Sleek & Beautiful

I'm doing stuff with a car that wasn't supposed to be doing this stuff.

Plus the occasional musings on other topics.

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September 30, 2018 No Comments

Cooling is a thing.

While my friends are still tearing up the track at NCM, I’m looking at logs. Figured out the bottleneck in my cooling system: Engine oil. You can click for a full-sized view. In the bottom chart, you can see the water temperature (green) stabilize along with the engine oil (white) while the transmssion continues to […]

Comparison of flashpoint and viscosity index
September 9, 2018 No Comments

Where I have been?

It’s been a months since my last entry, and things have been interesting. After the meltdown at Birmingham, I thought I had licked the transmission issues with an additional cooler, and I had replaced all the melted MAP lines and covered them in heat-resistant sleeve. I also found a turbocharger gasket that had burned through, […]

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August 8, 2018 No Comments

Optima: Battle of Birmingham

My third and final Optima USCA event of 2018 is in the books. I’d gone into the event with high hopes, but sadly I ended the weekend with my sails deflated. After having recently installed the awesome new ECUGN in the car, it was running great. More than great. It was awesome. Full boost in every […]