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Northern Rider
04-30-2011, 08:16 PM
It was a gorgeous, warm sunny spring day today - perfect for the opening of Calabogie Motorsports Park (http://www.calabogiemotorsports.com/)for this year.

Over the past few weeks, we have been getting BBII ready for some quick lapping. We changed out all the fluids in the vehicle and put in a new steering rack. We added Pirelli P Zero 275 40 20's to the back to compliment the P Zero 255 -35 - 20's already on the front.

Sally's daughter, Sarah, came up with me to take some pics.

I turned my back for a minute - then found her sitting in this:

http://www.300cforums.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=5153&size=1 (http://www.300cforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=5153&size=big&cat=&ppuser=538)

Gotta say - the gal has good taste!

Here is another car that caught her eye:
http://www.300cforums.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=5148&size=1 (http://www.300cforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=5148&size=big&cat=&ppuser=538)


Here are some pic of BBII (and me) that Sarah took today.

Some of the cars lining up to lap -

http://www.300cforums.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=5151&size=1 (http://www.300cforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=5151&size=big&cat=&ppuser=538)

BBII waiting to go -

http://www.300cforums.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=5154&size=1 (http://www.300cforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=5154&size=big&cat=&ppuser=538)

A sequence of BBII coming down the front straight at speed -

http://www.300cforums.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=5149&size=1 (http://www.300cforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=5149&size=big&cat=&ppuser=538)

http://www.300cforums.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=5150&size=1 (http://www.300cforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=5150&size=big&cat=&ppuser=538)



On this last shot, we are climbing up over 125 MPH with lots of 'straight track' ahead! http://www.300cforums.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif
http://www.300cforums.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=5152&size=1 (http://www.300cforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=5152&size=big&cat=&ppuser=538)


Soon after this shot was taken, great clouds of smoke started to billow out behind the car. At the same time my power steering packed in.

fnkychkn (Pete) was behind me in his silver Magnum and thought that my engine had gone!!!http://www.300cforums.com/forums/images/smilies/new/worried.gif

I came into the pits, followed by a very worried Pete. Turns out that a seal had blown on the power steering pump - spewing fluid over the hot motor and creating the smoke.

Engine was fine and oil temps were very good - never got over 240 degrees F on the track. When we swapped out the steering rack 3 weeks ago, we debated about changing the pump, but it looked okay at the time.

Turns out it too was shot. Sooo - that was the end of my lapping and the drive home was very careful as we had very little power assist.

New pump will be installed asap.
For the few laps that I did run, I have to say that the P Zero 275's felt great on the back.

Hopefully I'll be back to the track soon.

- Patrick

gooeytek
04-30-2011, 10:26 PM
Be glad that's all it was, and that you were able to drive home. I wasn't so lucky 2 weekends ago, had to get towed 200 miles. That 300 of yours looks great, btw :racing:

CT-MSRT
05-01-2011, 07:38 AM
Ah, another pump victim. Sorry to hear it got you but at least it's a cheap fix.

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Ron380
05-01-2011, 08:55 AM
Sorry to hear about the troubles, Rider. :sad:

After you get the new pump in, install the PS Cooler before the next track day! ;)
I blew the pump in my lil' V6'er with my antics as well. :mrgreen:

Adanac Charger
05-01-2011, 09:34 AM
Nice photos!

I like the looks of the lower aspect ratio (35's) on the front. Hmmm... Where did you buy your tires from?
.

Northern Rider
05-01-2011, 10:12 AM
Sorry to hear about the troubles, Rider. :sad:

After you get the new pump in, install the PS Cooler before the next track day! ;)
I blew the pump in my lil' V6'er with my antics as well. :mrgreen:

We swapped out all fluids on the car 3 weeks ago with Quantum Blue and used the catalyst for the PS fluid. Also changed out the rack.

What I did not do was replace the old ps pump. It was obviously damaged from metal shavings with the problems from the past 5 years of track use.

Will put a new pump in Tuesday morning and refill with Quantum Blue.

Hopefully this will do it! Don't want to add extra coolers - want to keep things as stock as possible!


Ah, another pump victim. Sorry to hear it got you but at least it's a cheap fix.

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Nice photos!

I like the looks of the lower aspect ratio (35's) on the front. Hmmm... Where did you buy your tires from?
.

All tires came from Tire Rack. fronts were a special price 3 years ago - $124.00 each; the rears are a current special - $209.00 each. I have them shipped to Ogdensburg NY - 45 minutes from my house. I go down and bring them accross the border and pay the sales tax.

Still half the price of buying the same tire here in Ottawa locally!

BTW - the LX platform really likes the P Zero tire. Wear - even with a race oriented alignment setting has been excellent - 3 summers of hard driving on the fronts!

Paywithdeath
05-01-2011, 10:59 AM
Beautiful car, i remember seeing the northern rider in my neighborhood last year.

MikahB
05-01-2011, 11:31 AM
The 2011 PS pump on the 6.4L is a new unit and they've tried to address the heat failure issues with it. I'm not sure if it's a bolt-on for the 6.1L or 5.7L engines, but I suspect that it is.

If anybody wants to send me their blowed up old pump, I can verify fitment and get you the P/N for the new pump. I'll send the old pump back to you to if there is a core charge you need it for.

PM me for address/etc.

Northern Rider
05-01-2011, 12:04 PM
Thanks. PM sent.

Ron380
05-01-2011, 12:39 PM
Sounds like a plan! Glad to hear you're running the QB fluids, too! :thumbs_u:

RobAGD
05-01-2011, 12:54 PM
NR - I would really think about stuff one of the CFR log coolers, cheap easy and if you paint it black almost unnoticeable.

If you had bit in the old one, well that maybe a different story, but make sure the lines and coolers etc are all flushed out real good.

Glad to see your still hitting the track days.

How is the legends business going ?

-Robert

Northern Rider
05-01-2011, 02:46 PM
Hey Robert - I sold my Legends franchise a couple of years ago. Just doing some track lapping these days.

Please fill me in on the CFR Coolers . . . always open to new ideas.

Patrick

RobAGD
05-01-2011, 03:07 PM
http://www.lxforums.com/board/showthread.php?p=2836346#post2836346

Thats the middle of the 3 sizes they make. They also have a dual pass version, there is a link to where we were getting them at a decent price.

-R

Northern Rider
05-01-2011, 04:44 PM
Rob - that is one nice install - and a great write-up!

I can't see a link to the supplier of the 24" cooler - can you point me there?

P

RobAGD
05-01-2011, 05:02 PM
http://www.cfrperformance.com/24_FINNED_ALUMINUM_TRANSMISSION_COOLER_p/hz-0053.htm

-R

Northern Rider
05-01-2011, 09:23 PM
Thanks, Rob!

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