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C4 Race Car Build - roadrace, endurance

 
Old 01-04-2017, 12:53 PM
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Looks like a fun build! Nice work. I would try to mount those side pipes on some rubber though. Being solid mounted they will crack the pipe.
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Old 01-16-2017, 12:53 AM
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we will probably upgrade the motor and get the car faster.
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Cant wait to see what you do with that harness!
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Old 01-21-2017, 01:45 PM
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The harness, omg that is a pain in the but. I'm in the middle of it right now. As soon as I'm done I'll share the process.
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The '65 that I had, was equipped with factory side pipes. The first time that you put your leg up against the pipe (without nomex on) will be a memorable experience. When I was painting the car, I had the covers off and moved it. They get hot fast and the inside of your leg goes pffft real fast and the skin comes off. Ask me how I know.

I would suggest sourcing/making some side pipe covers.

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Old 01-21-2017, 03:11 PM
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The harness, omg that is a pain in the but. I'm in the middle of it right now. As soon as I'm done I'll share the process.

Im getting excited now! Everyone that thins out their harness dont share the info!
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Subscribed! Too cool!

Very nice fab work. I have done a fair amount of stainless tig work but very little on mild steel.
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Old 02-28-2017, 08:28 PM
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It has been a little bit but I back to update everyone.

So the next section is the Dash we fabbed and rewiring the car. That was a huge task to thin out the harness and keep the computer all working.
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Old 02-28-2017, 08:31 PM
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Here are some of the body mods we made. We made new bigger vents behind the front wheels and made some hood vents (all made by hand)
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Old 02-28-2017, 08:36 PM
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So what is a race car without brake ducts? We fabbed up our own brake ducts and also had to make some provision for the hood prop. While up in the front we made a new tow hook/bar
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Old 02-28-2017, 08:39 PM
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We also had to replace the fuel pump and pick up so while we were at that we also built a new sump.
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Old 02-28-2017, 08:43 PM
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Wow! Great work! Love all the tinwork!
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:45 PM
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I love your work;

I especially like the new vents; maybe it's just me, but I cringe just thinking about the computer being taken out of the passenger compartment and relocated in the engine department;

license question: " what deteriorates electrical and electronic component? " answer: "heat and vibration"; I guess GM engineers didn't go the same engineering school I did.
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Old 03-01-2017, 12:40 AM
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wow.

when i subbed i wasnt expecting this level of work!! looks awesome.
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Old 03-01-2017, 01:33 AM
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Wow! This is amazing, excellent work!

I really like the way you did brake ducting and kept the hood prop.
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wow.

when i subbed i wasnt expecting this level of work!! looks awesome.
Some beautiful work being done here.
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Old 03-01-2017, 04:30 PM
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Hey , just found this build thread , looks good !!

keep it up , we'll keep these old beasts out there

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When we were looking at building our next Chumpcar I voted for a C4. Between the two other owners I was out-voted and we picked up a Nissan Maxima. Which surprised me and was very fast. But I am convincing the other guys to get a C4 next time.

But I wanted to ask how you plan to stay under the 500 points? What I planned was since the C4 is 550pts. I figured we would have to use an automatic -75pts, use 20pts to install a large trans cooler to keep that automatic trans nice and cool. Making the car a total of 495 and leaving 5 points on the table for stuff like sheet metal, since they will ding you 3pts per square foot.

Great build, keep it up! Maybe we'll see you at Road America in the fall

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Old 07-19-2017, 07:06 AM
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great work - keep up the pics

how did you get the fuel pump sump into the tank ?
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