Well I got to Intense just after 7am this morning. By 8 Tim King was tearing into it, not very happy about my tight fitting TOG headers and also the fact it was a BonnevilleÖ I stayed in the office most of the time while the trans was being pulled / rebuilt / reinstalled. It went pretty smooth it seemed like, I had to get a new front trans mount due to the fact my old one was destroyed.
Shortly after it went back together Dyno Brian & I went to his shop to dyno it. Brian had a few odds and ends to tie up before my Bonne went on the dyno. We got my car on the dyno just before 6pm EST. My first pull was in 2nd gear to 5.2k rpms and it made 253.8 whp (with no tuning, 3.4Ē pulley, 17 degrees of timming, less then 1 degree of KR if any I forget
My second and third pulls were made in 2nd then 3rd gear and I lost about 15hp each pull. My second pull had a quick blip of 4 degress of KR. My third pull had 10 degrees of KR around 6í300 rpm and it only made 223WHP. Needless to say at the end of my 3rd pull my motor started to knock
. Seems I had a bearing that spun and was getting worse and worse causing the KR and major lack of power.
Intense did nothing wrong and I put no blame on them. Infact Brian Turner (aka Dyno Brian) his dad and his friend that stopped by the shop were very accommodating and super helpful. Intense is very lucky to have someone as caring, respectful, helpful as Brian. I feel I made a new friend tonight.
Right now my car sits a few miles from Brianí* shop as I tried to drive it back to Intense with no luck. The bottom end was about to blow out so I parked it in a local CVS parking lot. As of this moment I sit at my cousiní* apartment, I donít know whats going to happen to my car, how Iím going to pay for it or what I can do. I have no funds for a new motor I actually borrowed a good deal of money from my boss to get this transmission done before that blew out.
Iíve tried to stay up beat this whole build but ití* hard. My grandfather who was pretty much my dad passed while I was putting together this L32 and that was a real kick in the pants and still is something Iím trying to cope with daily. There are some many things going through my head right now I donít know where to start. Things will get fixed somehow, someway; but everything is a mess right now. I just finished beer #1 I think I need more.
Enjoy some pictures
Driving to Columbus Last night
I think Brian overlayed someone else dyno to compare power curves but you can see my #1 & #3 pulls. No tuning what so ever and a bearing that was spun :( if all went good I was hoping for around 300whp