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Old 10-12-2019, 11:06 AM   #151
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I used a VW Scirocco thick aluminum skid plate. Heavy, but it took years of abuse.
Mounting the front of it on Volvo round Trans mounts did good things for how it crashed over BFR's.
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Old 11-11-2019, 05:58 AM   #152
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I used a VW Scirocco thick aluminum skid plate. Heavy, but it took years of abuse.
Mounting the front of it on Volvo round Trans mounts did good things for how it crashed over BFR's.
I did a nice solution, I ended up buying my own iPD skidplate since it's already preformed and 1/8 which is a little less weight on the nose since it is all in front of the crossmember. Since it's useless for the oilpan I had my buddy weld some weldnuts to the crossmember and made a couple brackets that bolt off the existing rails that hold the weldnuts for the plastic underbody stuff. That holds up a beefier 1/4 plate over the oilpan I had bent up.

Fuel guard was just a bent 1/4 sheet covering the double skinned tank.

Tour De Forest was this weekend. I might have had too much fun, along with some anxiety from thinking I was going to drive off a cliff crawling at 5-10 mph after we already had lost ourselves in the notes and we encountered insanely dense fog on stage with zero visability on some night stages.

The day stages were kinda plagued with a lack of windshield wipers and a t-bolt clamp that is a hair too big for the turbo outlet.

Plus side of things, after I fixed it [with less boost and a regular hose clamp] I seemed to have entertained a few folks. Night stages we started to show much better speed. On stage 6 we were 8th quickest overall of 26 posted times & 3rd for 2WD behind John Hill in the Escort and Garth in the Toyota [I got Carl by 10 seconds too.] Just one stage but that was about the only stage where everything [notes, my duties and the car] were in decent sync.



ps thanks for the first free hit John
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:35 AM   #153
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pretty cool ,, nice going!
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Old 11-14-2019, 11:21 AM   #154
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Old 11-14-2019, 03:23 PM   #155
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Thanks

I am taking the truck and trailer back tonight and driving the rally car home from Oakley.

After that it is going into it's new home [a harbor freight garage I just bought] and getting torn apart for the winter.

Engine will be coming out to get all of the oil leaks fixed.

While the Yoshifab engine mounts have held up, I want to make the engine sit higher so I am switching to the Anderson Speed bracket/mount setup which should bring it closer to stock.

With those Yoshifab parts leaving I will be adding a few other items from Josh - hopefully a microsquirt setup, T04E and a clutch and flywheel. That microsquirt setup will mean a few other changes in the fuel system too.

The transmission in this car now which has been in these past two rallies was bought off CL in Oakland from a guy who definitely did sideshows with it, so the fact it has held up means it's good stuff. Besides on transits I have no issues with the gearing. I have a built trans waiting to go in however so I might opt for it.

Couple of other changes in the works. Hoping to run Olympus in the spring. I might be renting the car out to a friend and trying my hand at codriving for Oregon Trail after that. I want to become more active as a navigator over time.
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Old 11-14-2019, 03:40 PM   #156
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I want to become more active as a navigator over time.
It is so much cheaper!

Great job on the rally Pat, wish I could have been there at the end to celebrate with you and the crew! By the time we got the broken car out of the woods and back to civilization it was almost 1am!
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It is so much cheaper!

Great job on the rally Pat, wish I could have been there at the end to celebrate with you and the crew! By the time we got the broken car out of the woods and back to civilization it was almost 1am!
That was a bummer you guys went off! Did something break or did he go in too hot? I want to say it looked like the same corner that got someone during the daytime run.
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That was a bummer you guys went off! Did something break or did he go in too hot? I want to say it looked like the same corner that got someone during the daytime run.
Something broke when shifting into 3rd about 100ft after the start, we just coasted into a spot that wasn't in the way and was easy to tow the car from.
3rd overall sure would have been a fun spot to be in on the podium
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