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post #31 of 70 (permalink) Old 11-21-2015, 01:41 AM
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post #32 of 70 (permalink) Old 11-22-2015, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Spoke to those guys as i really like the 48's but found out they dont make anything in an 18" also i'm going to be running a 13.8" front rotor + 6 piston caliper and they dont have anything that will clear.

I'm ordering the Tungsten with charcoal / polished lip on monday! its going to be a long 8 week wait time
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post #33 of 70 (permalink) Old 12-31-2015, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Well wanted to give everyone an update. The car is moving along steadily at Mikes shop.

We found a couple things that needed to be redone from the previous owner which is no surprise.

We also decided to start fresh with wiring so the entire car is being re-wired. It looks like a rat nest currently under my dash.

I went with the full catalog at Mikes.

Front
(MOD kit) + LCA / JRI shocks
Willwood superlite 6 piston, thermalock pistons
new shock tower brace
clean up old shock towers

Rear
Panhard Rod
Subframes
bilstien shocks
willwood superlite 4 piston , thermalock pistons
Mikes steel leafs

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New gauges / remove stereo make gauge panel
new wiring entire car
new seat brackets (i'm 6'2 so we are being as creative as possible to get the drive seat low and still be adjustable

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Shield fuel lines
KRC powersteering
Pro Series Carb

snapped a few pictures today as i stopped by the shop.

the rear suspension is 90% done, waiting on leafs and mount brake kits.

Also got a pic of the passenger floor pan for mounting the Sparco's







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Thanks for your post, finally got me motivated to trim my shock towers back.. Wish I had done it 25 years ago..Soooo much better! Great cat , keep us posted on the progress.
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Thanks for your post, finally got me motivated to trim my shock towers back.. Wish I had done it 25 years ago..Soooo much better! Great cat , keep us posted on the progress.
Got any pics of the trimmed towers?
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Jsams, I will take some pictures... I am really proud of how it turned out. I don't want to hijack this post. I may start one as I re install the engine this weekend.
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Well should have grabbed some pics from the shop but the wiring has started.

After looking under the dash the wiring harness was asking to cause me headaches over the next few years. We decided to rip out all the wiring and start fresh.

We selected a coach builder 22/23 and racepak dash LQ data logger for RPM / oil pressure / temp etc.

Will grab some pics this week!
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if your still looking for wheels try team 3 wheels ET Wheels by Team III Wheels in san leandro. off marnia across from the sears outlet. they make the vintage wheels to your specs. also for tires I like avon slicks you can get them at Roger Kraus Racing Ent., Inc.- Castro Valley, CA. in castro valley.
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sneak peek of the new wheels!



Getting the tires mounted up today, going with the Bridgestones Re71R's. So i can play in the Cam-T class.
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Curious how you like the tires. They are on my short list when the current ones wear out.


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Curious how you like the tires. They are on my short list when the current ones wear out.
As my Dad likes to say, "they stick like sh*t to a blanket"... Pretty impressive for a street tire. We ran them to a 1st place finish last season at a Optima challenge event and 4th out of 50 at a Goodguys event.
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So I guess you are not racing, just driving on the track in a high performance driving day? I vintage race a 66 fastback with HSR, SVRA and VRG . We must be vintage stock with braking systems, bias ply tires (Goodyear Bluestreak and Hoosier) and while engines and suspensions can be highly modified we must be reviewed and specified to meet a specific class for racing. Not sure how the track days work, but doubt you need anything to meet a certain class.

Think about the following, although I am sure you have received a lot of advice thus far;

Shocks and quality are crucial - we run Penske racing shocks (aka Nascar stuff)
Jerico transimssion - nothing better on the market. Period
3.89 gear is pretty universal, although if smaller tracks are being run consider 4.11
Kirkey seat - Most guys I know only run these units - mine is not the head restricted one which allows quick escape if needed
Engine - if possible have it built professionally - you will get a more reliable engine for more track track as opposed to breaking down

I know Mike is very good at suspension work, I am sure he will guide you through this area as needed. Most of all have fun and think about doing some vintage racing sometime. I am sure they can find you a class to run in and you will have an absolute blast!
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So I guess you are not racing, just driving on the track in a high performance driving day? I vintage race a 66 fastback with HSR, SVRA and VRG . We must be vintage stock with braking systems, bias ply tires (Goodyear Bluestreak and Hoosier) and while engines and suspensions can be highly modified we must be reviewed and specified to meet a specific class for racing. Not sure how the track days work, but doubt you need anything to meet a certain class.

Think about the following, although I am sure you have received a lot of advice thus far;

Shocks and quality are crucial - we run Penske racing shocks (aka Nascar stuff)
Jerico transimssion - nothing better on the market. Period
3.89 gear is pretty universal, although if smaller tracks are being run consider 4.11
Kirkey seat - Most guys I know only run these units - mine is not the head restricted one which allows quick escape if needed
Engine - if possible have it built professionally - you will get a more reliable engine for more track track as opposed to breaking down

I know Mike is very good at suspension work, I am sure he will guide you through this area as needed. Most of all have fun and think about doing some vintage racing sometime. I am sure they can find you a class to run in and you will have an absolute blast!

No Vintage class racing, as much fun as it looks . i'm going to keep the car to HOD events, Shelby Club Days, CAM-T SCCA

We are setting the car up with JRI shocks (this was mikes choice)
I've got a wide ratio top loader - i'm going to use that for the time being while i shake down the car. Id like to go to a Jerico eventually

With a 3.5 gear ratio i'm at 71MPH at the top of second gear with my wheels and tranny. This was also mikes preference.

I've got two lockers that i can swap back and forth with depending on gears. I just moved to a different spring setup 68# in both.

I'm running a Sparco EVO 2 seat, little more comfy than the kirkeys. I'm going to moonlight the car to cars and coffee events =)

Engine was built in So Cal by a professional builder.. I did swap carbs to a pro-systems road race carb.
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No Vintage class racing, as much fun as it looks . i'm going to keep the car to HOD events, Shelby Club Days, CAM-T SCCA

We are setting the car up with JRI shocks (this was mikes choice)
I've got a wide ratio top loader - i'm going to use that for the time being while i shake down the car. Id like to go to a Jerico eventually

With a 3.5 gear ratio i'm at 71MPH at the top of second gear with my wheels and tranny. This was also mikes preference.

I've got two lockers that i can swap back and forth with depending on gears. I just moved to a different spring setup 68# in both.

I'm running a Sparco EVO 2 seat, little more comfy than the kirkeys. I'm going to moonlight the car to cars and coffee events =)

Engine was built in So Cal by a professional builder.. I did swap carbs to a pro-systems road race carb.
Good deal! You have great people working with you so the car should be fun to drive and run as needed for your
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making progress, the suspension is done!

Now it's finishing up all the little things..The wiring is a big undertaking.. we've replaced ever strand of wire from the headlight to the taillights.



Also we decided to do a full racepak...way overkill for what I need but you only live once right =)

The whole V-net is ran on the left side of the car while the car's wire harness is on the right to keep things separate.

Went with Oil/water/ Oil Temp/ o2/ volt / and fuel for sensors



trail fitting wheels and ride hight, swapped out all the studs for 3" with open lugs.. who knew studs would be so expensive.

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