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Old 03-11-2017, 10:20 PM   #701
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the weather here has lost it's mind. it was 70 thursday. friday? well....



it is frigid cold this weekend too, and looks like we're going to get a possible 10"+ of the white stuff monday night. in the mean time, i have 2 days worth of kerosene and am in the garage as much as possible this weekend to try to get a few more things done since i have 2 cars supposed to come over for sidework soon.

the rest of the headers showed up


also, built my trailer hitch/chute mount. i have to build 1 more of these as one of the guys that is bringing his car over wants one, but mine is done




i will need to build the actual chute pack mount still, but waiting on that for a little later.

hoping to get more done soon, but about to have to work on some paying gigs, lol!
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:36 AM   #702
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Freaky weather for sure. Went from wearing a hoodie, to a T-shirt, to insulated overalls.

May get to use the new snow blower yet (was hoping that I'd get one and no snow this year)
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:42 PM   #703
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last night i couldn't help but think about a story i read about a guy last year breaking his parachute mount that was doubling for a trailer hitch, so this morning after breakfast i made a brace. this brace rests against the back wall of the car and should help bear some of the load of the trailer.



i may be able to start on the headers soon.
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Old 03-13-2017, 04:41 AM   #704
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Glad to see that Matt.
I was a little worried about that span between frame rails and how much stress a chute would put on it. (tie it back to a cross brace ?)
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Old 03-13-2017, 05:14 AM   #705
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i could definitely see that being stronger, but this is a copy of some commercially available bolt-on chute mounts and they're being tested in 200+ mph capable cars.

i have no way to stress test here, but i am pretty confident in this.
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:12 AM   #706
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Sounds good. I have no idea how much force a chute puts on it.
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:22 PM   #707
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started header fit up this week the passenger's side is all mocked/tacked up and waiting final welding and i have started on the driver's side.





i realized i bought way too many bends for the bigger steps and not enough for the smaller first step, so i have to get more bends, and ship back what i didn't use.

in other news, i ordered my front street tires from Jeg's. some 28x6-17 s/r radials from Mickey Thompson. Jeg's boxes these to keep fedex/ups from charging them a non-box fee. well i guess fedex lost one so i gotta deal with that monday when things open up. how they can be shipped at the same time, be tracked as reaching each location at the same time, and getting lost between the main MD depot and the local depot for delivery is beyond me. hopefully it shows up soon.

also had some hats made up. i'm selling them for $24/ea shipped. these are a 1 size fits most and use a velcro adjusting strap. if anyone wants one, pm me

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Looks nice. What diameter are those primaries?
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:05 AM   #709
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they're double stepped. they are 1.875"-2"-2.125". length of each section was predetermined by using pipemax.
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:38 PM   #710
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Well, didn't know you were going up with header size. Now I just get to be impatient and wait till the car is finished and you start testing. Lol
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Old 03-23-2017, 07:52 AM   #711
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This week has been mostly spent working on a side job that came over Monday evening, and pumping out steering shafts, so progress has slowed, however i did get the driver's side header about half-way mocked up before i ran out of material. headers should be fully mocked up by the end of the weekend, then i can figure out what i'm going to do to final weld, though that may not happen right away.

over the winter i comissioned a friend's wife to draw me a cartoon for the SpeedMu11et to be used on shirts and maybe stickers and stuff. i'm really excited about this as it turned out exactly as i was hoping



the new shirt design turned out great and i am doing a pre-order now so get with me if you'd like one! they're $25/ea shipped for the first shirt and $20/ea for each additional shirt within the same shipment. 3xl and larger add $3. i'm hoping to place the order in about a week, the order process takes about 2 weeks, then i'll get them shipped out from there. so about a 3.5 week turn around from today is expected.



oh! almost forgot. the dimple die tool i got for Christmas from my cousin Chucky was finally put to use this weekend. i used it to restore a little integrity to the inner fenders, and give it a neat look too.



more to come
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Old 03-26-2017, 09:52 PM   #712
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valve covers showed up. i need more space for the new rockers, and spring oilers to keep the springs happy on the street since the cam is pretty big on lift. these are beautiful.





driver's side header is all tacked up now too.



the headers turned out great in my opinion, and visually very similar side to side



plug access is excellent as well. will get final welding taken care of soon as the front plate has to go to the engine builder and i need to finish up what i'm doing with it first, lol.

i'll have more to share soon i hope. another side job is here so that's taking priority right now.
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Looks great Matt
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been a little while since my last update. been doing some side stuff to help cover the cost of this years operation, lol! anyway, i did realize that the input shaft support i was going to use with the original type input shaft speed sensor for the logger just isn't going to work. between the stack height and the fact that the sensor just won't go in the hole of the bell once installed in the input support i figured i'd explore more options. good thing i did. gforce offers an optical type speed sensor that uses the teeth on the input drive gear as the reluctor wheel. it was justa matter of taking the trans back up to gforce and having them drill, mill, and thread for the sensor.



bubba at g-force getting down to business.



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and sensor all installed and trans back together



I also borrowed a tig welder and am going to try my hand at welding these headers myself. it's been 13 years since i had a TIG torch in my hand, and that was only in a classroom setting. The good news is, i can weld these pieces of scrap together without blowing them apart and it looks like the seams will definitely seal! However, the welds are fairly ugly and i'm going to practice a good bit more before trying to do the headers themselves.



pistons arrived at the builder. Wiseco knocked these out of the park (yeah i know that's a JE box, but wiseco was who was commissioned to build the pistons)



once the headers are fully welded and the exhaust is built, the front motor plate will go to the builder for accessory placement, and i will start more on the bay itself to get it ready. got a few show car type things i want to do in the engine bay, lol. mainly just cleaning everything up, do some welding on the strut towers to clean and strengthen them, and generally get it ready for a repaint. (engine bay only).

here's to forward motion!
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A lil' squeeze for the 6 liter.
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Old 04-18-2017, 07:50 PM   #716
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Give that combustion chamber a good ol' bear hug...
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Old 05-01-2017, 07:27 AM   #717
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So a few things happened this week. I've been busy with sidework and honey-do, but the a couple parts trickled in

Sportsman Racepak showed up! If anyone is looking for a good guy to deal with, give Don O'Neal a shout on one of these. he's been very helpful/knowledgeable in this part. I'll ONLY be monitoring engine rpm, driveshaft rpm, and input shaft rpm for now for tuning the clutch. i'll add a dash and other sensors later when the money relaxes some.



also picked up some coils from Daytona Sensors! i'm really pumped about these. I was beginning to worry about the stock coils in the RPM range we're looking at so this should help with that.



the fuel system also needs a slight revamp since the engine will need more volume anyway, but then the fact we're going to e85 and will require that much more i figured it would be a good idea to put a real pump on it. 440 gph? that should do it Patrick at Pro Systems recommended his pump for this project so we got that too.



Lastly for the week, the car was dropped off at JSC Carbon and Racing Fabrication for some secret squirrel stuff (which i will reveal when i pick the car up ). this is the first time in 10 years i've left the car somewhere for work to be done. definitely a little separation anxiety going on! lol!



hoping to sit down and weld the headers up while the car is out, as well as get some more knocked out on these 2 cars i have here for side work.
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Got me all worked up and excited for some **** that isn't even mine. Lol
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Zane, ummmm, hey buddy

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Got me all worked up and excited for some **** that isn't even mine. Lol

it's the butterfly effect.


you got zane posting about getting worked up and excited which is getting me worked up and excited
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