Tracking Down El Blanco
A couple of the eEuroparts.com sponsored cars find themselves on track and
have a dual. Adam Goral in the SAAB 900 turbo vs. Mike 'El Blanco' White in the Merkur
XR4Ti. Zoom zoom. 2014 LeMons Halloween Hooptiefest at NHMS Loudon
SAAB 900 Rust Repair (ugly but effective)
This was a successful repair, with a whole race of abuse and a crash on it,
it's still in the same condition as when it left the garage. Hopefully my
schmuckness will be inspiration for you to go and fix up your SAAB, even if
you aren't a great welder. The rust kit worked well and installed with
little modification. This is a big load off my mind, the nightmares of the
wheel crumbling off have finally stopped.
Road America LeMons race, August 2012, Ryan Roberson racing Emanuele Pirro
Skid Marks Racing #56 Neon
What a great time! This is the video of the last 20 minutes of SMR's first
stint, and we're in P1 at this time (dropped to 6th after the pit stop).
First time I get around him at around 6:03 after Pirro picks the wrong side
to pass a slower car. I didn't know it at the time, but the guy driving
the white Porsche is none other than Emanuele Pirro, 5X 24 Hours of LeMans
winner, and ex-F1 driver! When I got back to the pits after this stint, I
told the guys on my team that I didn't know who was driving the Porsche,
but they were really good (primarily because he held it together in T1 on
lap 26 8:45; the video doesn't do it justice!). Little did I know.......
The Carbeque Wakes Up
After an entire winter of tearing down, resealing, and getting put back
together with a completely new fully electronic engine management
system..... The CBQ breaths once again!
The car is now Trionic 5.5!
The Zero F**ks Given RX7 - /TUNED
Would you drive a car built by a teenager in his parents driveway with no
safety features whatsoever? We did, and now we'll tell you why this ugly
RX7 is so brilliant.
Rejuvenating a Bosch Motronic Air Flow Meter
Here's a video description of refurbishing a Bosch AFM for a Porsche
924S/944. On a wide open throttle run, it would go flat at ~2000 rpms
before getting itself together up towards redline. This is a good thing to
check if you're experiencing any kind of random hesitation and have ruled
out the obvious stuff, like vacuum leaks, bad plugs/wires/distributor
points, oxygen sensor, ect.
This same repair concept probably applies to any other barn door-type AFM,
only getting at the inner workings will be different.
This info was mostly from http://www.the944.com/ under "Air-Flow Meter"
Fastest Saab in America firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally ran a 10 last night, been trying for a couple of years now and we
finally got the car running right and put down two 10 second runs and
became the first ever 10 second Saab in the USA, car had a little more in
it too and we did this a mile high at Bandimere Drag Strip outside Denver
Colorado. Best run was 10.615 at 139.54mph. This was Street Wars, grudge
match racing, real street light and no tree. No times on the boards, but we
still got our time slips...
2011 Saab 9-5 Aero Turbo6 2.8T XWD Top Speed Run
Stock (300HP, 400Nm), factory speed limiter.
Music: Ten Walls - Walking with Elephants (Original Mix).
German autobahn without speed limit.
Speedometer and GPS measured.
Filmed with iPhone, sorry for the quality and shaky view. :)
Wheel stay on...Wheel fall off
Sorry for Party Racing and I avoid wheel barrages from a purple PT Cruiser
like we were cruisin in Flint, MI. Footage courtesy of eEuroparts.com
Something Almost Always Broken SAAB 900 turbo. 24 Hours of Lemons, NHMS 2014.