Check Run in with police section for new update :( :)|
Nitrous is finally
filled :) I'm going to spray next saturday (if I can hold out that
long.... I really want to flip that switch!) 75 jets are in and
ready to go :)
If it's not one thing it's another....|
Driving to work... I hear a clunk,
look in my rearview mirror and there's a bolt rolling to the shoulder of Rt.
Turns out the 3/8" Grade 8 bolt I used for my shocks broke on the passenger
rear.. I guess the LCAs put too much downward pressure for them...
I ended up stopping at NAPA around 4:30 and picked up to shock install kits
(cool kit... 11/16" nut, lock washer, washer, bushing, bushing, metal stop,
washer and 3/4" nut)
I did the side that broke at work in the parking lot.. I had to jack the
car up w/my stock scissor jacks... and remove the wheel to get enough room.
Then I had to take the scissor jack out of my peugeot (both cars were at work)
and jack up the axle to match the shock. Tightened everything up and it
worked fine :) Took about an hour.
When I got home I put the car up on the lift, removed the bolt from the
other side (same type, 3/8" bolt). As i was removing it the washer/nut
(nut welded to washer) broke... I finally got the bolt out and It
would have probably snapped tomorrow... it was starting to bend at the
threads... so now both Rear Shock bolts have
been replaced w/stronger setups.
I also checked the LCAs, one of the adjusting nuts was loose but that was
Other news... I have 1 payment left on the car, and in about 1.5 months I'm
going to pickup some Pro Stars all around (16x8 in back 15x3.5 in front) and
some Mickey Thompsons for the rear :)
The car's done.|
I stopped by Speed Inc. around noon. Turns out the
Stator went bad and took out the transmissions
Picked it up and it felt good :) Oh, and I got a Vigilante 3600
(Lucky #7) installed... 3.0 STR and it actually stalls up to 4200
Drove the car to Speed Inc. today... could barely get it out of first gear.
Had to play with the gas to get it to switch gears.|
Well... my transmission went out tonight|
I was racing a stang on Rt.
12 on the way up.. gave the car WOT, it downshifted into 2nd and then free
revved to the rev limiter.
Well, haven't updated the
site in a while, but have done alot to the car.|
5177 kit is installed and setup to purge out of the nose (pics coming soon)
2. HALs are
3. Fuel Pressure
Gauge is installed
4. Laptop stand
Tubular LCAs are installed
6. Trans Temp
Gauge finally hooked up
on a drag radial, I
hope to run 12.5s N/A now... and hit 11.7-11.5 w/nitrous.
New times to come soon
Things on the way:
!EGR and !Air Pump (not really performance related but it'll clear up
the engine bay) (saving money for a 12 bolt, heads, and cam now)
pissed now... will provide details later this weekend|
Well... Front HALs are in
Only took the entire weekend
Take off back wheels, put drag radials on
Take off front wheels, attempt to install Shcok and spring
INstructions say take off lower ball joint, well my dad didn't have a ball
joint splitter that big. Search the net, and find different instructions. They
say to disconnect from the Upper A-Arm
By this time it's 4:00pm. Remainder goes smooth... we try taking the sway bar
off but it's all rusted (the bolt) and my dad was afraid we might break the
bolt if we tried to take it off (impact couldn't loosen it.. and took alot of
force by hand)
So we finally get the old shocks out, new springs mounted on new shocks, and
installed both fronts.... it's about 5:30pm now
I lower the car (it has been on a lift this entire time) original ride height
ws 27.5" new ride height.... 26"!!! 1.5" decrease (plus they're real soft
springs, bottomed out easily)
So I try adjusting the springs... not thinkling right I thought "if I lower
the spring stops then the springs will be used more to keep the car
higher...." so I proceed to lower the spring stops on the passesnger side
wheel.... i lower the car again... now I'm at 23.5" ... the wheel is up inside
the wheel well...
I'm supposed to be going to a party... but really dont want to take hte
peugeot (have been having an Overheat problem recently in it,,,, fixed it over
weekend). so I decide... yea, I'll get it all fixed tonight.
I get the driver side spring off, fixed, installed and adjusted in 30
minutes... it's about 7:00pm now.... I'm tired and dirty after working on the
car all day. The car now sites 27.5" on pass side and 28 on driver side... but
I can sit on the fender and the car bottoms out
So I put the TA aside take the peugeot...
This morning (sunday) (well this afternoon) when I woke up, I waited for my
pounding headache to go away from drinking too much the night before, I pick
up the peugeot (I didn't drive home) and around 8:00pm decide to fix the car
I get the shock removed in a matter of 45 mins (extra time since I had to move
cars around and put the TA up on the lift) Fix it and start the reinstall
The lower A Arm wasn't down far enough so I couldn't get the shock into the
groove to get the bolts in... so I proceed to loosen the Sway Bar (mind you
it's been over 1.5 years now and that bolt has never been touched). so It's
turning slowly... 2 sockets in hand, doing 1/4 turn at a time.
I finally get it low enough to put the shcok in (took an a while to get the
bolts lined up.. had to pry it up) and bolt it up... but when I try to tighten
the sway bar it didn't want to budge so I'm afraid I'll break the bolt. I can
loosen just not tighten.
So I proceed to take the nut off... and then spray liberably with some lube. i
put it back on... it's moving pretty good so I decide to use air tools... the
nut goes down down down down and then all the way to the top!!!! I stripped
the threads inside of the nut! I'm thinking oh shiat... wont be driving the TA
for a few days. But I look at the bolt and it's A-OK (slightly bent from the
loosening). Fortuanetly my dad has lots of extra nuts.... so I find the right
size nut and a washer, put it on... lower the car and new ride height.... 32"
on driver side, heheh
Took 2 times adjusting it before I got it to hit 28" (pass side is 28"
also.... I was too tired to deal with .5" tonight)
So front HALs and Springs are finally on I had to get them done at least
this weekend cause my dad has to bring the spring compressor back to work
monday... and he can't always bring it home during the weekends (shop tool...
granted they don't do much suspension work on Jaguars... but if it's needed
it's the only one they have)
I will most likely put rear hals on during the week one night. And I got my
good ole familiar tink tink tink sound back when I put the Drag Radials on
those things must pick up EVERY stone on the road
Unfortuanetly... nitrous wiring still not done, trans temp gauge still not
done and line lock still not done
|03-16-02||1. Changed my oil. 40
bux for 6 quarts of 5w30 Mobil 1 Try Synthetic ( I need to pick up a few cases
when I see it on sale.. had to buy it at a NAPA) and a filter.|
Replaced TR55s with TR6 spark plugs
3. Fixed an exhauyst leak
4. Went to GMNs for a party
5. Also got pulled over again GRRR I HATE PIGS
|03-15-02||Updated Runins with
police section... most exciting near pullover yet.|
Also, I forgot
to mention, but I'm taking an Auto Cross class. the SBCCA is
offering a free 4 week (2-2.5 hours every Friday for 4 weeks) so I've been
taking them. So far i've learned that.... my car is
not designed for autocross!!! (High stall = bad, Nitrous = not
allowed, Nittos = can't do a burn out before you start)
Finally, got my tax return today :) I haven't had this much
money in my checking account in a while... though 1700 in CC bills, 500 for
laptop payment, 722 for car payment (but... after this I only owe 2900 bux on
the car!) so I won't have this much money for long, heh.
