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 Post subject: Mark's Book Build
PostPosted: November 14, 2017, 8:30 pm 
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Hello, I am Mark, and I am an addict. 4-5 years ago I stumbled across this site and I will not be able to shake it until I build one of these things. Since then I bought 3 books for "inspiration". Build your own Sports Car, Gibbs; How to Build a Cheap Sports Car, Tanner; and Build your own Sports Car 2nd edition, Champion.

I still have a bunch of questions and unknowns about, well, everything. Goals are a FUN street car that I can autocross when I am not racing my other toys.

Here we go!

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 Post subject: Re: Mark's Book Build
PostPosted: November 14, 2017, 8:35 pm 
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This is what I have so far

Some cut steel
A pair of Izusu T5's for the ecotec 1.4T If I choose that engine
A Miata 6 speed, if I choose an NA ecotec frankenstein setup
A dana 30 rear axle out of a volvo 242
Not pictured are miata spindles for the front end.


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 Post subject: Re: Mark's Book Build
PostPosted: November 15, 2017, 12:17 am 
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Hi Mark, welcome to the gang... I think we're all addicts in here.

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Where in Central FL are you? Gonna be at The FIRM this weekend?

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Quinn the Slotus:Ford 302 Powered, Mallock-Inspired, Tube Frame, Hillclimb Special
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This pretty much sums up the quality of help you'll get here.


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GonzoRacer wrote:
Hi Mark, welcome to the gang... I think we're all addicts in here.

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Where in Central FL are you? Gonna be at The FIRM this weekend?

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I live in Orange City, near Deland and work in Daytona.
Whats going on at the FIRM this weekend?

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carguy123 wrote:
This pretty much sums up the quality of help you'll get here.



I will take it! Its about all I offer as well so its good that expectations are low.

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kartermdb wrote:
I live in Orange City, near Deland and work in Daytona.
Whats going on at the FIRM this weekend?
They're having an open track day. Me and the Slotus are going on Sunday, so I can try to to scare the sh!t outta my-own-self. Earl is coming down with a Mustang he's gonna flail un-mercifully. Sounds like a good time.

If you got the free time, come on out and visit... And check tire pressures and torque the lugs and make sure the oil level is right and... Oops, did I say that last part out loud? Sorry... Come on out and visit!

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