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Are those keys blind holes in the female side? They're going to be a pain in your ass. A better alternative to keep the parts located is run an internal lip around the full perimeter and space it off by half a mm so there's clearance to compensate for the the part distortion. See how you go with it, but something like this will be easier to work with:

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Did you free hand that drawing?! My drawings suck if I dont have a ruler lmao.

That's a really good idea! I might have to do just that on the final piece.

You were right, it took a bit of love with a hand file to get them to locate, but eventually they popped in!

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I'm going to run a piece of rubber along the bottom to seal against the top of the breather box, then make a hold down bracket.
 

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Speaking of more 3d printed shenanigans


Going to make a couple of these as well:


Thingiverse is kickass, if you can think of it, someone has probably already drawn it up and shared it to this site where you can simply download STL files and print stuff!
 

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Did you free hand that drawing?! My drawings suck if I dont have a ruler lmao.

That's a really good idea! I might have to do just that on the final piece.

You were right, it took a bit of love with a hand file to get them to locate, but eventually they popped in!
Mint, turned out good. Yeah just freehand, i do a fair bit of drawing with work so i get to practice.

Guess who's back on the road for some fuel...
Not me anymore, lol
 

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So shes back up and running now, and runs really good. Even beat a modded SVT lightning pickup on the way to work who was driving like a jackass haha.

The following things were done since I downed it last October due to the popping/backfiring issue, which is now fixed:

  • Head milled flat, rebuilt and pressure checked
  • Exhaust manifold cut back flat
  • New Pro Seal HG and Altrom stainless exhaust manifold gasket
  • New OMP TRS-E XL passenger seat with matching PCI racing seat bracket
  • Matching passenger side 5 point harness
  • Firewall holes plugged and sealed
  • OEM under-console shift boot installed
  • Aftermarket digital thermocouple based Engine Coolant, Engine Oil and Trans Oil temp sensors and gauges with new harnesses, installed
  • New stainless wastegate flange gasket
  • Rebuilt and flow tested FIC injectors by FIC
  • Converted to HondaRulez COP with D17 coils

I have not yet installed the rear PCI toe links or Camber adjusters I bought yet. Will do that as Hyperfest gets closer cause I'll have to shell out for an alignment again! Will also get the rear spherical trailing arm bushings from them as the date gets closer, I plan on trying that upgrade trackside, would be nice to feel a before and after!


My favorite new thing, the boot:

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Helicoils full depth for all holes:
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Getting closer:

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Oil temp sensors installed:

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First start:

 

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I texted @Soul Engineering when I got to this point once the car was running, and timing had to be set. I like requestioned what life was when I went to hook the inductive pickup for the timing light around a plug wire, and my brain went:

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Then I remembered froma long time ago seeing a boosted boyz video where they used a plug wire to convert to temporary coil-near-plug to set timing haha, after that the universe began to make sense again:


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Running better:

 

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Then I remembered froma long time ago seeing a boosted boyz video where they used a plug wire to convert to temporary coil-near-plug to set timing haha, after that the universe began to make sense again:
That's smart!

Oh yeah sir Model 3 lol... hows its running so far? What's your experience been like? Is the range decent for your commutes and normal trips?
Yeah it's really no dramas at all for the day to day, i work from home a couple of days and the office is only 15minutes away. Took it away for a whole weekend cruising around places and came back with about 50% battery still. I reckon interstate might take a little planning but our charging infrastructure is improving pretty quick.
 

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Wow, has it really been two months since I last posted here?

So, a few things car related have happened since. Probably would have had sooner posts had I been able to secure an HPDE spot for Hyperfest, but was unable.

@Soul Engineering and I at least took part in some Hyperfest activities this year, but we were helping out a fellow friend with pit related items. Here's some pics from that:

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A crazy EG parked next to him:

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@Soul Engineering going for a ride:

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Part of the reason for the trip was picking up a barely used mFactory 4.9 final drive for the B series GSR trans. That sucker is almost complete, but need to crap out another 1k somehow for an mFactory plate style LSD.

We took grey car up to Hyperfest for two reasons, 1 to get it to stretch its legs cause its been a minute since I drove it, and 2 getting Soul to break in the new passenger seat and harness. I don't have any form of social media, but a couple days later after the event, @Soul Engineering sends me this text:

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Grey car has made it to the big time lmao.
 

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I've signed up for an HPDE event in August, yeah I know balls hot, needless to say will be making some changes to Grey car in the heat shielding, cooling system and ducting department. More on this to come in prep for the event.



