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Calvin_1976
03-07-2004, 07:16 AM
Filled up the gas tank before heading out to a novice autocross school I am helping with and the car started pissing gas out of the place where the fill neck goes into the tank. Damn car knows its going to CMP again and is giving me crap for it. I gotta go help with this autocross school then figure this out. Anyone replace that seal before offer some hints? The tank is full except whatever leaks out while I am gone.

Big Daddy
03-07-2004, 07:58 AM
Hey Calvin I know what you mean. My car must hate it also, I went to have the car tuned yesterday and when we got it on the dyno we discovered the fuel pumps aren't working correctly. When the rpm's get over 6000 the pumps take a dump! I will have to get an '03 tank and pump to fix the problem. Only one thing, I can't get them and have them installed AND the car tuned before next weekend. SO I'M OUT! :( :( :(

2KWhiteSnake
03-07-2004, 01:56 PM
Sorry to hear about your probs Joel. You'll get it resolved.



You're out Greg? Go buy a cheap, used N/A car and bring it down.

It's a thought...

Craig :bounce:

Big Daddy
03-07-2004, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by 2KWhiteSnake
You're out Greg? Go buy a cheap, used N/A car and bring it down.

It's a thought...

Craig :bounce:

I suppose I could buy a Foci cheap?? :D :D ;)

Calvin_1976
03-07-2004, 06:24 PM
Sorry to hear that :(, you could get a V6 rental and flog the hell out of it! :D

I am dropping the car off at a friends shop tonight. He said he has time to get it finished in time. If I didnt have school after work I could probably get it done myself but right now I am just streched to thin on time.

cobrabitn
03-07-2004, 07:57 PM
Sorry to hear that , you could get a V6 rental and flog the hell out of it!

That's a good idea!:thumbsup:

Calvin_1976
03-07-2004, 08:59 PM
Truth be told if for some reason my car isnt ready I will be finding a V6 or Foci to rent. :D

98banana
03-08-2004, 07:28 AM
Rent a Focus, you'll have a blast!!! :thumbsup:

SIUNARA
03-08-2004, 11:18 AM
Hey Greg...with 6bazillion horsepower...why would you need to rev the car above 6k rpm? Bring it anyway and just shift at 5k rpm. ;) :thumbsup:

You can get Foci very cheap...even the SVT's are going at good prices. I got mine for $5200 off the sticker with every option they come with. Do it...and maybe Tony WILL give us our own run group! :D :thumbsup:

Hope you gets things squared away Joel!! :)

Big Daddy
03-08-2004, 03:19 PM
To tell the truth I was thinking about running it and short shifting but whats to keep the pumps from completely going out or worse slowly dying and me not realizing it until the engine detonates. I love open tracking but not enough to risk the engine! :D ;) SO I'll just be taking care of the car this weekend and I'll try to make another event! :D :thumbsup:

2KWhiteSnake
03-08-2004, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by Big Daddy
To tell the truth I was thinking about running it and short shifting but whats to keep the pumps from completely going out or worse slowly dying and me not realizing it until the engine detonates. I love open tracking but not enough to risk the engine! :D ;) SO I'll just be taking care of the car this weekend and I'll try to make another event! :D :thumbsup:


You suck! You're gonna miss the cookout! :(

Craig

Big Daddy
03-08-2004, 03:33 PM
Originally posted by 2KWhiteSnake
You suck! You're gonna miss the cookout! :(

Craig

I may suck but at least the car won't BLOW! :eek: :eek: :eek: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

justagt
03-08-2004, 03:44 PM
Cookout?

