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#1059540 - 10/23/18 03:41 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Ahhh..... test drive in the morning.


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#1059543 - 10/23/18 04:47 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Are you taking the wife along for the ride? Mine won't go anymore. Doesn't like the ride quality.
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#1059546 - 10/23/18 01:38 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Mine doesn't like the way I drive mine. laugh

Plus, I need her home and available to come rescue me if needed...


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#1059547 - 10/23/18 02:52 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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So, how was the test drive?

(My wife, very supportive of my hobby, has ridden in my car once in 10+ years).


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#1059548 - 10/23/18 02:54 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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My wife gets dizzy in the Green Machine. Not sure why.

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#1059549 - 10/23/18 04:01 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: FrankOC]  
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Originally Posted by FrankOC

(My wife, very supportive of my hobby, has ridden in my car once in 10+ years).

Same here. She sat in once to pump the brakes while I bled them but that was about it.

Last edited by Crusher; 10/23/18 04:02 PM.

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#1059550 - 10/23/18 05:37 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Mine has gone to a few cruise nights with me in mine since being out here, and went on the cruises with Midwest MuscleCar and Optima events. It helps if I put a pad in her seat so she can see over the dash and soften the shocks way up. laugh

Car passed first test... It made it out of the driveway without scraping...


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#1059552 - 10/23/18 06:45 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Originally Posted by SSLance
Car passed first test... It made it out of the driveway without scraping...


Testing is overrated, get the car on the trailer to an event then beat the crap out of it!


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#1059565 - 10/25/18 12:27 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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https://youtu.be/0B2SYTMVdA0

Nothing fell off...so far...


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#1059567 - 10/25/18 05:20 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Horn works, cool.

When is the next autox? Video from a spectator at the 90 degree + corners would show the improvements.
Bob

Of course the local Blue Mountain SCCA throws an autox onto their schedule at the last minute.
http://bmr-scca.org/Solo/tabid/616/Default.html
Only a 1/2 hour drive away and a VERY rough, very old surface that eats tires. My son raced there once, I watched and cringed as the cars took corners. Having some surgery on Fri, surgeon says 3 to 4 days doing nothing, will pass on this one and save the tires for another day.

#1059568 - 10/25/18 12:06 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Racing at Tucson this Sat. Will get good in car video, hopefully get some on course shots as well.

Good luck with your surgery Bob...


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#1059585 - 10/25/18 08:43 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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It has been pointed out to me that I lied...

About the 26 second mark, something DOES fall off my car... laugh


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#1059594 - 10/26/18 03:24 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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It was a combination wrench, can see it in the video coming down from above.
Won't be the first time we've wondered where that tool go to.
Bob

#1059598 - 10/26/18 01:49 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Was a 3/8 - 5/16 wrench from my Grandfathers collection that I was using to check the header bolts. Found it out in the cul de sac...


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#1059629 - 10/28/18 03:31 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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#1059630 - 10/28/18 06:21 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Marana looks like a great place to run the car. No results posted yet.

Hard to tell a lot from the video but looks much better, still loose at times in the rear, could be an aggressive driver.
Bob

#1059632 - 10/28/18 01:31 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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We had a blast there, car did awesome. Big mprovement... Didn't take much at all to dial it in with the shocks. More later..


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#1059634 - 10/28/18 01:56 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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No body roll, looks like it is glued to the track!


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#1059636 - 10/28/18 06:12 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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So, Barney passed initial post race inspection just fine, no issues shown anywhere sway bar related or anywhere else...and we beat it like a rented mule making 17 runs (half back to back) on a long slalom intensive and fast course.

I'm going to share the video of our very first run...completely untested new setup, massive front bar change and completely new shock valving starting with Chris Smith's recommended settings and new bumpstops on front shocks. I basically didn't have a clue what it would do when we headed into first gate. Check it out...

https://youtu.be/1q_F5lSKJVI


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#1059642 - 10/29/18 12:34 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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After our first initial runs, Mike and I debriefed about what changes we thought it needed. Because we were co-driving in the same heat in run group 2 and run group 3, shock changes were really all we had time to do between runs.

The back was hopping in the two sweepers and we wanted to work on that first. Basically the inside rear tire was lifting which de-cambered the outside rear which would slip and loose grip setting the inside rear on the ground again where it would then lift again, rinse and repeat. It wasn't step out and spin loose but it was unsettling especially to Mike since he'd never driven the car and wasn't sure what it was going to do.

We started by taking 4 clicks of rebound out of the rear shocks and each made a run. It was better, maybe 60-70% better... After the next runs I took 2 more clicks of rebound out of the rears making it very comfortable.

Here were my fastest timed run and Mike's fastest time run.

https://youtu.be/fzbEDSZytu4

https://youtu.be/5oADeM4kSko

We then decided that it was pushing a bit if we didn't get completley off of the brakes before turning in after the one big braking zone...so we took 2 clicks of compression out of the front shocks and that helped some. In hindsight, I should have put more rear brake in as well...that would have helped to keep from locking the inside front tire up. Will try that next event.

Here are my fastest Time only run as well as Mike's. I didn't get a time on that run and that was disappointing because I felt it was a good one. Mike's was the fastest of all of our runs and later on I'll lay them side by side in a video just to see if I was close to his blazing fast time.

https://youtu.be/PYT8L-UaBd0

https://youtu.be/06XH91fAR1g

Overall the car did great. Mike's last run was a half second faster than Tommy's Camaro which regularly is 1 - 1.5 seconds faster than me. I was only a few tenths off Tommy in the fastest scored run and possibly faster in my run with no time.

I can't wait to tune on it a bit more at one more local event before hitting Good Guys and then changing everything to try to make it work on that style of course. I know this...it won't have the body roll that it had there last spring, that's for sure...


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#1059644 - 10/29/18 03:31 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Lance, I've been following you the last few week more than ever. That car of yours is turning into a go cart with a ton of pulling power. You do all Monte's proud !!! ........... It's NOT slow................. Ulli


... " HEY - O " ... LET THE HORSES RUN

#1059645 - 10/29/18 01:17 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Thanks Ulli... It's been a pretty fun journey for quite a while now.


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#1059718 - 11/05/18 07:15 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Had an interesting couple of days at SEMA, always a good time.

Look for some boxes to be showing up with new goodies for Barney very soon...


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#1059719 - 11/05/18 08:50 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Lance - We are going to have to put a locating tag on you so we can find you next year at SEMA among the 60,000 others. I was there for just one day (cut out to Zion for some hiking to decompress from Vegas - thank God I'm a country boy! Hahaha). Is Barney getting anxious to get on the asphalt with the Ford drifters and show them what he can do? What did you find most exciting for G-bodies? Love your insight as always.
Gordon

#1059720 - 11/05/18 09:03 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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SEMA is a trip, car guy overload for sure. I thought I ran into most people that I thought would be there but I did miss a few. Can't imagine how? laugh

Over 26,000 steps each of the 2 days I walked the floor, I still haven't recovered...


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