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Unread 07-08-2017, 09:57 PM
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Default New toy for an old fart!

Having been a drag car chassis builder for many years and a significant fan of road racing, as I see it the most challenging form of racing, I have chosen to build a toy for myself with the kids out of the house. My choice of car, albeit the second choice and considering my son brought the car to me, it is a 95 Lexus SC400 and the only thing that remains is the shell and doors. I'm currently builing the chassis for it and the details of the chassis are as follows:

Back to front:

9" Ford rearend, 31 spline Strange axles, N chunk with 3.25 gears and spool, Wilwood four puck 11" brakes and a three link suspension.

GT style chassis with 1.5-095 tubing

94-04 Mustang struts with QA1 coilovers and AFCO lowers and six puck wilwood 14" rotors

Static ride height will be around four inches front to back

Will start with my little SBC with 500HP and will start the build on a new World Products SBC/LS hybrid 400CI twin turbo power plant that we estimate will produce around 1200HP and 900+ lb's of torque.

Tires are 315/30-18 on the rear and 265/35-18 on the front

It's one thing to run 200 in a straight line and yet another to have to turn both directions! Drag racing, not a good plan!
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Unread 07-13-2017, 10:07 AM
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#1 Welcome to the site.



Wait..... I'm confused.


Are you building a road race / track day car or a drag race car?


If it's road racing.... I'd just order a SpeedTech Extreme subframe and then build a Ron Sutton Race Technologies decoupled three link rear end.... forget the turbo and small block --- just buy a 525hp LS3 crate motor. Change that rear end to be a full floater.... StopTech brakes all around..... cheap/easy/plenty fast enough.
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Unread 07-13-2017, 08:14 PM
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Welcome to the site. This will be a cool build. Good luck and keep up posted.
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Unread 07-14-2017, 05:48 PM
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Default Thanks guys

This build is a track day/daily rag and with my connections and painful stubbornness, I'll motor on with components I'm familiar with and frankly the only concern I have at this point is the upper link that I have currently is a 1.25 chromoly with 3/4 SS joints and with the bigger motor I may build an 1 1/4 joint pipe with 1.5 pipe. I should have a few pics of the chassis build here in a day or two and will post. Thanks again!
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Unread 07-14-2017, 06:47 PM
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Whatever you build will be cool and we'll be happy to watch it take place!
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'40 Ford Pickup project - @ Custom Hot Rods of Andice....

Ron Sutton / SpeedTech TRACK WARRIOR project - '70 Mustang

'65 Mustang track car ("Old Yeller")

'07 Mustang track car ("Big Wing") -- FOR SALE $35K

'08 Lotus 2 11 track car For Sale @ Elite Motorsports (SW's dealership)


http://www.elitemotorsports.com/2008...-78726/6216469
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Unread 07-16-2017, 12:52 PM
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Default Housing measure at ride height

Starting the measurements for the rear half.
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Unread 07-28-2017, 07:23 PM
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Goodluck with your build!
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Unread 08-09-2017, 01:43 PM
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Honestly never thought I would see an SC build on here, but this should be an awesome build. Good luck, and thanks for sharing!
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Unread 08-11-2017, 05:24 PM
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Well QuickTrick, wasn't my first choice but since my son bought the rag for me I thought I'd make some use of it. My preference would have been a Z32 for a street car just to be a bit different as I've had the Chevelle's, Camaro's and even a Studie truck hot rod but again, felt the need to be a bit different. My youngest son would like to put my Jag Series 2 V12 motor in an old Chevy truck just to turn the tables on swaps and we may very well soon. Just having some fun before my time passes.
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Unread 08-11-2017, 05:32 PM
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As time has permited, pass door bars set.
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