Share |
DragRaceResults.Com    Bracket Talk    Bracket Talk Forum  Hop To Forum Categories  Tech Talk - by Abruzzi    Team Woodfin Camaro, "Lamplighter"
Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
Team Woodfin Camaro, "Lamplighter"
 Login/Join
 
DRR Pro
posted
first part reinstalled, taillight
I call it "Lamplighter"
think;
*win light
*illumination
*education
*guide


Larry Woodfin





 
Posts: 1131 | Location: Kilgore TX | Registered: March 12, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR S/Pro
Picture of J178RED
posted Hide Post
Looking good...


HAVE THEY CALLED US YET ? THEY HAVE!!!
 
Posts: 2148 | Location: OLD NICK OUT ON THE TRACK OR IN THE DESERT | Registered: March 09, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
posted Hide Post
Larry, is this your build to race/ re-sell or for someone else?

Very nice. I like white. How about cutting to the chase and list the Engine /trans/ 3rd member specifics if known?
 
Posts: 1115 | Location: 53056 | Registered: December 30, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
posted Hide Post
This is my personal, top bulb racer. It will weight around 2800 pounds with the driver and 1/8 mile et range of 5.80's The steps and parts between now and completing are a work in process.

Some things are committed, SBC, 9" rear, four-link, 32 x 14 tire, methanol. Beyond these details, it is a clean drawing board.


Larry Woodfin



 
Posts: 1131 | Location: Kilgore TX | Registered: March 12, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
posted Hide Post
Thank You Larry. You have my complete attention. You have to promise to post all the end results after tuning and at the track.

Wink
 
Posts: 1115 | Location: 53056 | Registered: December 30, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Sportsman
posted Hide Post
Cool, looking forward to another build. You illustrate with photos really well. Most enjoyable. Hope to see you at Extreme, I should be in the dragster and my son in the wagon.
 
Posts: 395 | Location: Plano, TX | Registered: May 16, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
posted Hide Post
This build will be an exercise in patience for me because each and every piece that goes on will be painted, polished, detailed, whatever. Yet, as always with my builds, a sharp eye on cost vs return. Example, the taillight lens are not perfect and in a perfect world, they would be new. However, in your spare time, surf the web and price third-gen Camaro taillight lens and get back to me.

The cost of the new taillight lens can be much better used in an area related to performance.


Larry Woodfin



 
Posts: 1131 | Location: Kilgore TX | Registered: March 12, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post



DRR Pro
posted Hide Post
Also, this build will be an exercise in weight removal yet retaining a clean, professional look. I am working on the headlight housing bar and related mounting and expect that assemble will weigh about 6 pounds less when modified.


Larry Woodfin



 
Posts: 1131 | Location: Kilgore TX | Registered: March 12, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
posted Hide Post
Are you planning to use the stock steel doors or is that unknown as of now?
 
Posts: 1115 | Location: 53056 | Registered: December 30, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
posted Hide Post
I do plan to incorporate the factory doors with power windows. Team member Monte has performed considerable weight removal surgery on them.


Larry Woodfin



 
Posts: 1131 | Location: Kilgore TX | Registered: March 12, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
posted Hide Post
The gray colored piece is the factory fiberglass fixture that contains the headlights and support for the front bumper fascia. The EO headlights are glass, so by replacing those with plastic lights and some whittling on the fiberglass support, and completely removing the front bumper that is inside the fascia, we have removed 18 pounds.

By utilizing such weight removal details through the car, drilling, cutting, removing excess materials here and there, a considerable weight removal will be realized.

This fitment check will be torn down back down for painting then reinstalled.


Larry Woodfin





 
Posts: 1131 | Location: Kilgore TX | Registered: March 12, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
posted Hide Post
a check of the front fascia and fender fit


Larry Woodfin





 
Posts: 1131 | Location: Kilgore TX | Registered: March 12, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR S/Pro
Picture of J178RED
posted Hide Post
Larry keep that weight right above 2800! It looks like the great making of a Super Street car. Running on a stop is a great time, just adds one more challenge to the mix....


HAVE THEY CALLED US YET ? THEY HAVE!!!
 
Posts: 2148 | Location: OLD NICK OUT ON THE TRACK OR IN THE DESERT | Registered: March 09, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
posted Hide Post
Super Street is an option, plus the Southwest Heritage series now allows up to 1982 models.


Larry Woodfin



 
Posts: 1131 | Location: Kilgore TX | Registered: March 12, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post



DRR Trophy
Picture of SuperPro54
posted Hide Post
looking good.


Matt Sommers

www.kmhotrods.com
 
Posts: 73 | Location: Brooksville FL  | Registered: September 08, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR S/Pro
Picture of The Bozman
posted Hide Post
As usual the attention to detail is what makes Larry's builds so impressive. He has been an attention to detail person with everything he builds whether it is race cars, race engines or supporting his automotive shop's customers.


Keeping the Socialists and NEO-LIBERALS at bay with FACTS one post at a time !!!

Freedom isn't free !!! Thank a veteran, they will actually appreciate it.
 
Posts: 2305 | Location: Rockwall, Texas | Registered: June 25, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
Picture of Eman
posted Hide Post
Where did you find those nice taillights? I need a left one like that.
 
Posts: 757 | Location: E TN | Registered: February 13, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
Picture of Mike Beck
posted Hide Post
Support that front urethane with some sort of tubing. My 1988 Firebird has no front bumper and about around the 1000ft the urethane caves-in a lot! In the 1/8 you might be fine. I go 135 in the 1/4, so maybe around 120 it pops in. Have some cool shots of that somewhere from a fellow racer. Cracks the darn paint. Frown
 
Posts: 1444 | Location: South River, NJ | Registered: June 19, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
posted Hide Post
quote:
Support that front urethane with some sort of tubing.

That was the first thought that popped into my mind, wondered if it would have enough integrity.



Illegitimi non carborundum
 
Posts: 1218 | Location: OKC, OK | Registered: February 15, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
posted Hide Post
Yes, the fascia needs support without the bumper in place. I will post pics soon.


Larry Woodfin



 
Posts: 1131 | Location: Kilgore TX | Registered: March 12, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  
 

DragRaceResults.Com    Bracket Talk    Bracket Talk Forum  Hop To Forum Categories  Tech Talk - by Abruzzi    Team Woodfin Camaro, "Lamplighter"

© DragRaceResults.com 2018