Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Projects update

Edsel. Well, we have the exhaust installed, carpet finished, and are still working on the front seat and the electrical. The front seat was in rough shape and we really should have started sooner on it but oh well, lesson learned. Once we get some padding for the front and do some strengthening to the frame everything should move faster. Dad has spent a few days on details, lights again, starting and charging and the ignition. We found out the coil we got for it is no good, so off to get another.

Cobra. Dan is going crazy and in the last month has caught himself up. All he is waiting for is the rims and some odds and ends to show up. He has the electrical squared away, most of the interior laid out and waiting and the body ready to paint and primer. It won't be too long now. Again, waiting on parts.

Camaro. The E85 conversion is going well. A couple of mix tanks of %50 E85 and %50 93 octane and I didn't notice much. A good full fresh E85 tank and some tweaking to the fuel trims and ignition and the car really feels like it has come to life. I hope to score a G0force meter or something similar to do some runs with E85 and then some with gas and see which gives me better power.

Other then that, busy at the shop. Troy is putting miles on the BMW and it is holding up amazingly well, just using a little oil (more then it should) but it is holding together. For some reason it just won't die. We have had a few old radiator hoses burst and the engine go hot fast, but it just won't die. Got to love those German cars. Also, a cool thing happened this past weekend. BMW scored it's first F1 victory as a manufacturer. Cooooool.

The power tour is fast approaching and I am really stoked for Friday. I don't think I will get much done that morning and really don't think I'll be home early that night :)


At 3:21 PM, Anonymous steve N said...

I have a gtech laying around you could play with.

At 4:21 PM, Blogger B.j.Ruland said...

Thanks, Steve. I would love to give it a whirl. I appreciate the offer, thanks!


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