Mike

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  1. Funny of the day.

    A young man from Arkansas goes off to college. Half way through the semester, having foolishly squandered all of his money on his girlfriend, he calls home. "Dad," he says, "You won't believe what modern education is developing! They actually have a program here at Hendrix that will teach our dog, Ole' Blue how to talk!" "That's amazing," his Dad says. "How do I get Ole' Blue in that program?" "Just send him over here with $1,000" the young Arkie says "and I'll get him in the course." So, his Father sends the dog and $1,000. About two-thirds of the way through the semester, the money again runs out. The boy calls home. "So how's Ole' Blue doing son?" his Father asks. "Awesome, Dad, he's talking up a storm," he says, "but you just won't believe this -- they've had such good results they have started to teach the animals how to read!" "Read!?" says his Father, "No kidding! How do we get Blue in that program?" "Just send $2,500, I'll get him in the class." The money promptly arrives. The Arkie and his girlfriend are able to buy enough marijuana to last the whole semester. But our hero has a problem. At the end of the year, his Father will find out the dog can neither talk, nor read. Even though he was always pretty much able to lie his way out of trouble, the Arkie asked his girlfriend to help him think of a really good lie to tell his Dad. She very quickly came up with a plan for him. So she has him shoot the dog. When he arrives home at the end of the year, his Father is all excited. "Where's Ole' Blue? I just can't wait to see him read something and talk!" "Dad," the boy says, "I have some grim news. Yesterday morning, just before we left to drive home, Ole' Blue was in the living room, kicked back in the recliner, reading the Wall Street Journal, like he usually does". "Then Ole' Blue turned to me and asked, so, is your Daddy still messing around with that little redhead who lives down the street?" The Father went white and exclaimed, "I hope you shot that lying **** dog before he talks to your Mother!" "I sure did, Dad!" "That's my boy!" The kid married his girlfriend, they both went on to law school in Fayetteville , he became Governor of Arkansas and President of the United States , and you already know what a lying ***** his girlfriend turned out to be!
  2. Random thought thread

    I was 2 in 1980.
  3. 2010 Camaro SS

    Can you swap the tail house off your stock 6l80?
  4. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    I had one in my GN with the 6 speed. I liked it. It drove like a stock clutch. Pedal effort was minimal. It will not live realy long if you are slipping it a lot at the track to launch. That shouldn't be a problem since you don't run drag radials.
  5. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    Did the clutch slip trying to do either burnout? Some clutch discs have a waved center steel section that helps the clutch engage softly. If you get the disc hot, that wave expands and since it's waved the disc can get thicker. If you don't have enough pressure plate clearance the disc will drag and the syncro has to fight that to slow the input shaft. Sometimes this shows up as it being hard to get into gear when stopped also. Do GT500 owners ever swap to bigger clutch master cylinders? That would give the pressure plate more travel. Since your trans has the largest 1st to 2nd gear ratio change it has to slow the input shaft down more rpm than most tr6060's. This is most likely the root of your problem anyway. Sadly there is no easy fix for that monster ratio change. Model 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Reverse 2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 2.97 1.78 1.30 1.00 0.80 0.63 2.90 2008 Ford Falcon Ute & XR6 3.36 2.07 1.35 1.00 0.71 0.57 3.28 2008 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo & XR8 2.98 1.78 1.30 1.00 0.71 0.55 2.90 2008–2013 Chevrolet Corvette 2.66 1.78 1.30 1.00 0.74 0.50 2.90 2008–2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 2.97 2.07 1.43 1.00 0.71 0.57 3.28 2009 Dodge Challenger 2.97 2.10 1.46 1.00 0.74 0.50 3.28 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP[2] 2.97 2.10 1.46 1.00 0.71 0.56 3.28 2009–2013 Cadillac CTS-V[3] 2.66 1.78 1.30 1.00 0.80 0.63 2.90 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS[4] 3.01 2.07 1.43 1.00 0.84 0.57 3.28 2012–2015 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1[5] 2.66 1.78 1.30 1.00 0.80 0.63 2.90 2016-Current Chevrolet Camaro SS[6] 2.66 1.78 1.30 1.00 0.74 0.50 2.90 2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 2.97 1.78 1.30 1.00 0.74 0.50 3.98 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 2.66 1.82 1.30 1.00 0.77 0.50 3.98 2013–2016 SRT/Dodge Viper[7] 2.26 1.58 1.19 1.00 0.77 0.63 2.90 2015–2017 Chevrolet SS[8] 3.01 2.07 1.43 1.00 0.71 0.57 3.28 2016–2017 Cadillac ATS-V[9] 2.66 1.78 1.30 1.00 0.79 0.63 2.93 It's as if ford realized this error and corrected it on 2013 by lowering 1st and raising 2nd so the gear split is way less aggressive.
  6. Union Hill TNT thread

    My fuel pump issues seems to be fixed. I can start tweaking the tune. I'm surprised the car isn't 60'ing better than it is. So I pulled up datalogs from last year and I consistently had 3-5 degrees more timing in that 60' time range on 93 than I do on e85. There's obviously more to be had there. My best pass for the night last night was a 1.51,6.61@107. The DA calculator I normally use has some crazy wrong temperature values, so I plugged in what my display says it was and on that pass DA was about 950. Matt, on your passes DA was between 12-1350. Let me know when your best pass in the coyote was and I'll see if I have DA data for that night, assuming I was there that night.
  7. Union Hill TNT thread

