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Many things. Due to the torrential downpour the garage flooded, which doesn't mean much as the floors are epoxy sealed. One of my trickle chargers tripped a breaker, because it was on the floor, but otherwise I just had to get out the squeegee. It came in through the back garage door and flowed right out the front. I'm not sure how we'll fix that, maybe dig a moat.

In better news, I now own a 2005 Heffner Performance Ford GT (one of 20 they built), variable bi-turbo, up to 1050whp on 108 RON. I know he's associated with the ugly new Camaro, but I'm calling it Bumble Bee. biggrin.gif




and... that's it for a long, long time. It is indeed possible to get a garage full of cool cars for $1.5M, it just takes a lot of haggling and hard work. wink.gif
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Hey! Is this your new car??

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And another one of the same car (I think):

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I posted that earlier, it's my car's sister. It's tuned more aggressively and stripped out.
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Many things. Due to the torrential downpour the garage flooded, which doesn't mean much as the floors are epoxy sealed. One of my trickle chargers tripped a breaker, because it was on the floor, but otherwise I just had to get out the squeegee. It came in through the back garage door and flowed right out the front. I'm not sure how we'll fix that, maybe dig a moat.

In better news, I now own a 2005 Heffner Performance Ford GT (one of 20 they built), variable bi-turbo, up to 1050whp on 108 RON. I know he's associated with the ugly new Camaro, but I'm calling it Bumble Bee. biggrin.gif




and... that's it for a long, long time. It is indeed possible to get a garage full of cool cars for $1.5M, it just takes a lot of haggling and hard work. wink.gif


Wow, looks very analog, in a good way.smile.gif

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I posted that earlier, it's my car's sister. It's tuned more aggressively and stripped out.

Oops! Sorry - I must have missed that post!
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Oops! Sorry - I must have missed that post!

1600whp @2500lbs... eek.gif Bugatti what? That's 266mph in one mile, 0-60 in 2.1sec, 1/4 mile in 9.4.

The clutch and transmission lasted for 4 runs. rolleyes.gif
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1600whp @2500lbs... eek.gif Bugatti what? That's 266mph in one mile, 0-60 in 2.1sec, 1/4 mile in 9.4.

The clutch and transmission lasted for 4 runs. rolleyes.gif

Do you mean at RPMs? tongue.gif

And yeah - that's the only problem with that level of tuning; doubt a tranny for that car is cheap. redface.gif
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The clutch and transmission lasted for 4 runs. rolleyes.gif


I'm no expert on this, but I guess thats the reason most people say the Bugatti costs what it costs. To make components reliable enough for daily use at those levels of performance....

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I'm no expert on this, but I guess thats the reason most people say the Bugatti costs what it costs. To make components reliable enough for daily use at those levels of performance....

The Tremec 6-spd in the car I'm getting is rated at 1000ft/lbs, it's just when you go over 1300, 1400, it gets dicey. The Veyron is so much because VW had to recoup their development in a small number of cars. They could have done it for less, as evidenced by the SSC Ultimate Aero (guy in a shed), but it was a technology showcase showing what to expect for the next decade.
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Do you mean at RPMs? tongue.gif

And yeah - that's the only problem with that level of tuning; doubt a tranny for that car is cheap. redface.gif

No, it weighs 2500lbs (the stripped out GT) and puts 1600hp to the ground. Insane (It has TC, you can hear it engaging as the guy is taking off).
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No, it weighs 2500lbs (the stripped out GT) and puts 1600hp to the ground. Insane (It has TC, you can hear it engaging as the guy is taking off).

Oh. I thought the @ was in reference to RPM - but either way that's pretty ridiculous (I figured there was no way it was torque output, I mean big-rigs barely put that to the ground). redface.gif
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I did email the guys at Heffner and they said:

Me: How reliable is it to run daily, at full boost?
Them: How much money do you have for fuel? If it's serviced regularly the drivetrain should last as long as most any other forced induction V8.


I suppose that answers that. Heh. With the lack of misfire detection (knock sensors) though, holding to fuel limits is important, I won't get engine light warnings. So, the base limit is: 100oct* = 30psi, 93oct = 20psi. It'll run E85, which is technically 100oct, but they say it'll be less efficient by 15-20%. Hmm... 100oct race fuel is 8.75 /gal, E85 is 2.95 /gal, that's a tough decision. rolleyes.gif

The TC system is very neat, it runs off the driveshaft speed:
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It senses wheel speed off the factory speed sensor which has twelve notches in it. Therefore it can detect wheel slip within 2-4 inches of wheel movement. It is always recording the driveshaft speed and can detect spikes in the wheel speed. Unlike a factory systems that use 4 wheels speed sensor that have to measure 4 inputs and do the math and then send the response, this measures the driveshaft speed in one shot.


(oct = RON+MON /2)
Edited by Magick Man - 1/16/13 at 12:05am
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

I did email the guys at Heffner and they said:

Me: How reliable is it to run daily, at full boost?
Them: How much money do you have for fuel? If it's serviced regularly the drivetrain should last as long as most any other forced induction V8.


I suppose that answers that. Heh. With the lack of misfire detection though, holding to fuel limits is important, I won't get engine light warnings. So, the base limit is: 100oct* = 30psi, 93oct = 20psi. It'll run E85, which is technically 100oct, but they say it'll be less efficient by 15-20%. Hmm... 100oct race fuel is 8.75 /gal, E85 is 2.95 /gal, that's a tough decision. rolleyes.gif



(oct = RON+MON /2)

lol "how much money do you have?" - best. answer. ever. Very likely not a good candidate as an overall DD though - probably gets what? 2.95 mpg? lol!
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The other burned 2gal on that 266MPH run. So...
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The other burned 2gal on that 266MPH run. So...

So that's...if I'm to understand correctly .5 MPG? lol.
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