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« Reply #345 on: August 06, 2016, 07:15:35 pm »

You're not burning out in the water box are you?? Looked like it
Just after it, but probably still too close.  There was water for a good 6 feet after the box.


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« Reply #346 on: August 08, 2016, 09:54:17 am »

So I was asked not to race again until I "finish my cage."  The tech guy at San Antonio Raceway told me IHRA doesn't allow use of a factory seat belt if you have a roll cage.  If you have a cage you must use a harness.  That is what he said the rule book dictates.

He did let me race at least, but told me not to come back until I have added a horizontal bar behind my seat to mount the harness shoulder strap to.  Either that or remove the cage, which I really don't want to do.

I checked what the 2016 rule book says about seat belts and don't see this rule.

Maybe what he is referring to is the belt being routed outside of cage.  It could be cut if the belt is pinned against, or rubs against something.

Anyhow, I've wanted to add the horizontal bar.  So I'll have to deal with that.  Going to try to find an experienced cage builder.  Probably won't get that done before the track day with friends on August 24th.

Oh and I think I figured out why my car wasn't running as well as it was the previous visit.  I washed it.  If I had left it dirty it probably would have run great.  Ha


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'66 F100 shortbed, 352ci, 3 on the tree - on hold
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« Reply #347 on: August 08, 2016, 05:24:49 pm »

First sentence. While it might not say it exactly, it implies it. It means that the two go together.

Whether or not you are fast enough to actually require a roll bar doesn't matter. If you have one, it must be correct and comply with the rules.
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« Reply #348 on: August 08, 2016, 08:21:18 pm »


i think it all comes down to how big a dick the tech inspectors want to be.

the first sentence also states all cars requiring a roll bar blah blah blah.  his car does not require a roll bar until he hits 11.50.

I'd send an email to the IHRA, explain the situation and see what they have to say.  If you plan on going faster, make it right.

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« Reply #349 on: August 11, 2016, 10:12:06 am »

Awesome video.  You seem to have a very good reaction time against the tree.

I LOVE in-car videos. 

Great job.

Get in that horizontal bar so you can return.  Their track, their rules usually.  Better to comply than fight.  I know this.

Good luck to you!

 
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« Reply #350 on: August 11, 2016, 12:10:52 pm »


i think it all comes down to how big a dick the tech inspectors want to be.

the first sentence also states all cars requiring a roll bar blah blah blah.  his car does not require a roll bar until he hits 11.50.

I'd send an email to the IHRA, explain the situation and see what they have to say.  If you plan on going faster, make it right.

best wishes, claude

He blamed the owner, whom I have met.  He's a new owner, a nice guy, and if not for him the track might not be open at all. 

I don't have a problem with this requirement and I've been planning to do it anyway.  I was just hoping to focus on going faster now and doing the harness later.

Awesome video.  You seem to have a very good reaction time against the tree.

I LOVE in-car videos. 

Great job.

Get in that horizontal bar so you can return.  Their track, their rules usually.  Better to comply than fight.  I know this.

Good luck to you!

 

Thanks Robert!  It was a lot of fun and a milestone for me.  The 12.68 on the other run was also a milestone, so it has been good lately.

Working on the tune a little now, but really need to get my wideband installed to proceed.  With improvements in the tune, a line lock, and 2 step, I think there are more milestones ahead.
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« Reply #351 on: August 12, 2016, 03:51:08 pm »

I have decided to remove the cage and take it somewhere to be welded.  By removing the cage I don't have to trust someone with my whole car, or hope they don't fuck up any interior pieces.

Removing the cage will also give me access to the OEM upper mounts so I can remove them.  Currently the cage is in the way.

Cage is 1.75" OD and best I can tell .125" thickness.  I cannot tell if the cage is mild steel or chromoly, but I am not sure if that matters.  I'll just make sure they TIG weld it.  

The cage is an AutoPower model and I'm 99% sure it is mild steel.  Chromoly would probably be 1 5/8" I think.




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'66 F100 shortbed, 352ci, 3 on the tree - on hold
'65 Coupe rolling chassis - on hold
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Hardened Push Rods - Trick Flow 6.2" .080 - $60
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« Reply #352 on: October 19, 2016, 10:38:40 am »

Got the e-water pump installed and wired up.  Car runs about 10* cooler now, and takes longer to warm up.  Haven't wired it to a switch yet.  For now it's running off the key.  The alternator seems to be keeping up well with the added demand.

With the engine off I can barely hear the pump, it is very quiet.

The bracket I modified for the PS pump worked out well.


