Painted and suspension on

8 January 2010

The car painted and the Mazdaspeed IT2 suspension kit is on the car. It took a while to press in all the new bushings, but I’m hoping the payoff is a very stiff car.. (it was). The rotisserie was awesome for this as well.

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#27 door bars in

8 January 2010

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The door bars are in and all I have left is to tie them together and gusset everything in sight. I’d guess we added about 150 lbs in roll cage tubing during the build as the car has now become slightly top heavy in the rotissiere

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#27 cage in

8 January 2010

The Next #27 Cage in
Most of the cage has gone in. All That’s missing is the NASCAR style door bars and the gusseting. I mentioned last update that the rotisserie makes seam welding easier, It makes roll cage welding amazingly easy. When you need to do the bottom of a tube, you roll the car over and stand inside. Beats lying upside down with molten metal dripping on you.

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#27 out of the tank

6 January 2010

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Here you can see the top and bottom after the alkaline stripping process. You can also see the three days I put into seam welding the chassis

 

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Here’s the car when I bought it over five years ago.  Not exactly what I would term Pristine.  You can see it had an engine fire and then was left to rust for a period.  Yes, it was a four bolt GX model.

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New Site

3 January 2010

Welcome to the new site.  Here’s some stuff from the Indy:

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The car is just heading into the rear section of the track if you look closely you can see the bent up left rear from the qualifying collision. I jacked the boost to 14lbs (about 400 rear wheel horsepower) and ran the new Yokohama slicks on ultralight Enkei RPF1 rims. The car was exceptionally fast, in fact too fast for the brakes. During qualifying a brake duct bent up, causing the 550 degree Willwood brake fluid to boil. The brakes completely failed and I pitched the car sideways through a corner, hitting another car.

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