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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-27-2006, 03:31 AM Thread Starter
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The latest scoop from Atlanta:

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Tonight, I drove GB on the street for the first time...safe to say that she was a bit thirsty.


"She's a bit touchy in the throttle dept..." :thumb:

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She's a bit touchy in the throttle dept..."

I think that this is an understatement!

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what he hit? theres a hole on the driver side of front bumper near wheel




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Were you too excited to hold the camera still while shooting the photo....

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Maybe he was tanked from celebrating the fact that the build is almost complete

Looks good That engine looks HUGE in there!

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That engine looks HUGE in there!
Actually, the car is 20% smaller than other Birds...
You know... for weight savings.

Seriously, though- that is one amazing vehicle.

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I doubt he hit anything, it looks like an inlet possibly. Since Scott is awesome, I'm guessing there is a cooler or heat exchanger of some sort hiding out in there.

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looks like brake cooling

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Whatever it is, I LOVE IT. Can't wait to see more pics!

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looks like brake cooling
Pretty sure it's a NACA duct that feeds the IC.

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Actually, two inlets, one on each side, filled with NACA ducts.

The duct on the passenger side routes outside air to the airbox, I guess you'd call that a W&S CAI.

The duct on the driver's side routes outside air to the front brakes, to cool them off.



There is also a spal fan above the airbox, next to the aftercooler to create negative air pressure in the air box to draw cooler
outside air up into the airbox, and past the aftercooler.
Any outside air not drawn through the air filter into the intake will help cool the aftercooler.

-mike
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FLABIRD??? We haven't seen you around here in quite awhile....the car is wrecked??
That's really sad.

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Very nice even with the fuzzy pic it still looks good.
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Amazing!!!!....that is one awsome bird and i love the NACA ducts very smooth idea.....

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Geeez. That whole sleeper thing is just blown!

Nice freekin' work. You're nuts eh, Scott. Anyone ever told ya that?
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The Ducks were something I've always wanted to do like the LED reading for the trans gear selected (for those with shift boots). I'm really thinking of making the scoop by hand now since I've built the car from the ground up, might as well do the top. I'm off this week and now that she is ready for the rollers its toon time. I also get some quality lift time at my Buddy's shop, she just might make it to the race next weekend but its a bit too soon to know for sure... JL's suspension braces and other stuff still needs to be installed along with that smaller pulley located in the glovecomeapartment so I'll have my work cut out for me even tho I'm on Bacation mange...



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Scott, just curious...what kind of exhaust system did you go with? I'm guessing it's something custom, much like the rest of the car ;-)

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The car had the big Kooks headers and a custom 2.5" true dual system with an X pipe through Borla cans when she ran N/A. For now we're keeping that, and it should be adequate, especially with the big pulley we're starting out with. Even though the exhaust was not mandrel bent, there are no bends over 45 degrees, except the passenger side collector/downpipe, which is 90 degrees. When we get it on the rollers, if we find it's a restriction, we'll probably go to a two 3" into one 4"... or something...

Here's the original custom duals with the cats as I ran it N/A:


The X-pipe added in when the Kooks went on:


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Here's the passenger side collector/downpipe combination without the cats hooked up to the Kooks headers:


And here's the driver's side collector/downpipe:


The collector/downpipe combination pieces were welded up custom to keep the exhaust, especially the front part attached to the headers, up nice an tight to the chasis and protected by the chasis braces. I didn't want to risk bottoming out with the downpipe and cracking a header. The Kooks install is a biatch and I didn't what to have to do it twice.

N/A, the system worked great, how it'll perform under boost remains to be seen.

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The Kooks install is a biatch and I didn't what to have to do it twice.
I'm curious, what gaskets and bolts did you use for the header install?
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I used Percy' dead soft gaskets on my Kooks. I didn't think the install was bad since I had the motor out. All I had to do was disconnect the steering shaft and push it to the center a bit. The Mark 8 oil pan gave me more trouble than the Kooks.




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This car is absolutely amazing, I can help but stare at it for long periods of a time and think of how crazy it must be to drive. Congrats on a well done project, I hope it brings you lots of fun.

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I'm curious, what gaskets and bolts did you use for the header install?
Pearcy dead soft gaskets and Stage 8 locking bolts.

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Pearcy dead soft gaskets and Stage 8 locking bolts.

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Hmmph. Same here.

Had top part of #8 header gasket blow out.
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I found that with the percy's I had to make three trips around to get them all the same. The percy's compressed a lot due to their concave shape.




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