1989 Turbo Dodge Caravan at the Mission street legals racing an STi, Oct 14/11.
Fully loaded van with a/c, interior, full Exhaust and auto, 3700 lbs with me in it, GT35R turbo, 2.5L 4 cylinder with a TIII 16 valve DOHC head.
At the last Street Legals of the year, trying to run a 12 again but she's not cooperating, had computer issues all week and died this morning, managed to get her fixed but was cutting out as you can hear. Would die at the line then catch, 2.4 60 ft and ran a shitty 14.1 to his 13.7. Figured out my rev limiter was only set at 6K, not sure how when I set them to 8K. Never got a chance to go back out, dew set in and game over.
Has been a frustrating year to say the least, sigh, here's hoping 2012 will be kinder.
1989 Dodge Turbo Caravan beats a Viper at the Mission street legals, Sep16/11
Fully loaded van with a/c, interior, full Exhaust and auto, 3700 lbs with me in it, GT35R
turbo, 2.5L 4 cylinder with a TIII 16
valve DOHC head.
Playing at the Street Legals, just fixed the trans, no tuning, so trying to
tune tonight. Ran a 14.0@96 mph.
Viper guy was NOT happy, almost got to race him again but he dodged the
bullet. Later on, wouldn't even look at my direction, lol.
The Junkyard runs 11.99@117 on a 140hp $90 Dodge Caravan motor from the junkyard. First pass.
Add turbo system to a motor that makes
140hp at the crankshaft. E85 fuel. PT6765 turbo. 16 pounds of Boost.
stock heads, stock cams, stock headgasket, stock shortblock, stock
naturally aspirated ECU. No tune. Rising Rate regulator for fuel and
Car was finished the night before racing and the junkyard water pump locked
up on the freeway and had to be changed in the Home Depot Parking lot so we
could make it to the race track. Got booted because the junk motor had a
camshaft seal oil leak. Instead of fixing the oil leak. I built an oil
catch pan (required for 11 second cars at our track in the next race season
anyways) so i would not have to repair the oil leak. I was not going to
spend money fixing this cheap junk motor. Great Depression Racing
How To Replace a Front Wheel Drive Axle - EricTheCarGuy
If you start to notice your FWD vehicle clicking when you make a tight
turn, you might have an issue with the outer CV joint. If you make a right
turn, it's usually the left side that's bad and vice versa. Most axles are
easy to replace and the one depicted in this video is fairly typical of
what you run into. The main differences come in with how the lower ball
joint is attached. I think this part will give you the most trouble. I
often get asked about what to torque the axle nut to. To be hones, I don't
know. I've only ever run them down with my impact. I've never had an issue
doing it that way and I don't think you would either. Just be sure to stake
the nut or install the cotter pin and retaining clip if it has one. If
you'd like more information on how to deal with suspension noises, check
out this article I wrote on the topic.
Video on CV boot replacement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S-ofMoWsr0
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Toyota Supra 1987 - 1992 MKIII [MK3]
The classic popular Supra...
I have one and it rocks!
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Songs: [not in order, just guess]
HOT FUJI - Brian Tyler
STRICKEN - Disturbed
DECADENCE - Disturbed
SKINNYMAN - Static X
YOU'LL BE UNDER MY WHEELS - The Prodigy
STRONGER - Kanye West and Daft Punk Instrumental
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World's Greatest Drag Race!
With an empty airstrip and eleven of the best driver's cars in the world,
we put on the world's greatest drag race.
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Shot by: Jim Gleason, Gordon Green, Duane Sempson, Corey Denomy
Directed by: Mike Suggett
Edited by: Jim Gleason
Corvette toys with police
No chase policy obviously means try until you realize they are not
Scene from Super Speeders 3 "On The Run"
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