David "Derpy Drift" Adams

February 15, 2014

WOAH! What a wild ride! We are Now GT Channel Partners!

Hey all, it’s been a long time away from the blog, but then again, it’s been a long time away from racing.

 

I won’t babble too much, but the short version is that I ran into some personal and financial issues that kept me from hitting the track as much as I wanted to. However, now I’m back in the south where I belong, where all the action is and I’m currently working on building Derpy up . . .

 

In the pictures below you’ll see that she’s almost ready to rock, her cage is in (not secured yet however), she’s completely gutted and she’s currently undergoing an engine rebuild/repair. The headgasket blew the weekend before a drift event, so we were kept from participating, but we’ll be ready for her next run. I’ll be picking up a second engine this coming weekend (2/16/2014) and will hopefully be getting both of these engines built up properly. It’s going to take time, but I’m ready for the challenge. We’ve got new toys, new tools and we’re constantly building the garage.

 

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We are also now partners with GTChannel Network! I’m hoping this means more motivation and more inspiration to finish our build and to get her on the track running hard! Let us keep our fingers crossed!

 

Here’s some pics of how Derpy Sits now (blown engine and all)

The front part of the cage, looking great! You can see the dash is able to be kept and still provide the perfect amount of clearance. Not too tight, not too far from the panels. Just perfect!

Cage fits perfectly! Snug to the bulkhead, snug to the ceiling. I absolutely LOVE where this car is going. You can also see the hydraulic handbrake and quick release hub.

This pic was taken before the cage was put in, obviously, LOL! But it showcases the wheel that we’re using and gives you a better look of how the seat, handbrake and wheel go together. Very awesome!

This is her with the new door placard for 2014, you can also see she’s been lowered an inch and a half all around and the new helmet is on top. Note the wheel released from the hub

She’s also undergone an ECU upgrade. The new fuel maps and boost pressures are probably why the headgasket blew, LOL!

These sway bars were installed  and have DRASTICALLY changed her characteristics. I can't believe it's taken me so long to realize the effectiveness of these. One of the best modifications so far

These sway bars were installed and have DRASTICALLY changed her characteristics. I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to realize the effectiveness of these. One of the best modifications so far

This is what happened to the head gasket. It took a chunk out of itself. New headgasket set has arrived, we'll be installing it asap

This is what happened to the head gasket. It took a chunk out of itself. New headgasket set has arrived, we’ll be installing it asap

Here's one of my new toys. No, not the iPad 4, the engine stand, LOL! I'm picking up a new engine this weekend so hopefully that will get some use here.

Here’s one of my new toys. No, not the iPad 4, the engine stand, LOL! I’m picking up a new engine this weekend so hopefully that will get some use here.

Here's the new torque wrench kit. This is the first one I've owned. My garage is getting built properly!

Here’s the new torque wrench kit. This is the first one I’ve owned. My garage is getting built properly!

 

 

 

So yes, lots of pictures because it’s been a VERY long time. I hope that makes up for the lack of updates. I apologize and will try my hardest, especially now that I’m with GTChannel, to make regular updates!  Now . . .let’s watch some

VIDEOS!

 

Here’s how we will be doing MOST of the updates. I think this is easier to view and easier AND more fun to keep up with. You get to see the emotion in my eyes and hear the enthusiasm in my voice each and every update. So that’s how we’ll be getting those updates to you guys going forward. I’ll still have pictures and text occasionally, but for the most part it will be videos to the masses ^_^

 

Without any further delay . . .here they are

 

Here’s VLOG1

Here's VLOG1, gives a basic introduction of how everything will be going forward and what you can expect from these!

Here’s VLOG1, gives a basic introduction of how everything will be going forward and what you can expect from these!

 

 

I discuss our partnership with GTChannel here and talk about what's going on with Derpy.

I discuss our partnership with GTChannel here and talk about what’s going on with Derpy.

 

 

 

That’s it for now! I hope you enjoy! I can’t wait to bring you more content and I hope you tell your friends to check us out. Remember to Like, Comment and Subscribe to my Youtube channel and get your buddies to check out the blog and videos as well! Thank you all SO SO much for tuning in!

 

 

 

 

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October 11, 2013

It’s been a LONG WHILE! Updates, Touge Runs, MORE!

Sooooo . . .yush . . .it’s been a while

A long while 😦

I’m very VERY sorry that I’ve been away so long, there’s been a lot of crap going on in my life that has kinda taken me away from the game. But, I’ll try to be more diligent and post more things up here so that people can get a sense for what’s going on with Derpy once again.

