Topic: GLCOAT update: NEW WHEELS!

The late 70's Oldsmobile Starfire 13"x5" steelies that it came with have finally been replaced with something worthy, a set of new DRAG DR36 17"x7.5" alloy wheels with 205/40ZR17 Falken Ziex ZE-512 tires. All eight wheels and tires, mounted, balanced, and shipped to my door with the tuner lug nuts: $1,498 from Discount Tire Direct. What a difference they make!!!
http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz148/SpeedycopPics/glcoatwheelcomparo.jpg

http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz148/SpeedycopPics/newwheels2.jpg

BTW, it was about 35 degrees and alternating between snow and rain while DC Doug and I worked on the car all afternoon yesterday. It took hours to bleed the brakes, but we got them bled, even though a caliper or two is still frozen, and the brake pedal needs some HD return springs.
http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz148/SpeedycopPics/glcoatwork.jpg

http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz148/SpeedycopPics/newfrontwheels.jpg

http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz148/SpeedycopPics/newwheels.jpg

We were supposed to get the new ignition system done yesterday too, but the weather and a funeral postponed it...

Captain: Speedycop & The Gang Of Outlaws -'94 Mark VIII (Least Horrible Yank Tank Stafford '09, NOLA '10) '61 Caddy (Org Choice-NL '09) '63 Tbird (EPIC Repair Failure-Gingerman '10, I Got Screwed-Summit Pt '10, I.O.E. WINNER Stafford '10!) '77 Lancia Scorpion (I.O.E. WINNER Joliet 2010!) '67 Galaxie 500 (Judges Choice-CMP '11)
Future Fleet: 1957 Ford Prefect 1942 Buick 1959 Bugeye Project GLCOAT

Re: GLCOAT update: NEW WHEELS!

BTW, the bolt pattern was 4 on 4", so I had to order a $361 set of adapters from Adapter Kings. The new pattern is 4 on 4.5", or 114.3, which is a common size. I'd order a spare wheel/tire, but there's no place to put it in this car.

Captain: Speedycop & The Gang Of Outlaws -'94 Mark VIII (Least Horrible Yank Tank Stafford '09, NOLA '10) '61 Caddy (Org Choice-NL '09) '63 Tbird (EPIC Repair Failure-Gingerman '10, I Got Screwed-Summit Pt '10, I.O.E. WINNER Stafford '10!) '77 Lancia Scorpion (I.O.E. WINNER Joliet 2010!) '67 Galaxie 500 (Judges Choice-CMP '11)
Future Fleet: 1957 Ford Prefect 1942 Buick 1959 Bugeye Project GLCOAT

Re: GLCOAT update: NEW WHEELS!

put the spare on the rear lid

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Gator-O-Rama 2012 "Organizers Choice" -2 laps 1 trophy, but i still finished ahead of an E30
Yee-Haw 2013 No trophy -26 laps, I think I see a pattern here
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The frame is so rigid I'm pretty sure we could get away with running it without (any) one tire.  It also takes every bit of lift a 3 ton race jack can deliver to raise a corner... no tiny scissor jack for this car!

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'10 Summit, CMP3, Autobahn, '11 CMP1, NJMP, CMP2, Summit, G'man, Stafford, Charlotte, Autobahn, ECR '12 CMP1, NJMP, G'man, NHMS1, Summit, CMP2, NHMS2, ECR, '13 CMP1, ECR, Summit, NJMP, THill, CMP2, MSR, NHMS, Sears '14 Barber, Sears1, ECR, CMP1, NJMP1, BWillow, Sebring, CMP2, THill, Sears2, '15 Sears1, Barber, Ridge, THill, '16 Sears1

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Re: GLCOAT update: NEW WHEELS!

Speedycop wrote:

http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz148/SpeedycopPics/glcoatwork.jpg

I love this picture smile

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Re: GLCOAT update: NEW WHEELS!

"I love this picture"

How every racecar looks on raceday smile

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Speedycop wrote:

http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz148/SpeedycopPics/glcoatwork.jpg

Are there brakes on the rear axles?

-Victor

Re: GLCOAT update: NEW WHEELS!

I'm gonna guess "inboard".  Jaguar IRS?

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Re: GLCOAT update: NEW WHEELS!

Yep, two sets total.

Speedycop/NSF Racing /Pinewood Dirtbags
'10 Summit, CMP3, Autobahn, '11 CMP1, NJMP, CMP2, Summit, G'man, Stafford, Charlotte, Autobahn, ECR '12 CMP1, NJMP, G'man, NHMS1, Summit, CMP2, NHMS2, ECR, '13 CMP1, ECR, Summit, NJMP, THill, CMP2, MSR, NHMS, Sears '14 Barber, Sears1, ECR, CMP1, NJMP1, BWillow, Sebring, CMP2, THill, Sears2, '15 Sears1, Barber, Ridge, THill, '16 Sears1

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Here's the forward rear axle...

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af172/kirchbed/glcoat_rearframe.jpg

Speedycop/NSF Racing /Pinewood Dirtbags
'10 Summit, CMP3, Autobahn, '11 CMP1, NJMP, CMP2, Summit, G'man, Stafford, Charlotte, Autobahn, ECR '12 CMP1, NJMP, G'man, NHMS1, Summit, CMP2, NHMS2, ECR, '13 CMP1, ECR, Summit, NJMP, THill, CMP2, MSR, NHMS, Sears '14 Barber, Sears1, ECR, CMP1, NJMP1, BWillow, Sebring, CMP2, THill, Sears2, '15 Sears1, Barber, Ridge, THill, '16 Sears1

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Teammate Fritz found a way to move it that doesn't involve breaking my enclosed trailer:
http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz148/SpeedycopPics/glcoatloaded.jpg

It's now on display for the open house at B/A:
http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz148/SpeedycopPics/8wheeleronpamp2.jpg

Captain: Speedycop & The Gang Of Outlaws -'94 Mark VIII (Least Horrible Yank Tank Stafford '09, NOLA '10) '61 Caddy (Org Choice-NL '09) '63 Tbird (EPIC Repair Failure-Gingerman '10, I Got Screwed-Summit Pt '10, I.O.E. WINNER Stafford '10!) '77 Lancia Scorpion (I.O.E. WINNER Joliet 2010!) '67 Galaxie 500 (Judges Choice-CMP '11)
Future Fleet: 1957 Ford Prefect 1942 Buick 1959 Bugeye Project GLCOAT

Re: GLCOAT update: NEW WHEELS!

Speedycop wrote:

BTW, the bolt pattern was 4 on 4", so I had to order a $361 set of adapters from Adapter Kings. The new pattern is 4 on 4.5", or 114.3, which is a common size. I'd order a spare wheel/tire, but there's no place to put it in this car.

You went the wrong way... Minis use 4 x 4" so you shoulda gone with some 10" wheels at least up front like the Tyrell 6 wheeler...

keep up the good work!

Re: GLCOAT update: NEW WHEELS!

looks great w/ the 17's.

Are you getting anything out of the advertising?  Free tiedowns?

My Stepdads street rod was a Vertex advertising car for a few years.  They flew him to SEMA, Daytona, and outfitted the car w/ some nice upgrades (aeroquipped the whole car...).

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Re: GLCOAT update: NEW WHEELS!

Speedycop wrote:

It's now on display for the open house at B/A:
http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz14 … npamp2.jpg

What is a B/A?

Jim C.
If God meant for us to race, we'd all have baggy Nomex skin.
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B/A products makes equipment (accessories) for towing and auto transport.

http://www.baprod.com/

Speedycop/NSF Racing /Pinewood Dirtbags
'10 Summit, CMP3, Autobahn, '11 CMP1, NJMP, CMP2, Summit, G'man, Stafford, Charlotte, Autobahn, ECR '12 CMP1, NJMP, G'man, NHMS1, Summit, CMP2, NHMS2, ECR, '13 CMP1, ECR, Summit, NJMP, THill, CMP2, MSR, NHMS, Sears '14 Barber, Sears1, ECR, CMP1, NJMP1, BWillow, Sebring, CMP2, THill, Sears2, '15 Sears1, Barber, Ridge, THill, '16 Sears1

Re: GLCOAT update: NEW WHEELS!

Sir Thomas Crapper wrote:

looks great w/ the 17's.

Are you getting anything out of the advertising?  Free tiedowns?

My Stepdads street rod was a Vertex advertising car for a few years.  They flew him to SEMA, Daytona, and outfitted the car w/ some nice upgrades (aeroquipped the whole car...).

Storage for that monster would be enuf for me!

ALLEGEDLY!

-Dave
Scuderia Ignorante // Modena / Dearborn / Aichi Prefecture / West Texas