S2's Build Thread

ScottSwartz

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#1
Yeah, the other Scott stole my build thread name so I had to come up with something else. I thought about GreatScott, or TheRealScott and even ScottWhoLikesTheSlcBody, but I settled on S2

My car was delivered last week... about as good as Xmas morning when I got a Six Million Dollar Man action figure, a Guns of Navarone mountain and a bunch of military/automotive models – no that wasn’t this Xmas. Reflecting on it, that’s a glorified doll, a multi-story doll house and models that required glue that cause brain damage if sniffed… what the hell were my parents thinking?
 
#7
I have to admit - I went with the CF10s because of the concavity. The angles you show make these wheels look really great too! Congrats, looking forward to seeing the build unfold!
 

ScottSwartz

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#8
Stu, they are CF5Vs. Cam, the fronts are more concave than the rears. I assume this is due to a difference in offset. Note that the top of the closed nuts are flush on the rears but they project past the wheels on the fronts.
 
#9
Scott - I see that now, hadn't noticed it before. Is your front a 9.5 or 10" width wheel? Did you go with the 19f/19r or the 19f/20r sizing?
 

ScottSwartz

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#10
Cam, they are 19's front and back. With respect to the front 9.5/10 inch width Superlite gets what Forgestar sends and you get what Superlite gets (i.e., it's not an option). Looks like mine are 10"
 

PeteB

Gold Supporter
#11
Congrats. Getting the tape residue off will only take about 80-120 hours. Well, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but it felt like it ;)
 

ScottSwartz

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#12
Pete, the Goof Off made a huge difference (the manual now has this information). I recruited my daughter to help and it went pretty quickly. Below she's cleaning the tape off of the carbon fiber tub.
 

PeteB

Gold Supporter
#13
Well, it probably helped that you did it right away instead of waiting until 6 months after delivery :rolleyes:. Yup, had my kids helping with that too.
 

ScottSwartz

Lifetime Premier Supporter
#16
LOL Pete, I know this doesn't help you now, but if you look at the bottom of the following updated page in the manual

Arrival and Unpacking


It's best to remove it early, and not let it take a set over weeks or months- it just makes the job harder when you have to remove it later"
 

ScottSwartz

Lifetime Premier Supporter
#17
LOL Pete, I know this doesn't help you now, but if you look at the bottom of the following updated page in the manual

Arrival and Unpacking


"It's best to remove it [tape residue] early, and not let it take a set over weeks or months- it just makes the job harder when you have to remove it later"
 

ScottSwartz

Lifetime Premier Supporter
#18
Daniel,

It has a LS7 custom built by Brian Thompson; Callies forged crank, Oliver forged rods, Diamond forged pistons, Daily 3-stage dry sump, Harrop supercharger, etc. The Daily pan and pump are a work of art. They’re CNC’d out of billet aluminum and unlike other dry sump pans that have scavenge lines all over the place these are machined directly into the pan. Less weight, nothing to leak and very clean.

Given that level of power in such a light car, I went with a Ricardo transaxle, Brembo GT brakes, removeable side impact bars, Penske shocks and MoTec ECU, traction control, etc.

Plan is street with some track



Pullies etc. have since been changed around






 
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