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Old 12-05-2014   #101
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Re: 1997 GSX - DD, RR, and 11's.

Tracks for sale too.. if your interested.


The previous owners put a lot of money into it. It has had major improvements even in the 7yrs ive been here.

I personally loved racing my bike there. Track is a bit small for high hp cars but has some fun turns.

The actual grounds at the track re better then anything you'll find near by (minus food), if you want to hotel the hotels by exit 98 in camden (same road runs straight to the track) are where you would want to stay amd they have some decent food there also. Would be about 20miles to track from hotels.

The town of Kershaw is closer to track but not as nice as hotels in camden

If you have watched "rufaster then a redneck" thats just the infield short course they use for tv. And for all the lemons and chump car races. There is a whole back half through the woods they dont show on tv.
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Old 12-05-2014   #102
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Re: 1997 GSX - DD, RR, and 11's.

http://tailofthedragon.com/
It would be a shame if you came all this way and didnt hit up vir. Also.

Its 3hrs from cmp racetrack to vir. So may think about maybe a weekend here then go the following week.

Also camden is 4hrs from "tail of the Dragon" (other direction though) heading back to minnesota. (So maybe hit that on the way down)

Almost a must if you enjoy 316 turns in 11miles or somethjng like that
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Old 12-05-2014   #103
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Re: 1997 GSX - DD, RR, and 11's.

www.youtube.com/user/sab0276



https://m.facebook.com/ProFormanceCo...com%2Furl&_rdr

And if you want a personal race instructor I happen to know one.

Vir is my brothers home away from home track as I call it.

And seeing as my mother , grandmother, and myself live in camden he has spent alot of time at cmp as well.
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Old 02-21-2015   #104
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Re: 1997 GSX - DD, RR, and 11's.

Well just order a few more items.
New arc-2
new aem digital coolant gauge
mishimoto coolant temp adapter
valve stem seals (will be upcoming project)
heat barrier gasket for the intake
misc gaskets.
new oem clutch master cylinder
new flywheel inspection plate
and oem boot for the clutch fork
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Old 03-04-2015   #105
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Re: 1997 GSX - DD, RR, and 11's.

Well temps hit 81 today so went out and worked on the car while weather is nice before work.
bought a new optima red top battery and terminals for the wires.
got the new arc2 installed.
tomorrow of weather holds I hope to get the clutch master replaced install the inspection cover and clutch fork rubber boot , and maybe get the coolant gauge hooked up.
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Old 03-04-2015   #106
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Re: 1997 GSX - DD, RR, and 11's.

Nice progress, enjoy the weather!
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Old 03-04-2015   #107
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Re: 1997 GSX - DD, RR, and 11's.

Talked with my brother the other day. And hes going to be racing and instructing at vir for three weekend in Aug. And I am hoping to get the car mechanically/reliably sound enough to race one of those weekends with him.
However my big project is going to be replacing the valve stems with ferrea ones that I bought (timing belt done same time). I should have the moroso oil pan and oil temp gauge between now and then as well. And have my fingers crossed that will take care of the slight smoke issue I have started to see.

But I have yet to ever do anything more then take the valve cover off a 4g63. Not sure why but the thought of doing any internal work myself has me nervous, but I guess that goes with anything you do for the first time.
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Old 03-04-2015   #108
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Re: 1997 GSX - DD, RR, and 11's.

Why not have a machine shop install the new valve stem seals (especially if you've never done motor work)? Or are you doing this with the head on? Does it only smoke on decel after a pull? Lots of things can cause smoking, would hate to see you go through the work and find out it's rings, or turbo, etc.
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Old 03-04-2015   #109
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Re: 1997 GSX - DD, RR, and 11's.

Thats is honestly my fear. Of it being rings.

