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Icehouse last won the day on October 30 2017

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  • Birthday 08/23/1980

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    seattle WA
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    57 VW SC - 59 210 - 64 VW camper - 2 68 510 2 dr - 70 bluebird coupe - 3 71 510 2 drs - 73 1200 ute
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  1. The finished product.
  2. If I had a nickle for every 510 I've welded a front clip on..... 🙂
  3. Sure am loving the turbo SR! Even with no intercooler and tinny exhaust its way more power then before. I've now driven it at 3 events. My next upgrade will be brakes. The stock brakes are fading by the end of 1 lap. At the last event they were so bad they didn't even last a 1 minute lap. Which allowed a few guys on Hoosiers to beat me..... Damn. I am surprised how fast I got used to the power. It already feels normal and I want more haha. There was two driving instructors at the last event. One of them said if there was an award for the most wreckless driver I would have got it. Which I took as a compliment. My thoughts are if I botch a lap why would I not find the limits on the remaining coarse? If it slides a lot I will try and connect the gates with a drift 🙂 Also when my car was low powered you had to carry every drop of speed you could. Might as well continue to do that or at least test. On a more technical level I asked Jeff who runs the timing system if he would text me my top speed at the last gate since his system can do that. I was very surprised that no matter how well I did the final transition onto the last straight my top speed was within 1/2 MPH of 75mph my goal was to get to 80mph which turns out wasn't possible... There was a Porsche GT3 and it make it to 93mph!! That's out of 12 laps too. Sometimes I drifted onto the straightaways, sometimes super clean without a slide at all...... All about 75mph
  4. I did once have 3 68's. I only have 2 now. Sold one.... shouldn't have done that.
  5. Dude you need a lift! So nice. I'm already wondering why I didn't buy one years ago.
  6. Time to get this one back in the shop! Needed some help pushing it. little dusty from 10 years of sitting.
  7. Had it up on the lift installing a wide band 02.
  8. Some update pics of the truck.
  9. The answer is always Honda bond. I've tried others OEM glues and they just aren't as good. You can get two tubes on Amazon for the price of 1 at the dealer. If the surfaces are clean it works amazing!! I even used it on my kitchen sink as plumbers putty is a joke.
  10. Here are the photos of the damage
  11. Icehouse

    Honda powered?

    I feel like any person should choose the motor they like. I didn't feel like they made the best pitch for the K24. In the end it was fully built even though it can handle high power without being built.
  12. Icehouse

    Honda powered?

    anything on factory ECU is going to be the most reliable. IMO
  13. Icehouse

    Honda powered?

    It's going to be the same things that the honda needs. Actually probably less since it's already turbo.
  14. Icehouse


    After witnessing Sam's awesome VE plus T build and going for a ride I decided I wanted to try a VET. Sam and I both want to build full on race cars. How fun would it be to build a VET Racecar! We did look into the K24 Honda engine it just seemed like a better idea to go with the VET since it's 280hp stock and I'm sure it will handle a few more PSI making it 300hp on a factory setup which will make it a reliable Racecar. The K24 didn't come turbo so it's about 200hp.... not enough. Since the VET's are getting so low in price especially compared to the DET's. There are a list of things that need to be sorted out. We will go over them in this thread. We each needed on of coarse so we had them shipped to work. First issue is converting it to RWD manual transmission. We wanted to use the RWD flywheel like Sam did. One company that's working on the conversion. Not sure if they finished it or not cut the flex plate starter gear off and welded it onto the RWD flywheel. Since Sam already crossed this bridge we thought... Pulsar vs. VET bell pattern fffewwwww They are the same. Aww and just like that there is the solution. Sure glad we paid more for the engine that came with the MAF and starter.... Two motors and one MAF that we got... the other harness doesn't even have the MAF plug... Now to get a transmission to fit. We do need to sort out the pilot bushing at some point. This is a scan of the RWD block VS. FWD block. Although in this shot they aren't clocked perfect (somehow didn't get a shot of them clocked perfect) You can see how lots of the holes do line up. Since we don't really want to run a 71C since they are getting hard to find and these motors start 300hp we are going to skip to a bigger transmission that's easy to find. So the CD009 won. The Z32 was an option but it weighted the same as the CD009 120lbs. In the rough can you can see the starter side is different. Sam doing some scanning. Looks like it can work. Gotta get the clocking correct and make a prototype. Testing the scans. Everything looks correct.
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