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Offline Last Active Mar 18 2017 09:47 PM

#462072 Twin Turbo Rebuild Part Something Or Other...

Posted by HemiSam on 06 March 2017 - 10:49 PM

^^^that's what I'm talking 'bout!!!






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#462068 Twin Turbo Rebuild Part Something Or Other...

Posted by HemiSam on 06 March 2017 - 10:43 PM

Punkin Spice FTW, Migs!!!



LMAO, JB!  See ya next month, brother.  Bringin' ya a lil' something to celebrate with....FLYING ELVISES!!!






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#462018 Twin Turbo Rebuild Part Something Or Other...

Posted by HemiSam on 05 March 2017 - 12:07 PM

Yeah...I feel ya, Migs.  Pumpkin is bad to the bone with that rear end tubbed and the new suspension.  Can't wait to see her make a pass in the new trim.  Be sure to give our boy plenty of chit...






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#462014 Twin Turbo Rebuild Part Something Or Other...

Posted by HemiSam on 05 March 2017 - 10:19 AM

Sent from my LGMS631 using Tapatalk


Thank you, Migs!  Nicely done and great tune selection.


Look forward to seeing you in Victoria.  See if you can drag ol' Jorge with ya....he can watch us drink :D



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#461867 Twin Turbo Rebuild Part Something Or Other...

Posted by HemiSam on 28 February 2017 - 10:05 PM

Thanks a bunch, friends!  


It's been a winding road and I'm in a good place at the moment.


I'd love to tickle 215mph at the Mile.  Maybe a good tailwind will do... :D  I do have a couple of things I worked on at RPR that might help.


They started posting some pics on FB of the event.  Cool to have a photog there







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#459329 Twin Turbo Rebuild Part Something Or Other...

Posted by HemiSam on 10 December 2016 - 09:02 AM

Thank you, Andy and Doc Al!


I can't believe they cut out my mention of A.J. and True Street Performance and spliced in the part about it being a stick car.  He deserves the credit....my apologies, brother!



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#458994 Twin Turbo Rebuild Part Something Or Other...

Posted by HemiSam on 24 November 2016 - 10:02 AM

Thank you, fellas!  It's good to have War Machine home and in one piece making passes.


Happy Thanksgiving to all my MMF friends!



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#458891 Twin Turbo Rebuild Part Something Or Other...

Posted by HemiSam on 21 November 2016 - 04:23 PM

Thanks a bunch, All!


Car has been through a lot of turns since 2009.  Nice to make passes without blowing off the tires or breaking and putting her on the trailer without the winch...lol.


She ran strong at the Mile and hit my number and now broke into the 8's leaving soft.  That was the last milestone I committed to.  I think there's a bit more rpm, but I'm not planning on going overboard with boost, etc...  Would like to keep her together for a while this time :D


Cam - 3.25 currently.  



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#458079 Need For Speed - 1 Mile And 1/2 Mile Speed List

Posted by HemiSam on 01 November 2016 - 01:14 PM

Thank you, fellas!  It was a lot of fun.



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#456226 Rpm Transmission Install

Posted by HemiSam on 12 September 2016 - 09:42 PM

Good luck, man.  Been through a lot of that joy...  


The guys at RPM are solid.  Not cheap but they're pretty good to deal with.


That clutch looked awful.  Avoid metallic discs if at all possible unless you like side stepping.



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#456219 Lonestar Mopar Fest 2016

Posted by HemiSam on 12 September 2016 - 07:56 PM



With our first year opening to ANY MOPAR we need to build a competition program that would cover vehicles of all types. We are doing all HEADS-UP racing this year with the following classes:

  • Big Dawg Sweet Sixteen (the sixteen fastest ETs)
  • Hellcat
  • Index 10.500-10.999
  • Index 11.000-11.499
  • Index 11.500-11.999
  • Index 12.000-12.999
  • Index 13.000 and higher

Vehicles compete in only ONE class. The top sixteen fastest cars will be in the Big Dawg Sweet Sixteen Shootout. If a Hellcat is one of the top sixteen it will compete in the Big Dawg, not Hellcat class.


EDIT:  10.500-10.999 class added


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#450133 Twin Turbo Build Done Right By Hemituner Performance

Posted by HemiSam on 18 April 2016 - 09:10 AM

Thanks a bunch, Gents!  The car has never been so well buttoned up and tidy.  No fluid leaks all over like I used to have. The new turbo kit is a huge step up in design and the ability to hold boost levels.  Fun.




