SHOCKY JR. UPDATES
Shocky comes homeHome once again...February updates

This page is an update on Shocky since my October visit to MD. 


FINAL TRIP TO WORK ON SHOCKY IN MD

So, my final trip to MD was spent wrapping up odds and ends.  One of the things we did was remove the sound deadening....

....dry ice on floorpan to freeze the sound deadening...

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....then on to breaking the frozen sound deadening.....

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.....it is always fun to play with dry ice 

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....removing the stubborn stuff by force....

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....and here you can see the pieces of sound deadening that fragmented off when I hit it with the hammer...

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....Yes...this IS fun......



Okay....all done with what will come off....

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.......now all cleaned up ready to be coated with Eastwood's Rust Encapsulater...

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Mostly dry and ready for sound deadening.....

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First bits of sound deadening laid down....with more to follow later...

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......and then time to take pics of the engine bay now that the IC piping is all bead blasted....click on the image for a HUGE version...

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SHOCKY COMES HOME!

A few days after I left MD...Shocky began his journey home...Here is the enclosed transport truck...all 75 feet of it!

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...and Shocky was accompanied home by a lovely little Ford GT.....

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....she likes it on top 

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Since I was being a nervous mom, the truck driver had Dan take a picture of him hugging Shocky so I would know that he would be in good hands...the trucker's wife actually had a '75 Scirocco apparently...

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...and then came time for Dan to say goodbye to Shocky....I am sure Shocky was very sad about leaving....as was Dan...

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......and so Shocky gets put on the truck...

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yes he IS running rich in this picture....and yes I did make an adjustment to the fuel map to correct for this after he got home....

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......tucked away with Miss GT....I was hoping for little Scirocco GTs upon Shocky's arrival...but there were none...I'm sure the two of them had lots of fun though 

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...and the truck gets closed back up...

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...and Shocky begins his journey home...

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BACK AT HOME ONCE MORE

After a week and a half or so of traveling....I am whole again...





...what a hot little hunk of a Scirocco...

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...and here is what I am currently working on....

I need to get a bigger diverter valve:

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Custom length plug wires:

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I need to make a bracket for the air filter so it isn't lugging down or bouncing around:

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...and I have to find a new swaybar to use because the one I got from Autotech was hitting Shocky's A-arms.  Then the list goes on and on from there....

But oh...Shocky is SO worth it! 


FEBRUARY UPDATES

So....I got the bigger diverter valve, ordered the custom length plug wires, and also did a few things to work towards hose re-organization in the engine bay....

Greddy Type S blow off valve....



which I am using as a diverter valve...since I hate the sound that a blow off valve makes if venting to atmosphere:



The N75 valve was kinda thrown on in a hurry in Maryland so that Dan and I could get some driving time in.  It has just been hanging out with the upper radiator hose.....living life on the edge...



So, I relocated it to the area where the stock airl filter box sits...



Just ziptied it down for now...I am going to do a major hose organization overhaul in the VERY near future...gotta love zip ties!

On to the more exciting things....

While the IC pipe was out getting old bits taken off and new bits welded on, I took the opportunity to take a pic of the reclusive GT30R in it's natural habitat...



...I also was able to get to Kinetic MS to do some ignition map tuning on the dyno with Shawn....with Shocky staying at his current level of boost...9 psi.  Why such low boost levels?  Since Dan and I didn't have much time to refine any of the tuning and we had no way of easily hearing if any detonation was occuring (no carpet or sound deadening = road noise a plenty) we had set the DTA up so that the boost was limited to only 9 psi.

Although not much was done in the way of performance tuning, Shawn and I made changes to the fuel and ignition maps to err on the side of safety instead power.  Shawn also did a few dyno runs on Shocky....and now I have Shocky's first dyno graph 

Keep in mind...this is only at 9 psi...not the 20 psi I will eventually be running and also....only 17 degrees of advance under boost....





Not too bad for his very first dyno run ever....






....I just got some fenders for him too (thanks Peter!)....poor little guy needs some bodywork and paint....<sigh> and I need some money.....

Well, at least the mechanicals are mostly complete.......

OOOH!  AND!  I just ordered some wheel speed sensors...soo, I will be wiring in traction control soon....YAY!




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