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mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth MegaDork
11/23/17 7:01 a.m.

Is this going to be the kind of cage that gets a three year NHRA cert? Not that I'm sitting here looking at cage rules trying to figure out how fast you're aiming for or anything. laugh

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/23/17 8:04 a.m.

Day 37 - December 12, 2016

Welded in lower A pillar to box in. Added stiffeners. Removed trunk lid hinges, and rear deck/bulkhead (approx. 16 pounds). Sold rear to Jeff from Dillsburg for $30.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/23/17 8:06 a.m.
mazdeuce - Seth said:

Is this going to be the kind of cage that gets a three year NHRA cert? Not that I'm sitting here looking at cage rules trying to figure out how fast you're aiming for or anything. laugh

Yes. It will be legal to 8.50. smiley

Mr. Lee
Mr. Lee UberDork
11/23/17 8:47 a.m.

As usual. Impressive work guys! Looking forward to seeing it in person!

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/24/17 7:17 a.m.

Day 38 - December 15, 2016

Fabricated rear bulkhead panel. Messed up the first one. Removed lower part of inner structure panel between door and rear wheel tub. Seam welded the rear inner fenders.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/24/17 7:23 a.m.

Day 39 - December 17, 2016

Cut out original structure, and added in some lighter reinforcement around left rear windows. Takes another 13# - 6+oz out of the car. Welded in new rear bulkhead.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/25/17 7:17 a.m.

Day 40 - December 22, 2016

Gutted right C-pillar. Junked 320 pounds of scrap for $16. Welded both flanks of rear bulkhead.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/25/17 7:25 a.m.

Day 41 - December 23, 2016

Started welding holes shut in the dash.

 

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
11/25/17 5:05 p.m.

2 observations:

i’m glad i’m not the only one using outriggers for cages, the camaro guys thought i was dumb back in the day for not using the 4x6 plates with the cage kit to put it on sheetmetal

 

i really need dimple dies

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/26/17 6:48 a.m.

Day 42 - December 24, 2016

Continued welding dash.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/26/17 6:54 a.m.

Day 43 - December 27, 2016

Began mounting Big Block Chevy Engine.

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth MegaDork
11/26/17 7:32 a.m.

That's an awfully big chunk of metal. I know the spinny bit off to the side will offset that, but is there a reason to go with a big block over a small block or an LS? Looking at Drag Week classes, and the whole missing firewall thing, it looks like this would have to be in Ultimate Iron?

Coffee and reading this thread are a fantastic start to my day. laugh

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/26/17 8:52 a.m.

In reply to mazdeuce - Seth :

Glad you are enjoying it.

The car is being setup to accept just about any engine combo we could desire. As you will see soon, the transmission crossmember will be able to accept a 4l80e, powerglide, th350, th400, or what ever else. Call it our rolling engine dyno. It is being designed to accept whatever powerplant we desire at the time. Single turbo, nitrous twin turbo, supercharged, you name it. Don't be surprised if you see a turbocharged 6 cylinder in it at some point.

The car will not be coming to the challenge with a big block... this time.

To answer your question, you go with a big block when you want to make a LOT of power.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair UltimaDork
11/26/17 9:39 a.m.

Engine setback = good!

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
11/26/17 10:13 a.m.

I've owned cars with engines smaller than your turbo.

sleepyhead
sleepyhead HalfDork
11/26/17 10:49 a.m.
TheV8Kid said:

Day 43 - December 27, 2016

 

I was going to ask if you didn't have enough wood to mock up the other spinning trumpet... alas, you already answered that 

cool build approach, though... building a car that's capable of doing a bunch of different events/tests

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/27/17 5:10 a.m.

Day 44 - December 28, 2016

Left engine mount.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/27/17 5:24 a.m.

Day 45 - December 29, 2016

Tacked together right side header. Plans changed. We decided to go with two smaller turbos instead of one massive. These headers are being designed for NA, Nitrous, or twin turbo.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/27/17 5:28 a.m.

If you guys haven't figured it out yet, I've decided to show the detours. Hope you enjoy.

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
11/27/17 5:38 a.m.

In reply to TheV8Kid :

Very much so!

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth MegaDork
11/27/17 6:48 a.m.

What's the water pump on the front of that engine? 

And yes, love the detours. As much as I love the cars you build, the process is even better. 

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
11/27/17 7:03 a.m.

Moroso electric

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/27/17 8:59 a.m.
Patrick said:

Moroso electric

What he said.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/28/17 5:32 a.m.

Day 46 - December 30, 2016

Left tubes are tacked. Right tubes are fully welded.

maschinenbau
maschinenbau Dork
11/28/17 6:26 a.m.

Would love to see photos of how you weld the collectors...mine always look terrible when I'm done. 

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