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Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 3rd July 2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

I spent a lot of time Googling on "custom billet pulley" and found lots of companies making beautiful pulleys, but all that I spoke with are focused on products and not one-off pulleys. Anyone with a...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 8th June 2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

Thanks Dan!

I finished up the rest of the low-pressure fuel system.

I wanted the fuel shut-off valve to be accessible from the engine compartment. To do that, I needed to extend the shaft so...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 5th June 2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

I spent a lot of time thinking about the low-pressure fuel system:


Fit everything in the space next to the fuel tank
No "hard-turn" 90-degree bends (i.e., only swept 90s)
Gravity feed the...
Forum: The Paddock 4th June 2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,877
Posted By sswartz
Re: Will There Be a Paddock on the New GT40s.com?

Exactly what Ian said... plus ensure that posts in the password-protected section don't appear in the New Posts feed.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 22nd May 2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

Ken,


Thanks for the pointer. That form is for a custom damper. All I need is a custom pulley to bolt to the front of my existing damper and they don't make those.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 21st May 2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

I need a custom pulley machined that will mount to the front of my ATI damper to run my alternator and compressor. It needs to have 6 grooves, three mounting holes and a concentric locating ring. The...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 8th April 2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

Ron and Dan, thanks for the encouragement.


Ken, that's too bad that they went under. I'm glad that I got a set because the machined pieces are really nice and they seem indestructible. Good...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 31st March 2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

I upgraded to Tilton master cylinders and reservoirs which have -4 AN fittings. I didn't want to use stainless PFTE because it's heavy and installation goes pretty much like this; I get stabbed, I...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 24th March 2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By sswartz
Re: Penski Shocks

As others have mentioned; must be nitrogen and 150 psi is a good starting point. Although you fill them via a standard Schrader valve you need an inflator with a lossless chuck. This is because there...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 24th March 2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

Spring Soccer in Boston...

So it's the first week of spring and here are a few photos from my son's soccer game... yeah, all that white stuff is snow. You'll note that the boys in blue have hats...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 16th March 2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

I upgraded the hydraulic fluid reservoir from 3/8" push-on barbs to -6 AN fittings and hose. I spent a fair amount of time looking for reservoir with AN fittings to no avail. So I decided to modify...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 14th March 2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

The fuel-level sender is configured to integrate seamlessly with the Koso gauge. Specifically, it applies signal damping to prevent the reading from bouncing when the fuel sloshes in the tank and it...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 5th March 2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

Cam, the modification that Allan did to Preston's car was similar to what you did. However, he has installed the hydraulic lift on pretty much every car with QA1s and none of them needed that...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 3rd March 2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

I've been having some issues figuring out my Penske shocks and pnut visited me last week to help with the car and sort through the following issues:


I couldn't get the front ride height lower...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 15th February 2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,017
Posted By sswartz
Re: LS7 with Dailey dry sump- AC compressor mount?

Johan,

Good catch. I exchanged a few emails with Bill Daily and here's my understanding.

The approach depends on the power level of the motor and how much blow by is generated by the motor. If...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 9th February 2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

Pnut and I walked all of SEMA last year... which was a hell of a lot of walking. One of the primary things I was looking for was a rotary controller that I could integrate into my MoTeC ECU and PDMs....
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 9th February 2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,017
Posted By sswartz
Re: LS7 with Dailey dry sump- AC compressor mount?

Frank,

I looked into the Davies Craig pumps. It makes a lot of sense to be able to run the water pump flat out when at idle in a mid-engine street car. That said, they don't seem to have a lot of...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 8th February 2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,017
Posted By sswartz
Re: LS7 with Dailey dry sump- AC compressor mount?

Pnut, as I mentioned above my understanding is that stage7 mounted it to the chassis. That worked because his engine has solid mounts.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 8th February 2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,017
Posted By sswartz
Re: LS7 with Dailey dry sump- AC compressor mount?

Ken, that's an interesting find. However, that's were my throttle body is... it's not apparent in the picture because the intake hadn't been fabricated at that point. I need to mount mine on the...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 8th February 2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

Roger, I'm pretty sure that it won't fit
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 8th February 2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,017
Posted By sswartz
Re: LS7 with Dailey dry sump- AC compressor mount?

Steven, I'm pretty much in the same boat except that situation is more complicated because I have a custom built LS7 with a supercharger. So I have a problem with both the alternator and the...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 7th February 2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

Roger, those were a $4,999 Superlite option, but they’re no longer offered. I'm on my third set of pillow blocks, but I think that I have the front one sorted out. I'm waiting on some parts from...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 6th February 2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,285
Posted By sswartz
2018 Pricing and Content Changes at RCR & Superlite

On behalf of Fran...

For over a decade, RCR & Superlite have been producing car kits without a single price increase despite making improvements and absorbing increased labor and supplier costs....
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 2nd February 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,782
Posted By sswartz
Re: Getting in and out of a Superlight

My SL-C is nowhere near done, but I've had several rides and it's a lot more work that a Corvette, especially if you have a finished interior. It's lower, the seat is really reclined and it's much...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 27th January 2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,763
Posted By sswartz
Re: New canards

Count me in for a CF set
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 27th January 2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

Here's a couple of new renderings. Lots of small refinements to the shape. These show different exhaust tip shapes and colors (black and stainless) and the tail light bezels vary between body color...
Forum: The Paddock 25th January 2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By sswartz
Re: Customer Service!

One of my great fears is that when I'm six feet under my wife will sell my stuff based on what I told here I paid for it... someone is going to get a great deal LoL
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 23rd January 2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

Mesa, you bought the first one, you put a supercharger in it and you massively modified the tail, so you're the bad influence! Finish it so you don't give me any more ideas... and never post a...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 15th January 2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

Although my climate settings can be controlled via a smartphone app, I want manual controls in case the batteries run out on the phone, I forget my phone or the bluetooth interface has a glitch. IMO...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 10th January 2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

Mesa, I put on ChapStick before going to a meeting the other day and I remember people looking funny at me. When I got home I went to put on more and realized that it was basically a combo lipstick /...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 7th January 2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

David, I spent a lot of time thinking about it before I did the cut. The hole shouldn't decrease the stiffness of the monocoque because the removable side impact bars are welded to a 1/4" steel plate...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 4th January 2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

Mesa,

I'm happy to barter anytime, but do two slow builders who like to invent things to do make things go faster or slower LoL
...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 4th January 2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

I finally got around to installing the Restomod Air evaporator. I just needed to man up to cut a big hole in the monocoque. Allan recommended that I use Bosch T227D jig saw blades. Eight teeth per...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 31st December 2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

I have been taking flying lessons in a Cessna and over the holiday I got to fly my Dad's Pilatus PC-7 with an instructor. It's a high-performance turboprop used as a military jet trainer in many...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 29th December 2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

JP, Kevin brought the tail light to the company that he usually uses and they quoted $2k which he agreed seemed out of wack. I found a local place outside Boston, 3D Printsmith...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 20th December 2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

The 3D scans of the tail light and the bezel have been incorporated into the model. Kevin had to temporarily remove some of the refinements on the prior model to make the change, but this is now a...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 19th December 2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Posted By sswartz
Re: Mounting front clip

Colin,


I have 19" CF5V's withNitto Invo 275/30 ZR19 (will be upgrade dto Michelin Pilot Sports after build/shakeout). I don't have any issue taking the nose off/on. I do have an interference...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 8th December 2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 248,619
Posted By sswartz
Re: SLC 24 Howard Jones

Howard,

My supercharger intake and throttle body are where most people route the fuel filler hose. I need to route it outboard of 2"x2" just like you did in the picture below. You indicated that...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 7th December 2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

Thanks guys. Big difference between a mesh model and reality, but the tail is moving along.

I spent a fair amount of time looking for a CS-130 style alternator and I found Mechman Alternators...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 29th November 2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,482
Posted By sswartz
Re: SLC Cooling Questions

I agree with Howard that you should bypass the heater. You might have a heater shutoff valve that pinches off all flow through the heater circuit. This is known to cause LS engines to overheat. You...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 27th November 2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,482
Posted By sswartz
Re: SLC Cooling Questions

Kernie,

The best article I have read on cooling systems is here:
Pirate4x4.Com - The largest off roading and 4x4 website in the world. (http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/Cooling/)

...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 27th November 2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,132
Posted By sswartz
Re: RCR phone or email contact - anyone have any luck?

I spoke with Vicki today... my guess is that they're digging out from the Thanksgiving holiday.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 27th November 2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,466
Posted By sswartz
Re: Another SLC hits the streets

Looks great! How did you hinge the nose?
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 24th November 2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

Ken, I was just about to post my attempt two, let's hope I don't need three LOL...

So I spent a lot of time looking for another set of DOT approved tail lights. The challenge was finding something...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 24th November 2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

I plan on replacing the rear 12" or so of the street tail with a custom piece. I retained Kevin Richards from Surfac3D (http://cooldesigncouple.com/kevin/about/) to create the sketches and 3D models....
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 22nd November 2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

Ken, thanks for the pointer. I don't want to mount the alternator that high on the driver's side because that's where I plan to put the coolant expansion tank (the passenger's side is full with...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 18th November 2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,063
Posted By sswartz
Re: S2's Build Thread

Because I went with a Daily Engineering dry sump I need to relocate the A/C compressor to the driver's side of the car. This requires a custom A/C compressor bracket and potentially a custom...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 6th November 2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,283
Posted By sswartz
Re: Wiring Connectors - Need Recommentation

Ron does the one that you linked to above crush the pin equally from four sides? If so, and it works that’s a good deal. The Deutsch one lists for $400 but it can be bought online new for ~$250.
...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 3rd November 2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 240,595
Posted By sswartz
Re: Rumbles SLC Build

Rumbles’ car looked great and got lots of attention at SEMA.The build quality is amazing, but I seriously thought about getting a can of plastidip to cover up the chrome on those wheels 😉Here is a...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 3rd November 2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,971
Posted By sswartz
Re: Del's Build: SLC IR/8

My cage came bolted. Perhaps that’s because it bolts to the removeable side impact bar supports. To get it reinstalled I used a ratchet strap and a hole alignment tool (in my case a small pry bar...
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