BOSS 302 Race Car Build Thread

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  1. Mad302

    Mad302 TMO Race

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    Great to see you all again. Next time your up this way I’ll bring something Texas. Good luck on the revamp and you’ll always have a spare hood here if you guys ever need it.
     
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    Americans not Americants! You guys did a great job getting your car back together. Great race going there until fuel pump issues. Your car has some serious grip Drew. Amazing car and driver.
     
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  3. TymeSlayer

    TymeSlayer Tramps like us, Baby we were born to run...

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    Perseverance. You got lots of that my friend. Great read.
     
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    Great story and gotta imagine NASA Nationals in 2019 are going to be great for you?!
     
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    Great driving and perseverance!!! Looks like a fun battle with the Corvette!
     
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    Not sure how many times I screamed at 404 while watching that.

    Sorry about the way it turned out for you, but good for you getting it back out there. Good to finally met you. If I could have helped you I would have, my drinking skills are better than my mechanic skills.
     
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  7. ArizonaBOSS

    ArizonaBOSS Because racecar. Moderator

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    A few of you have seen this already but here's the in-car of my crash at COTA. Ball joint broke on the right side during a fast right-hand sweeper. Replace those ball joints and inner/outer tie rods every season, kids. Language warning...

    This was a Watson/Howe ball joint, but it had been in use for ~3 seasons at this point. This was preventable.



    Likewise, Mark. Sorry we didn't get more time to talk with all the BS going on. Hopefully we will be out that way again in 2019.
     
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  8. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

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    Point taken! Ordering some parts and just to be clear..... Which of these parts should I get....??

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    I think the part is called?
    Outer Tie Rod - Ford (DR3Z-3A130-A)
     
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  9. ArizonaBOSS

    ArizonaBOSS Because racecar. Moderator

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    The ball joint is not shown in that photo but you will want to replace 1, 2, 3 and possibly 5.
     
  10. ArizonaBOSS

    ArizonaBOSS Because racecar. Moderator

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    I haven't done much with the car lately other than take some damaged parts off of it. I am starting to drill out the spot welds in the front upper radiator support now to remove that section. Going quickly with a spot-weld driller from Amazon.
    Got all my replacement parts in-house save for a grille surround, new Tiger Racing hood, and Tiger Racing carbon fiber doors.
    Going to Optic Armor for the front windshield as well.

    upload_2018-10-15_11-23-39.png
     
  11. ArizonaBOSS

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    Ooooo Carbon Doors, Love mine.

    I used the OEM door nut plates to mount mine out of some trashed doors. Also converted the hinges to be quick disconnect with pins.
     
  13. ArizonaBOSS

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    Very interested in any pre-install/during-install photos and any tips/tricks, including the quick-disconnect stuff. Thinking to mount them up myself but not sure what is already present in the doors for mounting hardware (assuming nothing?)
     
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    This is all I have of the doors but you will need a way to attach the stock bolts to the doors. I used the OEM nut plates (which if you look in your doors you will see) or make your own. They come with zero holes drilled in for mounting and for the handles, everything will need to be cut.
     

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  16. Fabman

    Fabman Project: "Frankenstang"

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    I know that some carbon doors do come pre drilled and ready for install....what kind are these and how difficult was it to properly locate all the holes for a clean install?
     
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    These come with nothing, Including no door handle holes. It took me about 5-6 hours from starting to having both on the car and done.
     
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  18. ArizonaBOSS

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    OK those are useful pics and info--thanks!
     
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    @the5 did you guys end up transferring any of the weatherstrip that goes around the front or bottom of the doors?
     
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    Fabman Project: "Frankenstang"

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    Brand and cost?
     

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