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by DOTracer
Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: In the Shop
Topic: winter changes/upgrades
Replies: 415
Views: 52750

Re: winter changes/upgrades

One more small project to knock off the list. I built the brackets a week or so ago, just needed time and patience to mount them in the trailer. The inside walls are smooth with no screws, so finding at stud to securely mount the hinge bracket to was a challenge. http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...
by DOTracer
Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: General BS
Topic: Guess my timeslip
Replies: 10
Views: 2350

Re: Guess my timeslip

I forgot to mention that most of my racing will be 1/8 mile. When I will go 1/4 mile, I'll more than likely swap on a set of 295's to keep the finish line rpm in check.
by DOTracer
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: General BS
Topic: Guess my timeslip
Replies: 10
Views: 2350

Re: Guess my timeslip

Don't forget 1/8 mile time guesses as we'll be racing 1/8 mile too.
by DOTracer
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: General BS
Topic: Guess my timeslip
Replies: 10
Views: 2350

Guess my timeslip

Well, the Malibu rebuild is coming to an end and in the next couple weeks we should be looking to get out and test. Since there isn't a whole lot left to show in the rebuild thread, I thought it might be fun to play a guessing game. Let's see who can guess the time slip incremental times. Pre-rebuil...
by DOTracer
Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: In the Shop
Topic: winter changes/upgrades
Replies: 415
Views: 52750

Re: winter changes/upgrades

Real nice Todd - and the weight isn't too bad either. Why did you decide to use the spring style? I guess I'm a firm believer in spring loaded bars when using a radial/drag radial tire. My old S&W bars were spring loaded and I decided to keep it that way. Hopefully just temporary till I find the ch...
by DOTracer
Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: In the Shop
Topic: winter changes/upgrades
Replies: 415
Views: 52750

Re: winter changes/upgrades

Getting to the end of the small fabrication projects. Last week I was able to get the door hanger for the trailer built, just need to find time to install it on the trailer wall. This weekend I worked on the wheelie bar. This is something I've been wanting to try for a couple years now. We've built ...
by DOTracer
Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: In the Shop
Topic: winter changes/upgrades
Replies: 415
Views: 52750

Re: winter changes/upgrades

Were legal!

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Car certified no problem for 25.3 spec which makes the car legal to run as quick as 6.50 in the 1/4 mile at 3600 lbs.
by DOTracer
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: In the Shop
Topic: winter changes/upgrades
Replies: 415
Views: 52750

Re: winter changes/upgrades

Just a little clip my buddy Mike took on his phone Sunday. Don't need the video image, just the sound. This is what I need to keep me motivated to get the car done. :)

http://youtu.be/FIE3bEh3rlo
by DOTracer
Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: In the Shop
Topic: winter changes/upgrades
Replies: 415
Views: 52750

Re: winter changes/upgrades

Did one last final scale of the car Sunday before firing the engine. 2867 lbs w/driver. Only things missing from that weight would be carpet and the headliner. I think we'll be real close to 2900 lbs when it's all said and done. The weight bias is not what I would prefer, but given the fact that mos...
by DOTracer
Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: In the Shop
Topic: winter changes/upgrades
Replies: 415
Views: 52750

Re: winter changes/upgrades

Turned out to be a productive weekend. Got alot of little things done including firing the engine again and getting it outside in the sun. Looks fantastic in the direct sun, almost blinding depending on the angle. The photos don't show this too well. Next up is to send my belts back to Stroud to be ...
by DOTracer
Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: In the Shop
Topic: winter changes/upgrades
Replies: 415
Views: 52750

Re: winter changes/upgrades

I forgot to mention the trap speed in the 1/4 mile averaged 158 to 159.
by DOTracer
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: In the Shop
Topic: winter changes/upgrades
Replies: 415
Views: 52750

Re: winter changes/upgrades

OK, since the car is nearing completion, I thought it would be fun to play a guessing game. Lets have members post guesses on how much the car will pick up on the time slip. Original race weight was 3258 lbs w/driver. A typical run would be: 1.25 60' 3.51 330' 5.4x 660' 127-128 mph 7.09 1000' 8.510 ...
by DOTracer
Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: In the Shop
Topic: winter changes/upgrades
Replies: 415
Views: 52750

Re: winter changes/upgrades

Not a huge reduction, but certainly an improvement. Yeah that's kinda heavy for a hood, pin on would probably be what 20 lbs lighter or more? 275 lbs is a pretty large difference IMO. Tough to get weight out once your to a certain point. Would not go pin on, rather stay bolt on. This hood was custo...
by DOTracer
Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: In the Shop
Topic: winter changes/upgrades
Replies: 415
Views: 52750

Re: winter changes/upgrades

That's pretty light, what did it weigh before? 3258 lbs with me, also carrying 50 lbs of ballast. So 3208 for the car and driver, 3008 for the car alone. Kinda wish I had replaced this hood though, it's terribly heavy as it was a custom made piece by Glasstek. I'll weigh it on the digital scales Su...
by DOTracer
Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: In the Shop
Topic: winter changes/upgrades
Replies: 415
Views: 52750

Re: winter changes/upgrades

Car with driver, but lacking coolant, carpet & headliner weighs 2847. I'd say complete the car should be approx 2925.