05 Pics n Slips
Making some good headway on the Procharger
Cal Vu SS
NI white faced gauges
NI white faced heater/ac controls
on bench Painting some interior
Repaint rear brake
Paint front brake
Paint and smooth ext
Paint gas &
brake pedal arms
Moroso battery kill switch
on bench FMS 24lb
installed AEM digital a/f gauge
installed Bosch wide band o2 sensor
3" hi flow cat
Bosch narrowband o2 (pre/front)
replaced Auto Meter Pro Comp Ultra Lite Gauges
9krpm tach 2stg micro shift lite w/mem installed 2 1/16" Transmission temp gauge
installed " " -30/+20 Vac/boost gauge
installed " " 0-100 Fuel pressure gauge
installed 2 gauge A
pillar pod removed
3 gauge A pillar pod
gauge steering column pod installed
piggy back tuner (laptop)
installed Mopar Alum blk wrinkle deep trans pan
installed Holley 255lph in tank fuel pump on
bench laptop (s) for tuning comm
Fabricate mount for fmu
convoluted wire covers
silicon vac lines
6x9 3way 230wt
5.25 3way 160wt
Procharger D-1SC, polished w/3core ic installed
MSD injector clips
Need to add a switch for my relocated
battery to run at the track. Ill be modifying/redoing most of that from the
front to back (fun never ends lol).
be adding FMS 24lb injectors (again) the LM-1, LMA-3/XD-1 from Innovative Motorsports, for
a/f then the SMT6 & a laptop for tuning. Till fuel and timing is sorted
nothing else can be done performance wise.
Jan 5 new
FMS 24lb injectors arrived. More research, decided not going the
LM-1/LMA-3/XD-1 route. (XD-I still not released) SMT6 can data log the a/f
ratio off the stock narrow band o2, Ill just add the AEM digital a/f gauge
for visual confirmation when the laptops not in the truck, save a few
bucks for something more important.
So far only have the 2 drivers side heater/ac vents out. I
will be painting the 24 vanes blue
March 18 05
Haven't been able to update the site due to
major problems with my main pc and XP Service Pack 2. Cost me a bit of
money and 2 months of hell, THANKS BILL!! I've sorted things out no thanks
to MS. New XP disk they sent was worse than the update.
ATI PROCHARGER D-1SC. I don't
expect it to arrive till late May so I hope to have time to install everything
else and get the tuning started so it will run much phatter on the fuel and pull
some timing out of the MP PCM.
I ordered it (D-1SC) polished with upgraded
3 core air to air intercooler. No more
naturally aspirated/ramair. The D-1SC is good for 10-12psi but I will be
under driving it 25% this year. Stock gaskets under the stock heads. When I put
cometics in, I want ported stageII (min) alum heads. Probably going to stroke it
as well. For now though, I'm sure I can have some fun with
7.5-9psi inter-cooled to start. Tb, m1, cam and 1.7rrs probably increased eff. a bit so the most Ill probably see on the gauge is 8psi max.
April 18th weekend, started sanding a few of
the interior pieces and started throwing some paint on them :) Pulled the tach
out and sat it on the dash again, , man its BIG.
April 21 She lives!! Rolled the Indy out of
the garage finally and fired her up. Do an oil change tomorrow. Fresh synthetics
for motor, taking it to my tranny guy Ray Sanchez in the next couple of weeks for a going over and
get him to put in fresh synth in the tranny/diff (rebuild to diesels specs?) and
toss my new deep tranny pan w/temp sensor in. Ill be hooking up the trans temp
gauge in the cab myself when I get the column pod :) Be adding some pics of the
paint work tomorrow after oil change.
April 24 Installfest
05. Off to HP Indy's place so we can work on both trucks. We're pulling
his headers and lifting the motor so the new custom oil pan can go in. Mine
we're pulling the ypipe and exhaust, to drill a hole for the w/b o2 bung, install
and wire up the SMT6, swap to 24lb injectors, and hopefully start on some of the
gauges. Ill be sure to add some pics in the next day or two before the parts
start to go in. HP's GS motorsport pan wouldn't fit and
I couldn't get the laptop to communicate with the smt6.
Finished up painting the first 2 heater/ac vents and reassembling, finished
painting AutoMeter 2 gauge A pillar pod after painting it the wrong color first.
Like how some manufacturers paint is not even close to that of the lid. Mixed 2
different colors and sprayed them with a friends airbrush. Try my own next time.
Finally found the right clips for mounting the pod after searching for a while.
