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| 02/17/05 Update
It's official! Project33 is more than a bunch of inanimate parts - IT'S ALIVE!
At 6pm CST 02/10/2005 there was fire in the holes and it was singing its song.
What's begun to feel like a giant cumbersome art project, now has a soul and a
personality. Now it feels like a car!
There were no fluid leaks and nothing overheated
but there were several exhaust leaks including the headers. The entire exhaust system has
been removed and the slot and binder clamping system is being replaced with stainless
steel band clamps over butt joints. We're also adding a custom set of NoWeeds Power
Exhaust Cutouts. (the neighbors will LOVE those ;)
The Idle Air Controller (IAC) was defective and
is going to be replaced soon so we can set the idle. As you'll see in the video, it's
stuck wide open so the car idles at about 1500 rpm.
The video takes place at Executive Touch Auto
Center and starts off with Joey Keyman (Excessive Autosports) multitasking as he runs the
Accel DFI software and eats pizza at the same time. It backfires then starts and loads up
but they keep it running and smooth it out. Smoke comes off the engine as the new paint
and polished aluminum is seasoned. Ron (Executive Touch) adjusts the fuel pressure while
Joey and Jack (Sehr Performance) adjust the timing and break in the cam. We addressed the
IAC issue by checking both hardware and software until we narrowed it down to a bad IAC
I'm looking forward to hearing it run at normal
idle without all the exhaust leaks.
the Startup Video
(8.7MB WMV file)
|The video is approximately 3.5 minutes of video
edited from an hour long digital recording. We started the car 3 times and ran it for
about 20 minutes each time, burning through about 5 gallons of gas.
The video clip is in Windows Media (WMV) format. If you do not have a program
that will open/play the file, Windows
Media Player is available as a free download. To download right click the link and
choose "Save Target As".
I hope you enjoy the site's first video.
Due to the number of requests, I plan on offering several longer full-size videos along
with a copy of the site on a CD-ROM some day.
|Until next time, Keep the shiny side up!