Well, the shot version is, I moved to NY for a bit, decided that wasn’t going to work, so now I’m back in Georgia, LOL! Sweet Georgia! Much better here than NY, for a multitude of reasons. But I’m considerably happier now.

So let’s just jump to the present. A group of buddies and I do these Monthly Mountain Runs that are really fun. We’ve closed the group now but we will start to open it up once the kinks and bugs are worked out of the system. I’ll post some pictures from that below.

Derpy had some issues with oil and boost, all have been resolved and she’s running better than ever now. Lots of responsive power and tons of peppy tail-happy handling that we love so much about her. She’s a good girl and I plan on keeping her that way.

Ummm, trying to think of anything else IMPORTANT! Umm, not really much going on. The mountain runs have been a blast, getting her fixed and going on a few shakedown runs has been awesome. But that’s really it!

OH! I plan on driving her up to New Jersey for a show. So stay tuned for THAT! It’ll be amazing!

AAANY WAY!

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Such a fun FUN car! I can’t wait to get back out there! Our next run is on the 27th of October! I hope to see some of you out there for one of these!

-Dave

April 21, 2013

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! Derpy Needs YOU!

Help Complete Derpy’s Livery!

 

 

 

Hey there everyone and HELLO EVERYPONY!

 

Derpy and I need your help in finishing her racing livery! Basically we would like a clean design that’s clean and flows with the rest of her livery. I’ve already heard some cool suggestions on Derpy’s facebook page

 

http://www.facebook.com/derpydrift

 

And on my facebook page:

 

http://www.facebook.com/mcndave

 

But now I’d LOVE to hear from each of you! What do you think should happen? Submit your ideas to me on my facebook page or here in the comments and if we choose your design or idea you’ll see it on the car at the next drift event! We may even try to setup a prize for the winner or something!

 

That’d be fun!

 

Anyway, let me know what you all think!

 

Thank you so much for your help, I love you all SO VERY MUCH!

March 31, 2013

Driver Identification: Check! Team Identification: CHECK! Plus Thunderlane!

I recently enlisted the help of a buddy of mine, Brent with Design It Wraps & Graphics, with getting some door ID’s and team ID’s setup for my car, he accepted and the following is the result! I’m SUPER STOKED with how all of this came out! To top it all off, my VW, Thunderlane, decided to get his cutie mark as well!

Today was a good day! ^_^

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And now for some Thunderlane!

 

 

 

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February 27, 2013

Derpy LIVES!

Well, she was never really dead, but she’s running better than ever!

 

For those who have been following the blog regularly, you know that Derpy was a bit sick over the previous months. I don’t know if it was all of the stress of the move or the cold weather but she developed a case of Bad Injectors.

 

So I opened the garage and pulled Derpy up on this rainy day:

Derpy sitting outside the garage, waiting for mending

 

 

And these bad boys came out:

 

Old injectors

The old, leaky/stuck injectors

And these were put in, brand new injectors from Trilogy Turbos! Check them out at http://www.trilogyturbos.com

New Injectors

New Injectors from Trilogy Turbos

 

They’re not only shinier but they put new life into Derpy . . .almost TOO MUCH life. We’ll get to that in a second.

 

Next up, a recently made friend of mine decided to help me out by selling me his OVCP (Over Valve Cover Pipe) hard pipe. Replacing those yucky (and as I found out, leaky) soft pipes with one solid piece throughout.

 

It also looks and flows MUCH better than the stock unit. Check it out!

 

The pipe when it came in

 

The new OVCP installed! Looks so much better!

 

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The old setup, for comparison.

Close up of the old setup where it went to the BOV. You can see exactly where the leaks occurred. But, live and learn, right?

 

Now all that is left to do is find a location for the blow off valve OR have a bung (LOL! Bung) welded onto the OVCP for the BOV itself. That may prove easier, we’ll see.

 

Now, previously I mentioned that Derpy has new life and it’s almost TOO MUCH life. Well, the reason for that is, now that she has the new injectors and boost leaks fixed, she’s creating too much power for the stock clutch. It slips in the mid ranges. But no worries, a new clutch has been ordered, it’s an XTD Stage 3, 6-Puck Clutch.

A Stage 3, 6 Puck Clutch from XTD for the 1987 Chrysler Conquest TSi. Cloudsdale and Ponyville Legal!

