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Old 09-16-2012, 12:54 AM   #4751
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:02 AM   #4752
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Please do not...

I need some info before too long... Alignment specs and whatnot... or do I need to load it on the trailer and bring it to you... corner weighting, ride height etc....
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:04 AM   #4753
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I did some of it, and Corey and Justin will be finishing it up... I started on the frame work for it, did the little cutouts in the trunk over the frame rails as well...

I cut out the hole where the mount tube will go through the rear bulkhead as well... Since I wanted a red chute, it wont be here for another almost two weeks. It's damn big as well... It's a cross form chute and it's a 14 footer... rated for a 4000 lb car and 250 mph...
Good God that is a big chute, should look and perform for your beasts needs! Post pictures if you can while your gone for work!
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:09 AM   #4754
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I need some info before too long... Alignment specs and whatnot... or do I need to load it on the trailer and bring it to you... corner weighting, ride height etc....
As soon as you have the car done, with all the pieces in place s you are going to run in the mile, please haul it over. We'll scale it, align it and set the shocks so all you have to do is keep the shiny side up.
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:21 AM   #4755
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Wait... I have a feeling that BOTH sides are shiny, but i dunno, just my spidey sense...
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:31 AM   #4756
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Good God that is a big chute, should look and perform for your beasts needs! Post pictures if you can while your gone for work!
I think we could roll the car out the back of a C-130 and it would be ok... but I'm not going to try it...

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As soon as you have the car done, with all the pieces in place s you are going to run in the mile, please haul it over. We'll scale it, align it and set the shocks so all you have to do is keep the shiny side up.
Will do... It might be tuesday or so before the mile... I'll be loading it out and heading to Beeville on Thursday... And keeping the shinier side up is a big part of the plan

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Wait... I have a feeling that BOTH sides are shiny, but i dunno, just my spidey sense...
The bottom side is not too shiny, though there are a few parts that are pretty nice looking...
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:07 PM   #4757
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So Mike, 2010ABM came over today and we got the first two of the hood vents on my mile car.

We are going to mount the other two but they are in my trailer box, which is at my builders ranch right now. So, I'll do those when I get back from work in a little over three weeks.

We had a good laugh, I told him the brushes on my dremel were going out and sure enough about half way through trimming some of the inner frame, is arced and started smoking real bad... I unplugged it and put it aside. Fortunately, I was close enough to being finished that it didn't matter... I'll pick up a new dremel tool.

This hood is for the mile only as of right now, I may or may not paint it Red Jewel Tint... This one is CGM...
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:26 PM   #4758
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So Mike, 2010ABM came over today and we got the first two of the hood vents on my mile car.

We are going to mount the other two but they are in my trailer box, which is at my builders ranch right now. So, I'll do those when I get back from work in a little over three weeks.

We had a good laugh, I told him the brushes on my dremel were going out and sure enough about half way through trimming some of the inner frame, is arced and started smoking real bad... I unplugged it and put it aside. Fortunately, I was close enough to being finished that it didn't matter... I'll pick up a new dremel tool.

This hood is for the mile only as of right now, I may or may not paint it Red Jewel Tint... This one is CGM...
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:35 PM   #4759
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So Mike, 2010ABM came over today and we got the first two of the hood vents on my mile car.

We are going to mount the other two but they are in my trailer box, which is at my builders ranch right now. So, I'll do those when I get back from work in a little over three weeks.

We had a good laugh, I told him the brushes on my dremel were going out and sure enough about half way through trimming some of the inner frame, is arced and started smoking real bad... I unplugged it and put it aside. Fortunately, I was close enough to being finished that it didn't matter... I'll pick up a new dremel tool.

This hood is for the mile only as of right now, I may or may not paint it Red Jewel Tint... This one is CGM...
Just got home a few mins ago...was great hangin' out with you (and Deb) today.

The dremel blowing up was pretty funny...not nearly as funny as what you said mid-cut on the first vent though..."He did 24 of these at the Fest?!"

Always great hangin' with y'all, enjoyed dinner, and the patio is awesome!!

Don't work too hard on the rig!
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:11 PM   #4760
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Just got home a few mins ago...was great hangin' out with you (and Deb) today.

The dremel blowing up was pretty funny...not nearly as funny as what you said mid-cut on the first vent though..."He did 24 of these at the Fest?!"

Always great hangin' with y'all, enjoyed dinner, and the patio is awesome!!

