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  1. Justin9

    FIRE & FUEL. Read

    As a survivor of race car fire... (check out Daytona pit fire on youtube)... Bravo! This also reminds me that I gotta buy all new extinguishers... because all the ones I had were in the shop when it burned...
  2. Hard to tell really since the mirror and the camera don't line up good... looks like the camera car driver took a wide high entrance to the turn and then made a slow arc to driver's right / apex of the turn. I think it really depends on whether the second car which we don't see was already there, or was easing up behind you guys, or maybe it was a faster car and could not re-act because the way that corner is, with the dips and the speed some cars can carry through there, it can be hard to change direction and not wreck yourself, the second driver may have been praying that whole time that driver 1 was going to get going in the right direction. I'd say we need a second camera, not enough to tell.
  3. One more thing... go ahead and buy a cheap harbor freight hvlp gun and those plastic cups for the gun... when you are done, throw it away, don't bother cleaning them.
  4. That is the advantage spraying with hvlp with reducer and hardner, you can get a nice hard surface if you let it set and then always touch up visible or hard to reach spots later. I did Barney and the new car both the same way and both turned out the same.
  5. I don't really drink, so I can't help with the beers... but what I did was get my dad to help mix the paint as I sprayed... once I showed him the right amounts we were bang busters and did it one evening in maybe two to three hours tops... from start to finish.
  6. I used rustoluem from the paint cans thinned with acetone, don't remember off the top of my head i think i used a 4:1:1 with the last 1 part being hardner. You can apply several coats in one day. Takes 1 to 2 weeks to really set good. We did the new Firebird a few months back and now it is really hard. Once sprayed with a hvlp gun, I use rattle cans to hit the hard to reach areas of the matching color. It works great, and easily repaired if you need to sand down and weld on something because the local hardware stores stocks the same colors.
  7. I can press the starter button and the engine turns over and all the gauges and lights work. Now I just need to finish building oil lines and a set of fuel lines and I can see what kind of power we can make! With that in mind, I just ordered a set of lexan headlight covers so yeah... I'm fixing to start hanging body back on!
  8. My money is strictly for racing, food, housing, wife and kids are all spare cash items....
  9. We take what we can get down here in the South! I have friends who until January of this year in their twenties who had never seen snow before...
  10. My wife had a couple totals prior to our marriage... every time it was totaled was because the repair cost exceed 70% of the current vehicles value.
  11. That looks so beautiful... when it snowed here earlier in the year for the first time in 29 years... I sent all the employees home, closed the offices and went and got my kids and rode around all day playing in the 1/2" snow....
  12. This racing series is going to drive me to drinking... don't you guys know where I can get a great slushie from near the track?
  13. I am, but you never know, the internet could go out, the shop could burn... things happen...
  14. Also have experience driving Auto and fuel system repairs...
  15. Officially, we had four drivers... was suppose to have 6 but two guys backed out. A 5th armband was acquired and wrapped around my dad's wrist. Woke up 6am Saturday.... drove the 7:30 to 9:30 pm Saturday stint (we were already off sequence by then). By only have four main drivers, it meant that I was wearing a firesuit the entire 24. I think I missed one pit stop, but other than that, I was there... We sent two rental drivers around midnight to hotel for R&R so they got maybe 5 hours of meaningful sleep. From 12:30 to 1:45am, I put my head on a duffel bag in the trailer and closed my eyes. We did have A/C so that made it pretty nice. From 2am to 4am I was in the car, from 4:30 to maybe about 7ish I was in a tent back in the woods. That actually wasn't has bad as it could have been , or I was so exhausted by then, either way. Now that I have completed a 24, I will not go again unless the team has a fully staffed bunch.
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