SIUNARA
03-08-2004, 03:54 PM
I think Greg is scared of the SVT Foci...how bout it Tom?!?! ;) :thumbsup:

Greg are you going to come to CMP even if you don't run? It would be nice to see you and your son again if you guys can make it. :D

98banana
03-08-2004, 04:01 PM
Originally posted by SIUNARA
I think Greg is scared of the SVT Foci...how bout it Tom?!?! ;) :thumbsup:

There all afraid! :D

I think I went a little far with the Lewising...
http://www.bananamotorsports.com/Images/Focus/DSC00250.JPG

And the interior...
http://www.bananamotorsports.com/Images/Focus/DSC00253.jpg

Big Daddy
03-08-2004, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by SIUNARA
I think Greg is scared of the SVT Foci...how bout it Tom?!?! ;) :thumbsup:

Greg are you going to come to CMP even if you don't run? It would be nice to see you and your son again if you guys can make it. :D

Well it's still not out of the question. I'll be going to T&J performance Friday morning to get the tank, pump, new belt and an alternator pulley (some one bent the one that's on it). Then he has to tune it. If I can leave there by 5:00 pm I may make the weekend! I'm just not counting on it right now. I may still come by the track on Saturday afternoon to see everyone! :D :thumbsup:

Calvin_1976
03-08-2004, 04:23 PM
Mark over at Carolina Mustang got my tank gromet this morning and I picked it up at lunch. Things are looking up. :thumbsup:

johnbasf
03-08-2004, 04:28 PM
Originally posted by Calvin_1976
Mark over at Carolina Mustang got my tank gromet this morning and I picked it up at lunch. Things are looking up. :thumbsup:

Great!! :thumbsup:

98banana
03-08-2004, 05:16 PM
Originally posted by Calvin_1976
Mark over at Carolina Mustang got my tank gromet this morning and I picked it up at lunch. Things are looking up. :thumbsup:
Excellent!

2KWhiteSnake
03-08-2004, 05:27 PM
Sweet!!!!!

Craig

cobrabitn
03-08-2004, 08:09 PM
Tom,

My new Brembo rotors will be here Thursday, you still going to help me bleed the system on the 94?:doubt:

Craig,

Cookout??? How come we all don't know about it? :mad: That's okay, I'll have dinner at Ryans.:(

SIUNARA
03-08-2004, 09:30 PM
That is AWESOME Tom!!!! :D :thumbsup: :bounce: :bounce:

Make sure you put the passenger seat back in so I can get a ride in that thing. :D

2KWhiteSnake
03-08-2004, 09:39 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
Tom,

My new Brembo rotors will be here Thursday, you still going to help me bleed the system on the 94?:doubt:

Craig,

Cookout??? How come we all don't know about it? :mad: That's okay, I'll have dinner at Ryans.:(


I asked you about it last year and you said you'd rather do Ryans. If you want to come over you're welcome to.

Craig

cobrabitn
03-08-2004, 09:51 PM
Um last year??? I can't remember what happened last week... :rotf:. That's okay, I'll do the salad bar. ;)

johnbasf
03-08-2004, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
Tom,

My new Brembo rotors will be here Thursday, you still going to help me bleed the system on the 94?:doubt:

Craig,

Cookout??? How come we all don't know about it? :mad: That's okay, I'll have dinner at Ryans.:(

'94:baby:

cobrabitn
03-08-2004, 09:58 PM
'94 :baby:

What does that mean?? :D

I don't succumb to peer pressure.... :rotf:

Not only that but I have to give Jeff an edge to make him feel good....;)

2KWhiteSnake
03-08-2004, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
What does that mean?? :D

I don't succumb to peer pressure.... :rotf:

Not only that but I have to give Jeff an edge to make him feel good....;)


You're not bringing the 04? Wassup with that? CMP is better than breaking it in on a dyno.

