HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:56 pm by Admin


For the benefit of 944Hybrids users there are two search functions available for you to use.
The purpose of this sticky is to explain the "Advanced Search" function because it is much more powerful and is the best choice when researching information.

When you log on to the site a list of options is shown in a line at the top of the page. One option is labelled "Search", use this option (NOT the search box lower down on the right).

After you click on the upper search option, a drop down box appears. At the bottom of this box is a radio button marked "Advanced …

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First time out this season after all the work...

Post  docwyte on Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:02 am

Made it out to Pueblo Motorsports Park this past Saturday.  First time I've had the car on the track since I redid the suspension (rear torsion bar delete and Bilstein Escort Cup coilover install), redid the engine wiring harness, redid the exhaust, replumbed/mounted the radiator, put in a different adjustable rear brake proportioning valve, etc, etc, etc.

Car ran great!  Made gobs of power and was totally reliable.  Having the radiator sealed up and cutting open the bumper dropped temps about 20 degrees. I was seeing 240F vs 260F, so I'm pretty happy with that.  Oil temps were up, but I've got the sensor before the oil cooler, so I'm going to move it to after the oil cooler and see what they look like there.

After a little playing with the proportioning valve I seem to have it in a good spot.  The Elephant racing rear bearing blocks made a HUGE difference in threshold braking, the car is much more stable now. It used to really dance around under braking.  Much more confidence inspiring the way it is now, I can brake much, much later now without having to worry about catching the car. 

Suspension felt good, neutral handling, able to 4 wheel drift around tight carousels.  I had fresh, shaved RA1's and the grip was pretty good.  I didn't push them past the howling mark, there's more in them I'm sure.  Car turned in very well, some roll, but not as much as before.  Spring rates (450F, 700R) seem to work pretty well.

I'm the only guy in my time trial class, so if I register a time I win.  Ha!  Anyways, because of that and the fact this was my first time out this year with the car, I didn't push too hard.  I left plenty of time on the board, I could've braked much later, carried more speed into the corners and pushed the tires harder.

As it was, I had a great time, the car didn't break and I enjoyed my working A/C on the drive home.

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Re: First time out this season after all the work...

Post  Lemming on Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:17 am

Glad the car ran well!
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Re: First time out this season after all the work...

Post  docwyte on Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:21 am

Me too.  I was playing with an E46 M3 GTS3 car, I could've passed him a few times, but was having so much fun chasing him I lifted to stay behind him.

It was HOT there this weekend, close to 95F, I must've drunk 3 gallons of water and I still felt dehydrated when I got home.

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Re: First time out this season after all the work...

Post  acorad on Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:29 am

Great Stuff!
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Re: First time out this season after all the work...

Post  Porschedoc on Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:09 pm

NASA? 

You coming to hastings in August?  I think both Todd Wayman and I will be there running our V8's in TT2.  Todd is the guy to gun for.

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Re: First time out this season after all the work...

Post  docwyte on Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:10 pm

Yep, NASA. 

Not going to make it to Hastings.  I've been there a few times and I really like it, but it rains everytime I go.

Plus I have a motorcycle rally that same weekend.  Have fun!!

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Re: First time out this season after all the work...

Post  rooster on Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:57 pm

Doc, was that 240F measured at the head in the stock location with an aftermarket gauge - VDO etc?   I'm asking because I see 220F on a hot day at the track (measured as described above).  So if you're getting 20 degrees hotter than me with no ill affects I'm wondering if my perceived cooling problem is not a problem after all.  

I just switched from 50/50 coolant mix to 100% distilled plus a bottle of water wetter and will test it out at the track Wednesday.  I'm hoping to see some drop in temps but also hoping I don't have to worry in case I don't.  Thanks.

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Re: First time out this season after all the work...

Post  docwyte on Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:47 pm

Yes, that was in the head.  Last summer I saw 260.  The Camaro race car guys see that up here all the time.  It's really hot here, triple digits ambient, the track even hotter and the air is really thin.  I wouldn't be concerned with 220F temps at all.

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Re: First time out this season after all the work...

Post  gamman on Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:39 am

hot in colorado? wrong show!

haha anyway, its fantastic you have dialed your car in so well. what is your m/c again? effort? i will follow someday.our track is gone.we may get one in 5 yrs.
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Re: First time out this season after all the work...

Post  docwyte on Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:37 am

Broke the record last summer 78 days in a row of over 95 degrees.

I'm running a ford mustang hydro boost setup with the infinite adjustable tilton rear proportioning valve.

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Re: First time out this season after all the work...

Post  rooster on Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:48 am

Sorry to hijack your thread Doc but I just wanted to post a follow up.  With 100% distilled water, water wetter and Admins front lip/spoiler thingy I saw my on track temps drop aprox. 10+ degrees.  I was running at about 220F or more and this time out it stayed closer to 205F or so (hard to tell exactly on my VDO gauge).  Yes I'll have to switch back to partial anti-freeze mix come winter time but this was a cheap way to bring the temps down.  *thanks to Admin for the suggestion and fast delivery of the front lip.

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Re: First time out this season after all the work...

Post  docwyte on Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:09 am

I need to drain my radiator and go to water with water wetter too.  In the fall after track season I'll put anti freeze back in

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Re: First time out this season after all the work...

Post  968gene on Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:55 pm

This is an old thread but I'll add this anyway...are you using an undersized harmonic balancer? I was and it was difficult to keep the car cool at idle....just saying'
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Re: First time out this season after all the work...

Post  docwyte on Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:33 am

Car stays cool at idle and everywhere but the track. It's cooler now but still not what you sea level guys see. It's a combo of high altitude and high ambient temps. The Camaro race car guys see the same temps as me

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Re: First time out this season after all the work...

Post  mr965 on Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:53 pm

Doc, any new updates on cooling system and its success?

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Re: First time out this season after all the work...

Post  docwyte on Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:12 pm

Not yet, car has been down getting a new motor this year. Finally got the new 383 in it, boxster abs working etc.

Hope to get out on track October 11-12

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