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    Dale,

    Check your PM

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    Little bit of an update

    Some goodies finally arrived from MIKE TURBO in the US

    Damn I love the current exchange rates

    BRAND NEW Borg Warner S400 80MM Turbo to suit my application

    Still in the wrapping (mandatory beer can for size reference)



    Unwrapped Its a big F*@ker



    Front on view of the Turbo (makes my can of NEW look like a snack size)






    Impeller Wheel DAMN BIG



    BRAND NEW Tial 60MM RACEGATE (in shiny silver)



    Next to the same Beer Can (no I wasnt spending that much time taking photos)



    Motor details are almost finalized and I will post another update next week

    Hopefully will have seen more from the Chassis shop by then as well

    Welcome to 2010 !!!!
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    Weekly Update Time

    Most of the clip has been welded in this week and is starting to take shape





    The cage has started to be bent up (I am still deciding on how far to go with the cage)

    Cage is bent up out of Racetech tube and will be certainly strong enough to keep me out of trouble



    Biggest update for the week is that the Diff Housing is almost ready to install with the 4 link brackets and support braces all welded on It sure looks the business !!

    Heres a pic of it after it had come back from being welded sitting waiting to go to its HOME!!



    I am still deciding on whether to run a set of Gun Drilled 40 spline axles or to use the Strange Two-Piece axles that are rated to sub 7.50s

    Any advice or experience with either the Strange 40s or the Strange two-piece would be great !!!
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    is that the s400 with the t6 rear? What did it cost you landed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wotmazda View Post
    Still in the wrapping (mandatory beer can for size reference)
    Beer can for size reference > mobile phone for size reference. Clearly it is the new coolness.
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    Got some better pics of the diff housing and brackets all welded up from the Chassis Shop

    BEST LOOKING DIFF I HAVE EVER SEEN - Yes I am biased



    Apparently it took him over 9 hours to fit the plates and brace the diff because of how short the housing is and where the mounts had to go

    Thank Christ I am not paying him by the hour !!!

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    Geez thats a stubby diff.
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    but I'm seriously in love with this thing ...the pure uselessness and dickheadness of this mustang makes it the most enjoyable car I've ever driven, its fucking STUPIDLY loud for no reason, it gos real fast but wont slow down, they have made the suspension real hard and yet and it wont corner worth a shit. theres something very Aussie about it, like the drunk guy who makes a hat out of watermelon.

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    Only a little update this week

    Start of the welding of the cage and the mainhoop

    Chassis guy left his camera at home and I am too far away to go take pics!!!!

    The start of the cage



    The view from outside



    Its amazing to realize just how much steel goes in to making a proper cage another 3 lengths of tube arrived this week to go in to her (3 x 7.2m = 21.6M of rollcage) - this is on top of what has already been installed or purchased !!

    You cant see it in these pics, but the rear clip has been braced through square tube in the sills all the way past the B pillar and also has a series of brace plates and anchors in the rear

    Hopefully get a bigger update next week
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    Only a little update this week

    Chassis Guy is having Camera Dramas - so all I got was one lousy pic from his phone

    DIFF HOUSING IS IN



    Hopefully getting the final pricing on the Strange Engineering bits I need to finish the rear end tomorrow

    Got some great advice at the Track on Friday night, so we can push ahead with the balance of the cage now

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    I have never heard of anyone not building a chassis car on a jig.

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    What is the reasoning behind making a "roof hoop" instead of 2 a pillar bars and a window bar joining them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmuz View Post
    I have never heard of anyone not building a chassis car on a jig.
    Car was on a jig for the rear rails install - to be measured, pulled and welded

    The rest of it is based off Mazda and what went in to the rear end

    It is not a "Chassis Car" but a back halfed 808

    Will build a true chassis car once $$ allow

    Measurements are true, welds are strong and fabrication is better than most of the other POS mazda's out there

    Will run true and straight once on the black stuff !!!
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    Lookin' good Chris.

    Good to see something new to scare the neighborhood kids!