Next purchase: I'm strongly thinking of getting the FLPs now...
they sound awesome w/no cats
|03-13-02||Got tons of stuff today!
1. My HALS came in, they look sweet! I hope to
install them this weekend
2. My laptop Docking Station came in, now I have an actual Serial
port :) (not a USB to Serial)
3. My Laptop car adapter came in, no more 12VDC -> 120VAC -> 19VDC ,
plugs right in cig lighter without the monstrous converter.
Also... I ordered LS1 Edit :) I decided to hold off
on headers for a little bit. LS1 Edit should be more fun :)
|03-09-02||Well, drove the car yesterday and today :)|
|03-08-02||It's supposed to be in the 60s today and
rain!!!! So I should be able to drive the car again starting
Also, the site redesign begins tomorrow. I plan on using
different navigation (haven't decided yet.. probably some DHTML programming...
I'm doing ANYTHING i can to make the new site NOT COMPATIBLE with Netscape
Navigator.. I have to deal with that crappy browser enough at work from the
|03-07-02||Car is still parked, but I have more good news
I got a set of HAL Shocks on GP for 615! Should be in by end
of month. Also I did my taxes and the feds owe me 939 bux!
So that money is going towards some headers, i'm leaning towards FLP Long
Tubes or MAC Mid Lengths.
|03-02-02||Guess what? Snow , but just a little
bit in the afternoon.. flurries|
|03-01-02||It snowed more...|
|02-28-02||It snowed a whole lot tonight :( 6
inches.. TA is going to be parked for a while|
|02-27-02||It snowed today so I had to drive the Peugeot :(
It's cold out too|
|02-23-02||I went to get a hair cut today, and decided to
connect the autotap... but it won't work in DOS under windows XP (well the
serial port wont work, no drivers available) so I had to run the windows
version. I did find out something useful though. The reason
the car was low on power was because WOT was only 70% throttle! Turns
out the WOT switch for the NOS kit wasn't allowing WOT to be achieved.
Corrected it this afternoon|
|02-22-02||Gave my buddy Mark a ride in the car for the
first time... seemed low on power, I tried to smoke the tires and it just
grabbed... but I'm on Kumhos so they have piss poor traction, will have to
investigate this weekend.|
I went to hook up my autotap tonight also... and
low and behold, my brand spankin new laptop doesn't have a serial port!
I had to buy an 80 dollar USB Serial port from Best Buy.
|02-16-01||Installed the plumbing today, didn't have time
for wiring though.|
|02-12-02||I called and the car is done :) I
withdrew about 2000 in cash the night before and paid in cash. The
2000 Covered the Transmission, Labor, Synthetic Royal Purple fluid, and a
N.O.S. 5177 Kit. After getting the car, I drove it to what used to
be Harbor Pontiac for the alternator. The customer service rocks now!
They got bought out and it's all new people running it. The next day
(Wednesday) I got the car back with a brand new alternator covered under
warranty. That Friday I dropped it off at Izzos again to have him test
drive it (I Didn't beat on it until then, wanted Tom to test it out first).
He said it felt fine... the way back I got on it :) Trans is awesome!
Since it's vacuum modulated now, the 1-2 and 2-3 shifts are hard (jerks you
back in your seat) at part throttle driving, but the 2-3 shift is SUPER FAST
at WOT. It's so fast you don't feel it at all and barely notice an
|02-11-02|| I dropped by Izzos to drop off my
transmission temperature sensor to be installed in the B&M Deep Transmission
|02-09-02||I dropped my car off for the new transmission.
This morning I put a brand new AC Delco battery in, but the volt gauge was
still low... but the car ran for 20 minutes at home so I figured it just
needed time to charge up. 25 miles into the trip the car died at Gold
Rd. and Roselle (5 miles from Izzos). Alternator was shot, so I had it
towed to izzos (this was on a saturday) which cost 80 bux :(
|02-03-02||Went to World Of Wheels. Pics are
Was a good time. Saturday we had so much beer! Ran out of
beer around 5:30 so me and Brian (OneFastAssSS) gotta taxi to get more
beer.... this guy drove really slow, and took us to 2 places to get beer...
10 dollar cab fair :( Finally got the beer, we were going up the
escalator at McCormick Place with it and some guy came running over saying we
can't bring that up there! So we waited a few minutes, and then
hid the boxes under our jackets and went right up. :) I got my new
headrests today too (Embroidered, pictures coming soon) from Dan (Dan99Hawk) .
They look sweet! Dan brought some Strohs 160 proof liquor... it
was like drinking turpentine.
|02-01-02 c||Update on transmission. The trans is still busted, and the battery's still dead.|
I got a new battery today, and the trans is coming out in 3 weeks.
|02-01-02 b||I had Jury duty all week... boy was that boring.|
I get to Waukegan court house, walk in... apparently my blue light on my keychain could be used as a weapon or something... so the "cop" said i had to take it to my car. Also I'm not allowed to have the face plate for my stereo with me (350 dollar head unit... in Waukegan, crim capital of Lake County). Ok, i bring the stuff back to my car, i come back in (car is 3 blocks away) and NOW she says that I can't have my Motorola badge holder (it's one that has a rope in it that winds up) becaues I could strangle someone with it. So I start raising my voice asking why she didn't tell me this before, and she starts getting all cocky, then her manager walks over to see if everythning's ok, finally I just tell them, fine, i'm late for check in and throw it away.
So I get up to the juror room, an they give us a badge holder that's held on w/an elastic rope (goes around neck).... um.. if I wanted a weapon I could break this elastic off and strangle someone... and it would be easier to conceal!!!
