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1 Thunderhill July (or something) on Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:02 am

My list for Fluffy so far.  Lemmie know what I'm missing.  

Fueling:
Hydramat
Fuel pressure gauge
New or backup fuel pressure regulator
Cut access panel in rear bulkhead
Revise booster pump power supply to run off old fuel  pump wiring

Suspension:
Rebuild diff
Softer rear springs
Custom sway bar?

Brakes:
Check pads all the way around
Flush and replace brake fluid

Tires:
17” rims? 265 width tires?  

Engine:
Better idler pulley design
Rewire starter harness
Check a remaining coolant hoses
Tighten water pump to lower “T” hose coolant hose clamp
Install new vibration isolator for driveshaft to diff

Body:
Hood pins for trunk
Move tail in towards the center of the car.  

Misc:
Wideband O2



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2 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:09 pm

Well, we had quite a productive day.

Alan is going to order the hose we need from Amazon. Apparently OReilly only sells it in 1ft lengths. We are going to target a track day on 4/24, which means it needs to be running next weekend. I will be in Portland next weekend so I will not be able to work.

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3 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:38 am

Eric wrote:Well, we had quite a productive day.
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Based on past experiences, I am going to assume this comment is sarcastic.

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4 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:59 pm

Track day this weekend.  
Alan, do you need to register ahead of time?


Loading Fluffy on Kevin's truck and trailer on Saturday
Cass
Alan
My truck is also a possibility if Cass can take it to Sac.

Going to Thunderhill on Sunday
Alan
Mike
Eric

Driving at Thunderhill on Sunday
Alan
Mike
Eric (tentative)

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5 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:02 pm

Alan -
Do you think you will have time to do some of the smaller remaining items this week?  Check pads, rewire starter, tighten water hoses, replace transmission isolator?


Ed / Cassidy wrote:My list for Fluffy so far.  Lemmie know what I'm missing.  

Fueling:
Hydramat
Fuel pressure gauge
New or backup fuel pressure regulator
Cut access panel in rear bulkhead
Revise booster pump power supply to run off old fuel  pump wiring

Suspension:
Rebuild diff
Softer rear springs
Custom sway bar?

Brakes:
Check pads all the way around
Flush and replace brake fluid

Tires:
17” rims? 265 width tires?  

Engine:
Better idler pulley design
Rewire starter harness
Check a remaining coolant hoses
Tighten water pump to lower “T” hose coolant hose clamp
Install new vibration isolator for driveshaft to diff

Body:
Hood pins for trunk
Move tail in towards the center of the car.  

Misc:
Wideband O2

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6 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:54 pm

Registration is at the track, no need to preregister.
I'll go over the car this week.

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7 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:31 am

Eric wrote:rewire starter,

50/50 on me having some time on Saturday to rewire the starter. Alan, do you think the wire currently running to the momentary switch taped to the gear selector base could handle the amps for the starter?

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8 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:58 am

I'll take a look at it when I get home

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9 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:38 pm

The wire to the starter switch looks beefy enough

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10 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:52 pm

I compiled the to do lists into a handy spreadsheet which can be found here feel free to add and update as you wish

If anyone is interested the datalogs from the track day can be found here to view the data you need to download AIM Race Studio

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11 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Tue May 03, 2016 5:02 pm

Should I go after those ugly 17" XJR wheels sitting at the dismantler in Vallejo?

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12 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Tue May 03, 2016 5:37 pm

They aren't ugly, they are just unique. I vote yes, but we don't need to overpay for them.

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13 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Wed May 11, 2016 11:01 am

Eric wrote:Should I go after those ugly 17" XJR wheels sitting at the dismantler in Vallejo?

Of course, the dismantler is only open weekdays until 5pm. I am trying to find time to get out there.

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14 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Wed May 11, 2016 11:08 am

I am probably not going to have the RX8 ready for the Buttonwillow Track day on 6/4-5. Are we thinking of taking Fluffy down there or try for a closer one?

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15 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Thu May 12, 2016 8:47 am

Where in Vallejo is this place? I drive into Sac every weekend and I leave Oakland about 3:45 so there's a chance I could get there before 5 depending on where it is.
Are the rims with tire or bare?

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16 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Thu May 12, 2016 8:54 am

Ed / Cassidy wrote:Where in Vallejo is this place?  I drive into Sac every weekend and I leave Oakland about 3:45 so there's a chance I could get there before 5 depending on where it is.  
Are the rims with tire or bare?  

Bare rims at Pacific Auto Salvage Inc.
5759 Broadway St. (HWY 29)
American Canyon, CA 94503

I will forward you my email correspondence with them. They close at 5pm.

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17 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:22 pm

So what is left on our list to do? What time are we starting on Saturday? I am planning on bringing my truck and the wheels sitting on the side of my house. Do we need anything else?

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18 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:43 am

Let's start at 9.

Things to do:
Clean up wiring
Install cool seat
Mount new tires
Lower seat
Check fluids

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19 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:02 am

Alan wrote:Let's start at 9.

Things to do:
Clean up wiring
Install cool seat
Mount new tires
Lower seat
Check fluids

9 works for me. I will bring my truck for the tire mountings. Do I need to bring anything for the wiring or lowering seat?

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20 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:46 am

Some seat rails works be good

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21 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:49 am

Alan wrote:Some seat rails works be good

I do not have those in my inventory but should I look online? Or will need to get those custom made?

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22 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:58 pm

I thought you did, I'll look into ordering a set.

Also 255/45R17 RS3s are $128 on tire rack right now, if we want to add some tire

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23 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:31 am

What is left for this weekend?

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24 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:57 am

Install, strap down and wire the cool seat pump and ice chest.
Go through the car and make sure that everything still works.
Check all fluids.
Find and install a battery.

Rewire the fuel pump relays on Fluffy 2 so that it starts up and runs better.
Refill Fluffy 2 with PWS fluid and AC coolant.

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25 Re: Thunderhill July (or something) on Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:00 am

I will bring the RX8 battery to see if that will work.
I will also bring the seat mounts that I have.

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