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Hey it has only been five months. My car on the other hand is on 2 years. ha ha ha ha
Oooooo, airplanes from WWII, I like, I like!
. Is that humpty dumpty after his fall on your garage floor?
I wasn’t going to make a mention of the possibility of forgetting the cocaine bags he forgot to put away...... shit happens...
So I guess I took the year off..... out of guilt or just to add to the BT/Done that list we loaded up a basically new untested combo and made the long pull to Tucson for the Hangover Nationals. Little did I know the monster I had created. First release of the trans brake at a subtle 3500rpm sent the nose of the car skyward.... like way too skyward.... like buzz the crap out of the engine watching the wall not the shift light kind of deal. Interesting! Was rewarded with 2 1.24 60 times and the rest 1.25 throughout the weekend with the exception of a couple 1.33 (back tires). Made a few adjustments and seemed to calm it some (don’t want to be the next wheelie douch ) but I may be adding wheelie bars to the “to do” list. Ran a best of 5.91 and the carb still wasn’t right.... Hurt the trans so it’s out of the car again and parts are on the way. Was my fault as I’m sure I overlooked the kick down adjuster was most likely not seated properly into the seat on the band.... huge rookie mistake! Looking forward to getting this thing sorted out again!
Cool so it picked a couple tenths ?? And the stock shafts made at least two hits So far so good !!
Yeah did the band thing once too Dropping the pan and reinstalling it was a easy fix Coming to Vegas in couple of weeks?
Have to work sat, but Sunday is a possibility.... hope to make some 1/8 mile hits at least.
Well trans parts are here, new Afco double adjustable shocks ordered for the front.... and mr pneumonia stopped by for a visit. Maybe by Sunday I’ll be able to get some stuff done, but won’t get the trans in the car, and will be gone next week for work so there goes the test and tune I sooo need to hit.
get well soon! tell mr p his visit is not welcome nor wanted.
Went out to the shed and un packed trans parts..... and they sent a L/R band.... now the item description for the 2 kick down band available plainly states, “grooved for steel drum” and “non grooved for aluminum drum”.... I chose the “non” grooved even though I run a steel drum. That’s what was in it, I’ll stick with it. The receipt says “904 L/R solid band smooth red”.... uhhhh what?? The 904 lr band is NOT solid.... ever. It’s a split wrap design..... and this part description doesn’t match their web site description either. I guess I have a new spare l/r band and I’ll try to get the CORRECT band coming Monday. This pretty much relieves me of all pressure of making that test weekend in Vegas
Must be the new year "luck of the draw"....
Well I got the band.... but it’s not solid. It actually reminds me of the old stock bands that were famous for ripping the mounts off or bending the receiver slot for the adjuster. Rather than riveted it is welded and the band mounts seem more “robust”. It came recommended from the vendor over the solid. It is wider so more surface area is never a bad thing. We’ll see how it goes. Brand new Afco double adjustable shocks arrived. Base is different than my Strange shocks and interfere with the lower control. I can either grind them, or simply mount them upside down. Either way, car should be back on the ground and hopefully get tested before our late February race date in irwindale where we will be “filler” for 10.5 N/A class.... yes, I’m taking a spork to a gunfight.
I just got a new band....not the Rolling STones either....from Tranzact for 904 ...suppose to be wider....but have not opened the box yet...will post a picture tomorrow...probably the same thing...was not cheap....
That’ll be interesting Tony.... I purchased my parts from John this go around and he recommended this route. Wish I would have snapped some picts of it.
You warm weather guys are having all the fun.
Cold and 12 degrees here on the hill
Enjoying the shop, I have the best sons in the world
New bands...1.875 wide.....solid....
That looks vaguely familiar..... although mine is grooved on johns recommendation for a steel drum. Not sure I’m impressed.... I’m sure it’ll work, but I don’t like the “hokey” point where the band adjuster fits. I have a nice picture of a failed one from a friend . Also remember when Shane Paulido snapped the one in his although I’m not sure his was welded. The band I fried was a smooth lining like yours on a solid steel more robust steel frame. Guess I’m no stranger to fixing my trans so we’ll give it a whirl... and on a lighter more normal note, I’ll be sending my brand new Afco shocks back... too long by 3/4”. 22 days to my Irwindale debut, and so much stuff going wrong already.
Afco set #2.... they dropped down to a 3” body. Oh hell no! They’re boxed back up and waiting for another call tag. They joy of trying to match up aftermarket to aftermarket. I’ll give them one more shot at this before I just simply cave and go with another set of Strange shocks. At least I found a lower ball joint that fit! Chevelle/Camaro lower
Slo-kid you have a nice car there! I been following your post, nice to be out west racing all year long! Did you not like the Strange shocks?
Thanks 4mopwr.... it’s “photogenic”, but also “race car” rough around the edges. The wiring situation would have you wondering how it even runs! I’m hoping in our “off season” that I gut it and re-do that mess. The strange single adjustables were on their from the chassis shop years ago when I had the front k done. Due to our recent outing (wheel stands) I wanted something more suited to catching the fall so to speak. I just had the rear Afco’s rebuilt and decided to go with a set of their shocks. So far it’s been a fiasco getting a happy length. I’ll give em one more shot to replicate what I need. Right now..... putting everything back together and will try and make the Irwindale race 100% less prepared than I planned. My debut in a 10.5 n/a heads up race. I’ll dare to say I’ll probably be the slowest guy in the ring!
O.k. I must of missed the single adj part. Were they in front? Are you using single stud mount (oem style) or bearing mount?