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Yesterday 04:42 PM
Ls1Rx7 Good news is that I can confirm the A052s have super progressive breakaway. So far i like them more than the R888Rs (and much quieter) even though I'm not seeing a ton more max lateral grip
Yesterday 04:40 PM
Ls1Rx7
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Originally Posted by kfennell View Post
You turned in way later then normal cause of the pass and still tried for the apex.
Prob true, but it was sliding almost immediately, i think I was just too quick with the wheel. Lots of room for improvement on this track, it was my first time there and as you can tell the track is narrow with little runoff in multiple spots
08-20-2019 06:32 PM
kfennell You turned in way later then normal cause of the pass and still tried for the apex.
08-20-2019 05:30 PM
Ls1Rx7 Finally got it out on track,
First time to this track, but had a good time. Actually had a couple "moments" on the track and luckily found my biggest on on video from a car chasing behind. He seemed more enthusiastic about it then I was Lol. Is that a "bug-aboo" chant?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=cQ9J_KIpsA8

And From in the car (not soo much drama) The A052s are pretty progressive during breakaway but I'm not honestly sure what caused this slide so I just let the cars behind me pass and let the tires cool off a bit.
https://youtu.be/gxqygDy3rfs?t=440
07-26-2019 06:45 AM
steelypip
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Originally Posted by Ls1Rx7 View Post
After learning that the 12V is always hot and the computer controls the ground to activate the injector, that makes a lot more sense.
FYI: this is the norm for transistor-switched circuits. It's much more common to switch the ground side of the load instead of the hot side.
07-25-2019 11:10 AM
Ls1Rx7
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Originally Posted by kfennell View Post
On mine when the bare wire touched the manifold the injector just stuck on wide open.

And spend $50 on an OBD link code reader, best investment I ever made.
After learning that the 12V is always hot and the computer controls the ground to activate the injector, that makes a lot more sense.
The times that the injectors went haywire don't really make sense though, with that theory (mainly while puttering along in traffic). Also 3 of the 4 plugs were totally fouled. The 4th was fine, so I'm still not sure it would be a grounding issue, but I'll throw some electrical tape around the pigtails regardless.

I'm going to send the injectors out to get cleaned, and I'll pull the plugs again after a couple hundred miles and see where we stand. Also it makes sense for injectors to stick seeing as they sat for 9 months.
07-23-2019 12:04 PM
Ls1Rx7
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First of all, congratulations on getting the car back together. The paint color really is amazing. I hope you are every bit as happy as you thought you'd be. Aesthetically, it is a great example of a tastefully and well-modded Elise. Definitely get yourself an OBDII scanner. Cheap and and indispensable tool for people who tinker on their cars. Love the V6 mirrors, too. Were they difficult to install or were they just a bolt-on affair?
Just a simple bolt on.
Gave the car much more of the "Atomic Flee" look in people's rearview
07-23-2019 11:57 AM
Butters
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I actually have a bluetooth scanner with an app on my phone but of course I forgot it. Prob the best import tuner in the state was also there at the rally and I could not for the life of me find him. So who knows, just a series of cricumstances.
Just a series of circumstances.

To be honest, that's what you should name this thread.

Or your car.
07-23-2019 11:52 AM
Ls1Rx7
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First of all, congratulations on getting the car back together. The paint color really is amazing. I hope you are every bit as happy as you thought you'd be. Aesthetically, it is a great example of a tastefully and well-modded Elise. Definitely get yourself an OBDII scanner. Cheap and and indispensable tool for people who tinker on their cars. Love the V6 mirrors, too. Were they difficult to install or were they just a bolt-on affair?
I actually have a bluetooth scanner with an app on my phone but of course I forgot it. Prob the best import tuner in the state was also there at the rally and I could not for the life of me find him. So who knows, just a series of cricumstances.
07-23-2019 07:44 AM
Butters First of all, congratulations on getting the car back together. The paint color really is amazing. I hope you are every bit as happy as you thought you'd be. Aesthetically, it is a great example of a tastefully and well-modded Elise. Definitely get yourself an OBDII scanner. Cheap and and indispensable tool for people who tinker on their cars. Love the V6 mirrors, too. Were they difficult to install or were they just a bolt-on affair?
07-23-2019 06:10 AM
Partsfinder Looks great. Glad you were able to finish your rally. My first event with rebuilt car this week. Fingers crossed.
07-23-2019 05:57 AM
kfennell
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I'll double check while I'm in there but I would guess that would cause lean / stumbling. This was pretty consisentently rich, at least as far as my wideband was concerned. Actually fouled the wideband O2 for a while until I burned out all the excess gas/carbon, then I started getting readings again.

