My lowered 72 Placer Gold graduation present

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by maxpsi, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. K5JMP

    K5JMP Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    I think we warned you it was highly addictive...lol:)
     
  2. maxpsi

    maxpsi Veteran Member

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    You got that right.

    My turbo civic ran 13.2s all day on street tires and 12s on slicks. The difference in it and the Camaro, the civic cost more to get it to that ET but it trapped 8 mph higher than the Camaro.
     
  3. Bucketlist2012

    Bucketlist2012 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    gone fishing
    This Thread has me all excited for Summer....

    Fresh Parts that need a beating....
     
  4. maxpsi

    maxpsi Veteran Member

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    Well, enjoy them long enough before you break them. lol

    I forgot to mention something. When I started to leave the track, I noticed some strange A/F readings (lean). After I got some gas across the street, I noticed an engine stutter. I got home to find a rocker arm for an intake valve had backed completely off it's stud. Luckily, the lifter stayed in it's bore, and no parts were damaged.
     
  5. maxpsi

    maxpsi Veteran Member

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    Newly arrived parts:

    Transgo shift kit
    Carb jets (86 for secondaries)
    Exhaust parts

    Ordered:

    Shiftworks detent
     
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  6. maxpsi

    maxpsi Veteran Member

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    The goal is to get this thing dialed in to a 13.2-13.3 A/F @ WOT. I think the transmission shifting out at 4k on the 1-2 and 2-3 shift hurts my ET a lot. I've got the 60 ft. down to a consistent 1.77 and the trap around 104. I should be closer to mid 12s than what I am.


    I'm thinking red spring for pressure regulator assembly & no gold spring. Maybe white & blue for governor.

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  7. maxpsi

    maxpsi Veteran Member

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    Another coolant leak. Any suggestions on where I can buy a pressure tester for a good deal?
     
  8. global warmer

    global warmer Veteran Member

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    you can rent one for free at most auto part stores you just need a credit card to hold it until you return it

    I've rented many tools from advanced auto parts for free
     
  9. maxpsi

    maxpsi Veteran Member

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    I've had to rent one many times before. It's just time to buy one now. Amazon, eBay, and Harbor Freight all have them starting @ $80.
     
  10. maxpsi

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