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Restomod Futura Exhaust PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Trever   
Dec 01, 2010 at 12:46 AM

This video was taken after my buddy DanO and I had done some tuning on the Restomod Futura.  Car was running fairly well here, but there were still some bugs to be worked out.  The car did run/idle well and it was shortly after I had the exhaust built up.  I thought it sounded pretty sweet.  Click the video to find out for yourself, it sounds even better in person!

 

Last Updated ( Dec 01, 2010 at 03:58 PM )
Restomod Futura Exhaust is Completed! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Trever   
May 17, 2007 at 07:49 AM

 

Jim Sheren and I finished up the exhaust last night and it looks SWEET!  All that was left to do was fabricate a hanger for the tailpipe and we finished that up and bolted everything onto the car.  Fit and finish is awesome.

Before the tail-pipe hanger was complete, I took this photo-op to get some pictures of the exhaust while it was off the car.  You've really gotta see them full-size to appreciate them.  I am so happy with the way the exhaust turned out.  I'll be leaving the exhaust uncoated the way it is until after the PowerTour and then I'll be pulling it off to get it ceramic coated.

Just to recap the specs on the exhaust:

  • 2 ½" primary down pipes with mandrel bends
  • 2 ½" into 3" Y-pipe from Flowmaster
  • 3" straight pipe into Dynomax Ultraflow welded muffler
  • 3" tail-pipe with mandrel bends

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Custom Restomod Futura Exhaust w/ Dynomax Ultraflow Muffler Custom Restomod Futura Exhaust w/ Dynomax Ultraflow Muffler

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Custom Restomod Futura Exhaust w/ Dynomax Ultraflow Muffler Custom Restomod Futura Exhaust w/ Dynomax Ultraflow Muffler

Last Updated ( May 17, 2007 at 07:53 AM )
'Exhausting' Work PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Trever   
May 10, 2007 at 10:08 AM

Restomod Futura Custom Exhaust
Still working on the car up at Jim Sheren's place and we're making good progress.  Only about 2 hours of work left and we'll have everything buttoned up nicely.  Here's a few pictures of the work in progress.  Exhaust consists of 2.5" mandrel bent pipe from the manifolds to a Y-pipe that continues into 3" tubing.  A 3" Dynomax Ultraflow muffler quiets things down and the tailpipe exits in the factory location behind the drivers-side tire.  Click each picture to see a full size-image.

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Last Updated ( May 10, 2007 at 10:32 AM )
Restomod Fairmont Update (May '07) PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Trever   
May 08, 2007 at 08:16 AM

Restomod Futura
Restomod Futura waiting to get exhaust
Things are coming together on the Fairmont.  Eric and I loaded the car onto the car hauler last Saturday and hauled it over to my friend Jim Sheren's house.  Jim is an excellent welder/fabricator and is helping me build the exhaust (or rather: he's building my exhaust, I'm helping him :).  Jim and I worked most of the day Sunday and got at least 1/2 of the exhaust done.  Right now it looks absolutely awesome, I can't wait to get some pictures of it up here on the site.

As for my EMS issue, I received it back yesterday and it has been modified to drive all 8 coils directly from the ECU.  This solves my previous problem of needing to build an external coil driver mentioned in earlier posts.  This simplifies matters greatly and is the reason I bought the AEM Universal EMS in the first place!

Maybe I'm being a little optimistic, but if things keep coming together the way they have been I'll be able to drive the car sometime in the next week!

Last Updated ( May 08, 2007 at 08:26 AM )
Getting things Sync'd PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Trever   
Mar 06, 2007 at 08:50 AM

After struggling to get the cam/crank sensors to sync up with the AEM box in this "non plug-and-play" setup, I finally borrowed some data acquisition gear so I could scope the signals coming from the sensors.  I was slightly off on my calibration and I would have to say scoping the signals like this would be an absolute must unless you're using hall effect sensors.  After tweaking some settings in the calibration and the sensors I was finally able to get the engine to sync with the sensors more reliably.

I'm working from a short list of "to-do's" before I can drive this thing.  Brakes need to be bled and a new battery thrown in the trunk and it'll be up to my buddy's house to get a custom exhaust fitted.  Anybody else up for the PowerTour in June?  Drop me a line and let me know if you're going to be there!

Last Updated ( Mar 06, 2007 at 09:17 AM )
The Missing Link PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Trever   
Feb 08, 2007 at 08:13 AM

After alot of time trying to find a driveshaft that would fit this application and considering finding a used one to shorten, I finally broke down and ordered a brand new driveshaft from Dynotech Engineering in Detroit.  Boy am I glad I did.  I shipped them my 4R70W slip-yoke and they built a driveshaft to fit my application out of 3.5" diameter .085" DOM steel with 1330 ends, a 1330 flange and Spicer U-joints.  It's a very nice piece that will give me alot of security knowing I have a high quality driveshaft under the car.

Driveshaft Flange
Custom Driveshaft Flange

If you're looking for a nice driveshaft, check out their website and give them a call.  They've got good prices and are great to work with.  http://www.dynotechengineering.com/

Last Updated ( Feb 08, 2007 at 02:49 PM )
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