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Archive for July, 2010

Posted by Chad on July 14, 2010

Turner Feild July 10th

This past weekend was much better than my previous event at Turner. We still had a few issues but once those were fixed it was fine for the most part. First, I took the truck out for the first run group and it immediately started spitting as soon as it got into boost. I ran two more laps to see if maybe the truck was not warm enough. Pulled back to the pits. Matt started looking at stuff and found out that the water pump was installed backwards, even though I followed the instructions to the letter. Fixed that by swapping the water lines.

I went out to make some more runs and then the truck wouldn’t start. I figured out that I knocked off the starter relay wire. Easy fix.

Then the day went pretty good until one of the event staff approached me and told me that my fan blades had broken off. Sure enough, I was missing all the blades on one side of my fan! And the fan had somehow come unplugged. Plugged it in, turned on the power and immediately turned it off. The fan was so off balance that it had literally shaken itself unplugged.Will Staab, the staff that informed me about my fan, offered to sell me a nice 16″ for $40.

I was able to make two more passes before the truck was to hot to drive anymore. I just hung out with the guys the rest of the day and smoked a cigar.

Will Staab flaked on the fan as I suspected he would. Delete!

Posted by Chad on July 14, 2010

No Bed to lay my head

I’m really digging not having a bed on the truck. It has more of a RatRod looks to it.

Here’s a couple of shots from the June 12th event at Turner Field.

And even though the truck was giving me so many issues I was able to make a few passes. It was by far the worst day I’ve ever had in my drifting/track experience. We had multiple issues. The truck was breaking up under boost, cutting out in the turns, and overall running terrible. After changing coilpacks, MAF sensor and realizing that the fuel cell pickup line had moved to the top of the cell the truck was drivable again. But that was cut short too because it was consistently overheating. I would only get about 2 passes before the truck was getting to 100c.

Oh well, back to the drawing board to figure out some coolant issues.

Posted by Chad on July 14, 2010

Couple more AMS shots

Here’s one of the setup shots from a photo shoot for a magazine.

Here’s another one of Andy Sapp of AndySapp.com driving the Datsun at AMS.
Andy Sapp workig the wheel of the Datsun at AMS