So 330 of us in a non-airconditioned room, finally my number is called for jury duty... I walk in, and one of the first possible jurors selected! The judge explains the case and says it will take 2 weeks!!! Stupid Lake Forest is negotiating how much some land some corporation is worth (land they forcefully took). So after the first two hours of the judge, prosecuting attorney and defense attorney questioning... they have 4 selected (out of 12). This entire time I'm looking at my watch and giving the plaintiff dirty looks
Then the prosecuting attorney gets to me, and asks me if I have had any incidents with Lake Forest. I tell him only some tickets from Lake Forest police (got a chuckle out of that), he says would that have an impact on my decision for the case... and I say no, THAT wouldn't , and he asks if there is something else that would... so i explain my position on government entities forcefully taking private sector land and then trying to set there own price, and that if a government entity can force someone (or a company) to seel their land then the owner should be able to dictate there own price... I was dismissed immediately
That was the only time i was called today, but still had to sit around till 4:00pm AND i have to come in tomorrow too!
Just doesn't make sense why they select people who have JOBS to do this... would make more sense to take people that are retired, or that are on welfare (so they can give back), or unemployment. I know the whole speal about right to trial by peers (jury) and in order to keep this right you need to serve when called... and I actually contemplated asking the judge (the first one that gave all the jurors a background on jury duty) "If I give up my right to a jury can I leave?" but I know that'd be contempt of court or some BS like that.
Oh well... I kinda have a better idea of how jury duty works now... so I should be able to get out of every case, also I think I figured out how Lake County's computer system works If you're called for a case.. your juror number is taken out of the pool of possible jurors (it's drawn randomly), BUT, when you are dismissed from a case, you have to check your badge back in the juror badge (they scan it). I'm guessing this works 1 of 2 ways, either when you are dismissed someone in court enters your number, and when you rescan you are marked as accounted for and placed back in the pool, or when you are dismissed you are not entered back into the pool until you rescan and no entry is made by the court people... I'm going to test this tomorrow and if I get caught play ignorant
|02-01-02 a||Well, the site is finally back up.|
Here's a synopsis of what has happened:
Mid December: DSL Router Broke, I lost internet access.
Late December: I buy a DSL Modem, connect it, won't work.
Early January: I've called Ameritech 10 times, they keep saying they don't know what it is and they don't have to make any changes on there end.
I found out from DSLReports.com that the DSL Routers use the outer wires and the DSL Modem uses the inner wires.
So I reverse these wires and walla, I get a link light, but now I can't authenticate.
I post on dslreports.com again and a nice person from ameritech says that i need to switch my service from pppoa to pppoe.
I call ameritech.. the helpdesk says this is an automatic change. I post back and the guy says he'll have a bud of his in network do the change.
The change occurs and I got back up :)
Next problem: My linux box crashed (power outage). So it took me a while to recover the data. But we're back up now.
|10-13-01||Today was an MFBA DYNO day... I didn't get
there till 1:30 since I was getting a haircut and had other things to
do. Cars did well.. unfortuanetly on the way back
home (well to Whits) I started loosing my OverDrive :(
Car makes a bad noise when trying to shift from 3 to 4 at high speeds
when the trans is warm.
Clutch pack that controls 3-4 shift is the worst hit.
It's not applying enough pressure/friction to the planetary gear,
planetary gear is bouncing off of sun gear.
In any case, the car's grounded for this year, and I need to look into
rebuilding it myself, or paying FLP to rebuild it.
|10-09-01||Woohoo! I got a raise at work today
|10-06-01||Today was the fall cruise.... awesome, up to 35
cars cruising southern wisconsin at 100+ MPH, taking sharp turns at
70-80MPH... glad my trans held up :)
|10-04-01||Changed the Trans Fluid... silver
material LINED the bottom of trans pan... clutch material, not sure how
much longer this clutch will last
|09-27-01||Brought car to a friends place to change push
Rods (thanks Dan00Hawk for the rods). Notice trans fluid
leaking on the ground :(
Turns out, the night before I had the verter locked through the 1-2
shfts and 2-3 shifts... so that cops wouldn't mess w/me (I was
in Chicago). Well this blew the trans cooler core, which
caused 3 quarts to leak out :(
my push rods... found 2 in the number 4 cyl were slightly bent :(
|09/15/01||Ok... I haven't updated the site lately, but
alot has happened:
1, on 09/15/2001 Me and Carmen (Tease) went on a ~500 mile road
trip to bowling green Kentucky.
a. Leave Schaumburg at 11:30pm on 9/14/01
b. I drive to a town about 30 miles south of
Indianapolis (~4:15 am) and meet up w/masmith at Dennys, we all have
breakfast and proceed down to Bowling Green.
c. Upon entering Kentucky we found a person that wanted to
go 90+ MPH so we used him as a blocker... then we picked up another car in
back, so we were safe :)
d. Arrive in Bowling Green about 8:15am. I'm dead
tired (having been up for over 24 hours), but we go directly to the Holley
plant tour. Tour was cool, not technical enough, but I got
lots of stickers for my Peugeot
e. About 11:30 we get to our Hotel and check in (The
Travelodge). I fall asleep and masmith wakes me up 30 minutes
later asking if I want to go to lunch! :) I sleep more till 2:30 or
3, and it's time for tech at the Corvette Museum (saw some cool NHRA cars
come in, but I didn't have my camera).
f. About 6:30 pm Tech is over (well technically 7,
but I left at 6:30 :) ). We all go back to the Hotel and drink
in the parking lot. Then it's a big dinner at OutBack steak
house (next to hotel). Then it's down the the Travelodge
Bar.... Those people line danced to everything! I
drank 7 or 8 Zombies (on top of 18 beers) and don't remember falling
asleep.... I guess I flooded the hotel room (somewhat).
g. Wake up at 8:45am the next day.... I'm hung
over and don't want to get up, but Carmen talks me into getting
up. Shower, and hand her the keys :) I was
in no condition to drive... still
semi-intoxicated. So we go to Bowling Green track, and it was
a blast. Pics
h. That night we all went to outback again (after drinking in the
parking lot again :) ) and then drank in the lot some more...
about midnight Dan00Hawk, LS1 Killer, and Zbass decided to go to sleep,
and Carmen was tired, so I went to the Travelodge
bar.... Met Brad and Pris there, and the
Colonel. At 2, the bar closed, so some of us went
outside.... talked a bit, learned about trans
brakes. After that we started launching water
balloons... but when we broke a window.... we stopped
(ran in, I STILL (10/13/01) have my wrists cutup from when I fell!
i. Wake up around 10 the next morning, go to get breakfast
and start home. Russ and his Grand Am
attacked my LS1 w/gumme worms, because his car tops out at 108MPH
:) We were averaging (Carmen was driving) 100
j. I found a new use for Motorola Talk Abouts.... fun
pissing people in the area using the same frequency as you off :)
k. Also there was some kind of a Corvette gathering on 94 because
we saw at least 20 of them.
l. Finally got home and was dead tired... and more
than 1000 miles on the car!
