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Gar last won the day on November 20 2010

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About Gar

  • Birthday 09/29/1953

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    Tween Baltimore and Harrisburg
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    I'm a nerd electronics engineer during the week, and a semi-pro entertainer by weekend. I own a sound company and do local and regional bands, plus a few old nationals a year in the standing audience market.. festivals, municipal, corporate. Learned to drive at 5, and double clutch at 7. Many VWs, buggies, a TR4, and then family cars.

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  • Vehicle owned
    95 V6 GL strangely modified

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  1. I've been using a Kelmark forum for several years and not active at fordcontour.org. Old friends can find me over there: (http://kelmarkgt.freeforums.org), still Gar and ModernDino. I'm visiting to research a "warm, cranks, but no start" problem my son's friend is having on his 99 Mystique. Read Terry's reply to same issue, but didn't see any other posts (not proficient searching here anymore). The Mystique is too far away to troubleshoot effectively by phone since my son doesn't share my mechanic nacks. Hoped the problem was a well known issue with probable causes... and I woulda looked like a hero. Meanwhile, shoutout to old pals here. Gar
  2. The pix from Thursday include one of the car in front of something large and white. That object is 6 four foot cubed chunks of foam used to float 1200 pounds each..... My only concern about weight is the hillclimb part of the race where my sprag bearing drive component into the trans will get loaded close to its spec limit of 106 foot-pounds. Well, that and a teeny fear of losing the brakes in a crowd. I'm not worried any more about floating it. I'll prolly be the second or third heaviest in the event at an estmated 2300. If finished in time, we may roll over the feed scale with the trailer. Gar
  3. Race day is closing fast.... see how far I've come. I actually feel like a contender. http://kelmarkgt.freeforums.org/gar-s-2012-kinetic-sculpture-t190.html Gar
  4. Link to the 2012 vehicle build. http://kelmarkgt.freeforums.org/gar-s-2012-kinetic-sculpture-t190.html
  5. I'm really surprised the thread still gets views. I'm building a car for this year's race and set up an entry for it. http://www.fordcontour.org/topic/14342-this-years-kinetic-sculpture-race-vehicle-build/ It's a link to my Kelmark gallery page. The pix are located here. http://kelmarkgt.freeforums.org/gar-s-2012-kinetic-sculpture-t190.html
  6. Use the link back up at the top in the first post to check my progress. Made parts and stuck em on since last post. Gar
  7. There's always the chance of putting a motor on it (like last year's model) and our riders are beefy boys. Gar
  8. Work is progressing, although barn construction is slowin me down. Keep checking back to follow the build. Gar
  9. You'll hurt from laughin lookin at these crazy machines and their pilots. Made progress today mounting the front end and completed one of the siamese sprockets. Gar
  10. Last year's build got a lot of viewer interest so I thought I'd share the galley link for the new car. Hope you enjoy. Gar http://kelmarkgt.freeforums.org/gar-s-2012-kinetic-sculpture-t190.html
  11. I'd discovered and bought Aerokroil a few years back. My brother is a fan of PB Blaster. In the usual brotherly manner, we bet each, was better than the other..... By mail, we exchanged a can of our fave and set to work trying both in our daily mechanical work. After several months we mutually agreed that PB Blaster was the better of the two. AeroKroil also has a smell or fume that seems to sicken me. I don't use it any more. Gar
  12. I think I'm lucky! After removing the inner damper bladder from the control hardline, the injection workd very well. I had the pressure gauge on it for the first start, and all the system characteristics did what they were supposed to. It pulls strong and idles nicely. I don't detect any pulsing from the injectors that the damper was installed to counter act. I can theorize that the age-hardened damper was restricing flow away from the fuel distributor, causing higher than normal back-control on the metering system that reduced fuel delivery and the intermittant hesitation. Now I need to use the car to loosen up the tranny plumbing. It slowly engages when moving the shifter from park to drive, and on hard cornering, it slips a little applying throttle. Worst case, a tranny overhaul/flush, but I'm impressed with the motor. The body needs a heap of patching. Hottie G/F may get her Dad's much newer car as he's going to be loosing his license due to eyesight.... the pressure on me to fix her up with the Mercedes may be off. Gar
  13. I put my test port on the control circuit, but discovered that MB uses a flexie capped air tube inside the hard line as a damper. It tends to shift and nlock my test port most of the time, and block off pressure to the injection system some of the time. This week I'll remove the damper to troubleshoot the control circuit, and decide if I need to fab a damper, or whether the lack of one causes too great a drivabillity issue. Gar
  14. Going longitudinal Rac? I've seen this site before. Kennedy also adapts the Duratec to the VW type (some porsch/audi) if you want N/S Duratec in a midengine. I'm just south of Hamstead nearly every day... we need to get together and share projects. Gar
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