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Old 07-13-2011, 09:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Inviscid Motorsports Ultra 4 / TREC / trail rig car #9009

After a looong build, the car is finally done and inthe middle of shake-down evaluations. I figured it was finally worthy of a thread.

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I want to thank Dale at Ironman Offroad. I have purchased approx 80% of my parts directly from him and never had an issue. He has helped me out with his experience and knowledge of various other vendors (PSC, corbeau, atlas, ETC). Dale can basically get you any part that you can find on the internet, for a great price and better "after the sale" service than most people are used to having. Dale is located near Saginaw, MI.

I also want to thank Mike at Motor City Machines for building the chassis. The chassis design was a collabortive effort between him and myself, with some compromising by both of us. The chassis was based off of his race proven chassis with some major twists thrown in. Mike can fabricate anything you can think of, from Jeep cages to custom suspensions to a complete rolling chassis. Mike (alumCJ) is also 2/2 for finishing KOH, in 2 different cars he built himself. He is located in Fenton, MI.

Chassis - MotorCity Machines (Fenton, MI)
Engine - Ford 5.8L 351W EFI MAF conversion, A9P computer
Transmission - Ford C6 Automatic
Transfer Case - Atlas II 3.0:1 ratio
Axles - Housings built by Motorcity Machines, 5.38 gears set by Ironman Offroad
Front D60 Rear axle differential, flipped upside down with Ford Superduty Cs, knuckles and unit bearings. Branik Motorsports 35 spline axle shafts and drive flanges, with CTM U-joints and a spool.
Rear D60 Superduty front differential flipped upside down, full float 35 spline hubs with Branik Motorsports custom axleshafts, with spool.
Tires - 42 Goodyear MTR competition stickies
Rims - Raceline Monster beadlocks
Driveshafts - Custom built by Joint Clutch and Gear (Bay City and Romulus, MI) using all 1410 joints
Suspension - 16 reservoir coilovers from FOA, 4" bumps from FOA, Coil springs from PAC Racing (Southfield, MI)

I'll try to go through a progression of pictures.

I think this is the first pic I had...








This is basically where Mike left off and I drug it home for tear-down and final build.



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After tear-down and paint, it was time for wiring, plumbing and final assembly.















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and back together, rolling on bumps







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time for some coils and skins









and the poser expo shot...

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and onto a shakedown











I have no idea how to embed videos from photobucket, so you'll have to click on the link

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http://s923.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=SDC10392.mp4

http://s923.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=SDC10389.mp4
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R U racing that car at the UMC next weekend? Car looks GREAT!
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do you run some kind of breather on the tubes your using for roll over fluid containment for the trans and atlas?

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R U racing that car at the UMC next weekend? Car looks GREAT!
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do you run some kind of breather on the tubes your using for roll over fluid containment for the trans and atlas?
yes, basically using the tube as the canister, with a petcock on the bottom to drain
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Love the look, love the powerplant, rear engine, LOVE it.

Bring that thing east for some RC speed events!

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Nice build! Lovin' that Ford power.
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Oh, I should add the weight.

With 2 people and a full tank of fuel we are sitting at around 4250 lbs, 51% rear, 49% front.
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I really like it. The tranny cooler brackets will bend. Mine did and they were both mounted like that. Just watch them because they will tear first and then break. Hopefully not in a race.
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I really like it. The tranny cooler brackets will bend. Mine did and they were both mounted like that. Just watch them because they will tear first and then break. Hopefully not in a race.
good to know. I like fixing things from other peoples failure, and not mine. I'll add it to the list.

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For some reason it looks so simple compared to many of the buggies I've seen on this site. Has a really nice look to it though, I love it. Mean as hell bombing down that sandy road.
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Nice build! Lovin' that Ford power.

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Specs as far as wheelbase? I see you are also running the radiator laid flat. Nice idea.
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very Nice build, and love the wheels
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Car turned out GREAT! Let me know if you need any help, Chris.
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i heard dr. evil was offering you 1 million!!! dollars for it in those first couple pics.
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Specs as far as wheelbase? I see you are also running the radiator laid flat. Nice idea.
115" WB, 87" outside to outside.

The flat radiator is working out for now. It is a dual pass rad. We added a port to the top of the single tank to bleed air/fill.
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wheelbase looks shorter, nice job. sweet. I like how everything is buttoned up and clean.

I really like the lines of this chassis.

Did you just eye ball it or use bend tech or something similiar?
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Eyeballs. I really wanted a rear engine car with a pronounced front end. A lot look ambiguous or like they are going backwards. I think we achieved that.
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wheelbase looks shorter, nice job. sweet. I like how everything is buttoned up and clean.

I really like the lines of this chassis.

Did you just eye ball it or use bend tech or something similiar?
AlumCJ (Mike) does it by eye. He's bent up a few so he has it down by now haha.
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