More Testing @Sonoma

After a new record setting pass last time out the team wanted to once again get out and do some testing on the old setup. The main change was addition of the certified cage for 9 second passes.

Unfortunately on the first pass the team ran into transmission issues and had to call it a day. A sad farewell for the trusty old motor.

New ELR wheel studs

ELR wheel studs arrived
Thanks to Mark (Hein) and Marc (ELR), I finally got the handmade wheel studs from Europe. While I was going to settle for basic ARP units, Mark said the ELR pieces are worth the wait/cost. Boy was he right, they are beautiful and will perform great during rapid wheel changes. Also the knurl is perfectly sized.

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Wet Paint

Mid January Update:

Front bumper & lips are back from painting
As you’ll recall the front bumper didn’t match the correctly (not even close). While I didn’t want to repaint the entire car (it’s a racecar not a show car), I had a friend work his magic to get an almost perfect match. The results are pretty surprising. I also had both the OE and extended (P1 spec) lips refinished and painted to match.

Before

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1-Year into the Build thread

Exactly one year ago today I started this build thread and the reception and interest I’ve received has been absolutely amazing! While I’m normally a pretty private guy, everyone’s curiosity and support has continued to push me to share the progress. Thank you!

Due to the holidays and year-end related work, I haven’t made a ton of progress since the Dec 18th update, however, several items are in motion:

Rear trailing arm is almost done
A few pieces still need to be welded, however, the arm is pretty close to being ready. Once finished, I’ll be able to button up the suspension, bleed the brakes, get the car back on the ground, test the air jacks and get it on the alignment rack. Hopefully by month end I’ll have this done.

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