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Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 12th July 2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 155,762
Posted By Mesa
Re: SLC 001 Build

SLC 001, in the Sierras near Lake Tahoe, Ca. Its maiden long distance voyage. The first trip of any type beyond test loops. Hopefully, I'll have some quality photos and video to post in the near...
Forum: The Race Track 18th June 2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Mesa
Re: 2018 LeMans streaming

Direct TV or the recording box would cut off each long broadcast segment at around one hour, so I got to see 'spotty' coverage of the event. The announcers (as painful as they were) may have been...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 8th May 2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 86,517
Posted By Mesa
Re: Fling SLC Build Thread

Smokes! That is a heck of a lot of work in those assembled pictures, some really nice features built in there. Since I just fitted my overhead interior lighting pod, I am particularly liking your...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 30th April 2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 114,000
Posted By Mesa
Re: M20 Dreaming

I agree using air to 'pop' the mold off is very useful, in some cases I've incorporated in fittings to attach air lines to. Probably works better than any other release method IMO.

Are you using...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 30th April 2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,787
Posted By Mesa
Re: How Do You Keep Your Garage Clean?

Q: How do you keep your garage/shop clean?

A: Use someone else's
Forum: The Paddock 30th April 2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,940
Posted By Mesa
Re: 2018 Formula One

Actually, I think it was one of the pit engineers that said he may have been hit from behind.

Grosjean is starting to look a little foolish always having brake problems and now this...
Forum: The Paddock 30th April 2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,940
Posted By Mesa
Re: 2018 Formula One

Additionally, I don't recall Rickyardo putting a block on Max the entire race.
Forum: The Paddock 30th April 2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,940
Posted By Mesa
Re: 2018 Formula One

Somebody finally called Verstappen's braking zone bluff. A bit messy but, maybe the kid will stop pulling that cwap now.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 25th April 2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 248,600
Posted By Mesa
Re: SLC 24 Howard Jones

Jac
Let me see if I have this right from discussion with Howard.
The stub axle did not break, the wheel mount flange broke off where it necks down to pass through the upright mount flange / bearing...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 16th April 2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,627
Posted By Mesa
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

Looks like a good find Frank. Spline count will be a factor for the rears.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 9th April 2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 22,123
Posted By Mesa
Re: CamT's build thread

Cam,
The reinforcement of the hinge to door location is vitally important, I'd consider laying fiberglass weave in the area in addition to your metal panels.

Even without the inner door trim...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 3rd April 2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 114,000
Posted By Mesa
Re: M20 Dreaming

The shape looks great, the body will do the rest of your impressive work proud. Congratulations on this milestone. A LOT of filling and sanding along the way, eh? I bet you can't wait for the finish...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 1st April 2018, 03:50 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 24,081
Posted By Mesa
Re: Stephan's SLC Build Log

That there must be a beautiful Mercury Marine 4 Cam LS, if that had been around been around when I started....

The engine is about 2 inches longer up front if I remember, it will be interesting...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 23rd March 2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 114,000
Posted By Mesa
Re: M20 Dreaming

Seriously bad ass.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 6th March 2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By Mesa
Re: Source for custom wiring harness?

I had Current Performance make a complete custom wire harness for the engine compartment. Very pleased with the work, only limitations were on my end. Had them make the FBW throttle "cable" too.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 5th March 2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 135,969
Posted By Mesa
Re: Ken's SLC build thread

That Holley AC bracket is a great find, would have saved me untold hours. If I eject another AC belt I'll be looking into this part as it has a spring loaded tensioner.
Needs to be on the Wiki.
...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 27th February 2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 22,123
Posted By Mesa
Re: CamT's build thread

One other thing I wished I'd done while making my fenders was to use some spacers on the wheel side just to have clearance options if needed them down the road. Cheap insurance.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 26th February 2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 22,123
Posted By Mesa
Re: CamT's build thread

Hi Cam,
Sorry have not been keeping up the details of your build, looks like you are getting lots done! Forgive me if you have already addressed this -

Make sure your suspension alignment is...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 22nd February 2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,806
Posted By Mesa
Re: rear view Camera

The more resolution the better. Helps in making out what KIND if car is sneaking in behind you...Mr CHP.
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 22nd February 2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 114,000
Posted By Mesa
Re: M20 Dreaming

4" of side wall stretch... Ouch. You may not be aware but, Hoosier makes a 17" wide 15" Dia Super Modified paved oval rear TIRE that may be of use to you. I think Canepa's uses them on their 917/30KL...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 22nd February 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 114,000
Posted By Mesa
Re: M20 Dreaming

Now THAT is a BIG moment right there. :)

I think those are 19" wide .... if I remember the few wheels I am jealous of correctly.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 5th February 2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,042
Posted By Mesa
Re: S2's Build Thread

With all that going on in the back, no one is going to look at the exhaust tips. Although I'd probably go with the two round ones as it keeps the back from having everything the same shape.

The...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 1st February 2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,322
Posted By Mesa
Re: H Craft GT-R, Jared's build.

Looks like there will be a few really cool 'aftermarket' items available from HCraft. Almost makes me want to build another. Almost.

