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Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 14th December 2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 205,682
Posted By Frank833
Re: Rumbles SLC Build

But a couple of good hard corners clears the water...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 14th December 2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Frank833
Re: LS3 water pump rotation?

The issue is if you get air in the system (or getting the air out). If you have air in the top of the radiator and you are feeding the engine from the top, then you can have real issues.

Maybe...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 14th December 2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,733
Posted By Frank833
Re: Mike's Build

Alex, sorry you had bad luck with them. We've used tons of the Wilwood ones - literally 50 or so over the last 3 years. No issues. Have a whole box of spare Wilwood reservoirs (large and small) if...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 14th December 2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Frank833
Re: graziano

I had ordered 12.9 socket head bolts from one of the online suppliers. I usually order from www.allensfasteners.com, albanycountyfasteners.com or mrmetric.com so it was probably one of those.

I...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 14th December 2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,827
Posted By Frank833
Re: CamT's build thread

On your test pipes, with your O2 sensors so close to an open end, I suspect you will have issues. It should run and be OK for go-kart stage, but I would not worry about tuning it or weird codes...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 13th December 2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Frank833
Re: graziano

Be sure you use good quality bolts for the clutch. I used what was supposed to be good bolts, only to have a couple break. Ordered some from ARP second time around. Insane price, but they actually...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 12th December 2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,357
Posted By Frank833
Re: racecar build

Continues to look great. Like the plasma table. Wish I was not out of room in the shop...



We've taken to 3D printing parts and then using that print for "lost wax" casting. Our first...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 9th December 2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Frank833
Re: LS3 water pump rotation?

Iím in Texas as well. Cooling with stock fans and radiator + large air/oil cooler is marginal with a stock LS7. At speed itís ok but not good (210-220). Around town temps will climb.
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 27th November 2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,357
Posted By Frank833
Re: racecar build

Agreed, they are not certified. But the FAA inspector comes out and makes sure it looks flight worthy before you are assigned an N number.

Have a buddy with a homebuilt helicopter. I would not...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 22nd November 2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,357
Posted By Frank833
Re: racecar build

You guys in the rest of the world have WAY too many rules! In Texas, an ASCS Certified Master Mechanic inspects the car. If he says it looks OK, then it's OK. These guys are Mechanics, not...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 10th November 2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 40,746
Posted By Frank833
Re: possibly the sickest engine/tran package for an SLC ??

That engine has been 'coming' for sooo long:

"Concept" crate engine in 2013: Got Wheels? | Mercury Racing (http://www.mercuryracing.com/got-wheels/)

Then in 2015 it seemed like it was ready:...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 9th November 2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By Frank833
Re: Graz Input Shaft

1UZ-FE with VVTi - The 4.0L Quad Cam Lexus/Toyota motor.

Upgraded Rods/Pistons/Cams, Dry Sump, Turbo, Stand alone ECU running on E85-E98.
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 8th November 2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By Frank833
Graz Input Shaft

My Graz is currently in the car, and I've not been able to find this info from Googling...

1. What is the OD of the input shaft (around the splines)?

2. What is the number of splines?

Yep, I...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 27th September 2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 99,138
Posted By Frank833
Re: Mark's GT-R Build

You probably want a carbide bit.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 27th September 2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,095
Posted By Frank833
Re: Thoughts on fuel tank temperature?

There are some good (and not cheap) PWM fuel pump controllers that can allow you to vary the amount of fuel pumped by RPM. One of those would be helpful if you are spending a lot of time with the...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 27th September 2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 99,138
Posted By Frank833
Re: Mark's GT-R Build

Not quite sure I understand how you are venting the crank case. At a glance, it seems like you have vented it (the reason for the filters) and plumbed it into the intake. Is that correct?
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 27th September 2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By Frank833
Re: Porsche 996 GT3 powered SLC recently sold

I love and appreciate the other people's cars that are very well finished. But that's not my thing. Hope those 'other people' can appreciate the more 'raw' cars... But, if YOU are happy with YOUR...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 25th September 2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By Frank833
Re: Porsche 996 GT3 powered SLC recently sold

I suspect a track focused SLC is worth less than one of the ones with nice interior. I say that being one of the ones with a more track focused car.
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 22nd September 2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By Frank833
Re: Porsche 996 GT3 powered SLC recently sold

I can't imagine BAT is the right place to sell an SLC.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 21st September 2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,034
Posted By Frank833
Re: Flat Plane Crank Engine

I am not convinced in the benefit of a flat-plane (other than the sound). If you nix the counter weights, you will still have vibration issues. If you leave the counter weights, I fail to see the...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 18th September 2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,357
Posted By Frank833
Re: racecar build

Looks great! Simple, clean, good workmanship. I'd be proud of it!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 12th September 2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
T44
Views: 423
Posted By Frank833
Re: T44

This discussion might be relevant:

original transaxle (http://www.gt40s.com/forum/all-gt40/36947-original-transaxle.html)
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 22nd August 2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 59,051
Posted By Frank833
Re: Dan's Build

Not trying to sway anyone on which set of gears to get...

But everyone should keep in mind how their engine is cam'd vs a Corvette. *IF* you have a wild cam, and don't have ITBs, an 1800 rpm...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 17th August 2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,894
Posted By Frank833
Re: Here's a loaded question: Which engine would be best for an RCR build?

