Discussion in 'Ranchero Pics' started by airford1, May 29, 2014.
Some people are just over the top. I just made 2 of these for the front of the Ranchero.
Fiberglass headlight doors/trim? What dided I win'd if aye gaut it write?
Its a headlight bezel with a block out, but why? Lighter weight?
And Your Dog is looking for that tennis ball...
A free ride down the track if you can fit in the drivers seat.
That dog has 100s of tennis balls.
I ain't sittin' in your lap. Uh, uh. No bleepin' way. Aint gonna happen. That's my final answer...
Nice work! Is there a restriction on the amount of actual glass you can have in the car for the track or just eliminating one of the lights?
That's what my wife said. BUT WHY? 2 bezels and 2 headlites with buckets was 6 pounds. New aluminum radiator saved 7 pounds, and chopping off some more metal was 4 more.
No restriction just wanted to have lights for night racing.
I know that the doors are next, or lexan side windows.
You could shave off another 2 pounds by driving barefoot!
I always was wowed by the sincerely serious racers who would completely strip down a car and acid dip the body and doors.
Just doing the 'cheese grater' drill on the interior panels is a huge amount of work for a tiny weight loss.
It is very easy to get to the point where adding HP get's VERY expensive. Makes trimming weight real attractive.
Good one.I'm running out of easy things and dont want to pull the heads and port them, but I would like to get 10.90 et with this big Ranchero.
Ford had that as one of their 'better' ideas in 1980 when they redesigned the Bronco, and hole-cut the frame to lighten it. One year only; care to guess why?
But the theory is that little changes (lighter weight, reduction of parasitic drag on engine, increases on power of engine) all add up, so only a timeslip tells you if what you've done was right, even if it's a .05 second decrease in your 60-foot time and a .1 second decrease in your run.
As far as the Bronco they should of added a roll cage and that would of solved the problem. Off roading and no frame stiffener is a path to the junk yard
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