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    Quote Originally Posted by fitz View Post
    I have to agree with you. He took an all original 1966 390 HP 427 roadster and cut it up. Restored that car would have been an original matching numbers roadster worth six figures. Now it is a pile of crap no one wants.

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    well before buying it, i had heard alot that the C6 seats were crap, and after doing some track time in them they were right.
    ive been eyeing some cheap race seats on ebay for a few months, i wanted fixed position fiberglass seats. but sadly when i was finally ready to buy the ones i wanted(NRG) were sold out everywhere.
    but these "Invictus" seats poped up that hadnt shown up in any of my previous searches. the shoulder area was a little narrower than i would have preferred. these also came with the side mounts which i wanted. most of the side mounts i saw sold separately were in the $125+ range per seat
    i liked what i saw and the dimensions fit so i offered them $175 per seat and they immediately accepted.
    when they came in i was happy with the quality.


    i took some measurements and drew up a design in CAD for the mounting rails. i kept them low as possible as id read helmet/roof room was an issue.


    picked up some 2" X 1/8" steel and after two evenings had the rails made.


    kept the rails super low. the rail and bolt head actually touch the carpet. mounted with grade 8s.


    painted


    mounted


    i was out of time and money before the next track weekend, so didnt go to harness's yet. picked up these seatbelt extenders to use as buckles to bolt to the cars floor.


    unfortunatly when i tried to bend the hardened steel male buckle it snapped when i went past 35-40 degrees. so i welded them up at about 50-55 degrees to clear the seat rails. bolted them to the floor and worked perfect!


    in! after these pics i unbolted the shoulder harness and ran it threw the upper harness hole. i didnt like not feeling the strap on my shoulder.




    best news is i got no dash lights or chimes with the stock buckles and electrical connections no longer existing. i was worried about that. i do have an airbag light from the missing/unpluged seat airbags.
    also i have a good 1-2" of helmet clearance with the roof.

    Weights:
    Stock driver seat with air bag, motor, and rails : 49lbs
    stock passenger seat with airbag and rails : 39 lbs
    Invictus seat with homemade rails : 22 lbs
    total weight savings : 44 lbs
    Last edited by STANG KILLA SS; 07-23-2017 at 06:53 AM.

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    Nice,looks like they will keep you bolstered in pretty well

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    They let you on track with fixed back seats & no rollover protection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by STANG KILLA SS View Post
    well before buying it, i had heard alot that the C6 seats were crap, and after doing some track time in them they were right.
    ive been eyeing some cheap race seats on ebay for a few months, i wanted fixed position fiberglass seats. but sadly when i was finally ready to buy the ones i wanted(NRG) were sold out everywhere.
    but these "Invictus" seats poped up that hadnt shown up in any of my previous searches. the shoulder area was a little narrower than i would have preferred. these also came with the side mounts which i wanted. most of the side mounts i saw sold separately were in the $125+ range per seat
    i liked what i saw and the dimensions fit so i offered them $175 per seat and they immediately accepted.
    when they came in i was happy with the quality.


    i took some measurements and drew up a design in CAD for the mounting rails. i kept them low as possible as id read helmet/roof room was an issue.


    picked up some 2" X 1/8" steel and after two evenings had the rails made.


    kept the rails super low. the rail and bolt head actually touch the carpet. mounted with grade 8s.


    painted


    mounted


    i was out of time and money before the next track weekend, so didnt go to harness's yet. picked up these seatbelt extenders to use as buckles to bolt to the cars floor.


    unfortunatly when i tried to bend the hardened steel male buckle it snapped when i went past 35-40 degrees. so i welded them up at about 50-55 degrees to clear the seat rails. bolted them to the floor and worked perfect!


    in! after these pics i unbolted the shoulder harness and ran it threw the upper harness hole. i didnt like not feeling the strap on my shoulder.




    best news is i got no dash lights or chimes with the stock buckles and electrical connections no longer existing. i was worried about that. i do have an airbag light from the missing/unpluged seat airbags.
    also i have a good 1-2" of helmet clearance with the roof.

