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Forum: General Tech
08-16-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,263
Posted By CotyStiles

One comment, even though this post was old... ...

One comment, even though this post was old...
If you're buying a used car, fight for the price.
I'm a car salesman, and I know the money is in the used cars.
People trade in their cars for bottom...
Forum: General Tech
08-16-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By CotyStiles

I know it's expensive and complicated. Its just...

I know it's expensive and complicated.
Its just something I want to do, and the reasoning is fairly simple... Both the RX-7 and the Toyota Supra used sequential turbo setups, as examples, but both...
Forum: General Tech
08-16-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By CotyStiles

Stupid question...what's a troll? And I keep...

Stupid question...what's a troll?
And I keep telling her not to bother posting these questions...
Forum: General Tech
08-16-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By CotyStiles

Water transfers heat better than antifreeze, so a...

Water transfers heat better than antifreeze, so a straight water system with a wetting agent is more capable of keeping the engine at optimum temperature, even though it is also more vulnerable to...
Forum: General Tech
08-15-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By CotyStiles

The reason for four is simple... The choice...

The reason for four is simple...
The choice with twin turbos is between having two turbos acting in parallel, and having two turbos operating in different bands of efficiency (sequential).
With a...
Forum: General Tech
08-14-2009, 03:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By CotyStiles

Hahaha... Well that's the project with this...

Hahaha...

Well that's the project with this Cobra.

The block is built and prepped to take up to 1500 Horsepower...
Forum: General Tech
08-13-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By CotyStiles

Haha yea, and I do appreciate it... Now if...

Haha yea, and I do appreciate it...

Now if anyone could tell me how much boost it would take to make 1250 RWHP on a 5 liter super mod with FR500 Heads (~8000 Redline) and a level 10 aluminum...
Forum: General Tech
08-13-2009, 04:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By CotyStiles

Thanks alot. The stalling came back, my...

Thanks alot.

The stalling came back, my heater core blew, and all sorts of fun has been had.

Anyway, I'll try to reflash and then play around with my Diablosport to try to make things work...
Forum: General Tech
08-13-2009, 03:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By CotyStiles

Sorry guys. My wife doesn't have much of a...

Sorry guys.

My wife doesn't have much of a car vocabulary? I just recently taught her how to open the hood...

Anyway, she's just trying to get an idea of what it takes to finish a Cobra. In...
Forum: General Tech
08-13-2009, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By CotyStiles

Haha. Alright, I'm the husband. So what...

Haha. Alright, I'm the husband.

So what happened is I was running a pure water cooling system--with a wetting agent (royal purple).
We live in Hawaii so it's really no problem...

Bad part is,...
Forum: General Tech
08-11-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By CotyStiles

Wow, that is one of the most informative replies...

Wow, that is one of the most informative replies I've ever seen.
Thanks a lot.

(My wife was logged in when I made the original post)

Anyway, the car isn't supercharged right now--it's running...
Forum: SVT Forums
05-30-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,876
Posted By CotyStiles

The Marines have destroyed any illusions of...

The Marines have destroyed any illusions of governmental benevolence I once had. The United States' government is a business, and among the worst when it comes to employee-welfare.
Aside from that,...
Forum: SVT Forums
05-30-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,876
Posted By CotyStiles

I know, it's not great. But since I'm 19, I'm...

I know, it's not great. But since I'm 19, I'm satisfied. If only rent wasn't so ridiculously expensive in Hawaii.
What I need to do is cross the street and get hit by a police car, then I can sue...
Forum: SVT Forums
05-30-2009, 03:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,876
Posted By CotyStiles

If it must be known, as a married Marine, living...

If it must be known, as a married Marine, living in Hawaii, I make approximately 54,000 dollars per year. I'm taking both cars back home to New York, though, as I'm moving back at the end of June.
Forum: SVT Forums
05-29-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,876
Posted By CotyStiles

Off-topic, but I can't get high until I'm out of...

Off-topic, but I can't get high until I'm out of the Marine Corps.
Forum: SVT Forums
05-29-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,876
Posted By CotyStiles

I'm not changing the radiator. The pressurized...

I'm not changing the radiator.
The pressurized air will be passing through an insulated stainless steel chamber, with 180 separate 1/4" ID copper pipes which will flow the cooling water...circulated...
Forum: SVT Forums
05-29-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,876
Posted By CotyStiles

Finally, thank you Smokin04, for some reasonable...

Finally, thank you Smokin04, for some reasonable advice.

As far as cost goes, I've only ever spent $100 in labor on either of my cars. I do everything on my own.

Smokin04 - these are the...
Forum: SVT Forums
05-28-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,876
Posted By CotyStiles

Car and engine cost me 9000. 4 turbos (via...

Car and engine cost me 9000.
4 turbos (via MasterPower sponsorship) 1400.
Custom exhaust plumbing 1500.
Magnaflow mufflers (x4) 280.
Hand-built custom intercoolers (x3) 300.
And the body...
Forum: SVT Forums
05-28-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,876
Posted By CotyStiles

'Remote mount' refers to the turbocharges being...

'Remote mount' refers to the turbocharges being mounted beyond the firewall.

Regarding the still air/water vs moving air/water, the rate of heat transfer will still be 17 times higher, if the...
Forum: SVT Forums
05-28-2009, 02:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,876
Posted By CotyStiles

The goal was to be original. I doubt anyone else...

The goal was to be original. I doubt anyone else will do something like this, so I want my car to be the only one like it.

Basically, regardless of ambient temperature, Boyle's law states that...
Forum: SVT Forums
05-28-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,536
Posted By CotyStiles

Good call on not going Kenne Bell...spools up...

Good call on not going Kenne Bell...spools up fast but tops out and overspins too easy. Do some research and figure out exactly what size compressor you'll need to give you the right power...
Forum: SVT Forums
05-28-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,876
Posted By CotyStiles

Its a shame, I already returned my flak and...

Its a shame, I already returned my flak and kevlar, since I'm getting out of the Marines shortly...

Anyway, this is legitimately my goal, and I know it'll be nearly impossible. That's why I want...
Forum: SVT Forums
05-27-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,876
Posted By CotyStiles

The engine is a DSS 5.0L supermod. All...

The engine is a DSS 5.0L supermod.
All aluminum, race-prepped to take up to 1500horsepower.
Assembled with FR500 heads.
Compression ratio is 10.1:1, power is from 5-600 N/A.

Everything cost...
Forum: SVT Forums
05-27-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,692
Posted By CotyStiles

I have a Steeda Tri-Ax in my GT and Cobra...just...

I have a Steeda Tri-Ax in my GT and Cobra...just a coincidence, I bought both cars with them already installed.

The springloaded base is excellent for finding gears.
It is kind of loud, but I...
Forum: SVT Forums
05-27-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,979
Posted By CotyStiles

91 Octane at least. GTs come stock at around...

91 Octane at least.

GTs come stock at around 9:1 compression, same with the lowly V6s.
Cobras are higher compression...my new crate motor runs at 10.1:1, and I consider that low for a...
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