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    2020 Capri build

    Going to share some stuff of my upgrades going into the 2020 season.

    First thing i have going on is the new short block build.

    Found a decent core, had it how tanked, washed, and sonic checked.

    I did not sonic check my previous block. We know they are thin in places, obviously realized the last one was thinner than though when it cracked. This block checked out pretty well, likely as good as you are going to find a passenger car block. We will move the bores slightly to the thicker sides now that we have data.

    as a reference I broke a chunk out of the old block and it was .095 where it cracked. That block was only .110 on the front of #4 before boring. (.095 + .015 as half of .030 over bore).

    Really happy with this as a starting point.
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    After the block was cleaned and plugs installed I brought it home to fill.

    my last ones Iíve been using Hard Block. Frankly Iíve not been overly impressed. For this one I used Rokblock from Competition Products ... https://www.competitionproducts.com/Rokblock-Professional-Engine-Block-Filler-25-lbs/productinfo/ROK/

    Really happy with this product, it flowed really well, and looks like it sticks very well. Every time I pull my water pump plug you can see the cylinder,. This stuff it just filled that and leveled.
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    Other interesting things going on this year...

    im going to change my intercooler set up to a better intercooler and go from 2 1/2 to 3Ē charge pipes. When I put all that stuff on the car I really never expected this car to go much better than 10.90ís ... at the power level Iíve been, I think the Chinese intercooler might be a bit of a choke.

    the other big change as this comes along is that I ordered the BHJ fixture plate to cut o-ring grooves in the block deck and a receiver groove in the head. Iím going to a copper head gasket with stainless steel o-ring. This should help my cylinder sealing that wants to push a head gasket every 20 or so passes.

    new lower radiator support with built in intercooler mounts ...
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    All this racecar talk is gonna make Troy want to install the two step..........

    .....or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy Fan #1 View Post
    All this racecar talk is gonna make Troy want to install the two step..........
    he seems pretty resilient against it with the ball busting Joe and I give him here and worse in person.

    He started a Facebook group “Troys against 2 Steps”.
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    troy wants 2 steps but troys 8.8 says please wait till spool and new axles go in first ....
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    Can u run an A to W ? U on a race fuel? I cant remember

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    I can run A/W ... the problem is for True Street we can’t add ice except after the cruise and before 1st passthen it’s done. My IAT is under 130 degrees on a 90 degree day with A/A so it’s not a big deal. The intercooler I have is just likely on the small side for the power I’m making now.

    yes Race Gas, running Renegade Pro 110+, same as C12 but less cost. I’m likely going to switch to their version of C16 for next season.
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    Pulled out my old intercooler set up ... with a 3Ē thick XS Racing chinese intercooler, and 2 1/2Ē tubes itís pretty amazing it went 9.80ís
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    Got my lower radiator support in, trimmed out a bunch of bumper and other stuff so I can get the air ducted to the whole intercooler ... waiting for the core to come
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin0660 View Post
    Pulled out my old intercooler set up ... with a 3” thick XS Racing chinese intercooler, and 2 1/2” tubes it’s pretty amazing it went 9.80’s

    Bob did you datalog the pressure delta across it by chance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by somethingclever View Post
    Bob did you datalog the pressure delta across it by chance?
    no, I don’t have anything to log across the core and won’t. My boost control does what it needs to do to maintain pressure in the intake manifold. Whatever the turbo needs to do to make that pressure. Data is great, but it’s easy enough to get hung up in your shorts with too many sensors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahloh-anti-2step95 View Post
    troy hates 2 steps and troys 8.8 says please keep me oem ....
    I kinda figured
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin0660 View Post
    Pulled out my old intercooler set up ... with a 3” thick XS Racing chinese intercooler, and 2 1/2” tubes it’s pretty amazing it went 9.80’s
    That just looks heavy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pure Stock View Post
    I kinda figured
    oh shit ... someone put some lotion on Troys burns
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pure Stock View Post
    That just looks heavy
    unfortunately, what’s going in is heavier ... needed evil in my game
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