The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by Jim K » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:23 pm

Yeah, I saw the shark thing too... Did you hear how much that guy makes in a year? About 2.5-3 mil$. So, punching the shark aside, who's to say he didn't also bribe the beast to back off? With that kind of $$ you can afford a payoff! This is a corrupt world we live in... 8)
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by MD » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:16 pm

Here is a recent video of the Cab doing its thing in a Sprint meeting at Lakeside Park Circuit.
https://youtu.be/qr1vcP38fr0
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Post by 75evo » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:57 pm

Nice driving there chief. Love the way the interior looks.

But is it true in Oz, your toilet bowl water spins the wrong way?
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by MD » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:19 pm

Mate, here we are talkin' about a slick machine and you want swimming lessons down south at a time like this? Far out ! You're not part of the Ninja Turtles Team are ya ?
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Post by Duk » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:34 pm

Looking the business there MD! 8)
Any more development work for the Cab planned? Maybe some more aero work like under trays and splitters?
Looks like the steering colum mounts could be made a bit more sturdy.
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by MD » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:28 pm

Thank you.
It's been a long haul to get here and a bloody longer learning curve. I think we all have a natural equilibrium where money, talent and objectives meet. I think I have reached mine. That is not to say this car couldn't be improved upon nor that it is a world beater (unless you are talking to JK then it is a world beater). The time has come to simply enjoy the spoils of getting here. Sure, I can think of plenty of upgrades that I could do if JK was paying the bills but seeing he's such a tight wad you know and I know such things are for dreaming only..

Nice to see you are still in the Alfa fan club as I never really thought you were hard core but I guess we have worn you down.. :D
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Post by 75evo » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:06 pm

Mate, does your TS have an exhaust side VVT? What lump is on the exhaust side pulley? I see more people adding VVT to non-VVT engines. Especially on the intake side because it's easier to retrofit as some of the old Nords came with inlet VVT. One guy on the Alfabb has both VVTs for his 1990's Spider.
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Post by Jim K » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:41 pm

Senile old goats seem to have a thing for destroying cars in Oz, thinking they can still drive... :lol: Stop hiding from the guys in white and do us the favor of donating the space between your ears (where normal humans have their brain -it will take a lot of pictures to explain to you what that is) to science. It will greatly contribute to knowledge about the perfect vacuum! Its a marvel -more of an aberration- the skull hasn't imploded yet, that being another field of investigation into material hardness. In the meantime, sit back and take a few hours to look for your teeth so you don't starve to death -well, there's always beetlejuice, but it might be a good idea to stop sniffing high-test gas cans and your dog's private parts! :mrgreen: I would hope by now you've quit using your teeth as wheel chocks in the garage!
Otherwise...have a nice Sunday! :twisted:

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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by MD » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:31 pm

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH !!
Don't poke the tiger if you want to go home with your aggots in one piece.... :shock:

Even though they got the Greekster in a straight jacket to help him from self harm, he has been known to slip the big toe from under the covers to rattle a keyboard. Regrettably he's got loose again. Apparently you gotta bribe everybody in Greece these days to get the job done and the Sanitarium guards seem to be no exception.

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Standard valves & inlet VVT only. Forged custom pistons. 9:1 CR Custom head gasket. Fully balanced motor. Could pull more power from the engine but I don't want to start the liners walking nor do I want to spend the money to make the modifications to contain that. Just using the KISS rule here. Supercharging and water/meth injection is about as far I want to go.
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by 75evo » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:31 pm

Oh now I see, that lump on the exhaust cam side was the 75 TS dissy which you prolly modified to use as your cam angle or home signal for your ecu for full sequential setup. At least that's what I think it is.
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by MD » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:22 pm

Bet you are good at golf. You've struck a hole in one.

Actually there is a bit of a story attached to this little sucker. It starts off with a Bosch dizzy but ends up being an optical home signal generator. I teamed up with "festy" who made the electronics and I made up the mechanical internal chopper mods for the light beam.. Recently it has had an upgrade to beef up its capabilities and ensure its reliability. At the heart of it is a Crane Optical trigger but it has only ONE light slot.
Have to give heaps of credit to festy for coming up with the circuit module so that it would talk to the Haltech ECU. That guy is a living, breathing genius.
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by MD » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:47 pm

Still circulating occasionally. Possibly going to do some mods on it during the year but more likely next year.
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by 75evo » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:46 am

Which forum is festy on these days? The lad's a genius.
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Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Post by MD » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:22 pm

Mate, he is active on this Forum:-
http://www.alfaclubvic.org.au/forum/index.php
He was posting late July this year so he is definitely still there.
Just cannot say enough about Festy and what a nice person he is as well.
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