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ArizonaBOSS

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Wow, sir--awesome stuff! You are not screwing around with this thing...enjoy!
Since you converted to E85--how are you making it through sessions at big tracks like Daytona? I thought the 500 drained the fuel tank pretty quick on-track, and E85 is at least 30% higher consumption.
 
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This was lap 5 (that's a ZL1 LE BTW :D). Lap 6 it fuel starved a bit going into the Bus Stop. I finished lap 6 at a fast enough pace to be fun and then cooled it off and came in. I didn't worry about getting it fully topped up before the session, because there'd been so much traffic and my fuel consumption was more moderate in earlier sessions...stupid. I think I missed out on 1-2 full paced laps, and probably a faster lap time. I could've got 1 more at pace had it been totally full.

This had me looking into trunk tire well fuel cells as a supplement. But then I've got fuel in the trunk, and I like fold down seats so I don't want to build a firewall. I can put my bicycle in there, and I also actually have a full size spare in the spare tire well.

This car is really just about fun; this is decidedly *not* the setup to maximize driver development or lap times. On E85 it makes crazy power safely, the fuel is tons cheaper, and doesn't get too hot no matter ambient temps. If I miss out on a few laps per HPDE day because I have to come in 1 lap early, is that really a big deal?

EDIT- Also, I currently don't plan to go back to Daytona with this car. It's easily a 190MPH car now, and if I am there, I'm going to try for it. That's too damn fast without a cage etc.
 

Ludachris

Chris
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Last mods have been installing the Vorschlag brake deflectors (with some fancy ti bolts from my motorcycle days!), and some interior bits I’ve been pulling out of my other car as I get it ready to cage.

I had to grit my teeth go do the back seat as the stuff is pretty heavy. I got the back seat in using a combination of parts from my GT350R rear seat kit I kept and a stock GT seat I ebayed cheap. I need to get recaro GT5 matching rear skins for these.



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Love the booster seat. I had a couple of those in the back of my Mustang for a short time.
 
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X2 on the booster seat! 👍 I had one in my Mustang for years also but it was nothing like this one. The car I mean, the booster seat was very similar lol. Kids love being picked up from school in Mustangs.
 
X2 on the booster seat! 👍 I had one in my Mustang for years also but it was nothing like this one. The car I mean, the booster seat was very similar lol. Kids love being picked up from school in Mustangs.
Yes, dad used to pick us up in his 70 Z28 Camaro sometimes, we loved it.

Wifey demanded airbags and modern crash safety for my version. 🙂
 

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