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Old 02-22-2004, 08:02 PM
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4.5 cams: The final chapter!

Well, I put the 52/53 cams in today (replacing the 56/57 in there - someone posted about the 54/55, can someone throw the numbers for the 56/57 up? Thanks!)

My car idles smoother, runs quieter and smoother, and it seems to respond a lot more quickly to the throttle. I drove it like a madman going up the Morgan highway - with the 56/57 cams, my headers were ALWAYS red after this. When I got there, the headers not only weren't red, the engine itself felt a LOT cooler than it used to!

The cams I took off were in absolute beautiful condition as well. (NOT ONE of the lobes has any signs of serious wear!) - I think that the reason it got so hot is that my timing chain stretch (causing later cam timing) combined with later cams produced insanely high exhaust gas temps!
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Old 02-23-2004, 11:06 AM
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Sounds as if it's time for nitrous.
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Old 02-23-2004, 12:14 PM
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Paul: Ironic though... got stopped on the Expressway for speeding. Been a bit stressed lately (dad's in a burn center in Pittsburgh after having a heart attack in the sauna at the JCC and passing out... then he had a stroke while in there...) and I was going home to walk my dog (as my mother was there with him) and was totally out of it, not looking at the speedo (which is a HUGE mistake on a 4.5) ...anyway, got caught for "76.854" in a 50 zone

Of course I'm not going to plead guilty... I was behind another car anyway, and I did slow down before I got pulled over (never saw the speed trap! but realized I was going fast and settled behind a car before exiting, before the cop came up)...
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Old 02-23-2004, 12:22 PM
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Sorry to hear about the situation with your father. I wish him the best of luck.

Regarding the ticket, I assume that it was the Vascar trap between N. Main Avenue and Seventh Avenue. Tough one to beat, but good luck,
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Old 02-23-2004, 12:30 PM
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Well, "Other" is checked (not Vascar) on the ticket...
I'm going to be honest - I was not paying attention and my mind's been wandering (it was 11:45PM, there was only 1 other car on the road and when I came up on it fast is when I realized how fast I was going). They only timed me for 1.78 seconds... If they took the avg of a mile it might be more fair - I know that (at least I, if not anyone else) sometimes drive faster during some times but slow down when I realize I'm going too fast.
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Old 02-23-2004, 03:29 PM
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I was just talking to my dad about speeding tickets the other day. He just got a big ticket for rear ending a car and causing a 5 car chain reaction (his rear brakes failed on a 3500 deisel which is very heavy). He just hired a ticket lawyer for $99 (the going rate I believe) and the ticket was written off. No points off. No increase in insurance. You should look into this.
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