Josh's Syclone build thread

Goodgollyjosh

Active member
Yep, box is gone. Thanks for the input. I have been slowly coming to the conclusion that their stuff was junk over the years, finally just had enough. No more MSD. Truck is in storage. I sold my house and have decided to retreat to the country. I can't handle city life any longer. Working on developing some raw land, hope to have a shop built on it too but this whole process will take some time. In the meantime, I am working out of the storage unit. I removed the alky injection, and I'm switching to E85. I ordered the turbo tweak. Will be installing that soon. Rob is still going to be working with me on tuning. More to come....
 

Mikeysy15

Donating Member
I hear you man, I live in Socal and it sucks . Good luck to you. You’ll love the extra torque of the e85.
What I learned from these trucks is that a big turbo and injectors is probably the most bang for your buck .
 

Goodgollyjosh

Active member
Just a quick update: The truck has successfully been converted to E85. I have been tuning it myself as I have found the turbo tweak to be pretty easy to work with. I am able to make some adjustments with a pocket screwdriver on the chip itself and the rest I have been doing with the gas pedal as you cycle through options and make changes while watching the laptop. I promised WyoSyclone I'd send him a datalog and will do that soon, I know he is curious to see a log with the TT chip. I am still running a wideband calibrated for straight gasoline so Eric at Turbo Tweak said to just tune the AFR to 11.0 at WOT with the E85. I currently have 19 pounds boost in the truck with 19 degrees total timing. She is running really well. Here is a short video of a 5 pound launch on the trans brake and a pass through all 3 gears. Sorry for the grainy footage, I was filming with my phone. The weather in Texas has finally gotten cool and hope to put in on the dyno soon and maybe take it to the track, although with the short gearing it is clearly an 1/8 mile truck.

 

WyoSyclone

Active member
Just a quick update: The truck has successfully been converted to E85. I have been tuning it myself as I have found the turbo tweak to be pretty easy to work with. I am able to make some adjustments with a pocket screwdriver on the chip itself and the rest I have been doing with the gas pedal as you cycle through options and make changes while watching the laptop. I promised WyoSyclone I'd send him a datalog and will do that soon, I know he is curious to see a log with the TT chip. I am still running a wideband calibrated for straight gasoline so Eric at Turbo Tweak said to just tune the AFR to 11.0 at WOT with the E85. I currently have 19 pounds boost in the truck with 19 degrees total timing. She is running really well. Here is a short video of a 5 pound launch on the trans brake and a pass through all 3 gears. Sorry for the grainy footage, I was filming with my phone. The weather in Texas has finally gotten cool and hope to put in on the dyno soon and maybe take it to the track, although with the short gearing it is clearly an 1/8 mile truck.

Sounds great, Josh! :)
 

Goodgollyjosh

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The local drag strip in my area is closing so i bought a race box to test the 1/4 mile time on the Sy. It's a pretty neat device. With 3 bars of gps signal its supposedly accurate to within 20 inches. I ran the truck tonight in a desolate area outside of town and did the same 5 pound launch on the trans brake. The truck went 11.93 @ 111 mph and a 60ft of 1.71, Not too shabby. I'm really happy with the E85 tune. I heard paul mitchell is gonna build a drag strip in Austin, that would be cool to finally get it on the track and compare numbers.

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Goodgollyjosh

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Put the truck on the dyno today at chadata tuning just to make a few pulls. It was a mustang dyno so the numbers were a little low but at least it didn't spit parts out.

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