Well, I was out on a joy ride testing out a new boost gauge (0-60 psi
). While working my way to the limit, adding fuel and looking for knock, a newer flat paint R1 thought it would be fun to mock the loud, ugly shit box. I had just dialed it in at 32 psi and she was hungry.
He noticed my prowling and began making signals that made sense only to him. I decided to give him a signal and lit the tires up at 65 mph leaving a pair of tire marks for about 50 ft. We jostled for position in some traffic and found ourselves merging onto another highway. It was a clover leaf and he was in front and intended to say there, my car is no handling machine with Drag radials aired down and 175/65-14's at 45 psi on the rear. He hit it before we were out of the corner and put distance on me, maybe 5-6 lengths by the time I hit 3rd, by the top of third I was within 2 lengths and 4th brought his demise as I rolled by him. I gave him my signature stare
as I rolled by and ended up bouncing off the limiter. Missed 5th and BOOM!! Smoke everywhere. I pulled over at the next exit and she was smoking bad and obviously running on 3 cylinders.
I got it back to the shop and the initial inspection is cylinder 4 is done, probably cracked a piston from the looks of it. The spark plug was destroyed, looked like the cylinder went lean for some reason and melted the plug. I put a new plug in it just to see and no luck, she's done. No suprises here though, this is the original bottom end that I had meerly cleaned up and put back in the car. It was a combination of pistons and rods from two 4g61's and has been running strong for 3.5 years, every time this car started, it was abused. It had over 300 passes and tens of thousands of street pulls in the last two years alone.
No worries, I have another low mileage 4g61t short block just waiting its turn and was already planning on putting it in after discovering the uber low compression issue.
Sorry for the long post.
Turning a 4g61t into 1595 cc's of FURY!
10.995 @ 134.44 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZXvcvzuWGQ
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