So far here is what I've experienced:
on wot pulls it smokes (thought this to be because im running rich 10.0-10.5)
One time when parked facing down hill (slight down hill) started the car after paying electric bill and white smoke pretty much filled my parking spot. About 30 sec for wind to clear smoke)
And randomly ill see minor smoke when im warming the car up (not white)

The turbo is only oil cooled. So im not sure what to make of it. The smoke isn't always there (maybe 1 in ten starts I might see some out the exhaust)

I thought maybe I blew a small hole in the head gasket after one tuning pull where we were trying to figure out what was causing the car to act like it was getting spark blow out at anything over wastegate pressure (posted it in another thread I think)

But after researching possible causes the valve stem posts seem closest to whay im experiencing and they were cheap enough to replace anyways. I was planning on doing it with the head on the motor. (I may pull the motor just to make it easier for my first time.
But if I do that then I've been contemplating just pulling every thing and getting the car painted at that time. There just is so many factors I just havent made a decision yet on which way to go.
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Old 03-04-2015   #110
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Re: 1997 GSX - DD, RR, and 11's.

Also I've looked into having my turbo rebuilt by the guy on tuners that everyone recommends and he said its $170 flat charge for hx35 work. So that's not that bad and I might send it off anyways regardless since I dont know the history of the turbo.

As well as started asking around for someone to go through my motor instead of me doing the work. There is a guy john wigger out of north carolina thats 3hrs from me that has the ecmlink hp record of 1000+ if I go with someone else doing it im pretty sure im going to use his place.
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Re: 1997 GSX - DD, RR, and 11's.

Yeah, John really knows his stuff, his racecar is a work of art, I thought Marco built his motor though, can't remember.
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Re: 1997 GSX - DD, RR, and 11's.

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Yeah, John really knows his stuff, his racecar is a work of art, I thought Marco did his motor though, can't remember.
Not sure he mentioned a shop in Wilmington a few times where he gets dynod.
and my thoughts where he must have an affiliation with them. But if I decide to bail on the internal work myself. I was going to shoot him a pm to discuss the situation.
Ive been putting off the decision for a while now. Just because the car running isn't a priority(been probably 2 months since I've driven it), my 4 child is due end of april so thats been gettinf my attention and priority.
I got a pay raise and a large year end bonus. So I've just been toying with ideas of what i want to do since the car is just sitting. So i started with maintenance on it for now.
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Re: 1997 GSX - DD, RR, and 11's.

Sell it and buy something ready to rock.
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Old 03-05-2015   #114
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Re: 1997 GSX - DD, RR, and 11's.

Valve stem seals are easy, all you need is a socket, extention, and a hammer to tap them on. You could use compressed air to keep the valves up. Would be easier to remove the head and do it on a bench, but it would be doable in the car.
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Re: 1997 GSX - DD, RR, and 11's.

Well an ACT flywheel and clutch just came up for sale on a part out that I just couldnt pass up.
so since I have to pull the tranny anyways im just going to pull the motor and tranny and give the valve stem seals a shot when i do.
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Re: 1997 GSX - DD, RR, and 11's.

I did mine in car, I just turned the motor over so the cylinder I was on was at TDC.

Worked perfect.
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Re: 1997 GSX - DD, RR, and 11's.

http://www.euroexportinc.com/mitsubi...ing-compressor

Tutorial says this is a good compressor. Anyone have any experience with it?
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Re: 1997 GSX - DD, RR, and 11's.

A lot of us have experience with that little piece of magic. It works wonders. I installed springs, retainers, and valve stem seals without removing the head as well.
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Re: 1997 GSX - DD, RR, and 11's.

Works great, just use caution if you use an impact
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Re: 1997 GSX - DD, RR, and 11's.

Well nice weather and a day off. Got a lot done on the car.

I got a little side tracked with my ocd. And ended redoing all the wiring and gauge location.

So today got the new clutch master installed - also painted the bracket for the resiviours after sanding it down, cleaned the bottle as well.

Like posted above installed the aem coolant temp gauge, mishimoto sensor adapter.as well as flushed the coolant. Using all new water wetter etc.

Installed the flywheel inspection cover, and clutch fork boot.

Noticed rtv on the outside of the tranny where the seems are. So clearly someone had been in there (not a professional). But since a built tranny is on my list of to do's. Not to worried for now.
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