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      World of Wheels volunteers needed   02/08/2018

      Go here to sign up on the sheet if you can spare some time to help in the booth. Help is also needed and appreciated for setup and tear down. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ULmhhNo7nK2dEgrvcdFmSPx0uMUPMl4WxbUcwfXz-Is/edit?usp=sharing


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white_cross last won the day on June 25 2017

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About white_cross


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    Autocross, Working on my Mustang, Customizing Hot Wheels, Collecting records, Youth work at church
  • Occupation
    automotive painter for Triplee RV
  1. Hey guys, On Friday a good friend and I started a project we had been planning since My wife and I moved to our new place. I had to pull the car cover off of my 1972 parts car to move it to the new shop on our new property. I was out side looking at the parts car thought how about a low budget autocross car. I texted my friend and said "how about a race car out of my parts car". His reply: "Then we need to put a 302 into it" He is a ford mechanic. I said sounds good. So for the last couple of months we have been talking different ideas for the build, but each having our own car and truck projects already (he is building a 1951 Merc grain truck onto a newer f250 truck frame with its motor and suspension making a tonne of hp) never had time to actually do anything with our race car. He had a wrecked 2015 Ecoboost Mustang write off he bought. He was going to put all the 2015 mustang Goodies into his Fox Body Mustang. One day he said if our race car was 1600 lbs and we threw all the eco boost stuff into it it would be a riot! and so it began. The car is a budget build so cosmetics are not a priority. If it makes it fast on a budget then it is a winner for the car. This means using what we can find for free or cheap or repurposing stuff we have. The rough dead line for this build is not this summer but next summer where we can put more time in to the build next winter. So updates are going to be a while for one to the next. I had to smile at how light the car is. We could literally slide it side ways in the garage by lifting it with our hands and sliding it over no floor jack needed. I could not stop smiling on Friday while we were working on the car! Here is the Part one of this build: https://youtu.be/B1XMEgRqf4A Thanks for checking out our build.
  2. Cheap to free eg civic parts

    How much for the hood pins? You said fart cannon also? what about wheels and tires?
  3. awesome I will be looking here for updates.
  4. Are you wanting to take a group of us from our club to check out the event you linked in the first post to help out with the event, or to just attend? What are you looking for in a volunteer for our events? I don't mind entering a couple of events for fun. I just don't have a car that could go hard core yet as my Subaru is also the same car that needs to get me to work the next day. In winter my Subie sees a lot of sideways So a rally would probably be a good thing for me I would love to run a car in more dedicated events if we start hosting them in our club. A friend and I have a vintage celica with a 300hp echoboost that is supposed to be going into it. We are building it to run autocross events. We may end up wanting to try out some rally events with it. I know we both would love to try the targa rally some day.
  5. I just might have to invest in one of those
  6. I need one of those eh? I got a hoodie full of burn holes at least one
  7. This is the next video for my Celicas restoration
  8. Hey guys, its been a while since I posted an update. been pretty busy my family moved to a new place and been working on the new house and setting up the new shop. So this update is about me setting up my new shop. I made it as another youtube video, check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPZDilVuap4&feature=share https://imgur.com/a/EEQh2
  9. Body rust?

    now I see it there on page 62 right next to how to swap the 2015 turbo charged echo boost engine into it on page 63, Mitchel manual date publication 1974.
  10. Body rust?

    Perfect I managed to drop the driver side door while installing on the car and now the handle won't open the door from the outside. Probably just a connection on the inside though.
  11. Body rust?

    Thanks Jim. My friend showed me the potential motor we would like to use, it is sitting in his garage he just pulled it out of the last write off he bought. Lets just call it a "Gallo 12" for now, It will be a rocket ship with the car weighing about 1600lbs. The car should look very "General Mayhem" with the 3-4 thousand dollar budget. Pretty excited about it. We are going to gather parts over the summer and possibly start the build next winter depending where our other projects are at.
  12. This past summer I picked up a 1991 Miata as a side project from the Celica. The car is an Arizona car so it is free of rust! My friend had a newer white sport Miata. You may have seen it at a few autocross events, and it was a blast to drive with he top down on the hot days. I wanted to get my own but it needed to have pop up lights as my first car had pop up lights (1986 200sx). So I picked up this car for $1500 and put some time into it. The same friend who had the Miata we used for racing found me this car on a local classic buy and sell face book page. We took 2 hour road trip north of Brandon to pick it up. After a long hot day in the spray booth this car with the top down is the perfect way to get home, though I do find it taking a little longer getting home as it is manditory to go for a rip down the highway with the top down Here is the first part of the build in picture video form as I don't want to waist my time with image hosting sites any more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXxfLavx99I&t=351s The next part of this build will be replacing the core support from previous accident damage so I can get it saftied and licensed for the whole summer. Right now I only can get three month long temporary permits per year. Which is enough to cover the hottest months so no rush to replace the core support. I have one lined up from a guy in Carmen just waiting on him to get it ready for me.
  13. Body rust?

    Hey Just wondering if it matters on having body rust on a car I want to autocross? I am planning on running a classic Toyota (my parts car ) and will be installing through the floor sub frame connectors so it should have the strength it needs. The rust I am talking about is the rockers or lack of them Thanks.
  14. So since photobucket sucks and removed all my pictures I made a video of my progress up to this point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8vndwrC-c4 There is no music so you can choose your own.
  15. Autocross age?

    Neil This is my understanding too. Shawn are you only referring to ride alongs portion of th rules when you talk about "only ride with a parent or guardian" . but he could still race his car if he brings the signed waiver by his parents and has his license that allows him to drive on his own? Or are you saying he can only ride with his parent and not race till he is 18?