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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Deaf Bob View Post

    Up in your area?
    Yes - at the Ridge Motorsports in Shelton.... it's a solid 2 hour drive away, wish it was at Pacific Raceway, but I haven't seen any Track Nights there this year.... they also have a buffoon of an instructor that I've been avoiding.

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  • DanStokes
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    At my height lowering the seat has not been an issue. Glad you worked it out.

    Dan

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    In other news, Track Night in America is something I'm doing in August. Finally get the car out where I can wring it out... this weekend, Autox, a couple weeks later, a track night... about flippin' time.
    Up in your area?

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    In other news, Track Night in America is something I'm doing in August. Finally get the car out where I can wring it out... this weekend, Autox, a couple weeks later, a track night... about flippin' time.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    time to make the seat, shorter
    first, will I get the seat out with the top on?

    yep

    first seat, I did more work then I needed... it doesn't need to come apart


    simply take the hog rings off the front and back - and the pad just comes right out


    chop chop

    gently take the cover off - it's glued to the foam but comes apart fairly easily

    and mark 1" all around
    handy tool for shaping foam

    slide the foam back in (this is the driver's seat)

    clip back into place with hog rings then close the bottom cover


    and voila, you have another 1". If you don't use the Corbeau brackets and simply weld in 1" 1/8" strips between the rails - you can save both money and gain another 1/2"
    tip is pay attention to what you're welding to


    you may want to eliminate the bolt where the lever is - otherwise it holds the lever over and the seat won't lock.... and the best of all, is I now fit with my helmet (though in most cases, I'll leave the top off and run it without the rear window like a targa.... cooler and I'm not hitting the roof.... but if I have to, I can fit with the top on.

    In other news, the heater line mods (changed the block to vacuum to open rather then open unless vacuum) has done wonders about keeping the interior more comfortable...

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  • silver_bullet
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    X3.... time to make some noise and have fun!

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  • Dan Barlow
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    X2

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  • DanStokes
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    Best of luck! Hope you get the results you've worked for.

    Dan

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    seats are in and I'm ready to race next weekend (woohoo)



    should have gotten them shaved... I'll probably shave them

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  • silver_bullet
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    By short studs, i am referring to 1 to 1 1/2 " that would replace the existing bolts that hold the slider frame to the body of the car... our storeroom used to stock long set screws with provisions for using an allen wrench for installation... when we would get in a tight spot, we would use them with shoulder nuts to make for easier alignment of the hardware and reducing the possibility of cross threading...
    Last edited by silver_bullet; July 16, 2021, 05:36 PM.

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Originally posted by silver_bullet View Post
    put blue locktite on short studs into floor nuts and use shoulder nuts to clamp it down...

    Kinda looks like the studs will bottom out on the frame?

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  • silver_bullet
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    put blue locktite on short studs into floor nuts and use shoulder nuts to clamp it down...

    Last edited by silver_bullet; July 16, 2021, 09:27 AM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    seat bracket test fit

    and the front bolts are going to be an utter pain to get to...

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Derby cars hard on header gaskets as well
    as headers. Only thing that really worked was manifold gaskets. Metal side to head and gasket material to header. Have removed and reinstalled without needing new gaskets.

    Old timer used to soak his header gaskets in water, install and run them a few minutes then retorque. My flatbed is on 15 years with the same header gaskets.

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  • 99_ls1
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    Dude - still in awe of the capability to do everything. You really have it in hand. Yea, I was wondering if that "knock" was a header leak or not. Glad you found it!

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