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What did you do to your Boss 302 or S197 today?

xr7

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Ran two autocross events this weekend, broke in a new set of Falken 660's, 295/40-18's. Second day was the trick, back running with the fast people. Bagged a few 'Vettes. Second in class, CAM-C. 4 week break now and time for a few more modifications.
 
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Team Fight CANCER had a great past weekend. Had Cancer Survivors sign our race car. We also did a charity bike ride and the Team raised over $14,000 for Cancer Research. Pretty awesome weekend.View attachment 76623
Love to see this! That mountain looks fake in that photo lol
 
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Was starting to look for the next set of tires, just to see current prices/options. Look like a lot of options are on back order through my normal locations. But, stumbled onto a guy selling a set of 20s with new Goodyear Supercar 3R for a smoking price. So I made a road trip last weekend for a set up to see how they work. Don't like, I can sell for what I paid.

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GB899

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yesterday parked the Boss on the street while getting garage doors & operators replaced... long overdue.. neighbor had her yard sprayed (weed or feed I don't know)... guess what was covered with the blow by.. UGH... so after a very long & expensive day, I had to wash up the car... not fun.. but she looks great (again)... and I can now see my garage live on my phone.. lol..

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It wasn't today, but I just got back from the Bullitt Nationals with my '08. They were in Nashville this year. Unfortunately for us, it rained during both the car show and when we were scheduled to be drag racing. We ended up buying a Hot Wheels track with a mechanical Christmas tree and a pack of 20 Hot Wheels and proceeded to have indoor drag races. Fun times. I still like the Bullitt, even if it's significantly slower and not as refined as the '18. It was still a comfortable 11 hour cruise in spite of forgetting to back the front struts off the full hard setting.
 

xr7

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Got in three autocross runs today, keeping up pretty good with the fast S550's and then had to park it and call in the tow truck. I think I broke an axle. Got it home with a great wrecker driver. Time to rearrange the garage and get it up in the air. I'm guessing I snapped the C clip knob of the end of the axle shaft. Will see if my powers of deduction are still accurate,
 
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I removed the rat fur from the underside of the hood, firewall, and strut towers. Then I realized the stock hood vents are a 2pc design so I removed the lower part that has the honeycomb restrictor... not sure I'm explaining that clearly, essentially I uncorked the stock hood vents that hardly flow so now they hardly flow better!
 

xr7

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Got the Boss up in the air today to see what I broke on Sunday. One of the pivot points on the bell crank of the Watts linkage broke its welds and that's it. Order a new part tomorrow and get some maintenance work done before part arrives. 5 years of lots of hard left/right keeping the back end in place wasn't too bad. Maybe a little redesign this winter to better support the pivot posts will be in the cards. Its so tight up in there that the arm couldn't fall down. I wasn't sure what was wrong so it got a ride home on the back of a wrecker.

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Dave_W

Cones - not just for ice cream
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IIRC, that happened to the Grassroots Motorsports guys on their CAM Mustang. May have been the center pivot bolt, and I'm not sure what brand Watts they had. Is there a way to convert the current "propellor" so the arm rod-ends are mounted in double shear instead of single shear? BMR sells a billet double-shear propellor as an upgrade to their steel one, not sure if it would fit your bolt sizes.
 
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IIRC, that happened to the Grassroots Motorsports guys on their CAM Mustang
They used the Cortex Watts link. But I don't think their bolt sheared. I believe something came loose and their solution was to use Nord-Lock washers.

By the way, Cortex modified their pivot arm in 2017 to lighten it up. Not sure if anything else has changed since. The 2017 revision looks like this:
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xr7

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This is a Whiteline piece. I have an design idea to convert this to a double shear set up but that's not happening until the race season is over. New parts coming from California.
 

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