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Fabrication / Re: Mild steel or chromoly cage
« on: February 12, 2016, 08:34:36 AM »
Just to play Devil's advocate, I have personally witnessed a chromoly door car wreck at 250mph and a chromoly dragster wreck at 300mph, and both drivers walked away.

If designed properly there should be no issue with chromoly.  A properly designed cage will never have force greater than the tensile strength of the material directed across the tube.  the triangulation directs the energy to the nodes where the tubes connect.  There is a time and place for 4130 and that is on high end racecars, not necessarily a street car.

A harness bar across the rear towers would work provided it is at the right angle.  This pic explains quite well

Fabrication / Re: Mild steel or chromoly cage
« on: February 11, 2016, 02:37:46 PM »
I've always gone mild steel. The shop that does all of our fab work showed me the difference in weight and it really was not significant enough to make it worthwhile for any of our applications. 200 mph stockcars rely on mild steel cages so I am guessing that it should be fine ;)

There is no difference in weight between 4130 and standard DOM tubing of the same size.  The weight savings comes from the higher specific strength of 4130 ie The same strength can be achieved using a thinner wall tubing which is lighter.  4130 is also more brittle since it is stronger.  Usually rulebooks go by tube thickness so there is no advantage using 4130.  Something can be said too that the mild steel will deflect and not crack, absorbing more energy and transferring it away from the driver in a well designed cage.

Fabrication / Re: Anyone willing to make an FC 1st gen chevy motor mounts?
« on: February 11, 2016, 02:33:34 PM »
Did OP buy Granny's swap kit, seems like his signature says so.

If you can't build it yourself don't call it overpriced

Build Threads / Re: RB7_CRAFT FC3S RB25det Drift_Project from Greece
« on: February 11, 2016, 08:42:06 AM »
Nice job on the wheel spacers.  Looks like you know what you are doing, anymore progress?

Build Threads / Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« on: February 11, 2016, 08:39:07 AM »
Here's what a forged LT1 383 with LT4 heads/intake can do.... for some inspiration!

Thanks, that thing is ridiculous, I think I will need a Ford 8.8 and T56.... :D

Interior/Exterior / Re: Racing seat(s) for "larger" individuals
« on: February 10, 2016, 09:24:55 AM »
Seats will have to be mounted almost on the floor for you not to hit your head.

Build Threads / Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« on: February 10, 2016, 09:21:04 AM »
Much needed update. 
-Built radiator mount
-Built transmission mount
-Got driveshaft slipyoke replaced and driveshaft shortened
-Built radiator hoses
-Mounted powersteering reservoir
-Plumbed low pressure powersteering lines
-Cut the springs, I really need to buy coilover sleeves and springs
-Clutch MC mounted and plumbed to F-body slave

Got it started too!

Build Threads / Re: Joel's 1972 Land Cruiser Project
« on: February 10, 2016, 08:47:40 AM »
Never saw this thread before.  FJ looks badass.  As far as powersteering, do you have a blowoff valve?  That will greatly reduce any chances of blowing a line.  Also could go with rebuildable style lines for a fix on the trail.  That is how most offroad race trucks are run.  Let me know if you want to know anything about desert racing trucks, I used to work for Robby Gordon and have spent plenty of time working on trophy trucks and the like

The Lounge / Re: Picked up an RX-8
« on: February 10, 2016, 08:14:05 AM »
This thread is making me want an RX8 daily...off to craigslist

Build Threads / Re: Jared's RB-7
« on: February 09, 2016, 02:48:39 PM »
Cool garage!  Looks like you are making nice progress too.  Are you planning on using those tubes for a bashbar as well?

overfenders look good on FC's at this point you will have a decent drifting car so I would focus on getting the car reliable and clean and work on your setup.  It is always easy to add new upgrades when you have a cleanly built car, do things once and right.

its the most reliable car I've ever owned ....... no problems at all drove it a lot this summer, don't think I'm cutting any corners anywhere on my build ? lol i use all name brand parts etc

Sorry, I hadn't seen any pics of it.

Suspension/Brakes/Wheels / Re: p.s fittings FC
« on: February 08, 2016, 02:27:12 PM »

Looks like you need 16mm for the pump and HP on the rack

You will need 12mm for the return

Suspension/Brakes/Wheels / Re: FB moar suspension travel?
« on: February 08, 2016, 02:12:13 PM »
damn, also impossible to redrill to 5x4.5"without having hole interferences with the 4x110.

But could you do the 4x100?
yea, that's the direction i'm pointed to now. drilling the rears would be more annoying. I'd have to find a way to hold the axle off the table on a mill.
I've been reading up on the fc subframe swap which makes it easier to get a 5x4.5" but I'm not sure there are as many benefits to the swap as some people think.

You could get a dual pattern template and try to drill on the car.  Probably not the best idea though.  If i recall the wheel mounting surface is not all flat in the rear, probably easiest to run a bolt pattern adapter spacer

Suspension/Brakes/Wheels / Re: FD hub on an FB spindle?
« on: February 08, 2016, 02:08:28 PM »
Sorry I didnt get back to this thread, I have an 85 and am using the turbo II brake rotors and calipers.  I have the files for both the spacer and caliper bracket if interested.  I also have the turbo II spindles that are unused if you want to try and swap the spindles...

Build Threads / Re: how to 2JZ an FC
« on: February 08, 2016, 10:00:36 AM »
nice swap, my buddy just did a 1JZ VVTi in his S13 vert.  Love the color and wheel choice.

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