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#1 Roundthirteen

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 03:29 PM

So after a 20 year hiatus I decided to build a couple models seeing they're cheaper than the new turbo I want for my real car. 

 

It's the Revel 1990 LX drag car but I'm trying to put my own spin on it.  This is my first time trying to scratch build a cage but I can't bring my self to just use the roll bar in the kit seeing in my mind a proper booster, fox body, should be well under 10 seconds in the quarter.  I'm borrowing some pieces off a cheap pro street kit I picked up.  Hopefully I don't get discouraged and throw it out :)

 

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Cage started, lots of finangling will be needed.  I want to do a funny car style cage but may have to settle for an 8:50+.  I also cut channels for sub frame conectors, cut the front wheel wells out back to the shock towers (not pictured), and cut out the gas tank and spare tire well.

 

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The kit comes with a 302 and 5-speed but my OCD wants a bigger engine and a trans a capable of 1000hp and low 8's so I'm going to try this 351 and automatic.  I have a "mock up" motor plate on it.  

 

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Hopefully I can get this to work with a motor plate and the small under hood area.  This will be a lot easier for exhaust but a pain to run a belt with.  I have a single turbo which would be easier to mount but I'd have to figure the exhaust out. 

 

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I've always hated chrome plated parts.  To me it's never looked right so I gave these items a bleach bath.  Included- B&M shifter, breather tank, sheet metal intake, distributor, fire extinguisher, starer, valve covers, trans pan,

 

Hopefully this turns out.  Give me tips, I need them. 



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 03:33 PM

I'm liking your ideas they sound great

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 06:58 PM

You have a great start hang in there..



#4 Roundthirteen

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:37 PM

Did a little more cage work.  I need to do some sanding and filling.  It's not a perfect sub 8:50 funny car cage, but I can either let it slide or do some cutting and adding of more bars.  If I know myslef well enough there will be finangling.  Like I said this is my first attempt at scratch building really anything. 

 

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:45 PM

That's a real good cage for your first attempt. Keep up the good work, welcome back to the hobby  :D



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:07 PM

Looks good bro...

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:55 PM

Great start on the roll cage.



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:47 AM

......looking good for being on a 20 year break!

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:56 AM

 

 

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The kit comes with a 302 and 5-speed but my OCD wants a bigger engine and a trans a capable of 1000hp and low 8's so I'm going to try this 351 and automatic.  I have a "mock up" motor plate on it.  

 

 

It's funny you say that, the car that the "drag" version of this kit is based on, actually runs in the neighborhood of low 10's-high 9's. Well, did before he took it apart to change classes. I know the guy and the car. 



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 09:13 AM

Sweet build!!!  Nice work on your rollcage!!!



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 05:53 AM

I've done a little more work on the cage (pictures later) and have decided to go turbo rather than pro-charged.  I've been thinking about building some mini-tubs but haven't made a final decision.  I really don't want to lose the pre-drilled areas for rear suspension (even though I have a pin vice) as the rear suspension that came with the kit is half-way decent and this is intended to be a small tire street-able car.  Hopefully I'll have some more progress pictures soon but here are some pictures of the car it's being based off of.  I'm from Michigan and have ran my little 1/1, 13 second, 4 door, all year, daily driver, at Milan Dragway and have seen this car in person and the word beast doesn't full encapsulate it. 

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I might up grade to a different front spoiler like what Tyrone did on his. 

 

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7's with power windows, mostly stock interior, a small block, and 275 radials!   

 

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With the turbo clocked this way I don't have to relocate as much, I have those same valve covers which I was planning on using.  

 

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Another view, I'm going with the same idea here but my intake manifold and injection will look a little different.  



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 05:56 AM

That's a monstrous turbo... Power windows and all! Wow. Can't wait to see how you do the turbo! 



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:10 AM

The cage looks great,