Hi Jim,2DoorJim wrote:"Boosted seat" ????
The boosted seat was a trophy chair that we fabricated for Keith when he broke the 2 minute mark at Knox Mtn Hill Climb. At the time Keith broke that barrier, few had a sub 2 minute time - it was a big deal.
So to celebrate it, the following month at our 510 Club of BC AGM party, we presented the "Boosted Chair" to Keith.
Going back to the run itself; When Keiths car was staged in the grid that year, I had volunteered for the job of manually spraying water at the new front mount intercooler to keep its tempature down. It may have helped Keith's run for the first 2 seconds, who knows. Keith had already planned to mount a proper water mist system for the following year so that the IC could be more effective during the whole run.
However it was agreed that The Boosted Chair had to have a FMIC and a turbo, because these are the two items which were key to Keith getting his time.
The Boosted Chair was a 510 front seat,mounted on a cast office swivel wheel base. A mock front mount intercooler was placed Under the front of the chair. This little FMIC was actually a 280ZXT oil cooler with inlet and out let pipes welded to the end tanks. The IF was piped into a compete core turbocharger which Andy/Tracey at Sepcialty Enginnering gave me. The turbo was mounted down one side of the chair, plumbed to the FMIC. Since the new addition to Keith car was going to be a proper water spray system on the IC, I put a 510 washer bottle and pump on the opposite side of the chair. I found that a standard 9V battery would operate the washer motor, so a switch was wired up with a momentary on push button. A trip to Home Depot netted a pair of plant mister nozzles, these were mounted to spray water on the chairs FMIC and plumbed into the water wash pump, and yes it did all work! And the final touch was the have some vynil decals made, placed on the back panel of the chair that read "King of the Hill, Knox Moutain" with the date.
There are photos around of the chair when we presented it to Keith. We'll have to dig those up. I don't have them personally, but I'll look for them here on the site and post a link when I find them.