CarForum.net - Car Forums, Automotive News and Community
Home Gallery Register Calendar Members List

Go Back   CarForum.net - Car Forums, Automotive News and Community > General Car Discussion > Racing / Motorsports

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Unread 05-10-2012, 09:20 PM   #11
Vroom Vroom
 
Shrimpykins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: In the engine bay
Posts: 847
Rep: 42 Shrimpykins is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed_Demon View Post
Sweet, love the car man. Needs more pics though!

Yah yah, I'll get some.

Have to wait for the video though, next track day isn't for a few weeks I think.

I went and got a spring and fashioned a small mount for it that I bolted to the intake manifold using one of the bolts that bolts the manifold to the engine. It was just enough to bring it back down to 850-900 idle without it being too much to kill the engine.

There was a small piece of rubber that slipped over the accelerator pedal stop. It was about 1/16" thick and I took it off, it was just enough slack to keep the pedal from pulling the throttle open.

That of course means the car is back to a steady idle and everything is working smoothly.

All I need is a new windshield and to replace the gasket for the oil pan and I will be ready for a track day. Gonna try to time it so I can make the next one.
__________________
2009 S197 Mustang GT/CS

Shrimpykins is offline Shrimpykins's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-11-2012, 11:42 AM   #12
Community Director
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 7,601
Rep: 153 Mike has a spectacular aura aboutMike has a spectacular aura about
Default

Your garage is just full of toys ain't it?!
__________________
"He shouted: 'You've won! Didn't you know?' I didn't, and it's about the nicest thing I've ever been told" -Bruce McLaren, 1968 Belgian Grand Prix
Read the rules! | DO NOT REPLY TO SPAM
Daily Driver: 2006 Mazda 3 S sedan - 2.3L I4, 5 speed manual - 78k miles
Girlfriend's Car: 2013 Chevy Volt - 30k miles
Bikes: 1979 Yamaha XS 750


Mike is offline Mike's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-11-2012, 12:41 PM   #13
Vroom Vroom
 
Shrimpykins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: In the engine bay
Posts: 847
Rep: 42 Shrimpykins is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike View Post
Your garage is just full of toys ain't it?!
I've got a few, yes

Can't wait till I am done with the rex because then I should have some time to start working on my dads 300zx which I know is gonna be one hell of a car if he puts a little money and time into it. The clutch is currently out in it. I was using it as a DD for a bit and one day it just didn't want to go into gear when I went to start it in the morning. I shut the engine off, put it into first, and cranked it up. It didn't jump or anything, but once I got on the road and out of first gear it wouldn't go back into second with just the clutch. I had to bump rev to the proper RPM and jam it into gear to get it into second and then I had to drive without a clutch to work.
__________________
2009 S197 Mustang GT/CS

Shrimpykins is offline Shrimpykins's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-12-2012, 03:02 PM   #14
Vroom Vroom
 
Shrimpykins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: In the engine bay
Posts: 847
Rep: 42 Shrimpykins is on a distinguished road
Default


It's sucking in coolant and burning it. I can smell it, the exhaust after some throttle abuse smells sweet plus I have some "lungbutter" sitting in the oil filler.



I've read the solution is a crankcase vent so I am gonna go to the auto parts store when I get a chance and pick up a ventable oil filler.

I might seafoam it or something after an oil change.
__________________
2009 S197 Mustang GT/CS

Last edited by Shrimpykins; 05-12-2012 at 06:27 PM.

Shrimpykins is offline Shrimpykins's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-30-2013, 02:29 PM   #15
Vroom Vroom
 
Shrimpykins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: In the engine bay
Posts: 847
Rep: 42 Shrimpykins is on a distinguished road
Default

Figured I'd post this stuff in the thread rather than the whatd I do to mah car.

