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  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: Thanks for checking out our build.
  2. Hey guys I am going to need to buy some roll bar tubing for the 1973 celica soon to do the roll cage and tube front end. To run Hot laps and track events etc what should I be buying and welding into the car in terms of size and thickness etc.? What else do I need to consider before buying that I am not aware of? Thanks in advance. ps if someone has a tube bender they are willing to lend me for that would be awesome
  3. Actually a friend and I are doing this one together so it is kind of a once a week hang out and build a race car enjoy a drink or two kind of deal. I take turns between the two work on one while I wait for parts for the other . I would like to be fitting the 1/4 panel on the other celica but Canada post not shipping stuff for their strike is keeping my door pins from Thailand from getting to my house. Need the door pins to line up the door to get proper gaps for the 1/4 panel. Hopefully we can have this car running by spring. Wont be pretty (think General Mayhem) but would be cool to get to an autocross or two with it this summer for a couple of shake down runs to see what will need improving over the winter after this winter.
  4. Tony and I are getting back on this build and pretty excited for it. We are calling it Project Snake Charmer. Trying a new feature on youtube that allows you to premiere the video. So it will be airing this Friday at 4:30.
  5. So I have been looking for a 1971-1972 Celica restoration project for about 10 years and my dad found me one a few weeks back! So we stopped in at the shop where it is located to take a look at it and see if the owner was around to talk to. He was there and told me to make an offer on it. I offered him the $ that I started saving for dyno time on the Mach 1. So I am in the process
  6. After filming I was already contemplating an efi once I stumbled on the holly efi stuff compatible with the 4 cyl motors. still in planning stages on this though. Either way I can carb it then go to an holly efi system later. The draw through carb would have been easiest but working with what I have already. Sweet Might need some tips
  7. All the removable sheet metal parts were blasted clean by "blast it" using a dustless media blasting with glass beads. The parts came out clean and rust free with no warping. Then I epoxy primed all the parts:
  8. I was pretty happy to see how it all came together so smoothly. Thanks for hooking me up with the trans. Eventually Brummmmmmmm - click -click- wRRR - "Pawssssst" - brummmmmm . I was going to take it for a spin down the back lane. The motor was running awesome, Ran it through the gears on the stand, every thing worked well shifted gears nicely. Then before the drive I decided to put the long tube header on it and it would not run right, I think there was a big vacuum leak somewhere . I played with it for a while with no luck, then decided what is the point of getting it to run nice as I am changing the whole intake and exhaust any ways when I turbo the motor. The long tube header was just for its flange to build a turbo manifold but when I bolted it up I realized the design was too poorly made the exhaust ports did not line up very well probably also caused the vacuum leak since it shares mounting bolts with the intake manifold.
  9. supra w58 5 speed swap is done: also took some torch flame to brand new chrome parts :
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    Sports car recommendations

    I am a bit late here but I vote miata. I love mine and drive it daily in summer. Handling is awesome. I have a 1991 miata. You can't beat the cheap = fun factor. I have had expensive cars and this car. This car is way more fun with less worries. My friend had a newer non pop up light model with the sport package. That car was a little go kart. I would look at something like the sport package. It out performed my earlier miata. if your budget is 15k my miata has about $6k in it (including purchase price) and his sport sold for $7k. On a $15k budget that should leave you some extra to buy a roll bar to run HPDE events/school. I recommend getting a nice set of 200 tread ware trires. some day I would love to put a ls motor in my miata. Side note I would love a Honda s600 the grand dad of the s2000. Maybe some day I would trade the miata for one if the right one came along.
  11. So I am pretty sure I found the location of this shot, I cropped it down a bit: My family went for a hike to the Pembina valley provincial park today. On the way home I took this portion of 201 near the provincial park: the trees are much taller now but check out the clearing of grassy arias on both sides of the other side of the valley along side of the road in the far side of the photo they are the same. in my photo you can not see the bridge at the bottom of the valley because the trees are much taller but it is there.
  12. https://maps.apple.com/?ll=49.031254,-98.277931&spn=0.027836,0.048148&t=h if this works on your guys computer I think this is were the 1960s rally photo was taken judging by land scape. I am really curious now I think I will take a drive up there and see if I can find the spot the photo was taken and see what it looks like 58 years later.
  13. I am also curious is this photo is the same location on provincial road 201 that I described in my previous post: http://forums.wscc.mb.ca/index.php?/gallery/image/42-1960swscchillclimb13jpeg/
  14. I don't know any tracks. but if an event could be organized out close to the Pembina Valley Bible Camp west of Morden there are some nice curvy gravel roads out there with large elevation changes. Would need to get the roads closed for the events but would make some good stage rally sections. I am told by an old racer that they used to run rally's out by Morden in the early days of the wscc. To get to the road I am thinking of take highway number 3 west out of Morden. Turn left (south) on highway 31( still paved but a beautiful short stretch through a large valley). Head south on highway 31towards Maida. Make a left/east on provincial road 201 (this is a gravel road). drive 201 till you have a choice to go left or right but not straight. Now when you turn left onto road 201 going north is the section I am thinking of. It is about a 2.25 mile section of gravel that would make a sweet portion of stage rally. On my map the biggest curve in this stretch is labeled "Holo Crossing" I have driven some other sweet gravel roads while exploring that portion of our Provence I just don't remember where they are any more. Not sure who this would concern but, I would like to participate in a winter rally with my winter car this year. something different than hot laps on the ice race course. Something with solo tied runs. Maybe a field on some ones back country yard/farm. SCCA rally's (I have never been to one just watched on youtube) seem to be in grassy/ dirt fields and mapped out like an auto cross. That would be fun in winter map it out in the snow and have at it. Is this something we could presue as a club this winter? if so I am in! I may just have to build a metal tube/skid plate to save my bumper front bumper. I would help with the event if we could get this going would be soooooo good! Could we potentially use some of the autocross cones and timing equipment to run the event?
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    Event 10 at Gimil

    Sorry to hear about your Subaru. I needed a tow home as well. I have some pretty awesome friends who came all the way from Winkler today to pick me and the Miata up. I managed to do all four runs and then fun runs happened and I got in line about to stage and the car would not go any where except reverse while in neutral. So I ended up backing the car all the way out of GMP till the highway at the end of our event. No internet at the hotel or research would have allowed me to have fixed the car in 15 min! turns out that the 1990-1993 miata 5 speeds will get stuck in reverse but still allow you to shift into 1st or second while stuck in reverse. This happens when you shift from fifth while moving to first/second. My last run I missed my shift into third after the cross over and hit fifth. So I down shifted back to second (Wonderfull shifter slop). I finished the run. I went to do fun runs and that is where the problem happened. Shawn, awesome awesome course. My favourite one this year! quite fast too, I needed third for quite a while after the cross over!
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    I noticed CBC was filming today what time is the episode airing our event?
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    ok makes sense. still cool to watch even though I did not understand the french.
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    sweet is there an English version?