I installed my gauges (A/F is operational, Trans Temp is not yet) (pics
coming soon), and saw Tool.
We drove over 7 hours for a 2 hour show.,.. but it was worth it!
TOOL rocked, the images were a bit disturbing... but it was very
interesting. The music rocked, but the graphics
they showed... well I think you would have to be high (which I wasn't) to
|09-05-01||I'm in training for ARWEB today through
Friday... so nothing much to post about
|09-03-01||Went to RSD at GLD today.... but only had 200
miles on my car so I couldn't race.
Here's some pics of GLD today:
Also went to the Brat Stop, lots of fun. Pics of this are in the
GLD Pics set too... and that guy w/the sock on his head is PSJ
|08-31-01||Well, picked up my car today. They
fixed the differential under warranty :) 1400 bux I'm glad I
didn't have to spend!
Only problem is I need to put some 500 miles on my car by Monday so I
can race at Real Street Drags at GLD....
In the evening I went to Hooters in Schaumburg w/Carmen (tease) and
Keith (Magnus) and then to Alumni Club with Carmen and Tom (Bird of Prey).
|08-27-01||I put some more pics up on the web site
Here's pictures of
the teeth that should have been part of the spider gears for the drive
And here's pics from the
cancelled US41 track rental
|08-26-01||Diff problem was verified today... I opened her
up and found lots of little teeth. Also I can rotate the left
wheel freewheel. It doesn't engage the drive shaft, doesn't
rotate other wheel. If I rotate the right wheel it moves the left
wheel as it should (opposite direction) I'm bringing it in
tomorrow for repairs.
Also got my 4 Kumho Supra 712s installed.
Finally, I'm thinking of buying some pro stars from jegs for the
front. Tires are like 26 bux each and it looks cool.
|08-25-01||I went down to Schererville Indiana
yesterday. Spent the night at a hotel w/some friends. We
went out drinking all night... Zombies are strong $hit!
Woke up this morning to rain :( so the track rental was cancelled
. Still had fun, went Old Country Buffet for 3 hours w/the rest of
the guys that showed up for the track rental. Had fun, spent the
rest of the day in Indiana.
|08-23-01||Diff is getting fixed next week under warranty.
Also I've got several new pictures, and here they are:
08-18-01 Chicago Sky and Water show 1
|08-20-2001||Bad News... Really bad. Diff
is toast! Tonight every time I took a turn it would start going
"klunk klunk klunk" and shift the car. I thought it
was just something hitting an axle or something, but when I lifted it I
could turn a tire w/out it turning the other tire and w/out the drive
shaft trying to move. So I'm going to Hagerty Pontiac in
Lombard to speak w/Kevin to see if I can get GM to cover the repairs.
|08-07-2001||Bad news... I think my Dif's going bad
:( I hear a SHHHHHHHHHHH noise any time it's under load :(
|08-05-2001||A few things are going on now:
#1 I got pulled over again (Check
runins with police section)
#2 I am getting 3.73 gears installed 08/18/2001
#3 um.... if you're in the Chicago-land area check out Nobody!
|07-31-2001||Well... I broke down. I
ordered some 3.73 GM Gears today and am going to have Tom Izzo Install
them on 08/18/2001. I wanted to do alot more to my car this winter,
but I think I'll save that money and put it towards a house.
So for now.... 450 bux for a gear install (including the
gears) is good enough :)
|07-25-2001||I've got some pics from the Elmhurst Car show
and will post them eventually :)
|07-21-2001||The MFBA Rented out the track at US41
today. I was running OK.... 13.1 was my best
:( But it was 95 degrees and 80% humidity.
I will be posting alot of pics soon!
|07-18-2001||Updated my Runins with police section
|07-09-2001||Ok, I haven't updated the site in a while...
sorry about that, been really busy. I'm going to do some updates now
based on memory: Also, I got most of my pics thumbnailed, here's
some of them:
Elmhurst Car Show 05/16/01
Byron on 06/03/01:
Irving Park Rd. And Barrington Rd. 06/09/01
Spring Cruise 06/09/01
MFBA Muncie Meeting 06/16/01
Lake Michigan 06/23/01
Elmhurst Car Show 06/27/01
Lake Michigan, 4th of July
|07-07-2001||Went down to the Skybox in Harvey tonight with
Dylan (formula8) Ted (rhwbullhead) and Jim (simply2kind). Left the
house at 7:30 pm got home 5:00am
|07-03-2001||Went down to the Taste and then went out on
Lake Michigan just like last year. Only this year I got wasted on
the boat. I went swimming in Lake Michigan (where I managed to break
my $120 pair of oakleys :( ). Got home about 4:30 am
|06-30-2001||Went down to my friend Joes boat
tonight. Me and Davin and Emily went down there (met up
w/Larry) for a night of drinking. Good times had by all :)
|06-23-2001||Installed exhaust on my buddies Cobra
today. Basani X-Pipes and a Cat-Back. Then we changed my
oil. We saw The Fast and The Furious again tonight.
|06-21-2001||Got my SFCs welded on today.
|06-15-2001||Saw the premier of The Fast and The Furious
today. Good movie, too much Rice though.
|06-11-2001||I was sick today so I stayed home.
I left at about 5:00pm heading to Russ (Purevil)'s house. He
installed my lock up switch for my torque converter. Should be
running 12.6s now (hopefully). Should be good enough to
continue beating my bud Davin! :) (He just got 4.30 gears, and is
getting X-Pipes soon).
|06-10-2001||I Zainoed my car today... looks
sweet! And I finally figured out how this Z6 stuff works.. I'm
|06-09-2001||Today was the MFBA Spring Cruise. Alot
of fun, and unlike the fall cruise, there were no accidents.
Pictures coming soon.
Afterwards several of us went to the Car Show on Irving park Rd. and
Barrington Rd. We stayed there till 10:30 when the cops kicked
us out. Then we went 1/4 mile down the street to the Sams club lot
(different town). Cops didn't bother us there. I left
around midnight, but there was a race setup between a Roadster and a
Mustang. The Mustang won :(
|06-03-2001||Today was the F-Body Vs. Y-Body event at
Byron. I did pretty well, made it to the 4th round before
getting beat by a car running low 11s on nitrous.
