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Postby Chezedik » Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:05 am

Would there be any significant advantage?


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Postby WDRacing » Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:04 pm

Chezedik wrote:Would there be any significant advantage?
Not at all, the way it is now, the turbo is placed at a nice exhaust flow convergance spot.

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Postby Bwana » Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:37 pm

Chezedik wrote:Would there be any significant advantage?
No, and it'd be significantly more difficult.

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Postby Florida240sx » Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:06 pm

Nice. Can't wait to find out what 1/4mile is

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Postby Craving4Boost » Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:52 pm

Bwana wrote:Virtually nothing. Initially I pulled a bunch of timing (with the distributor) and then started turning it back up until I got minor detonation. Then I backed it off a couple degrees. Not scientific, but it works fine.
how did you detect minor detonation?

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Postby Bwana » Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:22 pm

Craving4Boost wrote:
how did you detect minor detonation?



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Postby Florida240sx » Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:59 pm

Was wondering how'd you respond.

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Postby sil80drifter » Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:39 pm

Is that a HOT chick's ear?!

Is she single? Do you know her? Can I get a #? Is she easy?

Err....

Yeah, um, good call there on the, uh... timing, there. Good job, all around.

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Postby Bwana » Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:58 pm

sil80drifter wrote:Is that a HOT chick's ear?!
Presumably yes, it is. Why else would I use it? Other than the fact that it was on the first page when I google imaged it...


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Postby Chezedik » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:10 am

So, in effect you advanced timing on boost? Brave soul, but I bet it feels pretty good.

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Postby Bwana » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:41 am

Chezedik wrote:So, in effect you advanced timing on boost? Brave soul, but I bet it feels pretty good.
When I first put the turbo on I backed the timing out a good 7*, then started advancing it a bit, drive it, advance it a bit, drive it until I started to sense detonation, then I backed it out about 2*.

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Postby Chezedik » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:46 am

So where are you now?

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Postby sil80drifter » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:54 am

In Cheap-O heaven?

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Postby Bwana » Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:42 pm

Chezedik wrote:So where are you now?
I don't actually know. When I went to check, I discovered that my Craftsman timing light has somehow died on me. Time to make a run to Sears I guess...

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Postby Edub1 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:32 am

I start pulling timing at 5lbs with 2-3 pulled out for 10lbs. With the dist pulled back 2* W/ 93 octane and a step or two colder plug you should be good to 10 lbs.

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Postby Chezedik » Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:54 am

IDK if Sears will guarantee that, though.

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Postby zerepdivad » Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:28 pm

So how's this holding up?

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Postby Bwana » Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:06 pm

Basically, fine. I put the clutch in it Fri morning (Thanks Nick!) but I blew the oil seal in the poor little CA t25 . It was in unknown condition to start with, and being off a CA is almost 20 years old anyway, so it was bound to happen.

I put some coils on the car this weekend, besides the clutch in preparation for racing it at Miller in SLC in a couple weeks. I'll be throwing a gt28r on it sometime in the next week or so and then it should be gtg. Update with new turbo will arrive shortly after installation.

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Postby DJButton » Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:52 pm

+1 for the gt28r, and have fun trackin it!

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Postby Chezedik » Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:52 am

Be careful, you keep upgrading this car, and you are gonna want to get rid of the RB. How do you like the clutch? Much better than stock, right?

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Postby WDRacing » Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:58 am

If any Nico member ever gets rid of an RB in favor of a KA24E, I'll see them banned FOREVER

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Postby Chezedik » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:42 pm

Yeah, but you're a D-bag. BTW, I am going back to Phoenix on Wed. I interview with a local dealership there, so maybe I will end up there to terrorize you in *ugh* Tuscon.

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Postby float_6969 » Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:26 pm

Aaron, I got the springs today, you should have that turbo by Monday at the latest, I would think.

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Postby Bwana » Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:50 pm

Ryan: Sounds good, I won't be home 'till Sun anyway.

Nick: I put the clutch in on Fri (3 hr job) but with the t25 dead I haven't been able to test it out yet.

Have no fear in regards to the RB, it IS going in

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Postby Chezedik » Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:39 am

Are you putting a new turbo on it?

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Postby Bwana » Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:32 am

Yep, GT28r. I traded Ryan (float_6969) a set of new eibach sportlines for it.

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Postby Chezedik » Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:59 am

Is it ebay?

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Postby Bwana » Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:58 pm

Nope.

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Postby Jungguo » Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:36 pm

Hey bwana, im workin on a KAeT right now... im from S Ft Collins.... my 240 is in berthoud right now getting a new clutch.... i ate the splines on my stage 4..... hit me up on my cell.... id like to check out your ride. I'll be out on College rollin tonight.... 391 3726. Laters... oh and yes im on codrift.

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Postby Bwana » Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:56 pm

Jungguo wrote:Hey bwana, im workin on a KAeT right now... im from S Ft Collins.... my 240 is in berthoud right now getting a new clutch.... i ate the splines on my stage 4..... hit me up on my cell.... id like to check out your ride. I'll be out on College rollin tonight.... 391 3726. Laters... oh and yes im on codrift.
I'm in CA right now, but I'll be back home for about half of next week. I'll hit you up!


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