Looks like the previous owner didn't want to use the OEM fuel pump relay so instead just jury-rigged it for a 12v pass through:





What you see is the brake light circuit on top of the steering column, two incoming powers for either side of the fuse block off the main cutoff outside the car and the fan 12v input to the relay.







NO MORE MESS!!!

I think all I need is a 4 circuit fuse block, still making 100% sure before I buy anything though.

The distribution system is run off the main cutoff switch and not fused which seems like a big nono to me but I don't know to be honest, maybe it's ok.

Everything was run through the OEM harness inside so basically what I did is start from the stuff I wanted to keep and traced it back to the termination points then snip and label the wires. Once I had it all labeled I snipped the two mains and pulled all the trash out.

Brake lights
Engine
Gas/Rear Hatch
Instruments

These are the only 4 circuits I can think of that I should need. The starter wire shouldn't need a fuse since it is just a signal wire, right? Not the main wire coming from the + side of the battery, but the smaller wire that attaches to the push button to start the car.
__________________
2009 S197 Mustang GT/CS

Shrimpykins is offline Shrimpykins's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-30-2013, 03:45 PM   #16
Community Director
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 7,601
Rep: 153 Mike has a spectacular aura aboutMike has a spectacular aura about
Default

Give us more pics of the entire car!
__________________
"He shouted: 'You've won! Didn't you know?' I didn't, and it's about the nicest thing I've ever been told" -Bruce McLaren, 1968 Belgian Grand Prix
Read the rules! | DO NOT REPLY TO SPAM
Daily Driver: 2006 Mazda 3 S sedan - 2.3L I4, 5 speed manual - 78k miles
Girlfriend's Car: 2013 Chevy Volt - 30k miles
Bikes: 1979 Yamaha XS 750


Mike is offline Mike's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-30-2013, 09:12 PM   #17
Vroom Vroom
 
Shrimpykins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: In the engine bay
Posts: 847
Rep: 42 Shrimpykins is on a distinguished road
Default





__________________
2009 S197 Mustang GT/CS

Shrimpykins is offline Shrimpykins's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 07-01-2013, 10:59 AM   #18
Vroom Vroom
 
Shrimpykins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: In the engine bay
Posts: 847
Rep: 42 Shrimpykins is on a distinguished road
Default

Ordered one of these last night:



I only need 4 circuits plus the start button, and I already have the switches. It's cheaper to buy this thing though and swap in a 15A fuse for the brake lights. I'll probably mod it so that the brake light and the hatch solenoids circuits are isolated from their respective switches.

The dizzy system is protected by an OEM fusible link. I am going to leave it in place for now until I can determine the proper conversion from the fusible link to a proper fuse size for the dizzy system. I'll probably remove the electric fan from the fusible link and instead put a 40A fuse in it's place for the 40A relay.
__________________
2009 S197 Mustang GT/CS

Shrimpykins is offline Shrimpykins's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 07-02-2013, 11:50 AM   #19
Vroom Vroom
 
Shrimpykins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: In the engine bay
Posts: 847
Rep: 42 Shrimpykins is on a distinguished road
Default

Rebuild kit for the Mikuni came in today, time to get down to work. Moroso wiring panel will be here tomorrow. Lots to do after that gets here.
__________________
2009 S197 Mustang GT/CS

Shrimpykins is offline Shrimpykins's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 07-02-2013, 11:58 AM   #20
Veteran Member
 
Mr Car Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada
Posts: 2,052
Rep: 186 Mr Car Guy has a spectacular aura aboutMr Car Guy has a spectacular aura about
Default

Did you do anything about the coolant in the exhaust smell?

The rotor housing often warp on rotary engines resulting in coolant into the combustion chambers or combustion gas in the cooling system.

Other symptoms are very hard starting, boiling over/overheating.
__________________
2003 GMC Envoy 5.3

Mr Car Guy is offline Mr Car Guy's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:55 PM.

Shogun Interactive Development Copyright 2015 Shogun Interactive Development. All rights reserved.