    The CTSV is back together. Fingers crossed my fuel problem is fixed
  8. Union Hill TNT thread

    I had to send my fuel pump controller off to get fixed. It probably won’t be back by Tuesday. If by chance it shows up, I’ll be there. I’m looking for 6.3x and 110 mph this year.
  9. GoPro Hero6 Black

    SOLD
  10. GoPro Hero6 Black

    I bought this about a year ago and don't use it much. Includes all original parts, 3 extra batteries and a charger, and the suction cup mount. $old
  11. GoPro Hero6 Black

    I'd rather use my phone, it's always on me.
  12. Beach Bend March 23rd

    Good thought, but these tires are directional.
  13. Beach Bend March 23rd

    I can have my wheels converted by weld for about $400 each. Most likely I'll just run these for the remainder of this year as is and deal with the imabalance. I have the correct suspension parts and a set of calipers to do a 15" conversion. I'll likely do that next winter and start running a 275/60/15 ET street Pro. 15" weld beadlocks are a bit cheaper than 17".
  14. Beach Bend March 23rd

    Time for beadlocks. https://www.mickeythompsontires.com/tech-bulletins/mickey-thompson-procedures-for-securing-tires-to-wheel-assemblies
  15. Beach Bend March 23rd

    I went a best of 10.21@136. I had a few fueling problems eary in the day when the air was better and only went 10.25. It will go 9’s when the weather is right. This is after 3 runs. That line started lined up with the valve stem.
  16. Beach Bend March 23rd

    I'll be there. Weather conditions are looking decent for good blower car runs.
  17. Detailing

    It's spring, so everyone should be out there shining up their rides. My V is done. Loaded up with 3 steps of meguiars, polished the windshield, sonax coating on the wheels. I did M105 compound, M205 Polish, M21 synthetic sealant. This weekend I knocked out the family truckster. Just two steps of meguiars; M83 to polish and top with M21 synthetic sealant. I spent a lot of time on interior cleaning. This weekend, my truck gets the treatment. It hasn't been waxed since I bought it in 2010. It always sits outside, sometimes under a tree. I'm planning to do one step of meguiars M83 cleaner/polish to get the paint in semi decent shape. Then I'm going to try one of the new ceramic coatings. Cquarts UK coating.
  18. 2010 Camaro SS

    It's not an O2. They are grey connectors. 4 pins square or triangle shaped like Ashley said. Look at the replacement parts on rock auto to see. a 5 wire connector should be something fairly complicated or a jumper harness to something else. I can't think of anything with that many wires on my V.
  19. 2010 Camaro SS

    Mine never show ready because I don’t have rear 02’s. I've never seen all the monitors ready. I still pass.
  20. Random thought thread

    That is the schools systems corrective action for this equally stupid assignment two teachers had. https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/williamson/2019/03/07/tennessee-teachers-resign-franklin-sunset-middle-school-after-slavery-homework/1089902001/
  21. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    That's worse than his problem. He only has issues WOT at the track. You could very well need a syncro. What kind of clutch is in your car, single or dual disc? How well does the clutch disengage when sitting at a stop to get the trans into gear? What 1st gear ratio is your trans.
  22. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    I drove mine to work today for the first time with the "full size" front welds. It was like driving on stock fronts. The 18x7's with Michelin PSS's are maybe 6 lbs. heavier per side than the 18x5's with M/T sportsman fronts. They are still about a 10lb savings over the 19" stockers.
  23. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    My friends c6 has the carbon syncros and they don't help. He's on the second tr6060 and the first one got rebuild with carbon syncros and they didn't help then either.
  24. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    My friends c6 with the tr6060 is like you describe. If it hooks, it makes the 1-2 shift. If it spins, it won't shift. The synchro just isn't good enough to slow down a high engine acceleration rate when you spin. I know there's no sense in replacing those rear wheels. But forgestar look like they would be a perfect match for the stock fronts.
  25. In an attempt to relive my youth I'm thinking about the ultimate high school car for anybody my age. I had a shitty 79 Toyota Corrola in high school and then an S-15 Jimmy that I wrecked. I always coveted other peoples coupes, but mom wouldn't let me buy a mustang on payments. So, I haven't bought a car yet, but I'm close. I have crazy ideas for new projects all the time, but this one has been on my mind for a while now and I'm moving with it. I have some parts that I've had left over for years and Joey (higherpowerracing) tempted me with a few more. So, I have a pile started. I've been looking half heartedly for a while for a nice fox coupe. That's not been as easy as I thought. Most everything is overpriced or has shitty paint. I want a simple project this time, but really I just need solid paint. I can fix anything else as needed. I remembered my friend (engine builder for my GN) has a coupe he was going to put a v6 in. He bought another car to do that with, so the coupe has been sitting. I asked him about the coupe the other day and he says he will sell it. I'm going to go look at it, but most likely this is my new project. Does anyone know what this color is called? It's a 93 and as far as he knows it's an original color. It's not calypso or reef blue. It looks like bimini, but I don't think that's a 93 color. It could be a 91 or 2 I guess. It has grey interior, subframes, a bolt in 4 point cage and a 5 lug conversion. No engine or trans, but the wiring and a9l computer are still there.