Didn't win any trophy's :( Pictures coming soon.
|05-26-2001||I put new brakes on my car. I also put
some new spark plugs in. Pictures coming soon.
|05-21-2001||Brought my car back to the dealership for
warped rotors. They first tried to say it was caused by the
low amount of brake left (the squealers were showing), but when I told
them I'll do the brakes myself they said they were also replacing the
rotors under warranty.
|05-20-2001||Had my graduation party
today. Good turn out, I had fun, seems like everyone
else had fun. And I took in over 600 bux!!! That's almost a car payment!
|05-19-2001||I went to the Q101 Jamboree today.
Had alot of fun, alot of good bands, spent 70 bux on Beer, another 50 on
Shirts, and 15 on food. The only downside of the day was that
I lost my pager :/ Hopefully somebody will find it and return
|05-17-2001||I went to Ted's (RHWBullhead) house and from
there we went over to a Bowling alley in Lombard (I joined a bowling
league!) I bowled.... pretty crappy. Had a
Long Island and 4 beers there. Then we went back to Ted's
place to drop off the cars (we were going to go to a bar in Bartlette).
Of course I get pulled over! Check out the Run In With
Police section of the page for details. The bar was the
Cadillac Ranch off of Lake St. Normally it's a country bar,
but on Thursdays it's more modern! Lots of nice.... things to look
at there :) I had 2 shots of vodka (one was the bottom shelf
stuff, other was Absolute!) and 5 beers. Then Ted dropped me
off by car (at his place) and I drove home.
All and all it was a good night :) ( I didn't get any tickets and went
to the second club type place since Saturday!).
|05-16-2001||After work I went out to the opening day of
the Elmhurst Car Show (Off of York at Old Kent Bank). It was a
blast! So many cool cars! Lots of 1st and
2nd Gen F-Body's. About 10-15 people from the MFBA showed
up. There were a few Vipers and lots of vettes (there
was a black Z06 w/Black interior... sweeeeeeeeeet
car!!!). I will have pictures posted tomorrow.
Afterwards me, Jim (Dood), Brian (Mongoose), Ted (RHWBullhead), and
Norb (Black2000SS) went to an Irish pub across the street, I had a
Woodpecker Apple Cider and a Long Island Iced Tea (it was weak :(
). Then I drove home, and here I am!
|05-15-2001||I called Harbour Pontiac up today.
I'm bringing my car back next Monday to get new rotors (under
warranty). Less than 5000 miles on the cut rotors and they're
already warped again!
|05-14-2001||I picked up my spark plugs and IAT Tricker
today. I talked to Tom and he said it's normal for a performance
decrease at higher RPMs. He suggested I get a Lock Up Switch
(wire into the tan and Black wire off the PCM to ground) So I think
I'll do that! Sucha relief knowing my Push Rods aren't
I went to Hooters for lunch (Kristy Treated me) but I only had Diet
Coke. and then I went to Stir Crazy For dinner, but only had Diet
Coke!!!! (I need to start drinking during my lunch/dinner.
It's LEGAL now!!!)
|05-12-2001||I turned 21 today!!! Got to the
DMV at 8:30 (45 minutes later than I had planned) and waited in line for 2
hours!!! Then got my haircut, got my car washed, and
finally got my FOID card application.
At 5:30 pm my friend Davin picked me up at my house. We
then went to Mickey Finns in Libertyville. Next we went to
Alumni Club in Schaumburg. Then we went to Vaugns on 65th and
Central. Then we went to Brew Bakers at 95th and Western.
Finally we went down to maxwell street and I had 1 burger, 1 Polish,
and 1 pork chop sandwich. Then we called it a night (at
this point it was 5:45 am!).
I awoke the next morning with a bad headache, but I didn't have to
drive! so I slept until we got to Quiznos in Schaumburg!!!
Then I got home, had 2 aspirin and was fine until 8:30 pm when I fell
|10-May-2001||My car was outside and it rained this morning
:( My window was still partially down. Fortuanetly no damage,
my dad woke up at 4:30 just as it started raining and I put my car in the
I got to Harbor Pontiac at 9:00 am but they said they couldn't fit me
in. What kind of BS is that??? My window is down, it's
supposed to rain today, and they can't put a F***in window motor in for
me? I bought one of the most expensive cars they sell...
My dad called them about 1:30 and bitched them out, so they said to
bring the car over right away and they'd do it while I waited.
I went over there and they did it right away... got done about 1 hour
before the big rain!
Also, I ran a vacuum gauge on my car and I have plenty of vacuum, which
means I probably don't have a bent pushrod :( Not sure what
else it could be. I'm changing plugs this weekend. I'm
losing 40 HP and 3MPH in the 1/4 mile... but I don't know what is wrong!!!
|08-May-2001||Get this, my window motor is dead! I
was going to get a car wash, put my window down, and it
stopped! I'm going to put my car back to stock, put my stock
tires on, and bring it in on the 10th.
|06-May-2001||I went to Jim's picnic today. We
had a pretty good showing, about 20-30 F-Body's and 1 Y-Body showing
up. Had alot of fun (thanks Jim!).
Here's some pics of the day. Click
|05-May-2001||Went to Byron Drag way for the first time
today. Woke up at 7, met some friends at 9, and got
there by 11. It's located by Rockford Illinois. Not
quite as far as US41 but not as close as Da Grove.
Friendly atmosphere, and since it looked like it would rain, I got to run
as many times as I wanted. Results are coming soon.
Unfortunately I was still pulling a measely 12.9 and
13.0. I should be pulling low 12s. So
there's something else wrong. I think I hear a ticking from my
car, so I may have bent a pushrod. I took off the valve cover
(pictures coming soon) on the drivers side and checked all 8 push rods,
and they were all fine! Hopefully one of the others will be
bent (so I know I've at least found the problem!)
|04-May-2001||My Subwoofer blew today :(
Bringing it in next week to have it repaired.
|02-May-2001||I think I may have figured out my
problem. It appears the SES light (for P0430) retards
the timing of the car... so at WOT the car is running lean and the timing
is off by over 1 degree than when the light is off.
|28-April-2001||I went up to Bussee Woods today and met
with Jim (DooD) Jim (simply2kind), and Mike (2K1LESS.. something like
that). We just talked about cars for a while.
Before the drive to Bussee I stopped by Performance Technical Institute
because they were having a Viper (my dream car!) Dyno
Day. Here's some pictures I took.
