Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

NSF wrote:

K Boom...

Looking for a new engine.

FTFY

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Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

Mulry wrote:

I'm going to speculate wildly that this not-completely-unforeseen development may impair the K's appearance at MSR-H in 2 weeks. But I hope not.

We don't give up that easily. It will appear; there's just a question of how much track time it'll see. I haven't heard anything yet about if/how the new engine is running.

This is making me glad we only managed to get the bare minimum of drivers signed up, though.

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Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

Fucking screwed award AGAIN.  God Hates LI.   Son OF a BITCH!!!!1!11!1!!       F F F F F F !!!!  F

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Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

DC is driving back to Houston w the k.  He'll drop it off w/ SF and bob-tail it home.  Frank, find an engine.  The PNP may be sour.

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Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

I guess they never got it running, then?

Is there a FSM for the engine donor with the car currently? I'm going to order one if not. Does anyone know which car the JY motor came out of?

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Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

here's Lee's house.  You're not too far.  Might want to just drop it.  Just sayin'.
http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/lee … ?service=0

Rally Baby 87 Audi 4KQ, Audi 90 Quattro Coupe, 1975 Mercedes R107, 87 E30s, E36s, the Whorenet, Rocco...
J. Phil: "Audis Never Win".  He might be right.But!, the K Dominates 2013 NJ and NH (not, but...). 
Stafford 2011 podium, 2nd NJMP 2013, Summit Point 2012 "WV ASSimilation award"
NJMP 2012 Organizer's Choice - R107, 2013 Monticello IOE Whorenet ! Organizers, CMP fall 2013 w/NSF

Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

Engine needs timing belt, water pump, and clutch. Plan on pulling the whole thing and doing some welding. More info tomorrow.

K Car Stalker

Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

You could see clear through the oil pan from one side to the other. It was impressive.
Funny thing is that Jeff said it was actually running pretty good and not stumbling and was fun to drive before the earth shattering K boom.

When I left the K had been pushed onto Doug's trailer and then his truck died and wouldn't start. The Thunderhill gates were scheduled to be locked in 20 minutes. He might still be there.

Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

Doug apparently had a battery problem, but he did get on the road last night.

If the K still needs a clutch, I guess we will be pulling the motor out. This evening will ne a mad dash to get the other car out of the garage.

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Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

Alright, so, here are the details:

- Oil pan has a crack in it and needs to be cleaned up and welded up, or replaced.
- Water pump seeps coolant - I'd recommend checking cooling system for airtightness while the engine is on the stand.
- Timing belt needs to be installed and compression checked. If the valves are bent (shouldn't be), you have the old motor that has nice, clean heads and valves.
- Clutch needs replacement.
- Clutch lever needs to be fixed the right way - what's there now is a sloppy fix.
- Replace front and rear main seals, and front and rear cam seals while you're in there.
- Reuse valve covers and gaskets from the blown engine, those gaskets are fresh and supple.
- This car NEEDS an oil cooler. Water to oil sandwich coolers from a Volvo should, in theory, fit - but try first. Oil gets HOT in that thing.
- Car needs a lift. There are spring spacers somewhere inside, but a better way would be to get much stiffer springs off of some other car and cut them to size.
- There's an upper intake manifold in the rear passenger side of the car somewhere, as well as a Motorcraft 2bbl carb and a rebuild kit. Tee off of the fuel return line with the T being higher than carb level, and use that to gravity-feed the carb.
- Don't rev it past 5K.
- If there's room for Road America, I want in o_O

K Car Stalker

Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

Am I the only person who has done a full 2 hour stint in the K?  Come on people!!!

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Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

I drove past and over several pieces of con rods just at the main flagging station after the K car rolled off to the outside of the track (almost right in front of the K car paddock area).

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Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

Insert Rotary.

Dominate.

That is all.

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Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

It's not too late for a rear-wheel-drive conversion... with a Mitsubishi Astron out of a Starion. DOMINATION!!!!!1!

Also, I am feeling less enthusiastic about driving this terrible, terrible car from Denver to Sears. Unless it gets a Starion engine, of course, in which case it will be absolutely bulletproof.

Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

Judge Phil wrote:

It's not too late for a rear-wheel-drive conversion... with a Mitsubishi Astron out of a Starion. DOMINATION!!!!!1!

Also, I am feeling less enthusiastic about driving this terrible, terrible car from Denver to Sears. Unless it gets a Starion engine, of course, in which case it will be absolutely bulletproof.

It does fine on the highway. It just dies on the track. I'm sure it will be PERFECT for the drive from Denver in December. Eighth engine is a charm.

I'm disappointed because it was actually running well on the track this time and doing reasonably well and going reasonably fast. Until, you know, K-Blooey.

Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

Judge Phil wrote:

It's not too late for a rear-wheel-drive conversion... .

I asked Jay about this, he said no, even Hell No.

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Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

yukadas wrote:

Am I the only person who has done a full 2 hour stint in the K?  Come on people!!!

I did at the Ridge. 2 hours. I swear. And it was actually fun almost the whole time. A couple of stumbles but no full stalls. I was smiling the whole time. I think I may have actually giggled. It is just so awful.

Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

Jackasic wrote:
Judge Phil wrote:

It's not too late for a rear-wheel-drive conversion... .

I asked Jay about this, he said no, even Hell No.

Maybe he was just trying to prevent anyone from putting any more time into this contraption. Trying to get people to back away slowly from the K. Whereas Phil keeps encouraging us.
We are all in a hole. The only way out is to keep digging.

Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

Mike C. wrote:

here's Lee's house.  You're not too far.  Might want to just drop it.  Just sayin'.
http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/lee … ?service=0

Leave it in his pool.

Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

yukadas wrote:

Am I the only person who has done a full 2 hour stint in the K?  Come on people!!!

That's 'cause you were stuck in the car.

Rally Baby 87 Audi 4KQ, Audi 90 Quattro Coupe, 1975 Mercedes R107, 87 E30s, E36s, the Whorenet, Rocco...
J. Phil: "Audis Never Win".  He might be right.But!, the K Dominates 2013 NJ and NH (not, but...). 
Stafford 2011 podium, 2nd NJMP 2013, Summit Point 2012 "WV ASSimilation award"
NJMP 2012 Organizer's Choice - R107, 2013 Monticello IOE Whorenet ! Organizers, CMP fall 2013 w/NSF

Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

Mike C. wrote:
yukadas wrote:

Am I the only person who has done a full 2 hour stint in the K?  Come on people!!!

That's 'cause you were stuck in the car.

Come on, Mike.  Don't bore the people with details and semantics.

"He attacked everything in life with a mixture of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which."   -Adams, Douglas.   The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

yukadas wrote:

Am I the only person who has done a full 2 hour stint in the K?  Come on people!!!

Everyone who raced it at Gingerman got full seat time...

Fourteen time loser. You'd think I'd know better by now.

Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

Maverick74 wrote:
yukadas wrote:

Am I the only person who has done a full 2 hour stint in the K?  Come on people!!!

Everyone who raced it at Gingerman got full seat time...

And I got a full stint in at the beginning of Buttonwillow, but the stumbling issues started happening near the end of said stint. Never ran well again that weekend.

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Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

I'm not joking. The K is The Worst Lemons Car of All Time. Anyone who drives this car deserves a special award.

Re: Super K DC to FL to CA to Texas - September Madness

Judge Phil wrote:

I'm not joking. The K is The Worst Lemons Car of All Time. Anyone who drives this car deserves a special award.

And a psych exam?

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