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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 3:00 pm 
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More build update photos ...

Feel free to ask questions about any part of the build.


NiCopp brake lines go through frame with special 2" long bulkheads.
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You can see all the triangulation & braces in the engine bay. Most folks don't realize this is where the most force & flex happens. When this area is rigid ... the tires see the FULL load of the force & create optimum grip. Any deflection is this area REDUCES tire loading & grip.
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Body bolted to the chassis just for mock up.
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If you pay close attention to the body mods, you can see how aero smooth this body is & how clean the airflow is over the roof & too the massive rear wing we'll run.
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Firewall mock up, before stepping the sheetmetal. Firewall, floor & rear bilkhead are are STEEL, for increased fire protection. We seal every seam with a special fire retardant 3M product.
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Dash mock up. (It will be capped on the ends & mount to the final X door bars once they are installed).
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Firewall sheet metal in place.
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More firewall sheet metal.
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Interior sheet metal showing the trans tunnel.
Notice the U-shaped tube that the steering column mount clamps to.
This clamp is easy to adjust to move the steering column/wheel up or down.
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Rear bulkhead sheet metal & rear deck sheet metal being mocked up.
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Different angle
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Basic dash before Autometer digital dash & style added.
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Better angle of rear deck sheet metal.
The three tabs on the right are for the seat & harness mounts
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 3:02 pm 
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Location: Folsom, California
Car Year & Model: 70 Ford Mustang Fastback
Competing in: Track Car & Occasional NASA TTU races
Front Clip/Suspension: GT Track-Warrior
Rear Clip/Suspension: GT Track-Warrior
Engine: Track-Warrior 3 LS7 700 HP
Trans: PPG Sequential Shift T56 6-Speed
Brakes: StopTech 14” ST60/ST40
Owner: Greg Weld
Builder: Randy Chastain – One Off Customs

Even MORE photos of the build.

Custom Headers & Exhaust here ...
* The headers & compete exhaust will be coated by Jet-Hot with their 2000° thermal barrier INSIDE & out. This provides a double layer of thermal barrier to keep the exhaust heat in the exhaust, and much less heat radiating to the transmission & cockpit.



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The headers & exhaust are a truly "Tuned" System. I utilized an exhaust flow program that allows us to input every variable about the engine, cam, etc ... and know where the "pulses" are. This system allows me to design headers with the optimum primary tube length & diameter. In this case, these are 3-step headers. With the initial tube size 1-3/4", then steps up to 1-7/8" & finally steps up to 2" before merging into 3-1/2" collectors. The program provides me with the optimum length for each step.

In the exhaust after the collectors ... which is also 3-1/2" ... the software program allows me to put the X pipes, H-pipes, mufflers, venturi collectors and/or diffuser cones in the optimum locations. Frankly ifthese are put in the wrong location, based on where the exhaust pulses are, any of these can hurt power, instead of help it.
* I saw a car one time with the X-over pipe in the exact wrong location. When they removed it & just ran straight tube, they picked up 45HP. That's how much power can be lost if the pulses run into each other at the wrong location.

We use diffuser cones in the exhaust to help reduce the sound dramatically. Many tracks have db limits these days. If it placed at the right location, there is no power loss. Sometimes, even a slight power increase.

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 11:40 am 
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Hey Everyone! Two Quick Announcements


1. I'm outta here for 10 days. Going on my annual family vacation. This year we're in Yosemite with NO cell service! :)
* So I won't be posting on here or answering questions until after I get back June 4th.

2. Ron Sutton Race Technology is having a huge sale. I call this one: The Boss is Gone on Vacation Sale !
We only hold a "SALE" twice a year. Once during the end of year Holidays ... and once RIGHT NOW - May 23 to June 1st
* Dave Hanson & Susan Kinnicutt are Handling the Big Sale while I'm Gone.

#1 - FREE SHIPPING on EVERYTHING in our Catalog during this sale ! Save $100's if not $1000+
#2 - Plus - Free 2018 Ron Sutton Workshop Ticket (Regular $349) with any purchase over $1500
#3 - RSRT Bonus Bucks to Spend on ANYTHING in our Catalog !!! (See each item for amount)


See ALL the Sale Specials HERE
See Online Catalog HERE


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If you need anything while I'm gone, contact ...

Dave Hanson (Sales Manager)
844-722-3832 Ext 1
Dave@RonSuttonRaceTechnology.com

Susan Kinnicutt (Office Manger)
844-722-3832 Ext 3 (Only while I'm gone)
Susan@RonSuttonRaceTechnology.com

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:23 am 
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Location: Folsom, California
Car Year & Model: 70 Ford Mustang Fastback
Competing in: Track Car & Occasional NASA TTU races
Front Clip/Suspension: GT Track-Warrior
Rear Clip/Suspension: GT Track-Warrior
Engine: Track-Warrior 3 LS7 700 HP
Trans: PPG Sequential Shift T56 6-Speed
Brakes: StopTech 14” ST60/ST40
Owner: Greg Weld
Builder: Randy Chastain – One Off Customs

This dyno sheet is Greg's engine. It is our "Track Warrior 3 LS7".
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You can see a detailed list of all the internal components in our catalog HERE.

Three things should stand out ...
1. The build components are almost overkill for "only" 700hp. That's to increase longevity.
2. The ARE dry sump is simply the best dry sump & best protection for the engine in a car with high G's.
3. The power curve is relatively "linear" which makes these engines easier to drive fast.

