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Member's Rides / Re: Project: Frosted Melon
« on: October 16, 2018, 08:54:49 AM »
Took the car out in the rain.   Snapped one axle, twisted the other.

Car is parked until I get my Weir Axles and spool.

Fun stuff

General Discussion / Happy 8-6!
« on: August 06, 2018, 02:52:59 PM »
Another year, another Aug. 6th.   

Who's doing anything fun?

Member's Rides / Re: Project: Frosted Melon
« on: July 03, 2018, 11:38:45 AM »
Do some more testing to insure the oil isn't getting past the seal.  Go back over the tune again with tony.  Then probably not much.

GF and I are about to be home owners so I have a shop to start putting together soon.

I wanted to run Desert Meihan at the end of the year but that has a small chance of happening.   Probably will just be a weekend show warrior for a little while before I dump serious money on drifting again.

Member's Rides / Re: Project: Frosted Melon
« on: July 02, 2018, 09:54:28 AM »
Installed a shaft seal between the inner and outer distributor adapters shaft bearings.   Tried to get the timing puck cracked open and failed.   Drained maybe a little over a teaspoon worth of engine oil out through the harness hole.   

Since I disassembled the adapter at work, either I was correct in assembling it, or 180 degrees out.   Set timing based on several pictures in my phone.   Fired up and ran great.   So I'm somewhere + or - a few degrees of ideal. 

I noticed before screwing with timing that my car doesn't backfire on decel anymore.   Im assuming it's because the injectors are clean and firing on average 11% better.    Also fuel pressure is about 3-4lbs higher than it was tuned on.

Gonna have to do more testing to be sure, but I drove it for 15 minutes yesterday and it was back at full power and never missed once!

Technical / Re: Sr20det swap question.
« on: June 22, 2018, 10:09:24 AM »
Rock Auto sells a GTS tank made by Spectre.  It's $130 shipped.  I did a review video on my you tube channel.  Overall quality is good and drops right in.   Then you could go GTS fuel pump bracket and any in-tank pump you'd like. (SR5 is mechanical fuel pump, so either way you have to adapt to a electric pump whether in-tank or in-line.)

As far as the throttle cable, I'm not 100% sure.  I'll text dan and ask him.   I'm thinking a GTS non cruise cable, which is longer, will work.  These can be bought brand new from Battle Garage-RS.

*Edit*.  Confirmed with Haymaker/Dan, OEM GTS cable works!

Member's Rides / Re: Project: Frosted Melon
« on: June 18, 2018, 10:48:14 PM »
I can adjust dwell.   

The AEM timing puck is two optical sensors on a wheel.  It has 23 small windows, and the 24th is longer so that both sensors read.    Essentially it's 24 Cam counts and 1 crank count per rotation.

Misfire showes up after about 2 minutes of driving, and gets progressively worse.   Usually it shows up as soon as I hit above 3,000.   Then it gets to the point it'll only idle.   The longer the engine is off, the better the misfire gets temporarily.

Member's Rides / Re: Project: Frosted Melon
« on: June 08, 2018, 06:06:11 PM »
I'm not 100% sure I found my issue, but I certainly found something not good.   My timing puck has been taking in oil!!

My theory:  oil pressure rises, pushing oil through the shaft bearings of the timing puck.   As oil saturates the internal timing wheels, it begins to start missing counts.   The higher the revs, the further oil is tracked up the timing wheels, resulting in more and more missed counts.   Of course in the AEM software it doesn't seem to indicate any timing errors, but that is likely because it's still reading the crank count inside the puck and attempting to correct itself


Member's Rides / Re: Project: Frosted Melon
« on: June 08, 2018, 07:08:52 AM »
I went ahead and installed the injectors with the slightly used o-rings to test the car.

AFRs are good.

Misfire remains.

Member's Rides / Re: Project: Frosted Melon
« on: June 06, 2018, 02:58:30 PM »
Just picked up my injectors from AUS Injection in Tempe.  Ricardo is good people.

So the set in the car had two leaking injectors, and the other set had two leaking as well.   This was remedied through their cleaning process.   

Before I had a 14.4% differential and only two of the eight were close to 100% functionality

Now all eight have a differential of 2% and only two injectors fall below 100% performance.

I found out today the o-rings are on back order :(

Member's Rides / Re: Project: Frosted Melon
« on: June 05, 2018, 10:58:19 AM »

New Fuel Tank (Spectre (GTS))
New Fuel Pump(Walbro 255)
New Fuel Filter (Wix)
Purged lines.   

Fuel pressure improved greatly.  AFR's improved greatly.  Misfire remained.

Did a cold compression test:

Found a leak in the Intake tube coupler

Found a bad leak in the intake manifold gasket due to the manifold being loose!!! Yikes

Torqued the manifold down, and Bolt checked the itbs

Replaced the coolant temp sensor.  (Turns out it's a mid 90's Accord sensor and harness plug, huh.   How did that happen?  *cough* Fida *cough lol)

Pulled the injectors, they were dirty.  Pulled the injectors from my Blacktop as well.  Dropped both sets off at AUS Injection yesterday

Ordered new injector o-rings.

And now we wait....

Member's Rides / Re: Project: Frosted Melon
« on: May 17, 2018, 04:09:58 PM »
I'm using 1ZZ/Prius coils.   

I was pleasantly surprised how good the suspension feels straight away.   I need to dial in some things but the car feels so good on track

I just received my two new gas tanks I ordered.  Should be driving as soon as I get a day free

Member's Rides / Re: Project: Frosted Melon
« on: May 03, 2018, 11:00:40 AM »
Found the misfire issue.   Tank was so badly full of rust and mud.  Pre-screen clogged.

I've been cleaning the tank for days, not sure if I can save it.   But I did source one that was cleaned and treated with POR-15.  So I should have the car ready to go this weekend.   

Did some camber adjustments to try and get more front end grip in the car

Fixed the hydro-ebrake and confirmed she skids.

I've got a few months to get the car ready for desert meihan

Member's Rides / Re: Project: Frosted Melon
« on: March 27, 2018, 09:22:49 AM »
So failing fuel pump/clogged pre-screen maybe?

I should have spare parts anyway.   Currently waiting for pay day to order a couple fresh Denso pumps.


Enjoy a pic

Member's Rides / Re: Project: Frosted Melon
« on: March 12, 2018, 01:43:57 PM »
I drove this thing at the event on the 10th, kinda.   Suffered misfiring issues just before arriving to the track and battled it all night.   I got maybe 9-10 runs in with a car running 100%.  Suspension seemed close to what I want.  The front wheels offset is a bit much.   The fact that the car is basically square makes it kinda twitchy but I think I can tune and drive around that at least some.

I keep loosing coil packs.  1 they are junk yard coils, and 2, I think we found today that we were running wasted-wasted spark instead of wasted spark, so I think we can have that fixed soon.

On the upside.   KP got some rad photos of the car :)

General Discussion / Donut meet.
« on: March 03, 2018, 09:36:54 PM »
I'm posting this last minute, sorry

There's a meet going down tomorrow (March 4th) at Beyond Donuts at 83rd and Union Hills.  I'll be there, Fida will be there in the 1uz Corolla, maybe Dan and Pizza chris too.   Get there early cuz parking was impossible last time.   This meet is bigger than you think.  Come get sushi in the racecars and donuts for dessert. (The pastry kind, or well both I guess if you don't do the car one on site)

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