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Discussion in 'Ranchero Pics' started by airford1, May 29, 2014.

  1. airford1

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    Some people are just over the top. I just made 2 of these for the front of the Ranchero.
     
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    Fiberglass headlight doors/trim? What dided I win'd if aye gaut it write?
     
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    Its a headlight bezel with a block out, but why? Lighter weight?
     
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    And Your Dog is looking for that tennis ball...
     
  5. airford1

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    A free ride down the track if you can fit in the drivers seat.
     
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    That dog has 100s of tennis balls.
     
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    I ain't sittin' in your lap. Uh, uh. No bleepin' way. Aint gonna happen. That's my final answer...
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    No restriction just wanted to have lights for night racing.
     
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    I know that the doors are next, or lexan side windows.
     
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    You could shave off another 2 pounds by driving barefoot! :D
     
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    I always was wowed by the sincerely serious racers who would completely strip down a car and acid dip the body and doors.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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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