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Old 01-26-2018, 11:53 PM
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Went to the track tonight for the first time since the last outing where it was popping and sputtering all motor.

Relocated the lowers, new shocks, new fuel pump, new filter since the old one was full of foam from the fuel cell, removed said foam, etc.

One pass before the rain started. Wheels up a half foot and banging and popping was still there.

So, traction is there but the blasted engine stumble is still there.

Iíll go trough the carb this weekend and see whatís up. Hopefully I find it.


Odd enough is the car doesnít do the shuddering and popping on the street beating the hell out of it.

I have 2 more days of the track that I can tune before Texas heavy hitters, so I hope I figure it out so I can run.
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Old 01-27-2018, 01:17 AM
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You're probably not seeing on the street because it's not loading the engine like a sticky track does. Besides carb it could also be ignition related. You'll see higher cylinder pressure with increased traction.
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Old 01-27-2018, 06:48 AM
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Any chance it could be a weak or broken valve spring?
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You have jet extensions?
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Yea, have jet extension. Didn’t do it before. But, I’m dumb and have not opened the car . Was going to today but got too late with the family.
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Rebuilt the carb, reloaded the grounds from the heads for the coils to the battery. Gained 2 Mph and banged out less. Said **** that and sprayed it a few times. She was rolling once she hooked but the 60 foot times were garbage. **** has me pretty hot and bothered.
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I would try to borrow a carb, to see if its there.
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Mag do that. If I don’t figure it out pretty soon, I’ll just go fuel injected.
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It occurred to me the issue didn’t exist before I installed the scoop. So, I’ll try Friday without the scoop and if that works I’ll try the scoop with the small air filter that I use on the street to keep debris out.
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God forbid that the weather not be a big ol pile of ****. Would really like to test this thing.
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how did it turn out ?
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Relentless rain.....

Looks like there is a chance to hit the track tomorrow FINALLY.
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Few days of rain here, one nice day at 70 ish.....and more rain, now snowing here in MD.

I feel your pain

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Well, I was all go for today. Then the wife tells me about the plans she had, that I totally forgot about. My mom is at my aunts. Only brother in law I trust is sick. Shiet.
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lol i know how that is !
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Trying to see if I can find a buyer for the intake, carb and ignition. May go fuel injected if I can. Hate to say it but I’m out of patience.
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Trying to figure out traction and I cannot even make a solid motor pass. Fk..... lol
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My Friday morning drive..... Nor'Easter 60+mph gusts, snow, rain, sleet...5hr white knuckle drive to Pittsburg
At least you're getting track time

Update on the coupe-noreaster.jpg
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