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Originally posted by Rapid:
Hi Doug, not for sure what I am going to use or get rid of but I will let you know


Thank you. Appreciated. Whenever you get to it. I understand the "being caught in a revolving door" feeling. I experience it myself a lot. Especially when I AM stuck in the door? Big Grin

Those JFZ's are cool and MAYBE are the best way to go with brakes on the Pantera? (man am I going to get flamed?)

Good way to go I think?
Holy gosh Kevin

It is good to hear from you. I hope all is well. I hope your business is doing well. The world has been whizzing by us. I'm getting so damn old. In the mean time I've been here, holding down the internet fort. I truly hope to see you again some day my dear friend. Send Wendy my thoughts and love.

If you have no other track car, then get that Pantera on the track! You love to race. But, I'll cut you some slack ... my car is not back on the road either ... and I love the road.

-G
Hi George,
Sorry I know it has been a while. Hope you are doing well! Business is fine, Just not as profitable as years before. You have to work twice as hard to make half as much. The race car has been moving pretty slow. When I have the time I do not have the money. I guess most of us are in that boat. My goal is to have it running by end of year.
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Originally posted by Rapid:
Just changing the shocks and calipers should take a lot of weight off each corner. about 17 lbs per corner


What's the weight of the Koni shocks (all 4) and JFZ calipers (2 fronts, 2 rears) if I might be that curious..?
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Originally posted by tajon:
So he cut the bottom part of the spring? Can't really cut the top I suppose


Depends how you look at them I guess, for the lowest unsprung weight you'd hang the shock bodies from the chassis.

I'm surprised he cut them though, different length springs are readily available and normally springs are a tighter coil at the seat, so cutting that off would impact seating.

I will say it's great to see you back here Kevin and I look forward to seeing that Pantera out on track.

Julian
Hi, Kevin. Old Konis or stock Ariston/Telecar shocks with the big springs are 16 lbs each, while gas-Konis are 9 lbs each with springs. Gas shocks can be mounted upside-down for a small extra unsprung-wt loss while regular shocks will air-lock if mounted upside down.
I'm sorry I just noticed a few comments on the shock springs. I did not intend to say the springs were cut after getting them. I should have phrased that better. I meant to infer that Dennis cut the size down from stock by ordering shorter springs. Sorry that was my fault.
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Originally posted by Rob Borruso:
Man Kevin...I need to check in on your posts more frequently.. I got a bit behind.. Big Grin

Boy, it's a whole lot easier to work on the front suspension when you can take the fenders off...lol Wink


He's turning this into a "flip top" like the GT40's isn't he? The nose and tail just flip up to gain access to the underpinnings and drive-train? Wink
It is definitely easier to work on!! You can reach everything without having it way up in the air. I took the radiator in today and it was in pretty bad shape. So Les and I ran out to Ron Davis radiators and left the old one with them to make the new one in aluminum. The radiator is a little smaller than stock and does not need the dual fan with shroud. Just a single fan to use while sitting at grid or in the pits.
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Originally posted by Rapid:
Probably more like a flip off. I have the front and back off now to begin work on the rear end


This just makes so much sense for a serious race car.

Can you give us a shot of what the roll bar in the cabin looks like and how the rear braces bolt up to it through the window?

I suppose it is easier to route the header tubes around the rear braces rather than route them around the header tubes?

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