After this I went to a party at my friend Todds house. I
used to work with him, and now he is moving to California.
|27-April-2001||I got my car Dynoed
today, and it was disappointing. After
about 5500 RPM my car took a quick 40HP nose dive!!! So now I need
to figure out what's broke on it.
|21-April-2001||Today was pretty cool!
Started off at 12:30pm (when I woke up).
I arrived at Busse Woods at 1:30pm to meet up w/a bunch of MFBA
guys. About 2:00 pm we started cruisin.
1 guy w/a 2001 Cobra showed up... and when he thought he was smokin his
tires he was actually smokin his clutch... so a 2001 Cobra w/ < 100
miles now needs a new clutch!
About 3:00pm we all went over to Whitney's (CamaroWhit I think) and had
a BBQ. Made some dogs, and polishs! mmmm mmm
We BSed there for a while and then went down to 1BADSS (I think that's
it... I suck w/names or screen names, heh) place in Naperville and he took
his Mustang out (12.4 second stang) and we all cruised around for a while
About 8:00 pm we found ourselves in a parking lot and were going to
street race (not me... i save my racing for the track). 2 People got
a run in, and just as two more were about to run we saw a car coming
towards us. So everyone turned off there lights, went back to
there cars and we waited. But the car just stayed there.
It wasn't a pig but it appeared that he was calling the cops.
Finally he cruised past us and we took off, as soon as we were leaving
the lot he got in back of us!!! Fortunately he pulled
off into a side street and nothing has come of it (yet).
It was getting late by this point, so we headed down to Hooters in
Orland Park (there was a planned gathering there). We arrived at
Hooters at 10:15 pm and ate. About 11:30 we left and BSed some
more in the parking lot. It was here that I found out there
were going to be some street drags somewhere in the
area. At first I didn't want to go, but as I thought about it
I realized I wanted to see what "real" street drags were
like so I followed a group of people.
Well... on I should have just gone home. While following
everyone 3 Orland Park Police cars (2 cars 1 van) pulled all 10-15 of us
over! Fortunately no tickets were given out! (well at least to
me) This story is explained in more detail here.
|20-April-2001||Today was a ho-hum day. I put
the IRS brace on my buddies car and then went out to a 420 party at my
|19-April-2001||Today I checked out an exhaust w/my bud
Davin. It was for a *cough* cobra *cough*.... the
guy was old and babied the car so we couldn't hear how the exhaust sounded
|17-April-2001||You don't want to see what I had typed 5
|14-April-2001||Went to US41 today... too many
mustangs! Though, I expected it considering it was
Midwest Mustang Association sponsored event. It just hurts to be
spanked so many times in one day by Mustangs! The track wasn't
very good today, I got decent 60's on my 555Rs but my MPH was way
down. I should have had much better times with the new Torque
Converter. The only consolation is that everyone I talked to said
they hadn't been running good!
Click here to see pics from US41
|13-April-2001||My Torque Converter, Shift Kit, and B&M
Super Cooler were installed today :) Picked up the car at
5:00pm. Can't wait to go to the track tomorrow!
|12-April-2001||Today was a day of new experiences.... I
learned something very important about myself today, something which I
thought I had already known, and now I know for sure I knew (because
when I tried to change it I was disappointed).
Live and learn
|10-April-2001||Still nothing much going on.
Been really busy at work (part of a Global IT initiative at Motorola).
I polished my car w/a buffer I just bought Sunday... but it rained
Monday morning so my car's all dirty again :(
Finally, my torque converter *may* be going in Saturday... if it does
I'm going to cancel my plans to go to the track Saturday and just have Tom
Izzo install the converter and Shift Kit (and trans cooler).
|02-April-2001||Nothing much going on. Got my
notice today of when my Court date is for my "Improper Start from a
Stopped Position" ticket. It's 5/4... which is kinda good, 8
days before my 21st BDay, so I'll get my license back.
Today was the last day of soccer (I didn't play again) and we lost.
|01-April-2001||Added some new information to the site
today. I added pictures from my TA
Rear end Girdle install, Nitto Tires, 160
Degree Thermostat Install, and my McCord Power plate/Bass control switches.
Also my TC, Shift Kit and Supercooler install was postponed. Yank
sent the wrong TC (Sent one for an LT1 instead of an LS1), and the Supercooler
I bought from Speed Inc. didn't have all the parts it was
supposed to. Hopefully it will be installed this week.
|25-March-2001||I went to US 41 today... only to find out
they were closed :( I called at 5:30 am, 6:30 am and 8:30
am... all three times the message said they were open. But when I
get there at 9:30 am they're closed! 125 mile drive for
|21-March-2001||I picked up my Nitto Drag Radials
today. 2 275/40R17 555R for $290.00 after tax. Not
a bad deal... and they're cheaper than my regular tires :)
I'll be tossing these on Friday and hopefully test them out Sunday.
|18-March-2001||Went to Route 41 Drag way in Peotone
IL. It was awesome... I finally broke into the
12s! 12.994 to be exact. I let another guy
drive my car and he got a 12.85 on his second run!!!
Can't wait for my TC and stuff... should be low 12s/high 11s!
I'll be posting my ETs on the Track Record page soon
|17-March-2001||Got my car prepped and ready for the first
drag of the season. Going to Rt. 41 tomorrow to get some
baselines. I wanna see how much the TC, Shift Kit, etc... will
take off my ET.
|16-March-2001||Well, on Wednesday (3/14/01) I lined up my
Torque Converter Install. I'm having Tom Izzo at Speed Inc.
install a Super Yank 3500, Transgo Shift Kit, my B&M Supercooler, Tak
weld my exhaust, and weld in my SFCs. His rates are pretty
good, 250 for the TC, 125 for the shift kit, 50 for the cooler, 70
for the SFCs. I can't wait! That, combined with my
Nitto Drag Radials... should be good for low 12s!
Finally, I created a spreadsheet to show my fuel economy...
It's based on 2 months, and it appears my average fuel economy is 14.83
MPG. That really sux!
|11-March-2001||I got alot done this weekend. |
1. I fixed the problem I was experiencing with what I thought was
squeaking exhaust. Turns out the upper part of the pan hard rod
was missing all three bolts!!!
2. Had my Trans Fluid
Changed. Jim from the MFBA helped me with this.
