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Probably would be more like chitty chitty boom.. then oil goes everywhere.
So with the garage fire plus my other projects (boys RZR fuel injection conversion.. the GP has been sitting outside. Couldn’t stand it so I did some “cleaning” and organization in the lean to next to one of my sheds.
Here I am part way through the cleaning process... yes there was more stuff in there.
Ok... a little later. It’s pretty narrow so this still won’t work. I tried pulling the car in and couldn’t open the doors.
Needless to say.. the kids bikes were taking up some space. They outgrew them a long time ago. They now have mountain bikes.. so these are off to good will.
The pile of scrap they is going to a buddy’s dumpster that is doing some renovations on his house..
Some of that is fire repair scrap also...
Now need to figure out what to do with this stuff... hmm.
Test fit.. much better. The 80s esprit pit bike temp location..
Ok - so here is where we ended up last night....
Not enclosed... but at least covered. Have another tire rack to hang. Need to wash it today. It’s dirty with the pollen..
Wow the shed looked really clean, why did you put that gray piece of crap in it? Now it needs to be cleaned out agin.
That hurts man... that hurts.
@MCS02 - is this better?
@Sully yea If you turn off the light! It will look better in the dark
@MCS02 - oh no you didn't. Still working on the video... but here is a screen shot of the exhaust during a mild run... Stage 2. Makes me laugh every time I hear it... but I wanted to see it.. now I have.. my wife and neighbors not so much. Filmed it today and a buddy called saying... your out driving aren't you. Now just trying to figure out how to put together a video..
Granted - the buddy who called is the one that is putting a LS into the Lotus.. that’s a good time. When we fired that up with no exhaust.. well it scared us to.
It wasn’t thaaaat late when we tried to see if it would turn over after balancing the gas tanks..
I also learned, GoPro's can't pick up the "bang"... sounds like a snap. Need to figure out how to edit the video to get it right..
@MCS02 - Love this picture montage. (actually frames from a video..)
Dad.. sorry, thought you had cool cars.... note run was only 12 minutes... how can you be bored in? Do I suck that bad?
((Edit.. this in the middle of a heal/toe down shift with a nice rev match... and he is asleep.))
Ok - A little better...at least he is awake (notice my face...)
Sooo finally 1/2 throttle in Stage 2..
Granted residential road so couldn't really hit it. But at least he has the "yea.. it can pull"
((Edit.. and you have a double chin.. are you getting old??))
Good for him.. my face shows something else.
Lose the splitter. And get a tow hook plug.
@Sully This is awesome! That reminds me of when my younger son and I started doing stuff with the Mini. He was 10 or 11 when we went to our first Dragon. Lots of car shows and autocross, road trips to Barber motor sports park. He is 21 now. The GP is cool sharing it with your son is priceless! Looks like you put a smile on his face.
Thanks.. and working on it.
@MCS02 - Good times..
Regarding the splitter - it’s a nice splitter, but to me it’s not for the GP. It does’t go Edge to edge. Think it would on a non GP. I’m looking for alternatives or will build one myself. I’ll take some pics later today to show what I mean.
That's the reason I say get rid of it. It looks too small and ruins the front of the car.
OK - been using a little “free” time to get the garage ready... so I can install this bad boy.
So I was able to get it in the garage and start doing some research and prep for the installation. During that I found these.. I’m never a fan of vacuum lines and a plug not being attached. I was doing some research and it looks like the switch and line are part of the turbo recirculating blow off system. Any idea why these would be open? Feels like it was done on purpose. This is always the challenge of working on a car someone else modified.
Ties back I to this switch
I found this - which is plugged.
Doing some more research, but if anyone knows off the top of their head.. lmk.
Also - 1st time pic... it is in the garage (and dirty from pollen)....
Ignore Humpty Dumpty in the background.. we are having a little lovers quarrel...
And it’s covered in dust from the fire (not sure I’ll ever get all that cleaned out..)...
So it appears you can only buy a tow hook cover in painted... not sure this is going to be fixed in time for MOTD...