Updates Galore, and a HUGE announcement!

It’s been awhile, but there’s been a lot going on, and I’ve either not had time to write, or I’ve been unable to because we had to keep some stuff on the down-low. But the embargo is pretty much lifted and things are in motion that can’t be stopped, so here’s an update. Back during …

Doing the E-Dash thing, part II – Did it work?

Did it work? No.     Longer answer: Nooooooooo. I took the car down to NCM for a big double weekend. The DriveAutoX event on the pad on Saturday, and an SCCA Time Trial regional on Sunday. My E-dash didn’t survive the first autocross run. It would randomly reboot. The little Pi3 just couldn’t hack …

Engine health update (and the transmission, too!)

Followers of this blog will know I periodically send samples of my engine oil to Blackstone Labs for analysis. It’s the only way outside of a teardown to really see what’s going on inside your engine. For instance, after using the Period Correct Tow Pig to tow my car to Las Vegas and back last …

Swilling the corn juice (E-85/Flex Fuel install)

When I rebuilt the engine back over the winter of 2017/2018, I selected things with an eye towards eventually getting back to E-85. I had run it for a few years back, while still on the stock turbo. Once I upgraded my turbocharger, I no longer had enough pump or lines to run E-85. But …

When things melt, your events get scrubbed

This post should have been a recap of the 2019 Midwest Muscle Car Challenge hosted by Bowler Performance Transmissions. This event is a ton of fun, hugely supported by sponsors (which means awesome door prizes and a fantastic swag bag), and all the money left over goes to a fantastic charity. But that is not …

An episode in the life of living with a TurboTweak ECU-GN

Last year I installed a TurboTweak ECU-GN in my Grand National. I had really reached the limit of what could be done with the original ECM. Even with a Powerlogger added on, I didn’t have enough inputs for all the sensors I needed. And mailing chips back and forth to deal with changes to the …

2019 Charlotte Champ Tour at ZMax Dragway

Racing season has sprung! This past weekend, the Period Correct Tow Pig hauled the Buick and myself to Charlotte, North Carolina, for the 2019 SCCA Champ Tour/CAM Challenge in the parking lot of ZMax Dragway. Unlike last year’s event, which was a Match Tour format, this was a full-fledged Champ Tour. Two hundred ninety eight …