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    Skibbe's Shelby Charger Updates!

    Progress is being made, so I figured it was time to start a log of the activities. Besides, random posts in the "What have you done lately" thread are harder to follow a project through it's stages!

    Introducing, one 1986 Shelby Charger:
    Mike Skibbe
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    Re: Skibbe's Shelby Charger Updates!

    Space for links to other threads:

    Fuel System Upgrades: http://www.turbo-mopar.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=15436

    Video at track, 10-25-09: http://www.turbo-mopar.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=43741
    Last edited by Skibbe; 10-28-2009 at 11:22 AM.
    Mike Skibbe
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    1987 GLHS #0469

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    Re: Skibbe's Shelby Charger Updates!

    Current State:

    • 2.5L engine, Venolia forged slugs,~7.5:1 Comp, balance shafts removed
    • Mopar +1mm valve Mild Ported Race head, RP cam gear
    • Fidanza aluminum flywheel, RPS 4 puck clutch, TIII pressure plate
    • 52mm TB on STOCK 1pc intake, Spearco 1080cfm Intercooler, BadAssPerformance spec Fluidyne radiator
    • Ported stock exhaust manifold, External TiAL 38mm wastegate evacuating between cyl's 2-3
    • BadAssPerformance spec Turbonetics T3/T4 with 60-1 HiFi cold side and Stage 3 .63 A/R hot side
    • +40% injectors, TU fuel rail, -8 AN feed, Aeromotive AFPR, Walbro 255L/hr
    • S60 harness and Paul Vellicky custom calibrated SMEC
    • '94 A523, 3.77 gears, Ed Peters clutch type limited slip differential




    Ported stock exhaust manifold with a TiAL 38mm evacuating between cylinders 2 and 3:


    2.5" downpipe:


    Engine bay just before fuel system upgrades:
    Last edited by Skibbe; 10-28-2009 at 11:30 AM.
    Mike Skibbe
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    1986 Shelby Charger
    1987 GLHS #0469

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    Re: Skibbe's Shelby Charger Updates!

    Track Day Update 10-25-09!

    Awesome weather at the track, ended up being glad JT was a jerk and woke me up at 7:30AM on a Sunday...

    Had the Shelby Charger all fixed up from fueling and bent shifter issues last trip to the track. Bolted on the slicks right away this time.

    Run 1 (Around 18 PSI, I yanked all boost control off the car, so this is double whatever spring is in the TiAL. Slicks at 12psi, I thought see below)
    60' 2.219
    330' 5.823
    1/8 8.669
    MPH 121.85 < Dude! Yeah right...
    1000 11.093
    1/4 13.134
    MPH 110.36

    Ok, so MPH is there, car was strong, 60' sucked.

    Run 2 (Set slicks at a fake 10 psi, better burnout)
    60' 2.053
    330' .000
    1/8 8.454
    MPH 86.88
    1000 10.884
    1/4 12.923
    MPH 110.79

    At the line, staging director knocked on my window and said my muffler was awfully low... I told him it was mounted vertical (it's a wide dynomax) but should be fine... Well. he was right and I bounced the muffler off the track since one of the band clamps came off... OOPS. First 12 in this Charger though, 60' still sucked

    Run 3 (Pulled off hanging muffler and rest of 3" exhaust to run open downpipe this round. Slicks still at fake 10psi)
    60' 2.025
    330' .000
    1/8 8.486
    MPH 85.30
    1000 10.947
    1/4 13.004
    MPH 109.91

    Got out of the hole a little better, but spun second hard after 60'. 1/4 and MPH similar to full exhaust, so the 3" exhaust certainly isn't hurting this set-up. Similar to JT's results in the Shadow back-to-back.

    Run 4 (Back in the pits JT tried his gauge on my slicks... showed about 16psi. Ouch. So my 10psi was 16 and my 12 psi was probably 18psi. Now they're really down to 12 psi)
    60' 1.981
    330' 5.404
    1/8 8.226
    MPH 86.86
    1000 10.655
    1/4 12.699
    MPH 110.19

    Much better! Didn't get a good burn out, but launched better. 60' is coming down and 1/4 came down to match. Still think time can be shaved off with driver mod.