I have been taken by the Ecoboost V6 in the Radicals, they have...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 29th January 2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 248,600
Posted By Mesa
Re: SLC 24 Howard Jones

Hey buddy, sounds like a good time :stunned: but, I think you meant to say aero oversteer without the rear wing (?)
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 28th January 2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By Mesa
Re: Race Tail wing uprights

Allan,
I think I have a set of the original (did they ever change?) uprights. Call me.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 28th January 2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 81,086
Posted By Mesa
Re: Dan's Build

Its no cake walk to get the dash out even when carefully engineered to be so by a builder. In my case the main instrument panel readout computer(s) are under the dash, with all the AC hoses and...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 28th January 2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 81,086
Posted By Mesa
Re: Dan's Build

From the 'been there' file ~ I would be concerned those feet might not clear the top of the footbox or possibly some of the gear that gets mounted on top of it. Also, have you checked the ease of...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 16th January 2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,042
Posted By Mesa
Re: S2's Build Thread

Must. not. look. must. not. look.

YOU are a bad influence.
Forum: All GT40 15th January 2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,408
Posted By Mesa
Re: Another of the Greats Gone - RIP Dan Gurney

Really great guy.

When I was 18 a friend and I were wondering the Laguna paddock late one night.... We came across seemingly the only other two people around in the emptiness. Dan hovering over...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 11th January 2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 114,000
Posted By Mesa
Re: M20 Dreaming

Duratec 'Styroshield'? I didn't know there was such a thing as a blocker/primer for direct to cheap polystyrene styrofoam sealing, I'm sticking this in my bag of tricks for future use.

For high...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 9th January 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 114,000
Posted By Mesa
Re: M20 Dreaming

Look at you go!
Two part expanding foam might be an option for gross building up of low areas. Easy to form with a cheese grater tool as well.
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 8th January 2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 78,627
Posted By Mesa
Re: H Craft GT-R

The whole car is a masterpiece of beautiful functional fabrication.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 7th January 2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,042
Posted By Mesa
Re: S2's Build Thread

"that was close"
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 4th January 2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,042
Posted By Mesa
Re: S2's Build Thread

Nice AC, how far above the footbox are the duct manifolds? Do you have a picture from the bottom (foot room intrusion)?

Good thing I don't live closer, we would be bartering skill sets all day...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 3rd January 2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 24,964
Posted By Mesa
Re: Design An Emblem?

Looks really good Mason, what are the dimensions? Maybe your guy can make me a custom one based on my logo (not yet created) when the time comes?
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 3rd January 2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 22,123
Posted By Mesa
Re: CamT's build thread

It takes big shifter b...s to cut up a 1,700 dollar R8 part :) Good work, although my OCD might have required the Audi cable purchase just to not grind down the pins! With, of course the added...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 11th December 2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By Mesa
Re: winter snow formula car Nuburgring

LOL,
My kind of fruitcake, he is! No better way to understand how your vehicle is going to handle in adverse conditions than to go out and practice in them.

Never seen so many corrections on a...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 4th December 2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 240,560
Posted By Mesa
Re: Rumbles SLC Build

Well, some good 'stories' I must say. Never found a beer in mine :(

No Oracle needed -
The cup holders were meant to hold a Volkswagen latch. These round VW latches were supplied with my car and...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 27th November 2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,465
Posted By Mesa
Re: Another SLC hits the streets

Looks sharp, nice and crisp.....and you have your own semi-private landing strip for high speed testing :)
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 20th November 2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 155,762
Posted By Mesa
Re: SLC 001 Build

(this is information also posted in S2's build log)

Concerning blower motors or any 'high-at-the-front' intake manifolds for that matter. I am noticing that my lower passenger side mount AC...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 20th November 2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,042
Posted By Mesa
Re: S2's Build Thread

Measuring the belt length is the easy part, whether anyone makes that belt in the length you need might be the harder part.

While we are talking blower motors or any 'high-at-the-front' intake...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 14th November 2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2,665
Views: 555,062
Posted By Mesa
Re: RCR's Next car should be.....

Understandably, the car displayed at SEMA was the mock-up. I imagine having the one (if there is even one) and only functional version out in the open all night outside would be a risk no one wanted...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 19th October 2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,299
Posted By Mesa
Re: New SL-C runs Road America

Ted and Don do some nice work. That engine compartment is CLEAN, like the cockpit too, uncluttered and clean, clean, clean.

When I grow up I want them to build me a car. :)
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 18th October 2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 22,123
Posted By Mesa
Re: CamT's build thread

Sorry if this is already noted as I didn't have time to read all the posts; Cam I found that finding the centerline from under the chassis was the only way to find the true center of the car and mark...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 3rd October 2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 155,762
Posted By Mesa
Re: SLC 001 Build

For us Ricardo users;
Do you have any free play when you first start to depress the clutch pedal? Meaning - before the slave cylinder comes in contact with the clutch fingers. Mine gives full...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 25th September 2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,019
Posted By Mesa
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 13th September 2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 155,762
Posted By Mesa
Re: SLC 001 Build

My dash was delivered with the 'wings' still attached, fortunately I saved them. It would be my guess that the current 'as supplied' dash has them cut off before they are shipped.

I grab the...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 29th August 2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,863
Posted By Mesa
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 21st August 2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 155,762
Posted By Mesa
Re: SLC 001 Build

Just before I had the bright idea of eliminating my interior door handles, I opted for these nicely made aluminum assemblies. Much nicer than the stock plastic parts.

Aluminum Door Locks...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 21st August 2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 78,627
Posted By Mesa
Re: H Craft GT-R

"Masterful" is the only apt description I can come up with.

It's relatively easy to come up with great ideas, it's a whole different thing to be able to execute them.

I really enjoy following...
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