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Post by frankenscort » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:35 pm

it was a good test day on the sat 14th april, got a baseline for the show day. sun the 15th april, central rs owners day at santa pod saw me walking away with a 12.1 @ 108mph. now iv realised that the chassis is starting to buckle under the hard launches, im gunna be sorting that out before our next outing

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Post by mgbv8 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:55 pm

Ha Ha!!

Time to get some plates welded on Sonny Boy :)

You cant keep pulling 1.5 second 60 foots without something getting stressed :lol:

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Post by kev_the_mole » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:28 pm

Can you do it for me Dad? Pretty please :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by mgbv8 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:19 pm

kev_the_mole wrote:Can you do it for me Dad? Pretty please :lol: :lol: :lol:
Ha Ha!!
He can do it himself mate... :)

I'm really impressed with the structure of the thin pressed plate chassis on this little tub.
Bearing in mind that the chassis points where we mounted the trailing arms are only there to take rear braking forces ie a bit of pulling. And its been taking a shed load of pushing forces from the rear axle I'm not surprised its started to buckle. But thats what this hobby is all about eh? Race it, bend it or break it, beef it up, and race it again :)

I havent done any of the structural work. Jay is learning as he does it.. I just over see the initial tacking and root welding before he finishes the welds with capping runs. He has also got the hang of mig and stick welding while pulling this lot together so its been a good learning experience for him so far.

Now he will be working out how to beef up the thin chassis rails until they are strong enough ??

I'm looking forward to the day when me and Jay run side by side 10's on the strip!

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Post by ChrisJC » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:47 am

mgbv8 wrote: I'm looking forward to the day when me and Jay run side by side 10's on the strip!
I'm looking forward to when Jay is running 9's with a properly sorted ignition system and you are still running 10's with that manky distributor thingy. :twisted: :chase :mob :racing

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Post by bones » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:59 pm

Nice work Jay. You can give your dad a few tips now :D rich

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Post by mgbv8 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:25 pm

OI!!!

You lot are supposed to be on my side. Not cheering for the young upstart :lol:

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Post by frankenscort » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:31 am

Lol 1 step at a time fellas. The only reason im doing this well is because iv copied the mg setup. Including mallory dizzy lol. If it wasnt for me old man tuning and just his knowledge in these enfines, i would still b on the trailer, not working.
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Post by bones » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:31 am

Some compliments to your proud dad. be careful Pel hes after something. :lol: rich

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Post by mgbv8 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:02 pm

Ha Ha!!

The next thing he's going to get is a paint brush and a tin of emulsion for the hallway ;)

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Post by frankenscort » Fri May 04, 2012 12:45 pm

where did that come from????

iv gotta finish building your engine yet.
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Post by mgbv8 » Fri May 04, 2012 4:54 pm

frankenscort wrote:where did that come from????

iv gotta finish building your engine yet.

I'm a busy man I'll have you know!!
I've got a whole series of Whitechapel to catch up with on tv :)

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