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Old 03-04-2013, 12:38 PM   #161
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Yeah, I think I meant too light for the downforce balance! The front will have downforce, but there is no point of sucking the power for that much downforce. Since there is no fuel cell or exhaust in the back, the car will have a full rear diffuser as well. Too much downforce can kill speed. As well the GTC-500 would put me really close or outside the specs of the car needing to be 72" wide. I think the GTC-300 is 71.5" after it is all done!

But yes, the too light for that much downforce is not technically correct!
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:39 PM   #162
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I have been working on a remote shifter to get the shifter closer to the steering wheel. Machined the base last night and mounted it. Today will work on the linkage.





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Old 03-17-2013, 01:23 PM   #163
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And got the shifter done yesterday. Will work on the linkage today! Left the hard part for last.







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Old 03-25-2013, 04:22 PM   #164
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After getting sidetracked with the small projects, I am finally back working on the interior panels!







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Old 04-07-2013, 12:03 PM   #165
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Got tired of the awesome looking cardboard and cut some aluminum!





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Old 04-15-2013, 01:54 PM   #166
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Remounted the RacePak IQ3 so it is closer to the steering wheel and easily visible from the drive seat. As well the first dzus fasteners were mounted!









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Old 04-22-2013, 01:15 PM   #167
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Getting some work done on the rear bulk-head!



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Old 04-22-2013, 01:55 PM   #168
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Jesus christ, good work man! What a crazy machine you are building.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:31 AM   #169
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Thank man! It will look better on the track!
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:18 AM   #170
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More sheet metal work and mounted the rear wing on a piece so it can be removed easier if needed to.





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Old 08-15-2013, 12:34 PM   #171
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Holy cow it has been a while since I posted an update here! I have been busy training for Ironman and was moving too which didn't help.

Anyways, I have the 8374 on its way, but we had a smaller 7064 with the same turbine housing that I figured put on to take some photos with. In addition I added the windshield support so the car is GT legal and can run lexan/poly windshield as well!

Ironman is next weekend and I will be back on this guy full time to get it done quick! The chassis is going for powder coating mid to end of September, so I have some long days of work coming for sure!













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Old 08-15-2013, 01:42 PM   #172
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I love this build, can't wait to see it finished!
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:02 PM   #173
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Thank you! You and I both... The chassis will be powder coated for sure next month. That's one deadline I am sticking to!
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:07 PM   #174
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Well have been working on a few different projects and my race car mixed in there too. Finished all the oil and fuel lines and have run the rear coolant passage through the side to the front which needs to be completed to connect to the rad or water pump. I have not decided if I will do a reverse flow or not yet!







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Old 10-03-2013, 07:38 PM   #175
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so hardcore I love it
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:39 PM   #176
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Yeah except I need to find a bigger filter that fits on that oil filter mount. This thing fits in my pocket and definitely not hardcore... might as well paint the filter pink with a kitty on it...
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If your oil filter is dimensionally capable of being inhaled through your throttle body, it is not big enough.
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good god man, this is EPIC. love it!
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:52 AM   #179
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Will be good to see how our 7064s compare
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If your oil filter is dimensionally capable of being inhaled through your throttle body, it is not big enough.
I know, right? have to head over to local store and find a bigger filter for it!
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