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  1. All of my GM Small and Big Block powered cars were reliable as nails. But I couldn't have foreseen the nightmare I bought brand new. And that was a re-badged Mitsubishi Starion ESi-R known as a 1987 Chrysler Conquest TSi. It was seriously far ahead of it's time with 16 inch rims all the way around and 4 wheel disc brakes. It was the best handling car I'd ever driven, much better than the 87 Vette I also test drove when shopping for new wheels. The Conquest was just fine at the stock 7 PSi of boost and only 177 HP. Pretty weak performance as my G-Tech came in at 0-60 in 8.2 Seconds and 1/4 in 16.2 at only 90MPH. Not nearly good enough. So the day after I bought it I drove a couple hours East to Houston Texas where a guy named Gene Deputy measured a lousy 107 HP at the wheels on his Clayton Chassis dyno. So he tore off the Original Exhaust and replaced it with a full HKS exhaust and replaced the tiny 300CFM 12A Mitsu Turbo with a much higher output 720CFM Super 16G modified Turbo. Then He measured 355 Wheel HP with massive cutouts we could see on the dyno needle and hear in the engine. So next he added on an HKS PFC-FCon fuel computer with GCC(Graphical Control Computer). This cured the cutouts and he removed some factory restrictions in the Speed Density flow meter and installed a K&N air filter in there. It made an astonishing 403 HP at the wheels. I was stoked and way lighter in the wallet after all this. But I watched one of his mechanics take it for a shake down run and get sideways in my brand new car as he drove away. This was so much fun for me for next few months and then I started popping head gaskets like crazy. I got it down to where I could leave everything on the head and pull it off, replace the gasket and have it all back together in an hour, after doing it dozens of times. I could always tell I popped another head gasket with the usual sweet smelling exhaust due to ethylene glycol leaking into the combustion chamber and always between the middle two cylinders. And it would over heat bigtime. I then modified the block and head having stainless steel fire rings installed into them. This worked terrific until I took it up to 30 PSi boost and folded two rods, blew the engine and cracked the head. I went through 13 heads, 7 blocks, 6 Transmissions and 3 third members, all replaced by me now, before I sold the car in 2016. I must admit it was all my fault trying to take a basic 2600 truck engine, the car came with, and try to get serious HP out of it. It just wasn't designed for this much power. I was shopping for a nice 2JZ motor and transmission from a Toyota Supra before I finally sold it. But I did race it at RMR and got a 13.2 second(With ridiculous wheelspin) 1/4 @ 111.8 MPH pass with it. My G-Tech said 13.3 @ 109.9 MPH in the same run, not too far off. I put the car back to stock boost and Turbo and gave the guy all my Hipo goodies to go with it with a Caveat Emptor warning to go along with it not go crazy on the boost. I should have just gone with the 2JZ power-train right after I bought it. Turbo
  2. In honor of my Dad reminding me of the most precious gift of all... Pink Floyd - Time
  3. The day I completed Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base, my Dad was there for my graduation ceremony, as he was for all the important events in my Air Force Training, and took me out to dinner. When we were sitting in the car right before I got out he presented me with a beautiful Seiko watch. And said something I'll never forget. "Son, I presented you with this watch as a symbol of the most precious gift of all... time." "It goes by so quickly Son, he said."
  4. Happy Birthday @RPA-1 Man!!!
  5. Brian, I actually auditioned a Soundesign all-in-one system with 8-Track tape player at a Sears department store, must have been around 72. But my old 60's Kenwood 60BU Receiver into the Trio SC400 speakers sounded so much better, I just bought a separate Panasonic 8-Track tape player to add to my system just like the one below: I Here's a peek of what I started out with. My first stereo system that I had in my bedroom was the following: A Kenwood 60BU Receiver: With a Garrard SP25 TT: And a Tapesonic 70-T Reel to Reel tape recorder exactly like the one pictured below: And this was all played through some awesome Trio/Kenwood SC400 speakers similar to these below: My SC400's were an Oak color, unlike the one's above, almost exactly the same color as the floor they are sitting on. All of these goodies were installed into a custom designed cherry entertainment center where the speakers sat on the ends. I really enjoyed this 1960's vintage stereo equipment bigtime. Mom had Dad install it into my bedroom since I listened to it so much while he was away in Vietnam, I was elated when he told me he wanted to put it in my bedroom. When he returned home from Vietnam, in 73, he brought home a complete state of the art Panasonic-Technics Separates system and speakers with a much nicer rack for it all. But boy did I enjoy rocking out to Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Aerosmith and all of the late 60's to early 70's bands on this system! I had a crap ton of reels full of tapes Dad made too. Mostly Everly Brothers, Nat King Cole, Elvis, Bing Crosby, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash. I sat right there with Dad, in the early to mid 60's, when he made all those tapes and when I played them back it reminded me of him and kept him with me and my Mom those 3 years he was away from us in Vietnam. I also collected a bunch of 8-Track tapes through a Columbia House mail order deal my Mom & Dad were into. I got to pick out a bunch of tapes from it too. I think I had it pretty good... Turbo
  6. My first stereo system that I had in my bedroom was the following: A Kenwood 60BU Receiver: With a Garrard SP25 TT: And a Tapesonic 70-T Reel to Reel tape recorder exactly like the one pictured below: And this was all played through some awesome Trio/Kenwood SC400 speakers similar to these below: My SC400's were an Oak color, unlike the one's above, almost exactly the same color as the floor they are sitting on. All of these goodies were installed into a custom designed cherry entertainment center where the speakers sat on the ends. I really enjoyed this 1960's vintage stereo equipment bigtime. Mom had Dad install it into my bedroom since I listened to it so much while he was away in Vietnam, I was elated when he told me he wanted to put it in my bedroom. When he returned home from Vietnam, in 73, he brought home a complete state of the art Panasonic-Technics Separates system and speakers with a much nicer rack for it all. But boy did I enjoy rocking out to Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Aerosmith and all of the late 60's to early 70's bands on this system! I had a crap ton of reels full of tapes Dad made too. Mostly Everly Brothers, Nat King Cole, Elvis, Bing Crosby, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash. I sat right there with Dad, in the early to mid 60's, when he made all those tapes and when I played them back it reminded me of him and kept him with me and my Mom those 3 years he was away from us in Vietnam. I also collected a bunch of 8-Track tapes through a Columbia House mail order deal my Mom & Dad were into. I got to pick out a bunch of tapes from it too. I think I had it pretty good... Turbo
  7. Happy Birthday Raven!!!
  8. I need to visit that Home Depot!
  9. Okay, How's this? Rush - 2112
  10. I backed it up with Alan Parson's Breakdown just in case! Did you notice that? 😉
  11. Alan Parsons Project - I Robot - Breakdown
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