Sunday, April 29, 2012

It's Alive

Finally got some time
Started getting the engine ready for install

My boy Steve thinking he is helping
Dude talks about his volvo 24/7
It's mint as fuck so I can't blame him

 Freshly wrapped

All buttoned up

Ready to go in the next morning

9AM and we are in

Slowly and easy
The harbor freight cherry picker's reach is super short so I had to come in the sideways
Even sideways the reach was not long enough
Made for an extra pain in the butt trying to get everything aligned

Still got it done

Everything hooked back up minus linkage

And it's alive!
Fuel pressure was way too high
Engine was dyno'd at 3.5psi. I'm currently at 6psi.
Car was running super rich. Lots of smoke and some backfiring out the carb
Until I can get a fuel pressure regulator car will sit idle
It's always something...


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Side Project

Tired of venting to the atmosphere
Inspired by Jacob's engine bay

Catch can
AN Fittings
Braided line
& Penis looking engine block vent tube

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

I Was Blind But Now I See

Posts lately have been pretty trivial
Good news is I got a call from Dave at Rebello
Engine is done
Engine Dyno Tuning on Friday

I saw someone do this at JCCS
I though it was brilliant

The subject is this mirror
Although it looks cool, visibility sucks

So anyways I went and picked up a blind spot mirror
You want to get the 3.75" one
Remove double sided tape
and apply to face of existing mirror

Visibility is awesome now.
 The world is now your oyster