    Weights:
    Stock driver seat with air bag, motor, and rails : 49lbs
    stock passenger seat with airbag and rails : 39 lbs
    Invictus seat with homemade rails : 22 lbs
    total weight savings : 44 lbs
    I was with you until this point. No way would I want to be in an accident with chinese knock off seats with seat belt extenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potent68 View Post
    I was with you until this point. No way would I want to be in an accident with chinese knock off seats with seat belt extenders.
    That and no rollbar.

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    Yeah...relying on seatbelt extenders that have already broken once

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70Chevelle View Post
    Yeah...relying on seatbelt extenders that have already broken once
    That and I'm pretty sure seat belt components aren't supposed to be brittle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potent68 View Post
    I was with you until this point. No way would I want to be in an accident with chinese knock off seats with seat belt extenders.
    I was thinking the same. Please dont skimp on safety equipment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70Chevelle View Post
    Yeah...relying on seatbelt extenders that have already broken once
    I agree with you, sounds iffy to me. I can't trust that stuff with my life.

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    headed back to the track last weekend and got to try the latest round of mods. hood vent and seats.

    hood vent:
    the vent did work and helped a bit with cooling but not a huge difference. at when stopped you can defiantly see the heat pouring out of it. it took a tad longer to get to the uncomfortable water/oil temps. and allowed me to run at the top of that range a bit longer, but im guessing no more than a 5-10 degree difference in MAX temps before i did a cool down lap. conditions were identical at 85 ambient before and after. not sure if the cooling effects would be more pronounced on a 100* day. i do fell like it helped with the front end aero lift though. between the hood vent, and removing the air dam i really didnt feel the dancing i was getting before from the front end at top speed.

    seats:
    seats and mounts did great. super solid. the lower portion of the seat really held me in place very well. but as i suspected the narrower (than most race seats) shoulder width didnt hold my upper body as good as i would have liked in hard cornering. better than stock, but i still had to hang on pretty good, and my shoulders were sore as hell from it.

    the place was more packed than id ever seen it. with lots of new cars. including this Superlite SL-C. must have been a new car shake down because he was off pace all weekend. i thought the nitto Envos were an odd choice for such a high end car. LS3 powered.









    this guy also showed up. i think he was lost


    Lap times:
    with my previous issues with the lap timer, i moved my phone to a suction mount in the windshield. this seemed to solve the issues, i was getting consistent lap times/gps signal.
    Saturday it said i was running fastest of 1:57s, and by sunday my tires were gone, this was there 4th and final weekend. but it said sunday i was running bests of 1:58s. i was really have to tip toe exits sunday. felt like it would spin at any time applying power.
    however when i came home to look threw all the gopro footage i was only seeing bests of 1:59s. i think it may be time for an external gps sensor.
    however there was one lap showing a 4 second difference in the start/finish times on the gopro so i ran it threw my editing program and did frame by frame start and finish and it said i ran a 1:56!

    i couldnt believe it. thats 4 seconds faster than my best ever in the camaro.
    i dont have it confirmed by gps timer, but at this point i have more faith in the footage than the timer. sadly the timer wasnt running during this session.

    this is that lap.


    and for the first time ever the vette lasted the entire weekend without breaking anything! super stoked about that. shes finally getting there. had a blast.

    1 weekend of fun = 3 hours of rubber scrubbing....
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    Good update! Glad it made it through the weekend unscathed. It was warm out there for sure.

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    You might want to do the string test to make sure the hood vent isn't too far back.

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    i cant move it further forward, it would hit the intake tube (upstream of TB)
    that tube already touches the underside of the hood.
    yes further forward like the C7 would help evac rad air a little better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STANG KILLA SS View Post
    i cant move it further forward, it would hit the intake tube (upstream of TB)
    that tube already touches the underside of the hood.
    yes further forward like the C7 would help evac rad air a little better.
    You could block off the back vent for the track or something if it's an issue though. I taped up the slots on my cowl hood for that reason.

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    Dammit I miss that track. Really hoping it's still open when I get another bike.

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    its closing in December

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    Yeah, heard that 2 years ago.

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    me too.
    its pretty much confirmed this time.
    in the last email from the people that run it, they even jokingly said "go ahead and bet me it wont, i need the money"

    they also said they would no longer refill the fuel tanks, and have started tearing down the stands.
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    was doing some research on high end coolant, and found out water is the best coolant there is. (i was embarrassed i had no clue about this) so i flushed the radiator 3-4 times to get all the orange Dex-cool out. i also fell for the commercial for the "as seen on tv" hyper lube/coolant additive. it was only $7 so i figured why not.


    i also removed the baffle under the bumper on the Z to the radiator seen here


    wanted to add some bottom breathing like an Fbody, so i picked up some aluminum sheet and got to cutting and bending. sadly i could only find .025" sheet locally. wasnt sure if it was gonna help or hurt but i was gonna find out. u can just see the rad and oil cooler


    sadly as suspected the .025" sheet aluminum stood no chance against 150mph winds. just bent back.

    the good news is the radiator flush/water did some good. i saw 10-30* cooler temps depending on time of day, and how hard i pushed. ambient temps were even 5* hotter.

    Took everyones advice and ran the belts (lap and shoulder) threw the seat holes. while i had them out i took the buckles to a upholstery shop and had them sewed together so there was no chance of them slipping/sliding.


    picked up a new set of tires, which meant cleaning out the rubber inside the rims


    headed to the track last weekend.
    Saturday after lunch the brakes and tires were cooled off, i pushed hard immediately and ran twin 1:56s on my first two outlaps!


    these are those laps. i also added an external microphone to the gopro right above the license plate.
    on the second lap i ran a 1:56.3. i really think im capable of a 1:55.x on that lap i got in too deep into T10 and slide the front tires and had to wait to recover, and also had to delay getting on power for the front stretch to get around a lemons car.


    saturday night we got major storms there. couldnt get into the track until nearly 11am sunday. tunnel had almost 3' of water in it.




    sunday afternoon i had a bird fly in front of me in turn 10. couldnt see if he came out or not once i passed. well on the next lap i saw his body laying there on track. really bummed me out and has been bothering me since.
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    Make sure that hyperlube stuff has anti corrosion additives in it. Straight water with a surfactant is the best, but that doesn't mean running without some sort of anti corrosion agent is a good idea.
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    it does

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    Quote Originally Posted by STANG KILLA SS View Post
    it does
    Should be good then. you should have seen the water in the forklift at my work, it was all rust . Being all aluminum should be better, but you still have the water pump to worry about.

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    been there done that with the "Mississippi mud" in the radiator with my jeep

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    also while i was there, was offered a ride in a Radical SR3!


    about 1300 lbs and 200 hp. (hyabusa motor)
    unfortunately i didnt hit the button on the gopro hard enough so it never recorded. i did get my helmet cam footage though.

    he did mention he would have to get used to my weight, adding 200 lbs to a only 1300 lb car is a huge percentage so i believe him.
    there was no warm up or cool down, he just went straight to business.

    no words or video can describe this damn thing. every thing i know about cars and physics went right out the window. insanely capable was an understatement. it must make as much downforce as it weighs because there were no laws of physics, centrifical force, momentum, or gravity in that damn thing. he could be fully side loaded cornering so hard, and at any time slam on the brakes or swerve in tigher and it would just stick.
    Corners where im slaming on the brakes, turning in, coasting to apex, and gently apply throttle on apex, he was doing foot to the floor and just steering!
    I now know why he wears a carbon fiber helmet, head restraints, and a full containment sent. i litterally could not hold my head up it corners SO damn hard, i had to hold onto my helmet and head the entire run with my arm. by the last two laps my neck was hurting pretty damn bad, but i smiled right threw it.

    as any good driver the first thing i noticed he used every last inch of the track everywhere no matter what the consequences were. at the end of the straight i run 150mph, with all that down force he was toping out at 120mph. but that didnt matter he did most of the infeild damn near flat out. on a perfect lap i run 1:56, on a perfect lap he runs 1:39s! 17 seconds faster despite the 30 mph handicap on the straight.

    i just cant discribe it, i didnt know that was physically possible by a machine.

    heres the vid. in the last two laps(9 minute mark) i could feel he was pushing harder, and you can see us come up on two C5s and see the grip/performance difference. just insane.
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    Wow, watching your video in post 311 I never would have guessed that your front tire would cycle through that much travel.

