04 Pics n Slips
04's Planned Mods
FMS 19/21lb injectors (pull FMS 24lb)
51.75mm fastman tb
brass cap n rotor Installed
move fan temp sensor Completed
KnN 14x3 replacing 14x2.25 inside ramairbox
make longer S bolt
MSD Blaster Coil and repaint coil bracket
Belltech Nitro Drop shocks
Comp Engineer 3way drag shocks front
Install for track use
Optima Red Top relocated to bed
Fabricate mount for MSD box
MSD Digital6+ under passenger seat
Bench currently empty, ordering soon
Again, another BIG THANKS TO HP INDY for all
his help on getting the 1.7rr's in right
Last year, (03) was a total bust for me. Health issues kept
me from doing much. This year should be better (knee rebuild). I only made it to
the track once in street form at the end of the season before the cam, intake
and injectors went in. I never did get to do any testing after. Sorting
out last years mods first, then on to the next round of additions. Hopefully Ill
see a good et drop and get it to constantly run under 14.0.
He really is the Fastman.
DAN ARCAND AKA THEFASTMAN.COM, not only does the tb
look great, he shipped it to my door (US/CANADA) in 5 DAYS!!!
TB and 1.7rr went in without much issue.
About the only negative was I drilled out the tps and tried bumping the voltage
to .75volts. For some reason though I was getting a code 24(tps) at .70
volts or more. Currently at .64 volts without a code or issue. Reset the
battery and back to square one on the pcm learning again.
Temp Sensor For Electric Fans
Think I finally have an easy fix for a small problem with
the Flexalite fans. The temp sensor was inside the upper rad hose.
If you tightened the hose clamp too tight it would crush the tube rendering the
sensor useless. Too loose and it would tend to blow off a bit of steam
approaching redline(or hose if real loose). Now have the sensor mounted on
the exterior of the rad and it seems to work pretty good. Moved to the bottom of
the rad with trimmed ties holding it in place
For now I'm just running with the KnN GenI
filter kit till I'm happy with everything, then be putting the ramair back in
with larger filter.
|New MSD coil installed, replacing the
wires/plugs next week. With things getting opened up so much in the last 6months
it took a beating so I sand blasted it and repainted the bracket holding the
If you look closely you can see the turtle
sitting inside the M1/2B directly below the tb. (wife's make up mirror/thanx
|About 2" dia.
shaped piece of cone shaped metal for helping direct airflow into the runners
and reduce puddling on nos systems
May 29 TT @ TMP
|First time to the track to
do some testing since all the mods. I went in full street trim on stock
tires with about 3/8 tank and tailgate on.(4300lbs approx w/driver)
Same way as last time before the changes, weather conditions were very
similar. 68-70deg with a tail/cross wind, humidity was in the 70% range
with 100" baro.
ended up making 6 passes in total due to the # of oil downs and a couple cars
bouncing off the wall. My parts guy hit the wall going into 2nd at about 100mph.
Lucky the damage was light and he was fine, (Andy Renkin) but it could cost me
more for parts next week
For ets there was a reasonable gain but less
than I had hoped for. But a gain is a gain and Ill take what I can get. Prior in
same form ran 14.55+, this time it was 14.30+. MPH at the 1/8 and 1/4 was up by
about 2-3mph over prior in street form. l ran a Stang GT vert, (killed him) and
a 5.0 GT (same results). Got my ass handed to me by an 00 L with 15psi plus
other mods with ET streets out back. We raced 3 times, last one he put his
street tires on to make it more even and I sort of hung with him till the 1/8th
when he walked away.
I'll should be back at the track testing in
race trim (approx 4040lbs including driver) to see what she will run June 16. Dragstrip plus is telling me under ideal conditions a 13.8, We'll C
Mopar Meet June 19th so I needs some seat time
with the slicks at a lighter weight
New pb still eluding me. Left TO an the
weather was pretty good but as I approached Stoney Creek it went in the dumper.
Hi humidity, light rain and a small head wind are what greeted me by the time I
entered the gates. I didnt have time to strip anything off but did get the
dragshocks in and slicks/skinnies mounted. Had some tire spin problems (track
poorly prepped) after leaving the line. Made about 4 passes then packed up and
went home . Wife got a couple of shaky vids of 2 of my passes. (we both
need practise lol). Probably add one of them to the vid page later.
See about adding that vid, apparently the
camera died at the track not the battery.
|MOPAR MEET JUNE 19th
Temp 70deg, low baro, 15mph
First time bracket racing in a while. Bit
rusty to say the least. Cut a - .009 redlight in rnd one, bit anxious. Time
trialed more after to figure out the launches better. Got a new dig vid camera
and wife caught most of my passes except I tapped over them the following day.
Ill get some new passes uploaded sooner or later. So you'll have to be happy
with a few slips
working on relocating the battery to the bed of the truck. Using a new MasterCraft 17" toolbox with a Taylor Battery Relocation kit and a new Optima
Red Top. I still haven't decided where the MSD Digital6 is going but am
leaning towards under the passenger seat. Just installed new wires and NGK plats
indexed to .045 in anticipation of the new MSD box. Hopefully the ignition will
help out above 5krpms where the stock one is really lacking. Pulled the cruise
control junk. Waste of good vacuum lol
Battery relocation stalled while I hunted for
colored wire in various gauges, connectors, pair of different length
ground straps, grommets plus time to fabricate a bracket for the MSD Dig6+ to
sit on in the cab. Made if from the flat steel in the background, using a
4 1/2" angle grinder and large vise. 3' piece of solid 2" steel helped a bit
with the bending. The bracket will attach to the floor using the 2 screws &
holes that held down the bracket for the stock jack.
|Fabricating always means lots of test fits.
Looks a bit sparse on the drivers side
without the battery & tray there. I used part of the Optima's base adapter to
make an isolator for the positive and negative cable ends.
Got to run a sweet looking Hemi Ram on Sept
24 test n tune. See Vid Page
I did see the stock Hemi Ram run a best of
15.4x that night . I was having trouble at the
line again as you can see by my 60's(these were my best). They were all over the
place and never managed to get a sub 2.0
Saw my first 78mph 1/8mile trap speeds tonight so that's good.
Next Test & Tune Oct 10 04
Hope to have something to give thanks for
with any luck
Update; Oct 10th, nice headwinds, so so
weather. More of the same, 14.1s+
Had to upgrade my leave spring clamp bolts
to grade 8 fasteners, busted one of the bolts.
Oct 22 04 Redline Performance Dyno Pull
Arrived at the dyno in race trim,
unfortunately the tires were a bit too wide to fit on the dyno drum. Metal side
plates on the roller may have cut into the tires so I had to go home and change
them all (bias ply front n rear, back to street tires/rims) so I could do my
First & only pull they had to back out of it
at 4500 rpms because she was going way to lean. (14.77 & climbing) Explains my
lack of torque, no fuel. Beginning of the season I thought I could just get some
21-24s and be fine till I sorted out the tuning. Not so simple, way to fat on fuel in the low rpms, tried
smaller injectors and she started running better. Ok on the bottom end, but
really lacking fuel in the top end rpms. I had planned on adding a SMT6 to get
the most out of the cam/intake combo and now it seems that's going to be
critical to get her running right. I don't want to be adding a bunch of boost without knowing what's
going on and a way to tune fuel and ignition accurately.
Here you can see just how lean she was
running. Generally 14.0:1 or worse. When they backed out it was making 3hp
less than the last time at that same rpm (Aug dyno no wideband)