the wire harness again, this time it failed when I got strapped onto the dyno. We have it tuned, a little too rich maybe ( for safety ). Late night..... 12-13 psi of boost and mostly 11.2 AFR. At the upper rpm range it richened up to 10.9. We are going to lean it out a wee bit tonight, Only a cracked valve cover to replace, put the hood back on and load the trailer for the castrol double 12 this weekend. I so want to run more boost but we are not going to Looking for a driver. $600 CDN for 2 hours.
  9. OK what happened to your chump car today ?

    Slowly getting the ecu tune tweaked. Need to pull the ecu and grab a wire so I can log the wideband for fine tuning. Found the fuel line fitting from the top of the cell is sweating pretty badly. I think I have to tighten a fitting from the inside of the tank as it probably sandwiches against the top and outside of the cell. It probably got loose when we took the fuel line off and on. Pulled the bumper so I can clearance the new intercooler better. We should be pretty fast until we break again...
  10. OK what happened to your chump car today ?

    And after spending a pile of money on a dyno tune at a shop that people said to not use. Kinda stuck as so very few AWD dynos around. We went to the track and the car wouldn't run over 4000 rpm. Below 4000 it was like a diesel truck rolling coal from being so rich. Throttle position wasn't set. Speed density was on and I'm not running speed density. And I think it didn't run over 4000 as launch control was on and I don't have a speedo hooked up. Feel very ripped off. I have a expert helping me fix the tune via emails. Friday we might take it to the drag strip to fine tune the new tune. I don't know how it ran at the dyno shop. Unless the guy erased the tune at the end of the day when he tough he was saving it. Or he turned launch control on at the end, either to screw me over or because he didn't realize it would be a problem. The very long list of things to do is only small things now as we got the bumper on, relocated the brake ducts because of the new intercooler and fixed the ducting to the rad/intercooler. Very long list.... Our notes said 1/8 toe out and when we checked we were 1/4 in. Don't know how that happened and now need to check if we have a part wearing, or someone hit something and didn't tell me. 2 weeks till race day.
  11. Gives me chills.......my DSM chumpcar might have hope after all. First we need to finish a race....4th motor will run in a double 12 in two weeks. Im expecting the trans to grenade. Everything else is mostly new.
  12. OK what happened to your chump car today ?

    Ran on an AWD dyno yesterday to set a tune now that we have a programmable ecu. 189 at wheels which is pretty good I think. That's running 12 psi and we think we can run 14 pretty safe but don't have any idea on fuel consumption now. Tune is set to a little rich and going to keep it at 12psi. I was dreaming last night of removing more weight from my pig but there really isn't much I can do. Dyno shop found timing was 5 degrees more than its supposed to be set at. So I have to figure out how my teammate who sets the timing is off. 5 degrees would add knock I think and we were eating head gaskets. Fingers crossed that we don't blow the 4th motor. I am now expecting to grenade a transmission next. Tonight is redoing the corner balance, alignment after we fix the ride height. Wed is a test day. Then it is only some little things to deal with. I might have time to work on other projects soon.
  13. I charge what we spend. So if we break in the first hour of a 24 we didnt consume tires or fuel. But I started to add a $100 per stint on top of the cost. That covers post race\season repairs and upgrades. I take the total cost of the event. Entry, fuel, tires, fluids, other costs plus the $100 fee. And divide that by the time each driver spent in the car. Im starting to figure that $600 CDN per 2 hours of seat time means I lose only a little bit of my own money. There used to be more cars like civics that ran lower costs but I'm not running a lower cost car so I figure my costs might be higher than average.
  14. OK what happened to your chump car today ?

    I learned that if you are taking your motor apart to deal with a blown head gasket and you pop off 2 bearing caps to look at bearings. Don't assume that since the two you looked at were good that the rest would be or that the crank would be fine. Now I am scrambling to get the crank dealt with as we are supposed to be assembling the motor. And I also learned that you shouldn't order your bearings until your absolutely certain that there is no machine work that's going to happen .... I learned a lot last night