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« Reply #45 on: May 26, 2014, 11:19:34 AM »

Joel and his Dad drove his fresh TT GTS 3 and a half hours from Vanderhoof to Williams Lake.  I drove 3 hours to Williams Lake.  Joel's Dad has 2 Vipers parked in his monster garage, but Elie doesn't enjoy the building ot monsterous hp cars, he prefers to just drive them.  He comes out to BC and hangs with Joel for his fear/terror/excitement for the year.  Street Drags are June 6th in Prince George and that is the next even I have planned for my Roe charged gTs.  PG is about a 5 and a half hour drive from here.

I run a Mopar front bra on my car because of all the highway driving I do.  Once I get to my destination event, I remove the bra and toss it into the back.  Going home I reinstall the bra to protect the paint from rocks and debris on the road as well as hard shelled insects.  Even the bug guts are toxic and damage the paint if left on the front of the car.

Every event is a lot of work for us "Rural country" boys/men.  We need to do the 4 hrs to 3 days cleaning of the car.  Then we drive from 3 hours to 3 days to get to the event.  We need to reclean the car once we arrive.  After making it back home we need to remove the bra and wash the car again before parking it back in the garage.

It is a dedicated Car Guy and enthusiast (Joel and Elie) that will spend that much time driving and cleaning to come show people how great the Viper is.


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« Reply #46 on: May 26, 2014, 04:00:07 PM »

Looking good guys!!
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« Reply #47 on: May 26, 2014, 04:12:20 PM »

Great pics, sounds like a fun day!
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« Reply #48 on: May 26, 2014, 06:12:02 PM »

Washed the dirt off the Beast this morning and wiped off the rain and water drops as soon as I parked the car inside the garage, theViperGarage! 

At a previous car show a new friend had heard me idle the Viper down the aisle as I went to park my GTS.  With Roe supercharger (makes boost at idle even), headers, No cats and the Corsa 3" straight through mandrel bent Stainless exhaust ... it is loud at idle and much much louder above idle with full throttle being well into the "oww" category of decibels.  Jason asked me to start my Viper and rev it up because he loved the sound and he went around the back of my Viper to stand behind the 4" twin exhaust tips.  It was an experience to remember when the water/meth shoots into the supercharger at full throttle and boost.  Since I have turned the w/m back on for engine safety, but have not leaned the fuel mixture any the car blows Black smoke out the rear when the throttle us punched. 

Jason was behind as I started my car, let it idle for a few minutes to gain oil pressure.  Then I dropped the throttle to the floor and watched Jason's eyes squint shut as road dust, black smoke and severe winds blew into his face.  This year he asked, no begged that I do that for his friend with a 500hp RX7.  I moved my VOI X chair right behind the exhaust pipes and seated him there when Jason brought him over to hear the car. 

He sat in the Viper chair and relaxed.  I fired up the car and waited a couple minutes allowing the oil to fill the engine.  Once it showed 55# of oil I smashed the throttle, looked into the rear view mirror and Lorn's eyes squinted when his face contracted as the black smoke, exhaust etc blew into his face!  I laughed as I idled down and shut my car off.  He was smiling and told me that he was VERY impressed.  I laughed and told him the Black Smoke was the water/methanol injection being 'fat'. He said he liked the taste.  We have another Viper convert.  If the Mustang Boss guy and the RX7 Rotary man had the money they would both be shopping for a blown Viper right now.   :D

I posted the view from Logan's "experience" seating position.  Next time I'll try to get video, it is great!


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« Reply #49 on: June 06, 2014, 12:18:34 AM »

Today I went over my Ujoints and pulled the one that felt like it might be loose.  Checked the bearings and everything's good.  Greased the suspension, Quick waxed the Cat prints off the car.  I cleaned the inside of the wheels.  I pulled the transmission tunnel plate then checked the oil level and added half a pint of lubrication additives.  I put that back together and added friction modifier to the rear diff,  I pulled the front wheels off and bolted up the skinnies.  Less friction, less wind resistance and more ground clearance.  Less control, handling and braking of course

Tomorrow I need to try getting the computer to speak to my Vec.  I hope that I can get it working again.  At the moment the water/meth inj is turned on, but with no timing advance.  Adding about 4degrees of advance should increase the hp about 50whp or so. 



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« Reply #50 on: June 06, 2014, 09:06:36 AM »

Sounds like you're almost ready for the drags?
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« Reply #51 on: June 06, 2014, 09:15:29 AM »

Just the tuning left and I'll be headed out.  6 hrs drive to get there.  The water/meth is turned on as a safety feature but on the dyno I lost 10whp to 100% methanol, now I have a 25/75% w/m mix and probably lose 20whp instead of gaining 60.  I need to remove about 10% of my gas to get the a/f up to 11 to 1
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« Reply #52 on: June 08, 2014, 12:19:57 PM »

Prince George drags were fun.  I originally installed the front skinny Drag tires on my GTS.  As I started driving down the road I realized that it was illegal to run belted tires and Radials ...  Also unsafe and I decided I'd better go back and put the "fatties" back on the front of my car.  It would suck to drive 6 hours and fail tech because of the wrong front tires.  Lost a half hour.  Stopped to get my Blackberry phone ... they couldn't download it so I took the malfunctioning phone back so I caould call my buds when I got to PG.  Went to wash car - there was a line up of 3 cars.  Went to get coffee at Macdonalds - there was 11 people in line.  Hungry and thirsty I jumped in my car and drove to Prince George.  I arrived late but Dave bought me a coffee and sandwich at Tim Hortons so I was covered.

