Got 1st kill while street tuning

 
 
 
 
Old 04-10-08, 09:52 PM
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Got 1st kill while street tuning

Okay, so here's the story....... (short version)

Bought my 2nd FD almost 2 years ago. Had been in storage so long that the rebuild needed a rebuild. Then shitty custom wiring of Haltech etc made it run like ***, so we pulled all the wiring and put in a Power FC. Ran well for the first time last Mon, drove it this Mon-Thurs to break it in, took to Gotham for dyno tuning.

EXCEPT.... ******* giant thunderstorms knocked out the power. And I fly out of DFW at 7am. SO..... end up street tuning w/ Steve Kan riding shotgun with his laptop plugged in..... making good boost patterns, good power on a local minor highway.

On the way back we're finishing the tune by boosting in 4th, when a black Ford Lightning shows up next to me out of nowhere. Steve looks over, notices the boost gauge and other stuff, mentions it's not stock, and says I need to punch it anyway for the tune.

So we both drop the hammer and I walked him pretty easily. Good feeling. After we drop it off, he pulls up next to me and gives me a friendly wave, then moves ahead to catch up to traffic. Always appreciate a good sport.

Anyways, about an hour after we got back the power FINALLY came back on, so we threw it on the dyno and I put down 343 at the wheels (final issue was no ignition amplifyer, it was sputtering at high boost. I ended up getting one before I left and putting it in, so now the HP is ligher.)

Oh, I'm in a 93 FD, street port, T-66, and a bunch of other crap thats too long to list right now.

It was a good time, good tune, good kill, and my FD is FINALLY ******* RUNNING, and RUNNING WELL!
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Old 04-10-08, 11:29 PM
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Sounds like an awesome day +1
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Congrats on the kill and getting the FD on the road.
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Old 04-11-08, 11:50 PM
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Thanks. Felt good to get that old adrenaline rush while boosting in 3rd and 4th..... and looking out for cops in the distance.
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Hehe,

Good times man!

Nobody will race me here in England, hopefully I'll run into an Exige or Noble that has a driver up for some fun before too long..
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Good kill, what boost were you running? Your numbers seem a bit low for a single turbo.
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I tuned it to 14psi. We have a mustang dyno at the shop. The numbers are lower than dynojet. If you really want to compare dynojet dyno #'s, add 5-10% of the measurement.


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Good kill, what boost were you running? Your numbers seem a bit low for a single turbo.
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those numbers would be 360-ish on a dynojet...
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Old 04-13-08, 04:49 PM
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yea, that sounds about right. I totally forgot that the car was only tuned to 12psi. When upping the boost to 14psi, the ignition was breaking up and only made 308rwhp. We never actually see numbers.




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those numbers would be 360-ish on a dynojet...
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Old 04-13-08, 07:21 PM
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand.....

here's Steve!

Yeah, I had never dealt with the ignition breaking up before, it was a new thing... but the car is set to 10 PSI with the Profec off and 12 with it on.... I'm being conservative b/c as soon as it gets on the boat to come to Hawaii, I won't have Gotham and RP at my convenient disposal.... no rotary specialty shops out here.
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