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Ponies on The Run (Again)

Old 4/17/08, 01:54 PM
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Good deal Brian! Bet you feel like sticking around the shop all day instead of going back to work.
Yeah, but I don't think the guy was used to having someone look over his shoulder.

Thanks Everyone ! Keep 'em crossed though, I don't have the car back yet.


The guys are very confident that they'll get it done tomorrow. In fact they seemed confident that the mechanical part would be done today and tomorrow would be used for the tune. I think I saw at least 10 mustangs there either completed, in the build process or some other state. The Miata on the rack in the last pic has a 348 small block ford in it !!!!

I have some more pics and I'll post up later tonight, after work.
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Old 4/17/08, 02:42 PM
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sweet, thatd be a miata that I wouldnt instantly label as a chick car
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Old 4/17/08, 02:50 PM
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Founds this on the net..

Sounds very similiar... I don't know.




I'll look at the MAF stuff today. Only thing Ican see from my pics is that my MAF meter is clocked at the 7 or 8 o'clock position, and others I've seen in pictures are clocked at 11. Again..
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Old 4/17/08, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Founds this on the net..

Sounds very similiar... I don't know.




I'll look at the MAF stuff today. Only thing Ican see from my pics is that my MAF meter is clocked at the 7 or 8 o'clock position, and others I've seen in pictures are clocked at 11. Again..
So does yours sound the same? So how did he fix it? was there any damage?
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Old 4/17/08, 04:04 PM
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Congrats Brian.

Bill- Fingers crossed.

Can't wait till Sunday to throw back a few cold ones with the boys.
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Old 4/17/08, 04:05 PM
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Sorry to hear about the car Bill! I hope it is nothing serious.

Well, I got back from Cali only to get sent to Montreal... There is still snow on the ground despite the warm temps.

Good luck Brian!

Phil... Did you hear about a bimmer running into a Vet's office over on the west side of town (Houston)?
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Old 4/17/08, 05:54 PM
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Bill, I keep on trucking. I'm sure we'll all laugh about this in a few weeks.

Brian, looks awsome even if its not whipple'ed yet. Your due tomorrow?

And my update. I think my cars done?! He sent me the bill this afternoon. I have to call cause I think he did a typo on the bill and wrote "Autometer CS ---" guages and there actually Autometer GS guages. I did a serach on autometer's website and they have no cs so thats good. I have all the proof in all my e-mails I said GS. But I'm sure its a typo. Suck I work tomorrow...
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Old 4/17/08, 06:37 PM
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She's dead Jim.

Thanks for everyone's support that you guys have given me, I really do appreciate it.

Engine oil shows catastrophic events took place within the engine. Shavings, pieces of what looks like piston rings, bolts, and pieces of debris have been recovered in the oil as well as fished out of the drain hole.

What can I say? This sux. I never got to drive the F'in thing to full boost.

So what's next for the Taco? I have no flippin idea at the moment. I put the starter back on (minus the negative cable), disconnected the negative battery lead, and covered her up. Now I need a drink to contemplate things.







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Bill... ****,****


I'm sorry Bill

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Old 4/17/08, 06:48 PM
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But why... thats the question...

I'm really sorry Bill...
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Old 4/17/08, 06:50 PM
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Bill,

wish I could add something here but a little smiley doesn't do justice.

Wow.
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Old 4/17/08, 06:50 PM
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****, i dont even know what to say. have a drink for me for you. I just dont know how this could have happened, there was very little stress on the engine above normal. let us know what you decide. I guess all you can do is go work on pulling down the engine, go with the forged internals, and build it back stronger and better than ever before. so sorry man

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Old 4/17/08, 06:50 PM
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Holy moly Bill, I was afraid of this...... Just the scenario you described of how it happened and the noises it made...... so sorry for you right now.
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Sorry, Bill... was really hoping it was just a clutch disk spring...

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Man, I was afraid of that... Well, I lift a glass to you tonight and the TR.
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Old 4/17/08, 07:16 PM
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Sorry Bill !
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Old 4/17/08, 07:25 PM
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**** Bill. I'm very sorry to hear that.
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Old 4/17/08, 07:29 PM
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Out of curiosity, can a dealer tap into the ECU and find out what happened in the last minutes (ie- low oil pressure or something).

Kind of like a black box for airplanes.

edit: Reason for asking is that I still wonder if it was a complete fluke that it happened at the same time as the supercharger was installed.

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Old 4/17/08, 07:59 PM
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Oh, **** Bill! That F'ing sucks!!!

I'm with Mike, it sounds like it might have been a coincidence that it blew the same time as the S/C was installed, cause that small of a mistake should not have fried itself...
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Bill, so sorry.
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