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New Dash....

I've actually had it stripped for a whil, thought I'd make it look a bit better. If you really want to lose weight, take it from as far forward as you can.


"Keep making it thinner until it breaks, then go one size bigger."
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-30-2009, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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New wheels and R compounds:

"Keep making it thinner until it breaks, then go one size bigger."
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sick tires dude. what is chapmanized? where do you race? autox or roadcoarse? i know youve heard it before, but especially with some badassed tires like that, why so high? class restriction?

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Looks interesting. Got any pics from the other side, and from the driver's seat?

Oh, and by the way, I want your wheels.

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yeah, looks like you are heading in the right direction with weight removal....got any more pics of the dash?

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sick tires dude. what is chapmanized? where do you race? autox or roadcoarse? i know youve heard it before, but especially with some badassed tires like that, why so high? class restriction?

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I'm pretty sure it's sitting that high because I just took it down off the jack. It also sits a bit high on the Eibachs because it's lost so much weight.

On grid at Putnam park:


Chapmanized
His basic philosophy was to apply a one question survey to everything designed: Does it make the car faster?
Yes = Put it on the car
No = You're fired.

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Lookin' good Eric! Can't wait to see this car.


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That car looks like some SERIOUS BUSINESS

for sheer weight purposes the cougar is marginally lighter than the bird...

Your weight reduction skillz are impressive-- but can you lose more weight than Shane Glynn's car did?

In any case, I wholeheartedly support what you're doing.

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why are the cougars lighter than the birds? i'd think the larger roof and bigger trunk would add more weight.

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why are the cougars lighter than the birds? i'd think the larger roof and bigger trunk would add more weight.
I believe it has something to do with the shallower rear window. The Cougar is JUST SLIGHTLY lighter than the bird. If only by a few pounds.

Somebody has the figures on that, but I stand by my claim and I know I'm right.

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So, the Cougar is just MARGINALLY lighter.
Though I question the cougar's CoD relative to the bird...

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Glass is heavier than the thins steel used in body construction, so the cougars inch them out just a bit. I can't say if it's enough to offset the drag of the notch-back shape.

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Your weight reduction skillz are impressive-- but can you lose more weight than Shane Glynn's car did?
I'd like the put the two cars on a scale together. I was around for the previous owners build of the car, he cut a lot out, yet put a lot back in in other ways.

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