    Run 5 (Dropped slicks again to 11psi, hella good burnout, slicks are hot and sticky... hoping for a 1.8xx)
    Smoke at line, dumped coolant all over the line. Radiator shifted over, melted insulation on the alternator wire, arc'd a hole in the radiator, coolant spraying everywhere.

    Doh!

    Oh well, really happy to get some good runs in this year finally. Fuel system is good to go. One-piece intake is probably hurting the most at this point. Will have experienced Fluidyne welding tech JT patch the hole and maybe make it out to Turbopalooza.
    Mike Skibbe
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    1986 Shelby Charger
    1987 GLHS #0469

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    Re: Skibbe's Shelby Charger Updates!

    Sure is a nice looking Charger Mike, glad to see you getting some good runs out of it...maybe I can see it at the November meeting?
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    Re: Skibbe's Shelby Charger Updates!

    Quote Originally Posted by Skibbe View Post
    [B]Awesome weather at the track, ended up being glad JT was a jerk and woke me up at 7:30AM on a Sunday...
    Anytime

    Will have experienced Fluidyne welding tech JT patch the hole and maybe make it out to Turbopalooza.
    Sitting next to my desk, should have time today...

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    Re: Skibbe's Shelby Charger Updates!

    I forgot to take pics of the carnage! You have a camera at work?
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    Re: Skibbe's Shelby Charger Updates!

    I already cleaned it up last night... but check your txt's

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    Re: Skibbe's Shelby Charger Updates!

    Fluidyne carnage:

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    1987 GLHS #0469

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    Re: Skibbe's Shelby Charger Updates!

    ouch!

    nice car, tho! and you're off to a great start! I bet seeing that 12-sec slip was an awesome feeling!

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    Re: Skibbe's Shelby Charger Updates!

    Nice runs skibbe! i wish i woulda come up for that one, if u dont mind id like to use ur fuel system as inspiration on mine i was thinking sump also, never thought about modifing the sending unit bulkhead. . i like the fuel rail setup! i think that would get rid of my FPR o-ring woows.
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    Re: Skibbe's Shelby Charger Updates!

    I wouldn't have posted photos if I didn't want to share the set-up, so go ahead! Just don't mess with the factory wiring plug like I did! Too easy to leak, and probably no gain by going to 12ga inside the tank, you really only need to re-run from the ASD back to the tank with 12ga to prevent voltage drop, if you don't have 14V back there to begin with. The short run of smaller gauge wire won't affect the pump... But the bulkhead fittings worked out great to get the fuel in and out!
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    Re: Skibbe's Shelby Charger Updates!

    Quote Originally Posted by blk86trbo View Post
    Sure is a nice looking Charger Mike, glad to see you getting some good runs out of it...maybe I can see it at the November meeting?
    Thanks! I always seem to have other stuff getting in the way on Saturdays, but maybe next month will work out.
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    Re: Skibbe's Shelby Charger Updates!

    the rad should be an easy fix.
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    Re: Skibbe's Shelby Charger Updates!

    Quote Originally Posted by raccoon View Post
    the rad should be an easy fix.
    It was

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    Re: Skibbe's Shelby Charger Updates!

    JT got the radiator welded up, and since the coolant already finished draining out of the car, seemed like a good time to pull the head and swap on a borrowed two-piece for a back to back intake test.



    Both intakes had the inlet hobbed out for the 52mm TB, but are otherwise stock. Should be a good comparison if the weather cooporates for one more trip to the track this year... or for Turbopalooza.
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    Re: Skibbe's Shelby Charger Updates!

    Lookin good!

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    Looks good Mike...I'm digging those wrenches too!
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    Re: Skibbe's Shelby Charger Updates!

    Haha, those be thems AN fitting wrenches. I grabbed them for the JIC fittings on the turbo lines since they were handy and the right sizes, but otherwise they get used so as not to scuff the fancy anodizing on the AN fittings.
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    Re: Skibbe's Shelby Charger Updates!

    Got the alternator wiring patched up. #4 wire patched in with a mechanical splice, new terminal, and clipped the pin on the plastic mount so I could rotate it 180 degrees so the power wire isn't anywhere near the radiator any more.



    Was almost all set for Turbopalooza, but had a death in the family and now have a funeral to attend on Saturday. Doh!
    Last edited by Skibbe; 11-05-2009 at 03:12 AM.
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