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  • Franz
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    Helps the fuel stay vaporized better. And if we’re racing in Nov. the temperatures we be low enough to cause manifold icing.

    Also with fuel sloshing out of the carb on the whoops, It’ll help clear out the over-rich mixture faster. Maybe some carb float bowl vent mods will help with this problem too.

    We’ve got Blaine Beacher on tap. I’m sure he knows a little something. If you will.

    ColeB
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    Sounds good! Blaine is the man!

    John Jones
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    If you will,

    Old Men know all the tricks…  and if it wasn’t for age, they’d get all the chick’s!!!!!!  😎

    jp
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    You guys need some Baja/#oldmen shirts!

    PS Thanks for the BD shirt, it’s awesome!!

    Andym
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    This car has tons of cool guy stuff on it!! Looks like a ton of fun.

    Do something

    John Jones
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    BAJA!!!!    That Baja shit is intense…  It’s brutal…. Hard on cars, hard in wallets, hard on people….  I think to be really good at it… Your gonna have to devote life to it…. and have a really really solid team of people…  That are also just as devoted to it….I am not as devoted to it as I think a racer should be…    And to do it “right”  requires a lot of time off work… a lot of time in mexico…   😎   I guess you gotta have the dream of winning or the desire to win I reckon… to devote the resources that it requires to participate at a competitive level… 😎

    Franz
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    I’m ready to work on race cars.

    Trying to get these resto projects and parkway junk out of my way.

    Going to order up that 5500 UTV winch later this week so that we can start fab on the new skid plates.

    emilee
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    Looking forward to seeing how you guys do this time around, gonna be a good one. I agree with JJ, lets spend some more time down in Mexico this year!! 😊😍

    baywindows are the shit, fuck you.

    Franz
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    Got a winch and a new battery. Time to start building.

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    Andym
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    Nice banana and cool winch.

    Do something

    mtnbus
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    Looking forward to seeing how you guys do this time around, gonna be a good one. I agree with JJ, lets spend some more time down in Mexico this year!! 😊😍

    Always a good plan !

    Franz
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    I spent some time playing with the race car this weekend. Installed the Odyssey pc925 battery, removed the skid plates, and started fitting the winch. It fits perfectly in front of the gas tank. Next project is to build new skid plates. The front needs a better approach angle, the rear need to be easier to install and remove, while being strong enough to pull on.

    Thinking of using a 1 1/4″ reciever hitch on the winch so that it can be taken out and moved to the rear if needed.

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    ColeB
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    I like the hitch receiver idea, that has saved me in the Vanagon a couple times being able to move the winch to either side.

    That battery looks slick too! cool.

    I know after the race the skid plates were hard to get off and even harder to get back on because they were all beat and torqued in weird ways… They did protect pretty well though!

    Franz
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    Yeah they did a good job. We rallied that car!

    ColeB
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    How much does that winch weigh? Are you going to try and build a beefy reinforcement plate of some kind for it when it is mounted up front? Just thinking of all that leverage being at the nose of the car. Might bend some of the body from bouncing around haha

    ColeB
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    Made to be rallied! Such a cool car

    Franz
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    Winch is 29lbs
    battery is 26lbs

    Yeah dude, thinking of attaching the receiver hitch to the panhead just above the beam. Also need to figure out some sort of apron/bumper mounts to beam reinforcement to keep the front end from getting bent down like last time.

    Pat K
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    What if we don’t make a perm mount for the winch?

    Keep it in a bag behind the co-driver. If we’re stuck enough to have to winch out I don’t think saving a couple minutes is a big deal.

    Fab up a pull point front and rear of car and a loop plate that mounts to the winch.

    We can loop a length of yank strap through the pull points, maybe keep it looped through the front and tucked up in the trunk. Couple of easy access electrical connections nearby for the winch.

    Keeps the weight of the winch and mount off the front. Adds low center weight to the bottom of the car which will also help our lean angle on side hills.

    We will build it if it comes.

    Franz
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    Yeah I agree, lets pack the winch behind the seat. The very front is pretty much the worst place for weight. I don’t want to add too much fab work weight either.

    alykat
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    Really like the way you guys are thinking this through.  This kind or forethought can really pay off once you hit the trail.

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