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Any car with a friggin parachute on the back deserves a mag article!

Congrats, Miller!

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Well its that time of year. Car is on jack stands and getting the once over. As you saw earlier, i have the drivetrain out of the car and inspected everything from the motor back.

I havent had a reason to pull it, but the tilton seems to be happy in there. With only 10-15 passes this year, I figure its got quite a few more passes in it before i need to up the shim size. So i did a quick peek in the inspection windows and all seems to be in order.




I then ran the car for a while on jack stans and got the E85 out of the car and put some 93 in. Content is down to about 25-30 percent ethanol with maybe a gallon of fuel left in the stock tank. While running, I sat in the car on the jack stands and realized how few miles i have actually put on this car. I bough it 3 years ago (12/22/2012) with 82,500 miles on her. Flooded and destroyed, I rebuilt the car and after getting it out in August of 2013, I put about 600 miles on. Then the car was torn down, put on the 88mm and put the spool setup from Joel Grannas in the car. That means it started 2014 with roughly 83,100 miles or so. I pulled the engine in July 2014 for new rings and a full rebuild. Didnt get very far that year, but in 2015 i did a few dyno days, a few photo shoots etc and here is the current ODO reading: 83,363. I hope to do better next year.




Moving right along, I had a conversation with Alex L at BPA and finally got a fire lit under me to get some work done. Into the Diff i went... (trying not to screw it up too badly)




Luckily everything looked to be in great shape other than the "West Virginia" style ring gear. All i needed to order was a Ring/Pinion set and the pinion bearing from Elmhurst (Thanks Allen for your help!) These parts should show up in the next couple days and I can get it all back together.




And finally, (at my surprise) I found out that the photo i submitted months back is featured in the 2016 precision turbo catalog! I hope to get a few copies from local dealers to add to the treasure trove of car stuff.



I hope that 2016 will bring a better year of racing and finally get those 9 and perhaps that 8 second pass I've been chasing.
 

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I hope that 2016 will bring a better year of racing and finally get those 9 and perhaps that 8 second pass I've been chasing.
Good luck Miller! :thumbs: 10 seconds is already pretty kickass! 9 is rarified air. 8... :brentil: (mind=blown, not angry, lol)

This list doesn't include modified cars and isn't super up to date, but just as a reference... you're already in the "supercar" range :D
Quarter Mile Car list - Specifications - Trap Speed List
funny, I clicked on the C7 link and look at the pic that comes up:
Specifications Chevrolet Corvette Z06 6.2 V8 C7 - [2014] 0 to 60 mph, Top Speed, 0 to 100 kph, 0 to 62 mph

Just curious, what have other 1000+HP Supras hit?

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Kickass about all the facetime/magazine coverage! :dthumbs:
 

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Just curious, what have other 1000+HP Supras hit?

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Kickass about all the facetime/magazine coverage! :dthumbs:
Thanks. I agree the publications this year are far beyond what I expected. I hope to maybe push forward and try a few new mags next year. Time will tell.

As far as what other supras have hit ET wise, look on 2JZPOWER - The fastest and most powerful 2JZ powered cars. Lots of variables as far as how fast people have gone. Autos go quicker with less hp. Manuals generally have a higher trap speed, but struggle to get good ET numbers.

My best from the 15 passes this year is 10.04 @ 145mph. The car has not been leaving well, and had fuel pressure/voltage issues that I fixed at the end of the year, so I hope to do better this upcoming season. :cheers:
 

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Those are awesome numbers, Miller! Congrats for those and the magazine ink! Best of luck on improving your times next season!

Looks like you caught that ring gear just in time!

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Those are awesome numbers, Miller! Congrats for those and the magazine ink! Best of luck on improving your times next season!

Looks like you caught that ring gear just in time!

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Thanks Yogi.

Yeah the rear end was clunking pretty hard so I pulled it all apart a few weeks ago. Surprisingly the only damage was the 3 missing chunks from the ring gear. I guess I got a bit too aggressive on the launch for the gear's liking. I finally ordered the new ring and pinion gear, so I will begin to piece it all back together very soon. I am hoping to get even more power out of this teeny 183 cubic inch engine with some exhaust manifold and wastegate rework this winter.
 

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Thanks. I agree the publications this year are far beyond what I expected. I hope to maybe push forward and try a few new mags next year. Time will tell.
Papa-paparazzi... :cool::D (Sorry... my daughter is a huge Gaga fan, so the song popped into my head thinking about the press coverage)

I can definitely see how the magazine coverage would feel/be some great validation on a project you've worked hard at. No, it's not the sole reason you went after your goals, but the recognition feels good. :thumbs:

As far as what other supras have hit ET wise, look on 2JZPOWER - The fastest and most powerful 2JZ powered cars. Lots of variables as far as how fast people have gone. Autos go quicker with less hp. Manuals generally have a higher trap speed, but struggle to get good ET numbers.
OMG, what a jerk! :mad: (kidding!)

You could have warned me that the first thing I'd see was an 8 second Variant! :eek: Just about choked on breakfast! :eek:

I seriously LOVE the picture where you can see the tires deforming, almost like black paws grabbing at the asphalt!

My best from the 15 passes this year is 10.04 @ 145mph. The car has not been leaving well, and had fuel pressure/voltage issues that I fixed at the end of the year, so I hope to do better this upcoming season. :cheers:
Oh, sweet! Sounds like 9's are definitely in your future then! Add in the winter work... I'd lay money on you pulling an 8 second pass. :dthumbs:
 
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