So I know boxing the battery in a wagon or hatch is pretty much required... but what about a coupe with the battery in trunk? I've already given up on meeting the NASA regulations after seeing the sunroof requirement and all the hassle Talon went through. But just to go up and i guess Test n tune, i wouldn't have to box it I hope?I bought a Flaming River battery cutoff switch like this one to go on the wagon. Plan to mount it this summer so that its track legal. Battery is in the trunk, so I have a Moroso battery box and this type battery switch to make it tech legal. Drag strip and VIR
So, unless VIR is hosting their own test n tune days on their website, events through NASA require either a racing license or HPDE2 level to participate in open track days, which is usually the Friday before most of their events.So I know boxing the battery in a wagon or hatch is pretty much required... but what about a coupe with the battery in trunk? I've already given up on meeting the NASA regulations after seeing the sunroof requirement and all the hassle Talon went through. But just to go up and i guess Test n tune, i wouldn't have to box it I hope?
We'll see how the weather fares... hopefully its nice and not brutally hot!Are you gonna camp up there?
should be an action packed weekend ,,you gonna drift her ... hopefully the weather is bearable..
3. 5W30 Amsoil Signature Series, synthetic = 134,352 psi
The bottle does not have an API symbol, but it claims the oil can be used in applications that require API SN, GM dexos 1, ACEA A5/B5, A1/B1. It also claims to provide 75% better wear protection than required by the API SN specification (though it does say that claim is in reference to their 0W20 Amsoil Signature Series synthetic). And it claims 50% more cleaning power than Amsoil OE motor oil.
zinc = TBD
phos = TBD
moly = TBD
This oil was tested Fall 2017.
The psi value of this oil, which came from testing it at the normal operating test temperature of 230*F, put it in the FANTASTIC Wear Protection Category. And it produced the highest psi value ever seen in my testing, from any 5W30 motor oil just as it comes right out of the bottle, with no aftermarket additives. Very impressive. My test results confirm that Amsoil’s claim of this oil providing exceptional wear protection, is true. This oil could well be “THE MOTOR OIL OF CHOICE” for most High HP engines, including Bad Boy traditional American flat tappet pushrod engines, or for virtually any engine where 5W30 is used.
And I also went on to test this oil at the much higher temperature of 275*F. At that elevated temperature, any hotter and thinner oil is expected to experience a drop in Wear Protection Capability. This oil had only a modest 7% drop in capability. But, even at that elevated temperature, it produced an impressive 124,573 psi, which still kept this much hotter and thinner oil in the FANTASTIC Wear Protection Category.
In addition, I also tested this oil at 130*F, which is an oil temperature in the middle of the range of the Sequence IVA Wear Test (ASTM D6891) = 123,882 psi, which still had it in the FANTASTIC Wear Protection Category, even though this value is about an 8% drop from the normal 230*F test temperature’s psi value. NOTE: An engine warming up, will transition right past this temperature as it heats up to its normal operating temperature.
So, here are the three temperatures I tested this oil at, put together for easy comparison:
130*F = 123,882 psi
230*F = 134,352 psi
275*F = 124,573 psi
As you can see, there is no meaningful difference between these three psi values, and as mentioned above, all three psi values are in the FANTASTIC Wear Protection Category. So, none of these temperatures had any negative affect on the oil’s wear protection capability.
I also tested this oil to find out its onset of thermal breakdown, which was 295*F.
As it stands in Fall 2017, Amsoil Signature Series synthetic motor oils, hold the top two positions in my Wear Protection Ranking List for oils just as they come, right out of the bottle, with no aftermarket additives. Motor oils have to be EXTREMELY GOOD to perform that well in my Engineering torture test on motor oil. Amsoil knows what they are doing, and they have set the bar to a new very high level.
Yes! I tacked everything together on the car to hold position, then would do like 4 dimes on a single joint and stop, wait 5 mins, then do another 4 dimes and so on.did you do a bunch of start stops trying to keep the heat down?
, just have to guess how much the stainless is going to twerk and place your bets ,the hard part is getting used to the funny smelling rod hand..
I'm always paranoid about welding on a car ,,I unplug neg batt, distributor and ecu..
Very close! I'm going to do oil change tonight, then clean up some odds and ends.So are you calling it done and ready at this point? With as hot as the last few days have been, Im sure you are going to love the end of July at the track.
That's totally cool, man!In case anyone is curious what Hyperfest is all about, here ya go (last years promo videos):
Figured I'd do some promoting lmao, this event is too badass lol. Supposedly the largest car event on east coast.
I'll be there all weekend with the wife, if the stars all align correctly! Anyone interested, I'll have discounted crew passes a week before the event, so you get hyperfest access AND race paddock access for 3 days!