Of course I couldn't find anyone in the paddock with a real scanner so I don't know what the computer was seeing.
On mine when the bare wire touched the manifold the injector just stuck on wide open.

And spend $50 on an OBD link code reader, best investment I ever made.
07-23-2019 05:43 AM
Ls1Rx7
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Originally Posted by kfennell View Post
50% of the time your injector problem is the adapters have rubbed against the intake manifold and there is a short.
I'll double check while I'm in there but I would guess that would cause lean / stumbling. This was pretty consisentently rich, at least as far as my wideband was concerned. Actually fouled the wideband O2 for a while until I burned out all the excess gas/carbon, then I started getting readings again.

Of course I couldn't find anyone in the paddock with a real scanner so I don't know what the computer was seeing.
07-23-2019 05:31 AM
kfennell 50% of the time your injector problem is the adapters have rubbed against the intake manifold and there is a short.
07-22-2019 05:22 PM
Ls1Rx7 I was on a mission last week to make it to the Mission 22 new england rally. Every summer a local group of car clubs converge to make one giant rally group for a giant charity rally weekend full of shenanigans and high speed hijinx.
I recieved the chassis back from paint about a week before the rally but I still had parts coming back from paint up until 2 days before the rally so I was working on the car up until midnight, the night before the rally and my drive to the rally meeting spot at 6am was literally my shake down.
I ddn't post much about the re-assembly of the car because it was mostly tedious yet uneventful. . so it was a full week from wake up till after dark every day with help from friends.

But that morning, we drove approx 50 miles to the rally start point without issues, in fact the braking from the larger rear radially mounted calipers I installed and the lowered (+ more rake) stance transformed the handling along with the A052 tires (Never going back to R888Rs).

We started the rally which was high paced from the git-go, and made it another 30 miles before hitting traffic. While putting through traffic the car started sputtering and stalled out then stalled out again and again and started puffing a bunch of white smoke out of the ehaust (but no coolant smell)
One of the guys on the rally (a vintage racer) pulled over and made the determination that it was fuel coming out of the exhaust and flooding the cylinders. Insted of quitting on the rally the guys told me to tow it to the race track (our final destination for the day) and we'd get cracking on it.

Sat on the side of the highway for an hour and a half with temps over 100 degrees due to the traffic/hot road. Got a chance to talk to lots of people crawling by at about 3mph:




We got to the track towards the end of the day, and people got busy looking through the car. Car would barely stat and continued to puff smoke out of the exhaust. So we pulled the plugs and 3 of 4 were nasty. Changed the plugs and she started up but it was running 9:1 A/F. Super rich and was starting to foul the new plugs. We went on a hunt to look for injectors but finding even stock injectors was impossible.


The next day one of the other Elises on the rally actually crashed on the track, so we decided to try to borrow injectors from him even though they were stock 300 cc injectors instead of my 750cc injectors. Figured they should work perfect for idling and low rpm/low load. So it would be a guaranteed way to get home.
Didn't work and the car was lean even at idle to the point it barely revved.

So we had to throw the old injectors back in and magically after tapping them a bunch and working some carb cleaner through them, they seemed to be working perfectly again. Burned 2 days till they decided to work again, but the car was up and running and maintained A/F the rest of the trip, allowing us to go on the Kanc cruise on the third day.
(Think NH version of Tail of the Dragon)

We did the trip up as a group of about 30 from Loon mountain and the car's handling and braking was really really next level. Nothing short of flat out amazing.







And some short videos:



Amzing weekend, and surprisingly we made it home
07-17-2019 09:59 AM
jon_bondy So exciting to see your car finally come out as you had envisioned it. Congratulations!
07-15-2019 09:58 PM
mattjk the exhaust is going to burn the paint
07-15-2019 07:37 PM
chiarov Damn, looks good!!!!! So excited to see it coming along.
07-11-2019 03:38 PM
Obeisance could this be it? that looks really good.

07-10-2019 02:47 PM
Obeisance The anticipation is palpable; how did it turn out?
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