The Green Machine is Alive Again! 1g AWD DSM Drag Race, Panos 12.1 @ 112 mph
Panos has finally finished a very long build on Leon Reitman's old Green Machine shell.
These were the first ever shakedown passes on a 35 degree night in October.
Made possible by lots of help from Doug Elfman of Doug's Automotive.
Much faster things to come....
New England Dragway
New England DSM
Holset Oil Drain - The Right Way in HD
Watch It In HD!!!
This is my first HD video. I hope that you enjoy it.
Since I built the car, I was told to watch the drain since I used a rubber hose. I normally check the car weekly if not more often and on this particular day I found that my drain was a bit larger than usual.
When I started the build, I knew that I was going to run a Holset turbo. The company has release all the info on oiling requirements, so I decided to use them. They called for a drain that was no smaller than 19mm which is bigger than -10AN yet smaller than -12AN. To ensure that I had the minimum size covered, I went with a -12AN drain.
This is not easy and no one currently sales a bolt-on -12AN drain. One reason is that the return hole in the oil pan is too small and must be enlarged to have a true -12AN drain. It would be senseless to install all those expensive fittings and have it bottle neck at the oil pan. This just takes a little effort and thought.
I had a -12an bung welded into the oil pan. I then purchased an adapter that would bolt to the bottom of the Holset with 3/4in NPT threads. I then used a 3/4in NPT to - 12AN adapter off of the CHRA. The front motor mount also has to be slightly altered to allow clearance of the drain (You can see this when I am installing the new fittings). All of this was done during the build, so I do not have footage of it but it is all easily seen in the video.
When I first tried to assemble the drain, I was trying to use a different style of fitting with stainless steel hose and they were entirely too large. They would not line up without hitting each other and there was no way to trim them. This was the only thing stopping me from starting the car so I went to the local auto parts store and found a hose that would fit. IF YOU ARE IN THIS SITUATION BUY THE RIGHT FITTINGS TO AVOID THE DISASTER I ALMOST RAN INTO. This hose only had 1900 miles on it when this occurred. On the bright side you have a video to shed some light on the problem.
I ordered my fittings from a company called Race Parts Solutions. They were very helpful with the return issue and their customer service was great. The rest of the fit and modification can be seen in the video. I cannot say that the same fittings will work for your application because the manifold, turbine housing, and where you weld your oil pan bung play a large role in where your drain will need to be.
I choose to use a fiber braided push lock hose instead of just the flexible push lock hose. I went this route because the oil drain is exposed to the roadway and the fiber braided hose is better protected against debris. I also used boot band clamps to secure the hose but they make clamps specifically for that.
All in all it is not a hard job; it just takes a little time, thought, and ingenuity. If you find a set of fittings that work for you, please let us know what they are and your setup in the comments. I hope that this helped you get Boosting and I really hope that you enjoyed the HD footage.
Below are the links to the CHRA adapter that fits the Holset and the website I purchased my fittings from.
Last adapter on this page : https://turbodaves.com/Flanges_Accessories.html
Just one source where you can find AN fittings : http://www.racepartsolutions.com/categories.asp?cat=2
How To Replace a Wheel Cylinder -EricTheCarGuy
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Changing/Bleeding Brake fluid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5O_pbC8R2E
Drum Brake Shoe Replacement Video Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=195JUby2Uy4
Drum Brake Shoe Replacement Video Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6I9HtUC_hM
This is a request that I was happy to be able to fill. I've been looking for a wheel cylinder job for over 2 years and this Toyota finally provided me the opportunity. As you can see it's not a bad job at all to do provided that things come apart as they did in this video. If they don't come apart like that then follow the recommendations in the video of how to deal with those situations. Don't worry about bending the brake line it's a lot better than twisting and possibly breaking the brake line, once you do that there's no going back. Also make sure to use a line wrench when breaking the brake line loose, if not you could round it off and that would also not be good. Thanks for watching, I hope the video helps you should you have to replace a wheel cylinder on your vehicle.
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Mustang 5.0 vs DSM, 1 Gen
Drag Racing, Oct 26, 2011, Rockingham Dragway NC, Phantasm Drag / Street Wars Event, Test Runs 1/4 Mile, 402 Meters
7 second 1g DSM
New setup and new times, trying to chase down that 100mph trap speed in the 1/8th until the local 1/4 mile track opens back up.
9 second turbo 1g awd dsm drag race, Nick Stack 9.6 @ 145 mph
Nick Stack in his 1990 Eclipse GSX making some passes at the Import vs Domestic Event.
Nick won the Modified Import Class.
Trying out the new JMF Drag sheet metal intake manifold, tune needs some tweaking for that larger plenum over the Magnus but it was still running in the mid 9's.
Inaugural Liberty Engines Import vs Domestic Shootout at New England Dragway.
6/23/2012 - Epping, NH
New England DSM
4g63 Mighty Max drag race, Kevin Jewer "World's Fastest 4g63 Mighty Max" 11.54 @ 122 mph - NEW Best*
Kevin Jewer finally got some traction and got a new best ET and MPH in his 4g63 Mighty Max. Always improving.
Current Best ET: 11.54
Current Best MPH: 122.85 (see compilation vid)
Now on the 50 trim turbo.
TCI competition TH350 trans
JM Fabrications RWD intake manifold.
Kevin: "Some other details, it weighs 3000 lbs with me in it. TCI competition TH350 trans. Custom JMF intake and Exhaust manifolds Brent made for me. 2g ECMlink V3 on speed density. Mid 80s Montero LSD in the stock rear axle. MT ET Street radials. Pretty standard 2.3 liter eagle/ross motor. FP 4R cams. 45k miles on the odometer."
New England Dragway
New England DSM
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Turbo 1g AWD dsm drag race, Jimmy Read 11.2 @ 122 mph street car Import Wars NED
Jimmy Read piloting his mint condition 1991 Eagle Talon Tsi on some 11 second passes at Import Wars. Street car that he drove over an hour to the track in and aside from tire pressure gave it a nice detail before racing (see thumbnail pic).
First two rounds of eliminations.
Second pass on the brakes hard to prevent breakout.
11.50 Index class Runner up.
New England Dragway.
9/15/12 - Epping, NH
New England DSM
1G DSM Dual Side Exits
Just a video of my new Dual Side Exits. Ive had my GST almost 8 years now and ive been wanting to do this for a while. I thought it up then put in on paper and measured it exactly how and what i wanted it to look like then a reputable shop 'DTM' brought my dream to reality. let me know what yall think.