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Re: Vintage Racer Build

Post by ST3Racer » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:01 am

Say bye bye to the old chassis. I got everything off this one. It served well thru thick and thin for 50 years. Off to scrap. There was really nothing left to work with - it was truly scrap.

In it's heyday.
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heyday for the '69 chassis
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on the way to recycle
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'69 124 Spider 2L ex EP racer, ex Volumex NASA ST3 Racecar - retired
'69 rebodied with '79 backdated chassis as '72 DP 1.8L Vintage Racer
'74 124 Abarth Stradale Replica
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Re: Vintage Racer Build

Post by friedman » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:45 am

Always a sorry sight but it was an honorable track warrior. Did you put it on a barge and set the whole thing on fire as a good Viking funeral?
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Re: Vintage Racer Build

Post by ST3Racer » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:16 pm

If I could have, I would have, as a fit ending to a car that never served on the streets, but served well on the track.

I took it to a place that takes scrap metal in a truly HUGE way. I pulled in, backed the trailer up to a very large crane/crawler, and watched them pick it up with an equally large magnet. Gone is less than 60 seconds.....

I got $14 for it!
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Parker, Colorado
'69 124 Spider 2L ex EP racer, ex Volumex NASA ST3 Racecar - retired
'69 rebodied with '79 backdated chassis as '72 DP 1.8L Vintage Racer
'74 124 Abarth Stradale Replica
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Re: Vintage Racer Build

Post by friedman » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:58 am

I got $25 for the totally stripped ITC X1/9 I took to the recycle center...it paid for lunch for me an my buddy who trailered it there. In Virginia you need the title and have to fill out lots of forms before they will take cars....took me longer than applying for title and tags for a new car.
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Re: Vintage Racer Build

Post by ST3Racer » Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:14 am

Miraistis,
I have been busy, with cooler temperatures allowing for longer shop days. Here is progress on the new Vintage racer:
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build progress, assembly
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trunk, fuel cell, wiring
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cockpit, systems, dash
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Most of the assembly for mechanicals, and wiring are finished, and tested. Next is backdating on the front end (from '79 to '72), and final bodywork.

I hope to get on track yet this season for testing at the State Patrol Track in Golden. I know the officer that runs the track. He was a customer of mine. Free track time on their (our, as I pay taxes in Colorado...) 1.4 mile road course.
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Parker, Colorado
'69 124 Spider 2L ex EP racer, ex Volumex NASA ST3 Racecar - retired
'69 rebodied with '79 backdated chassis as '72 DP 1.8L Vintage Racer
'74 124 Abarth Stradale Replica
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Re: Vintage Racer Build

Post by ST3Racer » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:49 am

More build progress. Like Randy Beeken, I converted the later front to the older style Park/Turn light buckets - thanks for the pictures Randy. Also, I cut in the Abarth vents on the front. I used the front valence from A/R, and did the rest with cutting, hammering, dollying.
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front end before 1979 chassis
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1973 backdated front on the Vintage Racer
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I have also completed the wiring, and extensions to the doghouse for all plumbing and wiring. Drivetrain goes in soon.
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doghouse detail
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I fixed the rear axle offset by adjusting the tri-link wishbone, and swapped in different springs, which is covered in my other thread on the rear suspension.
Bill McMahan
Parker, Colorado
'69 124 Spider 2L ex EP racer, ex Volumex NASA ST3 Racecar - retired
'69 rebodied with '79 backdated chassis as '72 DP 1.8L Vintage Racer
'74 124 Abarth Stradale Replica
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Re: Vintage Racer Build

Post by ST3Racer » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:29 pm

More progress. Sadly, I don't think the weather will allow getting this out on track this year for a proper shakedown. Maybe if the weather cooperates. The drivetrain goes in this week.
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panels ON
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front backdated
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The backdating is complete, and only the passenger door needs bodywork from an old collision with a Camaro...
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'69 124 Spider 2L ex EP racer, ex Volumex NASA ST3 Racecar - retired
'69 rebodied with '79 backdated chassis as '72 DP 1.8L Vintage Racer
'74 124 Abarth Stradale Replica
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Re: Vintage Racer Build

Post by SimcaBertone66 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:13 pm

Very nice … good luck and have fun testing !
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Re: Vintage Racer Build

Post by ST3Racer » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:47 pm

Joe,
We can't control the weather, but maybe it will see some testing time yet this year. If not, it will be ready for a full race season next Spring!

The Drivetrain goes in starting Today. I still have to get two fuel lines made up from the FPR to the carbies. Also I have one oil cooler line that is giving me fits to fit, as it has a -12AN check valve - very tight up front. The -12AN check valve was felt to be necessary, as the port on a smaller size is tiny, and proper flow with minimal pressure loss is essential in the oil cooler circuit. The check valve is necessary with the Accusump. The old racer, with the modified Baucom front air dam, allowed that check valve line to run forward of the stock front valance. Not so in Vintage.
Bill McMahan
Parker, Colorado
'69 124 Spider 2L ex EP racer, ex Volumex NASA ST3 Racecar - retired
'69 rebodied with '79 backdated chassis as '72 DP 1.8L Vintage Racer
'74 124 Abarth Stradale Replica
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Re: Vintage Racer Build

Post by engineerted » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:30 pm

Dam it!! Check valve? i have not used a check valve for the past 10 years. Now i have to go look a little more carefully at my setup. I believe i am relying on the anti drain back valve in the filter?
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