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TimS

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  1. I would find it by hiring a better and more competent mechanic for one.
  2. I hate the bait and switch nonsense. Even if it’s just circumstances. Finding a good reputable source for dyno and tuning can be a challenge. I worked with a great dyno guy near me but he only tunes a couple standalone ECUs and domestic OBD2 ECUs. Not impossible to tune yourself but definitely not the easy button.
  3. More like this I believe. Need slip fit collector though. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/vpe-10340?seid=srese1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1uCVr7SJ8gIVQYSGCh2zyAwgEAQYASABEgI7u_D_BwE
  4. Connection is on back of the head up against the firewall. I believe that the heater core has a control valve that when heat is not required it shuts off water flow, so blocking the port on the head is the same as never using the heat. I have run it both ways on my car. Previous owner had it looped back using the hose that looks like a giant tee that connects to the expansion tank and the tstat housing. I removed the whole thing last time I had engine out just to simplify things.
  5. Be sure PDM can take the inrush from using the safety/isolation switch. I used a cheap pdm used mainly for off road lights and first check of safety switch blew out half the circuits. Had to rewire with relays and fuses. The AIM setup is likely built for racing and priced accordingly. Be sure to check when finished
  6. I made a block off plate out of 1/4” aluminum. People do make block off plates pre made.
  7. Voltage check for sure. Don’t be afraid to run a temporary hot and ground directly from the battery. Check filter, blow out lines with compressed air. And maybe a temporary supply and return fuel line. Lastly just because it’s a new regulator doesn’t mean it’s working. Block line and remove regulator and see what max pressure pump can develop.
  8. I like the dash and display. I hope I don't regret not buying the hood for my display. Looks great.
  9. This is turning into an epic race. Really looking forward to a big field and great time.
  10. It was dry last year and very hot but people said to bring plywood. We did and it was a great idea even without the rain. Might want some for hot pits and paddock area if its wet.
  11. Good thing you chose Riverside. Mont Tremblant is still around.
  12. Own the car yourself, prep the car yourself, and develop regular partners that pay you for those services in exchange for seat time. I have not been able to make a racing partnership team work.
  13. Final tweaks to the wiring harness and a test of the power shutoff switch. This unfortunately showed the limitations and deficiencies of my bargain PDM kit. It permanently locked 3 circuits in the ON position engine did shutdown. So it’s back to the 4 pin Bosch relay until I hit the lotto. Have to build a new switch panel too. I did get my small winch installed in the trailer and tested it too. Found a new windshield and installation is set for next week.
  14. 114 in the shade. A good 120* plus in the car. There were some very fast cars that weekend but it was hot!
  15. sorry it was CL not RL. I’m Not a Honda/Acura pro. Do know it’s. J series. Immobilizer was likely problem
  16. A friend who co drove with us has an Acura RL with a J series engine. Car has been fast at times. He had issues with OEM ECU and related security modules. Car has big power though
  17. Late model stock car crowd use large head rivets. Personally I like to be able to remove the windshield so i used button head bolts and aircraft nut plates but riv-nut maybe easier.
  18. Car is nearly ready for Mid-Ohio, oil change is last item. Worked on cool suit, helmet blower, and my hot pit floor jack. Found a rebuild kit for my 20 year old craftsman aluminum floor jack. Took it apart, replaced the seals and orings, new jack oil. We will see if it starts leaking again. Also worked on cool suit cooler to improve water flow and add helmet cooler attachment. Also straightened up tool box and pit cart. Need to schedule new windshield install.
  19. I have heard plenty of complaints from other racers( in the other series)some who frequent NJMP regularly. they have become a bit numb to the extra scrutiny and have reported speeding tickets given out in the paddock area. If this is the attitude on private property I surely don’t want to be towing through on public roads either. Not worth the hassle.
  20. Troopers in the pits and starter stand observing and writing tickets. Sounds like a good time.
  21. People use the battery power packs to power camera and car Power to charge battery pack so power to camera is not interrupted. File size is an issue I have with my fake gopro. Camera seems to save small files and then play it as if it was one file. There is some maximum size for these files but I don’t recall what it is.
  22. Me too. Once I found/had built a good engine it has been a solid and reliable car.
  23. Have to be members and added to your crew list has been the work around. They don’t have to actually crew for you.
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