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  1. CF works basically the same as glass. They eve. Have resins that work for both. But your correct, could do base layers as glass and cover with CF just to look the part. I vote for this plan! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Could always 3d print the pieces and lay CF on those, and then break the 3d print out... giving you sexy CF stacks. Wouldn’t be that hard either! Maybe more work than it’s worth, but that could totally work. Put a peel ply layer between the CF and the print and it would totally work, probably. The resin may stick to the print to much and it would be hard to break out. But I’m sure there is material specific for this application. My buddy is the RE for CF stuff here at work, I can always ask him for the name. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. MPT PRX tune is in, definitely more engine braking after jumping off the pedal up top. Its still a drive by wire, they can only do so much, but it is improved which is nice. All the amazing backfires, are gone. I assume this is because the aggressive engine braking? No fuel being added and cam timing being adjusted? I am not sure, I asked, and because I am 12 at heart, I asked if it would be possible to tune them back in bellow 3500 RPM so when I am around town I can be a turd. Motor feels strong, what is most notable is it feels less peaky and more fluid and smooth. Who knows, it may make less torque overall, only a dyno would really be able to tell me im sure, but it is more fluid and uniform. Best way I can describe it, I always said my fathers 997.1 Carrera 4s felt like it had smooth power delivery, this feels more akin to that. Its no Porsche motor, but it is leaning more towards that direction than previously. It feels a little less pissed off up top based on the sound, but thats hard to know, and I can imagine it needs some learning. I saw 0 max knock and -6 min. I sent the log to MPT, we will see what they come back with.
  4. I don’t have access to one at work, wish I did... but a buddy does. It’s a 3D printer that would actually make a part strong enough for this application. The ones I can use are normal layer printers, he has a liquid bed that solidifies the part shape as it grows, basically as close to injection molding as you can get without actually injection molding. To bad I don’t have one, could make one hell of a cool velocity stack system to your exact specifications. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Solid points. My brain saw velocity stacks and just went carbureted motor, obviously I know this is not. But I didn’t even think about it... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. You could make two air boxes, one for each side. Or, run it without! Lol. Looks so amazing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Since death sounds pretty shitty... 6 bottles of RBF600 are on their way, Vorshalg brake cooling ducts, power bleeder for both S197 and S550 and new high temp dust boots from opmustang, along with new bg trans fluid from OP as well, and I will be doing a diff flush as while I am at it.
  8. pads look fine, outer dust boots are hammered tho. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Well, another successful track day, mostly. I am certainly getting a lot faster, we ran streets of willow CCW today, which was way weird seeing as I am used to CW. Three mustangs dominated the intermediate group, we left everyone else literally in our brake dust. It was fantastic. A dude my friend Brent met last track day in a 5.0, 305/315 Cup 2's, suspension (im not sure what kind), nothing super crazy but good track experience was first with a low 1:30, buddy in a 4.6 with 295/325 Nitto Invo's, a very nice tune, not much else ran second with high 1:30, and this was his second track day!!!! He is a fucking god. Then me, with my very inadequate MPSS's in 275 ran a 1:33 high. They got their 1:30's on the last session of the day, track was warmed up a bit, when we got there it was 17 degrees, F, not C... Tires were not happy. Last session I didn't go very fast for reasons I will explain in a sec. The time I did 1:33 high they did 1:32 high's. And the fastest transponder time from that timeframe in the open passing "racers only" group was a 1:28 low. So..... we were certainly hauling. And my times were extremely consistent, all within a second, mostly mid 1:34's. I was gaining ground on them hard in braking zones, but gloc R16's will do that for ya. I can lean on those things forever, they just never quit. I was out braking miatas, hondas, you name it, I was out braking them. Can't even imagine what better tires will yield! I was also able to keep up with the 4.6 just fine in the straights, and the 5.0 was on 3.31 and while he did pull us, it wasn't enough to negate my braking ability. I came up their asses in the braking zones. I just couldn't hold the same corner speed. They would slowly get away from me in the corners and thus their exit speed was higher, and I obviously am not going to pull them in on the straights with raw power... Corner speed has to go up! Cup 2's are 100% in my future. I