151 (edited by CPT_Trans_Continental 2017-03-17 05:43 PM)

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https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXVVhPSjBrMVJuM1k

You should see our cherry picker.

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152 (edited by CPT_Trans_Continental 2017-03-17 08:31 PM)

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Jagvair update! The 2017 rebuild has continued... Front and rear suspension have been removed and decisions (good or bad) have been made in the configuration of the Jagvair. A schedule has been created and will be quickly missed.

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXMXNRV0VwQTZ6RmM
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXYU4tQXd6dElZVFU
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXWHZtY3ZUVXdMMWs
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXV0d1TzVVcEJ4Mmc
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXNHptY21IZ05wQ0E
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXWG5uRlRQd1dITkU

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153 (edited by CPT_Trans_Continental 2017-03-17 08:25 PM)

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RBS: Reese Bobby Syndrome. A condition where the person needs to blow up a situation if it gets too comfortable. The Transcontinental Drifters suffer from the ailment in the form of never being comfortable with a running racecar. Please enjoy the removal of the SECOND floor from the racecar in as many years. I know that waitress put those onions on my steak on purpose...

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXQ2lQaVVYelRkU1U
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXaUFYYVI4SDRBc1E

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154 (edited by CPT_Trans_Continental 2017-03-17 08:23 PM)

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Our team is a democracy. We sit and throw ideas around. Sometimes good ideas get voted down. When teams are sick of sucking, they go out and get a Miata. Weak. Our team decided to redesign the Jagvair. The first step: 50/50 weight distribution. The solution: move the engine back a foot. Same Jag 4.0l, now with impossible to change spark plugs.

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXUEpnd2QwaTNGa2c
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXejVYMzNXVjFlWVE
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXVVFBY1B4ZkVmejQ

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This is a fine idea.

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You'd think they would figure out the simple way of 50:50 weight balance.
A second engine in the trunk, like the original designers intended.

157 (edited by CPT_Trans_Continental 2016-11-21 12:54 PM)

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erich wrote:

You'd think they would figure out the simple way of 50:50 weight balance.

If it was easy everybody would have a semi-mid-engine 56 year old unibody powered by a 33 year old diesel-derived-straight-six aircraft engine with luxury truck independent front and rear suspension hung with Brembo brakes carrying their aerodynamic sheet metal power animal on top. Simple.

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erich wrote:

A second engine in the trunk, like the original designers intended.

I do wish I could find a cheap Pontiac Tempest.

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159 (edited by CPT_Trans_Continental 2017-03-17 05:46 PM)

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As with most motorsports, technology (and money) are usually the deciding factors in who wins (looking at you Mercedes). With that in mind we have decided to CAD design our new Jagvair 2.017 (two point o one seven). Same awesome Jaguar components, same aerodynamically perfect Corvair body, now with zeroes and ones controlling our fate. Welcome to the cold, calculated 21st; sleep well tonight knowing that your competition is digitizing a 1993 Lincoln Mark VIII rear lower control arm. What's that? You can't sleep, I'm sorry to hear that.

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXd1FQLXZFRDZoMnM

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CPT_Trans_Continental wrote:

sleep well tonight knowing that your competition is digitizing a 1993 Lincoln Mark VIII rear lower control arm. What's that? You can't sleep, I'm sorry to hear that.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20708720/2017%20Jagvair%20CAD%20Model.jpg


Well, at least we'll sleep well knowing that Grandma's steamer trunk will make the trip and fits well in the frunk.

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161 (edited by CPT_Trans_Continental 2017-03-17 05:50 PM)

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In celebration of the 37,500th view of our build thread and the fitting of the two biggest components (the 4.0l Jag engine and driver Chuck Streeter) in the car this weekend I would like to give you a picture of Chuck. Since Chuck does not have an internet presence, here is a picture of his dog, Hank.

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXX3hoWVNkbDlmM2M

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The team went hunting this weekend and got a nice 8.8 buck. After displaying it for photos, we field dressed it and let it cure. Good eats for good meats!

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXQzNqelFQLVdDM2M

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXV2xZcm8tbUxTdUU

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXbWpmUV96dHQ1TjA

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXMmJ4NEVIajBGUmc

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163 (edited by CPT_Trans_Continental 2017-03-17 08:12 PM)

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Everyone has brought home a car that their wife has reacted to by facepalming, but in order to up the stakes in our Lemons racing house, I decided to get some car inspired decor. You can buy a LeMans or Lamborghini poster anywhere, but a rare 4 foot x 6 foot campaign photo of the backside of Ralph Nader, now that is a heirloom. I planned on putting in place of our TV, but the wife reacted negatively to that idea (I did not even recognize some of those swear words). So the Holy Temple of Any Unsafe Speed has been erected in the race shop, services are held on Sundays.

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXSGJ0S0FubzROUXM

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXUGNMVlBIN3J0ckE

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CPT_Trans_Continental wrote:

So the Holy Temple of Any Unsafe Speed has been erected in the race shop, services are held on Sundays

Complete with the sacramental beer?

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165 (edited by CPT_Trans_Continental 2017-03-17 08:13 PM)

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CowDriver wrote:

Complete with the sacramental beer?

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXQ2tRWTg2ejRzRkE

It is actually B.Y.O.B.(F.). Brake Fluid or Hydraulic Fluid, we don't judge.

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166 (edited by CPT_Trans_Continental 2017-03-14 11:57 AM)

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Finally got into the "A" motor to find out what the idle noise was. Timing chain is a little loose and the guides have started to delaminate.

Call up the "B" motor! Timing chain is tight! Stab it in!

Is it cheaper to buy a new timing chain set or another XJ6? You already know the answer.

"A" motor is being converted to diesel.

End of message.

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167 (edited by CPT_Trans_Continental 2017-03-17 12:31 PM)

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Dropbox changed their permissions, give me a few days to relink the pics.

Currently relinking pics and we have a new Youtube channel, for all your JagVair needs!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVAkOO … 5rtos69HIQ

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168 (edited by CPT_Trans_Continental 2017-05-15 06:27 AM)

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Though the Jagvair needs to be ready in like 90 days, there is always time to go to the track. This Lincoln Mark VIII was originally purchased as a parts car for the Jagvair, but sometimes you don't get the car stripped before a team member falls in love with it. I won't drive it because it smells like sadness.

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXa2pyZ0F4dzVrTEE

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXeVRBbWVpa2dJZHM

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXZFozaW9ocEJQd1k

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169 (edited by CPT_Trans_Continental 2017-05-15 06:28 AM)

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Brand new t-shirt designs good for any fluid leaks or spills that your "real racing" team may encounter.

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXSlAzLXgwWEpOT3M

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXLVFVSVJGeHZ4ZEk

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https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0Bwd77mMKZxPXUnZnMUJadWJBLTQ

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Are you done? Say it ain't so!

Having personnel shortages here too. I understand what it's like to herd cats and keep a team together...

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I think I can say it for all, we need some explanation here sad

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