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Old Jan 9th, 20, 1:55 PM Thread Starter
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Winter upgrade thread

I'm in process of some pretty big winter upgrades trying to get some more consistency out of the car on the track. We are also struggling to get the car off the line now that it makes a little more power than it did a year ago.

1. Boxed frame rails and putting the underneath of a 25.3 to stiffen the chassis. Car is still an 850 cert in the interior but this should help stiffen the car considerably.

2. Dump valve for glide. A tuning aid

3. A boost controller to bleed some boost off the starting line so I'm not blowing the tires off at the brake release

4. Constantly looking for weight removal.
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Old Jan 9th, 20, 5:52 PM
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Re: Winter upgrade thread

I boxed the center section of my 71 frame and could not believe the difference!! With the bare frame on jack stands I cold lift one side of the front frame several inches before it would come off any of the other stands. It was like a wet noodle. Once boxed I could not detect any flex at all. I have not driven the car with the work done yet, but would bet it will make a big difference..


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Old Jan 9th, 20, 6:29 PM
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Re: Winter upgrade thread

Is that a custom, set, or a prefab, and is it a track only type?

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Old Jan 10th, 20, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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It's a total custom build by me and a buddy.
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Old Jan 10th, 20, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Winter upgrade thread

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Is that a custom, set, or a prefab, and is it a track only type?
Not sure what you mean by track only type? It is still a street car. Planning on Drag Week attempt again this year.
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Old Jan 10th, 20, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Boxing rails, new carpet, new co2 shifter, wiring, 33 days till we race ugh
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Old Jan 10th, 20, 3:13 PM
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Re: Winter upgrade thread

I was wondering about being able to run mufflers, you answered that. Looks very good.

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Old Jan 10th, 20, 7:31 PM
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Re: Winter upgrade thread

Literally a winter upgrade.
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Old Jan 10th, 20, 7:54 PM
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That's a bunch of work, looking nice too!
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Some paint, now to reassemble. Mounted a couple racepak sensors and boost controller sensor today.,still lots of plumbing and wiring to go. Interior install and front end. 39 days till we head south
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Old Jan 21st, 20, 9:18 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Winter upgrade thread

lower bars are done and plumbing complete

making progress!
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Old Jan 21st, 20, 9:21 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Winter upgrade thread

A little swiss cheese!
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Old Jan 22nd, 20, 6:34 AM
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Re: Winter upgrade thread

Upgrades look great. What part of the South are you heading too?
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Are you going to scale it after the upgrades?
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Old Jan 22nd, 20, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Upgrades look great. What part of the South are you heading too?
Lights out 11 at SGMP
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