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Monday
Nov142011

Morning Sun 

Morning sun on Thursday Nov 10, 2011....in a different setting than our colder northern location...

Emerging on the horizon....

A closer look...

Here we go...

More...

A bit more...

 

Monday
Nov142011

RENNtech 

Did you know? We are huge fans of RENNtech! Especially the ECU's they modify for the various engines. Yes...through the years going back to when you actually changed the chips. We have installed, and enjoyed a few ECU's on a few cars. 

As you are probably aware turbo motors are hyper responsive to recalibrated ECU's while offering exceptional horsepower per dollar value. If you look at most engine modifications to generate more power. The budget guideline is usually $100. for 1 horsepower gain, on turbo engines its dramatically less per horsepower.

If you are an horsepower aficionado like us, and want to explore and enjoy an appreciable increase in horsepower in your bi turbo Mercedes-Benz V8 going from serious to epic power....we can assure you that when RENNtech recalibrates an ECU its professional...and well done.

If you have a 12 cylinder bi turbo it gets even more interesting, and personal....here.

From their specs...

RENNtech ECU Upgrade CLS 63 (C218- 569HP / 624TQ for M157)

Our proprietary ECU upgrade for the Mercedes M157 engine offers significant gains in performance without sacrificing daily driver reliability

CLS 63 (W218) Stock Performance:

  • 473 HP @ 5500 RPM; 468 LB-FT @ 4800 RPM
  • * Performance numbers measured at the wheels

Gains:

  • 569 HP @ 5500 RPM; 624 LB-FT @ 3800 RPM
  • * Performance numbers measured at the wheels
Price: $3,495

It seems that prices have come down from a few years ago. It works out to $ 37.50 for 1 horsepower = exceptional value. 
If you have a Mercedes-Benz with a bi-turbo engine visit RENNtech...here.

 

Sunday
Nov132011

Bio Digital Human

Cool...enjoy!

 

Saturday
Nov122011

Circling Our Planet

Totally cool video from the International Space Station...

 

Friday
Nov112011

Vroom Room 

Good Morning!

Yes...its the Vroom Room...Yes...its 11-11-11 today....

When The Colonel was a kid he remembers hearing stories of prisoner of war camps in Tunisia in 1943. A few weeks ago he uncovered this photo of a prisoner of war camp in Tunisia...on Remembrance Day its fitting to remember all the guys from years ago...and the ones from today!

A photo is worth a few thousand words...there were 250,000 prisoners of war in Tunisia in 1943 in camps similar to the photo...

 

If you are familiar with history, you know who the "players" were in North Africa in WWII...

 

On a different note....what remains of The Colonel's first car...

Back in the day a Hurst shifter with a T handle and a Sun Super Tach in a car was as cool as it gets...knowing The Colonel on serious run he would spin the 327 with a Duntov cam perilously close to 7,000 RPM...