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by Tim_M
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: McArthur Boys BMW
Replies: 73
Views: 12878

McArthur Boys BMW

See I didn't close this thread out... Car made it to Iowa without issue last December. 24.3 mpg at 80 mph - no oil used. Yes the car wandered, the heater core fogged the inside of the windshield, and no cruise, but it was uneventful. Cold storaged...until this weekend due to a visit. L33 engine fire...
by Tim_M
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Loren's V8 S10
Replies: 145
Views: 25642

Loren's V8 S10

Post more images!

Bummer, I'm a couple of miles too far to pursue - think itwould be an awesome project with utility.

GLWS!
by Tim_M
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: FAST Related
Topic: Brooksville - Better enjoy it while you can
Replies: 35
Views: 4431

Brooksville - Better enjoy it while you can

Brooksville was never my favorite, but certainly sad to hear the news.

The best place in the Tampa area is...MacDill AFB! Jamie, Dave, and gang need a full court press on it.
by Tim_M
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Autocross, Casual Meets, etc.
Topic: Honda Fit Engine Swap - Feb 15, 16, 17
Replies: 56
Views: 5619

Honda Fit Engine Swap - Feb 15, 16, 17

Great work FAST crew! Pretty amazing camaraderie...

Certainly some closure on the finding out why the loss of a cylinder!
by Tim_M
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Make Chispa Healthy Again...
Replies: 65
Views: 7397

Make Chispa Healthy Again...

Soraya: I think you would be fine with the majority of the engines you are locating. I'd prefer ones still in their bodies (as installed), local where you can inspect it and to pop the rocker cover off for oil condition (sludge, etc). I'd expect the Honda Fit engine to be pretty durable and pretty t...
by Tim_M
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Boosting the Mirage
Replies: 65
Views: 7515

Boosting the Mirage

Ran across an eerily similar power booster at the Mercedes Museum. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7882/46071710815_380532805c_c.jpg https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7860/46261175874_ef4b5f3be6_c.jpg It did sound cool when you hand cranked it as fast as you could! I'd skip the restrictor (which seems c...
by Tim_M
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Boosting the Mirage
Replies: 65
Views: 7515

Boosting the Mirage

Chassis Dyno: $80 will get you three runs at WOT with AFR's. Do a baseline and then do it again after your mods. This will confirm the HP increase and verify the motor won't blow up on the autocross course. Seems like solid investment. Others on this board might support this. I'll tell you what. I ...
by Tim_M
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Boosting the Mirage
Replies: 65
Views: 7515

Boosting the Mirage

Doug: funny you mention that as I just fought Chevrolet on my brand new 1LE. A dyno was the only way to convince corporate GM that my car was a dud - wrong program was loaded which took my 405 WHP down to ~266 WHP. Lots of drama, but without the factual data, I'd have no case. My drag strip times ba...
by Tim_M
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Boosting the Mirage
Replies: 65
Views: 7515

Boosting the Mirage

Chassis Dyno: $80 will get you three runs at WOT with AFR's. Do a baseline and then do it again after your mods. This will confirm the HP increase and verify the motor won't blow up on the autocross course. Seems like solid investment. Others on this board might support this.
by Tim_M
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Boosting the Mirage
Replies: 65
Views: 7515

Boosting the Mirage

Another fun project! 3 psi seems hardly worth it? Still have the parasitic drive loss to overcome. I'd be surprised the OEM fuel system will tolerate it. May put the car on a dyno before commencing and then post mod to provide good data and solid AFR curves - modifying engines pretty much require it...
by Tim_M
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Massive Evo That Couldn't
Replies: 169
Views: 28564

The Massive Evo That Couldn't

Daniel: you should be proud of the work you've done. Quite accomplishment to R and R such components and have it back in working order. The tighter diff definitely helped on my STI. When it was new, I could rally slide the car around a 90 bend on pavement - wicked fun. The Subaru specialists noted t...
by Tim_M
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: McArthur Boys BMW
Replies: 73
Views: 12878

McArthur Boys BMW

Doug - it happens to all of us. :chuckle: I was so anxious to drive my newly installed drivetrain of my Nova...neglected to include a radiator support on my also brand new aluminum Dewitt radiator. All was well for 10 miles of easy cruising...a bit too much throttle pulling away from a light ended m...
by Tim_M
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: McArthur Boys BMW
Replies: 73
Views: 12878

McArthur Boys BMW

I despise wiring so put off hooking up a tach. My assistant digs welding (solder) and fire (heat shrink) so we spent a few hours pulling wires and connecting the 4 wires required for the Dakota Digital converter box. The Holley HP provides the 8 cylinder signal...the converter box updates to 6 cylin...
by Tim_M
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Mirage - Complete Rear Seat Delete
Replies: 15
Views: 2173

Mirage - Complete Rear Seat Delete

Nicely done - a twist with most leaving the backside bare - you know - 'race car.'
by Tim_M
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: McArthur Boys BMW
Replies: 73
Views: 12878

McArthur Boys BMW

It is indeed. Many an engine has failed due to the 1500 pound roller strain. Tractor pulls were a constant in the midwest when I was a kid...Betty's Headache was a crowd favorite. I didn't understand at the time that black smoke on the super stocks was a good thing. Admittedly, I was attending just ...
by Tim_M
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: McArthur Boys BMW
Replies: 73
Views: 12878

McArthur Boys BMW

Busy day today...mounted new front tires, 4 wheel alignment and then to The Heartbreakers: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4863/45942658662_7f94698117_c.jpg Verdict is in! Little 5.3 with a cam pumped out 340 WHP/338 WTQ SAE corrected on a Dynojet! Operator's calcs 398 HP at the flywheel which is rig...
by Tim_M
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: McArthur Boys BMW
Replies: 73
Views: 12878

McArthur Boys BMW

Daniel: he commented this one is set up with a bit more lash...possibly a poor use of words. I'm not a gear expert nor did I get a chance to view the pattern (I picked it up ready to install). I would expect he set the contact pattern toward the inside of the ring gear so when the teeth deflected it...
by Tim_M
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: McArthur Boys BMW
Replies: 73
Views: 12878

McArthur Boys BMW

Some updates...exhaust has been coated: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4837/45770160632_d689a2d694_c.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4871/44906417155_638bd8a293_c.jpg Installed...the easiest setup I've work with!: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4887/45144797864_cb997cd81b_c.jpg Also completed the...
by Tim_M
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: McArthur Boys BMW
Replies: 73
Views: 12878

McArthur Boys BMW

Blacksheep: Thanks and agreed. It has been one of the most rewarding projects due to the interaction...a V8 powered E36 helps much! Diff is nearly complete...the pinion was tight on the ring gear hence the noise. He swapped the gears nonetheless with fresh bearings. Hopefully back by Thursday. Exhau...
by Tim_M
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: McArthur Boys BMW
Replies: 73
Views: 12878

McArthur Boys BMW

I should add this car is not to be a 'drag' car...just want to see the performance results compared to the auto / 6 cylinder. Next on the agenda is to fine tune the handling a bit more...until we run out of time.

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