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    my stock exhaust/mufflers broke an internal weld on the drivers side as was rattleing and vibrating like crazy. found a used B&B bullet exhaust on the forums and picked it up and installed it. the muffler is actually the tiny bullet at the top of the hump, the large canister is just a hollow resonator to eliminate the high pitches from the exhaust note.




    also picked up a Dewitts radiator, twice as thick. has built in trans cooler like factory, but opted not to get the built in oil cooler after talking with other racers. to keep it seperate air to oil cooler.




    stock rad removed, last pic i took


    also remade my under bumper rad scoop, this time out of .06 aluminum.
    made a redneck sheetmetal brake by bolting it to my bench with some angle alum.




    unfortunately after the rad install and refilling the system, ironically the car over heated and we found out why.
    melted center plug on the fan controller, a common problem on these cars, and had no airflow threw the new rad.


    so i removed the stock plug, and not wanting it to keep happening i installed individual spade connectors for the 3 wires.

    new spades and extensions on the fan controller side. yes thats dual 12G speaker wire


    connected with fan motor side and heat shrinked


    that fixed that and fans fired right up. still need to get the fan tune turned down though.

    then i had a code after the rad/exhaust install and had also lost reverse gear somehow. p0449 "Evap Emissions control vent valve/solenoid circuit" which happens to be right near the exhaust in the back. spent two days under the car only to find one nicked wire, not cut, but insulation nicked. 3rd day i googled it. turns out the #13 fuse controls both the "evap vent valve solenoid" AND the reverse lock out. you guessed it, was blown when i nicked that wire putting in the exhaust. frustrating couple days, but an easy fix in the end remedying both.


    after ignoring everyone telling me my fog light brake ducts wouldnt get cooling because the air is flowing over that area, not into it because its so far around the corner of the nose. well after several track days, i think they were right i wasnt happy with the cooling. so i made some scoops.








    im sorta proud of them but watch your shins!

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    Nice work. I don't mind the brake ducts at all especially if they help with the cooling.

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    Went back to the track last weekend.

    Saturday was a bust. had a bad valve stem/TPMS sensor. cost me most of the day, several trips back and forth from track to discount tire, before finally getting it fixed. Also snapped a wheel stud in the process. by this time the rains from the Hurricane hit and flooded the track.
    barely got out of the tunnel with the jeep. water was up to the bumper. ripped off the skid plate.


    Sunday all was good!
    Radiator
    New radiator was doing some good. initial testing was showing about a 20* drop in temps, as a side bonus, with the motor being cooler, the oil temps were 10* cooler too. I didnt pay as much attention in the afternoon when temps rose, but i was definatly able to push harder longer, and recovery was quick. New spade connectors on the fan wires worked flawlessly.

    Exhaust
    New exhaust sounded great. had several people come up to me and comment on it as well. but its almost too loud. well its not so much the decibles as it is the frequency. it gave a weird feeling in your ear, like a vibration or pressure. with the helmet on it was just barely tolerable with the helmet off it was quite uncomfortable. by the end of the day, even with helmet on, my ears werent happy, they were swolen and hurting. alot of pressure inside my ear drum and couldnt hear shit, but a constant hum.

    Brake Ducts

    got lots of comments on these. but they worked well. definatly were cooling better. never had an issue. however im still not happy with initial bite and pedal feel. different pads and stainless lines are in the future i think.

    Sunday after lunch had one of the most fun sessions ever.
    4 of GMs baddest bitches, and 4 even drivers.
    C6 Z07 Carbon on Michelin Sport Cup 2s
    Z28 on NT01s
    C7 Z06 on Pirelli Slicks
    C6 Z06 on Rival S's (camera car, me)


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    That was a badass video. Looked like a lot of fun. I was surprised by the Z/28s speed on the banked oval portion.