A few other notes:
A. The "dead on" dyno at Scoggin-Dickey shows 707hp. It will make 8-11 more horsepower once we we change the oil from Driven BR break-in Oil to Driven LS oil.
B. We did NOT dyno the engine with step headers. If we did the top end power would be the same, but the power band from 2500 to 6000 would show higher & even flatter.
C. Greg's headers are the RSRT "tuned" Step Headers ... 1-3/4" to 1-7/8" to 2.0" and will have that additional power from 2500 to 6000 & be even more linear.
D. This same engine with the very basic, single stage GM OEM LS7 dry sump makes about 15 less HP.
E. The happy window power curve on this particular Track-Warrior engine is 2500-7500rpm on track.

The Front end, hood & doors mount this week. Powertrain next week. Still on track to track test June 28th. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:49 am 
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Location: Folsom, California
Car Year & Model: 70 Ford Mustang Fastback
Competing in: Track Car & Occasional NASA TTU races
Front Clip/Suspension: GT Track-Warrior
Rear Clip/Suspension: GT Track-Warrior
Engine: Track-Warrior 3 LS7 700 HP
Trans: PPG Sequential Shift T56 6-Speed
Brakes: StopTech 14” ST60/ST40
Owner: Greg Weld
Builder: Randy Chastain – One-Off Customs

I'm back from my 10-day family vacation in Yosemite. While the awesome crew at SDPC Raceshop & my EFI Guru Scott Clark were wrapping up the LS7 engine ... Randy Chastain at One-Off Customs made a LOT of progress on the car. See photos below!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:17 pm 
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Quick Contest !

First 3 people to accurately list what the 6 items are in the photo, get a free RSRT T-shirt.
* Shipped free anywhere in the 48 continental US states.
** Contest ends June 15th, or when we have 3 winners, which ever comes first.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:27 pm 
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Car Year & Model: 70 Ford Mustang Fastback
Competing in: Track Car & Occasional NASA TTU races
Front Clip/Suspension: GT Track-Warrior
Rear Clip/Suspension: GT Track-Warrior
Engine: Track-Warrior 3 LS7 700 HP
Trans: PPG Sequential Shift T56 6-Speed
Brakes: StopTech 14” ST60/ST40
Owner: Greg Weld
Builder: Randy Chastain – One-Off Customs

More progess = more photos ! We're on track with this car for initial testing in 20 days !!!

Steel wheel tubs

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Dash with Autometer Digital Dash system, including data acquisition.

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Front end, hood & doors mock up for fitment
* Reminder: This 70 Fastback is widened 6". 3" per side. Greenhouse (Roof) is factory width.

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Tilt & Telescoping collapsible safety steering column.

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Here are the StopTech Brakes optimized by Ron Sutton

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:05 pm 
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Location: Folsom, California
Car Year & Model: 70 Ford Mustang Fastback
Competing in: Track Car & Occasional NASA TTU races
Front Clip/Suspension: GT Track-Warrior
Rear Clip/Suspension: GT Track-Warrior
Engine: Track-Warrior 3 LS7 700 HP
Trans: PPG Sequential Shift T56 6-Speed
Brakes: StopTech 14” ST60/ST40
Owner: Greg Weld
Builder: Randy Chastain – One Off Customs

More updates & photos ...
Most of the stuff is straight out of our "Build-Your-Own Track-Car Catalog" HERE

The RSRT Track-Warrior 3 LS7 built by SDPC Race Shop - Details HERE

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PPG Sequential T56 6-speed Trans, built by Joe Dederichs - Details HERE

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QuarterMaster Optimum RR Clutch with 2 "Rally" Discs for easier take off - Details HERE

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A shot today before Body was removed ... to get an idea of tire width & track width.
Wheels are 18x13 Forgeline GZ3R. 10" backspacing in front.
This is a "Zero Scrub" car. Turns like a mutha in the tight corners.

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Good look at the wheels, Track-Star hubs & StopTech Trophy brakes Optimized by Ron Sutton

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Front End mount photos

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Door Hinges

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With Body Removed to finish the door X-brace bars

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Car is Super low to ground, as you can see.
In fairness, this fella is 6' 1" / Actual roof height is 47"

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:37 pm 
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Howdy everyone!

Our client Ron Ver Mulm installed one of our GT Decoupled 3-Links in his autocross car recently & used his GoPro to capture the first runs. After watching the video, it was easy for me to know the rebound valving & spring rate are spot on, but his application needs stiffer compression valving & a taller, softer & more progressive bump stop. He ran his fastest runs ever with our new GT Decoupled 3-Link, over his conventional 3-link. After we change the compression valving & bump stop, he'll most likely shave another .3-.4 off his lap times.

For those not in the know ... the decoupled 3-link is the highest grip, fastest rear suspension available period. The shock version won so many Trans Am races back in the day, they outlawed it. (You can run our TA version legally in Trans Am, which uses poly bushings & no shock.)

We utilize this "shock controlled" decoupled 3-Link rear suspension in all of our GT Track-Warrior cars featured in this thread.
* Greg Weld's 70 Mustang
* Mark Milliron's 69 Torino
* Scott Pomeroy's 68 Chevelle
* Robert Taylor's 47 REO Speedwagon Truck
* Many others

Got questions? Want one for your autocross or track car?
Contact Dave at 844-722-3832 Ext 3
Or email, Dave@RonSuttonRaceTechnology.com


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:19 am 
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The Ron Sutton Total Car Building Workshop in Columbus is ONLY 2 WEEKS away.

Tickets available
HERE

This workshop covers the Entire Car Build ... not just suspension. I'm going to show you how to build winning cars that work awesome from bumper to bumper ... car body, brakes, engine, trans, diff, aero & much more will be covered. More details in attached brochure pages.

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For more information about the Workshops, contact Susan Kinnicutt
Susan@RonSuttonRaceTechnology.com

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