Central WA Baja

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Re: Central WA Baja

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:08 pm

Ho-kay!!! Looks almost perfect, sounds almost perfect and it talks to ya but (only one "T").... ya got some klinkity-ckankity noises that get in the way of the perfect presentation. :roll: :D

Honestly Daron, you have done such a great job that anyone would be proud own or to have built it themselves. A tip of the hat in your direction
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Re: Central WA Baja

Post by CrustyNuts » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:57 pm

I second Lee's compliments. Amazing. And yes it sounds super racy.

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Post by CentralWAbaja » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:29 pm

As the saying goes.....they are never really done. :lol:
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Parts collecting has begun :shock:

JG210302 it's all your fault :lol:
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Post by Leatherneck » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:35 pm

They are never done, no kidding.

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Re: Central WA Baja

Post by BajaBug222 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:26 pm

Sweet. Your going all out again

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Post by CentralWAbaja » Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:11 pm

BajaBug222 wrote:
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:26 pm
Sweet. Your going all out again
No... all out would be 934's and full vented rotors, 2" hollows ect. This will just be a solid upgrade once combined with new arms and spindles. These are just big stub 930's and 4 piston King Kong fronts.
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Re: Central WA Baja

Post by BajaBug222 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:39 pm

Lol sorry baby steps

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Re: Central WA Baja

Post by jg210302 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:44 am

Oh boy!!! Looking good man! I am still sourcing stuff, the list just keeps growing... What size master cylinder are you using for the 4 piston all of the way around? I am thinking of doing a dual with a balance bar?

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Post by CentralWAbaja » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:05 pm

I have a 3/4 in there now and will see how it does with this change as I have 2 piston up front right now and a little smaller 4 piston out back. For sure do a dual with a balance bar I like the adjust ability as I am still dialing in what I have.
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Re: Central WA Baja

Post by CentralWAbaja » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:01 pm

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Daytime pic at the Night Run



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My youngest finally got to go for a ride and since he waited so long I just let him drive



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The dunes were fun.......




Right up until they weren't
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The Queen decided she had had enough and she ended my vacation with a compression fracture of my L-1 vertebrae and 2 compressed disks.
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Re: Central WA Baja

Post by petew » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:11 am

:( Oh man...

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Post by no1clyde » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:11 am

That does not look good at all :cry:

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Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:16 am

I hate to tell you this but your getting old! :roll: :lol:

That does sound painful, is the prognosis for full recovery good? I'm getting to the stage where, even though I don't push it nearly as hard as you do, where something like that is a worry.

Hurry up and heal but take the advice of your Vet and heal correctly.

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Post by CentralWAbaja » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:17 am

I will be fine, went to see a specialist yesterday at the UW and they say no surgery required.... at least at this time. Back brace for the next 3 months probably. See them again in 6-weeks.

The car was making a fair amount of noise in the clutch or trans area and I was like "F-it" lets run her till she breaks....She had other ideas :lol: She was like "Yeah lets see how you like that idea" :lol:

Probably a couple things to learn in the seat and harness department. If you look at the pic of Luke driving you can see the shoulder harnesses going through the back of the seat slots. This is too low for me and I normally..... "NORMALLY" run them over the seat. I had moved them down for my buddy to drive the car and knowing I was going to let Luke have a turn I left them there. That "MAY" have contributed to the injury. I also have a bit of an issue with my seat that I will be addressing as well. When I am able to work on the car I will begin a full tear down and prep as well as some upgrades. I will report back then.
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Re: Central WA Baja

Post by dustymojave » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:57 pm

Lap belt should hold you down in the seat. Shoulder harnesses should hold you back against the seat back. The shoulders should NEVER hold you DOWN as that is likely to cause the sort of compressive fracture of the spine you're feeling now. Crotch belt (IT IS NOT an "anti-submarine belt") should hold the lap belt in place so the shoulder straps do NOT pull the lap belt up into your belly.

A compressive fracture here suggests that you hit hard pushing your butt down into the seat, then came back up into the shoulder belts. If they're over the seat shoulders, and mounted high enough in relation to the seat, there should be no problem. But with the belts through the slots and too low for your shoulders, then when you came back up you pushed against the shoulder belts and that is when the fracture happened. Your lap belt may not have been tight enough and let you come up more than you should have.

The trophy truck and Class 1 guys have decided that suspension seats are "dangerous" because they let your body move in relation to the belts. So of course, on sites like RDC, suspension seats are getting a thorough tongue lashing. But then not everybody else has 40"+ tires with sidewalls to flex + 28-36" of wheel travel to cushion their butt. Solid seats like the TT guys are using these days will break your back from direct impact in a VW-based offroad car. Just like using old school fiberglass buckets back in the 60s.
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