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  1. Boone

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

    Real. You can't make this stuff up. Sorry about the whacked out reference, but Ted Williams come to my mind every time we use nitrogen in the shop to fit parts, Han Solo gets put in carbonite, or you freeze your rotors.Like the catch can. That thing is WAY industrial looking.
  2. Boone

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

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ted-williams-frozen-in-two-pieces/%23:~:text%3DTed%2520Williams%2520was%2520decapitated%2520by,are%2520missing%252C%2520Sports%2520Illustrated%2520reported.&ved=2ahUKEwioyqiFuZXxAhVEbs0KHV0rCI0QFjACegQIBBAF&usg=AOvV...
  3. Boone

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

    Ted is, in fact, still dead. As for the rotors, I haven't run any autocrosses since I'm still breaking in my new motor, so I haven't had an opportunity to ask the NASCAR guys about the freezing advantages. Since the rotors are always new at the beginning of each race for the NASCAR boys, I...
  4. Boone

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

    It hasn't worked for Ted Williams yet, but it may work for you. I'll be interested to see how that turns out. I may even check with my NASCAR boys to see what they have to say about that.
  5. Boone

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

    After the mountain of circle track wins you've had, how does this one make you feel? From the picture, you look pretty satisfied... and you should be. 🏁 :hellyeah:
  6. Boone

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

    I think Sal and Ferris are both "righteous dudes."
  7. Boone

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

    Anyone besides me think of this every time someone talks about Peterson catch cans on this forum?
  8. Boone

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

    I use the site below to get a feel for tranny and rear end set ups. You can save different transmissions on the site.https://www.blocklayer.com/rpm-gear.aspxBetter yet, I created an Excel spreadsheet that calculated RPM with various tranny, rear gear, and tire size combinations. I would...
  9. Boone

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

    I'll throw out 462whp on a Mustang dyno. 464whp if the dog gets on the dyno with Frankenstang.
  10. Boone

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

    Can't resist quoting the S197forum post from Norm... Kind of like Will Farrell in old school... "Brace" yourself.Chassis torsional stiffness is a problem in 3 dimensions, and the best that any 2-point STB can do is close in the chassis structure at a single longitudinal location. You do see...
  11. Boone

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

    Let's get geeky for a sec... With the SLA suspension, are the attachment points for the spring more in the vertical plane compared to the stock struts or coilovers? If so, that would make the strut tower brace less useful. I would think the offset coilovers would also lower the need for the...
  12. Boone

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

    And you were thinking of throwing all this away. Then where would you get all these compliments. Your customers won't tell you because you'll raise your price. A woman won't tell you because they really don't care, and then you'd expect sex. We are the best friends you'll ever have... the...
  13. Boone

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

    Didn't know you were going with the Cortex SLA. (Edit: I discussed this with you on post #1238 in this thread. I'm losing it, Jerry!!!!) It is 100% the right choice, IMHumbleO. I'm glad to see you're moving along.
  14. Boone

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

    That stuff sure is beautiful. I may actually have to AVOID cones if I put those on my car.I've always wondered just how effective the lower canard is since the exiting air is blocked by the wheel well air dam. I get that the air is moving sideways off the front bumper. I'm guessing there is...
  15. Boone

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

    Anxious to see your progress.
  16. Boone

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

    Can't say I blame you. Wouldn't be surprised if you do go that route someday. You dont really have a good track record with leaving things alone. Which, of course, is one of the reasons I keep checking in with you.😁
  17. Boone

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

    Actually... yes. I'm glad to see you're healthy and moving forward. Are you going to cut the inner fender wells out and build a tube frame for the SLA? I know you've sure got the skill, and I love what Johnathon Blevins did with his Optima GT500.I'm looking forward to your updates.
  18. Boone

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

    Talent. Pure talent. What a shame it would have been if you'd never pickup up a stinger. It would be the same as if Stevie Ray Vaughn had never picked up a guitar.
  19. Boone

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

    But you're ignoring the extra surface area the "weld" provides for heat dissipation. Those dimes you're laying are killing your product. o_O
  20. Boone

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

    I can hide a blower under my hood... I can't hide Frankenstang. I wish, but I'm staying street car so I can drive my creation more often. I will say, if I went track car, I would do exactly what you did. Just with much poorer workmanship... so it would look like shiznit. Maybe that's really why...
  21. Boone

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

    It will never make sense. That's the problem with smart people... they think everything has to have an order and make sense. Listen to the little red devil, and do what you want to do. Figuring out what you want is the hard part.Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  22. Boone

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

    If there is anything I can do to help on the east coast, let me know. I know you have your trusted sources, so I'm not going to start throwing a bunch of names and companies at you. I'm in NC, and am willing to help in any way possible.
  23. Boone

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

    Now I'm feeling guilty. I hate that news. There is an add for an AIX car that is being parted out. You need the motor, and I need the tranny. Just a thought.
  24. Boone

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

    After it makes noise, how long until it makes boost? Are you going down the path again? I sure hope so since it would be a waste to let your knowledge and "particular set of skills" go untapped.
  25. Boone

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

    I don't want your cams to run NA, I want them if I add boost. I believe my Livernois heads are the same as yours started out as before your Dremel tool went crazy (in a good way of course). We can do this on a PM if you don't want to booger up your build thread. I'm willing to bet your cams...
  26. Boone

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

    We may actually need to talk about your stuff. My cams are Livernois Stage 3 NA. I believe yours were (sorry, ARE) more suited for supercharger use. My heads are the oversized Livernois already, which is what you were running, IIR. I believe I saw a FS add from you. I'll check it out.
  27. Boone

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

    I have the same Manley rods (labeled Livernois). I hope they never look like that pic, but I'm sure someday I'll be pushing the envelope like you... and BOOM. I'll post the pictures as well. :(
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