Don't work too hard on the rig!
LOL, Thanks again, even if you only feel like you were moral support... Glad you made it home ok....
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:28 PM   #4761
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Looks good! Are those the regular hex vents?

How was the cutting, other than the dremel death?
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:59 PM   #4762
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Looks good! Are those the regular hex vents?

How was the cutting, other than the dremel death?
Thanks,

Yes they are the regular Hex Vents... If it looks like it will work, I'll be putting a second set wider out and a little bit further back, in the hopes of getting most of the air out from under the hood along the firewall... I'm not using the trays either...

The biggest problem I had cutting them was the first blade I tried to use was too short, and it wasn't going through both layers of metal.... Other than that, no problem... The dremel death was kinda funny.... and man it made a big cloud of smoke...
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:44 AM   #4763
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I know they aren't necessarily for looks for you, but daaaang. I love seeing them! NICE!

I might put a set of those on the "list" of wants.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:54 AM   #4764
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I know they aren't necessarily for looks for you, but daaaang. I love seeing them! NICE!

I might put a set of those on the "list" of wants.
The hood is the right color if you want to see it on your car... but there are no stripes...

And you are correct, looks never entered the equation... this is strictly a performance addition, though I freely admit they look great... Steve at Hex Vents did a great job with these..
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:33 PM   #4765
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So Mike, 2010ABM came over today and we got the first two of the hood vents on my mile car.

We are going to mount the other two but they are in my trailer box, which is at my builders ranch right now. So, I'll do those when I get back from work in a little over three weeks.

We had a good laugh, I told him the brushes on my dremel were going out and sure enough about half way through trimming some of the inner frame, is arced and started smoking real bad... I unplugged it and put it aside. Fortunately, I was close enough to being finished that it didn't matter... I'll pick up a new dremel tool.

This hood is for the mile only as of right now, I may or may not paint it Red Jewel Tint... This one is CGM...
Cool I'm serioursly considering those vents for Pumpkin.

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The hood is the right color if you want to see it on your car... but there are no stripes...

And you are correct, looks never entered the equation... this is strictly a performance addition, though I freely admit they look great... Steve at Hex Vents did a great job with these..


I agree! I want them cause the functional and great looking to boot.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:00 PM   #4767
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Cool I'm serioursly considering those vents for Pumpkin.

They are nice B.

Installing them was interesting. I think I would have been better off if I had watched the video... but I did the man thing.... so it was a revelation at each step.... but there is nothing hard about it... Just make sure the blades you use are long enough to reach through both layers of metal... That was the biggest problem I had...
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So two packages arrived today at the shop while I was driving over here to Mississippi...

One was the fuel pump from Aeromotive... They replaced the entire motor and ungraded the inlet tube...

The other box was the Weldon fuel pump and controller...

Corey is already at work fabricating the items needed to mount this. He and Allan rewired the Lingenfelter dual pump system and put it back in the tank...

Now we have to build a two gallon~~ fuel cell and install the Weldon on the outside of it and plumb it all together. Finish the parachute and the roll cage and we will be ready for the mile...
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So two packages arrived today at the shop while I was driving over here to Mississippi...

One was the fuel pump from Aeromotive... They replaced the entire motor and ungraded the inlet tube...

The other box was the Weldon fuel pump and controller...

Corey is already at work fabricating the items needed to mount this. He and Allan rewired the Lingenfelter dual pump system and put it back in the tank...

Now we have to build a two gallon~~ fuel cell and install the Weldon on the outside of it and plumb it all together. Finish the parachute and the roll cage and we will be ready for the mile...
You are getting closer every day
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:01 PM   #4770
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Really want to make the mile this fall. I can't believe we scheduled the Camaro Natl's that weekend... seems every weekend is full up from now til Christmas...
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Really want to make the mile this fall. I can't believe we scheduled the Camaro Natl's that weekend... seems every weekend is full up from now til Christmas...
Brother Mike, no worries.. Like I told the guys from San Antonio... Go to the Nats and support you guys... Unless you are directly involved, the mile can be pretty boring...ild rather they go help support you guys and I'll be heading to Sealy after my Sunday morning run if all goes as planned... Make my last fast pass, buy some 215 + mph t-shirts and go help support you guys...

The Nats are a blast...
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I'm sure you'll have a great pit crew. The mile is still on my bucket list.

But I still have to miss this one...:(
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Really want to make the mile this fall. I can't believe we scheduled the Camaro Natl's that weekend... seems every weekend is full up from now til Christmas...
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