(Note: Donations are not tax deductible)

This is a public forum. The opinions expressed here don't
necessarily reflect the feelings of The Folks That Run The Site (that's us)
unless we explicitly say so, ok?


Forum's been "upgraded".
Things will look a bit different.
A *few* posts might have gotten lost in the crossover.
PM bobc with problems, or post in "Website Suggestions".

Author Topic: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT  (Read 230846 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline stratman59

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 280
  • Age: 53
  • Location: Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #180 on: August 25, 2009, 07:42:09 AM »
Charles,

We will pit where we pitted in June its just easier for us to pull the car around the loop.
I like the looks of the seat just not sure if i have enough room for with the funny car cage,
but need to do something before we can go 200.
Good luck with the build.

See on chat tonite if i make it.

Later

Robbie

Offline Seldom Seen Slim

  • Nancy and me and the pit bike
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 12308
  • Age: 71
  • Location: Skandia, Michigan
  • Nancy -- 201.913 mph record on a production ZX15!
    • Nancy and Jon's personal website.
Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #181 on: August 25, 2009, 10:14:00 AM »
Nice seat, Charles, and super that it's made with a form of your shape -- so it'll fit properly and be able to do the job for which it's designed -- that's protect you.   And the vise grips -- wonderful backyard racer's touch.
Jon E. Wennerberg
 a/k/a Seldom Seen Slim
 Skandia, Michigan
 (that's way up north)
2 Club member x2
Owner of landracing.com

Offline GH

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 839
  • Age: 77
  • Location: Springfield, Missouri
Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #182 on: August 25, 2009, 02:16:38 PM »
Charles, doesn't the rule book state that the seat cushion can't be thicker than 1"????

Offline Cajun Kid

  • Rajun Cajun Racing E/CGALT 5690
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3189
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Winston Salem, North Carolina
  • Venable Rod's & Racing #805 Studebaker, #806 Ford
Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #183 on: August 26, 2009, 07:55:49 PM »
GH,,  Yes you are correct on the 1" seat cushion.

The foam "cushion" and cover are just a fraction under 1" thick,,, It looks thicker becasue It is not pressed down in the seat area.  The Head Rest Cushion is denser foam and just about 3/4 thick,,

So all padding is within the rules when secured in place.


Jon,, Vice Grips ??  Man you have a keen eye,,, I guess I will remove them before driving.. LOL

Charles
« Last Edit: August 26, 2009, 08:25:18 PM by Cajun Kid »
ECTA Record Holder Maxton
E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
OHIO
B/CGALT, C/CGALT

LTA Record Holder and 200 Club Member
A/CBFALT, B/CBFALT, C/CBFALT, C/CFALT, C/CGALT,   E/CGALT, E/CFALT

Fastest Standing Mile at Ohio  203.343mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
Fastest Standing 1.5 Mile at Loring 213.624mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Loring 204.109mph

http://s261.photobucket.com/albums/ii43/cajunkid5690/

Blog    www.venablerodsandracing.com
email   venableracing@gmail.com

Offline Cajun Kid

  • Rajun Cajun Racing E/CGALT 5690
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3189
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Winston Salem, North Carolina
  • Venable Rod's & Racing #805 Studebaker, #806 Ford
Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #184 on: August 26, 2009, 08:00:47 PM »
Gary,   Ahh I looked at the pic and now I see where you could think the "seat padding/cushion" is thicker than 1 inch...  If You are looking at the Butt/Bottom of the seat pan ,  see how it is curved to support under my thighs and A$$ area ??   The seat floor has another contoured bottom welded on top of seat pan bottom, it is shaped and contoured for support... the actual padding is less that 1 inch.  I will remove the cover and take a pic for you.

