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Offline BigMike

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« Reply #105 on: September 22, 2010, 09:49:43 PM »
I went up to Bills today and had a great time :) Thanks for the Mountain Dew and the Pizza Bill!! :D

Here is what the Team Car looks like:





The double-hood is SUPER HEAVY. It will be interesting to see how much weight will be removed from it.



Wide open engine bay



Removed headlight detail:







Interior shot:



SWEET brake light. Can you guess what it is from?





And here is Bill's foam work to the white donor car





It looks AWESOME! When he was talking to me about this I had no clue it would turn out this nice. And this is just him messing around with the donor car! And he is right regarding it's strength, check this out:



He actually stood right on the middle of it with 1 shoe and bounced a bit and it was barely moving. It is super light and does a great job for sure. I think I will do this to my car once I duct air through my hood

Bill also is playing around with improving the aerodynamics by filling in areas that have become void from removing parts, such as:



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« Reply #106 on: September 22, 2010, 09:53:05 PM »
And here is our SUPER RACE ENGINE being extracted from the donor car *finally*!



The Two Stooges



I'll tell ya what.... Having that rear engine firewall removed is AMAZING when it comes to working on the car. Actually, we are removing the drive axles right now, from the top! This would normally require crawling under the car but not anymore. Nearly everything is exposed and it's so easy to perform repairs now. This is a HUGE benefit if we experience trouble during the race.








Bill cut his finger pretty good and was dripping a lot of blood around the engine bay. So now he has spent sweat AND blood :D
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« Reply #107 on: September 22, 2010, 11:38:30 PM »

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« Reply #108 on: September 23, 2010, 12:12:19 AM »
The driving position is perfect!
Best position to take a dump from!! :D


Also, I forgot to mention that Bill moved the Spoiler back 1 bolt hole on the trunk deck lid :)
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« Reply #109 on: September 23, 2010, 08:36:46 AM »

Still not sure if we are going to use the rear spoiler or toilet seats. But I know the easiest way to do the mod now.
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« Reply #110 on: September 29, 2010, 11:19:01 AM »
You didn't believe me, but here's proof! It wasn't a dirt sculpture after all! A real engine was just hiding in there!
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« Reply #111 on: September 29, 2010, 11:31:19 AM »
HOLY TESTICLE TUESDAY!
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« Reply #112 on: September 29, 2010, 05:54:06 PM »
Out working on the interior crossbar. Stopped to look at the engine and trans. I have a sneaking suspicion the this trans had a leak at one time. Yep! That's JB Weld! Hmmmm, keep it or replace it for safety sake? Chipped a little off in the second pic to be sure. Yep! That's JB Weld!
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« Reply #113 on: September 29, 2010, 06:38:21 PM »
Cockpit crossbar; got rid of the crusty rusty piece and replaced it with this black one. Too bad I ran out of paint. I would have liked to blacken the rest of these pieces. The steering column, throttle, brake, and clutch brackets are next. Maybe a flat black on the red frunkwall, after I grind off some of those pieces we aren't going to use. Like the cars mascot? The little rubber plucked chicken in the foreground.
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« Reply #114 on: September 30, 2010, 06:48:17 AM »
This is what I think of that repair




At least it fits our theme!

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« Reply #115 on: September 30, 2010, 07:30:15 AM »
This is as cheezy as a 70's porn flick! Wing on the front of the car? Lambodeucergini! Might be a good idea with a differernt wing, but I had just put the wing on the car to move it and voila, stupid idea! Probably the biggest advantage to something like this would be the low pressure zone it would create above the radiator exhaust vent I plan to cut in the frunk hood.
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« Reply #116 on: September 30, 2010, 10:16:04 AM »
Creates down force for the front

I am worried about the front end becoming too light. We could put 100 pounds of sand in the front trunk maybe.... It is seriously a night-and-day difference when I empty out my front trunk. I carry about 60 lbs up there all the time because it rides and corners way better. If we've got like a 60/40 weight distr, then the Deuce Coupe is gonna be pushing skid marks all around the track :D
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« Reply #117 on: September 30, 2010, 11:02:10 AM »
We'll get the thing built, and then we'll see where we stand on that. If we have to add ballast then we can place it where it would be most affective. As low as possible, and not ahead of the front axle centerline. Maybe a little to the right of center to offset the driver weight? Oh so many ways to play with a car! As far as balance goes, what IS the F/R balance of the AW11?
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« Reply #118 on: September 30, 2010, 11:10:44 AM »
I think for an NA it's 56/44 or so.

I bet that wing doesn't create much downforce at all - if it does, it probably creates just as much drag.  I believe I read somewhere that its primary function on the back of the MK1 was to reduce drag because of the negative pressure area behind the rear window.

At the speeds we would be doing for a LeMons race, front downforce won't really be an issue.  Rear downforce would actually be more helpful to balance the car at higher speed while allowing for a looser suspension setup to be run for low speed turns.  When I ran my 87SC at Buttonwillow it was a bit scary around Riverside corner, doing about 100mph.  You do not want to get loose there!

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« Reply #119 on: September 30, 2010, 11:29:54 AM »
Just being silly with carparts Bryan. Most of the concern for this car is in the weight anyway. Infineon has 2 turns I would be concerned with. The first is the right hander at the top of the hill after the start, 3 or 5 I'm not sure. And the long winded left hander in the middle of the track. The rest of the turns aren't much different than driving up to my house.
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