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post #16 of 43 (permalink) Old 02-21-2011, 12:37 PM
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That looks totally sharp, especially the shot from the front.
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Any rubbing issues with the Vic wheels and tires? What does the alt cut off switch get you?

Have you considered going to autostick? you could eliminate having to remove 3rd and 4th gears then maybe, unless you are gaining strength by removing them.
Less load on the accessory belt => total discharge engine. As long as you don't need a lot of voltage to run.

For an extra advantage you could add a relay on a mercury switch.
Accelerate => alternator is off
Decelerate => alternator is on
Coast => ???

By removing gears you don't use, you reduce transmission drag.
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Less load on the accessory belt => total discharge engine. As long as you don't need a lot of voltage to run.

For an extra advantage you could add a relay on a mercury switch.
Accelerate => alternator is off
Decelerate => alternator is on
Coast => ???

By removing gears you don't use, you reduce transmission drag.
A WOT (Wide Open Throttle) switch would maybe work nicer... I like that idea though. Might impliment that in other applications!
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Ok, tires rub= Only at full turn. Stripped out plastic wheel wells did the trick. Have to run 70 series. Running Firestone firehawk P41 tires, 235-70-15's on the drv side, 235-70-16's on the pass.
Alternator cutout switch= Most guys don't run an alternater, just battery power, charged between races. Gets a few horses. I just put the exciter circuit on a switch to turn off / on.
Autostick= Already run one. We take out the trans gears that we don't need. Always run in 2nd. You'd be surprised how much centrifical weight these things are..Did the same thing on the Escort. Tryed running an aluminum flywheel. Lost TOO much weight. Let off the gas and she would instantly drop to idle. Stalled it trying to upshift.
Elongated spider gears= Welding the diff is against the rules. The way they check is jack up one side of the car. If the raised tire doesn't turn, she's locked/welded. DQ.
I ream out the center holes of the spider gears. Taper one side of the inside of the gears. When the check, torque applied from output shaft, she turns normal. However, under race conditions, torque is applied from the input shaft/pinion. The shaft binds up in the tapered slots of the spider gears, locking up the diff. ( Old school, rear wheel racer's trick.)
Springs= Circle track, left turns only, we want weak-broken-worn out springs on the left. New-highest capacity that will fit on the right front. Average everyday on right rear.
Been racing Escorts and Crown Vics. New to Intrepids. Hopefully will handle like a really big Escort...
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This is so awesome. Way to represent DI.net! didnt notice that the 1st time.
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Nice work!! Thanks for the represent! Would love to see some pics/videos when it gets into the race.
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you also might want to pick up a set of 2.7l final drive gears, they are a slightly different ratio then stock 1st gen gears and will help get you off the line quicker.
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you also might want to pick up a set of 2.7l final drive gears, they are a slightly different ratio then stock 1st gen gears and will help get you off the line quicker.
great tip!!
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Update: First race of the season. Came in 4th. Got beat by a Mitsubishi 3000 and a Concorde. Car was pushing REAL bad during practice. Shredded right front. Put on a brand new right rear, bald right front. Pressures: RF-40, RR-47, LF-20, LR-16. Handled GREAT. Drifted thru the corners, or as we call it, Saluda Slide. Real problem was I raced the Escort first. Tried driving the trepid the same way. Trepid's got over twice the horspower. Kept spinning the tires on the restarts.
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Update: First race of the season. Came in 4th. Got beat by a Mitsubishi 3000 and a Concorde. Car was pushing REAL bad during practice. Shredded right front. Put on a brand new right rear, bald right front. Pressures: RF-40, RR-47, LF-20, LR-16. Handled GREAT. Drifted thru the corners, or as we call it, Saluda Slide. Real problem was I raced the Escort first. Tried driving the trepid the same way. Trepid's got over twice the horspower. Kept spinning the tires on the restarts.
man ... that car looks really sharp
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man ... that car looks really sharp
Sounds like it will be fun ride.


Post up some end of season pics later, bet it will look a mite different LOL!!

Chuckle at saluda slide.
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Man that is nice. Is that a roll cage?
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Man that is nice. Is that a roll cage?
i think that appears to be one ..... thats one pretty sTABLE trep lol
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Congrats on placing 4th!
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