 

At first I was hesitant to buy such an aggressive setup, but I figured that since Derpy is NOT a daily driver, it shouldn’t be so bad. It’ll only suck when trying to get her on the trailer, LOL!

 

I’ve also got on order, as I know they’re necessary, a set of coilovers. These aren’t a very well known brand, but they’re manufactured in the same building as K-Sports and D2s, at a much lower price, so I trust them.  I’ve also read reviews from people who have them and none of them have complained. I can’t wait to get them installed and get some serious drifting and racing happening this year.

 

Here they are, they are XYZ Sports!

XYZ Sport Coilovers for the Chrysler Conquest and Mitsubishi Starion.

 

 

 

Sorry for the lengthy update (and sorry for not updating more often) I just recently got all of these parts in and wanted to give all of the fans the run down and let them know what’s going on!

 

Thank you so much for being friends, fans and family with Derpy and I, it means SOOOO much!

 

-Dave

 

January 26, 2013

A Quick Update on Derpy Hooves!

 

 

So Derpy is feeling a little sick, her injectors are sticking and leaking so those will have to be replaced. The mane problem we’re facing is that, because she’s a Conquest with the standard 2.6 liter turbo, her injectors are hard to find and when we do find them, they’re quite expensive. I’ve found a local shop/hospital that will take her in for a while and perform the necessary surgery required to get her up on all fours again and with any luck (and a lot of money) she’ll be in high spirits and on the track by summer!

 

Let’s hope that course stays!

 

Take care everypony!

 

-Dave

December 2, 2012

Derpy Needs YOUR Help! Send Your Suggestions! Mounting a Permanent Camera!

So, I’m thinking about giving Derpy Hooves a permanent camera for capturing motorsports events. I’m just not sure where to mount it. This is where all of you come in handy. Let me know in the comments section where you think I should mount the camera.  As always, BE CREATIVE! ^_^ I would LOVE some inspirational ideas!
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Thank you all so much for your help!

November 14, 2012

Derpy’s New Racing Saddle

Hey all, so Derpy is ready to go with her new Saddle! This is going to be so awesome and it feels SOOOO good! Big thanks to Corbeau for getting me this seat and Crowder’s LLC for making sure I get this mount!

Pics!

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Thank you guys so much for viewing!

October 26, 2012

New Goodies Purchased and Installed!

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Hey there everyone! Just doing a quick update to show you all some of the new parts picked up and installed

 

First up is the meat of the meal. The boost controller. Running stock boost still, we haven’t installed the gauges yet and I want to make sure that I’m not running too lean or too much boost. I can’t wait until Tyler stops by to help us out with that!

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Next up comes the headlight and foglight setup that we’ve done. The first image is the headlights in the box . . .the foglights were taken out and laminexed to get the yellow finish.

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A comment on the Facebook page was “Somebody’s got jaundice!”. LOL! I love it! That’s funny! But yes, I am truly digging the setup, I can’t wait to get more parts installed!

 

Check out Derpy’s Facebook page, here!

http://www.facebook.com/derpydrift

 

 

Derpy is definitely best pony and best car!

Thanks all!

-Dave

February 23, 2012

Get that cat off my turbo!

Filed under: The Build — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , — D.Adams Drift @ 7:57 pm

WOW! I have nothing to say but WOW! So I have several friends and two of those friends are mechanics. One is my personal mechanic that I have used forever and the other is a friend that works as a BMW tech for a dealership. Today, our venture was to remove the catalytic converter from my exhaust system (primary not pre-cat) and see what that does.

 

I have a few pictures from that!

 

 

Here’s Juan and Terry getting ready to weld after cutting out the old cat.

 

And there’s the test pipe they’ve welded in in place of the catalytic converter! So awesome!  It’s not much louder than it was as the TSi’s have a pretty growly and gnarly sound anyway but it’s much . . .MUCH quicker through the gears! Natural Aspiration has NOTHING on the affects of turbocharged modifications. This car is seriously quick now, and it’s probably just over the stock feeling! I say that because the car never really “wow’d” me until now. When I first drove it, it felt slow and it felt slow as I continued to drive it. Both of my mechanics say that it’s most likely due to a clogged catalytic converter (which I didn’t even know could happen) and it behaved like an exhaust plug literally suffocating the car. A great guy I met on the StarquestClub Forums also helped to come to this realization and has given me some AWESOME tips and tricks for making this a wicked drifter!

 

I can’t wait!

 

-Dave

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