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Post  5pointslow on April 1st 2014, 11:59 am

looking nice im sure it saved a good amount of weight and gets that nose down
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Post  Dave C. on April 1st 2014, 12:02 pm

Silver Bullet ftw.... How often do you replace the hinges on the frig?

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Post  5pointslow on April 1st 2014, 12:04 pm

Dave C. wrote:Silver Bullet ftw.... How often do you replace the hinges on the frig?

i noticed that ...... needed tool when working in the garage
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Post  70FB on April 1st 2014, 12:33 pm

5pointslow wrote:
Dave C. wrote:Silver Bullet ftw.... How often do you replace the hinges on the frig?
At least a couple times a year. Its either that or coffee out there.
i noticed that ...... needed tool when working in the garage
Yes sir, especially when there is work to do underneath the car.
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Post  70FB on April 12th 2014, 9:37 am

Chassis guy got the 2header tubes and the front end alignment done. A few more things to finish up and will be ready to test.



Header pics later today.
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Post  Dave C. on April 12th 2014, 10:38 am

Well hurry up. I gotta go to work.  Very Happy 

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Post  70FB on April 12th 2014, 11:34 am

Dave C. wrote:Well hurry up. I gotta go to work.  Very Happy 
Haha.I'll see what I can do.
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Post  70FB on April 12th 2014, 11:40 am

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Post  70FB on April 12th 2014, 11:41 am

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Post  70FB on April 12th 2014, 11:42 am

There you go Dave, now get to work. Very Happy Dave C. wrote:Well hurry up. I gotta go to work.  Very Happy 
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Post  Dave C. on April 12th 2014, 5:48 pm

Very nice!

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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on April 13th 2014, 1:01 am

So did the front end of the car end up sitting higher, lower, or the same as before? And how much bump travel did the struts end up having with it sitting at ride height?
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Post  70FB on April 13th 2014, 3:02 am

DILLIGASDAVE wrote:So did the front end of the car end up sitting higher, lower, or the same as before? And how much bump travel did the struts end up having with it sitting at ride height?
The car is lower right now. Maybe an inch or so. I'll see if I can find some before and after pics. I had the Moroso drag springs on it with 1 coil cut. As far as the bump steer....I don't know. He told me it was good. How can I check it???

Measure and then start jacking it up under the front frame and keep measuring as it goes up?
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Post  70FB on April 13th 2014, 3:03 am

And yes, I'm still out here in still shop working. Best time to get something accomplished. No phone ringing at all.
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Post  70FB on April 13th 2014, 3:09 am

Rewiring finished under the dash. dash installed and carbon fiber inserts back in. Saved 65 lbs. there on the original dash.
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Post  70FB on April 13th 2014, 3:10 am

Still need new lightweight carpet though.
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on April 13th 2014, 6:34 am

Was referring to the amount of bump travel/bump stop travel it had at ride height, (the air gap/strut shaft showing between the top of the strut body & the rubber/urethane suspension stop) and not bump steer.

I would assume (and hope) AJE already had any bump steer reduced as much as possible when they designed-made the X-members.
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Post  70FB on April 13th 2014, 6:02 pm

Thanks Dave. I'll check. I have to pull the wheels back off to loctite the studs. Maybe tonight.
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Post  70FB on April 20th 2014, 11:27 pm

Ride height is showing 6-3/8" on spring
3-3/4" on shock

hanging is showing 8-3/4 on spring
and 6" on shock.

200lb spring.

2-1/4 seems tight.
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Post  richter69 on April 21st 2014, 8:15 am

I run a 150 pd spring, but its pretty soft. a 160-175 would work better for you imo
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Post  70FB on April 21st 2014, 7:22 pm

I was thinking that 200 was too much. I need to get it scaled.
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Post  70FB on May 3rd 2014, 8:08 am

Finally got it to the track last night. First pass was planning to only go to the 1/8 but everything felt good. Next two passes went very good. My old setup to run 10.0 on a good weather day put me at 9.81. Bad weather setup was 9.62. I need to slow it down bad. Anyway the car behaves completely different off the line. No more wheel stands or time wasted on the front end coming up. My buddy said front end extended and ladder bars drilled the back tires And bounced some. I could feel it some. 20 year old wore out reAr coil overs need rebuilding. Car feels much safer and goes down the track very stable. I love it. Car lost 145lbs so we are at 3130lbs now with me in it. Thanks to everyone on this board that helped me through this front end job. Next to hit is rear brakes and coil overs.
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Post  70FB on May 3rd 2014, 8:11 am

I also had my 429.460 shirt on last night and met another member on this board. Good to meet you even though I can't remember your forum name. Anyway hope to see you back out there.
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Post  richter69 on May 3rd 2014, 9:56 am

Front springs too stiff
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Post  70FB on May 3rd 2014, 10:04 am

My buddy has a set. He is checking today to see what they are. My 60 ft went from 1.379 to 1.359 with it doing the porpoising.
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