Try to get the a/f & vac boost gauges in
by the coming
weekend if possible plus the last 2 vents done. Having trouble finding the right
step downs for the vacuum lines so who knows(1/4-1/8) Fingers crossed for the serial
connector for my laptop as well.
still can't get the SMT6 to communicate
with my new laptop. 2
USB to serial
adapters, 1 port replicator and a pcmcia serial card and still no comm. Purchased another
older laptop yesterday that has a serial port, this one won't communicate
either. Patience patience. Any more patience and a may have to tune the smt6
with a hammer LMAO.
May 18th, still
can not get the smt6 to communicate with either of the 2 laptops I now have. Managed to drop the
steering column (resting in helmet on seat) and pulled the full instrument
cluster out. Got confirmation the Ati D-1SC will arrive by the end of
the month. Not even close to being ready for it.
May 19th, 2 coats
on the last 12 vanes for the heat/ac vents, plus dash trim and gauge
surround/trim pcs. White gauge faces now installed, cluster is still on my
computer desk till I finish the paint for the gauge trim. Need the cluster in to
set needles. Tweaking bios/cmos on older laptop trying to get communications
May 20, 21
Wasting hours trying to get laptops to talk to the smt6. Still no luck. Painting going slow, more sanding and coats on dash trim and cluster
trim. Painted brake drums, and ends of the axles
plus finished off cluster trim. Busted pin for one vane reassembling the
last vent. Still need to get handles, pwr lock and window trim off plus
overhead console. May hold off on them for a while. Took a little dremel
work to get my Ultra Lite gauges to fit in the A pillar pod.
got communications between old laptop & the smt6 Cant start the
truck with the gauges out so I can't play with it till it's back
together. Doing some wiring behind the dash before I put the cluster
back in, then needle settings. Test fitted A pod without gauges (need to
open holes). Not happy with the color so I repainted it yet again after
opening the holes. Below is what it looked like before the repaint on
left, after and installed on right.
Installed the A pillar pod with AEM digital a/f
gauge and the Auto Meter vac/boost gauge.(above right) Still have to get
the vac line and connector for the wideband threw the firewall. Not keen
on the thought of drilling over a 1" dia. hole threw it. Got my new
laptop talking to the SMT 6 today also
Cut the large grommet by the steering
column instead of drilling a hole for w/b connector.
Fired it up and ran like crap,
backfiring. Checked all ignition wires and smoothed out but a/f all over
the map. Testing injectors seems #1 connector may be the issue. Test
drive ran great, a/f looked pretty good.
Tach is mounted and have it rough wired in currently.
Repainted airbag cover after damaging it when it fell on the concrete
floor (opps) Another coat on the dash trim ring. Figure one more of
paint then 2 clear coats will finish the trim ring.
Tach is all hard wired up now except for
the second stage shift light. Need to hook one wire to an open switch. Also
a fuzzy pic of the a/f gauge and vac/boost gauge when the truck was idling.
Trans temp gauge now mounted in the column
pod. Wiring roughed in, sensor and alum deep pan still on the bench.
Splashed on 2 coats of clear on the dash trim ring. Maybe finished it
I've finished the majority of the interior mods for now and
reassembled. The trans temp gauge in the column pod lights up but
isn't hooked up to a sensor yet. Plan on painting another 5 pieces
but it has to wait for now. Need to extend & reroute the serial
cable for the SMT6 so that it comes out down around the airbag
I am quite happy with the
sportier look the interior has now
Work never ends LOL, had to go pick up more parts that finally arrived
Excited? That is an understatement!!!!
Replaced the Magnaflow H/F cat today & the front o2
sensor. Feels slower ugghhh! Pulled the overhead console down and it
fell apart (screws holding lights)
Passed Etest today. Almost time to replace the
new cat with a 3" straight pipe, snickers. Finally cleared the
bench enough from the last 2weeks installs to take a peak inside the
Damn, this thing is really givin
me some wood
MP Blk Wrinkle Deep Trans pan now install. Replaced the cat just in time.
Bearings in the rear end are howling pretty good. Couldn't hear them
over the exhaust till now. Ray Sanchez is
replacing them for me on the 15th (hopefully).
PS. Nice job by NoyzBoyz
performance exhaust. WTF is with the reducer connectors? I will be
visiting them shortly to compliment them on the install.
