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    Save the Viper Keep up with the quot Jones s quot

    The only way I was going to keep up with the "Jones's", (AKA AZ) with my ACR was to mod it heavily and beat it to death, so I decided to finish an old track car project to preserve the Viper. Basically, it is a 56 Corvette body (stop laughing until you hear the rest) on a sophisticated, high-travel/low-roll fabricated suspension, 515 inch all aluminum BBC moved back 14 inches, 335/18 and 345/18 tires/wheels, big StopTechs. lots of aero mods and carbon fiber, and hopefully weighing in at 2600# dry. I am replacing my current IRS with a Detroit Speed DecaLink (for strength) and Larry's Engine and Marine (known for his offshore BBC race motors) is building a stout BBC: big bore/short stroke aluminum Brodix (4.6 bore/3.875 stroke), Calles crank and rods, 13:1 JE's, Comp Cams solid roller, TD shaft rockers, Daily billet dry sump, and a Hogan fabricated sequential injection intake system. Shane Tecklenburg is integrating the MoTec ECU (computer, sensors, injectors, harness, tune) and AZ convinced me to add a stand-alone BMW ABS system which will provide inputs to the MoTec for traction control, if I decide to go that way. The clutch is a Tilton triple-disk carbon assembly and I have a TKO 600 extreme built by American Speed (rated for 950 ft/lbs) with a .82 fifth gear. Should be a ball.

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    2000 Viper GTS (sold), 2016 Viper ACR-E
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    That is a very cool project. Great compromise!!!
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    Nice to see that car come together, especially with such a top quality build!
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    Badass! Can't wait to see the finished project and hear how you like it on track!

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    That's gonna be nasty!
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    A few parts starting to roll in.

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    2000 Viper GTS (sold), 2016 Viper ACR-E
    Drivers: 2011 Z06/Z07, 62 Corvette, 2015 Camaro 1LE SS
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    I knew your engine builder, Larry, forty years ago when we drag raced boats on the Colorado river. A very nice guy and great engine builder. Wow I suddenly feel old.
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    Motor progress.

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    2000 Viper GTS (sold), 2016 Viper ACR-E
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    Who says you can't put a 12 inch wheel with a 335 on the front of an old C-1 Corvette? Wheels came in today - Forgeline GA-3Rs, 18X12 front, 18X12.5 rear.

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    335 and 345 Hoosier R-7s mounted on Forgeline 12 and 12.5 inch wheels.

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    2000 Viper GTS (sold), 2016 Viper ACR-E
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    Just needs the harness and a dyno run....

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    Badass Pappy! I didn't even know you were doing this thread until today! When is the dyno?
    2013 9.0, 2016 ACR, 1996 GTS, 2001 RT/10, 2003 SRT/10, 2019 AMG GTR (incoming) '05 Ford GT

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    The harness for the Motec ECU was finished and shipped last Thursday. Shane T. is doing the tune. We might be able to get the motor on the dyno this week. In the meantime I am finishing the install of the Detroit Speed multi-link rear suspension (Decalink) - that will complete the suspension.

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    2000 Viper GTS (sold), 2016 Viper ACR-E
    Drivers: 2011 Z06/Z07, 62 Corvette, 2015 Camaro 1LE SS
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    So what are we talking here, 2700 lbs, 750whp? That's the feeling I get! hehe. Next time I see your wife I need to remind her to up your life insurance
    2013 9.0, 2016 ACR, 1996 GTS, 2001 RT/10, 2003 SRT/10, 2019 AMG GTR (incoming) '05 Ford GT

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    I love the color of the Forgelines, what color do they call that?
    2013 9.0, 2016 ACR, 1996 GTS, 2001 RT/10, 2003 SRT/10, 2019 AMG GTR (incoming) '05 Ford GT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona Vipers View Post
    I love the color of the Forgelines, what color do they call that?
    Satin Gunmetal. I talked to Forgeline about "titanium", but they told me that rubber sticks to that coating, and that the satin gunmetal was more forgiving and easier to clean. We'll see what the motor makes, but should be around 850 at the crank, so 750 whp is possible. It is a big bore (4.6 "), short stroke (3.875") 515 C.I. 13:1 race gas motor with a big road race solid roller and sequential injection on a Motec, so it should make good power for a NA motor. As for weight, with all the changes (aluminum motor, light weight Tilton clutch assembly, and probably a heavier rear suspension set-up) I've kind-of lost the bubble. I'm hoping for 26-2700 lbs dry, but 2800 would not surprise me.
    2000 Viper GTS (sold), 2016 Viper ACR-E
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