BOSS 302 Race Car Build Thread

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  1. steeda5

    steeda5 TMO Advanced

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    Making great progress Drew. I sure hope you can make Mondo. Its the best weekend of racing in Az. Mustangs will be in full force.
     
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  2. ArizonaBOSS

    ArizonaBOSS Because racecar. Moderator

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    No blue, I'm afraid; however the idea had crossed my mind some time ago. I think you will like the output.

    Unrelated--looks like my replacement C&R radiator shipped today. The existing one got damaged but doesn't leak, going to try to rehabilitate it somewhere if possible and keep it as an emergency spare.
     
  3. ArizonaBOSS

    ArizonaBOSS Because racecar. Moderator

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    Home-made hood pin spools welded in, 2013 upper bumper support installed. Looks like the "2014" headlights I got from Rockauto were actually 10-12 units, so I had to trim the front bumper mounting points off of them with a hacksaw.
    Edit: I forgot that all the 13-14 headlights were HIDs and I chose not to spring for that extra "feature" and ordered 2012 headlights instead--but I forgot that since I ordered this stuff around a month ago.

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    Bumper test fit now that I have the upper grille reinforcement installed. Looks like everything is fitting up great but we'll have to see once I put the fenders on for a test fit in the near future.

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  4. gripdriver

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    I like the 13-14 face lift idea.

    possibly Wrap it in olive drab green, and leave the cage and interior red?
     
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  5. ArizonaBOSS

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    Not quite...this is the concept I am working on with my wrap guy. Did this mockup in powerpoint based on a stock photo so the colors are a little off.
    Front of the car will be gloss white, red will be "3M Dragonfire Red" which is a very metallic somewhat-color-shifting red.

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    Sorry I am a little late to the party here. I watched your video of the ball joint failing and then watched the car simply continue straight off the track in the sweeper turn. For me, it was deja vu all over again, as I experienced almost the exact same situation at the UMC (old Miller Motorsport track near Salt Lake City) track in Utah two months ago. Going thru "Scream" which is Turn 4 on the West track at about 110 mph, the left ball joint failed, and just like your experience, the car continued straight off the track and eventually hit the armco. Later after getting out of the car, I saw that both front wheels were turned in towards each other, as the right ball joint had also failed.

    Days later, I examined the ball joint fractures and could see that a crack had appeared earlier, and the high speed sweeper finished them off. So as you confirmed, ball joints, regardless of brand/mfg, need to be replaced on a regular basis...before early warning failure cracks appear. Heavy Mustangs, 315 wide sticky tires, high speed turns and sweepers severely stress suspension components. Another racing consumable.

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  7. ArizonaBOSS

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    Got the 2013 Tiger Hood shipment in yesterday. Started fitting up the fenders and front fascia (everything fits GREAT!) and will fit up the hood this weekend now that the fenders are aligned to the doors. Today I'll pick up a fender roller and roll/pull the fenders. Then I can start drilling the hood for the Aerocatches...

    I think once the carbon doors arrive I may have to remove the fenders again to take the doors off in the easiest manner, so in that case then I can re-align the fenders to the hood. We'll see. Also I put some painters tape down and made reference marks as to where the fenders need to bolt in.

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  8. Mad302

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    I like it. With the Watson enclosure it's really going to push air up and out the hood.
     
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  9. TymeSlayer

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

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    Is that a Fiberglass Tiger hood? I thought for sure you'd go with CF.
     
  10. ArizonaBOSS

    ArizonaBOSS Because racecar. Moderator

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    $$$$
     
  11. steeda5

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    Great progress Drew! Its coming together fast !
     
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  12. ArizonaBOSS

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    I ordered some 2013 carbon fiber hood vents from RHR/AJ Hartman that should arrive next week. Going to integrate them into the upper fenders and vent/duct/deflect the wheelwell air there. Hope it doesn’t look goofy when done...
     
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  13. Fabman

    Fabman Project: "Frankenstang"

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    I looked at those a while back.
    I wanted to put them in the top of the fender but they were too big, at least on the 2005 fender. They would fit in the side though, is that what you're planning?
     
  14. ArizonaBOSS

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    @Fabman, correct--they will be in the side, upper portion of the fender. Basically just above where the "BOSS 302" stripe is currently.
     
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    I dig the new wrap / design.... good luck with the rebuild.
     
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    I have a new set of Ford 13-14 fog light bezels with Blowfish 3" backing plates for brake ducts if you are interested. Everything is brand new, and ill let them go cheap if you want them.

    let me know.
     
  17. ArizonaBOSS

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    I appreciate the thought but I already have the 4" inlet kit from KohR ready-to-go :)
     
  18. ArizonaBOSS

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    Repairs on the car are done. Focusing on improvements now. I've added the @AJ Hartman 2013-14 hood louvers to the fenders as a way to help evacuate air from the fender wells (after venting the liners).

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    I have a couple things in-flight for 2019 but I'll have a full write-up coming once the dust settles on all of that.
    I will be continuing my winning partnership with CorteX Racing and adding a new friend or two as well.

    In the meantime, I'll be co-driving our regional NASA enduro this weekend with @captdistraction in his car. It's only a 90-minute run but it's longer than most opportunities we have out here. It should be a fun time and I expect that we should be very competitive--at least if our competitors have to stop for fuel. :)

    Stay tuned...
     
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    Looking good! I hope the brake dust doesn't go into your window!

    Good luck to both of you at the enduro!
     
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  20. Grant 302

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    I think that's a great place to vent the fender air. Should help control/redirect some of the high pressure air that normally spills off the cowl area.
     
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