My tranny man Ray Sanchez replaced all the bearings in the
rear end today, sounds good now :). Ordered a AM Ultra Lite electrical fuel pressure gauge, should of ordered and installed
with the rest but I cheaped out. May order a pyrometer as well to keep
an eye on exh temps also. Ordered fuel filter and may order
new injector clips. Still having issues with possibly #1 or 3 and 6 & 8 injector
clips cutting out. Cant go lean under
boost so it must be sorted out before installing the Procharger. Or is
it the wiring between pcm and clip?
Shooting for the end of July early
August for installing the
s/c as long as everything goes well.
Please make it stop,,,,painting has just gone out of
control. I can't seem to stop pulling parts off the truck to paint
them. Currently working on door pulls, pwr locks/window trim pieces,
overhead console, just about finished prepping both exterior door
handles with the power distribution centers cover as well. This weekend may
start spraying some of the parts.
Mirrors still need paint, looking at
powder coating a few of the blower mounting plates plus the tb hat. Or
Thanks to Jamb for letting me use their spray booth. Another 12 parts are almost finished now except I need
to buff them out. These ones are color matched to the exterior paint.
The overhead console, door pulls, window/lock control trim plus
the exterior door handles and Cal Vu SS mirrors & power distribution
cover. Forgot about taking pics but will snap a couple before and as I
install the last of the pieces.
Slowly installing all the painted pieces, using rubbing
compound on them and polishing them before installing so it will take
me all week to finish.
Finished installing the color matched mirrors and
exterior handle today (pass. side) after replacing the nut I lost at
home depot. Only managed to knock out about 1/2 the mini dent
below passenger side handle. Looks better but not perfect. Needed to
take the window track out but too many other things so I passed and
did what I could. Installed a pair of Pioneer 6x9 3way speakers in the
doors, put the color matched power lock/window switch trim
back in. Still have to pull out the rear panels. Have a pair of
Pioneer 5.25" 3way speakers for there.
Tried getting some injector clips
today, stealer has to order them stateside, none up here, trying Ford
tomorrow see if they have any.
Tracked my injector problem down to #7.
Firmly pressing the wires back into the clip and its been fine since.
Do some more testing to be sure and then its on to the next install.
Doing a bit of test n tune on the street and highway
today (a/f good/inj#7ok). I was data logging with the SMT6 while
adjusting the fuel and timing. Running pretty good considering the
temps and humidity from this heat wave we've been having. Wants to
stall off idle or on the brakes and when initially starting to data
log or upload a new map. Still not sure if the Global Settings are
correct or not. Hope to find out soon.
Picked up a 3 gauge A pillar pod
today. Like I don't have enough work I am going to pull the 2 gauge
pod I installed last month for a 3 gauge. Need to put my new fuel
pressure gauge somewhere. See if I repaint the dash trim and vanes and
airbag cover again or not. Color matched pieces I just added look so freakin good I would like the rest to match.
Still have the injector issue but its not acting up as
much. Ordering a few(?) new clips (aftermarket) and going to replace
some of the wire in the harness to the clips. Installed Pioneer
3way 5.25" speakers in the rear. Looking for a fitting for the
electronic fuel pressure sensor to connect to the shrader valve on the
fuel rail. Painted the new 3gauge A pillar pod. I have been doing some
more tuning (street/highway) Now pulling fuel out on light throttle
and adding it under wot. Runs 15.0a/f cruising at 2k rpms, wot goes
below 12.0. Like to get a few na
passes in plus some dyno pulls before the blower goes in. Getting more
aggressive with the tune. Going to try the one below next. May try to
get to the track for a test n tune on Wed or Friday if I can swing it.
Finally made it to the track for the first time
this year. Shake down runs were a bit shaky lol and had the odd time
she wanted to die but everything went pretty good. Since last time, I
no longer have a gutted h/f cat, truck wt increased by 30lbs & the
ramairbox lid was not sealed. I estimate this cost me about
.25-.3seconds on the 1/4. Last year only 3 passes in the 14.1 range.
Without tuning this should of meant about 14.35-14.45 ets.
I ran a 14.08 best of the
night. Left just before dark but probably could of got a 13 with a
little more fine tuning and some more practice on the launches with
the new tune. Scans of the last 2 passes of the night are below. Did ok on the tree
82F, 90% humidity, 101.6 baro, small
Can't wait to get some times with the blower to see
just how much the #s come down.
Painted the front brake calipers red today with
the Dupli-color kit. Left over paint from it I used on the arms
that hold the gas, brake and e brake pedals. Calipers look good but
now they make the spindles look terrible, cant win lol.
