JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
6/4/21 4:05 p.m.
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Having a world-class racing facility two exits from our bed is a luxury we don’t take lightly. Making the two-freeway-exit trek this morning for the final shakedown of our C5 Z06 project was not only convenient, but exciting as the car already had two long, successful break-in sessions at the Florida International Rally and Motorsport Park under its belt and …

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nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
6/4/21 5:24 p.m.

It doesn't that long ago that Jay was just a local guy trying to pull together track time for his buddies.  Great to see Jzilla becoming a full-fledged organization.

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
6/4/21 5:29 p.m.
nderwater said:

It doesn't that long ago that Jay was just a local guy trying to pull together track time for his buddies.  Great to see Jzilla becoming a full-fledged organization.

The best part is that vibe is still strong within the organization. I was not aware of that origin story and was talking to one of their dudes and was like "You guys have the vibe of just renting a track with a bunch of your buddies." and he was like "Funny you should mention that..."

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
6/6/21 7:04 a.m.

Glad it went well. We had the same kind of oil temps on our TR3 and that is not healthy. We were able to move the oil cooler into the air flow a bit more and it dropped temps 20-30 degrees.

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
6/7/21 9:07 p.m.
Tim Suddard said:

Glad it went well. We had the same kind of oil temps on our TR3 and that is not healthy. We were able to move the oil cooler into the air flow a bit more and it dropped temps 20-30 degrees.

We dropped a few degrees of oil temp with E85 and a 160-degree thermostat, but on the long 4th and 5th gear runs at Daytona it was still creeping up. The oil cooler should help. It holds two full quarts and has a ton of surface area.

As a Time Trial car it was still usable. Basically you could do a 101% lap, then a cooldown, then a 101%, and so on. But back to back laps would send things above 270. Hopefully with the cooler it just takes that factor out of the equation entirely and it's one less gauge to have to worry about.

Mostly we want to protect our fancy brand-new engine as best we can. Seems silly to install a fresh crate motor then skimp on proper protection. 

deaconblue
deaconblue New Reader
7/15/21 2:29 p.m.

Well after a year or so of saving loose change and squirreling away as much as a could without the wife finding out, I finally had enough to order the C5 oil cooler kit from Micheal and the folks @ Improved Racing.  The kit arrived today and wow, like everything else I have ordered from them over the years (LS1 Camaro oil pan baffle for the RX7, the C5 Corvette trap door baffles, the LS crank scrapper and oil pickup tube brace to name a few) this kit is top notch!  The adapter, the oil lines and the oil cooler S-fittings are a works of art - too bad once their are installed, you see won't get to see them much of them again.  Looking forward to getting this kit as well as the HD fabricated aluminum radiator installed.  Then she will finally be ready to get back on the track again (hope the loose nut behind the wheel is ready too) and protect the "warmed over" forged internal rebuilt LS6!

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