Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:34 am
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:28 am
Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:14 pm
dkpain wrote:Had our club banquet last night. Rookie of the year. Studded class A winner. NAPA Studded series champion. And Thunder Bay Autosports Club overall Champion. Thank you alltrac. Next year hope to do it all again. Now just gotta find some sponsors. Especially tires.
dkpain wrote:To lighten up the car to the point that its at, i think alot of that weight cam from the doors, and the seats. They weighed like 100 lbs a piece. Holly crap, I could barely lift the friggen driver seat out of it. If I remember correctly it had that bolster air bag in it. Really heavy. Threw in a kirkey race seat that I found on kijiji. not sure what style of seat but fits me like a glove. Had to modify it a little to get it centered in front of the wheel. Also to get me low enough to get my helmet on.
The motors in the doors were insanely heavy. Lost the mirrors and glass and everything. Then I made 5mm lexan windows. I bent them by using a tiger torch. You blow the heat down a stove pipe on the ground. Hold the lexan over it and bend till curved properly. (there was more to it than that but).
The menard tires didn't hold up that great. I have been nominated to take a place on the executive board for the ice race club so i will be pushing the ATV stud option for the club. If we reduce the stud count (to get the same grip as the menards) than we could use either or. but menards are just too expensive for how long they last. I could understand if they lasted maybe two seasons, but eight in one year. I dont know.
The aluminum skid plate is a excellent idea and I am going to do the same. Need protection there. Need to beef up the aluminum front bumper. I hit it hard into snow and it did nothing. But if i nail another car, the front, rad, intercooler rad, and other stuff are toast. lots of ideas. Anything you can or anyone can think of for ice racing should be posted here. The sport is unreal.
dkpain wrote:Question: 1
Exhaust. What should I do? I'm going to fab my own stainless one. I think 2.5 inch as I don't need 3 inch. But a good header and down pipe? What EXACTLY should I be getting.
dkpain wrote:Question: 2
Clutch and flywheel. Which? Not too crazy just something that'll be good for ice. I got a nissan technician who is a real race car enthusiast is gonna help me. I want to collect all the parts I need and get them here than schedule him in so.
dkpain wrote:Question: 3
Blowoff valve. Which and why? Is it really required? Ran all year without. Recirculate? or no? Remember. Not a street car. Recirculating seems to me isn't necessary. A little squirt of fuel in between shifts seems like maybe some insurance. Keeping things a little rich? Not a bad idea for a race car as I don't have to care about fuel economy.
Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:47 pm
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dkpain wrote:thanks for the info. Should I keep the stock exhaust manifold or get a tubular? Will just the downpipe, flex and homemade mid pipe be all I need?
Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:32 am
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