Notices

TonyG > New Race Car Build Thread

 
Old 02-06-2014, 02:19 AM
  #916  
David Floyd
Addict
Rennlist Member

 
David Floyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 7,092
Default

Stunning !!!!!
David Floyd is offline  
Old 02-06-2014, 02:52 AM
  #917  
IanM
User
 
IanM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,202
Default

Phenomenal. I've thoroughly enjoyed following this thread, and this is my new favorite car. I hope it performs as anticipated.
IanM is offline  
Old 02-06-2014, 02:58 AM
  #918  
Dutch944
User
 
Dutch944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Hollandaaaa
Posts: 1,777
Default

Wauw.. These images are not very good for my self-esteem.. I want to do some major adjustments to my car now as well..
Dutch944 is offline  
Old 02-06-2014, 04:06 AM
  #919  
Crazy Eddie

Rennlist Member

 
Crazy Eddie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Los Altos, CA
Posts: 6,762
Default

Hey Tony
That.... is amazing ...
I can't wait to see a video of that beast in action ....
Best of luck. I hope all goes well
Regards
Ed
Crazy Eddie is offline  
Old 02-06-2014, 08:33 AM
  #920  
disasterman
User
 
disasterman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 1,842
Default

Dude!
disasterman is offline  
Old 02-06-2014, 08:39 AM
  #921  
Duke
Super User
 
Duke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 5,520
Default

Awesome! It looks a tad high in the rear, I guess it might be adjusted after the first shakedowns and tests?
Plenty of space in the rear for a diffusor!
Duke is offline  
Old 02-06-2014, 09:35 AM
  #922  
Voith
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Voith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Slovenia
Posts: 6,401
Default

Looks fantastic. Congrats and good luck!
Voith is offline  
Old 02-06-2014, 01:03 PM
  #923  
400hp944
User
 
400hp944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Diego
Posts: 849
Default

Sick.....

See you at Willow this weekend??? I'll be there Friday afternoon.
400hp944 is offline  
Old 02-07-2014, 02:38 AM
  #924  
Droops83
User
 
Droops83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 1,193
Default

Originally Posted by 400hp944 View Post
Sick.....

See you at Willow this weekend??? I'll be there Friday afternoon.
Damn, wish I could make it. The car looks awesome, Tony, good luck with the shakedown!

Scott, you have a 944 Spec car now?? Maybe I should try and finish mine instead of selling it, maybe I'll have someone to race against!
Droops83 is offline  
Old 02-07-2014, 09:11 AM
  #925  
Cyril
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Cyril's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Montreal
Posts: 429
Default

Wow, awesome!
Congratz Tony!
Cyril is online now  
Old 02-07-2014, 09:22 AM
  #926  
gruhsy
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
gruhsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,290
Default

Love the final product. Great job!!!!!!
gruhsy is offline  
Old 02-07-2014, 03:08 PM
  #927  
PorscheDoc
Addict
Rennlist Member


Rennlist
Site Sponsor
 
PorscheDoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Under Your Car
Posts: 8,018
Default

Sinister. Great job Tony and the guys @ Vision!
PorscheDoc is offline  
Old 02-07-2014, 09:18 PM
  #928  
TonyG
Rennlist Junkie Forever
Thread Starter
 
TonyG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 5,976
Default

*** BAD NEWS***

I just can't catch a break.

Get the car on the dyno and it's smoking. Bad. Oil is coming out the exhaust as well.

Oil is leaking from a place that nobody can identify.

The engine is making a very faint thrashing noise.

Power is down 70RWHP.

****. That would mean no testing and no racing this weekend.

Forward to today....

Pull the intake and valve covers. Perfect.

Pull the front end off the car, the radiator, the water pump, etc...

Pull out the cam. Looks perfect.

Hmmmm

Do a leak down and 3 cylinders have around 18% leak down :-(

Pull an oil filter, cut it open, pull the filter and BAM. Full of very pretty silver and copper tinted oil.

[email protected]$%&^!$*@$$%^&(^#!$&@$%&[email protected]$#^@&^!#$&@$%&!$%#&^[email protected]$ &$#@[email protected]%$&#%^*#%^&*%[email protected]$%^ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah.

So... where was I? Oh yeah. The engine.

This is the LS6 that about 2 months ago, I took to my engine builder to, for preventative maintenance, to have new valve springs, service cylinder heads, new rod and main bearings installed.

As an FYI... when they pulled the rod and main bearings they called me to tell me that they were perfect and not to replace them. Just to reinstall them. So they did.

I get the engine back, get it in the car and it sits in the car unstarted for months while the car is being finished.

So it appears that either the oil pan pickup is not correct, or someone along the way ran it without enough oil, which is easy to do since it holds 18ish quarts and you have to fill the pan, spin the engine, then fill the pan, and repeat the process until it's full. Furthermore, if you turn on the key and leave it on, the Accusump will dump 3 quarts into the system which can make you think there's more oil in the system than there really is.

So who the QW$^&%#%^&* knows.


At least my heads and valve train, which are new are all good. The cam is good. So it looks like either repairing this short block or a new short block.

:-(

The stars are just not aligned.....

I'll know Monday when the engine is out and I can see what the cylinder wall and crank & rods look like.


This sucks!


TonyG
TonyG is offline  
Old 02-07-2014, 09:36 PM
  #929  
dand86951
User
 
dand86951's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 1,043
Default

Tony, that is a real heart breaker. Keep telling yourself, the hard part is done, engine mechanicals are the relatively easy part. The end results look and are fantastic.
dand86951 is offline  
Old 02-07-2014, 09:57 PM
  #930  
Fluidplay
User
 
Fluidplay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 1,441
Default

AHHHHH!! that truly "sucks" Tony...sorry to hear this.
Fluidplay is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: TonyG > New Race Car Build Thread


Contact Us - About Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: