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2500 lbs i think plus 250 driver , i will tell him thanks race is 2750
Thanks for the kind words... We'll get together one of these days; I guarantee it! See, Doc, I ain't no small thang, myself... lol!
It's gonna look even better when you're done I'm sure. I forgot to add it's cool with the 4 escape hatches
Ha ha bill well im hoping nov .. but time will tell like i said who knows with gas going back up i mite have to be driving the barracuda soon lol
Thanks for the encouragement! At this stage of life (I'm 73; my racing partner is 74) we need all the help we can get!!! :cheers: Thw shipping weight on a 64 Valiant 2-door is 2,540. The 4-door is 2,475. If this thing runs even 11-flat, that 35 pounds will only equal .05-sec., accoeprding to the Wallace online calculator I use to prognosticate speeds and e.t's. At 120 mph, .05-sec. is about 8.8 feet at the finish line. About half a car-length. So, we're giving up half a car-length by running a 4-door instead of a 2-door. Guess we'll just have to work a little harder!!!!:violent1: Again, thanks for the encoragement!!! We're havin' fun! So far...
bill i can think of a few ways to shave soe off that thing are the back doors still whole ? do it still have the window regs in it ? is the side glass really glass ? make the trunk pan out of alm .
Doc, thanks for the sugestions. Here are some answers: The shipping weight of a Valiant two-door sedan in 1964 is just 35 pounds less than a 4-door, Not a whole lot... The '64 Valiant 4-door is 165 pounds lighter than a '64 1/2 Barracuda... Yes, the back doors are whole. Their proximity to the rear wheels is thought to make getting weight out of them counter-productive. This car is going to be hard enough to hook up with the kind of torque it SHOULD have, and removing weight from the area around the rear wheels probably isn't going to help traction. An aluminum trunk pan would also make the front/rear weight distribution worse. More traction woes, I'm afraid... Eventually, I imagine the side glass (which is stock) will be replaced with lexan, and at that time, the regulators will have to go... good idea! Thanks for your interest!
Got the hood buttoned down and the front bumper(s) on. We're making some end caps for the bumpers....
good to hear bud happy to help .. but remeber im not a drag racer lol im a x street racer lol never had that much power lol
Damn Bill,looks like you're moving right along !!!:cheers:
Well, we have it down to a few hundred small items, now.... LOL! Still to go: hooking up several gauges... adjusting the CalTracs complete wiring job for the entire car complete fuel system, including a return line and boost-oriented pressure regulstor seat belt/shoulder harness installation installation of a Snowperformance Boost Cooler alky injector system ignition system installation (MSD 6-AL digital) installation and adjustment of the waste gate boost controller installation (different from the waste gate) blowoff valve installation homemsde 1.6:1 rocker arm installation O2 sensor and datalogger installation (weld a bung on the downpipe) put several decals on the car You KNOW how slow we are.... But, thanks for the kind words!!! We need all the encouragement we can get!!!
ah bill u can knock that stuff out in a week bud lol .. keep at it bud
In my DREAMS... rayer:rayer:rayer:rayer:
hahaha nah bill u got this bud just keep pluggin away at it
My partner, Freddie, got some new carpet laid. One thing at a time...
Thanks, Doc. It should look a little better after we get some new door upholstery panels made and in place. Kind of "bare bones" right now...
Bill!! You and Freddie are moving forward on this Great /6:happy2: Thank you for all the time you put in to this thread and this site Outstanding :glasses7: I showed this to my wife and we love it This is a great peace of art and info thread, keep on keeping on my friend. Inspirational and so happy to see you and your partner showing us how this is dun :king:
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Jeesh... I have my hands full with this old Valiant; it's taken me 2 years to get a paint job on it, and the turbo is still months away... Besides, I don't think I could work with those guys; I couldn't understand a word they were saying!ops: Thanks, but I am kinda busy right now, with this 48-year-old wannabe musclecar/money pit.... I think you know what I mean.......:banghead:
Wow man. I really like the split front bumper. This might be the coolest early-a Valiant Ive ever seen..
Thanks loads for the kind words, Memike! I owe every good thing about this car to Tom Wolfe, Ryan Peterson, Charrle Schmid and Frank Brent; without their help and guidance I'd still be trying to figure out how to get the head off this thing... No kidding. I have ZERO experience with slant 6's AND turbochargers. 90-percent of what I (think) I know, I learned from reading posts on FABO. I appreciate the encouragement and inspiration, though; we need all the uplifting messages we can get!!!rayer: The front end's looking a little better with the sawed-up bumper, I think... We're trying to make some end caps for it. Here's a shot of the front end, now...
Well, thanks a lot for that compliment! We made it so it can be quickly and easily be removed at the strip (it's kinds heavy:cwm10:.) But, I like the way it looks, so it may just stay, in spite of the weight... LOL! Depends on how it leaves the line; if it doesn't grab some air, it comes off....
wow! that looks great.nice ride
The more u post bout it the more i want to see it leave wheels high at TRP in nov .. I showed it to my dad and told him u was going to try to make it .. He said finly a slant 6 drag car agin lol too many v8s lol