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Old 07-17-2010, 11:32 PM   #201
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Some more drivetrain goodies.

First pic - since this is a one-off drivetrain, items had to be made from scratch. The NRE guys fabbed up an awesome chromoly crossmember. This crossmember has an integrated driveshaft safety loop (not yet welded on until the driveshaft/rearend is finalized). Note how they made the crossmember follow the base contour of the transmission pan. These are car guys doing what they love. Incredible attention to detail.

Second pic - The undercarriage. The LSX motor, billet converter, 4L85E tranny and exhaust system. The downtubes from the turbos connect right in just like a factory system. The exhaust is a very straighforward 3" stainless with virtually no resistance. Also if you look very carefully the new stainless steel fuel lines have NOT been run yet-sorry the old ones are still there. We will post a pic when that has been completed.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:40 PM   #202
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I have a question, I kinda feel why you did but I will still ask it..

If you were going for such project why not a WHITE body?
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:44 PM   #203
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Last set of pics for tonight.

Since the SST needs to first and foremost be a street car, certain "items" need to be kept hidden when not in use. One of these is the parachute. When running at speeds greater than 150 mph in the 1/4 mile or 180 mph at the Maxton Mile a parachute is required. So we had to come up with a good way to mount one where no one would know most of the time. We found a location where it could be tied in to the frame and structural integrity of the rollcage, so that was done. Originally I had asked if we could just use a Class 3 receiver hitch but that was frowned on, so the fabrication guys went to work and made reinforcement plates and a tubular chromoly receiver for the chute mount.

The coolest part about this is that you can drive the car to the track, pop off the license plate, stick the chute pack on the back, make your runs, yank the chute pack back off, put the plate back on and drive home. Pretty neat...

First Pic - What the chute mount looks like with the license plate removed. This mount is rock solid in linear pull, as well as vertical and horizontal sheer strength.

Second Pic - This give you an idea of how beefy the mounting is. It is integrated directly in to the SST's structure.

Third Pic - the mount minus the actual chute pack. Looks like the SST has a tail...
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:51 PM   #204
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I have a question, I kinda feel why you did but I will still ask it..

If you were going for such project why not a WHITE body?

Two reasons - it "kind of evolved" but more than that, the BIW was not available yet and could not be pre-ordered. The SST was ordered first thing in October 2008.

Very valid questions though.

But it will work out in the long run since I am giving the original L99/6L80E combination to a very deserving individual, so that is a neat thing too... makes it worth it.
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:59 AM   #205
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Two reasons - it "kind of evolved" but more than that, the BIW was not available yet and could not be pre-ordered. The SST was ordered first thing in October 2008.

Very valid questions though.

But it will work out in the long run since I am giving the original L99/6L80E combination to a very deserving individual, so that is a neat thing too... makes it worth it.
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:57 AM   #206
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I can't wait to see / watch this beast hit the track.........

Great work!
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:00 AM   #207
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I just want to get first dibs on any custom parts that you decide not to use because you are "taking that area to the next level" since you have pretty much done that with EVERY aspect of this build!

Seriously though, loving this build as much as I loved watching a Charlie Lillard built The Mule. Can't wait to maybe one day see this beast in person! Great work, you're keeping us entertained, intrigued and enlightened. (We should pitch this build to the Discovery Channel for a show!)
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:25 AM   #208
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BIW can't be titled either, so it would have been a coin flip every time he hit the street.
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:40 PM   #209
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I can't wait to see / watch this beast hit the track.........

Great work!
Thanks K. It will be great to hang out and cruise with you Jax members...

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I just want to get first dibs on any custom parts that you decide not to use because you are "taking that area to the next level" since you have pretty much done that with EVERY aspect of this build! Well Thank You and there are parts that are already making the rounds in the C5 community.

Seriously though, loving this build as much as I loved watching a Charlie Lillard built The Mule. Can't wait to maybe one day see this beast in person! Great work, you're keeping us entertained, intrigued and enlightened. (We should pitch this build to the Discovery Channel for a show!)

Well, I'm glad it is entertaining. Funny you mention Charlie. At the HRPT (Hot Rod Power Tour) which is where the first pic in this thread of the concept was taken, I saw the Mule and spoke with Charlie about it. He was really nice. That car is still the benchmark for modern PT cars.


