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photobucket got all re re and money hungry. so till i get my own site here is a direct link to my phobucket mtang folder 2014-2017 are broken down into folders. before that is in the mtang folder





start of 2017 Brakes and Cowl hood post 430

havent really posted a lot about the car since the rebuild so i figure i should put something up since it just hit the whole nother level this past weekend

Background: lets just say ive gone through a few motors so i decided 2 years back to fix that and have a motor built. I took the car to Buckeyesvt to do the build (he doesnt to it any longer though).

The build included these fun bits
Balanced crank with 8.5:1 Diamond pistons with Pauter rods


custom ground cams on heads that i ported out on the exhaust side


and a clutchmasters stage 4 six puck clutch

as well as these motor bits that were in the car already
Fidanza Flywheel
Torsen diff (more on this later)
Zetec FD
Vortech
air to water intercooler

all that netted me this


last year we ran the car with almost no issues, but if you were at cougarfest last year you may have participated in my trans pull because the diff grenaded itself. Terry Haines rebuilt the trans for me with a quaife from burton power and put in some new bits to replace some old worn bits.

We finished 2nd and 3rd locally last year because we were fiddling with stuff all season and trying to get it dialed in. I took it to nationals with the goal of not being last. I was 11/13 and the fastest non civic, i beat the only other non civic, a VW Scirocco.

This season the car hasnt been the same for 2 events in a row. It started with changing the Roush rear sway bar to an Aussie bar, and then changing out the air to water for a 30lb lighter set up.


next came a new steering wheel to ditch the Momo D shaped wheel that was in it. The D wheel became an issue because it was hard to flow smoothly out of hard turns


and a new Kirkey seat to sit a bit lower and save on some weight



Next up was the PRT camber plates because we couldnt get the car to turn like we needed to, and in the past with less power and less tire i ripped 3 of the old style strut mount camber plates. I just got the slicked up and going to be smoothed out this weekend. but they make a HUGE change



next up was some 17x9" wheels for the front (need to take a pic of them) but its the same style as my 17x8"s


When i parted out alleys car it had an invader hood. its a bit ugly but it vents some heat out of the engine bay. and is now sanded and will be cleared

the last 2 weeks ive been working on a front splitter to get that last bit of grip, because 275's arent enough. The splitter is made of a NASCAR car of tomorrow splitter that was narrowed. i brain farted when i was doing it so i had to improvise a fix (happens when youre working after midnight). the air dam is made of 2 pieces of aluminum. The bumper is a transplant from Gulfcat/Nitecats car from fest this year, Thank you ladies.

Now i know its not the prettiest thing, so be gentle. its going to get revised over the winter(maybe sooner) because its......interesting to drive down the road and into and out of my driveway.





things to do still:

1. reinforce the splitter a bit differently, the splash guard holes didnt hold, and get a splash shield made to replace the stock one (some hose routing prevents using the stock one. easy fix

2. route a 3"ish hose to duct air up to the supercharger body, and some vents on the hood to expel the heat.

3. stewie control arms

4. A maybe: stiffer springs. i have 650/440 now and im compressing the struts all the way. Need to check some stuff still on that one

5. kirkey seat for the passenger side

Videos can be found here jageds new autox videos

and as inspiration for everyone elses projects. i just got this photo from the guy i bought the car from and it started out like this

 

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dope. ive always loved to see other race builds. and compare them. especially your stuff

anyways...

what if you made a larger splitter? and i think those springs are way too soft. i think i matched your rates and it felt good on the streets but not enough for competitive racing.
 

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Looks hot. Real race car.

Any way to make the splitter a quick change on/off? I know that would make the mounting a lot more difficult, but the driving to and from the events less worrisome.
 

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thats part of the revision of the winter. there isnt really a good way to mount it so that it will be sturdy quickly, short of just dropping the whole bumper, which would still be 6 bolts and some fasteners across the top of the bumper
 

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street modified FWD as seen in the next to last pic on the side of the car

got the hood wet sanded today. need to find some new hood pins since the ones in it suck. i was thinking about the ones like bensenvil has
 

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Haven't posted much since the last Cougar was sold and I went with the Camaro, but I've always loved watching your car build over time Jaged.

Keep it up man, looks good!
 

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That car is getting really really trick. I love the HP and torque numbers. Regarding the splitter, I am in the process of building a new one after tearing mine off on the 13th. I am not going to be using the really cool NASCAR material. I am using 1/4" plywood layed up in layers so that I can develop a bit of a low pressure area under the nose of the car and then covering that with fibreglass. Its really tough developing a splitter system that works and still allows you to actually load the car or drive over a curb.

