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  • Birthday 08/28/1988

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  1. Love the Filter King, ones going on the e21 once the Weber thingy is figured out. Evidently there is a version with a return line port as well so you don't have to dead-end into the carbs...
  2. Good thinking Scott. Jason, do you have a gauge on the supply line right before the carbs. Might be worth getting a small one to verify that the supply psi is good (though it's a bit obvious it's lacking from the lean AFR). It does seem like something could be stressing the pump extra hard, whether it's a blockage or extra voltage.
  3. You mention the metal filter before the pump, how long has that been installed? I would try and solve the issue of not being able to blow through the lines and that looks like a good place to start. I have a feeling the issues have been 'death by 1000 papercuts' as opposed to one large smoking gun. With as long as some things sat and other things were used in the 'snob, rust/dirt/debris could have gotten in the system at a few different points and might not necessarily get cleaned out all at once. Not to mention the mysterious 1 psi pump. Now that you've got more pressure pushing the fuel through it can clog up a filter a lot easier. Have you looked in the tank to see what the inside walls look like?
  4. just did mine with a slide hammer and single hook. takes a bit of force all around.. Throw the new bearing in the freezer for 30 minutes. makes it easier to install
  5. If looking through this thread should teach you anything, it's that Andrew takes his time and does the required research in order to make sure anything he puts his name on/goes into this car is only the best. 75duce - that's not to try and bash you or anything, just that taking all the evidence into account I'm going to give Andrew and everyone else tied to this project the benefit of the doubt until proven wrong. Is 0 degrees better than 10, probably. But is it enough to make them not work at all? Time will tell, but I doubt it.
  6. Just so he's not lost in the haze, Wil is goign to drive his '02 and I'll be in the M5. Anyone bringing walkie-talkies for communications en route? I'll have one with me.
  7. Oh man, that steering wheel is too much. I need to make it out to Monterey to see your car alone.
  8. That carb cleaned up really well, great job! Love the early steering wheel. It's all the little differences that really make this car special. Fingers crossed I can check it out in Lexington in a few weeks (crap is it that soon already).
  9. In the words of Monty Python "I'm not dead yet!" She's not gone or forgotten. And while I've been pulled away physically my mind has been contemplating the next steps. A few small items picked up over the past year: We're just getting started...
  10. Amazing work as always Mikey! And it couldn't be going on a better car.
  11. Love these updates. Did the trans have to be in a specific gear to split the cases? I ran into some issues on my spare G280 when I tried to open it up and I think it was mostly because of that.
  12. Glad to see you still getting at it! Looking forward to the progress with this one.
  13. Hey, I'll gladly take em off your hands! Give me a call or text at *** *** 4696 and we can coordinate. Thanks! -Jon
  14. It's an interesting idea. I know of a few FSAE teams that made something like that for their cars. Basically they made their 4 velocity stacks in 2 pieces, a top and bottom plate. The top plate would slide in and out to match the ideal runner length to the engine's rpm. Though incorporating a system like that with enough change in total length to be worth the effort would be difficult while still keeping it under the hood. I've also though about making a circular runner that would rotate via a stepper or servo motor, changing it's length inside the plenum while not actually taking up more or less space. I just need to look into the effect of the runner length vs. the total plenum volume to see if they would cancel each other out. Oh, and I think you meant longer runners and low rpm and shorter runners at high rpm
  15. Thanks for the kind words. I'm lucky enough to have the time and resources to take on what I have. I hope your going to start a build thread for your project, it sounds like it should be pretty great when it's done. I'll be curious to see how you shoehorn the S54 into the 2002 engine bay, I toyed with that idea for a while but decided to stick with the M20. By the time I'm done it should be putting out a bit more power that the s54 . You are correct, the reason for having the plenum taper off towards the last runner is due to the desire of keeping the charge velocity high. Of course this only applies to plenums that have the intake at the front. If you look at other plenum designs where the intake charge enters in the center it is a completely symmetrical design. My initial design will most likely follow that of the e46 CSL airbox. a quick google search will show that it too follows the tapered design. Mine will most likely be made out of aluminum, but the same idea still applies. That being said I also have some other ideas that I want to start developing if time permits. Afterall, the ITB's are only as good as the flow of air before and after them. There are many more gains to be had.
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