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  1. So, lets say you had $50k cash to spend on a car and mods. Wants: Room for 2 adults and a kid No major builds. Buy a relatively new car and mod it Want a car that is moderately quick at the dragstrip, road course and autocross. I'm over having the fastest car. Must be a V8 and must sound good. No turbo, no nitrous. It should take a couple weeks to mod it. Reliable, daily driver No aftermarket ecu's. What would you buy and how would you mod it? I'm day dreaming while my Buick sits under the knife again. I'm tired of "building" this car but when it run's there is always something on it that bugs me. I've spent 98% of my time working on it and 2% enjoying it. I'm not selling it right now, but it's been on my mind a lot lately. And daydreaming and planning is fun.
  2. The CTSV converter is I think an 1800rpm stall speed. Which is a couple hundred higher than a stock camaro or G8 converter in the 6L80e. The big helper is that 1st gear is 4.027:1. That combined with the big torque of at PD blower is what gets these 4500lb barges moving.
  3. It will go faster with e85. I can’t hit it with much timing down low on 93. The guys that have tried aftermarket converters usually break everything behind the trans. The fastest 6L90 car runs an 8.97@155 with a 1.37 60’ still full weight and still with a stock converter. It's pretty decent.
  4. Post your best slips and video!

    I don't think my slicks will do you any good at this point.
  5. Another new set of bests today. Best ET 6.60 1/8th, 10.27 1/4. Best MPH 134 Best 60' 1.48
  6. Random thought thread

    Someone ran into the general lee one time some years ago. They were there as far back as 2011 because I used to drive through there a lot for work. Google 2014, the only other picture from google maps was 2007 and they weren't' there then.
  7. When does property become "home"?

    It probably became home after I put the second $5k hvac unit on it.
  8. When does property become "home"?

    I'm very attached to cars. /sarcasm No idea when a house becomes a home for me. I've been in mine for 10 years, so I guess at some point in there it has become home.
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  10. It's open this Saturday also. I think I'm going to try to go.
  11. Q50 HSA

    I'm not sure, but it might be a variable geometry turbo. These new infinity direct injection engines are from Mercedes and have quite a bit of R&D and money behind them. I heard some info on them when I worked at Nissan and they were apparently some very robust engines. https://www.caranddriver.com/news/infiniti-debuts-three-all-new-engines-for-q50-we-snag-details
  12. Smokers

    A couple 1/2" thick slices of home made bacon completely change a BLT. The store bought stuff is cured with sugar, nitrates and other preservatives. This is cured with just pink Himalayan sea salt and hickory smoke.
  13. Smokers

    I have a friend that does the bacon regularly. https://www.thehogcompany.com/ I bought the pork belly from him. He gave me some advice for doing it, but he isn't going to give away all his secrets. He said it's pretty easy to over salt it, so I stayed pretty conservative. My wife and daughter don't like it overly salty. I did about as much salt as I would a hunk of meat to bbq, but apparently it does need to be closer to a crust. The smoke depends on how smokey you want it. 4 hours was plenty of smoke for me. Overall the flavor is great and I don't miss any salt in it. The only thing different is the meat portion is just a little less tender than what I get from my friend (above). The test pieces I fried up. Here's the 13lb pork belly I started with. I've still got 2/3 left in the freezer so i can try something different next time.
  14. Smokers

    I smoked some bacon Sunday. I cured it for 6 days, but I don't think I used enough salt. 4 hours of low temperature smoke, then brought up the temp in the smoker and finished the bacon up to 150 internal temp. It tastes like good bacon, just not the internal consistency I'm used to.
  15. NewEST DD 1985 LTD WagonTF????

    I like that look way more than the previous wheels.
  16. I'm not sure yet, this is a busy time of the year for family stuff on weekends.
  17. that’s him. He went 9.30@149 today
  18. New best in the V today. 10.48@132 in ~500' DA. I ran a string of low 10.5x's too.
  19. LS misfire only at idle

    Yes. If if it’s an exhaust valve
  20. LS misfire only at idle

    If I’m reading right you have a lifter that’s not collapsing at all, like it’s locked with the plunger all the way up. Narrow it down to intake or exhaust. Then let that valve sit at full lift overnight, that would let it “pump down”. If it doesn’t, dead lifter. 8 isn’t a dod cylinder, so it should have normal (cheaper) lifters.
  21. Happy Birthday to:

    Happy Birthday!
  22. Smokers

    I did a rack of ribs and some wings yesterday. I added 3 chunks of hickory for the ribs and it definitely added to the smoke flavor. Getting better each time. I'm figuring out that I like to cook hotter. I like how the food comes out. So, the water pan is a waste of time. With it, the cooker struggles to stay at 225 and I would prefer 275 or 300.
  23. Random thought thread

    Yeah, about half of mine load straight off the phone. So unless I go to the trouble of downloading and modifying in paint, they just don’t get posted.