srt4eh’s “LAST PROJECT” - War Machine 2.6L SOHC...yes you read that right.

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Re: srt4eh’s “LAST PROJECT” - War Machine 2.6L SOHC...yes you read that right.

Post by PA ACR » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:20 am

srt4eh wrote: Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:07 am Image

Garage door broke so until housing comes to fix it...enjoy this front end shot.
There was a beautiful full strawberry moon the past few nights...... :grin:
My True Story:
My older sister/husband sent me a selfie of them taking a test ride in a newer Corvette. They posted, "Going for a joy ride in our "dream car"
I immediately posted back......" Why dream small, I can put you in the driver's seat of a neon for a fraction of the price".......

U-Pulls are like a box of Chocolates.......you never know what you're going to find...... ;)

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Post by srt4eh » Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:05 pm

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Got the car out of the garage....so...the spring broke on the garage door and maintenance won’t be fixing it until the end of the month. Sweet. Anyways...as usual there’s always some stupid issue. Currently can’t get my computer to connect to the MS3. I guess I’ll try some more tomorrow to get it to work.
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Post by Midnight Rider » Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:59 pm

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Post by srt4eh » Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:03 pm

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Since I still haven’t started the car up....I figure I’ll show a couple pics showing why I hate DCR. This is how they wired up the car after they hacked the harness.
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Post by PA ACR » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:22 pm

srt4eh wrote: Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:03 pm Since I still haven’t started the car up....I figure I’ll show a couple pics showing why I hate DCR. This is how they wired up the car after they hacked the harness.
I know very little about wiring, but I would be ashamed to say I did that work....... :blush:

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My older sister/husband sent me a selfie of them taking a test ride in a newer Corvette. They posted, "Going for a joy ride in our "dream car"
I immediately posted back......" Why dream small, I can put you in the driver's seat of a neon for a fraction of the price".......

U-Pulls are like a box of Chocolates.......you never know what you're going to find...... ;)

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Post by srt4eh » Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:01 pm

So...these are very exciting times....
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I can’t share video on here....but the car starts. I’ll be posting a good running video on the org Facebook page and probably YouTube so I can link it here.
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Post by PA ACR » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:19 am

srt4eh wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:01 pm I can’t share video on here....but the car starts. I’ll be posting a good running video on the org Facebook page and probably YouTube
:morning:
My True Story:
My older sister/husband sent me a selfie of them taking a test ride in a newer Corvette. They posted, "Going for a joy ride in our "dream car"
I immediately posted back......" Why dream small, I can put you in the driver's seat of a neon for a fraction of the price".......

U-Pulls are like a box of Chocolates.......you never know what you're going to find...... ;)

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Post by occasional demons » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:44 am

You need to swap that black PS cap out for a yellow one, so it matches the valve cover. Just send the black one to me for disposal. :grin:
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Post by srt4eh » Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:27 pm

So...had a little setback...some things were not happy about unusual voltage. This week should have a good running car video. I did get my BKR7E spark plugs installed as well as my ATi Super Damper.

As for yellow...this valve cover is going away. Jeston has a gunmetal Powdercoated one for me that he is engraving 2.6 Turbo into.

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Post by srt4eh » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:14 pm

So got all my issues fixed - just need Erick to help me out and get the tune finished up and I can get a video made of this bad boy idling and revving.

Spoiler alert - the turbo sounds wicked!!!!!
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Post by srt4eh » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:14 pm

So...spent a month at Fort Polk. I’m back now. Time to take a look at the car tomorrow. Maybe now I’ll get some victory?
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Post by PA ACR » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:35 pm

srt4eh wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:14 pm Maybe now I’ll get some victory?
Sure hope this saga has a happy ending....... :yes:
My True Story:
My older sister/husband sent me a selfie of them taking a test ride in a newer Corvette. They posted, "Going for a joy ride in our "dream car"
I immediately posted back......" Why dream small, I can put you in the driver's seat of a neon for a fraction of the price".......