really should get a set of 18x11's and #justfuckingsendit with some NT01's or something. But, meh. So.... the reason my last session was a dud, the end of my third session resulted in boiled brake fluid, which is basically the most terrifying thing I have ever experienced. Thankfully I felt it come on, quickly stoped #sendingit and got the car into the pits, where the heat soak in the calipers totally boiled the fluid and I almost rolled into a parked truck at 5 mph as i tried to pump the brakes getting them to come back. We thought maybe this was because I was running with advance track on, 4.6 and 5.0 were not.... 5.0 said it totally fucks you up. So, we bled my fluid, what came out was black as can be. The passenger side my buddy said there was some metallic ness to it, which is concerning, but it could just be since they are remanufactured Brembo's and they have never been flushed, could just be some left over who knows what. If the piston was riding the cylinder wall, you would think the seals would be destroyed and they would be leaking. But, no leaking I can tell; I will be pulling the pads tomorrow to inspect for glazing and look for any sign of a fluid leak. After bleeding them, I went back out for the 4th session not at all trusting my car, so I was braking much earlier, not riding the throttle as hard, and I also figured I might as well take advance track off. No TC is extremely invigorating... It felt much more smooth, rotation was increased dramatically, and the car just felt more free and nimble. With that, I didn't trust me brakes, and wasn't going very hard since I have never driven with TC off. That said, the two times the rear end did break away, instead of it being awkward and hard to gather it again, without the TC doing stupid shit I wasn't ready for, I was able to throttle/counter steer it back into shape which felt amazing. But, this didn't help at all. So, the metallic fluid is still an iffy thing, but the take away here was I likely should have flushed my fluid sooner, I have been running ATE 200, this fluid is from when I put my bremobs on ~2 years ago, and 4-5 track days. I have never even bled them. This is likely why the fluid didn't hold up. So, I think I will try RBF600, although I am considering going even more aggressive and running Winmax or brembo fluid. They are a higher quality, true track fluid. Winmax is 63 a liter tho, not for the faint of heart. But, if you want to go out there and #fullsend, really shouldn't cheap out either. Also, I think brake ducts are now needed. I need to cool these suckers down! Anyways, super fun day none the less. I just am a bit shook up by losing brakes mid #fullsend at the top of 4th gear coming into a hard braking zone. That is something I really never want to experience again. Motor is still running plenty strong, I clicked over 64k today on the way to the track, Calimer trans feels fantastic, oil cooler I am sure is working, but I am lazy and have not added a temp sensor to that system yet... But I should see if MPT can reduce the throttle "hang" and try and get more engine braking, my buddy in the 4.6 drove my car, he actually had a 2015 3.7 as well on an MPT tune, and he said it hangs way long, which is certainly not helping me with shedding speed, maybe they can change that, maybe they will say #sorryourfromcaliforniacan'thelpyouanymore
  10. God this is awesome. If the ITB’s would be easy to actuate, this is totally something I would want to try. But controlling them, I have next to no idea how to set that system up. Can’t wait to see what the final result is! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Correct. It’s come w long way, performance is much improved over what it once was. But.... still. Windows is the better option. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Now that I will have some pix to share since the car is running, I figured I should make a thread. The car is a 79 Road Runner, it was my father and his best friends back when they were kids. Well, specifically, it was his best friends, but his buddy decided to give it to my dad about 1.5-2 years ago as its been sitting on jack stands since 1982, uncovered, in LA, in relatively plain view from the street. Its a fucking miracle it was never fucked with or stolen. Backstory on the car and the build, this was the second RR his buddy had, my father totaled the first one for his friend before his buddy even had a license. Man, the 70's really must have been fun! The first one was blue, second one was the orange it is now. My father was driving the blue one around in the rain with heavy rain boots on, it was a 343 with 440 heads, decent little setup, and hit boot got stuck under the brake pedal on the gas and into a tree it went, or, so the story goes. The motor was from his buddies moms totaled sedan (I forget all the old dodge cars, I mean I was not even close to being born, so forgive me on my history blunder), so they pulled the 343 from the car before it was hauled off to the junk yard, and they started building that up in their early teens, as I said, his buddy who owned it didn't' even have a license yet. I don't know all the details, but it was a decent little 343, 440 heads, really nice rear end (I just know its a nice drop in unit, not sure what it was, but it was a strong one), B&M built trans, and he had a B&M floor shifter but never got around to installing it. In highschool it was one of the cars everyone knew, and they would light it up after whatever sport practice and just roast some tires. Once again, 70's really must have been great. Long story shot, my dads buddy gave it to my father and my pops went to work getting it all restored. The driver side was rusted out pretty badly, but they kept the not destroyed body panels from the blue car, and what do ya know, the passenger side was destroyed, but they still had a pristine driver door and rear quarter in the garage!! 