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Old 12/5/08, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by tom281 View Post
It was a JDM tuned car and install, so I don't doubt the setup........ after all it did last for 10k miles. Just proves the point that unless you keep your overall output low, you're playing with fire to some degree.


That said.......... my 501 is still tearing ***!
100% agree with Tom. That car was tuned and running as best as can be, heck it did for 10k miles as Tom pointed out. It was just a flat out failure of cast POS components. Period.

That said, I think Tom wants an excuse to give to the wife why he all of sudden needs a new motor.




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Anybody (that's registered) receive confirmation for the Sunset Show yet? I sent my payment on 10/29 and haven't heard anything.
e-mail Jon.
I too never recieved any confirmation, but when I asked Jon, he said I was on the list.
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Old 12/5/08, 07:02 AM
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I dropped the hammer!

Maybe because I haven't driven the car for most of the year, or maybe because the times I have driven it lately was just putzing around.. But, this thing feels scary fast now!


Off the roll in 1st at 20 mph... tires broke loose and hit the rev limiter in like a second.
Rolling in 2nd at 3500 rpm's... started to pitch the rear end.

Conclusion: Little to no traction on the stock 235's.

(Leo.. no dissapointments here!)
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Old 12/5/08, 07:23 AM
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^sweet!
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Old 12/5/08, 08:07 AM
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Alpine to iPhone/iPod woes...

I upgraded my iPhone to the new version 2.2 and now my Alpine doesn't recognize it.

I know a few of you have iPod interfaces in your cars, so heed this warning.

This link shows how to revert back to 2.1, but it's not a simple process and will probably loose all your stuff including the contacts (unless I figure out how to back them up).
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Old 12/5/08, 11:02 AM
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Glad to hear your happy Bill.
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Old 12/5/08, 11:13 AM
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Glad to hear your happy Bill.
if you're happy that's all that matters.


Wish me luck! Getting new tune
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Old 12/5/08, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Maybe because I haven't driven the car for most of the year, or maybe because the times I have driven it lately was just putzing around.. But, this thing feels scary fast now!


Off the roll in 1st at 20 mph... tires broke loose and hit the rev limiter in like a second.
Rolling in 2nd at 3500 rpm's... started to pitch the rear end.

Conclusion: Little to no traction on the stock 235's.

(Leo.. no dissapointments here!)

AWESOME to hear Bill!
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Old 12/5/08, 11:49 AM
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Yup, happy here.


Good luck with the new tune Brian.
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Old 12/5/08, 01:50 PM
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Anybody going to the John Force show in Yorba Linda this Sunday?
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Old 12/5/08, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Ray Man View Post
Anybody going to the John Force show in Yorba Linda this Sunday?
Not sure if I want to see more cars after being around them all day Saturday.




Anyone heard from Brian? Wonder if he's matched Tom's numbers.
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Old 12/5/08, 02:09 PM
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sounds awesome bill, traction is overrated anyway

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Old 12/5/08, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
That said, I think Tom wants an excuse to give to the wife why he all of sudden needs a new motor.

Yep....... Livernois 298ci stroker short block, $4800....... reuse my heads & cams, bolt on the Saleen, and go..... 550 rwhp easily with a bullet proof block.


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Conclusion: Little to no traction on the stock 235's.
Uh, duh........that's an understatement LOL! I've been driving mine with the stock 235s on as winter tires, you should see the car with 450 lb/ft @ 2500rpm and 15 degree weather!


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Anyone heard from Brian? Wonder if he's matched Tom's numbers.

Yeah where's he at?
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Yep....... Livernois 298ci stroker short block, $4800....... reuse my heads & cams, bolt on the Saleen, and go..... 550 rwhp easily with a bullet proof block.
No doubt bullet proof! Looks like you've been doing a little research there Tom.

I've heard that strokers don't like to be rev'd up too high. Any truth to this as far as you know?

And unless you plan on doing all the labor work yourself, better be prepared to sell off your left nut to fund the install.
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
No doubt bullet proof! Looks like you've been doing a little research there Tom.

I've heard that strokers don't like to be rev'd up too high. Any truth to this as far as you know?

And unless you plan on doing all the labor work yourself, better be prepared to sell off your left nut to fund the install.

As far as RPMs go, I've heard the same but I think it's a little overblown..... I mean, as long as you can rev to 6500rpm or so why would you need to go higher? That's my logic at least.....

Regarding costs, yes you're right but I believe that I could have the short block delivered right to Brenspeed and they can pull my engine in less than a day; take a day to swap my heads, etc. to the SB, and then a day to install the assembled SB back into the car. I think we could have the car in and out within a week.....

That said, I'm not planning on doing this even in 2009; actually I think I'm gonna pulley up come springtime and run 450 to the tires until I know for sure if I want to keep this car, or sell it and part out all of the stuff that I bought for it.
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Old 12/5/08, 03:20 PM
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... until I know for sure if I want to keep this car, or sell it and part out all of the stuff that I bought for it.
This comes as a surprise. You eyeballing the '10?
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Old 12/5/08, 03:24 PM
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WOW!
http://www.galpinspecials.com/fordspecials.html

Well if I get this new job I'm getting a super shaker

Look at these install pics on another PJ








I don't know if I like how high the shaker sits, but I like it! Hopefully by this time next year this will be in my PJ!

Have a great weekend guys!!
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That thing is !!! I love the look on the engine with no air intake!
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Maybe because I haven't driven the car for most of the year, or maybe because the times I have driven it lately was just putzing around.. But, this thing feels scary fast now!


Off the roll in 1st at 20 mph... tires broke loose and hit the rev limiter in like a second.
Rolling in 2nd at 3500 rpm's... started to pitch the rear end.

Conclusion: Little to no traction on the stock 235's.

(Leo.. no dissapointments here!)
Congrats Bill!! It's been a long time coming!

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Anybody (that's registered) receive confirmation for the Sunset Show yet? I sent my payment on 10/29 and haven't heard anything.
I got my confirmation in the mail today

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Wish me luck! Getting new tune
Good Luck Brian!!
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Old 12/5/08, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
This comes as a surprise. You eyeballing the '10?
No, no 2010 for me.... I'll probably end up keeping the '06 until it's paid off in another year or so. I want to pick up a Lexus GS350 to cruise in. Even an IS series would be OK, like a AWD 250 with the sport package, etc.

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WOW!Have a great weekend guys!!
You too George.
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Originally Posted by USMC0341 View Post
I don't know if I like how high the shaker sits, but I like it! Hopefully by this time next year this will be in my PJ!
Thanks George.

It does sit a wee bit high, but being Saleen factory, it looks like it belongs.

Would you like a set of JBA shorties with that sir?




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I love the look on the engine with no air intake!
Now what to put in that corner of the engine bay now? Ice box for the intercooler?




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No, no 2010 for me.... I'll probably end up keeping the '06 until it's paid off in another year or so. I want to pick up a Lexus GS350 to cruise in. Even an IS series would be OK, like a AWD 250 with the sport package, etc.
Isees... my friend has a black IS, looks very cool especially with those paddle shifters.
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