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Old 08-01-2009, 09:33 PM   #1
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Arrow 2010 Camaro SS Racecar build for NASA's American Iron series

Hi Guys,

Not sure if I'm in the right forum or not for this post - if not, mods please forgive and move to the appropriate area...


One of our customers is having us build a new (and I mean NEW) racecar for him and I thought I would post a link to the website here in case you were interested in watching Carriage House Custom Automotive's website and build progress..

This is going to be an exceptionally nice racecar that's being built to run in NASA's American Iron series. Hopefully we'll be able to get Homologation into the SCCA's American Sedan class as well..

Transformer's Bumblebee on the track?

BUIILD UPDATE:
http://www.carriagehousecustoms.com/.../2010-SS1.html










There's been a few updates now..

We're still working on getting all the component weights logged into a spreadsheet and then onto the website.

Just an FYI -

The Tremec TR6060 weighs a svelt 156#
It's cooled by an oil cooler in the radiator and the pump is (edit) built into the front of the trans.

The roll cage started going in this week and will be finished soon.. We're hoping to have this car done in time for the NASA Nationals...

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Old 08-01-2009, 09:41 PM   #2
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That looks like fun. Can't wait to see the final product.
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Old 08-01-2009, 09:43 PM   #3
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Old 08-01-2009, 09:52 PM   #4
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Drool! This is the real stuff! I hope it turns out to be the baddest beast on the circuit making the Saleens cry with dust in their eyes, and make us desk jockies cream our jeans!

Thank you for doing this!
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Old 08-02-2009, 12:27 AM   #5
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This is going to turn out AWESOME!
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Old 08-02-2009, 12:59 AM   #6
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now i know why the center hump gets so warm. look where the catalytic converters are. :-)
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:28 AM   #7
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I have already bookmarked your website. I can't wait to see what you come up with.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:41 AM   #8
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Talk about money to throw away.Lol. Can't wait for the finish product
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:43 AM   #9
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nice, keep up
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:05 AM   #10
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I'll be watching this one...
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:23 AM   #11
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Thanks guys...

At 3,840# with 3/4 load of fuel, you can see this girl needed to go to Weight-Watchers.. Gradually she's shaping up and will be one very wicked contender on the track.

Heat / Cat Convertors - Yep - it's all pretty much isolated right there..

Here's some other shots of the exhaust system and components;

The whole 9 yards - This system weighs in at 75# not including the manifolds and cats;


The Balance Tube (H-Pipe)


The Resonators


Big-Mufflers


Cast Iron Exhaust manifolds (although they look like they'd flow well)


Replacement Doug Thorley headers (5# lighter than the iron manifolds)

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Old 08-02-2009, 08:58 AM   #12
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Holy crap this is the EXACT kind of build I've been wanting to see!! Thanks for keeping us informed!
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:32 AM   #13
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Those headers are sweet. Please, please, please, put sidepipes!
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:35 AM   #14
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Way to go! Thanks for sharing and keep it coming.
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