1.5 is years later, car was stripped to the frame, totally restored, had a modest race motor built, and its a hell of a machine. I don't have the engine specs, but I know some of the info. My dad wanted to use their original 343, but his buddy could't find the main caps in time so my pops had to get a donor motor (he was trying to get the car done in a year for his buddys birthday, that clearly didn't happen anyways so the timeline was ruined) but the donor motor was a 400 block, and when all was said and done with some custom pistons that still have some skirt left, its a 510 (I think its 509.95) CI motor, decent cam, not insane, but certainly a lot of CAM for sure, the same 440 heads it had, the same whatever huge carb from before, just gone through and cleaned up and im sure whatever else could be done to it. Same rear end, same axles, all of that stuff was up to the task as they had solid stuff in it back in the day when they built it. The trans is the same as well, but my father had it rebuilt by Mikes transmission in palmdale, he is the M half of B&M. Its on its second trans, first one ate itself since someone installed the lines to it incorrectly at the shop putting it all together. Anyways, Mike himself installed it the second time, and added a separate trans cooler in. Also, the floor shifter finally is in the car after all those years. It has a Mikes trans torque converter, no idea what the specs on it are, but I mostly trust blindly trust him, and holy shit, it drives like a dream. The shifts are, uh, hard, but really, its pretty damn impressive for being way over built. No idea on power numbers beyond the engine builder saying it should make 500+ TQ, and its hard to really know, but holy shit it'll light some 285 Michelin PS4S's up without even trying and just not stop, it pulls relentlessly, or, until it runs out of RPM which seems to be around 5k, hard to know without a tach! lol. It does have some sort of MSD ignition electronics going on, but I assume its just a rather simple timing advance and retard system. I really don't know all of these things, but now that the car is at my dads house and not in shops, I do plan to try and learn what I can, google will be my friend. Car hauls ass and sounds the part, and today on a drive up sunset in beverly hills area, we "raced" a 61 Ferrari 250 GT SWB. Awesome dude, he knew we ad a 69 right away, said he always wanted a super bird (he has a ~10 million dollar Ferrari he wasn't shy about shifting and driving, im sure he could figure that out one day). We didn't really race, we would have smoked him anyways, his car was immaculate, and seemingly totally original, perfect amount of blue smoke when he got on the throttle lol. I took a handful of real pix, but my PC is in parts as I am milling a custom motherboard heatsink cuz im weird like that and just decided that was a good idea. It was, but thats a story for another day. Once the PC is back together I will edit and post the pix I took, and hopefully more to follow over the holidays. We will 100% get a photo shoot of his Road Runner and his whippled 'Yote. O man, only pix I have are us next to the Ferarri, and the insta story pix I uploaded. Thats... sad. I will get more, don't worry!
  13. Ubuntu is free to download, Ubuntu.com, no reason to bust out an old 2013 version . But anyways, sim racing? I have a full sim setup, VR and all. I would highly doubt there is much support for Ubuntu... you can run steam games under Ubuntu now, there has been a lot of work put into making that possible by steam itself and the modding community at large, but, really, just use Windows. Really no reason not to. I have a bunch of Ubuntu VM’s on my server, and yea, it’s great for things like that, but as a gaming desktop it just isn’t up for that task. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Not sure if it would even be of any help, or if you have the means to do it yourself or already thought about it... but you can always 3d print a set of the spacer plate/manifold deals to work out your exact dimensions with, or at least see how close your dimensions got. Shit, I’d print em at work for you if you wanted. But anyways, just a thought. Could be helpful, but if your planning to have to use some elbow grease via porting then after the fact anyways, me be a waste. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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