So I blew a head gasket again.. got it running good, over boosted and white smoke. Oh boy did the car feel good at 15psi. Lol
I actually took the car apart so fast the head was too hot to lift off the block.
No way was I putting oe heads on again after all that work twice.. so I got some dirt cheep "speed master" aluminum heads hogged out with big valves assembled. Got some 1.7 rockers, and a .08" comic gasket.
Back at the track this Saturday! Any one with any insight on how much more I can tune with 8.3:1 compression/aluminum heads much appreciated!
Went to my first autocross yesterday and had a blast! To start the event hosts were awesome! they had a tube chassis Miata subframe and Driveline thing. The guy who tecked me in had a good laugh about a first time walk on in a 400hp stock hard parts mustang on drag radials. I mean what could go wrong?
Anyway he was awesome enough to give me a few ride alongs in the tube chassis gave me a great on track perspective, and was obviously fun. Even better he was crazy enough to ride along with me, and help me find the way.
First pass I got lost, then 2-4 I shaved a second off my time each pass. After the 4th pass I had my confidence up and was ready to do a solo full effort run.
Second turn I heard a loud bang and just pulled straight off the course. In Hine sight I'm pretty sure the passenger seat belt never retracted, and just slapped the b-pillar. anyway that got me checking over the car and I found what seemed to be excessive n Play out of the driver side axle. thinking that I hurt something in the diff I limped it home and pulled the cover. No metal shavings, everything seams good. After some reading it may be normal but can be tightened up by putting in a new clutch pack. So I did that and once I figure out how to get that spring back in it will be back in one pice.
Any way enjoy this was the 3rd pass but I found it to be most spectator friendly.
Also confirmed I have 4.10:1 gears. But, found some five star racewelds front and rear, and came with still a lot of life 28x10.5 hoosiers. 450$ I call that a deal! Was going to the track today if not for thinking I hurt the diff. Guess I need to wait until next week end to Crack the Trans.