OK....she's built...what did she do?  A.J. met me in Bowling Green for the first combined ChallengerFest (#7) and MSHS.  Super cool.  Got to visit with good friends from each of the events and that allowed for two track days.


The first day was about ironing out the items you find once you hit a track.  First pass was on springs at 2-3psi and to say boring is an understatement but it let us know the car was generally solid and provided data.  We had an issue at the line and I kept rolling through the transbrake so we had to figure that out.  After two passes it started to hail so the track was shut down...  Can't make that up.  


Here is my second and last pass of the first day due to the hail (car #84).  This might be one of my favorite slips as it's pure comedy.  I rolled through the transbrake and tripped the timer...after trying to figure out what was going on I mat the pedal.  Nothing like a 3.4 second 60ft at 140mph   :D    Of course I had John Lewis and that mean arse car of his in the lane next to me.  He probably finished before I started...LMAO



So now we know she's making power, but we still had some tweaks to get her off the line properly and adj's to the race tune with the data.


Saturday comes and its better conditions once the track warmed up.  First pass the transbrake doesn't take but we figure out the issue.  Following are my next four passes in order.  A.J. tweaked the tune a few times and kept it conservative.  With each pass we raised the boost level a little as we grew more confident with the setup and I even hot lapped the car with zero cooling issues.  Never left with more than 2psi of boost at the line.  I'll play with that later to get the 60ft where it should be.










On this last pass we decide to see if we could find a 9.1 sec pass and raised the boost ramp rate aggressively.  The tires break at the 60ft or so and it made for a fun pass...




My good friends Malena (Speedy's lovely wife) and John Burleson shot these vids of the last pass.



This second one from Burleson has a some colorful commentary from our own John Lewis so be careful if you're at the office...







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#450056 Twin Turbo Build Done Right By Hemituner Performance

Posted by HemiSam on 17 April 2016 - 11:10 AM

Thanks a bunch, fellas!  CF7 was a ton of fun for many reasons including getting to catch up with many of both the CF7 and MSHS crews.  Frank - I hope you get to make it next year.  And I'm hoping more of the Canadian contingent will be back out next year.  It was great seeing mani doing his thing what that beast 6-speed of his.





On to electrical.  It's been a critical part of the car for a number years and reasons, not the least of which I tested all kinds of crap from WOT boxes when the car was a stick to a water/meth system I installed, Nitrogen Assisted Nitrous, aeroforce gauges with Circuit Boss (remember Speedy :D) back when they weren't working on LC's, trans and blower cooling switchery...blah blah blah.  That crap adds up...  Well, A.J. decided it was a bird's nest after some deliberation and did this....






18lb's of stuff...



it was a bittersweet moment.  I put a lot of time into some of it and I paid for the rest...LMAO.   Knowing A.J. since 2010 and what he did with Dan's mean LX I knew it was going to be a transformational upgrade....









this connector is an example of how super clean and serviceable it is now




my transmission controller used to sit over my fuel pressure regulator in the engine bay (WTF???) which made my accessing the FPR to adjust pressure at the rails a PITA and the programming cable ran through the fire wall.  Now it's easy access for me playing with programming line pressure, etc... right under the pass seat





and here is where it got really good....



everything of any importance funnels through this little guy that sits in my glove compartment next to my AMS boost controller.  8 relays, fuses and LED's that fire when there's a problem.  extremely serviceable...game changer









all buttoned up






I'm fortunate that A.J. and I see the world the same way when it comes to form vs function.






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#445720 Twin Turbo Rebuild Part Something Or Other...

Posted by HemiSam on 15 February 2016 - 10:44 PM

Thanks a bunch, fellas.  Looking forward to CF7...hope to see you all there.






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#441874 Twin Turbo Rebuild Part Something Or Other...

Posted by HemiSam on 20 December 2015 - 10:05 AM

Thanks, Fellas.


Well, not a lot to report on the car really.  It's hard to believe I lost the motor in March and it's already December.  Time is flying this year.


Long and short is A.J. indicated he will have the car running this month and she should be wrapped up sometime next month and headed back to Texas.  That would make for a 9-month turnaround if it happens.  If it does I should have time to shake her down and make the TX Mile and ChallengerFest assuming she's solid.  We'll see how it goes.


No pics to share so I'll wish my MMF friends Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year.



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