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C4 ZR1 Track Car: The Beginning

 
Old 04-30-2015, 11:42 AM
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Very nice. I picked up an 85 that I will be running through to turn into wheel to wheel as well. Hopefully, I don't find anything that stops me like your first roller did. Keep us posted, looks like it will be a great build.
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Didn't realize my polar opposite was living in the same city as me (your white car). Believe that's the same one I saw out at COTA last month.

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Old 04-30-2015, 01:44 PM
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Didn't realize my polar opposite was living in the same city as me (your white car). Believe that's the same one I saw out at COTA last month.


Yes...yes it was.
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16'...got PLENTY of clearance.

Wow, now that is a garage
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Old 05-01-2015, 01:25 AM
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Wow, now that is a garage
Thanks...it's about 900 sq/ft. of fun space.

I have both cars in there...could store 3 if I want to hang one on the lift.

It was a labor of love...took me a few months to get it done. It's got A/C and heat...a must if you want to actually work on cars down here year round.

My better half got the cabinets for me for my birthday...she IS a keeper.
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:24 AM
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Spent part of the weekend cleaning out stuff to get it ready for the cage...

Pulled wiring harnesses and other things out of the way for them to get at the mounting points and found about 30 pennies under the passenger seat.

I'm finding a lot of red silt inside the car...the flood deposited some native dirt. Every relay and electronic part will need to be replaced...but the wiring should be good to go.

Fortunately...I have replacements for all the major electronics (ABS Controller, ABS pump, FX3) and replacements for all the dash switches, etc.

Like I said earlier, Winding Road Racing will be doing the cage...they have a lady at the Austin shop who designs/fabricates and she's as picky as myself. She wants it tight into the interior, clean and stout. I've looked at a half dozen of her cages already...a friend had her install one in his 928 LeMons car he calls the PorsChevy (L98-based small block) and the welds are beautiful, the cage is as far away from the driver as possible. Quality work...and only about $500 more than I was figuring it would run. Looking at her work...I think it's well worth it.

She's doing a little research right now to see what else is needed for what I anticipate I'll be doing with the car. Since I have no real plans to go wheel to wheel in this, I won't need to destroy the doors with NASCAR door bars but it will have X-braces in place. She's planning to tuck the top bars up into the roof panel tight away from my head...

About all I have left to do is get the dash loosened so she can move it around while doing the front bars down the pillars.

Got plenty of other things to keep me busy...hope I can have this thing ready for next year if time & money don't run out first.

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Old 05-13-2015, 02:57 PM
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What wheels are on that beast? Love the mesh look and don't see my knock off zo6 weeks being track friendly
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Getting parts is such a hassle for 'older' cars.
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16'...got PLENTY of clearance.

Beautiful looking setup!
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What wheels are on that beast? Love the mesh look and don't see my knock off zo6 weeks being track friendly
The track wheels are CCW Classic's in 18"
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We got hit by the Memorial Day floods last year...got the entire ground floor under 4" of water. I put the ZR1 away and started repairs that went all the way to Christmas, but have now pulled the car back over to the shop and started stripping it down.

The rear suspension and D44 are out. I have all the Banski parts for the rear in hand...but I've got to weld the seams on the frame up before that. Should be starting on that next week...waiting for Argon for the TIG.

The cage got shot down by the local shop because I wanted OPERATIONAL windows on this car. I want to be able to roll the windows up and lock it (if it's left at the track) and since I have an open trailer...I want it closed for inclement weather. They wanted to gut the doors and put NASCAR door bars in. I also wanted the INTERIOR in the car (halo covers, door cards, etc)...and they said under those restrictions thanks but no thanks.

And so, I will order an AutoPower weld-in cage and make additions to it I want for additional bracing. Frack 'em...

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Old 03-03-2016, 08:17 PM
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I guess we'll just have to wait & see then, won't we

P.S. There are at least 3 or 4 members in the C4 section using those heads on 427 & 434 Dart motors making well over 650 HP as well...

Also...there was no monkeying with the "numbers"...the engine builder is NOT the dyno owner or operator. They ran it, printed it out, tuned it, ran it, printed it out until it was right. They had a F.A.S.T. tuner flown in to set it up.

Joe White, who OWNS the dyno, is a VERY well respected engine builder in his own right around these parts. He has ZERO incentive to "fudge numbers" on a motor he didn't build.

Thanks for your "professional opinion"...I'll believe what I've seen with my own eyes thank you.
Soooo.....who is right on the torque and HP numbers?
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Originally Posted by Reggie Dunlop View Post
Soooo.....who is right on the torque and HP numbers?
Not gonna get a chance to find out...

I'm buying a crate LT4 to put in it...650/650 with a 3 year warranty. Once that is done I'll do some mods to it and get what I want.

My engine builder had a heart attack and died...so much for that route.

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