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    RESULT!

    I have found a tuner only 80 miles from home who will be happy to put the car on his Hub Dyno with Zoomies fitted. ??

    That will be very helpful for next year when the car is ready to roll again.

    I am quite happy with the tune I already have in the engine but the tune is best guessing at this time. Being able to have the engine dyno tuned will be great.

    I am backed up with work 7 days a week until the end of October now so I will leave some gaps for November from now on. This guy isn't cheap at around $800 per day. But he is willing to tune me nasp on pump gas and then re tune with another map for 116 octane race fuel. I think this will save me many weekends of self testing on track next year and will give me a jump on time for 2020 to make sure I can be back out as soon as possible next season?
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    2 thoughts... 800 bucks? OUCH! If saving the time/days is a better value for you, go for it! But think of the many passes you'll miss! LOL...

    My other thought is you better get some wheelie bars under her! From the videos I've seen you're going to crush the front end in short order. my point oh two/ imho, fwiw... ymmv! LOL.
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    Nice to see you making progress with it out on the track. Yeah, wheelie bars or wheels on the roof are in order. Have you checked the wheels for run out? Maybe the tires are just out of round for setting for so long? I've had several bias ply tires do that to me when they sat for long periods of time with weight on them and no movement.
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    Hi Guys!!
    The wheelie bars and the Chute have been in the workshop for nearly 2 years I think

    The tyres seem to have settled down now. The red light pass was the last of I think 12 test passes over 3 weeks. Although the runs weren't as quick as they used to be. Everyone was around 125-130mph with hard braking. As I had fitted new brakes I was on and off the pedal to slow down to bed them in. I cant see any obvious run out on the tyres or rims. But when it comes back into the shop I will put the fronts on the wheel balancer to check properly. I'm lucky to have got away with just a little damage to the engine mount.
    Pel
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    Yo!!
    New engine mounts now fitted after many delays

    Side block mounts now hold / secure the engine to the chassis rails. I am also fitting a mount from the (UK) drivers side head to the chassis. I already have front and rear steady bars from the (UK) passenger side head to the bulkhead and front inner fender. Gearbox tail has been raised 20mm as well.

    It has certainly been interesting to get these side motor mounts made and fitted in situ I must say. Very little room to work with from above and below. They are not very pretty. But they are strong and will work just fine. I will get some pics on Sunday hopefully.

    Regards to all

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    Good to see you Pel. Motor Mounts you say???? On the side you say???? yes, pics will be required! LOL.

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    Hi Folks!

    By side engine mounts, I mean that I have used the three lugs on the side of the block where the stock mounts should be!

    I could not remove the engine because I would have no idea where to fit the new mounts to the chassis. So I lifted the engine a little and put timber under the oil pan so the engine would be supported on the crossmember. Then I had to slowly measure up and fettle metal to make the mounts before final fitting. I stole the main triangular plates from my friends Volvo / SBC conversion that is sitting in the back lot behind the shop. I'm sure he wont notice until next year !!

    Then I made up a base plate to weld on top of the original chassis rail. Then I made up all of the other parts by measuring and filing and grinding until stuff seemed to fit. Then I tacked it up for many trial fitting sessions until I got it all to fit. It was difficult as I had to work above and below, so the 4 post lift was up and down many, many times over several weeks when I had time to work on the car.

    Eventually I got to fully weld all the parts in place. Its not very pretty, but it will do the job for sure.






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    Wheelie bar fitting now under way!
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