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    Cell Frame

    I'm building an EProd using an ATL 12 gallon cell. The support frame is simply some 1" square tubing welded between the car's frame under the trunk area that has been removed. See pictures Here.
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    Racing this weekend

    My EProd car isn't even close to being complete so I'm renting a 1975 280Z for this Saturday's Regional SCCA race at Gateway International Raceway in St. Louis. I'm picking the car up tonight. It...
  3. Thread: Shocks

    by hmsports
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    Springs/Struts

    I'd swap them -- 275 front and 250 rear. Also, try the Koni inserts. They are $155 each from True Choice. I think they are the 8610-1149. I wouldn't waste the money on the super expensive three...
  4. Thread: Camber Plates

    by hmsports
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    Plates

    I'm going to weld them in. Much cleaner of an install I think. The GC plates I had were aluminum and had so many little bolts it just looked sloppy.
  5. Thread: Camber Plates

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    Camber Plates

    The machinist who was going to make my plates for me retired so he couldn't manufacture them on 'company time'. I found a place online called eMachineshop.com that has some nifty software to...
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    Cage

    The E-Prod cage was designed for chasis stiffness and safety. I've been involved in two major accidents and my cages didn't incur any damage -- nor did I.

    The NASCAR bars on the passenger side...
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    Cage design

    Here's the proposed design for my new E-Production cage. It is already changing some but mostly it will be like this:

    E-Prod Cage Design

    Here's the main hoop with rear bracing drawn in:
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    Bushings

    I have raced using the same tension rods for more than eight years with the aluminum/delrin bushings and never had any sign of failure or fatigue. When I smacked the wall hard the tension rod simply...
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    worn rings

    Worn rings make the piston a bit looser in the cylinder but then the piston can wiggle around. I've had this happen on my of my engines and you can see very uneven wear -- indications of more...
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    too late

    I already claimed that one and the $20M from the Iraqi general that was killed...
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    bender

    Yes. It is pretty much like the manual bender on the page you linked in. I have three sets of dies. I can do 1", 1.5" and 1.75" tubing. Takes a while to get used to the measurements and where to...
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    bender

    No, this bender is of the $500 variety that makes smooth bends with no distortion of the wall. The tubing is drawn around the die through a mandrel block, not simply pressed like the HF hydaulic...
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    Sorry, no gas tank. And the front bumper has...

    Sorry, no gas tank. And the front bumper has been sold too.
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    FS: 72 body parts/bumpers/grill

    For sale from my '72 -- Pictures Here

    - Rear lights - $10
    - Rear bumper - $50 - small kink/dent near left bumperette
    - Front bumper with overrider - $75 - very good shape.
    - Rear hatch - $50...
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    71 L24/E31/Roundtops for sale

    Complete L24 with E31 and round tops. Includes stock exhaust manifold. Needs points.

    Turns over effortlessly. Has not run in about five years.

    $600 or best offer. You pay shipping. I'm in...
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    Old 240Z Photo

    Found this photo in a box of my Wife's Uncle's belongings when we cleaned out his house. Don't have a clue who it is but thought it was a neat photo.
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    rust

    I was going to cut out the offending rusted metal and weld in new patch panels. It won’t be up to ‘full restored show’ quality but it will be repaired with quality metal and full welds to racing...
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    72' rolling shell - $200 (obo)

    Must part with my 72 shell. Has been gutted in preparation for an E-Production build - $200

    Good glass
    No wiring
    No dash
    No seats

    Basically a good solid tub

    Rust:
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    Big Miniature - Hot Wheel - Show

    The Learning Channel

    Big Miniature

    Tue, Jan. 27, 2004 9 p.m. and midnight ET/PT

    Jay Leno will be with us when it's unveiled. It will happen on the celebrity-packed 35th anniversary of a...
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    Cage finally started...

    I started working on my cage last week. After checking with the SCCA on the legality of my main hoop I'm going to get some more work done this weekend before the ice storm. Pictures of my plans,...
  21. Thread: Shot Peening

    by hmsports
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    Half shafts

    On of my friends who races a 280Z in ITS was breaking his half shafts on a regular basis until he had them shot peened. Hasn't broken one since.

    Thanks for the technical explanation Phred!
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    other options

    How about:

    - Inline hydraulic brake system lock
    - Removable steering wheel
    - Master battery switch with removable key
    - Inline fuel line cutoff
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    Precision Drill Team

    When I was living in Colorado Springs in 1991 I was a member of the Ordinary Average Guys Precision Lawn Mower Drill Team. We won some kind of first place award. It started as a joke but ended up...
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    ?

    You mean there are things to read in Playboy? :classic:
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    Chrysler ME-412 Concept Car

    Quad-Turbo V12 Concept Car from Chrysler:

    http://www.hmsports.com/_images/me412.jpg
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