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Author Topic: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)  (Read 841548 times)

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Offline jl222

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1620 on: January 26, 2012, 05:04:06 PM »
 
  We went to the Pick and Pull wrecking yard yesterday and found another bumper cover and two tailights to replace

 what was damaged at speedweek last year.

 $58 for bumper and $65 for tailights  8-) Now if we can get holes in bumper for pushbar and bumper in the right
place we'll be  :-D

 9 Camaros only two good lights from different cars and only two good bumpers to chose from.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1621 on: January 28, 2012, 11:01:22 AM »
Hopefully we can get all of the body work done with enough time to paint it!  If not it's going to look like three skittles in one. :-D
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1622 on: January 28, 2012, 01:35:27 PM »

  Troy...I thought you were loading up my chainsaws not looking here :-D

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1623 on: January 28, 2012, 01:59:02 PM »
Spend less time on the web site and more time getting the car ready and you will find time to paint it.
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1624 on: January 28, 2012, 10:44:23 PM »
Spend less time on the web site and more time getting the car ready and you will find time to paint it.
 :cheers:

  Well we got all 5 holes in the bumper and in the right place :-D

  Did some cutting and fitting on hood scoop but we forgot to unload chain saws from Bvillercr's trunk :roll:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1625 on: January 28, 2012, 11:14:10 PM »
Sh!!!t. :evil:  Well the good news is we werent on the computer most of the day. :-D. And we gor some things done.

We had to put five holes in the bumper and this picture shows the first two that are for the push bar.



This picture shows the bumper on with the push bar holes done and hole 3 and 4 being fitted.  If you look at the brackets under the spoiler you will see some blue tape.  Yep thats hole 3, four is on the other side.



And the last hole is complete, this is the parachute attachment hole.  Approximately the height of the cam.



The rear end is almost complete, all we have to do is replace the metal tube that the chute cables go through. :-o  Here is a picture of a nearly installed bumper.



Since we still had some daylight left, we worked on our scoop
A little.

Normal size.



Cut down!  Now that's an opening, Jk. :-o



They correct half, cut down some.



Cut some more.



A little more.



Can't do any cutting on the inside, too much fiberglass dust.  Started getting too dark.  So we had a good day and it ended with this. :cheers:



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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1626 on: January 31, 2012, 06:35:18 PM »
 
  Did a little more fitting on hood scoop and it now fits the front curve of hood. That's about it untill we get the
front end mounted and the hood fitted and mounted to it.

  PIcked up a Garmin nuvi 2460 GPS at Costco, [ hey had to find directions to different house for Super Bowl] :-D
  and now hopefully have a backup to the F.A.S.T EFI and the Bville Pro program to find the top speed of the 222 car if we don't make it to the exit trap.

  Now I have to figure out how to use it :-P
 

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1627 on: January 31, 2012, 06:51:19 PM »
Ask your paper boy.

He can show you how to use the GPS.

That's how I learned.

Make certain that you don't mount it upside down or it will tell you the wrong way to turn.

It's gonna go nuts trying to recalculate if you are spinning.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1628 on: February 05, 2012, 02:04:41 PM »
 
  GPS is amazing so far, calculated within a minute of arival time first time I used it.
 
  Entering address for super bowl party in next few min 8-)

  Does anyone know if GPS can be played back? Like after a run at Bville.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1629 on: February 05, 2012, 02:39:20 PM »
Hope , yr team won. I could hear you guys itching from here after cutting that fiberglass.
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1630 on: February 05, 2012, 02:53:42 PM »
Hope , yr team won. I could hear you guys itching from here after cutting that fiberglass.

  Game not starting for a couple hrs. No favorite, but about 4 players from Fresno St playing 2 on each team.

  Hope to do good on pool :-D And a little bench racing.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1631 on: February 10, 2012, 09:25:24 AM »
A couple of videos from the past.  Never getting the traction that I need to get all the way down the track.

http://youtu.be/mHUEA-pScY8

http://youtu.be/55XA0vrNNj0

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1632 on: February 12, 2012, 02:09:30 PM »
A couple of videos from the past.  Never getting the traction that I need to get all the way down the track.

http://youtu.be/mHUEA-pScY8

http://youtu.be/55XA0vrNNj0

  EFI F.A.S.T. data shows good traction for 14.7 sec on ist video above

  1st gear 5 sec 114.5 mph 6250 rpm -throttle position sensor 53%

  2nd gear 10.2 sec 152.5 mph 5700 rpm -tps 52%

  3rd gear 14.7 sec 178.9 mph 4970 rpm tps 61%


  2nd video

  1st gear 5.9 sec 108 mph  5950 rpm tps 70%   got loose Troy backed off then back on

  2nd gear 12.9 sec 167 mph 6250 tps 55%

  3RD gear no traction.

   Track looser sooner on second run.

    Bonneville Pro used to get speeds


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1633 on: February 13, 2012, 02:29:42 PM »
Just shows how easy Elmer is.  Once you start slipping and backpedal a little, there's not enuf room to fix it and do much good.
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1634 on: February 22, 2012, 12:10:43 AM »

  We spent some time Monday setting up the suspension in just the right spot to mount the new front end
to match the old setup. Might not be as difficult as first thought [hopefully] :-)

  We had to buy a new rear bumper [pick and pull] because when I spun and the car got sideways with the chute
out, the tube that goes from rear of metal body through bumper wasn't braced correctly and allowed the steel
cables that go from chute mount on frame through tube [then attach to shroud lines] to rip bumber. As tube
just bent side ways from lack of bracing.

   Got another piece of tubing and working on bracing so that will not happen again.

  Should have had Bvillercr take fotos :-P Next time :-D
 
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