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why not buy a set of fiberglass replica bumpers? they are only $2000 a set
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why not buy a set of fiberglass replica bumpers? they are only $2000 a set
I have to admit you've managed to provide both a question and the answer in your post.
Pull molds off your bumpers and build a set out of fiberglass or CF - a little time consuming, but not that expensive. I am finishing up a CF hood and removable top - should shave about 50# total.
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Front and rear bumper kits $650 ($450+$250).
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Front and rear bumper kits $650 ($450+$250).
By the time you built molds and then the finished part, you could not do them any cheaper than that! There website description of the front bumper also has some interesting info about finishes.

rtj - new math? LOL

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Front and rear bumper kits $650 ($450+$250).
By the time you built molds and then the finished part, you could not do them any cheaper than that! There website description of the front bumper also has some interesting info about finishes.

rtj - new math? LOL
No fat fingers on the iPhone. It was supposed to be $200 not $250. I added the (faulty) math later.

Yeah, agreed molds take material and time. Not to mention fumes inhaled vs $650.
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Front and rear bumper kits $650 ($450+$250).
By the time you built molds and then the finished part, you could not do them any cheaper than that! There website description of the front bumper also has some interesting info about finishes.

rtj - new math? LOL
No fat fingers on the iPhone. It was supposed to be $200 not $250. I added the (faulty) math later.

Yeah, agreed molds take material and time. Not to mention fumes inhaled vs $650.



You just have to have the right kind of alien blood. I've been sucking up fiberglass fumes and dust for over 50 years, wash my hands with acetone, been exposed to large doses of ionized and non-ionized radiation flying hi-powered radar-equipped fighters for almost 40 years, and lived through a year of Agent Orange exposure, all largely without visible effect at age 73. As Tom Cruise says in the new Top Gun Maverick movie trailer, "This sh...t is probably going to kill me, but not today." I'm more concerned about a concrete wall in turn 4 at 170 mph. LOL

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I currently have a Fluidamper brand harmonic damper on my engine. I have the 7.25" unit, but looking at the Fluidamper website I see they sell a 6.25" unit that is four pounds lighter. I can't justify the purchase price for just a 4# reduction, but I might just keep my eyes open in case I see a decent priced used one somewhere.
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Thatís a sizable drop in weight.

With Nascar bringing in new cars soon, maybe lots of old lightweight stuff starts showing up. Iím hoping the old transmissions are plentiful. Probably wonít be though.
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Okay, 2022 looks like they change cars. I was sort of digging around for what to expect and saw lightweight bell housings on eBay, etc. stumbled onto this.


Probably expensive but still much cheaper than all new. It is long and I kind of skipped ahead a lot, but was interesting.


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One guy built one on a drag racing forum and got good results in a c3 corvette. Unfortunately he seems to have deleted his build thread.
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This is kind of interesting, just one of many on YouTube. I like his dry ice trick. Seems better than a heat gun and scraper.


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I did more searches on eBay for nascar: dry sump, carbon fiber, and brakes. There are some interesting finds.
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I did more searches on eBay for nascar: dry sump, carbon fiber, and brakes. There are some interesting finds.
I'll take a look on ebay. I'd be darn amused if I could find some lightweight stuff that might work on my old antique.
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Soon to be obsolete. If the economy crashes, I wonder what price these used ones will run.

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I don’t know if the volume available will be big enough to notice.
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why not buy a set of fiberglass replica bumpers? they are only $2000 a set
I have to admit you've managed to provide both a question and the answer in your post.

happy to help you fund your project if your willing to sell me your set of J-56 insulated pistons.....
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I donít know if the volume available will be big enough to notice.

I believe these are in the $6500 range, the trick will be finding one with suitable gear ratios, in 2005 Leonard Long helped me find a rebuilt T-101 with a Long rail shifter (the absolute best) and my choice of gear ratios, I think I paid $2500 delivered, when I sold my car two years ago the trans/shifter was one of the items I knew they wouldn`t use and tried to buy back...no luck
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why not buy a set of fiberglass replica bumpers? they are only $2000 a set
I have to admit you've managed to provide both a question and the answer in your post.

happy to help you fund your project if your willing to sell me your set of J-56 insulated pistons.....
I suspect your interest is only on flipping them, but feel free to PM an offer. Given our "history", I don't think either of us is worried about hurting the other's feelings regarding the offer or the reply.
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why not buy a set of fiberglass replica bumpers? they are only $2000 a set
I have to admit you've managed to provide both a question and the answer in your post.

happy to help you fund your project if your willing to sell me your set of J-56 insulated pistons.....
I suspect your interest is only on flipping them, but feel free to PM an offer. Given our "history", I don't think either of us is worried about hurting the other's feelings regarding the offer or the reply.

my race car has been gone for two years and I have the itch, I want to put this (link below) back together as was originally raced (last pic), I have the castings but no pistons, how`s $400 for the set of 16?

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why not buy a set of fiberglass replica bumpers? they are only $2000 a set
I have to admit you've managed to provide both a question and the answer in your post.

happy to help you fund your project if your willing to sell me your set of J-56 insulated pistons.....
I suspect your interest is only on flipping them, but feel free to PM an offer. Given our "history", I don't think either of us is worried about hurting the other's feelings regarding the offer or the reply.

my race car has been gone for two years and I have the itch, I want to put this (link below) back together as was originally raced (last pic), I have the castings but no pistons, how`s $400 for the set of 16?

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I'll pass. Thanks.
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I currently have a Fluidamper brand harmonic damper on my engine. I have the 7.25" unit, but looking at the Fluidamper website I see they sell a 6.25" unit that is four pounds lighter. I can't justify the purchase price for just a 4# reduction, but I might just keep my eyes open in case I see a decent priced used one somewhere.
I had a weak moment and said hell with it, and bought the lighter Fluidamper (roughly 9# versus the bigger 13# piece that I had on the car for years). The only downside so far to the casual observer is a possible increase in parallax error when timing the engine.
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