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Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/2/21 3:55 p.m.

And the special tower of power. At this point we ran out of wire so off to Home Depot.

 

Lil_Stampie
Lil_Stampie New Reader
10/2/21 5:49 p.m.

i did get one decent bead

i was doing really well until the breaker switched.

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/2/21 5:51 p.m.

In reply to Lil_Stampie :

You're a better welder than I am!

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/2/21 6:28 p.m.

All welded up. 

Mounted to the seat.

Bolted into the car.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that out of the eight mounting holes, seat and car, only one had to be drilled out one size over for wiggle room. 

And that is how we take all day to mount a seat. 

 

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/3/21 9:15 p.m.

Got some front wheel practice today. It went well.


 

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/4/21 6:18 a.m.

In reply to Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) :

Shhh ... don't tell everyone that we have a ringer.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/7/21 6:03 p.m.

We spent the evenings this week putting together some stands. Hopefully we'll have it up in the air tomorrow. 

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/8/21 7:20 a.m.

Yeah that'll work.

Edit. Ok maybe not. Tire is on the wrong side. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
10/8/21 7:59 a.m.

Wow. The snorkel/race tire combo is really something.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/8/21 8:19 a.m.

Finished. It took a little creative lowering on the last tire. Redneck stuff I wouldn't have done if anyone was watching.

 

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/8/21 8:21 a.m.

In reply to Tom Suddard :

Don't get too used to the snorkel. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
10/8/21 8:49 a.m.

If I'd known you were going to turn this into a championship race car, I might have used something more precise than a plasma cutter to drill that snorkel hole in the fender. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
10/8/21 8:51 a.m.

Oh, and bonus points for keeping the Birds Aren't Real sticker. 

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
10/8/21 8:57 a.m.

I'm getting some serious "low rider" vibes from that one angle

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/8/21 9:51 a.m.
Tom Suddard said:

Oh, and bonus points for keeping the Birds Aren't Real sticker. 

To sum it up, they were tripping balls.

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/8/21 10:18 a.m.

I love this thing!

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/8/21 11:09 a.m.

In reply to Stampie :

That gives me an idea: backwards autocross class!

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
10/8/21 1:28 p.m.

I just read the birds aren't real link.

Wow. Just wow.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
10/8/21 1:34 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

Sometimes the only way to beat crazy is with waaaaay crazier crazy. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
10/8/21 2:03 p.m.

In reply to Tom Suddard :

Agreed! (You know i work in the mental health field, right?)

And because im a firm believer in "if you can't beat them, join them!" I ordered a sticker pack. Tine to tattoo the track car with a bit more crazy!

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
10/8/21 2:08 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

Hah, nice! 

Once you have those stickers, you have an instant defense when you get trapped in conversation by a tin foil hat person. As soon as somebody starts telling me their whacky conspiracy theory, I like to launch full-tilt into an honest explanation/defense of and invitation to the Birds Aren't Real conspiracy. 

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) Dork
10/8/21 4:29 p.m.

It is amazing how much money the government is spending to discredit the "Bird Truthers". 

It really makes you wonder. 

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/8/21 7:08 p.m.

In reply to Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) :

Have you ever wondered why birds fly into glass windows?

 

 

They're attempting to spy on us, that's why. 

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/9/21 9:30 a.m.

Got up this morning with the plan to lower the front end. Should be easy enough.  First I measured the top of the rim to the fender lip. 9.75 inches. Next I located the torsen key bolt, determined that it was 18mmish and went to loosen it. WTF it's tight. Damn POs and their impacts. Sure it's easy to do when you have a rack and plenty of room under the car but not so easy on a dirt driveway. Broke out the breaker bar cause there's no way I can fit my impact under there. Got it loose. Used my SC education to count 11 turns out (yes I had to use my toe) on each side. Took it for a spin around the block and measured at 6.75 inches fender to rim. Nice easy 3 inch drop. 

During my drive around the block I kept hearing water sloshing around. Seemed to be coming from the passenger door. Sure enough a slam of that door confirmed it. Broke out the drill and there you go. 

 

11GTCS
11GTCS Dork
10/9/21 9:36 a.m.

In reply to Stampie :

Speed holes for the win!

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