I thought Club Presidents had to show off their new rides!!! :D

cobrabitn
03-08-2004, 10:18 PM
With just 209 miles on it.... no way. Now, if you just want me to bring it for your viewing pleasure then I can bring it down on Sunday. ;)

flynfink
03-08-2004, 10:40 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
What does that mean?? :D

I don't succumb to peer pressure.... :rotf:

Not only that but I have to give Jeff an edge to make him feel good....;)

Yeah, but will you give Jay a point by????.:bounce: :bounce:

And Craig, I've got my swim siut for the Jacuzzi, but did'nt know about the cookout either

2KWhiteSnake
03-08-2004, 10:48 PM
Originally posted by flynfink
Yeah, but will you give Jay a point by????.:bounce: :bounce:

And Craig, I've got my swim siut for the Jacuzzi, but did'nt know about the cookout either

We just decided to do something (food) last night. I'll fire up the grill if people want to put in some cash for Steaks and/or Chicken. Then we'll fire up some movies on the widescreen and drink a few cold ones. And of course....the hot tub is always fired up. Just something to do if you don't wanna sit in the hotel room all night.

Craig

cobrabitn
03-08-2004, 10:49 PM
I guess you and I aren't in their inner circle Jeff.:rolleyes:

johnbasf
03-08-2004, 10:53 PM
Originally posted by 2KWhiteSnake
We just decided to do something (food) last night. I'll fire up the grill if people want to put in some cash for Steaks and/or Chicken. Then we'll fire up some movies on the widescreen and drink a few cold ones. And of course....the hot tub is always fired up. Just something to do if you don't wanna sit in the hotel room all night.

Craig

Let's start a cookout count. You need to marinate those babies. Put a per person amount on it Craig and lets roll.

1 here :thumbsup:

johnbasf
03-08-2004, 10:54 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
With just 209 miles on it.... no way. Now, if you just want me to bring it for your viewing pleasure then I can bring it down on Sunday. ;)

:baby: :baby: :baby: :baby: :baby:

cobrabitn
03-08-2004, 11:01 PM
:baby: :baby: :baby: :baby: :baby: :baby: I don't succumb to peer pressure... :thumbsup:

2KWhiteSnake
03-08-2004, 11:05 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
I guess you and I aren't in their inner circle Jeff.:rolleyes:

I had already invited everyone to come over anyway. You must have missed that post about a month back Tony. Jeff certainly saw it because I told him to bring swimtrunks. We didn't decide to cookout until yesterday. I'm working 70 hours a week right now so it's hard for me to get messages out to everyone.

John, $5/head should cover it. Unless everyone is wanting marinated ribeyes. :D

98banana
03-09-2004, 07:16 AM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
Tom,

My new Brembo rotors will be here Thursday, you still going to help me bleed the system on the 94?:doubt:

Will be happy to! :thumbsup:

98banana
03-09-2004, 07:19 AM
Originally posted by 2KWhiteSnake
I had already invited everyone to come over anyway. You must have missed that post about a month back Tony. Jeff certainly saw it because I told him to bring swimtrunks. We didn't decide to cookout until yesterday. I'm working 70 hours a week right now so it's hard for me to get messages out to everyone.

John, $5/head should cover it. Unless everyone is wanting marinated ribeyes. :D
Put me down for 3 (me, Jimmy and my daughters boyfriend whom I plan to scare straight in the passenger's seat! :D)

justagt
03-09-2004, 08:08 AM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
With just 209 miles on it.... no way.

Does anybody hear a kitty cat meowing????:D

SIUNARA
03-09-2004, 09:55 AM
I thought it took balls to be the leader of such a great club...guess not. :baby: :baby: ;) ;)

I'm in on the cookout...sounds like fun. :D

Calvin_1976
03-09-2004, 10:57 AM
Cookout sounds fun. I dropped off parts last night and should be picking up the car tonight. :bounce:

thomasmoran1
03-09-2004, 08:56 PM
Originally posted by 98banana
Put me down for 3 (me, Jimmy and my daughters boyfriend whom I plan to scare straight in the passenger's seat! :D)

Tom, if you want to really scare him put him in our car with the crazy canuck. I'll show him the true meaning of late braking

:D

Thomas

98banana
03-09-2004, 09:15 PM
Originally posted by thomasmoran1
Tom, if you want to really scare him put him in our car with the crazy canuck. I'll show him the true meaning of late braking

