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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    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

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    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....

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

    HDPE


    it is Plastic Fantastic, after all...

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  • Deaf Bob
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    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!

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    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

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    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
    Missed you buddy congratulations on the nuptials - as I mentioned on your thread, the kid whose 57 Ford was in my shop bought a 59 Hawk.... it's black, red interior... neat, neat car. Helped him get it home.... that makes 3 people in my world who have Hawks. Anthony, you, and Les Leggott (high school mate of my dad's)
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; March 27, 2022, 08:38 PM.

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  • 53 Studillac
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    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

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  • DirtyWhiteBoy
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    Sounds good! It's nice to see it outside

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by cstmwgn View Post
    Sounds good - does it stay reasonably quiet at higher RPM?
    Is it going to be quiet enough to meet the sound restrictions?
    ~ish

    I'm at 107, they'd like 103 but the line is 105. With that said, I know where the measuring point is - in fact, PIR is really clear about it - and I should be fine. Worse case I put the limiter at 4800 for the track sessions. That said, I shouldn't need to. The key phrase below - keep in mind that I'll be in a group of cars and honestly, the new Mustangs are louder...

    and here's the rule
    Portland International Raceway offers residents and people from throughout the region a place to play — with cars, motorcycles, bicycles and so much more — a compact 300-acre park setting filled with wetlands and wildlife.


    and the key phrase

    HOW PIR MONITORS SOUND LEVELS:

    PIR operates a fixed microphone, 50 feet from the track, just past the bleacher on the front straight. This spot was chosen by an independent noise consultant to best capture highest sound levels from the various kinds of events held at PIR.

    The microphone is attached to a digital sound meter. The data is recorded 24/7 as is audio recordings over the set limit. All the noise files are held, and given to the City's Noise Control Officer on request.

    In addition to the fixed monitor, user groups are required to have a person in charge of events to monitor sound levels and remove vehicles from the track that exceed the limit (NOTE: that for all motorsports events, the top limit used is 103 dBA, rather than the City Code 105 dBA as it has been found to be closer to the ratio of 65 in the neighborhood). Typically, a vehicle that exceeds the limit is black flagged (taken off the track) and given one chance to make modifications or repairs to be below the limit. A second violation will mean a car will be removed from the competition or event for the rest of the day. On a following day, the vehicle in violation must re-tech, show what was done to remedy the violation, pass tech, and be re-checked on course via the sound monitor. If the vehicle fails again, it is disqualified from the entire event.

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  • cstmwgn
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    Sounds good - does it stay reasonably quiet at higher RPM?
    Is it going to be quiet enough to meet the sound restrictions?

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    what it sounds like now

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    time to weigh

    oh and I'm done with this argument.... the weight of a BBC powered C3 Corvette... 7 gallons of fuel in the tank

    which does create a problem since 3200 is the minimum weight.... Optima weighs after the track sessions - the problem is 20 gallons is 120 lbs. - and without the driver (darn, my non-fitness program would finally pay off).... 30 minute on a track at high speed will burn more then 3 gallons..so I will be adding weight
    so with that bad news, I figured I'd fix my window alignment

    is 'fixed' the window won't go up again with the switch? oh good lord.

    but it seems fixed as far as sealing - however, I'll be verifying this before I put the door panel back on
    that's enough for tonight

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    it runs again...

    interior is back in it

    next up? front stuff

    looks all buff in the back.... but more to do...thankfully, this isn't a take the car mostly apart deal

    also need to program and do weighing

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    a little further
    wheels with tires on them

    cut down the fill neck so I can use a flexible rubber hose for the offset

    padding/rubber top and bottom

    getting close... waiting on a fitting and the fill hose

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I think it's even odds whether or not I'll be driving Britney on my track day - April 6... I 'should' have all the parts I need on Thursday.... but should is not 'have'....

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