Wednesday, November 23, 2011

DISASTER!

So I normally park out back and well, we just recently had some rain after the longest drought ever and one of the stepping stones in the yard shifted as I drove over it and:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

H²R Track Day 11-20 - Summary Video

Made a short video to get some passing and track footage in. :D I'm not good at this yet, but it was fun! Although let me tell you it's really hard to cut video that you think should be in! I'm experimenting more with sequences and whatnot in Adobe Premiere, trying to figure out the best way to do things. Anyway, enjoy the video.

Monday, November 21, 2011

H²R (Harris Hill Road) Nemesis Parody

I had this dude go off track in front of me and all I could hear was the Nemesis video. From my mind to your eyes. Here it is.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Track Day @ Harris Hill Road: Summary

So I don't know if it's the power or something else, but today was pretty much a disaster. Due to some sort of.. who knows what, Modern Automotive Performance didn't get my brake pads to me until Friday, which meant I had 1 day to bed them. I did the bedding procedure, but my first session out I had some pretty bad fade. I ended up cutting the session a little short to let the system cool after getting them pretty hot.

The second session I started strong and suddenly realized I was losing fuel while at WOT (Wide Open Throttle). My air/fuel was jumping up to 15 when it's supposed to be at 11, so I had to let off and come in. I wasn't sure what the deal was, but it was pretty annoying. Again, a session wasted.

On one guy's suggestion I swapped out my fuel relay (for the highbeam relay) and hit the track again in the third session. Things went well for about 4 laps. Car started to lean out again badly. Had to come in. LAME!

I started to think (after suggestion by a friend), that it was heat soak. After the third session I popped the hood and saw the filter was too hot to even touch. Hopefully this is the problem and not something with the fuel system. I don't think it's the injectors, but it could possibly be the fuel pump. We'll see I guess.

By the way, just got home, I'll start cutting a few videos tonight.

Friday, November 18, 2011

A future upgrade?

Just watched the video for this. Looks like an awesome product that I would totally want to buy!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

New Track Pads

Well, I went ahead and ordered some new track pads. I'm going to be making the switch to EBC Yellows. They seem to have a decent reputation and the price is pretty good. Hopefully they'll last a few track days. Hopefully they'll be here by Friday. I got a great price over at Modern Automotive Performance.

I'm also overdue for some plugs and with the tuning and whatnot it'll be nice to have new ones. I'm scared to pull my current plugs. I should have these by Wednesday so we'll have some shots of this. I picked up my NGK plugs from Rock Auto for a really good price.

An old video, sliding around the old airport



I took this a couple months or so after I got the car. Just having some fun. :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

My Cobb Tuning Video

Kevin over at Cobb Tuning Plano makes pretty awesome videos showing off the tuning and parts. He asked what song I wanted and immediately Grounds for Divorce by Elbow came to mind.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Vanessa Phil

The lovely Vanessa Phil posing with my Evo at CCM X. She's an amazing import model.

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