Re-installed my Pioneer head unit and 12pack cd as well as the rear
storage piece on the floor behind the seats. With my exhaust much
quieter I can hear the tunes again without having to really crank them
Pulled out the 2 gauge A pillar pod and replaced it
with a 3 gauge pod. New electric fuel pressure gauge is in but not
working. Looking for a fitting to hook the sender unit up so the gauge
is lit but not functional. Only took me about 5hrs to rip out and
re-install. Should of just got the 3gauge pod to start. May still get
another gauge or two, just need to find somewhere to mount them.
Finally got the right fittings to hook up my fuel
pressure sender unit.($60!) Finished wiring it up and sealing it.
Solid 47psi. Next up, replacing all my injector clips with MSD clips.
#7 injector is intermittent so that could be most of my problem with
stalling/stumble at idle and not the smt6 global settings. Find out
this weekend I hope. Post some more pics when I get a chance to
download them off my card.
Installed 1, 3 5 & 7 injector clips, a/f more stable
now but still stalling at idle (intermittent). Threw the stock
alternator pulley on and no change.
Painted the airbag cover yet again. This time its color
Pulled out the ramair box and ducting today, just
running the 14x3" open filter now. Put the alum. under drive pulley
back on the alt. Finished installing the last 4 injector clips on 2,
4, 6 & 8. Here's the last
smt6 map I ran NA.
Next installs, Holley 255gph in tank
fuel pump, Pro inline boost a pump plus Aeromotive Digital FMU.
I had the canister in the gas tank ripped apart but was having a
couple issues with the new pump so I got nervous and put it back
together stock with a fresh filter. The Pro Flo boost a pump is
mounted and hooked to the fuel lines.
Reinstalled the gas tank with the painted straps. Finished up with the
inline boost a pump and have it wired & trimmed up. Fabricated a
mounting plate for the Aeromotive digital fmu to attach to plus I
painted it as well. Should be good to install it under the fmu
tomorrow. Only have 2 more connections to finish up with the fmu.
Installed a new throttle position sensor and put in a new pvc valve as
Supercharger will be going in today. Hope to get it plus most of the
intercooler in. Probably still have the cold air kit to install on
Sunday if everything goes ok. These installs have been a bit of a
struggle with the kit intended for a stock Ram not a modified one. Had
to make adjustments to the installs as I've gone along which has added
a fair bit of time. Running out for the odd parts every day doesn't
make the installs any quicker either.
S/C install is on hold till I can contact ATI. Trying to mount the
blower onto the sub & main mounting brackets and there is interference
from a bolt on the back of the blower. Instructions show the bolt
lining up to a notch out on the sub bracket. The inlet/outlet appears
to need to be spun about 10degrees counter clockwise so the notch out
and bolt line up. Looks like the rear housing can be loosened and spun
the amount needed but I want confirmation from ATI before trying it.
Gave 2 coats of clear on the mount for the fmu and it had a major
reaction. Had to pull all the paint off and sand it back to bare metal
and start over ughhh. Figures, lmao!
Sept 12 & 13,
Spun the rear of the blower after getting confirmation from Ray
Sanchez (Ontario distributor for ATI). Installed the coil(between sub
& main brackets), blower, tensioner and belt with the hoses down to
the intercooler, blow off valve in also. 2 coats of paint and one of
clear on the mount for the fmu. Needs one more coat after wet
sanding then I can install it (fingers crossed) and finish the fmu
install. Few more things still to do but the list is getting
much shorter and most of the parts have clear from the bench and
table. New gauge arrived, Auto Meter UL Pro Comp D Pick. Does
the same thing as a G Tech with 0-60, 1/4 mile ets, rts, hp ect ect.
Plan to mount it in the overhead console. Probably wont get around to
that till next month.
The blower is sitting back too far. Pulled it and the main bracket and
shimmed them so it would line up with the pulley. Mounted the spoiler
below the intercooler after drilling the holes in it. It hangs down a
fair bit so I may cut it back a couple inches. Secured all the
fittings and clamps plus installed the cold air kit. Installed the fmu
on the mount I painted and got it all wired up. Fired it up after
retarding the timing 6degrees and adding a bunch of fuel to be safe.
Test drive the fmu is boosting fuel pressure to 100psi under wot, only
seeing 1psi on the boost gauge. Belts slipping a bit and the blow off
valve is releasing pressure way to soon. Barely slept last night(4hrs)
cause I was too excited. Get back to it tomorrow to see if I can get
some real boost out of it. At idle has a very noticeable whistle too
it. Ill add a vid so you can hear it
Here's a little vid of the blower
at idle. 5.1mb.
