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Old 04-19-2012, 03:09 PM   #3249
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If you're ever passing thru there again and have time for lunch or supper give me a shout. I'm currently working in Conroe so I'm not too far off from the Houston action but the car stays in the garage in Houma.
I'll certainly do that...
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:25 PM   #3250
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I hear you, but safety is my primary and almost only concern... it'll be rare if at all that I do any autox or road racing... so, I can handle just about any discomfort long enough to run the mile or the 1/4 mile... I used to bitch about wearing a work vest on the rig... but not any more after my little swimming incident.. I not only wear one, I cinch that baby down to where I can barely breathe... The one I had on during my swim was so loose by the time i was on the surface... up from 30 feet or so deep, it was up around my ears and I had to hold it down to keep my head above water...

Thanks for the advice though... I am going to consider the material and fit... Hopefully with going to Simpson and letting them custom fit the harness, it'll be quite comfortable in addition to keeping me from flopping around like a wet noodle...

I also have a full driving suit, jacket, and pants, so additional padding there as well...
I hear ya on that man. I don't go out on open water without a PFD. and it is not a life jacket. it will not save your life... it will merely float your dead carcass to the surface.

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Old 04-19-2012, 08:20 PM   #3251
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I hear ya on that man. I don't go out on open water without a PFD. and it is not a life jacket. it will not save your life... it will merely float your dead carcass to the surface.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:41 PM   #3252
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It was great to see you again today and get a chance to see Brandi and all of the latest mods. She is gonna be a Beast!!!!

Now that you are closing in on finishing this stage of your build I may have to think about starting a build thread of my own for "baby" using your old parts ......
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:43 PM   #3253
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It was great to see you again today and get a chance to see Brandi and all of the latest mods. She is gonna be a Beast!!!!

Now that you are closing in on finishing this stage of your build I may have to think about starting a build thread of my own for "baby" using your old parts ......
LMAO, Sam, you're killing me...

Have you installed the axles yet... ok, but they need to be in by Sunday eve... and you do need to start a build thread...
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:54 PM   #3254
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It was great to see you again today and get a chance to see Brandi and all of the latest mods. She is gonna be a Beast!!!!

Now that you are closing in on finishing this stage of your build I may have to think about starting a build thread of my own for "baby" using your old parts ......
sam sam sam...
miss you like crazy brother. havent spoke with you in ages.
did you ever make those holders for the radar dectors?

aaaand... you dont have to just use roberts parts
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:59 PM   #3255
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Not installed yet.... I need to find my nuts.............. for the axles...
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:01 PM   #3256
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Not installed yet.... I need to find my nuts.............. for the axles...
uhmmm, are they not on the car already...





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Old 04-19-2012, 09:05 PM   #3257
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:11 PM   #3258
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sam sam sam...
miss you like crazy brother. havent spoke with you in ages.
did you ever make those holders for the radar dectors?

aaaand... you dont have to just use roberts parts
Kyle... you know we miss you too and look forward to seeing you again this August ........ but I know where your parts have been...
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:15 PM   #3259
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uhmmm, are they not on the car already...





The Master ........ AKA Corey/Yoda .... Suggested using new..... you don't argue with the master...... besides Nathans car is taking all of our time for now so it is not a pressing issue.......
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Kyle... you know we miss you too and look forward to seeing you again this August ........ but I know where your parts have been...
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:27 PM   #3261
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R U live.

I am, cars not, though it may be tomorrow... on a temporary basis... The turbos were reinstalled today... We had to adjust some of the trans coolant lines... Tomorrow, I have to extend a couple of the sensor wires... no biggee, we have to do a temporary patch to the trans tunnel, and build a shifter to determine the shape of the final shifter handle... If we can get it all going, I'll drive the car tomorrow and if that's good, I'll take it to the Friday night gathering, and then drop it off Saturday morning since I leave Sunday to go offshore..

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Kyle... you know we miss you too and look forward to seeing you again this August ........ but I know where your parts have been...
LMAO... That's wrong on so many levels...

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uh huh... That's what they all say...
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:44 AM   #3262
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WooHoo...Brandi got a few miles in today...

We got the drive line put back together... Though the interior is still trashed... taken apart... There is little that resembles a center console... and lots and lots of loose wire bundles... the new boost controller, a power switch for the shift light..a couple of other switches, and other misc bundles... The hole in the trans tunnel was closed up with temp stuff, until we can actually get in there and fabricate and finish the trim work... We did discuss it at length, and have ideas...

The car hasn't been tuned for the new turbos yet, so no jumping on it... much... I never got into boost, but I didn't need to for the purpose of this drive...

BUT....The new Street Slayer Clutch is absolutely the BOMB... It's brand new.. and I kid you not, it feels smoother than the stock clutch did... and OMG so much better than my last clutch... Thomas At Hendrix Engineering, and RPS... Thank You Thank you Thank You...

There is plenty of pedal, as the clutch disengages pretty high in the travel.. so we know there is plenty of travel after the disc's have released......

Now.. The Transmission... OMG...This thing is for real... George... Rockland Standard Gear... You have absolutely done yourselves proud on this one... Wow..

We left the shop, I was in first gear... accelerated up a little , and stabbed the clutch... purposefully pushing it to the floor, and click-click... 2nd ... wow, very nice, very slick, very easy... accelerated a little more in second... stabbed the clutch again... click-it self centered-click, into third... with no issues, again, so smooth and easy... I repeated this process through all of the gears and there was not a single hiccup through any of the gears...

I'm thinking it's manual shifting nirvana... This is how it's supposed to be... Simple AMAZING... I'm Loving it...

I wont see Brandi again for about four and a half weeks, but... I can rest easy knowing I made absolutely the correct decision about purchasing this transmission, and this clutch...

I wish I had taken a picture of the shifter handle we mocked up in about ten minutes... I was a piece of 3/8 X 1 inch high end aluminum, about 8 inches long... No ball, no handle, just the stick... I used it to judge the fit and distance... and I have to say, the shifter location is about as close to perfect as it can get for me...

The drive shaft... Wow, big chunk of metal, and it feels perfect... No vibration, no noise... Just a big ole chunk of metal doing perfectly what it is designed to do... it's a tight fit no doubt.. but a great fit...

As time allows over the next four weeks, Corey and Co. will finish the hardware install for the boost controller, and Joe, Racer778 will work on rebuilding the center console to fit the new shifter location...

This evening at our gathering, he mentioned he had an idea... and before he could describe it, I told him I trusted him, and that he had free reign to do with it whatever he wanted and I would see it when I get back... Personally, I can't wait to see what he comes up with...
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