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You guys must tell me the next time you have one of these meets! I'll totally come, it sounds like a blast! I believe I'll be meeting with Scott in the HD on Sunday but I would love to meet the whole crew one of these days!
 

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Today I had the honor of meeting "Freezin4" in El Cajon for a meet and greet, test ride and BS session. I had a great time and enjoyed the knowledge and discussion we shared. He dared me to show at the east coast meet this weekend, but I'll have to pass on that.
I hope we can meet again.
Thank you for the visit.
I'll see if I can post some pics.
One for Scotty, One for Pete, and One showing lean burn & forced charge, at 10" vac. at 83 mph on the way home.
Enjoy
Willie
Sir,
The Honor was all mine! I am so impressed by your knowledge, helpfulness, your story, and what you have brought to this community so far. I am also in awe of how nice your car drives and sounds. You truly thought of everything: altitude, practicality, servicing, turbo removal, thrift etc. It is incredible that this conversion was completed while driving the car too.
SoCal is beautiful! I got a lot accomplished on business, but our meetup remains the highlight of my trip! Thank you for taking the time.
See you in Indiana! ;)
-pete
 

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Great pictures! I think the red button is for the passenger ejection seat? :)

Hey Willie, in a couple of months when it cools off a little more we need to meet up again in Yuma at Lute's Casino for another burger and beer.
 

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Thanks for the pics Scotty.
The car is really red, not pink.

Peter, the button on the shift knob is for the CARD (Calpod) action.

GG
I'll keep that in mind. Desert season starting right now for "Duneing".


Keep on TRUCKIN!
Willie
 

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is your intercooler still behind the car's radiator? I thought you removed it from there because of the hot hair from the radiator blowing on it?

by the way, any detailed pictures of your turbo setup? I've read this thread and also the wiki, but havent seen any showing the complete installed engine bay pics.
 

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I never got around to making the switch on the intercooler location.

I'll have to take some, as my comp. "crashed" a long time ago, and I lost a lot of pictures.
PM me your E mail if you want some taken.


HTH
Willie
 

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Pictures

02 Insight:

Will these pictures suffice?

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That setup LOOKS as good as it FUNCTIONS! Amazing how you made it all work perfect despite climate and elevation challenges. And watching you coordinate boost with leanburn is an event on its own. Very cool!



Any Insight fans ever in the SoCal region should try to get to meet up with Willie, and his Little Red Rocket. [sometimes I confuse the name with the Red Ryder, which is another car with impressive mods on the East Coast, albeit no turbo...yet]
 

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Thanks Willie for letting me drive it today what a blast!!! I think I know what I'll be doing to mine eventually!!
 

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Here is the results of the excellant run to Pheonix for the "Gathering" on 04.18.2020

Left Campo at 5 AM.
Air temp. at 34F.

Tried to be a good boy and experimented with "hypermiling" for the first section.
At 100 miles and 84.6 mpg.

Running late for the meet with the caravan, so back to "Sport Mode".
At 200 miles and 66.5 mpg.

Meet caravan, then run into Phoenix.
At 332 miles and 66.7 mpg.

Great time at the meet.
Left around 1100 PM for the trip back. Had ran a bunch of miles at the meet.
Maintained 66.7 mpg while there.
Temp was around 75F at the time of departure, I think.

Sport mode all the way back.
No traffic from Gila Bend to Yuma.
Passed only one truck, nothing to assist in drafting.
At 400 miles and 66.5 mpg.
At 500 miles and 65.0 mpg.
Gassed up just before 600 miles.
At 600 miles and 63.2 mpg.
At 700 miles and 62.6 mpg.
Up the dreaded 6% Grade to home base. Maintaining 75 mph. Bad head winds, as usual.
Arrived at home around 430 AM.
Ambient Temp. was 45F.

Total trip was 751 miles at 60.2 mpg.
No problems experienced, except dead bugs on the front valice.

Whats' next?
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I just got back from spending the day at Scotts place, "Jue Motors" watching the DEDICATED INSIGHTERS build a bunch of OBDIIC&C gauges. Boy do those people have good eye sight and nimble fingers. The solder joints turned out excellent. Seen a few of the "WEST COAST GANG" there.

Thanks to Scott for allowing the builds, and Jimmy for the use of his facility and the Chinese lunch.

Even "Gerald" was there. No he is not weird as someone said. A real neat person, even if he did leave "Annie Oakley" home.

George, I'm sure you make the 1K mark on your task.
I hope that I will be around for the next session.

Going there I averaged 64.2 mpg for 137 miles, coming back I was in race mode with all the other traffic, so 75-80 was the "norm." Due to the terrain, seen a lot of LB at 75 mph for extended times. I managed 66.4 mpg for 378 miles.

No problems encountered.

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I just got back from spending the day at Scotts place, "Jue Motors" watching the DEDICATED INSIGHTERS build a bunch of OBDIIC&C gauges. Boy do those people have good eye sight and nimble fingers. The solder joints turned out excellent.
They might want a bunch of IMAC&C P&P pcb's and joysticks soon for some IMAC&C P&P conversions and manual IMA control action.
 

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Here is the results of the excellant run to Pheonix for the "Gathering" on 04.18.2020

Left Campo at 5 AM.
Air temp. at 34F.

Tried to be a good boy and experimented with "hypermiling" for the first section.
At 100 miles and 84.6 mpg.

Running late for the meet with the caravan, so back to "Sport Mode".
At 200 miles and 66.5 mpg.

Meet caravan, then run into Phoenix.
At 332 miles and 66.7 mpg.

Great time at the meet.
Left around 1100 PM for the trip back. Had ran a bunch of miles at the meet.
Maintained 66.7 mpg while there.
Temp was around 75F at the time of departure, I think.

Sport mode all the way back.
No traffic from Gila Bend to Yuma.
Passed only one truck, nothing to assist in drafting.
At 400 miles and 66.5 mpg.
At 500 miles and 65.0 mpg.
Gassed up just before 600 miles.
At 600 miles and 63.2 mpg.
At 700 miles and 62.6 mpg.
Up the dreaded 6% Grade to home base. Maintaining 75 mph. Bad head winds, as usual.
Arrived at home around 430 AM.
Ambient Temp. was 45F.

Total trip was 751 miles at 60.2 mpg.
No problems experienced, except dead bugs on the front valice.

Whats' next?
Willie
I don't know how you do this after a long day? I'm sure I'd end up off the road by about 2am. Road warrior! And I forgot to take a ride in your car again.
 
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