IMHO, the shops that do good reliable work for the dirt track guys are used to building robust engines. We race dirt tracks most weekends and it is normal for guys to abuse the engines horribly lap...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 17th August 2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By Frank833
Re: Stainless mig welding a custom exhaust system

You will need to back purge. We use a second tank and regulator, but you can rig something to work off a single regulator. We have tried without, and while the outside looks fine, the inside was...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 17th August 2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,738
Posted By Frank833
Re: Connector Suggestions

I'm with Randy, WeatherPack. I bought one of the kits. Then a few odds and ends as needed.
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 26th July 2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,032
Posted By Frank833
Re: Racelogic and gated shifter

Mine too. Specifically:

Tilton 75-Series Universal Master Cylinder Kits 75-750U - Free Shipping on Orders Over $99 at Summit Racing (https://www.summitracing.com/parts/TIL-75-750U)

This one (I...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 25th July 2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,032
Posted By Frank833
Re: Racelogic and gated shifter

I'll check. I'm out tonight.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 23rd July 2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By Frank833
Re: Help! Sheared Axle.

Of coarse tires, aero and shifting (in combination with power) have a lot to do with load on the axles. But if the first pair twisted you can expect the same if you don't make changes.
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 23rd July 2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,032
Posted By Frank833
Re: Racelogic and gated shifter

Mine is real tuff by hand. Foot pressure is normal. That is less than a viper, more than a Honda.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 18th July 2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,891
Posted By Frank833
Re: Introduction & Advice

There are at least 2 in the Dallas area plus one on order (or under construction).

I'd personally tip the drivers $50 if it's an easy and quick unload. Considerably more if it's time consuming...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 18th July 2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,891
Posted By Frank833
Re: Introduction & Advice

Be sure to have $ for a tip for the driver(s). Mine had to unload at the state highway and they pushed the car the 1000' to my house. It's light, and easy to push, but with no steering (having to...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 12th July 2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,357
Posted By Frank833
Re: racecar build

Yes we will be using an aftermarket ECU. Have used piggy back units before on Toyota VVTi (Lotus Evoras), but in a dedicated car it's better to do a full ECU. There are a number on the market that...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 9th July 2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,357
Posted By Frank833
Re: racecar build

Why the choice of the early 1UZ? We are building a pair of VVTi 1UZs for our SLC. We decided on the later because of the better flowing heads and no worrying about spitting shims.

Here in the...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 5th July 2017, 02:12 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 46,267
Posted By Frank833
Re: LBC Build Log - Apex

I have a bat-wing pan if that may solve any issues for you. PM me if interested.
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 3rd July 2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,107
Posted By Frank833
Re: RCR/SLC adapter plate G96.01

I have the LS->Graz kit with clutch. No bolts, no instructions. Initially used ARP bolts for flywheel, 12.9 (grade) for metric and grade 8 for English.

Switched to ARP bolts for Clutch->flywheel...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 28th June 2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,008
Posted By Frank833
Re: LS engine covers

If they skipped the engine covers, the marketing guys would make the engineers clean up some items like the coil packs and valve covers.

Remember the cool looking air cleaners and valve covers...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 26th June 2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,581
Posted By Frank833
Re: SLC aero street legal with 2 seats

Dito. SLC can be built as a true race car, true street car or anywhere in between.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 23rd June 2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,150
Posted By Frank833
Re: Any interest in starting a Facebook group?

I'm in. Good place for snipets that just don't warrant a thread.
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 19th June 2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,508
Posted By Frank833
Re: Polycarbonate windows

There is a lot of info on the web about Montana registrations. It sounds to me like the legit insurance options with that are limited, but from what I understand Haverty and some of the other...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 19th June 2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,508
Posted By Frank833
Re: Polycarbonate windows

Im in TX. I went with a glass windshield for inspection reasons. However, I have seen how the coated plastic windshields (from the manufacturer RCR uses) hold up. If/When I have to replace mine, I...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 12th June 2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 46,267
Posted By Frank833
Re: LBC Build Log - Apex

When I've done that my on the ground numbers were as accurate as my ride height approximation would allow. If the numbers change I would look for deflection somewhere.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 17th May 2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,827
Posted By Frank833
Re: CamT's build thread

Seems all of those brake cleaners have changed over the last several years. So don't assume because it was OK 5 years ago it is OK now.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 16th May 2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By Frank833
Re: Wing Angle

I used the factory carbon wing but with our own mounts, so can't answer your question.

But, I can tell you we put in too much wing, drive it and then back out some wing until the high speed push...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 11th May 2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,551
Posted By Frank833
Re: 3D Model - Reference car near Seattle?

On the windshield, my understanding is the Lexan windshield is shaped like that model. Can anyone confirm?
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 29th April 2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,722
Posted By Frank833
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 26th April 2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,286
Posted By Frank833
Re: Big Bend Open Road Race 2017

BTW, we are not the only one that keeps grenading LS engines. There are two unlimited cars with LS engines. One is a C5 that seems to usually finish w/o engine issues. One is a Camaro that...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 26th April 2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,286
Posted By Frank833
Re: Big Bend Open Road Race 2017

Not intentionally, but there is always some drift. Last engine (LS7) was definitely a rod bearing (which led to rod bolt failure). The tops of all the pistons looked great - including the one beat...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 25th April 2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,286
Posted By Frank833
Re: Big Bend Open Road Race 2017

Rev limiter was set at 6800 rpm. We had a target speed of 135 and tech speed of 168 (not to exceed). The last 1/3 of the run is much more challenging, so our plan was to run 155mph up to the...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 24th April 2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,286
Posted By Frank833
Re: Big Bend Open Road Race 2017

Yep. Huge cooler. Thermostat to allow it to get up to temp.
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