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  • gconnsr
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    Looks very clean from underneath, I like it.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Spoiler is supported by the frame... I also put window glue in place to keep the warp and vibration transmission to a minimum

    measuring done, time to make the tank support

    keep in mind I was about 150 lbs light for where I'm racing.... I'll probably gain 30 or 40 lbs in this... all on the correct end


    framework installed

    not in love with the straps, however, I plan on supporting the defuser off them - so function trumps form

    up the tank goes

    very close - I wanted to make it solid but I wouldn't be able to get the fuel pump out if I did

    last test fit, next up with the fill neck, lines attached, electrical attached and rubber protection on the metal bands

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Deaf Bob View Post

    Spider webs look cool.
    But the old fart in me likes more meat on the centers.. Maybe because of what I seen stock rims do? But then aluminum rims banned in derby anyway.
    Just seems more “breakable” to me..
    Hard cornering might snap the “web”?
    I like the design but I just bought that same design for Britney Spears... and all racing wheels, especially the respected brands, look the same. Also, that was more a stream of consciousness statement, not trying to convince anyone of anything...

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post

    lol, right.

    most aftermarket wheels look the same now - all some form of spider web...some of reasons for using these: they're different without being odd; supply chain issues have delivery dates in June (or later); I trust GM's engineering - there are some awesome manufacturers but there are also some which are not; and the wheels are from the same year as all the rest of the suspension (2010)...

    the 'spider' I'm talking about is some form of this - most wheels look like some version of this... not bad looking but all the same.
    Spider webs look cool.
    But the old fart in me likes more meat on the centers.. Maybe because of what I seen stock rims do? But then aluminum rims banned in derby anyway.
    Just seems more “breakable” to me..
    Hard cornering might snap the “web”?

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Loren View Post

    See pages one through one-hundred-and-eighty-four for more info... Agreed about the wheels. Why risk (and pay for) aftermarket parts when Chevy has those, and it's not like anything else looks better.
    lol, right.

    most aftermarket wheels look the same now - all some form of spider web...some of reasons for using these: they're different without being odd; supply chain issues have delivery dates in June (or later); I trust GM's engineering - there are some awesome manufacturers but there are also some which are not; and the wheels are from the same year as all the rest of the suspension (2010)...

    the 'spider' I'm talking about is some form of this - most wheels look like some version of this... not bad looking but all the same.
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; March 20, 2022, 08:18 AM.

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  • Loren
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    Originally posted by gconnsr View Post
    The rims are sharp. I like the rear coilovers too. I just watched a video on how to convert and it doesn't look like a cheap endeavor. I'm guessing you noticed a major improvement in handling though.
    See pages one through one-hundred-and-eighty-four for more info... Agreed about the wheels. Why risk (and pay for) aftermarket parts when Chevy has those, and it's not like anything else looks better.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    fun fact about that car - when I sold it, the guy was going to drive it and flip it. 7 years later, he won't sell it....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by gconnsr View Post
    The rims are sharp. I like the rear coilovers too. I just watched a video on how to convert and it doesn't look like a cheap endeavor. I'm guessing you noticed a major improvement in handling though.
    this is several light years better then the bolt on stuff. I welded in a rear clip from a 2010 Camaro SS... This is PF2, PF1 had all the 'upgrades' - and it was a huge improvement over stock but this car would make the last one look like a stuck pig.

    PF1.

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    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; March 19, 2022, 11:13 PM.

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  • gconnsr
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    The rims are sharp. I like the rear coilovers too. I just watched a video on how to convert and it doesn't look like a cheap endeavor. I'm guessing you noticed a major improvement in handling though.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    a bit done tonight
    more fittings - most important is that stainless one

    the problem is I welded a pipe fitting for the return when I needed an AN one... oops... will use it as a vent

    and welded


    in other news, I'm a really bad influence.... the red Corvette owner has bbc plans

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    well, look what's back?

    dark bronze

    fuel cap too

    I like. a lot

    truly better then I expected.... I thought I went too dark

    with the wing in place

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by gconnsr View Post
    I don't know enough about your car to comment on the fuel system but I wouldn't want to rob myself of any power on the top. I'm thinking overkill is better than underkill.
    the resolution wasn't - I punted - Holley recommends - 6 for 650... that's at 42 psi, I could turn up the pressure - but that wasn't the biggest issue, supply chain issues was.

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  • gconnsr
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    I don't know enough about your car to comment on the fuel system but I wouldn't want to rob myself of any power on the top. I'm thinking overkill is better than underkill.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    choices.
    The A1000 pump is good for 1200 hp and has -12 lines in and out. The Holley system right now has - 6 lines and makes 500 wheel hp
    I've been going back and forth about upgrading lines. I have most of what I need to upgrade to -10 supply and -8 return.
    But
    at this point I'm already pushing noise limits and 700 hp is at 7000 rpm. As it is now, it's got a physical cap on noise - set the rev limiter to 5500 and life is fine.
    But yeah.

    my only real concern if I leave it all -6 is it puts a lot of stress on the pump but with that said, I can turn the pressure up to 75 psi if I really want more power... after all volume is a function of pressure

    got more done tonight, though.... think I'll stay with -6 for now.... but when I build more power, I'll update. At this moment, the car is fast enough for my skills.
    line test

    starting to lay out how the tank will be mounted

    I also need to put an offset in the fill tube to line up with the gas cap (3 7/8 offset)


    I also welded in the braces - brackets got a coat of paint so drying... bolts get here Friday

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  • fatguyzinc
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    the word is "bosozoku".....


    bosozoku cars - Bing images

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