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  1. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Like, why are divorces so expensive? Because they are worth it
  2. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    1 brunette and 1 blonde here, I finally went with an import model.
  3. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    A lot of tachs have "flutter" at the end of their range. The first time I saw a tach hit 20K was a kart race in Jamaica. it just ceased to read over 1999. Would not feed back, couldn't download, nothing. all the RPMs around it were like 1990, 1996, 1890 so it was clear the tach couldn't handle...
  4. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    You keep tearing stuff up, I'm sure we can hit 200
  5. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Is this still the 3V or did you step up? I know the blower motor hatched
  6. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Joe Aquilante used to say "nothing good ever happens in the rain", this weekend he's in the Poconos.. racing in the rain. lol
  7. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Yeah, it's either American iron ... or whatever else, all the same to me
  8. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Is that the Nissan than ran in T1 with the sequential box at the runoffs a few years ago?
  9. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    checkers or wreckers?
  10. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Drive fast, take chances
  11. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    So how is it going? Will it start up and run OK, or has the corrosion monster got you?
  12. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    back to some fire extinguisher basics. ABC extinguishers (dry chem) are great for putting out just about any type of fire, however, they are extremely corrosive to just about anything, electrical connections, paint, aluminum..etc etc. When I ran the pit lane fire control for the INDY, PWC, INDY...
  13. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Sal's car is like the gold standard for road race mustangs, I jut like ragging on him because he's such an outstanding fabricator. I wish I had 1/4 the skill set he has.
  14. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    someone needs to teach Fabman how to fabricate.....lol
  15. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    That one set the gold standard...I remember going home to Arkansas as a kid, and just sitting there listening...to my dad, my uncles.
  16. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    I had a relative on Wake Island, he made it out of the war but died young, an uncle wounded at Bastogne, and another uncle who made 3 landings as a combat engineer and chased the Germans across the Alps. My dad was a Navy medic, and I was his only son...and he forbid me to join the service, as...
  17. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Alright!!, another history guy!!..BTW that was designed to follow up a message to mess with Japanese intel guys, it wasn't supposed to be a dig, but history didn't record it that way..sadly Halsey, after the IJN turned around and stole defeat from victory at the cost of Taffy 3, was almost in...
  18. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Before you do any brake stuff, let me check the inventory
  19. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    BTW, just might be my newest favorite mustang pics (the fact I own a white.blue stripe 07 shelby might have something to do with it.).lol
  20. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    So did you just rivet them on?
  21. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    There is NOTHING wrong with rivets, and I don't trust two sided tape. Longacre and others all sell prepainted body rivets that I'm sure you're already aware of. My only issue with rivets is that they can "crimp" the flare if compressed too far. I've used a heavy fiber "washer" to prevent that...
  22. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    How are you going to bond the flares on? Back ion the day I used 3M structural adhesive and had great luck with, it. The problem with rivets ( if you're going to paint over them) is they heat up in the sun and create "lumps" that are apparent in the bodywork. (68-81 corvettes did the same around...
  23. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Can you give me the source for those fender flairs? please
  24. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Being around fire trucks for over 30 years, that much polished diamond plate kind of brings back memories of being the probie...and polishing that day in and day out.
  25. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Most laymen have no idea how much effort that is to do, Phoenix charges, minimum $1500 for one of their custom fuel tanks w/o pumps, complete it's around $3K with the 3 pumps, baffles, sumps and everything else.I really need to be on the lookout for an S197 salvage title car...
  26. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    AJ Hartman is a good source, IMO the wing would be less obtrusive if it was white, but I understand not wanting to cover up the CF, Think about just using white vinyl. We use that stuff all the time because it's easily removed.
  27. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Tht's some cool stuff, also, in a pinch, you can point the exhaust tips at each other to help cancel out some of the noise
  28. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Box and pan, looks like Harbor freight has the best deal since it's not for occasional use.
  29. blacksheep-1

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Looking for a low budget sheet metal break, any suggestions?
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