Regarding spring setups I may be of a little assistance. In my car they developed the car fully and are using 700 front and 450 rear. The front bar is adjustable, but the diameter is 3/4" and its mounted in pillow blocks for no compliance. The rear bar is 1.5" and again adjustable and in pillow blocks. The alignment settings are going to be different as my geometry and shocks are totally different and as the usage is different, however I can say that the car handles extremely well in the longer, faster stuff but has a V8 Camaro push in the slower stuff. What I do for tight tracks is whack the rear bar to full stiff so it rotates then I add more rear wing to cover the resultant oversteer with aero for the faster corners.

I will take some pictures of how my splitter setup comes together and post them in a separate thread so as to not clutter up yours.

Again, great work and the car looks really cool. I expect that you could smoke me on a tighter track. You have 50 plus more horses and 50 plus more torques. I love your effort on a not too popular platform.

Eric
 

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if i cant figure out a quick disconnect for this it will be at least an inch higher. i ground down half the bolt head of the bolts that connect the supports to the splitter, and that was just to and from the event.

i talked with the local suspension guru at the event and he said another 50lbs or so in the front would help.

i didnt notice it as much, but my co driver noticed a lack of grip when he slowed down a lot in the turns, so its working
 

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it might not be pretty, but its badass looking on course. Ill vote for a pic like this in a calendar any day over a glamor shot





since this i trimmed a small angle on the back of the aluminum, pretty much where the tape is, so i can back out of my driveway. and it will let me integrate into the flares i plan to make a bit better.

got most of an aluminum splash shield done tonight since the plastic one wont fit. need to keep air going to the radiator

next up is some heat extractors in the hood, and a hose with a inlet running right up to it. And to get the visteon sides put back on, but thats just some screws in holes that are already there

and from the looks of the picture, maybe some stiffer front springs :rofl:
 

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Dude, that IS a glamour shot!

For a race car, that is.
 

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Looking good Jason!

I built my splitter out of Fiberglass based on a mold Eric had from the Mumm brothers. It wasn't perfect but was a good start. Belly pan is plywood.






Test fitted and smoothing out.



Here is the finished Splitter. I have to take it on and off to get into the trailer. But it's 8 Dzus fasteners and done, less than a minute.



 

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Boy, that's a really nice front splitter Mark. I wonder if I could borrow that mold someday, to make a new one for my car seeing as I ripped the last one right off. However, seeing as I didn't have a mold, I built a new one very similar to Jaged's using aluminum sheet roll to bridge the gap to the splitter, however I will be painting mine white. Also, I increased the size of mine a fair bit and have added front wheel well leading edge spats. Should give me a bazillion pounds of front downforce. This will then require me to flat bottom the car and add a rear diffuser to compensate. I am also looking at adding side skirts to keep the air from sliding in from between the wheel wells.

Jaged, I love what you are doing with your car. There would be no issue with you coming up to TMP in October and running with us, if you wanted to. The day will include Drifting, Time Attack, Car Shows, GIRLS and 3 races for the Cougars baby.

Damn, I love all this racey discussion on the NECO Boards. Lets get these pigs out on track and let them roar!!!!!

Eric
 

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hmmm, octobers rough. what is the date? it was bad enough when coming back into the states the last time i drove it up there. it would be even worse now

a guy i race with did his senior project on measuring the force of his aero. he did it by making a ring that fits on the bottom of the coil over and it has sensors that measure the force. once i get everything dialed in were going to ive it a shot
 

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The date is October 5th. It is going to include Lapping, drifting a tuners challenge, some Time Attack and our 3x20 minute races. Toronto Motorsport Park is pretty close to Buffalo and a number of the competitors travel over the border at that point. Its going to be fun and relaxed and a great way to get a race in your car in without a lot of hassles. Mark and I will have all the support stuff, you just need your car and safety stuff.

Just checked Google Earth. It shows the drive as being just over 7 hours from Hebron to Kohler Ontario. Its a bit of a haul, but it would be monster cool to have all 3 cars out together. If you didn't want to race, you could do the time attack and lapping, as all the cars will be doing those at the same time. We just separate out for the races.

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Where did you get those wheels ive tried looking and cant seem to find them.
There are at least 3 different types and sizes of wheels pictured in this thread so far...
 
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