Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Plastic Fantastic tew

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Deaf Bob
    replied
    15th?

    Leave a comment:


  • SuperBuickGuy
    replied
    another track day completed.... I had the Cadillac airborne.... so much fun (and yes, I knew I'd go airborne)... did a nice 100 mph 4 wheel drift... nothing to see here, moving along ;)

    in other news, painted the spoiler


    and installed the block


    Soooo, next Friday, I'm doing a Track Night in America at Portland International Raceway.... but
    forecast has snow in it. Granted, it's supposed to be 'just' rain by Friday (the weather witches are just guessing) - however, that's not better because rain cancels.... and honestly, that 2 1/2 mile track would be nothing but standing water and stained underpants if it was doing anything but mist.....

    I really want to do this track night for a couple reasons - 1) it's where I'm doing Optima this year - thus it's like a free practice, but then 2) noise. I want actual data on noise. I think I have it solved - but the 'if it's not' is I'm building new sidepipes with a far different design... and that will take a solid month to build... I plan on doing this next winter - it will have oval exhaust because Chad (old timers know this story).... but the benefit of new headers is I think these 4' primary pipes destroy power...
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; April 6, 2022, 10:01 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • SuperBuickGuy
    replied
    brake air intakes

    here they are.... not going to use them

    the issues are too wide and they aim down.... and take up a lot of room

    so just holes

    was planning on these at the wheels but they'll work quite well here

    some 3" tube to aim the flow at the rotors

    paint the blanking plate

    Leave a comment:


  • SuperBuickGuy
    replied
    and more fitting, but this time with a grinder

    it will be black when it's done - but I still have a bit more welding to do

    Leave a comment:


  • SuperBuickGuy
    replied
    blanking plate to direct air to the radiator

    metal

    installed-ish

    welding aluminum is so easy

    getting closer


    now to decide how much splitter... the blue lines are potential cut lines

    Leave a comment:


  • Captain
    replied
    We used to call when a car left the track And the way the Grass Flew, and the tire tracks
    left in it.......

    "And there He Goes ... He's Out Mowing the Infield !!"

    Leave a comment:


  • SuperBuickGuy
    replied
    Originally posted by 53 Studillac View Post
    Reminds me of a decal I saw once. Anything over 3" tall will be decapitated.
    I plan on sharpening the edge and using it for grass trimming during the summer....

    Leave a comment:


  • 53 Studillac
    replied
    Reminds me of a decal I saw once. Anything over 3" tall will be decapitated.

    Leave a comment:


  • SuperBuickGuy
    replied
    getting there

    then comes the make it stay

    Leave a comment:


  • silver_bullet
    replied
    Nice photobomb Luigi!

    Leave a comment:


  • SuperBuickGuy
    replied
    narrower

    reality is I didn't like the extensions - so I narrowed it

    welding mounting tabs

    there is a danger to being on the ground....

    not sure how much of this I'll use

    mostly held by tabs


    in other news, another BB for another C3

    and aluminum heads

    Leave a comment:


  • SuperBuickGuy
    replied
    onward
    time to start fitting

    easy so far

    now getting harder

    look at the top edges, as I start making the spoiler follow the side-to-side changes (it goes flat in front of the tire) that pulls the top in.... I also have to radii the part which follows the wheel opening. I suspect there will be more then on attempt at this.... and all of this to get hate from tracks because it has neither ABS no traction control... and as a bonus is not quiet....

    ah well, if it were easy....

    Leave a comment:


  • SuperBuickGuy
    replied
    tonight's fun, working with aluminum and plastic

    HDPE


    it is Plastic Fantastic, after all...

    Leave a comment:


  • Deaf Bob
    replied
    Originally posted by 53 Studillac View Post
    SBG! Life got busy and I stepped away from reading forums every day and before I knew it years had passed. I wasn't working on my projects either. Found love, got married etc. Just busy on other stuff. Bought a ZR1 to fill the void. Finally got my priorities straight and back on the Studillac again. I had a couple idle hotel days and decided to see how your car was going. It took all of those 2 days to read the thread! And WOW, you have done a great job on the Corvette! The car is awesome and better than I ever imagined it would become. And continually getting better. Anyway, I'm watching again and hope I can stay in the groove. Thanks for the new inspiration.

    Dwayne
    One of the major cars that got me to stay on this site! Good to hear you are back on it!
    Always wondered what happened to you!
    Don’t be a stranger!

    Leave a comment:


  • SuperBuickGuy
    replied
    time for some CAD work

    half and half?

    there are times when I want to troll... this picture is for those trolls

    and more of the left

    on the other hand

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X