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Thread: HAWK Coupe early winter updates

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    East Coast Speed Machines Erik W. Treves's Avatar
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    HAWK Coupe early winter updates

    Just got back from SEMA and finally slowed down a bit to post some updates.

    Pretty much have been driving the car all year! Fantastic chassis for sure and the car hasn't let me down....

    About 1 month ago I noticed some oil on the ground by the right tire - figured I would keep an eye on it not sure where it was coming from honestly... a ton of plumbing in the car... About 2 weeks ago I noticed the air filter had a wet look to it...

    so I pulled off the filter...



    well oil isn't supposed to be there or here:



    So I guess the upgrades started early...

    off with the turbo: add because I don't do anything half way - yup the other turbo was on its way out too just hadn't leaked to the ground.... so both sides looked like this before SEMA



    While the turbos were gone I added a remote adjuster for the brake bias... still going with the aviation theme... this was version 1 - the second one I just changed the font some...

    FFR 1879, Blown DSS 306,REDLINE management, VeryCoolParts Tuned 460RWHP

    FFR 818S, The Flash, Chassis #5, 2.0L, LSD, Electromotive TEC-S, VCP Tuned, 278RWHP 265 RWTQ

    FFR 6651, Green Lantern, 408W Crate, Hellion 66mm Turbo, JGS Waste gate / Blowoff valve, Tec-GT management, VCP Tuned, 575 RWHP, 690 RWTQ

    FFR 8335, Black Mamba, 289 FIA CSX 2001 tribute car, 347, 48 IDA webers, VCP Tuned, 311 RWHP 386 RWTQ, 3-link, Trigo's

    FFR 0004, Gen 3 , Hawk Coupe, Coyote twin turbo, 683 RWHP 559 RWTQ, IRS, VCP Tuned. "not too shabby"

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    East Coast Speed Machines Erik W. Treves's Avatar
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    And - since in order to do this upgrade I had to drain the intercoolers and remove the driver's side to gain access to the pedals....geez!!! might as well work on the intercooler system

    I felt like I needed more volume in the system - in standing traffic in 100*+ weather it was taking a bit to cool the system... so ... I had some extra aluminum around and have never built a tank before....meh... why not!

    I took the existing tank and cut the side of it off and just made the tank "longer".... I think it came out pretty good... and since I kept the original tank all the fitting still worked!









    Cause of the turbo failure was determined to be the wrong size oil feed restrictor when using these turbos - turns out what I thought were ball bearing turbos are actually "hybrid" turbos .. they have one ball bearing and one journal bearing...

    you can see the difference here:



    anyway - back from SEMA yesterday and one of the Turbos was here waiting for me.... so ... 1 in and ready!

    FFR 1879, Blown DSS 306,REDLINE management, VeryCoolParts Tuned 460RWHP

    FFR 818S, The Flash, Chassis #5, 2.0L, LSD, Electromotive TEC-S, VCP Tuned, 278RWHP 265 RWTQ

    FFR 6651, Green Lantern, 408W Crate, Hellion 66mm Turbo, JGS Waste gate / Blowoff valve, Tec-GT management, VCP Tuned, 575 RWHP, 690 RWTQ

    FFR 8335, Black Mamba, 289 FIA CSX 2001 tribute car, 347, 48 IDA webers, VCP Tuned, 311 RWHP 386 RWTQ, 3-link, Trigo's

    FFR 0004, Gen 3 , Hawk Coupe, Coyote twin turbo, 683 RWHP 559 RWTQ, IRS, VCP Tuned. "not too shabby"

    US ARMY Maintenance Test Pilot (CW4 Retired)

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    Nice of you to share this will all of us. Like I tell folks these are not OEM cars and will always have something ti tinker with. Glad you are enjoying the ride so much. It is a super example of craftsmanship.

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