3. Went to Naperville to meet
up with some people from the MFBA. I got there after everyone
had already eaten, but just in time to get some good pictures.
|05-March-2001||Well... I got my first ticket in the beast
:( Check out Runins
With Police for more details.
|22-February-2001||Not much new going on... I forgot to
mention that on 2/12/01 I had my rotors resurfaced... Car handles great
now, other than some noise coming from my loose Borla exhaust... but
that's what the radio's for, right?
|20-February-2001||On 1/18/01 I had a battery problem, The
connection to the positive terminal of my battery was bad.... and my car
would barely start, but i fixed this when i got home... so my baby's
running fine so far!
However, I think I *May* have a pushrod problem.... I want to
replace my pushrods and springs (and lifters) because I'd like to be able
to rev my engine at 6600 RPM w/o risk of engine damage... Hopefully I'll
have the money in the next few months to replace these vital engine
|06-February-2001||Nothing much going on here, just that I'm
disliking cops more and more as time passes... check out my Runins
With Police page for more details.
|29-January-2001||I just tossed up pictures from the
install of my subwoofer. The thing sounds AWESOME!
Figures though... I just get a new device put in my baby, and I can't
drive her!!! Damn Freezing Rain!
It took me 45 minutes to get out of my subdivision today because the
stupid plow company (Well... a few guys with some F-250s w/plows on them)
never showed up! So I got stuck twice in the
|28-January-2001||This is the first day I really got to
play with the subwoofer. I played around with the gains and bass
boost and I think I'm close to getting the perfect setting.
There's still too much bass at low volume so I think I'll raise the gain
to 1.5 or 2.
On my way home from a super bowl party I got to listen to some Bad Boy
Bill in it! House Music sounds awesome in my car now!!!
|27-January-2001||We did the subwoofer install today!
The thing sounds great. Pictures coming soon...
|23-January-2001||All of my subwoofer stuff is
here!!! My buddy Davin's coming over Saturday to help me with the
install. We hooked it up to his Amp today during lunch and it sound
awesome. I can't wait to get it in my car!
Check out my Subwoofer install page.
For now it just has pictures of all the parts, but I plan on taking lots
of pictures during the install.
|20-January-2001||Finally Bush is officially president of
And yesterday I nearly got into an accident .... I was going down
59 at 55MPH (speed limit is 50). I noticed ahead that some old fart
from Lake Barrington Shores (expensive area) was slowly edging into my
lane as he was turning left (crossing my lane). Then I noticed
he was going to go, so I hit my breaks, but he just sat in the middle of
the lane!!! So I slammed on my breaks laid down hard on the horn but
the old fart just sat there! So I turned the wheel hard right at
just the right moment and slid around doing a 270 degree turn. The
front left of my car missed the rear right of his car by about 3
feet!!! I did a 270 degree turn, sliding the entire time, in an area
which would have normally been a three point turn for my car (damn F-Bod
turning radius sucks!). Then the old fart had the nerve to just keep
on going... I came very close to turning around, and following him to his
destination so I could yell my head off at him! He almost hurt my
But, I didn't do that... however if I see that Cadillac on the road
again around here, I'll be sure to stay right on his ass to intimidate
him... there's no way he'll ever forget my car, no other TAs around here,
and I'm the only one in this area w/red stripes down the
Finally, I had an idea to get better track times but it's not going to
work :( I figured that if I lowered the shift points of my car, to
shift just after peak HP and Torque I could gain some time. But after
looking at my DYNO I found that my HP pretty much stays constant once it
peaks. My torque falls off, but it starts falling off at 4400~4500
RPM, and I'm not going to lower my shift points that much (even if my HPP3
allowed me to do so).
Second Finally, The Beast broke 10,000 miles today! As of 8:30 PM
tonight it is at 10,002 miles.
|10-January-2001||I ordered all of my subwoofer stuff
$40.00 in parts from some place in California for PAC components (allow
me to add RCA Outputs to plug into an amp)
$215.43 for a Kenwood 230x1 mono subwoofer amp and all the wires I need
to connect the amp to the deck and sub
$430.72 for a JL Audio Stealth box and 1 10" 10W3D2 sub woofer.
Should have everything installed within 2 weeks (when all the parts
|09-January-2001||Subwoofers are confusing..... I went to
United Audio Centers today and they tried to talk me out of getting the
stealth box I was looking at saying it would blow up... instead they
wanted to sell me a 1300.00 custom box and components....
|08-January-2001||I'm driving the Beast to work for the
first time in 30 days... I drove her around for 70 miles this
weekend, felt good!
Today's also our 6 month anniversary!!!!
In honor of this momentous event, I'm buying her a subwoofer!
|05-January-2001||Didn't get above freezing yesterday....
This is day 25 since I drove my car (besides the 4 miles last
I updated the site a little. When you go to http://www.horist.com/
it now displays an "Enter" Screen. I did this so that I
could get accurate metrics using my counter. In a few days
I'll replace the counter from thecounter.com with a counter program I
wrote for work (Looks and Operates exactly the same, only I wrote it
|04-January-2001||Well, it's supposed to be above freezing
for the first time in 4 weeks this week... we shall see. All I
ask for is a 3 days of above freezing weather... the snow will melt and
wash away the salt... then the Beast comes out again!
|01-January-2001||Added a new page today entitled "Highway
Wonderland." This page is dedicated to Sammy Hagar's song
"Trans Am Highway Wonderland." I have the MP3 for
download and the lyrics to the song posted.
|31-December-2000||Drove the Beast for the first time in 20
days today! Just went around the lake and up to town to get gas
(before the gas price increase). I miss it... Hard to
get used to driving it again though, the nose is sooooo much bigger than
that on my Peugeot and I'm so much lower to the ground.
More snow.... it just keeps falling! Anyways, I redesigned
my page slightly. Got rid of some unnecessary frames. The page will get a revamp next year.
Oh Boy... more snow. They're
talking up to 7 inches between today and tomorrow.... I hate SNOW! 18
days (1 hour from 19) since the last time I drove the TA!
|Guess what.... more snow!!!!
It snowed this morning, it's going to snow tonight, it's going to snow
tomorrow! The only thing I have to look forward to is the possibility
of >=32 degree weather next Tuesday... SNOW SUX!
|23-December-2000||It's snowing again... there's a
surprise. The Beast is still hibernating. And of course
it's not going to be above freezing for at least the next 2 weeks.
Bah, I hate winter!|
|21-December-2000||Ok, this snow crap is really getting me
pissed off now.
