Ashley P

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  1. Random thought thread

    Well, I had actually attempted to post this, "Get Behind the Mule" about working hard.
  2. This screams YOU, John C.!

    I smell avgas....mmmmmmmm
  3. Random thought thread

    Monday morning...get hitched up.
  4. 2010 Camaro SS

    And...crank end play/thrust bearing damage check?
  5. Random thought thread

    I know it will help with carbon, but articles also say "supplemental fueling". Supplemental seems to happen at very high HP/engine size, as was the Mercedes engine above.
  6. 2010 Camaro SS

    ^ Depends how the cooler is designed. Some have one flow path, others are like a radiator and can have multiple paths. The flush can take the path of least resistance and leave much dirt behind. Jasper Schmaster for sure....but they have a 3 year/100k warranty. How many miles did this last install make it?? Whatchya think about crank end play? Or, just have somebody throw expensive parts together and see what happens. Oh, that's what's already happened. Live and learn.
  7. Random thought thread

    ^ From above article: Another first for an AMG four-cylinder is the use of both port and direct fuel injection, which AMG says was necessary to achieve the high specific-output figure. In the first stage, piezo direct injectors supply fuel to the combustion chambers and when needed, solenoid port injectors supplement the DI system. I'm very interested in the potential for high compression ratios to use low octane gas with direct injection. However, Chevy's highest output DI engine also uses port injection to "supplement" the DI system. I wonder why they can't seem to get enough fuel with only DI??
  8. 2010 Camaro SS

    For thought: Any time debris is pumped in the ATF, the ATF cooler/lines must be cleaned or replaced. Replacement is best. Jasper does not consider "flush in a can" (aerosol cleaner) effective. Debris ruining the new stuff would be terrible. And how's crank end play?
  9. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    I mean throttle WOT before clutch release, Instead of holding part throttle at 5k then attempting to dump and WOT at the same time, hold at 3500 and go WOT then at 5000 be dumping it. I know on my NA engine it made a difference, and later another guy had a slight bog at a set RPM dump, when he tried my WOT before dump method he said it was a different animal. I'm curious as to your engine's response.
  10. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    Sounds like someone has forgotten about that "handles bad in turns" complaint... lol If you dare, try WOT before the dump...
  11. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    More excellent than the last excellent. How'd mid 1.60s feel?
  12. Random thought thread

    Questions: Will the law office of "Boehl Stopher & Graves" (BS&G) that produced a will spelling "John Deer" and refering to me as "he" and later "she" in the same paragraph accept a letter addressed to "Bowel Stopper & Gravy"? Cash a check to "B S Lawyers"? I bet yes.
  13. 2010 Camaro SS

    Hey, have you shot any lately??
  14. 2010 Camaro SS

    Since you haven't played yet, I fixed it. (The stick shift emoticon is noted.)
  15. 2010 Camaro SS

    I think that as owner and operator you have missed your true automotive calling: SPONSOR. You've got some major deep pockets!
  16. 2010 Camaro SS

    I have so much sympathy I've not even brought up a manual swap. oops.
  17. 2010 Camaro SS

    I see. Thanks.
  18. 2010 Camaro SS

    Destroyed the BELLHOUSING??? Huh?? Converter looks to have bearing material stuck to it. Maybe just a good "cleaning" will restore it.
  19. 2010 Camaro SS

    Something else to think about, IF the converter was not installed "deep enough", it could have resulted in reduced or NO crankshaft end play. No end play can result in damage to the crankshaft thrust "bearing" surface. It would have been great to check end play before trans removal. Research how you can check for thrust damage to the crank.
  20. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    Cars get older, but I stay the same age.
  21. Random thought thread

    But....will it hang with the scooter??
  22. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    Man, don't bother with lots of suspension trick parts. You can get really close to "perfect"...for the cost of your lower adjustable mounts. I'd have put them in the middle hole to begin with, so if you needed more bite lower it, or less bite raise it. But I fully believe your traction issue for the first 15 feet is an adjustment or two away. Now, propelling the car forward as it hooks is another story..... lol It takes a light car or lots of powa. Experiment with a WOT dump, if you dare. (Is Google right you've got 2.97 first and 3.55 rear gears?)
  23. Random thought thread

    I concur! LOL
  24. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    Interesting that after "equal" movement for several passes, a change from side to side (and other changes) makes one move MUCH more. One thing about a clutch dump...on my car anyway (carb'd/ 2.0 gallon displacement). There's two ways to leave at 5k rpm: part throttle or WOT. At part throttle I'd floor it and dump the clutch at the "same time" and It would bog down. BUT, if I gave it WOT and dumped the clutch when 5k got there, it did not bog nearly as bad. Which way are you launching?
  25. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    That old dude, better watch him. He'll give you whiplash. The very first time he let out a clutch, wheelie. Now, it mighta been a John Deere M/T, his dad might have been on the drawbar and heard to say "now, let out on the clutch". BAM! Oops, 'bout threw dad off... Wheelied tonight after I gave my brother's Ford a dose of Pontiac engine. How's the 60'? About a 1.68?