My Volant CAI

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  1. rottenronnie

    rottenronnie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I saw her in the movie 1 million years BC when it was in theaters.
    I think she was the only one in that movie.
    All I saw anyway as a young teenage lad.
     
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    Kiwi SRT10 Active Member Supporting Member

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    I am repairing the main mounts for my hood scoop with fibreglass so far so good. Have marked the hole centres and next days off I shall finish it off. I found this neat product from ADOS that has fibres in the resin.

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    rottenronnie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Keep practicing.
    Soon you could build your very own Corvette.
     
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    LMAO!!!!!!
     
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    I could make a plastic truck even hahaha What about an SRTvette lol
    I figure to get a new scoop was going to be in excess of $1200NZ. I don't have that sort of money.
     
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    rottenronnie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I tried a fiberglass repair ONCE and it certainly didn't look as good as yours.
     
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    Thanks, but we shall see if it works first. I cut rings off a plastic vacuum cleaner pipe and stuffed it full of fibreglass. I can't pull them off so I figure that should hold. I have just finished using Araldite to epoxy glue the tags/spades on the leading edge. Fingers crossed.
     
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    Hey Ronnie, got a question. Sometimes when I floor it in first gear, and it's shifting into second, there's a second of hesitation, kinda like pushing in a clutch to shift. My SLT did the same thing, what causes that?
     
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    rottenronnie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I'm assuming you have an automatic. :)
    It's called many things but it is designed to allow your transmission to live a normal life by cutting power just before it makes the 1-2 shift. Torque-Management is probably the most popular term for what you are describing.
    If you get a tune, it will eliminate that and by far it is the biggest bang-for-the-buck performance improvement you can make in a Quad Cab. Somewhere around 85 lbs. ft. of torque is unleashed in a really usable rpm area and it's a HIGHLY recommended mod for the QCs.
     
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    Kiwi SRT10 Active Member Supporting Member

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    Then a week later rebuild the trans
     
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    rottenronnie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    The tranny will survive with the new tune and stock power levels.
    I wouldn't try towing and using wide open throttle with the tune nor too many passes with drag radials.
    Nor would I want to drive a QC without having a tune.
    The difference is enormous.
    My 2 cents.
     
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    Kiwi SRT10 Active Member Supporting Member

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    Got a new deal on the house last night. Maybe this time we are sold and moving
     
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    I hope it works the way you'd like.
    Good to see things are moving around a bit.
     
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    Are you staying in NZ?
     
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    yes moving to a place called Pleasant Point about 20km inland from Timaru in the South Island
    Just waiting for new agreement on the same house we were going to buy last time before lockdown
     
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    Good Luck to ya!
     
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    Best wishes, buying a house can be stressful.
     
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    Next problem I am solving is the damaged firewall insulation and sagging conduit. As per pic. Will post pics soon of the much more tidy under hood

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    All Done. Glued crap to firewall and then riveted the ducting snug to the firewall also holding the crappy stuff on.

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