Crashed Boss in repair mode.

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  1. Mad Hatter

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    This is a change of topic from a previous thread....

    https://trackmustangsonline.com/thr...he-engine-out-again.14411/page-12#post-218228

    Well here are some pics of the damage. Next race will be in two weeks..... so will miss that one but the following race is 6 weeks away so will be ready.... (I think). Any insights would be very welcome.

    Lesson:... try not to race in the rain!!

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    Well I will stop there.... But you get the idea.
     
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    Damn. Having bad flashbacks here.

    Are you OK?

    You will want to see if the strut towers are damaged.

    You will probably have to replace the passenger side upper structure. You can drill the spot welds out on the core support like I did and replace that entire section (weld in).
    You may have to order a new lower "frame rail" aka "shotgun" if either of those are buckled. The existing structure can be cut and a new one welded in but suggest you survey the damage further first. I'd probably try and get the drivetrain out of the car to do a full assessment of the vehicle structure.

    Might be time for the rollcage during the rebuild!
     
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    Yup I am fine!!! suprised actuallyo_O... did have my improved roll cage in and we had just made HANS obligatory for all. Will take out the engine this week and get a better idea of whats bent etc.
     
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    Bummer, glad to see you're ok.
     
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    Like Joe Aquilante (Phoenix boss) says..
    "No good ever happens in the rain"..
    That being said..I love rain racing
     
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    Seems like a great time to remove all the air conditioner stuff, too...
     
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    Yes thats what I told the track steward.... "never liked that radiator" :( But full steam ahead! Will take everthing out and try my best to get the car ready by the 18th of May... Luckly for me all the slower cars got good positions in the rain and the faster ones failed to make any big gains. So even missing the next race, can still see a way to keep my Championship. Engines strong and it looks like I will be loosing some weight up front.
     
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    Does anyone know if this has a part number? or do I have to find a donor?

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    Since I will be spending next years race budget as well as this years.... I saw a Mishimoto radiator part#
    Model: MMRAD-MUS-05

    Its on sale for $275.95 (edit 245.95). Is this a decent option for a tracked car?? Losing the a/c radiator will help as well.
     
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    Radiator support part #AR3Z-16138-A
     
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    Man sorry to see this. Good luck getting your car fixed back up. Glad to see you’re OK.
     
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    Check your email later, as have another idea for your hood. Hope you can get things ready for mid May -- sounds like you have a good group of support folks there ( mechanics, body shop techs, etc.)?
     
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    Thanks Bill, email sent.
     
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    @Mad Hatter I have the mishimoto radiator in my car(3v 4.6) and it's been great so far. The only issue I have with mishimoto is their silicone hose kit. The kit should really come with worm clamps rather than reusing the OEM spring clamps.
     
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    Was happy to see the price... and the fact thats its 2" thick with three cores vs the bosses 1.5" and two cores. I bought the gt500 fan setup earlier.... Boy am I glad we did not install it before the last raceo_O
     
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    Now's the time to put that thing on a diet
     
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    That radiator support part comes with the headlight buckets but you will also need the support pieces since it looks like those were wiped clean off of of the lower rail.

    Left side is AR3Z-16152-A
    Right Side is AR3Z-16153-A
     
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    I will assume you mean the car!! And yes!!!
     

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