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Connected with Salasko Racing tonight and requested the throttle sensitivity be softened a little, in response to feedback from @boosted180sx and @Volksparts after they both drove the car, noting the accelerator seemed full on at the slightest amount of foot pressure.


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Ben found the Motec throttle sensitivity was set ultra aggressive and softened it up. Will test the new settings to see if prefer it like this.

He also turned off Auto Rev Match, which was driving me nuts. Not a fan of the throttle blipping on its own when changing gears. Toggled it on to try it at the track, then couldn’t go back in the normal settings due to a Motec glitch. :doh:
That was the first thing I did was make the throttle positions the same for every mode, I didn't like the different sensitivities...pretty sure I copied sport to comfort and r





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Took a week off to catch up on home projects... reassembled the EZ car lift, which had been out for (2) months... though the parts that were sent for service came back after just (1) week. Due to work and family, couldn't find the time needed to concentrate and put it back together...

Now that It's back together, ready for the next round of mods and maintenance, when that gets back underway. :D


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The garage had devolved into a depressing clusterf##K of car parts, tools, buckets and junk.... Pictures don't do justice to the full scope of the horrific mess that had accumulated... @boosted180sx and @Volksparts caught a glimpse a few weeks back, but were too polite to slap me and ask "dude, WTF?" :drool:


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All kinds of nonsense squatting in there, including an OEM hood, various parts for other cars, an air compressor, etc... yet, despite the clutter, always knew where things were, when needed. Or at least had a vague idea 😩.


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My pack ratty ways started negatively affecting my ability to mod, as time and energy was spent locating stuff buried or set aside :doh:. Being an overworked, slobby pig also forced me to set aside another OCD obsession I was into before my focus shifted to our son's sports activities, then later to modding the FK8 and track driving: Arcade game collecting :confused:


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Well the old saying goes, "the first step to recovery is admitting I have a problem." Well I do and decided to address it. Picked up this tool box from Home depot to have a spot for all my tools. 😘


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This Husky toolbox seemed like a good choice for the home garage. The top lifts up for more storage and it has a drawer for power tools, which are nice features. The dimensions are 63" wide and 24" deep. Plenty of space for car tools and such. Being organized will make things much easier to work on the car in near future. ;)


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Addressed the mess head on and moved stuff out of the garage to sort then cram into the storage room.


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What a mess... and that was just the tip of the iceberg. So much more junk remained inside.


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Took a couple days, but was able to make everything fit in the storage room, including this Egret 2 arcade cab. This is one of the workhorses of my collection, because it can run pretty much any game PCB in it and can also play older games via adapters. Stashed all my old OEM FK8 parts on shelves.


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Also had room to stash the ez car lift along with a 2nd arcade cab near the door...
 
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With all clutter sorted and transferred to our storage room, pulled my forgotten and neglected “other” hobby outside for a thorough clean. Lots of dust and spiderwebs, but they shined up nicely with some long overdue TLC. 😏

Each arcade cab has casters installed, so are easy to push and roll around. Smarter, not harder is one of my favorite mottos baby! 🤓

Then again... the OCD I often joke about probably is real and should be treated one of these days, heh. :doh:


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Started repopulating the “garcade”. Though my sons were nowhere to be found when there was a boatload of work to do... it didn’t take long for them to mosey on in and “test” the games to see if they still fired up 😅.


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These all play fine...but found (17 of 38) do not, so will need attention, $$$ and help from some old friends to get running again. They were all operational at one time....but these old electronics fail under use and sometimes just by sitting there. :mad:


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Collecting arcade games is something of a love/hate for me... it’s great when they work, a bummer when they don’t.

If there’s anything worse than having one expensive hobby (FK8)... then it’s having two. :rolleyes:


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Started collecting and restoring these from 2005 through about 2013... and the OCD was seriously in full effect.


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Thought my kids would love them, right off the bat, like I did when I was young in the 80’s and 90’s... but they preferred games their friends play, like Minecraft, Fortnite, etc 🤦‍♂️


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But they are taking interest, now that the games are set up and garage is clean again for the first time in about 7-8 years...especially my younger 13 year old.... this makes me happy. 😂

However, neither have taken to working on cars with dad, lol 😭


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After going hard at it for (7) days, the garage is back where it should have been all this time. Such a relief to be done. Will never let it reach that craptastic state again.

With any luck, will be getting back in the game, so to speak, heh.

What does this mean for the FK8 build? Though, future time and resources will be split between both hobbies, my tools and parts are now organized. This should make it easier to stay motivated and install some of these mods that have been piling up. 😎

It also means any fellow Type R peeps cruising out to visit, can play some games in addition to talking cars.:drive:
 
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Whats the Neo Geo machine? :eek: My friend from school had one of the first grey import Neo Geo consoles back in the day. As kids £400 for a console and £200 for a game was insane. Played Alpa Mission II for hours and hours 😎
 
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That’s awesome Arch. Yes, that was the Neo Geo AES home system. I have one that’s packed away.

The great thing back then was the AES console let gamers play the same exact content that was in the arcades (MVS).

Here is my Neo Geo MVS big red 4-slot. Home use only, never seen commercial operation. Perfect condition. Allows toggle selection of (4) carts at a time. Neo games typically hit the arcades in this MVS format first, then made their way to home systems a few months later.


Whats the Neo Geo machine? :eek: My friend from school had one of the first grey import Neo Geo consoles back in the day. As kids £400 for a console and £200 for a game was insane. Played Alpa Mission II for hours and hours 😎
 

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That's an incredible collection of arcades! I can't believe you have After Burner, Spy Hunter, Pole Position!
 
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Received this modified baffled OEM oil pan from unit2fabrication. Lead time was about (5) weeks.


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This mod is designed to prevent oil starvation and a blown engine under high G force conditions at the track. I’ve seen mention on FB of a person experiencing this type of failure. Figure it’s better to be safe than sorry.


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In addition to the baffle, the pan has (3) of these hinged doors that swing open in only one direction. Believe the purpose is to ensure there is always an adequate amount of oil in each chamber in case oil were to suddenly slosh to one side.


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Requested a 1/8” NPT port added next to the drain to be used for either an oil temperature or pressure sensor. Also have a port on the HKS sandwich plate that hasn’t been used yet.


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Craftsmanship of the welds is excellent. Very impressed with Unit2fab. Planning to install at the next oil change.
 
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Also received this XDI HPFP from @turbociv910 ’s webstore several weeks back.

These are also available through @kefi.

Please pm either of these gentlemen if interested in purchasing one :drive:

Looking forward to installing this and reconnecting with Salasko Racing to dial the Motec Tune back to full. Am currently de-tuned abit, as was experiencing fuel cuts under WOT. May also look into adding a flex-fuel option, so a return trip to the dyno would be required.

For now, am still in spring cleaning mode and getting my “other” hobby back up and running.... so this will be added to the growing list of things to do before summer hits. May have to take another week’s vacation to catch up with FK8 mods and get back to the track ;)
 

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