    Do ya get a discount from Strange cause your axles are only 20cms long?
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    Had a few people ask about who is carrying out the work on the car

    All the Chassis work and related fitment is being done by

    AW FABRICATIONS
    0400 512 585

    I will put up who the other supporters are once they start doing there bits (or I at least put up the pics of their work)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmuz View Post
    I have never heard of anyone not building a chassis car on a jig.
    Neither of the Nastybug cars were built on a Jig, Or the "Mad Morrie" Outlaw Morris Minor for that matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by profi View Post
    What is the reasoning behind making a "roof hoop" instead of 2 a pillar bars and a window bar joining them...
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    Sorry Mate,

    Should have answered earlier

    2 main reasons

    1) Less welds on rollover protection = stronger cage if ever needed

    2) Sits low enough to get the tig welder around to the top for the funny car driver protection

    Many cars have pretty suspect welds across the tops of the joins - this way we get added strength and welds I can show ANDRA at tech inspection time

    PM me if you want more info

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotmazda View Post
    1) Less welds on rollover protection = stronger cage if ever needed
    How do you figure that? I count the same amount of welds...

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    Why wouldn't you cut some holes in the floor drop the cage down and weld the tops of the bars perfectly, that has to potential of folding up a little in a roll over, probably at its most vulnerable if it hit right on the bend of the bar, is this method used much in drag racing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSi13L View Post
    Lookin' good Chris.

    Good to see something new to scare the neighborhood kids!

    Do ya get a discount from Strange cause your axles are only 20cms long?
    And if they misbehave, threaten to feed them to the turbo...
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    Why wouldn't you cut some holes in the floor drop the cage down and weld the tops of the bars perfectly, that has to potential of folding up a little in a roll over, probably at its most vulnerable if it hit right on the bend of the bar, is this method used much in drag racing?

    That would be a fuck load of holes and unnecessary work given the standard Mazda roof has the structural integrity of a 16 year old Mt. Druitt hooker's hymen (cunt film)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSi13L View Post
    That would be a fuck load of holes and unnecessary work given the standard Mazda roof has the structural integrity of a 16 year old Mt. Druitt hooker's hymen (cunt film)
    It's the "normal" way of building a cage. You end up with four holes for the main hoop and front legs to go down in which are then covered over with the plates for the legs to mount on to. You have heaps of room to weld the bars and doesn't impact on the structural integrity of the roof at all, it's not touched. (You can also do it with holes for the front legs only if needed, but it's not as easy to get to the joins for the front legs/main hoop.

    I'm not saying this has been done the "wrong" way, but it is different to what I have seen and am interested in the reason for the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSi13L View Post
    That would be a fuck load of holes and unnecessary work given the standard Mazda roof has the structural integrity of a 16 year old Mt. Druitt hooker's hymen (cunt film)!

    P.S. GO FUCK YOURSELF!

    Small brained man, how did you think they have got past this issue since welded in cages have been made compulsory in motor racing?






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    I spoke to Anthony (chassis bloke) and it is his preference to use the one piece roof hoop

    He believes it is stonger and that the racetech tube will take anything the wall / black stuff can thow at it if I end up on my roof

    Anyway - I just pay the bills !!!!

    Have got some great pics of what he has done this week and will post them up later

    He is powering through it at the moment !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wotmazda View Post
    Got some better pics of the diff housing and brackets all welded up from the Chassis Shop

    BEST LOOKING DIFF I HAVE EVER SEEN - Yes I am biased



    Apparently it took him over 9 hours to fit the plates and brace the diff because of how short the housing is and where the mounts had to go

    Thank Christ I am not paying him by the hour !!!

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    Weekly update time

    He is motoring along at the moment

    Tops of the tyres are where the parcel shelf used to be !!!



    Cage is starting to take shape





    So little MAZDA is left !!










    New bits are about to be ordered

    McDonald Bros anti roll bar kit (not watts linkage as suggested above)
    McDonald Bros custom wheelie bars
    Strange Axles and Brakes
    Will post some pics of the bits as they arrive !!!!
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    looking good mate
    dont use the mcdonald bros sway bar or wheelie bars..

    use the ARC stuff. much better design
    im a cunt
    and apparently i dont know shit...

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    Weekly update time

    Funny car cage is underway and looks the goods







    Anti Roll Bar and Wheelie bars leave Sydney on Monday

    Wheelie bar kit is over 2m long to try and balance the car on the back wheels

    Didnt realize just how much effort was going to be required to keep this thing going forward

    Got to stop doing everything over the top !!!!!!
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