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Go_Gators
Go_Gators Reader
1/9/18 4:05 p.m.

the last pics of LS1-KART with skinny tires. ever. 

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
1/9/18 4:48 p.m.

So how well has the microbubble stuff worked?

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
1/9/18 5:37 p.m.

You need to road trip it to Tampa for a photo op with Leroy the Savage!

Agent98
Agent98 Reader
1/9/18 6:51 p.m.

Hey Gator

 

I hope you are very proud of that thing, really looks sharp. Question (for the whole group following as well) -how much tire in a light car is "too much" before extra weight and inertia start working against you? Compared to just getting Nitto 555's or stickier tires all the way around. This is now a pretty light car. 

 

 I would love to see 1/4 mile times and lap times someday

Go_Gators
Go_Gators Reader
1/10/18 6:47 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13 :

i still havent driven it enough to build up temps. i plan to put miles on it this weekend. though its cool out, the only discernable change i hope to notice is that the trans + exhaust tunnel used to get warm to the touch uncoated. so when i get it up to temp i should hopefully feel a bit of difference.

Go_Gators
Go_Gators Reader
1/10/18 6:48 a.m.

In reply to Javelin :

IDK... diverging paths... i do have a photo op planned with a guy at work who has a MINT 98 torch red drop top corvette, exactly like this one rolled out of bowling green.

Go_Gators
Go_Gators Reader
1/10/18 6:52 a.m.

In reply to Agent98 :

thanks much, its been the funnest car project i have tackled for sure!

my primary use will be autox. i think its hard to have too much tire for autox. i weighed the repro wheels, they are ~23lbs. i am just going to run street tires this year. surely more is better in the rear, i may be losing a bit of advantage up front with such a large tire/wheel combo, time will tell!

i am pretty close to gainesville FL and i have run various other cars/trucks there before. at some point i will try to get a few passes in! 

Go_Gators
Go_Gators Reader
1/10/18 12:55 p.m.

Go_Gators
Go_Gators Reader
1/10/18 12:56 p.m.

OH YES!

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
1/10/18 12:59 p.m.

It looks ridiculous!  Can't wait to see it in person.  I may be going to cars and coffee this weekend, what time you heading up there?

Go_Gators
Go_Gators Reader
1/10/18 1:12 p.m.

In reply to pimpm3 :

not sure when yet.. probably somewhat early, if the weather holds i am sure turnout will be good. drop me a text. and yea, its pretty radical in person with all the meat!!

 

java230
java230 SuperDork
1/10/18 3:05 p.m.

That is amazing.

jmabarone
jmabarone New Reader
1/10/18 3:24 p.m.

So I sent this thread to my brother and dad.  Apparently, they have both seen this car (and the C3) and heard it run.  Pretty small world.  

Go_Gators
Go_Gators Reader
1/10/18 3:35 p.m.

In reply to jmabarone :

LOL. on the street?

 

Go_Gators
Go_Gators Reader
1/10/18 3:36 p.m.

first drive in rain; CHECK.

i thought i could make it to the gas station to refuel before the rain moved in. wrong. wasnt bad at all moving. however traffic lights were no fun. 

jmabarone
jmabarone New Reader
1/11/18 6:31 a.m.
Go_Gators said:

In reply to jmabarone :

LOL. on the street?

 

Negative.  I was told that my sister-in-law has a friend that is a neighbor of yours.  There was also something about you helping my dad and brother move some furniture.  

maschinenbau
maschinenbau Dork
1/11/18 7:22 a.m.

I like these older-gen wheels much better on this car. Or maybe I'm just biased by the THICC tires.

Go_Gators
Go_Gators Reader
1/11/18 7:43 a.m.

In reply to jmabarone :

wow, yea, i know who you are talking about. i dont remember your dad/brothers name but they bought my neighbors massively heavy TV cabinet/thing... SMALL WORLD! 

Go_Gators
Go_Gators Reader
1/11/18 7:45 a.m.

In reply to maschinenbau :

thanks! i like 5-spoke designs in general. the fact that C4 ZR1s are the only reasonably priced 17x11 have that look was just a nice coincidence! 

 

Mad_Ratel
Mad_Ratel Dork
1/11/18 9:20 a.m.

can we get that elevated shot like you did of the sknnies? I think that'll show the wides better.  

Go_Gators
Go_Gators Reader
1/11/18 9:44 a.m.

In reply to Mad_Ratel :

funny you mention that. i was going to get on the roof above my garage yesterday to take a top down pic (for the purpose of showing rubber proportion) when the rain event occurred... may get around to that today or tomorrow!

 

 

 

759NRNG
759NRNG Dork
1/11/18 12:02 p.m.

Well, this has been a truly amazing read/journey......soooo many bad ideas wink........execution and attention to detail are top notch.....cudos to TIG mastersan !!!! How much $$$$$ are you into this so far??? 

Go_Gators
Go_Gators Reader
1/11/18 1:35 p.m.

In reply to 759NRNG :

thanks! apologize for initiating some of those ideas! i need to take some close ups of the welds with paint on them -  so clean!

the short on the finances is ...

total spent: $12,742 

net made on part-out: $2,580

So, i am at $10,200 ready to race.

list (item then cost):

vehicle purchase, bid

4750

tax, copart fees

1010

spectre air filter

36

rebuilt title processing fee

40

SS stoptech brake lines

105

tax and title fee

489

license plate

341

windshield wipers

21

fuel filter

27

steering wheel adptr and Q/R

200

steering wheel

98

be cool radiator

220

battery box, battery q/d, exhaust flange/hanger, hose adapter, intake coupler

195

seats NGR FRP-310

400

slider

39

brackets

290

lug nuts

17

license plate light bracket

12

Gforce harnesses

286

hardware for exh, harnesses

20

tail lights, wiring

60

L-channel and hardware for ECUs

65

NAPA heater/coolent hoses

22

Metal supermarket

98

headlights-ebay

99

fuse block cable

9

fuse block insulators

12

side mirrors - ebay

38

tube and 20ga sheet

1218

FI o-rings

55

cage welding

300

tires

610

brakes/lowering kit

550

shims, lighting

110

M10 bolts/nuts for camber

16

paint

38

micro-balloons

18

qty4 Zr1 wheels

300

aluminum materials

440

tire mounting

98

 

Go_Gators
Go_Gators Reader
1/12/18 10:55 a.m.

as much i appreciate the purple anodized hard plastic steering wheel pimpm3 traded me for the AC compressor, this one looks and feels a bit better.... will keep the other for when the kart is in serious repair, nice to not have to clean your hands to move it....

759NRNG
759NRNG Dork
1/12/18 8:56 p.m.

I confess, I cannot  stop looking at this and think oh hell yeah!!!!..... 

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