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Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:23 pm
by GT4_DRED
eric thompson wrote:More progress...

Was that welding done with a Mig? Looking good!

Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:13 pm
by eric thompson
GT4_DRED wrote:
eric thompson wrote:More progress...

Was that welding done with a Mig? Looking good!



Yes, with a MIG.

Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:26 pm
by PDoane
Good luck with it

Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:41 pm
by eric thompson
PDoane wrote:Good luck with it



Thanks, I'm sure I'll need it

Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:45 pm
by PDoane
Is this your first racecar build?

Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:16 pm
by eric thompson
PDoane wrote:Is this your first racecar build?



Yes as an owner but I've been renting/racing SCCA spec miata's for 9 years now...

Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:20 pm
by eric thompson
cage almost done... wheel tire dilemma!!! Help please

Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:14 pm
by eric thompson
Slow progress....

Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:15 pm
by eric thompson
more.

Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:38 pm
by Redswan
I can't wait to see how this turns out.

Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:11 am
by CMS-GT4
Did you resolve your wheel dilemma?

EDIT: Are you doing a custom lower control arm? BTW I have some tte front tarmac specs if it helps.
caster 6.15' camber -2.45'
I know the t3 top mounts will get you a fair bit of caster, but like me you will likely need to add caster at the lca as well to keep the tire center.
My understanding is the TTE parts function in this way with top mount and lower arm both providing caster.

Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:35 am
by eric thompson
I'm interested in whatever advice you may have regarding the front suspension. At the moment it seems we're going to have to extend the lower strut brackets and modify the upper towers to move all 4 struts inboard 1 inch to run the 245's... Maybe raise front towers too for travel. Plus wheels can't protrude past upper fender/wheel arch opening so the clearances are tight all around...

Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:18 am
by klue
looking good brother, how did you weld the seat bracket to the floor ? TIG or mig?

Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:27 pm
by eric thompson
mig welded...

Having spoken to some of the top national level guys in my class the level of development and investment in their cars is just rediculous! from sequential trans's to relocated suspension pickup points to multiple diff/final drive/gear ratios per weekend, ex grpA cars, ex world challenge cars... I'm definitely jumping into the lions den bringing a knife to a gun fight. lol

Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:12 pm
by eric thompson
Few more pics, 17x8 et35 rpf1 and 245/40 Hoosiers...
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