Recent content by Frank833

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    Kurt H (hoffkm) SL-C build thread

    Don't forget you have LOTs of extra bolts already. Like those bolts through the rear suspension rockers that are 1/2-3/4" too long! I ended up ordering a slew from Aircraft Spruce as 1) you can order basically any length, 2) you have the option of getting drilled either end, 3) no worries...
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    slc oil coolers

    If you use the heater circuit for the oil coolers, it will get your oil up to temp quicker. I suspect most every engine builder will agree that is desirable. You may also get by with much shorter oil plumbing runs with oil-water. If you run an oil-air cooler, you probably want to run a...
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    SLC 24 Howard Jones

    I don't know how relate-able this is, but we found the pad compound in our Sprint Cars makes a huge difference. We tried multiple brands and compounds and have settled on what works for us. We run the BP-40s in the back (main) and front (left) and when we run an outboard rear we run PolyMatrix...
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    Ken's SLC build thread

    You can get by with lighter wire, especially since it is momentary usage. Assuming 30A, 13.8v and 8 feet of wire, you would see 12.8v with 16ga, 13.2 with 14ga. Not the kind of voltage drop you would want on a fuel pump. But for this usage it's probably a non-issue.
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    SLC fuel system

    We went and watched Pikes Peak this year as we've been thinking about running it - though not in the SLC. We decided against it as it is a year of prep and then weather can stop you from having a run, or at least a dry run. We would have build a one-off car for it, so a LOT of work and testing...
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    Scandinavian SL-C build

    I switched to a Davies Craig EWP150 for the engine and a EBP23 for Turbo/Waste Gates/Oil-Water heat exchangers . Took the impeller out of the mechanical water pump and took the thermostat out. Used the Davies Electronic controller, but will take that out and let the ECU control it soon. I...
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    No weld fusion on frame welds?

    It seems I remember 1 or 2 guys before that had cracks in the tank welds (not on wrecked cars). I was thinking those were early cars. Anyone remember any details? I assume the tank did not take a hard hit. *Seems* that would more than likely be because of a poor choice of filler for the tank...
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    SLC fuel system

    Or come to the Big Bend Open Road Race....
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    Scandinavian SL-C build

    On my LS7, I welded up the water pump and welded in a new fitting here pointed up and to the left. Made life much easier. Also, I had 200 cell CATs that looked similar to yours - they did nothing to quiet the engine. You probably want mufflers too (I usually try to avoid mufflers).
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    SLC fuel system

    That's my plan next time I have the spider off. Put a sump in the bottom of the tank, add a few baffles, put the pressure pumps (2) in the tank with hydromat pickups. I'll probably extend the tank to fill the left side that is not used for plumbing. Will simplify things noticeably.
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    No weld fusion on frame welds?

    I'll throw my 2 cents in here, but take it for what it is... With aluminum, keep in mind most of these 'raw' materials are heat treated. But the chassis is not heat treated after the welding. So the weld and the HAZ area around it are basically T0 while the material is likely T6. For that...
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    Dash and interior

    Chris, Can't say I'm an expert, but I have looked as I am planning on doing the same down the road. I've found nothing that implies you cannot. In addition, up till at least 1969 Detroit was still building cars with split windshields (69 Dodge Sportsman Van) which effectively have the same...
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    possibly the sickest engine/tran package for an SLC ??

    Yes, but on our high reving small blocks we are replacing valve springs about every 2 hours (Sprint Cars). I put a 1UZ in my SLC. It's happy with 8,000 rpm and a monster turbo....
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    McLaren M20#73

    We’ve found the MSPRO ECUs are the best value. We have them on a few cars, including my SLC that ha a Turbo VVTi Toyota v8. No DBW support, but does everything else we can dream up.
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    SL-C owners in the Dallas area?

    I’m in Dallas area. Actually in Fairview (Between Allen and McKinney). Don’t get on the forums regularly. You can call/text me on NineSeventyTwo 529-8190. I have contacts for other DFW owners.