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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:30 pm 
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Its time for me to start my built log . I have start the projet in january and i have work on it part time .I have start collecting suspension part for it since the engine is still in my miata and its my daily driver. The engine as a gt28r turbo and forge internal + 6 speed tranny so its gone run fast . Its gone have mustang II front end , thunderbird irs and wide tire . The chassis is built from scratch and will feature a roll cage . Its gone be my replacement car for the miata so its will be a dual purpose car for lapping and for street . Feel free thanck add comment even if it hurt because i would like to not making mistake or unsafe thing . thanck you FRANCOIS
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:23 pm 
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Hey Francois nice to see you post here finally :mrgreen:

Nice, Love the cage...Man those rear fenders look wide... This is what I need...

Keep it up !!!

Will you be at the Time Attack Sunday at St-Eustache ?

Cheers,

Fred


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:38 pm 
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Looks great so far, is the differential from an Explorer or is it just the rear cover?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:49 pm 
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FRED i will not be there sunday because of my full mastercard . I gone work really on it the 2 first week of july because im gone be in vacation .I have a lot of part that i gone receive soon (mastercard).
FIREBAT45 the diff cover is from explorer , housing from mustang (alloy) and everything else is thunderbird
thanck for your comment FRANCOIS


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:05 pm 
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salut Francois ,
avec quel marchand tu t'est procurer les ailles en fibre de verres ?
content de voir du monde qui parle en francais ici :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:15 pm 
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Avec un gt28r ça va être méchant! Good work! We need more people from Quebec here. :twisted:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:15 pm 
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les ailes arrieres sont de curtis unlimited 14 inch wide

I have receive a bunch of part i gone post the pic as soon i have take it

thanck you everyone


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:19 am 
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Is it just me, or do you have a solid axle setup on your frame, with an IRS differential?

Don't think that's gonna work dude. I would stop and take a look at the Rorty IRS plans, and maybe some others before you get too far.

-Hank


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:43 am 
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Francios, looks good, I'm curious why aren't you going to use the Miata suspension bits?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:27 am 
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I know the tube at the rear are setup like for a solid diff but i made it in 2 part just for holding the rear for starting the cage , when i gone done the diff cradle ,i gone remove it .

I dont use much of the miata suspension bit because in the back ,with the width of the frame , fender and tire i need 63 '' betwen hub so miata diff to narrow +easy access to wide gear ratio.

For the front , i want 5 bolt patern to fit the mag + i want big brake + im still using my miata until october so my goal is to make a rolling chassis before that

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:30 pm 
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Geeez Francois, I thought I had too much brakes with 10.25 inch vented disc :mrgreen:

We had a nice event last Sunday... next one is Shanonville... Hopefully I'll have a locost there to drive :wink:

Cheers,

Fred


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:20 pm 
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im gone be at shanonville and i hope to see you in action . I have put that size of brake because im tired of the brake overheat in my miata.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:09 pm 
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I need to go check my car it might be on blocks! :shock: :mrgreen: I have the same wheels, I love them! Nice build, can't wait to see more.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:02 am 
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Thanck you rod ,in fact i really like your car it have been on my computer back screen for a while.
I really like the mag because it dont look like direct stang unit + it look a bit like the csr.Me i cant wait to work on the car but i have e to finish my deck
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:53 pm 
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I have start to work on the rear suspension and i have a 2week vacation , so i hope i gone do a bunch of thing. thanck for you comment . francois
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