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  1. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    Agreed. With all the killer t-5 parts out there it’s really tough to do a tremec swap unless you get a smoking deal on one. And tremec parts are rediculously expensive.
  2. Wise choice. I'm pretty sure I know who Disney's friend is and he is very good. I don't recommend someone else tuning just for the heck of it. I don't want to be a cocky asshole, but I'm pretty competent at most anything mechanical. I don't take my cars to other people for anything. Except tuning. I successfully tuned my GN to run low 9's. But these modern GM cars are a whole different ball game. It takes a different mindset and lots of experience to get it right. If you were starting with a ls1 camaro, maybe it would be easier. But the 6L trans, VVT, Virtual VE is a whole different animal. I have no issues making small tweaks, but starting from a stock tune and changing all the important tables is way beyond my skill level. I know my limits.
  3. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    On the clutch are you worried it's done this? If so, just pull the trans and disassemble that weight junk. That will make it nearly identical to everything else on the market. Ram, TN Clutch etc. I doubt you need the extra ~5% holding power those weights provide anyway. I remember they have some retaining ring that comes off then you slide the weight out the center.
  4. That's a great perk of it, but it's not a guarantee. Everyone thinks that's my only motivation, but I've been planning this since 2014, 2 years before I started here. I've still got the review books I bought in 2014 for it. Don't worry though, you wouldn't be the first person I'd fire. And Ashley, maybe you know, maybe not. PE is short for Professional Engineer. It's an exam to be a licensed Engineer. It's somewhat uncommon for Mechanical Engineers, but pretty much required for Civil Engineers. It mostly just makes me more liable for projects I work on, but I could also be called as a professional expert in a trial if needed.
  5. I’m still cranking away studying for my PE exam, so the car sits a lot. I’m just gathering parts to be thrown on after. brake ducts and an air defecltor/isolator plate for my air intake. All the parts to build a diff cooler for my rearend. GM sold them as an option. An aftermarket shop makes a “kit” for $1300 that basically what I have below with a different pump. I’ve got $500 wrapped up in parts.
  6. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    My friends C6 corvette (built motor, big cam, nitrouse etc.) had an odd vibration that never went away. It started after we did a third clutch upgrade, some nitrous upgrades and other little things. We just assumed it was the clutch that caused the vibration.. We had it out 3 times and couldn't find anything wrong with it. He finally just said forget it and drove it and raced it a little that year and the vibration never went away, but he got over it. At the end of the year, we decided it was time to upgrade lifters. The new lifters required custom pushrods. We planned to pull the clutch again and send it back to the manufacturer to be checked after the lifter swap. But for some strange reason, the lifters and pushrods seem to have fixed it. We have no explanation why the lifters did the trick. They didn't change from before the new clutch. Moral of the strory: It's Disney's fault. He was the last to touch it. That's always how working on other peoples cars goes.
  7. How much total have you spent on all those parts? All those parts will be worth much less power and you will be extremely frustrated if the car runs like crap. Even the best tune will only cost you $600. This is not the area to save money. The DOD cam and Converter are going to make drastic changes to your tune.
  8. picture dump

  9. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    A long time ago, I had a fram filter bulge around the gasket and blow a few quarts on my moms driveway. I was my first beater car and I had put 20w50 in it and it made 100psi cold. It happened when I was letting the car warm up in the morning. That's a pretty good one though, I've never seen one completely pop the whole seam.
  10. Random thought thread

    My friend went yesterday and said it was the worst he's ever seen it. Which is saying something, because the hill is consistently awful. They do zero track prep for test and tunes, unless you count sweeping the track as "prep". It's even worse because all the rain, snow and ice have pulled most of the rubber and compound off the track from last year. This time last year my car would spin on radials going through the traps. It hooked fine on the street at the same speed. I will never understand how a concrete track can be worse than pavement.
  11. This was the main reason for the gopro.
  12. The gopro doesn't have options for most of that when on time lapse mode. I can adjust frequency of shots, to .5, 1 ,15, 30 sec intervals. I'll try that. I still don't even have the right memory card to record decent video. I don't get any option for ratio straight out of the camera. I'll have to see what's available for free processing software.
  13. The brake vents aren’t there because the rotor gets too hot. The problem is the pads get so hot they off gas. Also the fluid in the caliper can boil. Both those things make the brakes not work, pedal to the floor kinda stuff. So the cooling helps prevent that. As long as your brakes work, you’re good. You aren’t going to melt a cast iron rotor.
  14. That’s not abnormal. Mine look like that too even when I’m not hard on them.