:D

Thomas
That is hilarious that you mention that. I told him that I was going to put him in the fastest car out there and I mentioned you. I told him I couldn't last more than a couple of laps at Road Atlanta with you and Jimmy agreed when I told him that. Ed said he's ready! We'll see... :bounce:

thomasmoran1
03-09-2004, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by 98banana
That is hilarious that you mention that. I told him that I was going to put him in the fastest car out there and I mentioned you. I told him I couldn't last more than a couple of laps at Road Atlanta with you and Jimmy agreed when I told him that. Ed said he's ready! We'll see... :bounce:

Tom, remember that the car should be a couple of seconds faster thatn when you where in it at Road Atlanta:eek:

Thomas

Calvin_1976
03-10-2004, 07:23 AM
Back on subject for a post. :D I picked the car up last night. :bounce: Now I just need to get some newer tires mounted on my other wheels.

98banana
03-10-2004, 08:26 AM
Originally posted by Calvin_1976
Back on subject for a post. :D I picked the car up last night. :bounce: Now I just need to get some newer tires mounted on my other wheels.
So, the leak is fixed? Sounds like you're ready to go!:bounce: :bounce:

And Thomas, I'm sorry, but I ain't riding with you! LOL! I suck as a passenger and you're too dang fast! Just make sure you wave me by when the Focus is all over your rearview. :D

Calvin_1976
03-10-2004, 08:45 AM
SOB I still smell gas on left hand turns. It looks to be seeping slowly now rather than pouring out. :(

flynfink
03-10-2004, 10:16 AM
Originally posted by 2KWhiteSnake
I had already invited everyone to come over anyway. You must have missed that post about a month back Tony. Jeff certainly saw it because I told him to bring swimtrunks. We didn't decide to cookout until yesterday. I'm working 70 hours a week right now so it's hard for me to get messages out to everyone.

John, $5/head should cover it. Unless everyone is wanting marinated ribeyes. :D
Put me down for 2 (maybe 3), yardbird works.

2KWhiteSnake
03-10-2004, 10:30 AM
Originally posted by flynfink
Put me down for 2 (maybe 3), yardbird works.

Sweet!

98banana
03-10-2004, 11:15 AM
Originally posted by Calvin_1976
SOB I still smell gas on left hand turns. It looks to be seeping slowly now rather than pouring out. :(
Well, that sucks! Any way to add anything like caulk or something to the seal to safely plug it?

Calvin_1976
03-10-2004, 11:42 AM
John said the same thing. I dont know if thats going to work or not. If its coming from the same place its the gromet that the filler neck passes through. Its going to need to flex a little so either the caulk would never seal or it would restrict movement and just tear the gromet. I need to check out the vent tube also. Once I get the wheels and tires out of the car at lunch I am going to top off the tank again and run it around a couple left hand turns to see what happens. If its just seeping a little but not pouring I might not worry about it right now and just run it.

Calvin_1976
03-10-2004, 01:18 PM
Damnit just call me stupid. I was looking over everything I could get to on lunch and noticed the gas cap wasnt screwed down. :baby: Went for a drive and no gas smell. :thumbsup:

98banana
03-10-2004, 01:30 PM
Originally posted by Calvin_1976
Damnit just call me stupid. I was looking over everything I could get to on lunch and noticed the gas cap wasnt screwed down. :baby: Went for a drive and no gas smell. :thumbsup:
Woohoo! Don't you love those kind of problems!!! :bounce: :bounce: See ya Saturday!

svt_coupe
03-10-2004, 01:50 PM
Dude... that is classic. That's like a friend that I have, he leaves things in his trunk when he goes out on track. :D Too funny.

johnbasf
03-10-2004, 02:00 PM
Originally posted by svt_coupe
Dude... that is classic. That's like a friend that I have, he leaves things in his trunk when he goes out on track. :D Too funny.

