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Exactly... The map is synced to the log. You can definetly see the exact area where the car glitched.
Well, hell, even buying the used Holley HP was $1,200 and it can't do this! I shoulda had a Megasquirt!. I also realize I shoulda held out for a notch. I love the look of a notch better than a hatch. But this car had a bunch of upgrades already and the price was right.
 
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Today was Dusty's real maiden voyage on public streets. Finally, sat at MVA for 2 hours and left with antique tags. This car feels pretty good. Did see coolant temps up to around 210 degrees. The alignment is off....I can tell because it's tramlining all over the place.

nothing fell off. LOL.

I went to royal farms to fill up on ethanol free gas....but got there and realized my wallet was home in the other car. Got back to the house and decided to drive over to a buddies house a few miles down the road. Car did good....didn't run out of gas. The brakes are still not where I think they should be. I'm sure this low vacuum camshaft has something to do with the tight pedal. I'll have to check the check valve and such later. I've got a 98 v6 master cylinder and proportioning valve with a 93 cobra booster on here. Just doesn't stop well enough for my liking.

At the gas station I had a couple guy yell, " What the hell ya got in that thing ? ". I told them nothing....just stock car with a turbo. :burnout:
 

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It felt like it pushed through the clutch for a split second....either that or the tires broke traction.

I'm taking it for an alignment on Saturday. Should drive a bunch better after that.

It's fun but I've got to get in the habit of data logging every ride....sure would be nice to have that digital dash that automatically logs. Guess I've gotta make some more money to spend.
 
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It felt like it pushed through the clutch for a split second....either that or the tires broke traction.

I'm taking it fpr an alignment on Saturday. Should drive a bunch better after that.

It's fun but I've get to get in the habit of data logging every ride....sure would be nice to have that digital dash that automatically logs. Guess I've gotta make some more money to spend.
Forum members get a discount on the DD-EFI dash.
 

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With thoughts of blowing through clutches, blowing up transmissions, and dropping boost between gears I've been thinking about going a different route.

The 6 speed trans I want will cost me just shy of 5k. However, a built AOD that handles 600hp and 550tq would run me about 3k total.

Would anyone here be upset if I put an auto in this car ?
 

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With thoughts of blowing through clutches, blowing up transmissions, and dropping boost between gears I've been thinking about going a different route.

The 6 speed trans I want will cost me just shy of 5k. However, a built AOD that handles 600hp and 550tq would run me about 3k total.

Would anyone here be upset if I put an auto in this car ?
I wouldn't be upset at all as thats whats going in my car and think we have Steve convinced on one too.

I do recommend going the 4R70W route though and getting a Microsquirt to be a TCU connected to your MS ECU via CANBUS
 
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The drive was so tame, I had time to stare at your dash and see that your defroster vent is loose/broken on the right. :doh:

It sounds good and the one part you got on it sounds good. I was expecting any second a tire frying burnout and your lady would either scream in anger or howl with laughter! I think the question is do YOU think you'll like a 4 speed auto?
 

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The drive was so tame, I had time to stare at your dash and see that your defroster vent is loose/broken on the right. :doh:

It sounds good and the one part you got on it sounds good. I was expecting any second a tire frying burnout and your lady would either scream in anger or howl with laughter! I think the question is do YOU think you'll like a 4 speed auto?
I was driving super tame. You can't see it in the video but when I turned the corner an officer was posted in a side road on the left...about half way down that road.

I've been looking for a decent burn out spot. The police presence is pretty heavy most of the time in my area. Not a lot of crime....but they write a bunch of tickets.

I don't think I would like a 4 speed....wish I could put the transmission out of my ecoboost in it. I'd enjoy 10 speeds a whole lot more.
 
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For less than the manual, I think you could go with a 6R80. I've looked at prices. You can get a used one on Ebay for $500 if you look long enough. Need a bellhousing adapter. $550. Stand alone controller is about $1300-1400 and then you'll need a driveshaft. I didn't check into that, but the 6R80 doesn't have a slip yoke. It has a 4.xx first gear, so you you probably can't run a 3.73 or higher gear and have any use out of first. They are supposed to handle at least 650 HP stock.
Or there is always the 4L80E or a 6L80. I haven't seen a 6L80E controller, but I'd assume it's the same price range. $1200-1500.
 

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microsquirt can run a 4L80 not sure about the 6l80E

EDIT: 6l80e is a clutch to clutch trans which MS shift does not support at this moment, thats why the controllers are so expensive
 
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If you wanna be adventurous, look into the CD009. Its from a nissan 350z and they're getting a lot of love now. The adapter is 600 but the transmission can be had cheap. The LS guys love the swap, these transmissions can take abuse.
 

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Usually i check in here everyday...but last weekend was full of stuff. Saturday was my oldest sons prom. Sunday this was rolled into my driveway.

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Been sitting for 15 years. By 3 it looked like this.

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Can't even describe the amount of mouse nests...and the 4 foot snake skin from at least a 5 foot black snake.

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Sitting in Dusty's spot. Sometimes we all have to take one for the team.

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Dusty isn't sold....he aint goin nowheres. Lol

This is a very low mileage car that a customer wants me to mildly restore. I've got to get it running and do brakes, suspension, surface rust fixes, send the interior out to be redone...and send the body back to the owner for bodywork and paint.

Hopefully, this will get me back within budget to do what I have planned for Dusty and the new mustang.

Wish me luck. Smh