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BIW can't be titled either, so it would have been a coin flip every time he hit the street.
Ah, very valid point. Forgot about not able to be titled. That wouldn't work. Something about a Black 2010 Camaro being registered as a 1987 Chevy Blazer probably would not fly...
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Ah, very valid point. Forgot about not able to be titled. That wouldn't work. Something about a Black 2010 Camaro being registered as a 1987 Chevy Blazer probably would not fly...
Used to be able to get away with that stuff, I once had a 69 Camaro with engine from a 64 Impala, got rebuilders title that said "1964 Camaro"
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:40 PM   #211
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Sorry - a little off topic, but this shot was taken at the shop yesterday. The first 6 seater that goes over 200 mph. I get pumped over the little things... If you have speed in your blood it has a tendency to spill over into everything. And no, it is not mine, it is a client's.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:42 PM   #212
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Sorry - a little off topic, but this shot was taken at the shop yesterday. The first 6 seater that goes over 200 mph. I get pumped over the little things... If you have speed in your blood it has a tendency to spill over into everything.
You are so desensitized....


That's AWESOME!
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:49 PM   #213
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That's AWESOME!
Hey wait - WHO is the one building a 25' boat from scratch ? Hmmm. I think it was one of the mods on this site whose screen name starts with D.... er something like that. You may know of him...
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:57 PM   #214
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Sorry - a little off topic, but this shot was taken at the shop yesterday. The first 6 seater that goes over 200 mph. I get pumped over the little things... If you have speed in your blood it has a tendency to spill over into everything. And no, it is not mine, it is a client's.
eet's purdy! Must be a lot of motor(s) to push that wing 200mph over the water!
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Sorry - a little off topic, but this shot was taken at the shop yesterday. The first 6 seater that goes over 200 mph. I get pumped over the little things... If you have speed in your blood it has a tendency to spill over into everything. And no, it is not mine, it is a client's.
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:18 AM   #216
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I'll go for a ride anytime in that boat.

Speedster, please tell you'll drive/ship this thing to C5FII if it's Central or West. I want to experience warp speed!
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:28 AM   #217
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eet's purdy! Must be a lot of motor(s) to push that wing 200mph over the water!
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Speedster, please tell you'll drive/ship this thing to C5FII if it's Central or West. I want to experience warp speed!
Here's a video posted a while back setting the standing mile speed record. Horsepower in many forms is fun...
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:54 AM   #218
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1:15 up sounds so cool! That would make a great cell ringtone
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:10 AM   #219
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Here's a video posted a while back setting the standing mile speed record. Horsepower is many forms is fun...

Holy crap, Batman!

Wow wow wow!
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So Bruce called me a few weeks ago saying, "Hey Chris we're thinking about bring the boat up the Saint John's River, maybe you and the wife and kids would like to come out with us for some fun. Skiing, tubes, you know, fun with the kiddos....."

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So Bruce called me a few weeks ago saying, "Hey Chris we're thinking about bring the boat up the Saint John's River, maybe you and the wife and kids would like to come out with us for some fun. Skiing, tubes, you know, fun with the kiddos....."

Uhm... NoKthnxbye


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I'll go for a ride anytime in that boat.

Speedster, please tell you'll drive/ship this thing to C5FII if it's Central or West. I want to experience warp speed!
Yeah you and the other 4 screaming passengers lol.
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Is this close?...

GTA: Hey Bruce, can you slow down?

Bruce: WHAT?

GTA: I SAID... CAN YOU SLOW DOWN PLEASE?

Bruce: WHAT?

GTA: YOU'RE SCARING THE KIDS (and me too) PLEASE SLOW DOWN!

Bruce: WHAT?

GTA: NEVERMIND!... (Our Father, who art in Heaven.....)

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Is this close?...

GTA: Hey Bruce, can you slow down?

Bruce: WHAT?

GTA: I SAID... CAN YOU SLOW DOWN PLEASE?

Bruce: WHAT?

GTA: YOU'RE SCARING THE KIDS (and me too) PLEASE SLOW DOWN!

Bruce: WHAT?

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