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    Thanks!

    i was shifting early and only 75% throttle to stay behind him.
    his advantage was cooling, twice the grill area, and a vertical (stock) radiator. he could bash it all session long, with no cool down.

    i think gears would help him. he was good in corners, but i would eat him up on exits and straights. but he has the same diff as the C6 Z06, which no one makes gears for
    of course being 800lbs lighter helps too.

    it was a ton of fun. my favorite session to date.
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    still mad jelly over here

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    i dont have a torque wrench so i just make my lugs as tight as i can get them with my 18" 1/2" drive. obviously waaaaay too much. i started snaping studs.
    sadly on the back of the vette you cant get the studs out because the parking brake and spindle upright are in the way. you have to remove the wheel hub.


    new ARP studs #100-7708


    also the car came with vinyl tinted taillights. they were pretty dangerous, way to dark and couldnt see any light. instead of paying $250 for LED eagle eye taillights, i decided to make my own for $10.
    peeled off the tinted vinyl, then ordered some high gloss black vinyl on ebay. measured the tail lights and offset the circle 1/2" and cut out the black to let the outer ring be the stock transperant red plastic.





    Viola! crappy cell phone pic



    Headed of to the NCCC autocross in waco and Baylor Stadium




    there were alot more serious racers at this one.
    had my pressures too low at 32 at first. car was sliding and squelling pretty bad. got them back up to 34 range and was much better.
    was insanely hot. heat advisory 102* with no wind.
    I was running out of gear at the end of the 3rd parking lot, had to lift a bit early there.
    my exhaust poped off again. put it back on twice. then gave up. once i got home i slotted the end of the pipes so the clamps could compress the tube and bite into the other tube on the slip joints.

    also got code P0050. 02 sensor heater circuit. luckily i bought this little OBD2 reader i keep in my console for $25 bucks. best tool ever to instantly know whats wrong with the car when away from home. lots of people had good luck with it. i use the free "torque" app to access it and get live data from the car.



    my best run

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    That's a nice group of cars for autox. There are a few Corvettes that run with us, but for the most part it's Focus ST's, Miatas, and a smattering of other random vehicles.

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    thanks, last year there was 1 modern 5.0 mustang and the rest vettes, this year it was 100% vettes.

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    why not have the exhaust welded up instead of using clamps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUSTINASS View Post
    why not have the exhaust welded up instead of using clamps?
    My SS had that issue and I think it was a bad motor or tranny mount allowing the drivetrain to move too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUSTINASS View Post
    why not have the exhaust welded up instead of using clamps?
    torque tube/trans removal for clutch replacement etc.

    the side i previously sloted, stayed on. so im hoping thats the fix for the other side too.
    it only happens at that autocross. it never happens at highspeed/TWS.

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    You've been doing all this work without a torque wrench?

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    all the major/motor stuff is done at a buddys house. with a lift and a torque wrench.

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    Everyone knows its 3 ugga duga's and your wheels are tight, no need for a torque wrench.

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    great news, results from the autocross were just posted!
    i won 2nd in class!
    unfortunatly my cam bumped me WAY up in the classes (internal motor work)

    but im super stoked with my results, i was keeping pace with the cars on slicks

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    Curious as to why you are not on slicks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70Chevelle View Post
    Curious as to why you are not on slicks?
    His wheel studs won't hold....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70Chevelle View Post
    Curious as to why you are not on slicks?
    cost. there an extra $160 a set, but more imporantly they only last 1/4 as long.
    im already replacing tires every 4 weekends at $1600 a set, i dont want to make that every 1-2 weekends
    i like not having to also buy/carry a set of rain tires.
    plus i can drive these to work/lunch/gas station etc.


    i bought a set of scrubs (slicks) for the camaro once. they lasted 2 hours on track and were down to cords.

    i currently have no plans to switch to slicks.

