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  • Captain
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    Question Answered........
    And "Legal" used by a Lawyer.....LOL
    Last edited by Captain; November 10, 2021, 09:02 PM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Captain View Post
    Just asking, and not in possession of a Optima Racing Rule Book, are non OEM, modified tanks to be a certified Fuel Cell?
    Not trying to be a Jerk, just thinking of saving you a "Oh, KaShitskies Moment"
    as I have made many of these brain storming mistakes myself !!
    Just as legal as the non-certified tank that is there now.

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  • Captain
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    Just asking, and not in possession of a Optima Racing Rule Book, are non OEM, modified tanks to be a certified Fuel Cell?
    Not trying to be a Jerk, just thinking of saving you a "Oh, KaShitskies Moment"
    as I have made many of these brain storming mistakes myself !!

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    cross members in place...

    time to build a bigger tank....

    side view

    finding center of the gas filler


    I'm building a 16 ga stainless steel tank.... should be about 27 fill gallons (about 28.5 gallons total capacity). Why now? simple, my dad has roll dies at his shop in Oregon - and I'm going there for Thanksgiving - then spend 10 minutes bending it up...

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    welll... I'm back. SEMA was an absolute blast, however I did come back with a cold so not all is great on the home front.... ah well.

    In news that relates to this. Talked to OUSCA (Optima challenge) about schedule - and there isn't a schedule yet. I got a feeling that there may not be a west-coast version. That would suck - ah well, the Wilwood Corvette Challenge is game as is the Silver State Challenge. I drove the route from Ely - I could see doing that.
    I also.... this is my OPINION and in no way judging - the current crop of Optima cars aren't street cars anymore, and building a race car doesn't interest me. Sure, I'll make it faster but it's not what I am interested in building.
    Anyway, where I left off
    Talked to American Powertrain (who sold me the shifter). They'll send me the right offset after I call them on Monday (love SEMA - had a great talk with FiTech (I still don't think it was their fault - except they didn't call back - we talked, we're good), American Powertrain, Aldan American, and all sorts of other suppliers.
    time to put the brace back in place

    fits

    paint is drying

    Oh look, and not even a little stock C3 suspension.

    and I'm thinking about doing a PF3.... ZL1 rear, C7 front, 632 motor.... though this time, I'd have Art Morrison just bend me some new rails based off the dimensions of what I've built now
    Next is a new fuel tank similar to what I built for PF1.... need more capacity, might also change out the lifters to get my idle oil pressure back.... next up is aero with a belly pan and 'stupid' wings.
    When I went to SEMA in 2018, I was glad my car wasn't there. This year, mine would have fit right in - takes twice as long to build but it's 4x a better build.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    apparently "shorten" means "put in a new tube".... I'm not upset about it because I could make it work.... but goodness, why?

    I'll have to make tabs to weld the rear crossmember back in but I think I'll finally get to the cross bracing I intended before, so it will be like this until after SEMA

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by silver_bullet View Post
    3/4 offset? or 3cm offset?
    maybe the engineer forgot to change for "dimension told wife" to "actual dimension?"

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  • Captain
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    Must have been ON SALE
    Super Discount
    Its 3/4's OFF.....!!

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  • silver_bullet
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    3/4 offset? or 3cm offset?
    Last edited by silver_bullet; October 28, 2021, 06:06 AM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Just one day late, but it's here

    I need to check American Power train's tape measure... that isn't a 3" offset...

    I'm not against it coming up from the center, but it is a bit annoying

    seems my shifter isn't going to work either... maybe if I put a skull on it?


    driveshaft tomorrow.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    would you just look at that

    winking...

    not winking

    things get a bit crowded when I need to use the lift for the daily

    wiring the speedo

    imagine taking the interior apart to pull the old 3 wire cable out and putting in the 2 wire..


    and lastly, I'll try to save the fenders by cranking up the coils

    Not a lot happening because I'm waiting for key parts
    so... driveshaft and shifter should be here Thursday... hoping to get it in before I leave on Sunday.... we will see. I could move it if the driveshaft arrives...

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    time to finish up the cross member

    make the e-brake work

    weld some braces too

    then paint

    and done

    then little stuff like - will an 18" wheel fit on the back - yes

    and rubbing issue.... such a temptation to just grind that 1/4" off


    then fix the clutch linkage

    the car was a 4 speed car and those rods were likely there since new.... the pivot was half worn through - so it was time to make it a bit better

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    cross member time

    need to finish welding, put the e-brake cable pulley in place then paint it.... but doneish
    Cool! Serviceability is always a good thing!

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    cross member time

    now 4

    and weld

    and cross member

    need to finish welding, put the e-brake cable pulley in place then paint it.... but doneish

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by 65RHDEER View Post
    "How much trimming?" Not much at all
    nothing to see here, just move along

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