Stuff my dog says; on second thought I'll just build a race car

Reassembled front end
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Left side rear arms off and painted, also put primer on the rear shock mounts.
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Also a peek at the Tahoe that's been taking up so much of our free time at/after work
 

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What's the deal with the Tahoe? Off-road/BAJA or stealth street-racer?
Owner has fallen hard for autocrossing and wants to get involved with track days and hill climbs. Has a truck right now he was using that he wasn't real happy with needing suspension and brake work to get right and more power to get competitive. Plus he wanted something he could get his kids in, so he bought a Tahoe and told us to go wild. So we designed a chassis that'll fit 13 inch wide tires at all four corners, moved the engine back nearly a foot for better weight distribution, four inch ride height. Has a quick change independent rear axle, 7 speed BMW dual clutch transmission, and a 8,000rpm 900hp supercharged engine.
 
Owner has fallen hard for autocrossing and wants to get involved with track days and hill climbs. Has a truck right now he was using that he wasn't real happy with needing suspension and brake work to get right and more power to get competitive. Plus he wanted something he could get his kids in, so he bought a Tahoe and told us to go wild. So we designed a chassis that'll fit 13 inch wide tires at all four corners, moved the engine back nearly a foot for better weight distribution, four inch ride height. Has a quick change independent rear axle, 7 speed BMW dual clutch transmission, and a 8,000rpm 900hp supercharged engine.
Holy :laughing: Go big or go home.
 
Things happened through very little fault of my own. Have a four barrel carb mounted to the supercharger now thanks to Jeff here at work. He's a way better welder than I am so he did this while I was wiring on his Jeep Commando.

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Old intake and carb off this morning gonna see what we can do on the head side of the manifold today. Did make the amusing discovery that the carburetor that was in the engine when I got it has a 42.5mm throttle butterfly. One of them. Might be why the owner of the full size truck this came out of was complaining of a lack of power.
 

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Obviously the supercharged Tornado engine needs a pinwheel shaped adapter that hook the carburetor to the air filter box.

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No progress on my car, so how about more shop pictures. Belair frame assembled and race Tahoe progress.
 

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Apparently ya'll have MUCH smoother streets/roads than we do here!
Air bags, designed right height is actually six inches up. Any lower than that and the front tires hit the fender openings while turning (plus some suspension compression). When the bags are dumped though the frame and rocker panel pinch welds are touching pavement
 
Well, it's something....but I think I hate it.
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The bottom part of the piece isn't shaped right to do what I decided to do with the top. To be fair I did change style half way through so I can't call it a screw up just a reminder not to change course part way through making a part. I'm going to sleep on this a couple nights and see how I feel about it Monday.
 
Did more on the air cleaner adapter. I still don't really like it I'm just OK enough with it I'm not going to bother making something else. Still needs to be finished and all that.
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