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    Quite frankly many other countries can actually produce quality work. However, from a technology perspective it is the quality control of manufacturing processes that makes consistency a problem. In many cases the Chinese stole the best processes and procedures if not the software and hardware from legitimately superior American or Western Countries. Its the day to day joe on the production floor that makes the difference, consistent termperature, control of the alloy process and a hundred other things make the end result consitent or not. Quality control of the end product through sampling and testing is another critical juncture.

    Okay got her home Thursday Unloading her and I hear a thud on the other side of the trailer. rushed around to see what was up and my wife was face down on the concrete sidewalk. Huge pool of blood. after a minute she was coherent and we got her up and in the house. She refused to go to the hospital which made for a long evening. Got her to the Dr's office Friday, aside from some pretty bad bruising and a broken nose she is okay. After 70, falling is a terrifying thing, probably one of the biggest killers. Completely forgot about the car until today. I had an appointment with Don for the final fitment of the hood panels but had to cancel it. The tune wasn't sport on because I rushed the shop to get the car on Thursday. It is a 4 hour drive. Messed with it a bit Friday night and got it idling pretty good, took it out to log some hours. Brand new motor is tight, probably less than 100 miles on it so I am taking it pretty easy. Took it out today and did some tuning logs. Adjusted the mechanical timing which was off pretty badly and have now started the tuning/relearning process. Have a really good tuner coming over Monday night to tweak it.

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    Sorry to hear about the wife. Hope she's on the mend... And you're right, the car don't mean a thing if someone in the family is hurting.
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    She refused to go to the hospital which made for a long evening.
    I hope it was a freak thing and nothing serious. I don't understand the not going to the hospital part until I look back on my life and remember all the things I've " walked off ". We people can be stubborn.
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    I'm the same. One of the hardest things I've done is to dial 911 for my wife. In my situation it was for the best, because she ended up in ICU. It's not a fun situation, and every case is unique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrp View Post
    Okay got her home Thursday Unloading her and I hear a thud on the other side of the trailer. rushed around to see what was up and my wife was face down on the concrete sidewalk. Huge pool of blood. after a minute she was coherent and we got her up and in the house. She refused to go to the hospital which made for a long evening. Got her to the Dr's office Friday, aside from some pretty bad bruising and a broken nose she is okay. After 70, falling is a terrifying thing, probably one of the biggest killers.
    I need to get a bigger monitor, totally missed this. So sorry she was hurt. As all have said family is first! Thoughts and prayers for her speedy recovery.

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    It turned out much better than we expected. She did break her nose and that was very traumatic for her. On the other hand we got her to the Doctor the next day and there was no concussion or internal bleeding. She has recovered very well, except of course for the nose and some bleeding. The fall was one of those things you can't really expect or watch out for, the toe of her sandal caught on a concrete expansion joint. The hospital part was more of the uncertainty over the Corona Virus thing. At the end of the day she was more concerned about that than the fall itself. On the one hand I was upset with her for not wanting to go, but on the other hand I was reluctant to not support her. We just sat everything aside and stayed on hold for 24 hours.

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    On a brighter note, after a clean bill of health for my wife, I turned to my less than healthy EFI. Car would not start well, didn't idle well, had a bad lag at part throttle operations and seemed sluggish on the top end. Only thing to do was go back to the basics and start from scratch. I reset the Distributor to TDC +10 degrees and set up the efi on a base static timing of 15 degrees. Then went through and reset all the input parameters on the setup wizard. Turns out the distributor had been bumped when I was coming to pick the car up. The car responded well to the 10 degree initial timing so I decided to up everything to 15 degrees which a couple of the Holley YouTube Videos suggest on the Hyperspark. I made a video of the process. When I set the timing up the car responded immediatly, calming down and running much smoother still than it had with the 10 degree static. The idle shot up to 2000 RPM on the way home so I reset that and the car runs absolutely fantastic. Enjoy the video.


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    Most EFI systems use distributor set up many degrees in advance-they then can control the timing by retarding the spark with the unit--------no way to make it fire sooner than where its actually set but it can be electronily retarded

    Also-----please put a double return spring on your throttle cable-- in a system that has a cable, there is no back up for the return in case of any malfuntion
    I like those double ones where small diameter coil is inside the larger one----

    Love the front suspension!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    WRP, sorry to hear about your wife but i'm glad she didn't have any worse damage and she is on the mend. The new engine sounds great. Those side panels will be awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry clayton View Post
    Most EFI systems use distributor set up many degrees in advance-they then can control the timing by retarding the spark with the unit--------no way to make it fire sooner than where its actually set but it can be electronily retarded

    Also-----please put a double return spring on your throttle cable-- in a system that has a cable, there is no back up for the return in case of any malfuntion
    I like those double ones where small diameter coil is inside the larger one----

    Love the front suspension!!!!!!!!!!!!
    How is this?

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    Much better!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Out getting in some learning tuning time yesterday. Few shots of the car driving.


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    My birds eye view
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    I love it.
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    So today was a special day. Went down to Don Ross Fabrication so he could do the final measuring on the Louvered Hood Panels. At the end of the day the panels FFR sells would probably be just as good but I would have had to modify and cut them as well. Don has made these panels out of mild steel. I cannot wait to get them painted and installed. Don is a renowned fabricator. He restored several Nostalgia Dragsters including the Scorpion 2 Car which is current in Garlit's Museum as well as the Nichols dragster destroyed in the famous crash while running Prudhomme in the mid 60's at Indy. He has several nostalgia dragsters in the shop right now.

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