Still Counting Dollars
We're keeping tabs on how much money we put into Project MILF. After all, we can't blow our whole paycheck on car parts. Keep in mind that this tally includes prices for parts only. The original cost of the car and labor rates are not included as there are variables to both figures.
|PART ||MANUFACTURER ||PART NO. || PRICE |
|Handling Pack ||FRPP ||M-2005-FR3 || $1,299.00 |
|Super Pack ||FRPP ||M-6066-M463V || $4,899.00 |
|Billet Oil Fill Cap ||FRPP ||M-6766-MP46 || $44.00 |
|Valve Covers ||FRPP ||M-6582-3VBLK || $269.00 |
|131/44-inch Long- ||Stainless Works ||M05H175 || $1,542.40 |
|Tube Headers |
|Stainless Works ||M05CB3 || $880.90 |
|Exhaust System |
|FRPP ||M-4209-G410 || $225.00 |
|Rearend Girdle ||FRPP ||M-4033-G2 || $199.00 |
|75W90 Rearend Fluid ||Royal Purple ||RPO-RP01300* || $21.90 |
|XCalibrator2 Programmer ||SCT ||946-9415A** || $379.99 |
|Total: $9,760.19 |
*Priced though Summit Racing Equipment (www.summitracing.com)**Priced through Jegs Mail Order (www.jegs.com)
On the Clock
After our last foray to Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey, we were able to discern how much the headers and exhaust were worth on Project MILF. For this installment, it's hard to discern how much the gears alone were worth due to the fact that we could not just recalibrate the computer for the gears with the FRPP-supplied tune. We had to create a custom tune for the car, obviously taking into account the new gears. In the end, though, it was worth it as Project MILF screamed to a new best. In the following chart, the first number is the difference from the previous modification, while the second number is the difference from the baseline. Can you say 11s?
|BASELINE RUN ||13.529/100.11 |
|MODIFICATION ||BEST ET/MPH ||ET DIFFERENCE ||MPH DIFFERENCE |
|FRPP Super Pack ||12.661/107.73 ||-0.868/NA ||+7.62/NA |
|Stainless Works |
and After-cat Exhaust
|12.476/110.00 ||-0.185/-1.053 ||+2.27/+9.89 |
|4.10 Gears, |
|12.200/114.97 || -0.276/-1.346 ||+4.97/+14.86 |
Job Spetter Jr. of Turbo People...
Job Spetter Jr. of Turbo People handled the tuning aspect of the car. Using SCT software on his laptop, Spetter twiddled the keys to get the car running and driveable.
Our tuner of choice was SCT's...
Our tuner of choice was SCT's tried-and-true XCalibrator2 tuner. All Spetter had to do was create a tune on the laptop, and then download it to the tuner. Once the tune was downloaded to the tuner, he simply plugged it into the serial port and reflashed the computer with the new tune.