Like I said  this seat was "custom made" for my big frame,,,

Charles

« Last Edit: August 26, 2009, 08:38:25 PM by Cajun Kid »
ECTA Record Holder Maxton
E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
OHIO
B/CGALT, C/CGALT

LTA Record Holder and 200 Club Member
A/CBFALT, B/CBFALT, C/CBFALT, C/CFALT, C/CGALT,   E/CGALT, E/CFALT

Fastest Standing Mile at Ohio  203.343mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
Fastest Standing 1.5 Mile at Loring 213.624mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Loring 204.109mph

http://s261.photobucket.com/albums/ii43/cajunkid5690/

Blog    www.venablerodsandracing.com
email   venableracing@gmail.com

Offline Cajun Kid

  • Rajun Cajun Racing E/CGALT 5690
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3189
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Winston Salem, North Carolina
  • Venable Rod's & Racing #805 Studebaker, #806 Ford
Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #185 on: August 26, 2009, 08:24:05 PM »
GH,  here are 3 pics showing the butt/bottom of seat and under thigh supports built in seat.

Custom contoured to fit me


Another view of the support


Look between my fingers and you can see cover/pad is thin. 1/2" maybe at max.


When sitting in my other "non supported"  flat bottom race seat all the body's weight is more on tail bone.

This new seat fits like a glove and supports weight evenly across entire length and width of seat bottom, feels comfy and secure.

Charles
ECTA Record Holder Maxton
E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
OHIO
B/CGALT, C/CGALT

LTA Record Holder and 200 Club Member
A/CBFALT, B/CBFALT, C/CBFALT, C/CFALT, C/CGALT,   E/CGALT, E/CFALT

Fastest Standing Mile at Ohio  203.343mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
Fastest Standing 1.5 Mile at Loring 213.624mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Loring 204.109mph

http://s261.photobucket.com/albums/ii43/cajunkid5690/

Blog    www.venablerodsandracing.com
email   venableracing@gmail.com

Offline Cajun Kid

  • Rajun Cajun Racing E/CGALT 5690
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3189
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Winston Salem, North Carolina
  • Venable Rod's & Racing #805 Studebaker, #806 Ford
Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #186 on: August 26, 2009, 08:36:28 PM »
Robbie,

I was just thinking,, since you have a funny car cage in your car,,, my style seat and larger head and shoulder support system may be to wide for your setup..

You still have a couple of choices.

1. if your FC cage has the needed lateral head support, then you could get a custom low back seat like mine from ISP and not get the high back head rest or the head and Shoulder Supports. Using the FC cage bars as lateral head and shoulder supports with appropriote SFI Padding added.

OR


2. Joe Timney  can get you a very nice seat from UltraShield and it seems a bit smaller and may fit inside your existing FC cage set up.  (and the prices are real fair as well from Joe..

Charles
« Last Edit: August 26, 2009, 08:40:37 PM by Cajun Kid »
ECTA Record Holder Maxton
E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
OHIO
B/CGALT, C/CGALT

LTA Record Holder and 200 Club Member
A/CBFALT, B/CBFALT, C/CBFALT, C/CFALT, C/CGALT,   E/CGALT, E/CFALT

Fastest Standing Mile at Ohio  203.343mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
Fastest Standing 1.5 Mile at Loring 213.624mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Loring 204.109mph

http://s261.photobucket.com/albums/ii43/cajunkid5690/

Blog    www.venablerodsandracing.com
email   venableracing@gmail.com

Offline stratman59

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 280
  • Age: 53
  • Location: Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #187 on: August 26, 2009, 08:50:13 PM »
Charles,

Thanks for the info.
After measuring your setup i may talk to Joe about the UltraShield seat.

Later
Robbie

Offline GH

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 839
  • Age: 77
  • Location: Springfield, Missouri
Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #188 on: August 27, 2009, 10:05:27 AM »
Charles, I was not trying to be a smart a--, I just didn't want you to have trouble getting through tech.

Offline Cajun Kid

  • Rajun Cajun Racing E/CGALT 5690
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3189
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Winston Salem, North Carolina
  • Venable Rod's & Racing #805 Studebaker, #806 Ford
Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #189 on: August 27, 2009, 01:43:29 PM »
Gary,,  NO NO,,, I did not take it wrong,, I am very glad you where pointing that out to me..

You see I expected that an "inspector" may or could look in the car and see what you saw and think that the padding was to thick...  So your post just helped prepare me for that eventual question in Tech line.


I am going to make sure to have a printed build album in Tech to show all the items that may raise a question... like the seat,,, but it is easy to un smap the cover to show them that,,, but at 100+ degrees in the sun, I would rather address the question before it is asked...

