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S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here? Build Thread

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Yea I got a higher stone guard on the front and also pit trolley to store tyres and fuel cans or use as a work bench.
Yeah, this is definitely different that what's commonly available....somebody is thinking over there.
 
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We Aussies say the same about you American's and the big ass trucks and huge trailers that you tow to go on a vacation or race track.😉🤣🤭
those are just texans... lol
 
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in other news, do we know how the Nationals field is looking @Fabman ?
As far as AIX is concerned its been locked in for months.
@Flash68 and I will be representing NASA Norcal and TMO while Charlie Bosselman will be representing the NASA Central America region and Richard Hilleman will be in the only non Mustang of the group in a positively wicked 700+ HP AMC Javelin with an aero kit that makes my car look like a Miata. Should be a good time.
 
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Here's an update on my brake bias saga:

That new valve I plumbed in let me limit front brake pressure so that I was able to dial in the rears with my secondary knob in the cabin.
After some laps and fiddling with the bias I was able to get all 4 wheels to lock up simultaneously.
Still no ABS so they will lock up if pushed, but at least its not all front brake like it was before.
I was able to keep the tires from locking up throughout both races which is a new and welcome experience for me.
Now I just have to learn to trust them enough to see how much harder I can push before hitting the danger zone.
Definitely a major improvement.


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Gotta be Ford Blue….right?

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Hey, I might come in dead last at nationals, but at least I’ll have a sexy tire rack.
 
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Of course I’m hoping for a good finish but as you know, it ain’t over till it’s over and anything can happen when the green flag drops.
I have a 1000 pound weight disadvantage and I’m 230 hp short of my current HP/weight limit.
A win would take a miracle….but sometimes Miracles do happen.
I mean…everyone else might crash, right?…..it could happen.
 
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