Tech was easy and he "hoped" that I wouldn't go 11s because I don't have a roll bar so I showed him the factory rollover protection structure.  All good.  Computers and timing lights took awhile to get operating since this was the first race of the year.  The we got going.  Here's a short Video from one of the other Viper owners from the stands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2AdhZmCOC4 

I got to spank 4 vettes.  One of them was supercharged.


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« Reply #53 on: June 08, 2014, 04:42:16 PM »

I used W7 moviemaker to stich a couple runs together here   http://youtu.be/9hCy_FRRT8A

Had fun there.  Track was really slow.  Higher altitude, slippery surface and 2.1 60' times with highest speed of 127mph.  High 11s was enough to rate about 4th fastest car there.


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« Reply #54 on: June 08, 2014, 06:37:30 PM »

Pour Corvette lol
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« Reply #55 on: June 09, 2014, 08:42:14 PM »

GTS broke down on the way home.  stopped on side of road and no restart.  Fuel pump sounded bad/different and I hitchhiked home.  Went back with trailer and towed it home.  Today I pulled the fuel pump.  I used a Joel 'cheat' (also in shop manual) and pulled the carpet back, removed the screws then the screw and pulled the module out. 

Fuel prefilter was plugged.  Pump seemed OK once I removed it from the gas it worked great.  When you turn on the key the fule pump should fire up for 1 sec.  Before removing fuel pump module the pump would spin for .1 or .2 seconds
I had an extra Walbro 255 pump on the shelf for installation to supply my Nitrous Oxide System.  I never figured I need a couple hundred hp because of the risk of engine damage in case of an issue such as this.  It did take me awhile to figure out which of the 4 electric fuel pumps was the Walbro but I found it and used the clear plastic corrugated fuel line, new filter and gear clamps that Larry Macedo supplied with the fuel pump when I bought it years ago.  I would not recommend the fuel line install as a job for amateurs.  It really sucked and took me several hours to stretch the fuel line to get it to fit over the 3/8" pressure regulator fitting.  My finger tips still hurt, but I finally got it done.  I drained the fuel (7gal) out of the tank and wiped the inside to get the black residue that had plugged up the filter.  Jtin said that his Cummins had experienced the same problem when the float deteriorated into the fuel.  The tank was pretty clean and it seemed that the black residue was 99% contained in the fuel filter.  I'll order a Fuel filter to replace the one attached inside the frame in front of the driver's halfshaft.  I replaced the wiring and fuel line.  I didn't have a week to wait for Chrysler to order in the special rivets and then another few days to freight it here so I cut some 3/4" drywall screws to 1/2" and used those to attach the lid to cover the fuel module access. Replacing the carpet took a while to tuck back under the trim panels, but it was perfect when I was done.

I started pulling the spark plugs to compression test the engine.  One plug looked darker than the others on the Dside so I did a compression test on that cylinder and it read 165psi so that must be good?  later I'll use my 'scope' to look inside the hole and check.  Next is the plugs on the passenger side.
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« Reply #56 on: June 09, 2014, 09:05:14 PM »

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« Reply #57 on: June 09, 2014, 09:08:26 PM »

I tested the old Walbro by wiring it and dropping it into the fuel tank to pump out the remaining fuel (7 gal) into gas cans.  It worked great.  I still used the new Walbro and filter in the module.  The pre-filter was plugged and even after repeated attempts to wash it I couldn't get the black out of it. 


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« Reply #58 on: July 07, 2014, 10:32:52 AM »

Went back to the Prince George Friday night drags.  Joel replaced his tranny and did some more tuning on his car.  He replaced his rear diff and was ready to run.

Although I though perhaps my fuel pump had been compromised my times were about the same.  11.70 and 127mph were my best times/speed.  The Northland track owner made a few passes in a Maclaren that he was driving.  My Viper has beat stock Maclarens several times before so I was surprised when he posted a 126mph @ 11.65.  I did post a mph faster but .05 sec slower than his ...    That paddle shifter makes a huge difference.  Not as much advantage to him in the halfmile and mile courses, but he did slightly beat my ET in the quarter mile.  Thinking of finishing the Nitrous Oxide install for my car ...

The race I had against the 65 Dodge with slicks and a 512ci engine left me .4 sec slower.

As always the 7 hour drive was through spectacular scenery.  Sheepcreek Hill going into and out of the Fraser River canyon would make a great rally course because the road quality of the switchbacks and curves is great.



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« Reply #59 on: July 07, 2014, 10:44:24 AM »

Joel had fun tuning his AEM, but figured out the problem.  He's managed a 10.5@140mph at 14psi while crapping in first and second gears.  More recently he ran a 10.7 at 139mph (?) while running 7 or 8 psi.  He busted the left side rear mount off of his differential though.

We had fun this event with my GTS the fastest street tired car there and Joel's one of the fastest race cars. Nothing broken this time and we had dinner at Boston Pizza for the great (oversized) smoky mountain spaghetti and meatballs!

There was a Yamaha snowmobile there that ran 11.3 sec.  Great show!


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