12/11/00 -- Snow (3 hour loop)
12/13/00 -- Snow (1.5 hour drive home)
12/15/00 -- Freezing Rain
12/18/00 -- Snow (45 minute drive home)
12/20/00 -- Snow (1 hour drive home, witnessed 3 multi-car accidents)
ENOUGH ALREADY!!!! And it's not going to be above freezing
for at least the next 2 weeks!!!
|20-December-2000||Well, this marks the 10th consecutive
day since I drove my car! I HATE SNOW! It's going to be
below freezing for at least another week! Before I will take my
car out again, it has to rain and be above freezing for a few days (to get
the salt off the roads). I really dislike driving the
Peugeot! The only advantage is gas... averaging 16.5mpg
and I fill the Peugeot up with regular! A lot better than 12-13mpg
with Premium! But I still miss the Beast :(|
|16-December-2000||Added a new section entitled MileStones. |
|12-December-2000||The TA is grounded indefinetly. We got about a foot of snow yesterday and there's more on the way.
Until the snow all melts I'm stuck with the Peugeot :/ Glad I covered the TA on Sunday!|
|11-December-2000||It's SNOWING! Snow SUCKS! I drove in a 3 hour circle today. Wiped out once on Old Rt. 53 North, but recovered. My Car
Overheated in 19 degree weather and I had to stop at Sears to buy some wires and male connectors. (I wired up the high speed cooling fans on all the time to keep
the car cool). My dad found it to be the thermostat so he replaced it. Damn Peugeot! Work closed at 1:00pm so I never made it there, classes were cancelled. Snow SUCKS!!!
|2-December-2000||Updated site to use knight rider theme
song.... temporary thing will remove in the future, but for now ITS STAYING
|28-November-2000||Fixed a few links. Also added a
picture of my VIP Hooters Receipt
|26-November-2000||Haven't updated this page recently...
been too busy (between work and school coming down to an end).
The Web Cam hasn't been very successful. I just don't like having the
Cam on all the time.. and people being able to watch me.
I added another new section called "The
Man Behind the Car." It's a small section about
me. I also added a new page showing me playing (well.... trying to
play anyways) my guitar.
|19-November-2000||Ok, I'm trying something new.... I have
a web cam, and I have several computers and a DSL Connection. So I'm
going to try broadcasting streaming video from within my computer
room. The address for the streaming video is http://www.horist.com:7000/
or mms://www.horist.com:7006/ (I
don't know how well this will work). I also have a test stream
page up at http://www.horist.com/asf/stream.htm.
My goal in the future is to have a wireless cam and have a road cam :)
But that's a ways off. Anyways, enjoy.|
|13-November-2000||Forgot to mention, I got some stripes
put on my car. Really dresses it up, makes it stand out! Check
Also, I was planning on having some pics of my Car with some Hooters
girls, but since the weather has taken a turn for the worse, this probably
won't happen until some time next year :(
|12-November-2000||Brought my car to the track again,
pulled a 13.008!!! I was pulling 13.0s all day, it was awesome. This
election crap is pissing me off, and I have a cold. |
|08-November-2000||Well, nothing new going on, but
I'm waiting to find out who will be our next president... Gore (booooooooo)
or Bush (Yay, cheer). Damn Florida, I can picture them just
sitting down taking their time so that they're the last state to get done...
According to Florida they should be by 2:30 EST, so in about 30 minutes from
now.... I really hope Bush wins, I can't take another 4 years of
Damnocrats, er Democrats :)
WOOHOO!!! BUSH WON. Republican House of Representatives,
Republican Senate, Republican President, can the government get any
better!? I think not!
|05-November-2000||Went to the track again
today. Pulled a 13.186 and then a 13.192 on my last two runs of
the day! Going to the track again for a final time this season next
|04-November-2000||Well, haven't done much lately w/my
Car. Went to the Anger Management Tour in Milwaukee Wednesday, Limp
Bizkit Rocks! I'm going to Union Grove to race again
tomorrow. And I added a guestbook :)|
|30-October-2000||I added a Nail In
Tire section which has pictures of the nail that got stuck in my tire
some time last week.|
|29-October-2000||I went to the track for the first time
today. Went up to Union Grove Wisconsin to race. I ran some good
times. Best time was a 13.203. Check out my Track
Times page to see all my ETs.|
|28-October-2000||Installed my Borla exhaust today.
Sounds AWESOME! Check out my Borla Page
for more information.|
|27-October-2000||Finished tuning my car. Runs nice!
I made the shift 100% firmer, lowered the engine temperature (once I put
my 160 degree thermostat in it will run even cooler), optimized the engine
timing for 93 octane fuel, and raised the speed governor to 255 MPH.
|26-October-2000||Sorry, haven't updated page in 2
days. I added some more suggestions for the name of my car. I
still like Grim Reaper the best. Though, The Beast is good too.
My Hypertech Power Programmer III came in today, and so did my racing
stripes! Already performance tuned my engine. Stripes will go on
in a few weeks.
Finally, big news! I'll be getting some pictures of some hooters
girls on my car soon! Hopefully a few while they're in there hooters
uniform, and they said they'd pose in bikinis!!!!! If I get this pic, it'll
be on my front page :)
|24-October-2000||Well, I got pulled over tonight on Route
53. The cop said I was going 75 in a 55. (I was actually going
80, but all the same). Fortunately I got out of the ticket.
Check out my Run-ins w/Police page for a
detailed history of all my police incidents! |
|23-October-2000||My Borla Cat-Back Exhaust just
arrived! See my Borla Page for pictures
before the installation.|
|22-October-2000||Well, just finished posting the pics from
the Fall Cruise. Check out my Fall
Cruise 2000 page for more information.|
Just finished the FTRA install. It was actually pretty simple. I
hit my condenser a few times though... so I was a bit worried about my
A/C. But it still works :) I went out on two test runs, one with the
plate installed (that effectively disables the FTRA kit) and one without it
installed. While doing this, I ran auto tap and monitored the engine speed,
MAF flow rate, and MAP. I'll copy this data to my main PC and make some
excel charts later today.
I'll have lots of updates for this site tomorrow. I'm going on the MFBA
(Midwest F-Body Association) Fall Cruise and I'm bringing my digital camera
Finally, the trip to Union Grove dragaway that I was planning on going on
Sunday has been cancelled and rescheduled for October 29th. Apparently it
rained last weekend, so an event that didn't finish last weekend is finishing
this weekend. But it's all good, I should have my Exhaust installed
by then and maybe even my racing stripes.
My car is currently the car of the week (COTW) at www.f-body.org.
Click here for a screen shot
Well, I added a new section entitled "Burn Out."
I am adding another section, which will detail major events in my cars life
(First oil changes, first mods, first wipe-out, first burn-out, etc...)