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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:04 pm

Somewhere, off in the distant future, I can hear a POOF

Jk man. That should be real fun.
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:42 am

So far, just got the bottle put somewhere at least temporarily and the NMU is mounted and connected to the bottle.



NMU is mounted via brackets over the master cylinder.

nothing overly fancy but effective and clean

I know I'm going to catch shit for this but that's how it's gonna be for now.

drilled and tapped the new TB adapter (won't be used until the IC & genV go on - right now I'm going to have to use the stupid bulkhead fitting on the intake pipe)

I had to take the TB off my car so I could fit it and make sure the butterfly wasn't going to hit the nozzle before I drilled it.

Good to go!

The wiring won't be completed until I can get the steering wheel I need and some other things but I'll set it up for some test runs. Sorry these pictures kinda suck. They don't look that bad on the phone but man when you get them on a 1080 computer screen - woof. Plus I have no idea why they are still 1600x1200, I changed them to 800x600 on photobucket and they still show up huge here...
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:42 am

subtlety is an acquired taste turtle...
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:30 am

that cars gonna move!

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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:30 pm

Well, at least you found a use for the center-rear seatbelts... I took mine out a long time ago. lol
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:27 pm

You knew you'd get shit for it, so I'm taking the first squat. I you got into a wreck, that bottle could fly forward and kill you or somebody else. For that reason, I think it sucks. Why not install it with brackets in the trunk, and have the armrest pull down for access?

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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:37 pm

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You knew you'd get shit for it, so I'm taking the first squat. I you got into a wreck, that bottle could fly forward and kill you or somebody else. For that reason, I think it sucks. Why not install it with brackets in the trunk, and have the armrest pull down for access?

He did say, "for now"... it's not permanent.
However, you do raise a good point - how about just wrapping it in a blanket for now, put it on the RR floorboard and run the
passenger seat all the way back, so it can't go anywhere in case of impact?
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:27 pm

I really just haven't exactly decided what to do with it yet. It's decently secure. It would take nothing short of a massive collision to make it go anywhere. It sits really snug in the armrest cavity and the seatbelt is tight. Also the line is sort of a backup.
The advantage to this location is you can reach the valve from the drivers seat. There isn't really any other place this could go where that can happen. I have no intention of buying a remote valve opener.
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:36 pm

What's the advantage to reaching it from the drivers seat?

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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:16 am

AA wrote:
What's the advantage to reaching it from the drivers seat?

To take a hit while ur drivin
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:38 am

AA wrote:
What's the advantage to reaching it from the drivers seat?
I'm guessing that they don't trust the solenoid until they want it...

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What's the advantage to reaching it from the drivers seat?
To take a hit while ur drivin
Oh shit, silly me, of course!!
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:14 am

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I'm guessing that they don't trust the solenoid until they want it...
Just another reason I think this is a really bad idea. Before the on-board missile makes its launch, it distracts by making you turn around in the driver seat. If you think the belt will hold that bottle in during a crash, you're badly mistaken.

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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:57 am

Aaron is wise beyond his years! Please mount that bottle securely.
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:46 am

My questions would be: would someone be more likely to break in if they see a nice nitrous bottle sitting there? how bout cops? more likely to hassle you if they look in the window and spot it in a ride check or something? (what are your laws like there? here we cant have any kind of nitrous physically connected in any way whilst on the road.)

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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:01 pm

I got the necessary steering wheel and pretty much everything else for the electrical part. I haven't completed the wiring yet because there's a lot to do on that end but the steering wheel is finished. The nitrous switch is simple. The performance shift button needs to get hooked up to a latching relay and also an LED indicator that's going to go in the gauge area. Here's the completed wheel. It's a grant part number 749. Compared to my old grant challenger series wheel, this one is a little larger in diameter and a nicer grip so it kind of looks more normal in the car, I think.



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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:07 pm

Very impressive. Be sure to take as many vids as you can!
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:55 pm

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...this one is a little larger in diameter and has a nicer grip so it kind of looks more normal in the car.

Well, there's nothing "normal" about your car, Cody... razz but it is cool!

One question I forgot to ask you: You said that you had to find a DHP tuner to enable the Perf Shift - Isn't the HP unit supposedly the "newer and better" one?
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:17 pm

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turtleman wrote:
...this one is a little larger in diameter and has a nicer grip so it kind of looks more normal in the car.

Well, there's nothing "normal" about your car, Cody... razz but it is cool!

One question I forgot to ask you: You said that you had to find a DHP tuner to enable the Perf Shift - Isn't the HP unit supposedly the "newer and better" one?

Newer - yes
Better - no
DHP allows you to do more on a 3800 car such as use 3rd party editing software like Tinytuner so you have a few more parameters you can edit and if necessary, you can change the actual code written to the PCM. License-free writing is also nice. Downside is you can only tune 3800's and there is not much to help you with updates at this point. The newest software for DHP is like three years old now and doesn't work on anything newer than windows xp.
For the important tuning areas, HPtuner works terrifically and has a nice interface that requires less user intervention to work right (with the exception of the licensing)
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:15 pm

Thanks for the info. If I understand correctly, the kicker here is that the PerfShift wasn't a 'switchable' parameter that the HPT could change, but rather you had to add those lines of code from scratch?
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:00 pm

I didn't have to actually add those two lines of code. They were there - just needed to be switched on basically. I guess the guys at HPtuners just didn't see that as important enough to add to their software. It takes quite a bit of effort to translate all this code into logic when the manufacturer of the bin doesn't give you any information.
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:48 pm



We got some snow.
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:53 pm

Just some lol. I should show some pics of when i got my car from the farm lol
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:27 pm

some of the little stuff that's going on


I got this stuff for the home cut upper and lower IC gaskets. It's thick as hell. Anyone use this stuff?




FYI: 2.7 pulley fits on an uncircumcised gen V if you just touch that little piece with the pencil mark in the above pic with a grinder.


This is a fuel pump voltage booster. It's mostly for extra insurance while I'm running 13-14psi & spraying nitrous since the ZEX kit I'm using increases fuel pressure for additional fueling. The resulting fuel pressure will be anywhere from 70 to 90+ psi depending on how I set it up and bottle pressure and some other factors. These fuel pumps drop flow drastically with a lot of pressure so I'm afraid I'm going to be pushing it close here. With 17 volts or so when needed, I'm figuring it won't have any issues.
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:43 pm

Testing car and omg a real camera. I predict there will be some videos this summer.
Is there a way to go directly from a DV camera to youtube or any video hosting site? It seems like a lot of picture quality is lost to compression no matter what I do.
I'm just doing some highway shakedowns to see what kind of timing it likes.

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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:47 pm

Thats pretty cool! dont think ya would a made it up there without that Grant steering wheel!
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