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  • ColeB
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    John Jones
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    This is getting a good abrasive cleaning this week…. clean it up, clean it out, get rid of any and all extra materials! 😎

    ColeB
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    Lightweight baby!

    Franz
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    We’ve been talking/reading everyday. The latest thing has been fuel capacity. Rules say stock tank or fuel cell. If we go fuel cell we can carry more fuel. Which is more weight, but less stops.

    We estimate the we’l be racing for 24 hours with 3 driver/co-driver teams. Thats a team change every 8 hours or 165 miles. I think it would be ideal to re-fuel every 4 hours or 83 miles.  We’ll probably be ready for a break by then anyways. The question is will a stock 10.6 gallon tank be enough.

    Watching last year’s videos, It looks like about half/half stock tank vs. fuel cell.

    Fuel cell in the back offers better suspension characteristics….but I’m not about having that much fuel behind our seats. It would also kill a lot of easy access room for spares and tools.

    In car fuel cell also has to have a fire wall installed around it = more weight.

    BBWB
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    How about a stock tank, and a smaller header tank opposite of the battery well. Is that within the rules. It would give you some extra capacity, keep the weight low, and still have top side access.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Franz
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    No auxiliary tank per rules.

    Franz
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    Blaine stopped in yesterday and is good to assemble engines next weekend if you are Cole?

    Been looking at baja designs lights this morning. This is what I’m thinking. Two badass lights on the roof for long distance(the lp9 lights are super expensive/bright and I don’t think we need more than two). Two amber cornering lights on the sides for near-field. Then stock headlights for mid. I need to look for an H-4 bulb with plastic lenses to use in the stock lights

    bdlights

     

    ColeB
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    My plan is to come out next Friday. Get there about 10pm. Work until Sunday early afternoon. Lights look good

    Franz
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    ColeB
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    Yes! Getting after it!

    BBWB
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    Is that getting water blasted?

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Franz
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    Yep. dustless blasting. Trying new things. Pretty cool set-up .

    Franz
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    I spent a bunch of money yesterday. Lowrance hds 7 navigation, baja designs lights, and some safety stuff.

    John Jones
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    Drive it like you stole it!!!! 😎

    ColeB
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    Precisely

     

    alykat
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    Did you notice they pass the same GTO and the same green VW several times during the chase ? I’m thinking the really fast cars here are the bug & Pontiac to get ahead of them that many times.

    Franz
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    Got a call yesterday about the navigation unit being out of stock. They said Lowrance usually drops their new stuff in May. I’m going to have to do some checking around to see what the deal is on the new new.

    Franz
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    I’ve been asking about contingency from people we are buying stuff from.

    Not that we want to sticker the car all out with products….but the option is there to make a few bucks when we win.

     

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    John Jones
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    soon to be in the clean shop for mock up and tab welding etc….  Then back to the dirty… for some Dove Blue.. trying to get it all dried out…. I’m not sold on the water blasting…. 8-(

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    ColeB
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    Cant wait until the dove blue starts flying!

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