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    Well the day has come. They have closed TWS
    they had one last open track day on August 20th. i didnt want to go with the 101 temps, but knew i had to go the final time.

    showed up at 7am for the drivers meeting. they warned us grip was way down and no one would be setting there new personal bests. and they were right. plus my tires were on the last weekend so i was really down on grip. i could DEFINITELY tell. i did flip the tires for this event to at least have fresh shoulders, but it didnt help.



    i was watching some lap record videos on YT and have also noticed i lost a bit of time taking my old camaro line into T1. so i tried the low/faster line on the this last event. didnt go so well. with so little grip, practice time, and balls to pull it off right, it didnt save me any time. but i stuck to it for most of the 6 sessions.

    this beautiful NSX was there. sadly just a poser, never moved, but looked amazing. perfect condition car.


    temps were 99-101 all day. i was having to do alot of cool down laps. especially in the afternoon.

    a ZL1 1LE also showed up! i didnt think these things were even on the street yet. and for sure didnt think id ever see one in person. he was still working on his 500 break in miles.











    cooling off between rounds


    some clips from my laps. not the best with the lack of grip, but i was glad to be out there one last time



    and the end of the day, they said the corner marshals were melting. so they did two back to back 45 minute sessions, i did them both. well near the end of the second one coming into 3 the car just didnt slow, luckily there is run off there and i was able to dive into there safely. smoke started pouring out of the right front. i decided to back up and stay there as not to ruin everyone elses run with a red flag on the final session ever. you can see this at the end of the vid.

    got home and i guess my hawks didnt like all that heat on the last two back to back sessions in the 101* heat. they were toast down to the backing plates. rotors were completely heat cracked from every hole too.





    not the way i wanted to end it, but fitting.
    im gonna really miss that place, its been my entire life for the last 2 and a half years.....
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    Damn this is such a shame. It's a great track imo. I prefer it to MSR quite a bit. Great write up as usual. Sucks the brakes went but glad to see the car put up with the heat until that last session. What's the backup track for you? MSR?

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    Fuck everyone involved with closing down TWS

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdsgn View Post
    Damn this is such a shame. It's a great track imo. I prefer it to MSR quite a bit. Great write up as usual. Sucks the brakes went but glad to see the car put up with the heat until that last session. What's the backup track for you? MSR?
    yes and no, MSR Cresson is next closest track to me. (not MSR houston most refer to when they say MSR)

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    I've always seen MSR referring to Cresson and MSRH the Angleton track.

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    well ive been taking some time off after TWS closed permanatly to store Hurricane Harvey flood cars


    but starting to tinker with the car again. decided to install a quick release race wheel to help aid entry and exit with the fixed seats.

    pulled off the airbag first by inserting two allen wrenches in the two holes on the side of the wheel. push in to move the spring pins/rods and it pops right off. amazing how little was holding it in.


    couple people said you could just wiggle the wheel off, that was bull. so i bought this little cheap puller and ground it down to fit into the two tiny holes in the pot metal wheel center. it broke imidiatly.


    after removing 3 screws for the horn buttons, i realized i could get the sheetmetal center out of the way, and get a real 2/3 jaw puller on it.


    worked great and came right off.


    picked up NRG 2.5 quick release and hub for the C6 splines.


    both the factory spline and NRG stuff was well marked for up/alignment.
    hub on


    unfortunatly there wasnt enough of a cavity in the hub for the large plug and two air bag plugs. since i like to make everything reversable i stoped and ordered a 1" spacer (1/2" would have worked) to create a larger void for the plugs to stay.


    made this adapter with solid wire pins to spade connectors, to adapt the factory plug to the spades on all the NRG hubs


    stuck it into the factory connector, note the wire on either side of the connector are different colors! do not match. so you have to really trace them out to make sure your pluging into the right pins.


    found a cheap Chinese knock off of a Momo wheel on ebay.
    at this point i stoped taking pics. ran into a snag with the wheel/horn button, that kept grounding itself to the hub and either not fitting or later setting the horn off driving me and my neighbors crazy. finally got that sorted 45 minutes later and rest was a breeze.








    i took some before and after measurements
    stock wheel: 19" from wheel to seat (plus width of tape measure)
    "Momo" with NRG hubs, PLUS 1" spacer: 18.25" (plus width of tape measure)

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    Update on welded seatbelts?

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    flawless. i never had my doubts.

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