BOSS 302 Race Car Build Thread

Discussion in 'Road Racing Forum' started by ArizonaBOSS, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. VoodooBoss

    VoodooBoss Rick Moderator

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    You've been busy!
     
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    racer47 All I got left is fast

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    Good luck with the test and getting the car ready. The workmanship looks good as does the entire car. I like this part the best....
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    Great thread!

    While you went with the Watts link, any reason you didn't go with the Torque Arm also?
     
  4. ArizonaBOSS

    ArizonaBOSS Because racecar. Moderator

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    Got a little more done last night. Pardon all my dirt, dust, and grime. The car needs a serious cleaning once I finish my work.

    AFPR mounted up in the engine bay. That dial gauge looks just about useless.

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    Fortunately, I was planning on also running a pressure sensor to output to AIM, so I decided to just route that directly from the AFPR instead of from after the AFPR.

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    I am hoping to keep the pressure sender itself in this location behind the fender liner so I can pass the wires through to the cabin easily. I may have to move it if I am unable to get the liner back on. I also secured the fuel hard-line.

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    Also, I completed the aft end of the hardline, connecting it to the bulkhead fittings that pass through to the trunk area. I will do the same with the fuel return line, but I am waiting on another batch of -6 line from Summit so I can make the return line one continuous piece (hopefully).

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    I applied some heat sleeve to the pressure feed side and will do the same to the return side to protect from radiant exhaust heat.

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    Not pictured--I connected the output side of the AFPR to the fuel rail with a Russell screw-on adapter for the stock rail, worked like a charm. Wrapped that line in heat shield as well.
    I am thinking to purge about a gallon through the lines once everything is complete to clear out any crud that my air gun was unable to get. After that I'll re-connect it to the fuel rail and adjust the fuel pressure.

    I think tonight I will start mounting the transmission cooler hardware and planning the -8AN line runs for those, since I am waiting on some stuff to complete the fuel side. Or I might finish up the wiring in the car. TBD. Lots to do this weekend before an early morning test day on the 25th.

    Hi Coz:

    I hadn't really considered the TA since I just upgraded my third link, also I am not (currently) interested in reducing the ground clearance on the car any further as I am usually fairly aggressive with curbing etc.
     
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  5. Coz

    Coz TMO Intermediate

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    Interesting point. I had always looked at the clearance as a non-issue - save for a manhole sticking up - but can see how a curb running longintudaly could result in sparks.

    Best of luck with your latest mods
     
  6. ArizonaBOSS

    ArizonaBOSS Because racecar. Moderator

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    Did some work on the "wiring panel" tonight. This will fit into the slot where the glove box was.

    Started out with a posterboard template and then transferred it over to some blank aluminum sheet from ACE.
    Here I have already dimpled all of the holes that will need drilling for bolts to pass through, rivets, or slots to slide over existing bolts in the car.

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    After making a few cuts and doing some rudimentary 90* bends without a brake, I used some cleco temporary fasteners to prepare for the rivet work. I had never used the clecos before but wow they make riveting a lot easier.

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    Here is the unit basically assembled. It's not the most elegant thing ever, but it will look a lot better (and stealthy) once I shoot it with a coat of satin black. The fuses and relays will be easily accessible from the passenger side of the cabin.

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    The fold also creates a wall that separates the hot bus bar from the cabin, along with all of the connections to it. I will run a hot lead from the "activated" side of my master kill switch so that everything on these circuits will also be deactivated if I hit the master kill switch.

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