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Old 02-04-2009, 03:25 PM   #21
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Regarding the adjustable arm, I should be able to use the SPC arms under rule 15.8 H, which says that linking arms can be replaced, as long as they meet the bushing requirements.

As for the rear brakes, per the rules, a drum to disk conversion can be performed as long as the disk diameter is greater than drum OD, and the replacement system bolts on, it can be completed. So I couldn't do the fronts, but I think that have a disk set up for the rears would make PDX's and mountain drives a little more enjoyable.
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:00 PM   #22
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Just make sure you address the master cylinder on the brake swap--almost certain they differ from the drum cars...
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Plus with the rear brakes being a bigger diameter the car wont the "nose dive feel"
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You can run the rear discs as an update/backdate for 2001+ cars with Advancetrac. They may even be the same as SVT brakes...
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the advance trac rear discs are roughly an inch smaller. found out the hard way,lol. but they still work very well. (hawk pads and centric blanks)

the master cylinder is the same for both drum and disc cars.
might want to look into a traction control delete if the car doesnt have one.
(or if it even has traction control)
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might want to look into a traction control delete if the car doesnt have one. (or if it even has traction control)
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The car doesn't have traction control, but does have ABS. I will probably pull the abs fuse during events. Regarding the master cylinder on the brakes, I'll have to do some research on that to make sure I get the correct bias. The rules also have a provision that any master cyclinder can be run, so maybe something with adjustment? We'll see.

Header, flex, and some general maintance stuff is on the way. Should start tearing off stuff over the weekend.
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Looks like a good project Bill. It should be a excellent car by the time your done with it.
No wonder you came on first two weeks ago at the Summerville event, you know your stuff :)
By the way, what is PDX? I think TT stands for Time Trials, right?
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nice build man, i like the fact that you got the duratech in the old body style.
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I was the that found it, there not that easy to come by today.
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Looks like a good project Bill. It should be a excellent car by the time your done with it.
No wonder you came on first two weeks ago at the Summerville event, you know your stuff :)
By the way, what is PDX? I think TT stands for Time Trials, right?
Hey Constantine, good to hear from you.

PDX is SCCA's version of track days, and is similar to NASA's HDPE program. Its really about running at the track wide open, with the same safety gear you can use for an autox. Its a good place to start if you're interested in trying out time trials, and yeah TT is time trials. Time trials, call for extra safety gear, suit, SA helmet, roll bar, etc.
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