Mark , I dont need to tell you....that car is absoluteley , without a shadow of any possible doubt whatsoever in my honest bleedin opinion ,kin awesome..............BRILLIANT , the nearest thing to a Pro-Mod car on the street...:smoke:
Cost - A lot more than I'd care to add up, if the truth be known
Motor - 572ci KB with 14-71 Blower, EFI controlled by BigStuff3, Stage V heads, smallish Cam.
Trans - Full on Powerglide, bolt together converter by Neal Chance
Horses - Around 1,100hp, torque 1000ft/lbs from 2,500rpm, pretty much stays flat, drop off at max rpm,was down to around 900ft/lb's
Blower is slightly underdriven, virtually 1:1
Weight- Was 2,200lbs, now closer to 2,500/2,600lbs with different motor, & extras such as lights,grill, exhaust system, etc
Thirsty - Not as bad now as when I was starting out & trying to get an understanding of the EFI.Was probably down to 1mpg, now around 6-8mpg, playing seriously affects its thirst rate
If you had asked me the weekend, it would of been a doubt, as I have been tracing a fault for the last couple of weeks, and no success. Managed to have breakthrough tonight and eventually found the cause tonight.
So I am a happy bunny as they say
Blown Hemis & EFI's do look cool, but not too many people to ask when you have a problem :shake:
The real thrower for me, was that the problem arose after I had changed the Jesel cam seals, due to an oil leak. So naturally, I thought it was something I had done. Despite me indexing the cam, rechecking & coming out OK, still there was an elemnt of doubt, saying to me, well it was OK before you touched it.
Motor wouldn't idle, almost sounded like a missfire. So using my old school of thoughts, guessed it was an ignition problem. Should of picked up on the fact it was over fueling sooner. Must trust the laptop more
Anyway, turns out it was a poor connection on the MAP sensor, so EFI didnt know where it was & kept sticking in more fuel.
All part of the learning process I guess for an EFI virgin
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