Ive also dove into acquiring necessary safety equipment that I didn't have previously. I'm going to install this NASA CCR legal fire suppression system to the car:


And have taken the cheapest way into the realm of driver safety wearables: Zamp

Honestly, they make really good stuff at an affordable price. Got a Zamp 2A HANS device, a mix of Zamp ZR30 and ZR50 series all black 1 piece suit, gloves and shoes:




 

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I've signed up for an HPDE event in August, yeah I know balls hot, needless to say will be making some changes to Grey car in the heat shielding, cooling system and ducting department. More on this to come in prep for the event.



Ive also dove into acquiring necessary safety equipment that I didn't have previously. I'm going to install this NASA CCR legal fire suppression system to the car:


And have taken the cheapest way into the realm of driver safety wearables: Zamp

Honestly, they make really good stuff at an affordable price. Got a Zamp 2A HANS device, a mix of Zamp ZR30 and ZR50 series all black 1 piece suit, gloves and shoes:





Zamp makes good stuff, so yeah, I won't knock it because it works. And keeps you safe for a decent price.
 
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Speaking of ducting and heat shielding changes, I'll also be replacing my current front chin splitter with a full front splitter and air dam setup.

Splitter to be fabbed from plywood and ABS sheet, coupled with brackets designed to allow splitter to be easily removed from the car, and a new approach to the splitter front support rods for something rigid downward but a bit flexy upwards.

Having got these splitter brackets in, they are steel and very beefy. My goal with new splitter will be to be able to stand on it so as not to worry about flappage.

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Also before designing rad duct work, will be moving from a 2 row to a 3 row half rad (from a 1 5/8" to a 2" core). Its on the way:

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Will also move from ethlyene glycol 50/50 mix to straight water and water wetter added. Hoping that might help a bit as well. Also repurposing the bumper mounted oil cooler to become a water precooler for the GSR factory oil cooler. This way, warm water from the intake nipple will get pumped out to the bumper cooler, temps reduced, then piped to the oil cooler, then back to the lower side of tstat housing.

Short of going air to water intercooler and mounting a full size rad up front, I'll be pulling out all the stops to reduce coolant temps for event in August with the half rad! It should be fun.

PCI spherical RTA bushings are also on the way, but will be saved for trackside installation:


I really want to feel the difference side by side going from poly to spherical. All major rear end components will be spherical by that time.
 

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What gauges are you using for the oil temps?
Prosports, with a gauge plate from GregParts:

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Top row left to right: Boost, Oil Pressure

Bottom row left to right: Engine Coolant Temp, Engine Oil Temp, Transmission Oil Temp

If you get these, go with the premium electronic sender versions. They work very well, and come with well built 5V pressure transducers, and high quality thermocouple type temp sensors.
 

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Also, one final update for the night. I bought my co worker's car trailer for a very reasonable price to have something to haul toys with. Its this one from last year's hyperfest. He threw in a 10k lb 12v winch and 2 spare rims and tires!

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Never had a car trailer before, nor a personal vehicle for occasional toy hauling. Depending on the visual comfirmation come this Monday, I may also be taking delivery of my first full size pickup truck, used with 72k on the clock:

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I'm very familiar with the pros and cons of these trucks, having worked on a ton of them and learning their pattern failures over the years. First thing its getting is a TCM reflash lol. Until the recent silverado 10 speed, GM has had a hard time keeping transmissions up and running past 160k miles on these trucks. There exists aftermarket TCM strategies known to extend the life of the 6 and 8 speeds another 40+k miles, so I'll likely do that, then just keep good oil in it since these 5.3 V8's are Gen 5 GDI engines with DOD. Wont be much more than an occasional DD + toy hauler. I expect to see at least 5-6 years out of it before any of the usual pattern failures on these trucks begin to show their faces.
 

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Went to a buddy's house and did some virtual VIR runs last weekend, in a 95 civic hatchback, NA with 240whp lol

I was AMAZED at how accurate the sensation of the rear coming around through certain high speed corners was compared to actually driving the track in a similar car. Very impressed with these sims, the one I drove was worth about 10k, but it was very cool! It became second nature after a few laps, heel toeing and all, was a blast!

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Then for fun, V10 era F1 cars around Nordschleife, then Watkins Glen haha
 

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Went to a buddy's house and did some virtual VIR runs last weekend, in a 95 civic hatchback, NA with 240whp lol

I was AMAZED at how accurate the sensation of the rear coming around through certain high speed corners was compared to actually driving the track in a similar car. Very impressed with these sims, the one I drove was worth about 10k, but it was very cool! It became second nature after a few laps, heel toeing and all, was a blast!

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Then for fun, V10 era F1 cars around Nordschleife, then Watkins Glen haha
That room must be like a jungle with all the setups running :LOL: :LOL:
 
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