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And The Journey Begins

Post by digginfool » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:16 pm

Car Motor Barge ver. 2.5 starts tomorrow. It's finally time to put it back together. Going to be interesting!Image

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Re: And The Journey Begins

Post by ffjpowell » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:01 pm

Oh boy. Good luck bud. Post pics. We booked for labor day @ camp mack friday - monday. See u there

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Post by digginfool » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:49 pm

We'll be there with bells on!

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Post by ffjpowell » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:06 pm

Cant wait bro

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Re: And The Journey Begins

Post by kwanjangnihm » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:58 am

diggin - supporters wait with bated breath on your current excursion!! :stirpot: :salute:

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Post by SWAMPHUNTER45 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:52 pm

Hummmm this could be interesting!

The great news is the Fool has two airboats so regardless of the dilemma he can keep the slide alive.

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Post by digginfool » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:43 pm

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Day one done.

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Post by ffjpowell » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:51 pm

Looking good

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Post by THE NIGHT RIDER » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:39 am

What engine is tbat an ls or lt

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Post by digginfool » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:07 pm

LSA

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Post by digginfool » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:50 pm

No pictures to show but progress being made. AFR installed, wiring complete, left header installed, right header getting second bung for the wide band O2 sensor, ECM will be here Friday. Just might hit the water this weekend!

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Post by digginfool » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:22 pm

If it kills me, this boat is riding out tomorrow. Re-install the seats and prop, set pitch and good to go! Image ImageImageImage

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Post by BGREEN427 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:33 pm

Good luck. Did you bump the power up or stay at 550

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Post by kwanjangnihm » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:21 pm

digginfool wrote: The fact is that adding the 8.6" overdrive pulley along with tune and LS9 cam will put me around 675 hp. That's worth it in my book. Cheap hp right there.
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Post by Gary S » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:59 am

I would love to have a crane truck to help with the lifting, You shouldn't have any trouble getting it back together. Don't forget to count the tools.

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Post by swamper2 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:34 am

I like the side exhaust but can't see mufflers?
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Post by digginfool » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:28 am

swamper2 wrote:I like the side exhaust but can't see mufflers?
It has the small canister mufflers. Actually work really well.

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Post by digginfool » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:35 am

So, first day on the water went well. Need more pitch for sure. Engine spins up real fast. Think the ECM is going to need more calibration. AFRs were a bit high, although the gauge was all over the place. I'll check the spark plugs and see how they look. If they look good, I'll re-calibrate the wide band and check again. Image

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Post by ffjpowell » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:53 am

Looks good bud. Cant wait for the bugs to get worked out and see how she runs for ya. B safe

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Post by digginfool » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:55 am

Turns out the AFR was correct; plugs show a real lean condition. We didn't have the fuel pressure gauge at the shop last week when we did the test run. Going to throw it on and make sure the engine wasn't starving for fuel. If I have good pressure, the ECM goes back. Hope they can turn it around in time for Labor Day.
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Post by CarMotorBarge » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:26 pm

What RPMs was it lean at?
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Post by digginfool » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:10 pm

CarMotorBarge wrote:What RPMs was it lean at?
Because it was the first time out on the new rotating assembly, I kept it pretty conservative. For the 2-1/2 hours or so that I put on it, ran 3,000 - 3,500 RPM most of the time, hit 4,000 a few times and right near the end of the day, ran it up to 5,000 for a couple seconds. The spark plugs are pure white with just a little bit of carbon above the insulator.
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Re: And The Journey Begins

Post by SteveReid » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:58 pm

Good to see the Barge back. Will y'all be up Labor Day Weekend? I hope to be out, it's been so hot I haven't been out in over 3 months.

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Post by digginfool » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:45 am

We plan to be there but not sure about the barge. Need to sort out a lean condition with the engine.

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Re: And The Journey Begins

Post by digginfool » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:51 am

ladyblackwater wrote:Diggin your ECU can't be remote tuned? The only way to truly tune it correctly is doing it running and being under a load.
Unfortunately, that capability does not exist (at least that I know of) for MEFI 6 ECMs. There's only one person doing tunes and he's in California. If there are others that are doing MEFI tunes, let me know. It sure would be handy to have backup. To tell you the truth, I'm half-way ready to dump the MEFI completely and go Holley. I just need to do some additional research to see if the Holley system is compatible with the knock, oil pressure, O2 and temperature sensors on the LSA.
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