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 Post subject: RPD Stage 2
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:47 pm 
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Well it's in, and running well.
First off, BIG BIG BIG thanks to arm79, for doing 99% of the work (I did 8/12 of the valve springs :P).
Another thanks to brett477 for finding my rocker cover stud :lol:
"It must have fallen on top of the trans, we'll have to jack it up... err, this wouldn't be what your looking for would it?"
So, what's it like?
First impression, as noted by everyone standing in arm79's garage was 'idles smooth'.
Lifter noise was gone after a couple of runs around the block, chased by the screeching tires of some other Cobalt ED... :P
Have yet to reset computer and advance the timing a tad, but this thing pulls preeetty hard from 3000rpm.
Kinda more so then I thought it would.
Someone started a thread the other day, about getting beaten by a hilux.
Well at the 'Sunshine Drag Strip', one of those new Hilux SR5's had a bit of a go...
level... level... 3000rpm... SMACK... like that one Hilux boy?
Had a scary moment at my exit off the Calder.
had to stop at a stop sign, and heard a REAL bad noise, that sounded like it was coming from me.
So I drive off, thinking "please god make it home".
Turns out the weird a** noise was the sound of a train over a nearby bridge, echoing around the car :P
Now I'm going to sleep, cause my knees hurt, and my finger is still f**k numb...

 

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 Post subject: Re: RPD Stage 2
Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:13 am 
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Steady ED wrote:
Turns out the weird a** noise was the sound of a train over a nearby bridge, echoing around the car :P


i like this one. have you ever noticed that when doing any form of engine work and you take the car for a drive you become really attune to new/different noises, and when you hear one, what ever it may be, you think "s**t she gonna blow, what did i forget etc"

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:08 am 
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welcome to the club Steady! :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: RPD Stage 2
Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:58 am 
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Steady ED wrote:
Turns out the weird a** noise was the sound of a train over a nearby bridge, echoing around the car :P


i like this one. have you ever noticed that when doing any form of engine work and you take the car for a drive you become really attune to new/different noises, and when you hear one, what ever it may be, you think "s**t she gonna blow, what did i forget etc"


yes i notice that a lot now.. after my little incident everything smells like burning oil ;)

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:42 pm 
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That's the way buddy, enjoy!

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:33 pm 
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Enjoy :)

We wanna see photos of lots of grey smoke coming from those rear tyres now ;)

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 6:07 pm 
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i fitted one to a car today.

not much chance of a good test :cry: we have a nice cat5 cyclone on it way, and it started to ran just as we finnished putting it in.

proveded nothing stupid happens with this cyclone the car will be at the drags to see if it can improve ont he flat 16 it ran last week.
so we'll get some 98 BP in the tank muck with the ignition timming a bit.


i think i also have him convinced he needs some 3.7 diff gears and 2500rpm stally.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:45 pm 
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After a reset and, a bit of a timing fiddle, and more driving, the power starts to ramp up at about 2500.
3000-4500 is the 'sweet spot', where it starts to really hammer.
It'd be a lot better in a manual car, where you can keep it in its powerband.
Still fun in the slusher though!
3.7's and a 2500rpm stally would help it off the line alot.
It also gives my car a nice little growl :P
Idle is still bloody smooth.
If it wasn't for the different sound, it'd almost be hard to pick.
In the not-too-distant future, I should have it at the drags, to improve on my 16.9 :P
A fitter engine would do this cam more justice, but we'll see how it goes with a tired old banger.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:50 pm 
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A Stage 2/3 cam with auto, 3.7's and a big stally would be a weapon!

3000-4500 powerband?

The stage 3 is 4000 - beyond :)

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:59 pm 
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hornet wrote:
A Stage 2/3 cam with auto, 3.7's and a big stally would be a weapon!

3000-4500 powerband?

The stage 3 is 4000 - beyond :)



yea just hope he doesn't change his mind and get a manual......

are you still chasing that pressure reg?

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:08 pm 
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all this talk makes me want one even more

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:21 pm 
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just adding on tickford_6 comment we had it down at the drags, and on my second run i blew a radiator hose but still got a 15.8 so a improvement on my original 16 flat.im gonna stay with the auto and get sum 3.7 diff gears and a stally so hopefully get some better times up soon.we will let yas know how we go
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Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:31 pm 
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you would have bettered that time by the end of the night if the hose didn't go pop.

if posible you need to get a little wheel spin off the line.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:08 pm 
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yes enjoy
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Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:59 pm 
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smokeme wrote:
just adding on tickford_6 comment we had it down at the drags, and on my second run i blew a radiator hose but still got a 15.8 so a improvement on my original 16 flat.im gonna stay with the auto and get sum 3.7 diff gears and a stally so hopefully get some better times up soon.we will let yas know how we go


Ill have to get you to show me one day, i would love to see what these cams are like in person. I am considering saving up for one.

and tickford 6, where abouts do you work?

 

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