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Budget Boss Build thread

Drew suggested that I start a built thread of my own. To be honest with you this one will not be as awesome as Drew's build. Here goes. I got this car with the intent of having a track car only. I started with a GT track pack with Recaros. I put in a roll bar for safety and for 4 point safety harness. If I had to do it over I would not have gotten the Recaros and would have put in a 6 point safety harness first.

Here's some info on the car before I started the process of turning it into a race car.

AST4150s with Vorshlag Camber plates and (f)500lbs/(r)250lbs springs.
WhiteLine front and rear sway bars and WhiteLine Watts link.
DSS aluminum D/S
Had 3.73 gears, switched to 3.31
Boss 302 front splitter
Boss 302 brake ducts
Cobra Suzuka Pro-Fit (drivers) and Imola Pro-Fit ( passenger). As per NASA racing you have to have similar equipment for the instructors.
MGW shiter
Vorshalg custom racing exhaust


The custom racing exhaust was put on after I had an off at TWS and my magna flow exhaust was ripped off.

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After this off I got the Boss ABS racing module so the traction control would be eliminated. This is when I decided it was time to go to the next step for safety and have a full roll cage installed.

After tear down. This is what was pulled out:

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Here in Texas the weather changes all the time. The car doesn't have air condition or heat, so I needed to have a small blower installed for the defroster.

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Back from paint:

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Aluminium supports for the wing:

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Interior going back in:

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Notice there is a horn switch. I have had time coming off the track that I needed a horn and didn't have one. I have see a person back into a car as the driver was sitting in the car was screaming to stop because they didn't have a horn.

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Drew, Thanks. No driver ballast in that pic. It does have the passenger seat in there though. That will be removed and a cool shirt system will replace it. I am estimating the HP to be at 400 HP right now. With me and my gear on it will weigh 3596. At a 9.5:1 ratio I have to much HP right now. Need to be around 378 HP.
 
I plan on putting in a AIM MXL in the future. However, I am trying to get caught up on bills after this build so it will be a while. I am purchasing a used Tiger hood this week. I probably won't put that on until the end of this years race season. I would like to upgrade to the MCS RR2, but once again money is tight now so that will have to wait. I am going to miss the season opener at MSRH this year. However, I'll be at MSRC.
 
ArizonaBOSS said:
Sounds like you need a restrictor!

The MXL is a great upgrade--I'd prioritize it if you can. Sometimes they pop up used (that's how I got mine).

That's funny I was thinking of prioritizing the MCS RR2s. The MXL is just out so not having the funds to purchase one now might be a good thing, so I might have the opportunity to get a used one as you suggested. Instead of going with a restrictor I am going to have it rev limited. A restrictor puts more strain on an engine. Also, having it rev limited means on open track days I can add the power back and have some fun.
 
roadhouse said:
Nice to see all your photos in one place, Jamie! Looking forward to hearing how the car works out for you this year :)

There's a lot more photos here:

http://vorshlag.smugmug.com/Projects/Jamie-Becks-S197-Mustang/30683682_TCZ34r#!i=3299856883&k=CmdPw82

I'll keep this thread updated on events and new thing done to the car.
 

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Budget Boss said:
That's funny I was thinking of prioritizing the MCS RR2s. The MXL is just out so not having the funds to purchase one now might be a good thing, so I might have the opportunity to get a used one as you suggested. Instead of going with a restrictor I am going to have it rev limited. A restrictor puts more strain on an engine. Also, having it rev limited means on open track days I can add the power back and have some fun.

The MXL2 is just out. You can get a "plain old version 1" like I have, used for less. BUT the V2 comes with the GPS module which you'd have to buy for another $500 with the V1.

The dampers will make you faster and the AIM will make you more consistent. So maybe prioritize the dampers :)

I'm looking at the MCS 2WNR myself. Speaking with Jason @ Vorshlag he was saying the Remotes are more useful during 2+ hour endurance stints.
 
Just reread the title. How is this a budget build? I'm gonna guess there's at least 50k in work there, or someone's getting underpaid for fantastic work!
 

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