Look in the mirror buddy. :rotf:

"Jackstand":thumbsup:

2KWhiteSnake
03-10-2004, 02:11 PM
Originally posted by johnbasf
Look in the mirror buddy. :rotf:

"Jackstand":thumbsup:


:rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

justagt
03-10-2004, 02:14 PM
This one time..... at race camp..... my friend heard a clunking... in his trunk.....

justagt
03-10-2004, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by Calvin_1976
noticed the gas cap wasnt screwed down


Hey, Joel, write a note to yourself to not forget your keys. :D

Sounds like it might be fixed. Glad to know you should make it.

rshelbygt
03-10-2004, 02:19 PM
Originally posted by svt_coupe
Dude... that is classic. That's like a friend that I have, he leaves things in his trunk when he goes out on track. :D Too funny.


One word..... "TOOLBOX"

johnbasf
03-10-2004, 02:23 PM
Jason, accusump done??

2KWhiteSnake
03-10-2004, 02:24 PM
Alright.......head count for Saturday night and who's wanting to pitch in for Beef and Chicken. And if anyone doesn't eat beef, let me know. I'm slammed with work right now, but I'll try to organize it as best I can.

So far....

Me,
John
Jeff
Jay
Tom
Jimmy
Will
Don
Joel

Craig

Calvin_1976
03-10-2004, 02:39 PM
Originally posted by justagt
Hey, Joel, write a note to yourself to not forget your keys. :D

Sounds like it might be fixed. Glad to know you should make it.

I shouldnt admit to this but I always have an extra car key in my other pocket. :D

98banana
03-10-2004, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by 2KWhiteSnake
Alright.......head count for Saturday night and who's wanting to pitch in for Beef and Chicken. And if anyone doesn't eat beef, let me know. I'm slammed with work right now, but I'll try to organize it as best I can.

So far....

Me,
John
Jeff
Jay
Tom
Jimmy
Will
Don
Joel

Craig
And I've got 2 hungry boys with me!

rshelbygt
03-10-2004, 03:24 PM
Originally posted by johnbasf
Jason, accusump done??

Nope...not yet. Gettin' close though. While I was putting the sandwich adapter on last night I notice a very slight coolant leak from the oil cooler :( So....Shugg and I are going to look at it more closely tonight to see if it is anything to worry about. I have a new cooler on order just in case...

Craig....please mark me down for the cookout as well. Just promise there won't be any tennis ball incidents this time.

Bassards.... ;)

johnbasf
03-10-2004, 03:55 PM
Originally posted by rshelbygt
Nope...not yet. Gettin' close though. While I was putting the sandwich adapter on last night I notice a very slight coolant leak from the oil cooler :( So....Shugg and I are going to look at it more closely tonight to see if it is anything to worry about. I have a new cooler on order just in case...

Craig....please mark me down for the cookout as well. Just promise there won't be any tennis ball incidents this time.

Bassards.... ;)

There won't be if you behave. :rotf:

I had the same drip on mine Jay. When it heated up it was fine.

rshelbygt
03-10-2004, 04:03 PM
Originally posted by johnbasf
I had the same drip on mine Jay. When it heated up it was fine.

Really!?!?!? That makes me feel better about it. The car was running great the last time I drove it...so hopefully everything will hold together for the weekend.

I hope I have enough tire and brake to last the weekend!!!! I may end up on street tires/pads by Sunday with all the track time that is available!!!! That is a GREAT problem to have. John...thanks for all of your hard work putting this event together...can't wait!!!!:thumbsup:

svt_coupe
03-10-2004, 05:00 PM
CRAIG - put me down for a steak, big guy. Thanks.

2KWhiteSnake
03-11-2004, 11:58 PM
CRAIG - put me down for a steak, big guy. Thanks.


You got it!

Now.....Someone's gotta help me figure out how to mount the damn sub belt to this POS before Saturday. I don't know if running without the sub is the best idea. Tom looked at it tonight after he got done with the subframe connectors and he's baffled. The 99+ Cobra's are hell in every respect of the word. :(

Craig