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  1. FST SNAKE

    The Quest for 275 MPH

    I've been busy on Blucifer over the holidays, mostly in the engine. I was concerned about the stock crank being able to handle the WHP level we are going to, so I bought a billet crank from Callies. Then that led to new Callies rods, why not since we are in there anyway. Then of course the rods...
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    The Quest for 275 MPH

    Been a while since I've posted any updates. We are in process of a refresh on the engine, new rings, bearings, Greg Good refreshed the heads with beryllium copper exhaust seats and Inconel valves. Also drillled and tapped rear of the heads to help with the cooling issues the last 2 cylinders...
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    The Quest for 275 MPH

    Got the blankets in for the turbos, really good fit. I'm starting to wrap/sleeve the hot side pipes so I can re-assemble them and then finish up the cold side. Heads are at Greg Good's place right now so I need those back before I can wrap up the cold side, no intake located keeps us from...
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    The Quest for 275 MPH

    New ACR-X rotors installed up front, lets me run a slightly larger brake pad, I will take all the stopping power I can get. Hot side starting to go back together, I'm waiting on Design Engineering sleeves and turbo blankets which should be here in coming week. There is a very dim light at the...
  5. FST SNAKE

    The Quest for 275 MPH

    Maybe not quite a daily driver but you are right in that I don't drive it on rainy days. I do want to say it has AC, radio, ( all working ) insurance and a tag so I do get to cruise around the area with it. I suspect the change in temps from start to end of a pass probably creates some...
  6. FST SNAKE

    The Quest for 275 MPH

    Got my complete hot side piping, turbos etc back today. I plan to wrap or sleeve them on top of the coating. I hear that isn't the right solution and can degrade the pipes over time, but reality is I need them to work for less than 30 seconds from zero to 275 and after that I'm not too concerned...
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    The Quest for 275 MPH

    I think we have at least 3 months left in this build so maybe finished in July. If I get it done early July I will take it to Loring Maine to make the attempt, if it's after that then maybe Sept in Maine. If an opportunity to make a few passes on the space shuttle runway comes up I would prefer...
  8. FST SNAKE

    The Quest for 275 MPH

    Thanks JGK95, the guy helping with those definitely has a talent for welding
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    The Quest for 275 MPH

    Here is picture of the intercooler pumps, they are Meziere pumps and will pump 40 GPM at max flow. We will regulate them to what we need. I will locate the ice boxes behind the wheel well and hope to get about 7 to 8 gals per side. That will give me enough ice cold water to make the time...
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    The Quest for 275 MPH

    New rockers, steel/roller bearing 8000 RPM designed by Prefix and built by Jesel. These are definitely an impressive looking product. We are going to pull the heads again and inspect the lifters to make sure they are up to the task along with replacing all the pushrods with even stronger ones.
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    The Quest for 275 MPH

    Here are some pictures of the cold side pipes connected to throttle body. I mounted the Moton reservoirs to the side of the pipes to get them up top for easier adjustments. I used roll bar clamps to attach the reservoirs to the pipe brackets. I had to remove belly pan before to get to them...
  12. FST SNAKE

    The Quest for 275 MPH

    This is the mount, hoses and scavenge pump for the turbos. I'm trying to run the smaller lines thru the frame rails and keep the transmission tunnel open for the larger lines such as dry sump hoses and fuel/return lines. The back of the car is starting to get a little crowded but still there's a...
  13. FST SNAKE

    The Quest for 275 MPH

    We have completed the hot side piping and disassembled it to be sent off for coating. Attached picture is the passenger side including turbo housing. Lots of other work to be done and we are currently working on cold side along with hoses for oil, water etc. It's taking more time than I expected...
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    The Quest for 275 MPH

    Thanks Jordan, and I will have " sweet intake scoop design ". It will definitely be in the airflow and hopefully made from CF if I don't run out of time here, otherwise it's going to be aluminum at least for the short term.
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    The Quest for 275 MPH

    At this point we have made some progress toward finishing up hot and cold side piping. A lot of time is spent tack welding and checking fit/finish and then reworking it until it's as good as it's going to get. Wastegates have been located but only tacked in place so they will be tig welded next...
  16. FST SNAKE

    The Quest for 275 MPH

    Still making progress with hot and cold side pipes, here are a few views of where we are at now. Wastegates arrived and will be installed next week. If all goes as planned I will be starting it in 4 to 5 weeks. I will share a video when that happens.
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    The Quest for 275 MPH

    The intercooler pumps arrived today, finally at a point where the parts are arriving faster than we can install them. These are rated 40 GPM each as well as the intercoolers are rated 40 GPM each. Hopefully the combination of 2 ice boxes, 2 chillers, 2 pumps and 2 intercoolers will keep those...
  18. FST SNAKE

    The Quest for 275 MPH

    Thanks, I can't take credit as it's a team effort on this build. I tried to get mandrel bent pipes, but they can't bend the radius I need in the shorter distances or the changes in offsets that are needed. I'm sure there are facilities out there who have better equipment that could do that...
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    The Quest for 275 MPH

    Here are pics after we made adjustments for fit and then tig welded the pipes. It's getting there and we haven't had any major challenges that we couldn't overcome.
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    The Quest for 275 MPH

    Hot side pipe fitting and tig welding over this week. It's coming together and we will be on the cold side probably mid next week. Here are a few pics showing the work we have done so far.
  21. FST SNAKE

    The Quest for 275 MPH

    Boost lag is probably the biggest concern for most but in reality, for me it's a benefit. I leave the line easy and really don't need the boost to launch, once it's rolling, I can go WOT and very quickly go thru the gears. The engine management system is set up for boost by gear, so each shift...
  22. FST SNAKE

    The Quest for 275 MPH

    Here is view with the bumper installed, it shows those turbos looking very stealthy or somewhat anyway. Nice fit for all the parts so far, we are running hot pipes next week and hope to wrap that up by weeks end. After that we start the cold side and it should be about a week or so also. Then...
  23. FST SNAKE

    The Quest for 275 MPH

    These pics show some of the components located in final positions. There is a lot of work that has gone into making this all line up correctly. Everyone involved has really done their best and I could not be happier with the results. At this point the piping will be the next major project to...
  24. FST SNAKE

    The Quest for 275 MPH

    The turbos are mounted off brackets and the battery box. This is the final location for them as it allows all the piping from the intercoolers, exhaust etc to line up properly.
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    The Quest for 275 MPH

    Here is the new floor installed in Blucifer, the recessed area is for the battery. I needed some room for the intercooler pumps so I decided to recess the battery and mount the pumps on top of the cover. That keeps the clearance I needed from the rear glass.

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