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#1534780 help us design the James Boswell race paint job!

Posted by Icehouse on 14 December 2017 - 09:33 PM

We thought it would be fun to have you guys help us design a paint job for our racecar!   It needs to be multi color including our company colors which are navy blue and pink other colors are welcomed.  Carter doesn't like pink so don't get to carried away with it if you want to see your paint job on the car.   


















#1534258 Chocolate covered circus peanut

Posted by Icehouse on 11 December 2017 - 03:15 PM

Wow this car is cool. Never been much of a fan of coupes, but you're quickly changing my mind.



Wait until you see it on the ground.  You're really going to want it then :) 

#1533325 A 510 named "Hey"

Posted by Icehouse on 06 December 2017 - 12:06 PM

Had fun in the rain on Sunday! 




#1533324 "Swamp thing" JBC enduro car!

Posted by Icehouse on 06 December 2017 - 12:04 PM

First off thanks Paul for cleaning the motor for us!!!!  




So on Sunday I asked Kevin (head of all the racing events) if we need a door beam (i beam bolted to the outside of our car) since our car is an X cirlce track car it has an intense cage.  He said we are clear to run without a door bar!  Which is awesome!


Here is what our door bars look like.  O wait there is more!  A plate also welded over the top off all those bars.  Don't want anything sneaking through.  









If you look close you can see the plate welded in.  









Since we are building a race engine.  Gotta have the right book! 







The guys almost got it back together, wow they are fast!  Glad to have them in the pits on race day :)  







until next week.  



















#1532814 Chocolate covered circus peanut

Posted by Icehouse on 03 December 2017 - 07:22 PM

Coupes looking good

Let's have as many at canby as we can



Deal!!  It would be cool to see 4 or 5 of them there!!!  

#1532599 Cooper - 1969 1600SSS Bluebird Coupe

Posted by Icehouse on 02 December 2017 - 06:55 PM

HMMM maybe you should drive the endure car last... :)

#1532597 Chocolate covered circus peanut

Posted by Icehouse on 02 December 2017 - 06:53 PM

Need a fuel tank for the endure car.  I figured I could pull the coupe tank and use it.  Since I had a tank Rich modified for it waiting to go in.  Well turn out the coupe tank is junk.  But it was good getting it ready for the new tank anyway.  I gotta get this car going.  Sick of seeing it sit in my garage anyways.  So I pulled the tank, wire brushed all the rust and banged the tire well somewhat straight.  Some idiot picked it up with a forklift!!!  Dented the spare tire well really bad.  Not sure how visible it will be in the photo.  

HHHMM someone did some welding at some time in the past.  Kinda scared to dig into that area later.  
other side....
Found this under the tank
mmmmhhhh candy!!!
Must be newish.  Still squishy.  Gas door has part number on it too.  
Bam new! 

#1532444 "Swamp thing" JBC enduro car!

Posted by Icehouse on 01 December 2017 - 09:41 PM

Here I am Carter!!   


Got a shot of Carter making his list.  We just gotta check it twice!  






The rules state "factory fuel tank allowed as long as it's forward of the rear wheels and HAS NO LEAKS"  so we had to get the Mazda filler.  







Our engine builders hard at work!!!!!!!!!!!


Building our "Stock" L18







The head is almost ready for Pruis Paul to send through his parts washer.   Thanks buddy!!!!!  







Hmm maybe valve guid issues??? :)







Had high hopes for this aluminum rad.  Guess we'll have to dig deeper into our parts stashes.  We are going to install a heater for defrost and to help keep her running cool.  Hopefully that and the winter weather will keep our engine happy.  







Muffler on it's way.  Requirement as well.  Must exit rear of the car too.  











#1531177 "Swamp thing" JBC enduro car!

Posted by Icehouse on 24 November 2017 - 05:03 PM



Here is the event we hope to participate in.   http://evergreenspee...nowball-enduro/






Me (Icehouse)








The car needs to be stock aka anything you could get on the car through it's production run.  We are still going to be in the back since the popular car seems to be the Acura Integra.  We are going to run the 4.3 gears out of Carters "Granny" with a SSS L18 with SU's.  I think that should help.  The car has to run 60 series tread wear 400+ tires which can't cost over 60 each new. 


I'm sure I'm forgetting some stuff, we will update you as the progress unfolds.  





















#1531173 510 Drift car "Swamp thing" Now endure car!

Posted by Icehouse on 24 November 2017 - 04:12 PM

Carter, Sam and I are building it into an Enduro car for an event at our local track.   Needs to be "Stock" and last for 4 hours.  Lots to do and we have about 6 weeks to get it done.  Luckily at work we have a christmas break to get some work done.  





#1531010 A 510 named "Hey"

Posted by Icehouse on 23 November 2017 - 09:04 AM

I have my limiter set at 7000.  Apparently it shoots some pretty sweet flames when it hits it!



Sounds about right since you can't fuel cut :)  


Do you feel limited by the low revs?  I would like to build a VE SR so I can rev it over 8k.  sometimes I don't have time to shift or don't want to.  A little more RPM's for more speed at the track would be nice.  

#1530830 A 510 named "Hey"

Posted by Icehouse on 22 November 2017 - 09:04 AM

KA's are cam on bucket...I bang mine off the limiter pretty regularly, never had a problem. :devil:



Isn't your rev limiter set at like 6500?  I hit mine so much, on a daily basis and on the track.  I was worried after the cams but haven't had any issues.  

#1530403 A 510 named "Hey"

Posted by Icehouse on 19 November 2017 - 09:59 PM

Had a blast at the track today!  Got second in RWD.   The dude that got first was in the first run group, it started raining as I started my last session :(  We will never know if I could have beat him.  He's an SCCA dude, they are super competitive and are hard to beat!  The kinda guys who don't daily there "racing tires" haha.  I did notice that my diff is slow to lock up.  I'll have to post in the LSD thread.  4.44's were great though!  Somehow I did loose a rocker which I've been worried about since I put the biggest cams stock springs can handle, SR's are known for not liking banging off the rev limiter in stock form.  They do sell "rocker stoppers"  Kinda wonder if it's BS.  I rev'ed the hell out of it today and in the past.  




#1529995 0-60 Under 2 sec. 600+ m/range new Tesla Roadster

Posted by Icehouse on 17 November 2017 - 12:25 PM

I believe that.  We have a leaf and I can kill the battery super fast with the heater cranked and driving 80mph.  If I drive normal it goes much farther.  

#1529945 0-60 Under 2 sec. 600+ m/range new Tesla Roadster

Posted by Icehouse on 17 November 2017 - 09:03 AM

Wasn't the hellcat already getting spanked by the Model X's ludicrous mode?

I've driven the original roadster. Fun car; no range.
This one looks too insane.

Tesla needs to just keep working. The tech is really good and the cars are looking great.

Their owner though; just needs to shut up and collect them checks.



If I remember right the roadster went 160 miles on a charge.  That's not to bad at all.  I like the first roadster a lot so small!




Gotta remember without Elon Telsa would be as boring as GM or Ford.  Way more fun to see them push the limits.