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Old 04-12-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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project: a different 1/4 mile (not an s10)

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car:
chevy land yacht

objective:
-turn p.o.s. car into bumper bashing 8 cylinder enduro racer for the local 1/4 mile oval.
-WIN

deadline:
-practice on 4/21 + 4/28
-first race on 5/6

budget:
$1500

mods:
-strip interior
-remove side and rear glass
-remove trim/molding,lights,etc.
-add 5 point harness, etc.
-go over EVERYTHING
-paint

in this class the car must remain stock. no changes to engine, tranny, suspention, etc. oh, and there are no cautions so the race quickly turns into a 100 lap demo derby . i hoping to pick up a tow dolly in the next day or two, and the car on saturday. order my parts tomorrow after i get my paycheck and tear into it.

should be an intersting build.
Old 04-12-2012, 08:45 PM   #2
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Re: project: a different 1/4 mile (not an s10)

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Old 04-13-2012, 10:36 AM   #3
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:07 AM   #4
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Well that looks like fun! Where do I sign up? Lol
Old 04-13-2012, 11:07 AM   #5
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Re: project: a different 1/4 mile (not an s10)

here in mn some enduros they throw all cars in at once besides full size trucks and vans, and its a WET WET clay track, only real think we cant do is reinforce the bumpers and move the rad,

looks like a fun time on black top
Old 04-14-2012, 10:05 PM   #6
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i though i was gona pick my car up today but apparently the dealership that has it closes there office on the weekend. ok, then why have me come in? good news is i sorted out some storage and workspace problems.
Old 04-16-2012, 07:59 PM   #7
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finally got the car, its at my "storage location" a.k.a. apple auto parts, who is sponsoring the car. parts/saftey gear is on the way via summit and saferacer.
Old 04-18-2012, 06:35 PM   #8
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so im getting this line of crap from the toyota dealership i bought the car at. yes dealership, they got it on a trade in. i know ive never bought a car from a dealership but i dont think i need to get a car inspected before they give me the title. the manager sold me the car and even he didnt know that till just now, yah right.

helmit was on backorder.

on a good note i got my belt, battery killswitch, steel gusets (for belt mount), and fire jacket from summit. i also got some pipe to mount the sholder belts just as the rules request.


budget:
$1500
-$618 (car)
-$29 (steel)
-$70 (belts)
-$54 (fire jacket)
-$29 (battery killswitch)
$700 left

still need to get a helmit, and a tow dolly. i just might be able to make it to practice this weekend, but probibly not. still have 2.5 weeks till first race.
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Re: project: a different 1/4 mile (not an s10)

where on long island u from and goodluck with build
Old 04-19-2012, 09:49 AM   #10
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:49 AM   #11
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finally got it home yesterday. sucks towing that beast with a manual but i didnt stall it . scary thing was trying to stop it without power brakes or trailer brakes. i definitly need to never tow with that truck again.

good thing i waited to pull the glass cuz its raining today. i need to get torx bits and and something to cover it with

budget:
$1500
-$618 (car)
-$29 (steel)
-$70 (belts)
-$54 (fire jacket)
-$29 (battery killswitch)
-$45 (tow dolly rental)
$655 left
Old 04-27-2012, 03:40 AM   #12
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Re: project: a different 1/4 mile (not an s10)

My friend Dominic wins a ton of enduro's every year at Riverhead

73 to 77 Monte Cutlass or Grand Prix's are getting real hard to come by

I ran one enduro with an 83 Delta 88 I made 4 1/2 laps forgot to flare trans lines where they were spliced together popped a line in a turn slammed on the brakes
and some how I ended up slamming into the wall in middle of the straightaway

My old man ran Blunderbust for 4 seasons with a 72 electra 455 ended up top 5 over all points almost every year


Steel bumpers would have been a major plus


Make sure you save the foam padding from the rear seat .Duct tape it to your drivers side doors and add a little padding to your steering wheel.

What ever you do don't forget to disconnect the airbags

Some steel flat stock running from the roof to the bottom the windshield is a good idea to
Less chance of a loose tire or some crap off another car shattering a windshield in your face

Amazon has DOT full helmets for under $40 shipped

Good luck man
Old 04-29-2012, 04:52 PM   #13
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the rear seat was nasty i threw it out, got some scrap foam from my uncles upolstery shop tho. interior of this car was so nasty i dont now how i didnt get sick.

just picked up some goodies at a car show. like a ryobi 4.5 inch grinder (with 2 wheels) for $12, a temp gauge for $10, and some other stuff. gona wire the temp gauge to the tranny so i dont cook it. ya gota love swap meets.
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