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'66 F100 shortbed, 352ci, 3 on the tree - on hold
'65 Coupe rolling chassis - on hold
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Hardened Push Rods - Trick Flow 6.2" .080 - $60
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« Reply #353 on: October 19, 2016, 04:11:32 pm »

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« Reply #354 on: October 20, 2016, 11:13:39 am »

Looking good!.


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'66 F100 shortbed, 352ci, 3 on the tree - on hold
'65 Coupe rolling chassis - on hold
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« Reply #355 on: June 06, 2017, 10:49:14 am »

Decided to put the 3" h-pipe on temporary hold.  Will focus on what I need to get done so I can get back to the track.

Since my h-pipe was rusting through I am going to try out another 2.5" h-pipe.  This one has cats, but they're gutted.  It was free, so why not.

The previous owner clamped it together with the slip fit H all the way in, which made it narrower than my current H.

Here is the old vs "new."


The clamp dented the outer and inner pipe so it would not come apart.  I tried heating it up, but ended up cutting it.


I made some braces with boards and bailing wire to hold it in place, and welded the h.


Did a poor man's pressure test.




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'66 F100 shortbed, 352ci, 3 on the tree - on hold
'65 Coupe rolling chassis - on hold
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Hardened Push Rods - Trick Flow 6.2" .080 - $60
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« Reply #356 on: June 12, 2017, 09:03:28 pm »

Just noticed how giant the pics look when viewed on a computer.  Here are smaller pics.

I also cleaned it up, bolted it on, and drove the car for an hour and a half.  Happy to report that I didn't stink like exhaust afterwards.  The tailpipes are unequal length now by about an inch, but I'll fix that later when the 3" h pipe goes in.


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'66 F100 shortbed, 352ci, 3 on the tree - on hold
'65 Coupe rolling chassis - on hold
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Hardened Push Rods - Trick Flow 6.2" .080 - $60
Misc. Fox Body Interior Pieces
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« Reply #357 on: November 14, 2017, 12:55:28 am »

A new friend, fellow Mustang owner, and shop owner, Brian Fennell did a great job adding the horizontal bar (chromoly) to my roll bar.

I finally got it painted and I’m almost ready to put it back in.


While I have most of my interior out I decided to fix up the center console.

Hot glued the parking break boot thingy back on. 


Installed LMR’s ash try repair kit.  It was a PITA, but it works.  I found it easier to melt a hole using a heated nail rather than try to drill a hole.

Also opted to make my own screw rather than have the shiny silver screw eye sore.


And a nice bonus was removing the billet parking break cover and finding a perfectly good OEM brake handle underneath.


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'66 F100 shortbed, 352ci, 3 on the tree - on hold
'65 Coupe rolling chassis - on hold
Parts I'm selling: 
Hardened Push Rods - Trick Flow 6.2" .080 - $60
Misc. Fox Body Interior Pieces
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« Reply #358 on: November 16, 2017, 08:44:55 pm »

These RCI harnesses have a Velcro piece that holds the buckle closed.  

I got a pair of harnesses for free and one is missing that buckle hold down piece.  It was pretty simple to make one.


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'66 F100 shortbed, 352ci, 3 on the tree - on hold
'65 Coupe rolling chassis - on hold
Parts I'm selling: 
Hardened Push Rods - Trick Flow 6.2" .080 - $60
Misc. Fox Body Interior Pieces
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« Reply #359 on: November 26, 2017, 07:04:59 pm »

I wanted to put in some plates for reinforcement under the base of the roll bar.  My concern is, without reinforcement, it could punch through then floor pan in a rollover accident.

Eventually I want to weld everything in, so I used weld through primer.  I also shaped the plates to try and maximize contact.

I cleaned up some rust on the passenger side too. 



The roll bar was originally installed over the carpet.  It looks a little cleaner now under the carpet.

Also installed the arm reset delete and new shifter bezel.


Got the harnesses in.  Will have to wait on the crotch strap.  Not sure how I’ll mount that yet.


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I'm Rob.  Working on my '93 Reef Blue coupe.  Stock internal 302, 80 MAF, 75 TB, Victor 5.0, High Ports, 30# inj., B303, 1.6s, Tremec TKO 3550, Quicktime bell, Fidanza Al flywheel, stage 3 ceramic clutch, & 4.10s.  12.68 @ 111.69
'66 F100 shortbed, 352ci, 3 on the tree - on hold
'65 Coupe rolling chassis - on hold
Parts I'm selling: 
Hardened Push Rods - Trick Flow 6.2" .080 - $60
Misc. Fox Body Interior Pieces
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