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Old 07-20-2012, 08:05 PM   #35
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Team Mitchum,

Thanks for the help today at VIR! You are a great bunch of guys. Awesome Camaro too! Good luck at INDY....

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Old 07-21-2012, 02:58 AM   #36
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Very cool thread guys. We really appreciate the inside scoop stuff you're showing us. With the gold foil heat shielding on the car, the build is a bit (dare I say) NASA like.






Good luck at Indy!:party0038:
I have a question, what is going on with the front top lip of the nose, is it bent up like that intentionally?
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:47 AM   #37
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I have a question, what is going on with the front top lip of the nose, is it bent up like that intentionally?
Fast is going on. There is little structure in the front fascia and at the speed they are running the fascia is is not as hard as the air they are driving through.
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:28 AM   #38
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Fast is going on. There is little structure in the front fascia and at the speed they are running the fascia is is not as hard as the air they are driving through.
Pete, thanks for the response. Is that common for all camaro's?
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:37 AM   #39
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Fast is going on. There is little structure in the front fascia and at the speed they are running the fascia is is not as hard as the air they are driving through.


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...Is that common for all camaro's?
No, of course not.

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I think it is damage related to the previous day's rollover on the 62 Mitchum Motorsports Camaro that is causing the boxer's nose.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:57 PM   #40
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No, of course not.

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I think it is damage related to the previous day's rollover on the 62 Mitchum Motorsports Camaro that is causing the boxer's nose.
All of those are purpose built race cars. The number 62 is a stock Camaro chassis. Maybe it just need's a little reinforcement up front.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:58 PM   #41
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No, of course not.

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I think it is damage related to the previous day's rollover on the 62 Mitchum Motorsports Camaro that is causing the boxer's nose.
All of those are purpose built race cars that are tube frame cars with artificial Camaro bodies manufactured to fit on the chassis. The number 62 is a stock Camaro chassis. Maybe it just need's a little reinforcement up front.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:23 PM   #42
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All of those are purpose built race cars that are tube frame cars with artificial Camaro bodies manufactured to fit on the chassis. The number 62 is a stock Camaro chassis. Maybe it just need's a little reinforcement up front.
Negative. The last two are in the exact same class (GS) as the Mitchum cars and are therefore built to the same spec.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:51 PM   #43
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Negative. The last two are in the exact same class (GS) as the Mitchum cars and are therefore built to the same spec.
Well there is my one thing learned for the day.
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:02 PM   #44
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Great info thanks.

1. So that gold foil reflects heat well, can it be purchased?

2. How does the cool shirt setup work? Does the driver also get cooler air ducted to the helmet? We run a low 7 second LS drag radial car and the driver gets might hot all suited up in the summer waiting to make a pass.
Yes the gold foil is installed to reflect heat away from it. Yes it can be purchased, just send me a PM and we can get you squared away. For driver cooling, the cool shirt setup would work great for what you are describing. You probably don't need a helmet blower but yes you can get one from the same company. Usually when I am sitting on pre-grid for an extended period of time, I flip on the cool shirt for about 20-30 seconds and it flows through the shirt and I get too cold so I turn it off for a while.

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Joey,

It looks to me like those are the stock rear calipers?

and I noticed most of the suspension components, are stock? lower control arms etc...

Is there a reason you are running the shorter swaybar position instead of the extended bar that comes in the 2013 camaros.

I'm in no way second guessing you guys I'm just wanting to ask the experts

Thanks for sharing the build!
Yes we run a stock rear caliper per the rules we are allowed in the class. The caliper is spaced out further than stock to allow a larger diameter rotor for better heat dissipation and increased brake torque. We have never once had a problem with the brakes on the Camaro and they are our strongest part of the car compared to our competition.

We run a bladed-adjustable sway bar for ease of tuning on the car to make sure setup is good as quickly as possible. This means that we have 5 positions of adjustment per static blade position, and we can adjust the blade to 4 different static positions. This gives us a great range of adjustment without physically having to change the sway bar underneath the car for a different unit. We are not allowed to adjust them inside as driver controls so the adjustments are simply in the trunk and under the hood for the crew members to make adjustments on the fly while in the pits.

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Do the rules allow the motor to be moved toward the rear?
The rules do not permit this. It would certainly be nice to do though!

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Where did you get the front brake cooling duct kit? Or, are they custom made?
The brake cooling kits are custom made pieces. We use a double inlet carbon piece in the front bumper that leads to two different hoses going to brackets on the spindle for brake cooling. We do have steering rack stops in the car to prevent excessive steering which helps clearance for brake cooling hoses. These kits can be installed on street cars with some modifications to your car. Send me a PM and I can get you some more pictures to give you an idea of how extensive and how much they help the car.

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Team Mitchum,

Thanks for the help today at VIR! You are a great bunch of guys. Awesome Camaro too! Good luck at INDY....

Later
Ralph
Ralph, it was great meeting you out at VIR! Stay in touch and hopefully we'll see each other around some events.

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I have a question, what is going on with the front top lip of the nose, is it bent up like that intentionally?
It is not bent up intentionally, sometimes when the bumpers are going through the modifications to fit on the car some clips are left out on accident. What you are simply seeing is the clips failing or popping out of position which leads to the open duck-bill, looks pretty funny.


Let me know if you guys have anymore questions!


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Old 07-22-2012, 10:57 PM   #45
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Does the cool shirt have quick releases if you have to get out of the car fast? I'll pm you on the foil.

Wasn't sure if it was already asked, but what do you have to way for the class? Do you start out with a BiW?
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Old 07-24-2012, 03:22 PM   #46
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Let me know if you guys have anymore questions!
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I do have a question to you Joey;
The rules says you need to use the OEM Airbox but I notice you removed the intake duct part, can you change the Air filter too? if so , which brand are you using?
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:56 AM   #47
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Shop visit

While in the Tidewater area of VA over a long weekend, we stopped by Mitchum's new shop that they are in the process of remodeling. The place is huge. Here are some pics.

The brand new 62 car Joey has been posting info on. Notice the top name on the window. That's right, Jeff Bucknum is back with Mitchum, at least for Indy tomorrow.


Some customer cars they work on in the back section


This is all that's left of 'Angelina'. She's the one that rolled in qualifying at the Glen. She'll likely be sent back to Riley for rebuild.


The prep area for the GS & ST cars.


Thanks to Trevor and Chris for showing us around.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:29 AM   #48
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whoo hoo!!! I am very excited for the race tomorrow. Should be some good weather and a lot of great Camaro Support!
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:10 AM   #49
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Love this thread. I'm amazed at how much your crew can do in such a short time. What rims and tires are you using?
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Yes we run a stock rear caliper per the rules we are allowed in the class. The caliper is spaced out further than stock to allow a larger diameter rotor for better heat dissipation and increased brake torque. We have never once had a problem with the brakes on the Camaro and they are our strongest part of the car compared to our competition.
Cool, that's really good to know. Is it the same for the front calipers?

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We run a bladed-adjustable sway bar for ease of tuning on the car to make sure setup is good as quickly as possible. This means that we have 5 positions of adjustment per static blade position, and we can adjust the blade to 4 different static positions. This gives us a great range of adjustment without physically having to change the sway bar underneath the car for a different unit. We are not allowed to adjust them inside as driver controls so the adjustments are simply in the trunk and under the hood for the crew members to make adjustments on the fly while in the pits.



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Old 07-27-2012, 12:48 AM   #51
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Good luck at Indy! So great to see the pics of your shop and cars. I really wish I could make it to the race.
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