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Old June 27th, 2018, 11:58 AM   #26
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More mock up...


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Old June 27th, 2018, 04:13 PM   #27
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I like those fender flares ,
I've seen big ones on trucks with the big 44 inch tires, I guess they make them for any size tire someone might want

Looks like things are coming along nicely

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Old June 27th, 2018, 04:24 PM   #28
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Progress is good.
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Old June 27th, 2018, 06:16 PM   #29
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Got the last of the sticks for the door bars and the shoulder belts/seat bars and need to get a tubing notcher. anyone here used a harbor freight unit?
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Old June 27th, 2018, 08:02 PM   #30
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I used one to notch the ends of one piece of 0.090" wall 1-1/2" tube back in 1997, it seemed to work ok, I used a 6 flute end mill on a Bridgeport mill, it wasn't my tube notcher but it was bought at H/F, I worked with the guy who's it was, he used it on a bench mount drill press using a hole saw, he went thru a few of them things but I think he was just feeding it down to fast because they kept grabbing and chipping teeth off, I wasn't there when he was doing it, he didn't have any machining experience, he was a welder

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so, put it on my press on the slowest speed possible, use lots of oil and pray?
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And use light pressure feeding it down and you should be good, bolt everything good and tight as well

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Old June 27th, 2018, 08:12 PM   #33
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Old June 29th, 2018, 11:01 AM   #34
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Found a tubing notcher to borrow. Now the shoulder belt bar is tacked in.

Looks like I will have to build a new seat mount. I bent one apparently...

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Is that shoulder bar too high ?
Check the NHRA spec on shoulder belts.
IIRC, should be lower than the top of your shoulder, so the belts work properly.
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It actually is below my shoulder. 914 seats cause this illusion. Look atpost 21
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OK, I have the same problem.

Most commercial aircraft seats, the top of the "head rest"
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Do you like the 914 seats. I always wanted to get a pair. They turn up cheap at times.
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Yes, mostly. The are fixed back, so no real custom sitting position.
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Alright, all the stuff I could do for zero $ is done for now. Both sides cut, slicks mounted, racing hoop and support bars mocked into place.


Next up is to find a welder that can see and lay quality welds.

Oh, out with the old...
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Very nice new belts! Thanks to Mike Greenway! My first ever parts sponsor!!!!


My club sponsor is VR. I will be wearing my plaque proudly when this thing is done!
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Lookin' good. The new roll bar is slick.
Rear flares are cool too.
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Interesting day at the track.

Tire rub on the fat butted, driver's side rear. Enough that I aborted both attempted passes.
But, even with the slicks at 28lbs, I cut 1/2 sec off my 60fts feom where I was with the radials.
Today I am working on ridding the car of worst of the rub. With the radials, there was very minor squat in the rear. With the slicks, I found out just how soft the rear suspension is :shock: So, working on limiting squat now... We shall see!
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In the stash of stuff, i have a pair of Marvin Shaw 'Cruiser' shock absorbers that are nitrogen charged. After talking to the owner of the company today, i have a game plan for limiting squat at launch. 300-325 psi to start...
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I always wondered what kind of pressure those shocks were good for.
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