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Offline modelAsteve

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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #60 on: November 16, 2011, 11:04:51 AM »
I hope the emergency people will know how to work the system if the ever have to!

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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #61 on: November 16, 2011, 12:05:05 PM »
Crazy! In a good way. But I assure you somebody will blame you Tony for escalating LSR into the realm of F1 :roll: :-D

Trent, Its actually not that complicated and most of the parts are off the shelf.  Most modern road cars use this type of set up, Mercedes, Audi and others.  I am using a Toyota MR2 Spider electric steering pump from about 2002 from Pick A Part.  The wheel speed sensor is from Corvette C5 and a Tyco 75A relay plus some black magic to make it all work together. Tony
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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #62 on: November 16, 2011, 12:11:10 PM »
I hope the emergency people will know how to work the system if the ever have to!

I have full confidence that emergency crews can turn of the master switch to the battery.  But why would they need to know how to work the steering system?   :? If they can turn the steering wheel the tires will move unless its wrecked so bad its a moot point.  Tony
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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #63 on: November 16, 2011, 01:22:12 PM »

There you Mr Wizard, pulling the curtain back and revealing the illusion!

Crazy! In a good way. But I assure you somebody will blame you Tony for escalating LSR into the realm of F1 :roll: :-D

Trent, Its actually not that complicated and most of the parts are off the shelf.  Most modern road cars use this type of set up, Mercedes, Audi and others.  I am using a Toyota MR2 Spider electric steering pump from about 2002 from Pick A Part.  The wheel speed sensor is from Corvette C5 and a Tyco 75A relay plus some black magic to make it all work together. Tony


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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #64 on: February 14, 2012, 06:54:24 PM »
Today the car was steam cleaned in preparation for its trip to  Sears Point for the cage and other major work tomorrow.  I cant believe how clean the steam cleaner got the car, and what is even more amazing is there are guys like this that can do the work in Silicon Valley. When it seems like just about every machine shop has been drive out.  Tony



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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #65 on: February 15, 2012, 10:22:54 PM »
The car is at Sears Point and we will  finally start the construction of the Firebird, and the first things we will do is add wheel tubs for 30" M/T's and move the firewall back for the engine set back.  After that work on the cage will begin, but in the meantime one of the suspects working on the car started on the buck for the "A" pillar gussets. Tony

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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #66 on: February 15, 2012, 11:04:18 PM »
Today we almost finished cleaning the interior of the sealer, this has to be the worst thing I have ever done (its like watching an ant walk up a drape)!

Probably too late now to help Tony and it may have already been mentioned but I learned a great trick to remove body sealer and sound deadener.

Cover the floor with pelleted dry ice and leave it a while then pound on the floor some with a hammer or mallet.  Most of the sound deadener simply shatters off the tinware. No stink, no heat, no gooey mess and not too much cleanup. You can always slip the pellets to the next floor section whilst you take out your frustrations on the one you've just chilled.

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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #67 on: February 16, 2012, 09:41:46 PM »
Rob, Thanks for the tip!  I will keep that in mind if I ever build or help build one out of a street car again.  At Speedweek, Sterling (ATS on the board) recommended the Sap On  Krud Thug, and from what some of the shops I talked to, they swear by it.  Tony
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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #68 on: February 16, 2012, 11:12:29 PM »
Tony, thanks for the plug, but that would be the "Snap-On Crud-Thug"! :-)

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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #69 on: February 17, 2012, 01:31:29 AM »
I liked it better when it was "Sap", I figured he sucked in one of his mates to do the job  :-D

I'll have to look it up now as you have me curious.

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EDIT: Now I've seen the Crud Thug I still like the dry ice first with maybe the Thug as a finisher, it would appear that the thug will sling stuff everywhere??? Short videeo with English subtitles, couldn't find it in English sorry. It does look the goods for the finished product.
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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #70 on: February 17, 2012, 11:47:38 PM »
Just a slight variation on a knotted-wire wheel...
Yeah, slings stuff EVERYWHERE!
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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #71 on: February 29, 2012, 12:29:31 PM »
Last week I was talking to an old friend Ashley Page about brakes for Bonneville and how we would like to tuck the calipers in the wheel and still have a stiff caliper and good stopping power in an emergency when he mentioned that he had few sets of the now banned in NASCAR Brembo speedway calipers. These were very limited in production that Brembo didn’t even have time to put together a spec sheet before they were outlawed. This should help clean up the aero around the front wheel, and be completely inside the rear wheel.  Tony



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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #72 on: February 29, 2012, 12:33:02 PM »
Those are sweet!
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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #73 on: February 29, 2012, 12:55:21 PM »
I agree, sweet looking brakes.  What's the story behind them being banned for NASCAR use?

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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #74 on: February 29, 2012, 01:43:33 PM »
Hey Tony, take a few of the bucks you guys are saving doing your own aerospace work and buy a new tape measure.............. or two.  :-D
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