Thanks again and please as the build goes on KEEP letting me know or pointing out areas of Concern, Potential Concern and or ideas to help me,,,, I am a ROOKIE.. and can sue all the help Ican beg, borrow or steal.

Charles
ECTA Record Holder Maxton
E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
OHIO
B/CGALT, C/CGALT

LTA Record Holder and 200 Club Member
A/CBFALT, B/CBFALT, C/CBFALT, C/CFALT, C/CGALT,   E/CGALT, E/CFALT

Fastest Standing Mile at Ohio  203.343mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
Fastest Standing 1.5 Mile at Loring 213.624mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Loring 204.109mph

http://s261.photobucket.com/albums/ii43/cajunkid5690/

Blog    www.venablerodsandracing.com
email   venableracing@gmail.com

Offline Cajun Kid

  • Rajun Cajun Racing E/CGALT 5690
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3189
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Winston Salem, North Carolina
  • Venable Rod's & Racing #805 Studebaker, #806 Ford
Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #190 on: August 29, 2009, 08:34:51 PM »
ISP  Seat Install (multi step, Install Shoulder Supports, then head rest, then mounting braces, then head support, then tie head and shoulders with 3/16 plate braces. Then mount, then brace some more.

Here is the process.  Me, Larry and Joe getting at it this morning.




Larry working on a shoulder brace


Yes, I do some work too !!!



shoulder supports



Joe mounting head rest




Seat in car






Will mount seat and get cover back on later Monday,
Charles




ECTA Record Holder Maxton
E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
OHIO
B/CGALT, C/CGALT

LTA Record Holder and 200 Club Member
A/CBFALT, B/CBFALT, C/CBFALT, C/CFALT, C/CGALT,   E/CGALT, E/CFALT

Fastest Standing Mile at Ohio  203.343mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
Fastest Standing 1.5 Mile at Loring 213.624mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Loring 204.109mph

http://s261.photobucket.com/albums/ii43/cajunkid5690/

Blog    www.venablerodsandracing.com
email   venableracing@gmail.com

Offline Cajun Kid

  • Rajun Cajun Racing E/CGALT 5690
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3189
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Winston Salem, North Carolina
  • Venable Rod's & Racing #805 Studebaker, #806 Ford
Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #191 on: August 29, 2009, 08:43:09 PM »
Here is trunk floor finished (and recessed for fuel cell.



Rear Bulkhead/floor over kick ups


Tubular Gussets



Seat looking through windshield area


Larry tacking in back brace










ECTA Record Holder Maxton
E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
OHIO
B/CGALT, C/CGALT

LTA Record Holder and 200 Club Member
A/CBFALT, B/CBFALT, C/CBFALT, C/CFALT, C/CGALT,   E/CGALT, E/CFALT

Fastest Standing Mile at Ohio  203.343mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
Fastest Standing 1.5 Mile at Loring 213.624mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Loring 204.109mph

http://s261.photobucket.com/albums/ii43/cajunkid5690/

Blog    www.venablerodsandracing.com
email   venableracing@gmail.com

Offline t russell

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 577
Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #192 on: August 29, 2009, 11:25:31 PM »
Looks good.
terry

Offline Cajun Kid

  • Rajun Cajun Racing E/CGALT 5690
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3189
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Winston Salem, North Carolina
  • Venable Rod's & Racing #805 Studebaker, #806 Ford
Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #193 on: August 30, 2009, 09:12:02 AM »
Terry,

Thanks ---  see you in a few weeks.

Charles
ECTA Record Holder Maxton
E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
OHIO
B/CGALT, C/CGALT

LTA Record Holder and 200 Club Member
A/CBFALT, B/CBFALT, C/CBFALT, C/CFALT, C/CGALT,   E/CGALT, E/CFALT

Fastest Standing Mile at Ohio  203.343mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
Fastest Standing 1.5 Mile at Loring 213.624mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Loring 204.109mph

http://s261.photobucket.com/albums/ii43/cajunkid5690/

Blog    www.venablerodsandracing.com
email   venableracing@gmail.com

LVMAXX

  • Guest
Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #194 on: September 01, 2009, 08:31:17 AM »
 :-D
« Last Edit: October 10, 2009, 08:09:22 AM by LVMAXX »