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  1. Finally took some pictures of the reserve tank system:
  2. I was going to write something about how much I love the Ford 6.7, then saw this. Nice buy! Even got a new enough one that they fixed the only real problem with the silly plastic boost pipe.
  3. Lost a rear trailing arm bolt, which created enough slop for the spring to fall out, which took out the inner cvj on the way. Hopefully better tomorrow.
  4. Also, holy moly this is a crazy fast field. Congrats to Paul on the win. Hope we can do better tomorrow.
  5. There was some race at WGI I think where you and Misha started nose to tail. I remember asking both of you to take it easy and please don't race each other, because it's first stint and I had just rebuilt the car after watching the old one get balled up there. Had to be no more than 3 laps in and I see a green MR2 side by side when a silver BMW, both cars half sideways, sliding right up to the wall on the exit of the last corner, and one of them completely on the curb. I almost shat myself. You could have probably reached out the window of bio and touched Misha's mirror. Somehow y'all stayed clean, but good God you guys know how to scare the owners. It was like you had planned it out and rehearsed or something. Anyway, after that I've learned to just pretend I'm watching TV and it's somebody else's car.
  6. Thanks! Second time, and very under-prepared. The Belle isle part is awesome. Did the injectors myself. With the MS3 you can command a single injector to open, so we just pull the rail and injectors off the intake, point one into a measuring cup, command open for a few minutes, measure level, then on to the next one.
  7. Nope. Got work preventing me from coming Friday or Saturday, and running the Detroit Marathon Sunday morning. Letting other people have some fun with the car.
  8. Thanks to everybody for the suggestions. Car is packed and trailer on it's way. Problem turned out to be the coil. It was strong enough to drive a spark plug outside the cylinder, and even drive a plug with a 0.120" gap, but too weak to drive a properly gapped plug inside the cylinder and under compression. Swapped coil with a new one and car started instantly. On the upside, we now know that all 6 injectors flow within 3% of each other, the timing for the cam and crank are perfect, the crank sensor has zero drop outs, and we have a shiny new spare coil driver. Now I can relax at home, watch the live stream, and hope everything holds together and @Jer doesn't hit something doing a misha style record lap attempt.
  9. This is a fresh head on the motor we've been running all season, so kinda new build. Been cranking so much I doubt there's oil on anything, so I'll add ATF in the spark plugs holes to the list. Injectors click, pulled the rail last night and they don't look dirty or clogged, but will flow them too. Also replacing the gas, since maybe that went sour?
  10. Thanks, will let you know if we find something. Plan after work is to replace the entire injection and ignition systems, see if that helps.
  11. SE30 kicks you out at 160whp and adds ballast at 158whp if I remember right. We make 163whp with a blueprinted motor, port cleanup, and standalone ECU. Most of our janky refreshed junkyard motors on stock electronics made ~154whp back in the day.
  12. Maybe? My car refuses to start, so may need garage to continue figuring out why it doesn't start. Great compression, correct timing (cam and ignition), strong spark, correct fuel pressure, and not a single fire from any of the cylinders, even with a giant blast of ether. Just cranks and cranks and cranks (at 180rpm, never dropping below 11 volts).
  13. A gallon of fuel is ~.5" in the bottom of a standard 18 gallon fuel cell. When that's sloshing around at well over a g, changing direction every few seconds, how the hell are you going to measure depth with that level of precision? And that .5" is precision, if you get it, is only going to tell you your range within ~7 minutes. That's a big error. I think the closest you're going to get to comparative fuel consumption data is integrating pulse width over the lap. It will tell you a lot about how hard people are driving relative to each other, how effective your conservation is, and even effects of traffic. However, you will still struggle to get within the ~2% accuracy you'll need to know which lap is your last. Further, you'll have a hard time measuring loss out of the vent system, and doing a good job compensating for fuel temp, air temp, etc. It can all be done, but it's not easy. So my solution was to forget all that noise, and since you're either going to run to a time target or run out, you're fuel system should allow you to suck out every last drop without fear of getting towed in. Now, if you want to do some driver-only craziness on rain races, or heavy conservation to get to 2hr for strategy reasons, you can integrate FPW to estimate remaining range, attempt to correct it with MAF/lambda to help accuracy, then use reserve to stretch out the stints and save your bacon if you get 2 cups less fuel in the tank than you expected. Hope you like programming, and it would be awesome to see that done at the Champcar level. That strategy is some pro level goodness.
  14. Seconded on Wingmen Aerodynamics. Recommend sticking with the stock late model fuel tank, as it is very well protected. With a good twin lift and surge setup, it can get to 2 hours (assuming mild aero and tuning, and you don't drive like a maniac). With some tricks I'm sure it can get to 2 hours even running FTD-pace laps, but I'm one of those crazies who prefers to do an extra stop so that I have the flexibility in strategy to catch FCYs, so haven't put much effort into the 2 hours-balls-out thing yet....
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