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Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
10/16/18 11:52 a.m.
MrJoshua said:

wink

PM sent - let me know if you didn't get it.

MrJoshua
MrJoshua UltimaDork
10/16/18 12:05 p.m.

In reply to Robbie :

Got it, thank you.

glueguy
glueguy Dork
10/16/18 12:55 p.m.

I must say, you guys are all mechanical heroes to undertake this and then not give up on it.

 

When SVreX posted this:

There might still be a few issues to sort...

the reverse accelerator pedal seems to be high on the list. Lift off the pedal for WOT, push to the floor to decelerate...

 

I realized that if it were me, at that point mid-afternoon of day 2, I likely would have killed it with fire.

 

 

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UberDork
10/16/18 12:58 p.m.

In reply to glueguy :

Eh, it wasn't really fully reversed, more that if you touched the pedal it died.  "Pedal backwards" was just what my sleep-deprived brain spit out under pressure cheeky

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
10/16/18 4:05 p.m.
glueguy said:

at that point mid-afternoon of day 2, I likely would have killed it with fire.

If you would have seen us messing around trying to get a fuel pump setup working by submerging an in-tank fuel pump into a beer can with the top ripped off full of gas and pumping through re-claimed automatic transmission hard metal lines into a fuel rail developing as much pressure as possible due to vice-gripped return line while switching the pump on and off by touching wires to a battery (makes a small spark every time), you might have mistakenly thought we were trying to kill it with fire.

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
10/16/18 4:11 p.m.

In reply to Robbie :

Wait... We weren’t trying to kill it with fire??

I think I misread the instructions...

AnthonyGS
AnthonyGS Reader
10/16/18 4:36 p.m.
Robbie said:
glueguy said:

at that point mid-afternoon of day 2, I likely would have killed it with fire.

If you would have seen us messing around trying to get a fuel pump setup working by submerging an in-tank fuel pump into a beer can with the top ripped off full of gas and pumping through re-claimed automatic transmission hard metal lines into a fuel rail developing as much pressure as possible due to vice-gripped return line while switching the pump on and off by touching wires to a battery (makes a small spark every time), you might have mistakenly thought we were trying to kill it with fire.

Stories like this make me glad work has me safely thousands of miles away from the KABOOM zone.

glueguy
glueguy Dork
10/16/18 4:57 p.m.

A bunch of guys standing around sheepishly, saying, "sorry Mr. Hotel Manager, we'll repair the asphalt....."

 

 

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
10/16/18 5:25 p.m.

I should have the time lapse done tonight, any soundtrack suggestions?

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger?

Yakkety Sax? cheeky

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
10/16/18 6:39 p.m.
Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
10/16/18 8:54 p.m.

In reply to GameboyRMH :

Very cool. So much in there I already don't remember. Thanks for putting that together!

paranoid_android
paranoid_android UltraDork
10/16/18 9:49 p.m.

Renegades of Funk by RATM made a good soundtrack;-)

Thank you all for sharing your experiences.  As I said before, y’all are amazing!

singleslammer
singleslammer PowerDork
10/17/18 9:41 a.m.

This is such an incredible story...

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
10/17/18 10:42 a.m.

In reply to GameboyRMH :

That’s very good!

We should have continued that at the track...

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
10/17/18 11:25 a.m.

Sure should've, I didn't even know people were still working on it at the track until I was shocked by the sight of the AW11 driving out of the pits under its own power! What I would've liked to get even more though, is the earlier work on Wednesday night/Thursday morning for some more visual variety. I suspect Friday would've looked like just a bunch of people huddled over the rear of the car.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UberDork
10/17/18 11:29 a.m.

In reply to GameboyRMH :

There were people huddled over the back of the car, but you also would have gotten a decent number of us running in and out of frame, walking in circles looking for stuff, and looking very nervous.

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