Yesterday, I spent all day in Akron, OH for a Dyno Day at Akron Horsepower with a bunch of Charger guys from ChargerForums.com. What a great day we had, although the weather was crappy.
I've posted some pics over there... so take a look at the numbers, etc.
Pics - Akron Horsepower Dyno Day for LXers
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Gotta relate a little "ooops" that happened on the way home from the Dyno Day.
Sunday morning we go out to the garage to go to church, and Candy got there a minute or so before I did. When I come through the garage door, she says (rather loudly), "Look what you did! What were you thinking?"
I look at the car. It's dirty but otherwise I don't notice anything, but the doors she has open to put some stuff in. I said, "What?" She repeats, "LOOK! Can't you see it? Are you a total Goofnut?!!!"
Then I see it... the gas cap is haning outside a close fuel fill door! When I got gas on the way home, in the midst of the rain and storms... somehow I forgot to put the cap on the gas or close the door. However, air flow closed it for me and for about 80-90 miles, the gas cap was flappin' and banging on my Inferno Red finish! OH ME, OH MY!
Sure enough there is some surface damage, and I just prayed that I would be able to handle it and work it out.
Needless to say, I was a bit distracted during church services, but I knew I had Gary Kouba's Perfect Auto Finish products at home and I thought they might do the trick.
Note I don't have a Porter Cable Dual-Action buffer..... yet. So when we got home I washed that area, and applied his "Ultimate Paint Cleaner/Polish" with a terry-covered foam applicator pad. I worked across the scratches, and in a circular motion with firm hand pressure. Wiped off the residue (it comes off very easily), and applied a second treatment.
I'm very happy to say that when I was done, I have to look very, VERY closely and at just the right angle to see the evidence of where the damage was. I may give it a go again at a later date to see if I can polish it out completely... but WHAT A RELIEF to see (or rather NOT see) what appeared to be a disaster that morning!
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Great write up!! and nice pulls, looks like the 5.7's like to be cold(160's), the 6.1's looked happy around 180(good to hear as I have a 180 stat on the way)
Sounds like you guys had a good time and great pictures.
Thanks for taking the time to look through the thread 95ttoplt1! Yes it was a good day. However, there was one glitch... they had not marked the LX Day down on the calendar, and a part-time helper got a call on Friday from one of their regular (and "good") racing customers who asked if he could Dyno on Sat. "Sure" said the part-timer, "The calendar's clear. Let's say, 10:00 am."
So there we were... one car (Cherry's) Dyno'd and this big long trailer pulls in. It's the customer. He and his car sat on the Dyno for two hours! They even tore into the carb. trying to fix something with the air-fuel ratio... while we all just stood around conversing, etc. The owner was about to go nuts holding us up like that, but... we all were very understanding... and thankfully there weren't 20 LXs there. So the rest of us Dyno'd between noon and 6:00 pm when they closed. We had ALL had enough by that time! But still had enough gumption to do burnouts on their pad before leaving (with their permission... and laughter at times).
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Have now added some video clips of this day long ago in the ChargerForums thread linked in post #1. Check 'em out!
Nice pix and sounds like a good dyno day...glad you got the minor damage cleaned up...very surprised you didn't throw a code with no pressurization on the fuel tank.
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