Made it to the track with HP Indy, Janesy and Mike. I had nothing but
issues the whole night. Difficulties keeping it from stalling, With
timing pulled for under boost it was misfiring badly. Reduced how much
I was retarding the MP PCM and it started to run a fair bit better.
Still misfired in at least one gear every pass. Only ran a best of
13.81 @ 101. Best trap speed mph of the night was 103.62. Figure
with that kind of mph should be running low 13s. Post a couple of
slips when I get a chance. Didn't take a single picture or vid.
Too busy pulling my hair out and tuning, lol.
I was going to hit the track this weekend but didn't
end up going. Instead I tried to disable the smt6. Unfortunately
jumping the wires for fuel and timing and it would not start. (not
firing?) Calls for 1 pull up on the engine side of the crank signal, I
have one on either side. If I remember any time Jim tried it with only
one pull up the truck wouldn't rev past 2k rpms without the ignition
breaking up. I get it breaking up around 4-4500rpm with 2 pullups, and
polarity both off for the ignition in the configuration. Going threw
the schematics/wiring harness again. Must be missing something.
Disabled the SMT6 today and removed the MP PCM and put
the stock computer in. There is no more stalling, running a
fair bit smoother and stronger. Going to try reducing the plug gaps to
.030. Still have a bit of a miss around 3000rpms. Possibly the map
sensor is causing an issue.
Off to TMP for test and tune to get a better idea of
how its running. Didnt have time to regap the plugs.
Oct 9 05
Thanks Giving Day test and tune
Temp 55F, 102.0 Baro headwind of
10-15mph 85% humidity and climbing. Track surface was pretty good.
Truck was in heavy form as I was
worried about traction. Sitting at the line w/me approx 4200lbs even.
Track was busier than I
expected, cool temps and almost seasons ending soon got everyone out cause it was lined
up at the gate when i got there. Ran into a few buddies and the wife
got some pics and video for me. Didn't regap the plugs before going,
had to fix up some of my wiring with the smt6 disabled and put the
stock computer back in.
First pass against a Camaro with
probably a 305 I figured. Bye bye Slomaro!
Wasn't worrying about lights only
what the truck was doing. Didn't push the stall off the line and
topped out the mph for the stock computer about 1100-1200' out and got
out of it(99.98mph). Boost now peaking at 7.0psi. almost
dropped .8 seconds from testing(pulling hair out) with the smt6 2 weeks prior.
Cant go to the drag
strip and not run
a Stang GT. Nice late model one, not sure what he had done
besides the same 12.5" ET streets. Do hear
someone purging a bottle in the video, don't think he sprayed judging
by the time slip below.
DAMN!!! Gotta love a 12.91(see vid
page) There was a strong headwind, limited by the stock computer for
rpm/mph, only seeing
7psi boost, no tune and still suffering a bit of a miss.
Side Note- What's even better is one
of my helpers at work was talking smack about my truck 5months ago. I
said I would have a 12second pass this year by seasons end and he was
saying no way Dodge sucks. I told him to put up or shut up. Showed the
guys at work the video and told the smack talker he should stick to
printing cause he sure knows dick about performance and what a Dodge
truck can do! He sheepishly paid me $100 so I bought a couple of
pizza's for the guys the next night.
Next up I raced a
Pro Street Blazer that was tubbed with a
hot 350 in it.(sounded great doing a burnout
in vid) Watched him run a couple
passes and thought it would be a good race so asked him if he wanted
to line up while in the lanes.
I really backed out of it at the top
of the track as you can see by my 1/4 trap speeds. I tried a bit
more stall at the line and redlighted opps.
My last pass of the day was against a 75
Vette. I foolishly decided to try the mp pcm. With no boost retard and the
smt6 disabled pushing the rpms was not a good thing. Got sideways on the
first shift with major detonation. Limped it down the rest of the way. I
only ran a 14.8 to the Vettes 13.77(sounded like a bb)
When I returned to the pits I popped the
hood right away to see most of the engine coolant in the overflow and it
was gushing a milkshake. Figure I blew out the head gaskets on the 1-2
shift. Back end kicked to the left at the shift so I probably blew
antifreeze out the overflow and spun on it. Just had to try it.
I wanted to get a few more passes
in before the end of the season and blowing the gaskets out but this
finishes that idea. I ended the mock up a bit early Jim
but had fun doing it. I know what I
want to change with the ATI kit so now Ill be pulling it all back off and
removing the engine. Ill be doing a fair bit of new wt reduction to knock off all the wt the blower has add plus a few extra
With the new setup,
she's REALLY going to rock!!!!