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Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/17/21 2:24 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

That looks more like a prison or mental institution than a school. 

How many turns is the steering lock-to-lock?

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
9/17/21 2:46 p.m.

Those are license plate bolts! 

APEowner
APEowner GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/17/21 2:50 p.m.

That seems like an ideal car for winning at chaos.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/17/21 4:01 p.m.

In reply to Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) :

It's two and a half turns but I think that might be tire limited right now. 

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/17/21 7:22 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

That's not as bad as I expected. 

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
9/17/21 7:47 p.m.
Stampie said:

Not stretched as bad as I thought. 

That should lower the car some.

Lowering the car: good. 
 

Shorter gearing for autocross and drag runs: even better. 
 

I can't wait! 
 

BTW, rotors and performance pads are ordered. 

11GTCS
11GTCS Dork
9/17/21 8:26 p.m.

In reply to Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) :

Add masking tape and black spray paint to yer list.    Zebra Butt Racing better go full Daktari on that.   Also, please leave the schnorkel as is! laugh

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
9/17/21 10:30 p.m.
11GTCS said:

In reply to Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) :

Add masking tape and black spray paint to yer list.    Zebra Butt Racing better go full Daktari on that.   Also, please leave the schnorkel as is! laugh

I'm not sure how far our team leader is planning to take the lightening of the car. All I'm saying is that to keep the snorkel, you have to keep the A pillar. 

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/18/21 4:32 p.m.

In reply to Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) :

Weight loss has begun. 

This is Lil Stampie complaining he couldn't get a wrench on a nut.  It was pretty easy for an old man to do. 

Driver's seat out.

Passenger seat out.

Rear seat bottom out.

Then we discovered that we need like a T50 to remove the rear seat back. So we test fit the performance driving seat.

And our recoup for today was $1.16.

 

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/19/21 5:14 p.m.

Turns out we needed a T45 to remove the rear seat. 

Looky here. What's this?

Could it be the build sheet?  This car just went up in value cause only the rare expensive cars come with build sheets.

Then we figured out that the seat needs one 2x4 in front and three 2x4s in the rear to get the right height. 

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/24/21 9:28 a.m.

Titled and tagged.

Also picked up some angle iron to mount the seat.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/24/21 10:25 a.m.

Floating Doc procured brake parts. That's right extreme carbon fiber pads. 

iansane
iansane HalfDork
9/24/21 10:28 a.m.

For some reason I always thought those GM seatbelt bolts were t47.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
9/24/21 10:36 a.m.

Where'd you find cheap steel? Link?

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/24/21 12:47 p.m.

In reply to iansane :

Could have been and the T45 fit just enough.

 

In reply to Tom Suddard :

Alro metal in their remnants section.  Price is 20% higher than preCovid.  https://www.alro.com/

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/24/21 2:16 p.m.

I was gonna say that looks like an Alro receipt. Was $0.99/lb for usable drops last time I was there.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/24/21 2:17 p.m.
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to Stampie :

That looks more like a prison or mental institution than a school. 

the differences are subtle

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/24/21 3:07 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :


 

How'd you manage to get the horsepower on your tag?

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
9/24/21 3:14 p.m.
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to Stampie :


 

How'd you manage to get the horsepower on your tag?

Three?  Oh, wait!

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/24/21 3:27 p.m.

In reply to Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) :

That's the added shot of nitrous.  So yeah doubling the factory hp.  I was sober when I text Tom also.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/2/21 11:21 a.m.

Guess we need to get some stuff done. Let's mount the seat!

We have a new to us tool. The two previous owners couldn't find a chuck key that would work. We got it free plus the metric chuck key off Amazon. Still rednecking it.

Front and back rails installed.

We're going to call this the honorary Sleepyhead speed hole. 

Seat rails installed.

Mocked in place just waiting to weld after a good Mexican lunch. 

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/2/21 1:35 p.m.

While Lil Stampie books the seat back in I'll share pictures. 

Lil Stampie wanted to weld so. Tacking the front. 

And then tacking the back. 

And pull the seat so he can weld it up.  That's not good. 

And the front lasted about 20 seconds longer. 

Ok let's try that again. 

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
10/2/21 3:02 p.m.

so... with the following caveats upfront:

1) I appreciate your continued dedication to weight reduction.

1b)  I 100% in agreement with your lunch choice, even if my exprience is it tends to negate any benefits found in item "1)"

2) I realize how much trouble I get in, and I get you in, when I "ponder thoughts with my keyboard open".

wouldn't a death wheel, and a notch made in that rail, give you more surface area to run a bead on?

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/2/21 3:33 p.m.

In reply to sleepyhead the buffalo :

Yes but we wouldn't get the height we want. We have plans. 

We put it all back in and I tacked the rails together. Which the back promptly failed.   Of course that didn't happen because Lil Stampie wasn't smart enough to take pictures. 

He laid a bead all around the front then we bolted it into the car without the seat to tack the rear. With more room that worked. 

Here's some of his beads. 

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
10/2/21 3:44 p.m.

alright, that makes more sense/strength then what I was assuming before

carry on / good luck

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