U-Pulls are like a box of Chocolates.......you never know what you're going to find...... ;)

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Post by srt4eh » Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:52 pm

She idles on her own. I’ve still got some noise issues with the crank signal but a running car is a good starting point. Waiting on Erick to get a free moment to mess with the tune some more and then I’ll get a video of it running posted up :)
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Post by occasional demons » Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:04 pm

:smile:
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Post by srt4eh » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:37 pm

She lives! I even got to drive her around the block a few times. Tune still needs a lot of work but this is amazing! First time running in what like 10 years?

https://youtu.be/sJbQbCwrRF8

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Post by PA ACR » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:36 am

srt4eh wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:37 pm She lives! I even got to drive her around the block a few times.
Congratulations......... :yahoo:

After reading one of your posts on FB, I thought you might give up on the project.
My True Story:
My older sister/husband sent me a selfie of them taking a test ride in a newer Corvette. They posted, "Going for a joy ride in our "dream car"
I immediately posted back......" Why dream small, I can put you in the driver's seat of a neon for a fraction of the price".......

U-Pulls are like a box of Chocolates.......you never know what you're going to find...... ;)

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Post by srt4eh » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:37 am

Yeah I was super frustrated. Initially the alternator control wasn’t properly set and pushed max voltage through the car. Popped a bunch of fuses and fried my radio. Replaced all that and reset the settings and then had crank signal loss. Not just a little loss but like 300 times in 30 seconds. Rechecked grounds and settings and everything. Finally turned off alternator control and it idled perfectly. So now I have an old school voltage regulator and learned my lesson lol.
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Post by occasional demons » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:04 am

srt4eh wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:37 am Initially the alternator control wasn’t properly set and pushed max voltage through the car. Popped a bunch of fuses and fried my radio.
I had similar happen on my '79 Cordoba, except I think the VR failed, or shorted, and the fusible link fried.

The battery was essentially taken out of the loop, so the voltage had nothing to stabilize it. Chrysler ran a thin 18 or 20 gauge wire from the alternator to the (+) battery post for the amp gauge in the cluster. That wire immediately melted, along with everything it touched, and all the bulbs in the car got very bright and burned out before I realized what was happening, and got it shut off. Fortunately the radio was off, and I got the engine shut down before much else got damaged.

I put in a new VR, heavier fusible link in, and never reconnected the amp gauge wire. It was never really accurate anyways. Kind of a stupid attempt at keeping an amp gauge, and from running the heavy cable through the car for the gauge. It was one of those huge 100 amp alternators they used back in the 1970's, so the cable was probably at least 6 gauge. It was a pretty healthy wire. Not what you would want running through the dash in an accident.

Those alternators were about as big around as a paper plate. Thankfully they are able to make them a bit more compact these days.

But yeah, I know the feeling when the voltage goes off the charts, and things begin to blow the smoke gaskets. It really ruins the evening's mood.
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Post by 97acrcoupe » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:31 am

OK. I'm all caught up now. lol
In for dyno vids.

Gotta say, I like the R/T bumper better than the SRT one. CF hood=Good, CF fenders? Not a fan. I think it's too much.
You said you don't like the way they fit, do you have pics of the fitment issues?

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Post by srt4eh » Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:20 am

I’m not a huge fan of the fenders still but I fixed the fitment. They’re much better now. I’ve got a pair of stock fenders here and if I ever get around to painting the whole car (not me...obviously I’ll pay some shop) then I’ll probably swap them out. Until then - I’m lazy and they can stay lol
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Post by srt4eh » Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:56 pm

So - fun fact - front turn signals don’t work if you don’t have a cluster. So you’ve got to splice together the two left signal and two right signal wires. Then boom - correctly operating turn signals. I was losing my mind checking bulbs, checking voltage at the plug, checking grounds, and checking the MFS.

Erick is hoping to be here in a couple weeks to tune the car in person. I hope to be able to get over to the local dyno and see what she puts down once I’ve got it dialed in.
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Post by occasional demons » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:55 am

srt4eh wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:56 pm So - fun fact - front turn signals don’t work if you don’t have a cluster.
Wow, that's odd.

Can't say I have tried it, but that would have never occurred to me either. Good to know.

Not thinking about the high/low beam circuit on our 1gn, I pulled the turn signal switch out of our '96 years ago, thinking she could drive the car for a day while I fixed the switch. (70% of people don't seem know what turn signals are anyways...) It had quit cancelling the signals, or sometimes would not stay in place when turning.

But since the switch is also the circuit for both low and high beams, it had no headlights.

So back in it went, and I got a switch from a Jeep Cherokee and cleaned it up/relubed everything inside, and swapped them out.
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Post by srt4eh » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:45 am

Ha - never would have thought about that being part of the circuit either. Wild.
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