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2nd Generation Build Thread / Re: Murz' 1986 Arctic Silver GXL aka Silver
« Last post by ITSWILL on August 10, 2017, 09:40:33 PM »
Whats the diagnosis?
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2nd Generation Build Thread / Re: The Project Vert for Krazykreiner!!!
« Last post by murz on August 10, 2017, 01:24:53 PM »
Can't wait to see! I didn't know you got a new targa as well, that's great!!
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2nd Generation Build Thread / Re: The Project Vert for Krazykreiner!!!
« Last post by ~Groll69~ on August 10, 2017, 10:17:34 AM »
Well this last year has been fairly shot as far as getting progress done on the vert.  We did pick up a new s5 targa piece.  I have an s5 NA engine and computer to install into the vert to replace the current s4 NA that has had a coolant leak in it.  Yesterday I met up with ItsWill and we purchased a quart of primer and factory 60's Plum Crazy Chrysler single stage with metal flake in it to paint the engine bay.  After Dream Cruise this year, we will begin the engine bay transformation of the car.
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2nd Generation Build Thread / Re: FC Rallycross/Stage Rally/Ice Racer
« Last post by fidelity101 on August 08, 2017, 04:06:40 PM »
yup, thats the next step. I think I can get .5 to 1" out of putting spacers on the subframe to lower the car and then get some proper rally shock setup I can increase a few more inches. then we can jump the car!
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Upcoming Events / Re: Woodward Dream Cruise Aug. 19, 2017
« Last post by ITSWILL on August 08, 2017, 03:08:43 PM »
We'll bring beers and chips or cookies or something.
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Upcoming Events / Re: Woodward Dream Cruise Aug. 19, 2017
« Last post by murz on August 08, 2017, 12:45:36 PM »
I will try to bring Bubba's burgers and buns.
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Upcoming Events / Re: Woodward Dream Cruise Aug. 19, 2017
« Last post by ~Groll69~ on August 08, 2017, 12:26:27 PM »
anyone else bringing anything?  Please let us know.
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2nd Generation Build Thread / Re: FC Rallycross/Stage Rally/Ice Racer
« Last post by ITSWILL on August 08, 2017, 10:10:25 AM »
Time to make an RX7 lift kit!
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2nd Generation Build Thread / Re: FC Rallycross/Stage Rally/Ice Racer
« Last post by ~Groll69~ on August 07, 2017, 04:03:38 PM »
that makes for some rough racing.  Hopefully you can get the little bugs sorted out and have better luck for the next race.
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2nd Generation Build Thread / Re: FC Rallycross/Stage Rally/Ice Racer
« Last post by fidelity101 on August 07, 2017, 03:04:41 PM »

Summer sno*drift is over and it was a complete & utter failure. Some minor tweaks to get through tech (no big deal) and then we were ready but the 1st stage was boulder city - just stones and loose sand everywhere the car shut down about 5 corners in, something with the fuel pump relay - jumped it and kept on going.

about a mile later the exhaust fell off at the v-band due to rocks or something, the car is too low when a full tank of gas and added spare + tools etc with too low of a vehicle to begin with. I will have to upload some video of it - if it was recording... because an open header rotary is loudest thing on the planet, it physical hurt it was so loud but POR! I literally could not hear the co-driver over the volume of it.



Shortly after that the engine died again and sweep had passed us so we we handed in our time card and we were done for the today. Verified spark/air/fuel and determined it must have been an ECU issue. Luckily the exhaust was dragging behind us hanging on 1 rear hanger. Tossed the exhaust section in the back of heavy sweep and the towed us about a mile to a recoverable area as the the stage was about to be re run shortly.

Found the issue by wiggling the connector and the car fired right up, better than push it up the trailer:



so we bust ass in service and get a new v-band on the exhaust, weld the 3 pieces together so they don't pop off and help seal some of the exhaust leak as well and fix the connector so that its properly installed. good to go after service and get to start last but we get to start. 1st stage out we get held up by an accident (spun blocking the road) then we basically transited behind 3 other cars to the end.

After that head to stage 6 and it was a blast! saw coolant temps as high as 220F but I didn't care it was running great and we were having fun. Tulips were virtually useless I don't think my co-driver said anything productive on stage all day. Then we got lost heading to stage 7 because we turned on hardwood hills not hardwood road and then got stuck in the sand, giving us a DNF for the day.



We had issued with tulips on prior transits and caused me to doubt my co-driver. I thought this was the wrong road and we saw some familiar tracks so others made the same mistake but didn't go as far as us, so I went in reverse and kept going the whole way back (1/4 mile or less) then decided to listen to my co-driver once more and went to turn around at a spot but when I lost momentum we were done and just sank.


We missed stage 7 & 8 and didn't even go to parc ferme and did not participate in awards, beaten and ashamed we headed back to camp


but well that's racing... next steps for LSPR? probably not competing - I need to raise this car in the air to gain ground clearance and the proper tow truck needs the engine replaced/rebuilt. it was awful being crammed into an extended cab f150. Probably just going to spectate this year.

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