I have decided to postpone my trip down to pick up the car.
I have no doubt BIP COULD have the car ready for me on Tuesday evening, if I wanted, but I am happy with my choice to postpone the pick up. The fact that BIP didn't get the completed kit until Friday has led to my decision in giving them more than 3 days to stuff the kit into the engine bay and head home. I would rather have them take their time, break in the car and clutch, do on the road/track testing, and give me a turn key product. Also, my kit, the production kit, is slightly different from Jason's, (better, LOL) there are several components that have been upgraded since the original release. I want to give them the time to properly test and tune the car so there are no surprises on my 500 mile trip home, because you KNOW I won't be "taking it easy" on the car for that trip. I also want them to record and log a ton of information for the board. That is why I installed all of those sensors! I have also asked Jason and Greg, who have been EXTREMELY helpful, to clear up a few other issues I have with the car while it is down there.
Jason is also planning on doing a complete photo session with both of our cars, as well as hiring the guys who made their last video of the meet they had when I was down there to do another sick video of the cars. There will be a lot of things for me to look forward to VERY soon......
Curious. When you both say "get it balanced", do you mean zero balanced or balanced to the same spec as his current flywheel?
Originally Posted by herrubermensch
Zero balanced. That's about all you can do unless you balance the entire reciprocating assembly when the engine is out of the car.
As peter stated, zero balanced. Fidanza (the manufacturer) is notorious for out of balance flywheels. I had mine rebalanced when I changed the friction surface during a clutch disc swap. Lightyears difference in terms of NVH before and after.