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ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
2/4/19 5:49 p.m.

Knocked a few things out that you can’t really see, had to make clearance on the frame for the header, finally tightened the balancer bolt, bent that piece of angle iron. 

I think I got the wiring sorted at least for the battery and starter, cut off switch is on the way and will be installed on the back side of the passenger side a pillar 

A good goal would probably be to start it up this month

Saw some cool planes 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
2/11/19 7:52 p.m.

Think I sort of figured out the dash, steering column is kind of messed up so I think I’ll be putting a new one in

These are the switches I’m going to use, the a pillar is to pass tech and the one in the middle is for me

The bypass housing is set up correctly, was able to circulate some oil through the system, still need to flush out the cooler, haven’t ran oil into the motor yet 

 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
2/12/19 3:01 p.m.

Anyone have suggestions for a racing seat? Kirkey 88 series seems interesting

edit: 45 series looks decent also. I’d like to adjust a little more lay back into the seat if needed and these seem to allow it

I got sized for a butlerbuilt, but they are a few months out and not very cheap

ultra shield makes a nice halo also but again they are a few months out 

dinger
dinger Reader
2/12/19 3:22 p.m.

I have one of these in my circle track car:

https://www.racedaysafety.com/ultra-shield-vs-halo-seat-2016.html

Decently comfy, very nice and durable cover, reasonable price (for a containment style seat at least).  Shows in stock. Would recommend.

 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
2/12/19 4:05 p.m.

I’m thinking I need 17”. My main concern is I’m 6’2 and I’m pretty tall while seated, only a 32” inseam 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
2/15/19 3:27 p.m.

Talked to a couple places, looks like I’ll need a custom seat with how tall my torso is. My main concern is height, don’t want my head sticking above the roll cage 

Ultrashield seems pretty friendly and so does butlerbuilt. Though butler built is about 10-12 weeks out. 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
2/16/19 2:54 p.m.

Expensive day, but the other brands weren’t really comparable

I am going to try and incorporate the seat mount in between the joint of the seat and headrest to raise it a little bit also. Will help with the seatbelt holes. Might need to modify the lay back angle a little also

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
2/16/19 11:51 p.m.

More holes getting cut in the floor. Need to trim transmission tunnel so I guess that means I need to install the transmission and make sure everything clears. Need to cut out the old seat mounts, steering column mount, maybe the cross bar behind the seat, lots of grinding in my future 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
2/17/19 9:22 p.m.

 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
2/19/19 7:24 p.m.

Assumed the car was square when I made this, not lined up, my fault, might just put a heavy washer in there and call it good 

Cut one of the old seat brackets off, seat belt mounts next. My seat is probably two inches right of where they had it. Not sure how I’ll mount the seat belts myself 

Ordered some more 36 grit flapper wheels, only 2$ at Roark supply vs $9 at Lowe’s, hopefully 10 will do it 

ordered the weld on butler built mount kit for the top, hope it works 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
2/21/19 7:30 p.m.

Here’s how the bottom mounts turned out, essentially everything is wedged in between the two pieces, hopefully this is strong enough. Need to figure out seat belts and cut and grind a lot of stuff, the like steering column mount, and old seat belt mounts along with some other stuff

Was hardest to get the angle right and position. Top of my head with a helmet on is maybe an 1/8” lower than the cage, I would like to be lower but I don’t think I really can

 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
2/24/19 12:41 p.m.

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
2/28/19 8:36 p.m.

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
3/2/19 10:29 a.m.

99% sure this won’t fit in the transmission tunnel 

84FSP
84FSP SuperDork
3/2/19 10:41 a.m.

Seat is looking good.

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
3/2/19 8:43 p.m.

Thanks, been a lot of labor involved with it

Think I can use the existing steering column mount, a little ugly but I’m going to mount the holley digital dash in front of it anyways. There’s crap welded on the back side so I couldn’t use the Woodward dmpunts 

also made a little extra room moving the shifter forward 

 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
3/3/19 6:13 p.m.

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
3/7/19 7:56 p.m.

 

 

 

 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
3/10/19 6:34 p.m.

 

Lof8
Lof8 Dork
3/10/19 6:57 p.m.

What’s that finished interior pic from?

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
3/10/19 8:48 p.m.

St Pete Grand Prix, an Audi, bad pic but they had their switches in front of the shifter area, think I’ll try to do that with mine 

trigun7469
trigun7469 SuperDork
3/12/19 2:34 p.m.

What class do you plan on racing in?

unevolved
unevolved SuperDork
3/12/19 8:17 p.m.

Would probably be pretty easy to race in NASA SU.  I crewed for an SU guy for a while; there was an old dirt late model that had been converted to a psuedo-road race spec that ran in SU.  Was faster than it looked, that's for sure.

Regardless, OP, might be a good idea to get that figured out sooner rather than later, some of the tech inspection things may impact decisions you're making now.  Like, for example, NASA won't accept harness mounts that are integrated to the seat mount.  It makes sense on a stock car to do it that way, because that's how the seat is designed, but by the letter it wouldn't pass.

trigun7469
trigun7469 SuperDork
3/13/19 7:50 a.m.

In reply to unevolved :

What not SCCA GT1 or GT2, are these cars not competitive/legal?

trigun7469
trigun7469 SuperDork
3/13/19 10:28 a.m.

Have you scaled the car yet? I talked to another guy that raced a old race car and he changed the bodywork and took the lead out and got his car down to 2500lbs including 215 pound driver.

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