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Cool! Looking foreword to some more vids.
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New tail lights from??? Those look nice.
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Speedway motors.  10 bucks, and they are like 1/4 the weight of those solid billet ones...
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Sweet, I will check them out now.
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So I am like so way overdo for a big update.  So much has happened. 

The superhigh compression was causing an overheating issue, it kept wanting to run too hot.  The ultimate solution was to pull the engine and install head-gaskets to drop the compression a bit, down to about 8.5:1.  This worked very well.  I also in this period became less panicy about 1. cly head temps of 375F on my gauge that was probably never meant to go that high, and 2. Using temps from the stock FI location (to quote A/C guys "any other spot other than under the #3 spark plug is useless").  It responds to load almost instantly to load, and is very near #3.  I made an under plug temp sensor, but for my trip decided to live in ignorance and bliss.  I will compare later.

I also bought and installed a real MOMO steering wheel.  Its nice and stiff and feels good in the hands. 

So I got a trailer, the truck was up to snuff, and loaded the car and headed to the dragon. 

Up there I bonded with the car.  It was very fun and gave me zero, zip, none, nada issues.  The cyl head temps stay incheck pounding though the mountains, only 2 or three times on long climbs up the skyway did i have to lift to manage temps.  Its was fast and i was not even really pushing it since I have not driven it in anger much.  And that is on a tire that is, uh, not ideal for a serious sports car like this. 

I am happy with the engine and the power it makes for now.  I still need to get it to idle right on the idle jets.  I think I need WAY bigger jets; they are .45 right now I think.  After that i'll go back to the dyno and see the 100ish hp it makes and be happy with it for awhile.  I also finially got the valve covers to stop leaking. 

Oh, and I got wet.  see pics. 

I put over 800 hard miles on the car in TN in one week.  There is an oil leak somewhere that is not a drop, but get the car dirty.  not worried about it.  in 800 miles used about 0.5 gal of oil, and that with lots and lots of high rpm and full throttle.  

I got on Killboys highlights three times.  I also bought a pic, and have a few that others snapped.  It was a blast.  I also have lots and lots of gopro video, some of which is here....













Thanks for reading.  I need to align, play, and drive this thing!

ps.  the future...i see it. 
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Looks like a ball..
Out of all of the crotch rockets that I have had , the one and only time that I was able to do the Tail of the Dragon was on a Titan. (Glorified Harley). Fun but could have been better. Ended up in Cherrokee in a rain storm.(long story).
Anyway,glad to see you are enjoying. Hopefully this time next year it will be an option for me in my own build.
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Hydraulic brake pressure switch for the lights failed at a very bad time.  I'm not gonna lie I might have tagged the barrier anyway, just not as hard.  No injuries, no frame damage, and other than the root cause of the brakes just cosmetic. 

[I]I HIGHLY recommend that you do not use a hydraulic brake light switch.  [/B]
Do it the right way and use a normally closed electric switch. 
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Wow! Im glad your ok and pretty happy that the car didnt take much damage short of some fiberglass work
I can actually say the TR has been crash tested...sorry
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Yep.  I need to call my fiberglass guy and see of the nose is finished.
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Its fixed, restored to former glory!

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Looks Great !!

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Awesome!!!!
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WHOOPS.  This is from OCT, car has been back to good for awhile now.

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