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cobramatt last won the day on November 2 2015

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  1. Mike, If its body work and aero thats really my department, If its engine or drivetrain thats Johns department. He and I make a great team but please dont think that I just point my finger and John takes care of everything. We both have been busy on other things and havent been able to work on my stuff lately. I was able to continue the DTM style box flares on the Z this past weekend. I think when this is done it is going to be an incredible aero package.
  2. Just an update shot of what Im doing with the car. Since I widened the body 4" (2" on either side), The IMSA flares are not working. I fabricated another flare that I thought was going to work until I built the new side skirts that house the side pipes. They also add aero and extend under the car where only the tunnel is exposed. This really cleans up the underside incredibly, its great to not have to have exhaust in the way. The new side skirts ended up being a little wider than my new flare extensions so Ive gone back and mocked up with aluminum what I am going to need to make out of f
  3. None yet....... Just still shaking things down and doing fitment and set up. Slow process and with everything else going on I dont get to spend a lot of time on it right now. Doing some radical things with the body panels...........
  4. Old track, you (185lb ballast) on board, 2:01 was fairly quick for a 45 year old Datsun. I'm guessing that when we get it ironed out this year and visit VIR's new pavement, no passenger, new car. I'm guessing 1:57 or better if the conditions are right. (My personal goal is to break 1:56) As you well know thats quick for any car. This past year in my race on the new pavement I was doing 2:00 flat race pace in the ST2 Vette and the SU Daytona Prototypes were at 1:53 race pace. As usual when I'm up your way we will get together
  5. I am the VP of Operations for MTI Racing and we do our own machine work, engine building, composites work, etc.... I mainly work with Corvettes and GM platform stuff and one of my biggest competitors is LG Motorsports. I have nothing against them as they run a tight ship and we have mutual respect for one another. I (MTI RACING) offer an incredible carbon fiber 3 demensional wing ($4,000) but it is too large for my Datsun. It is made for my World Challenge Corvette. If it would fit thats what I would have. There is no better wing on the market. The one I use and have mounted on my car is
  6. When designing the new front clip we did it then. I actually didnt think about how the panels I was having made were going to be whacked at that point. We made it work and in honesty this car has never been about beauty, even thought I always think of her as one the best looking Z's. It's always been about the function of the car. The answer to your question is that the added length is in the front clip. Thank you for your post.........
  7. Cary, I'll have it on the scales tomorrow hopefully if not within a few weeks. I'm dying to know what our weight is now as well. I've attached a few more build photos. 1. Notice the new front clip geometry. We tied it into the old chromolly frame rails we had added in the past for chassis strength. 2. Take note of how far back against the fire wall and how much lower we were able to mount the engine. cg should be greatly improved. 3. I designed the new front clip to have a quick release plate to make it where if I hit something, like a wall, It should give at this point and
  8. Some spy shots of the new MTI Racing GTZ racecar........(she's been out of comission for 16 months now) new carbon fiber wide body new MTI built LS7 427 race engine w/ more hp (650rwhp) new 102 throttle body and 102 LSX fast intake new V5 race cam new ARE drysump and Razor pump new tube frame front clip new upper and lower control arm Howe suspension new MTI Machine custom CNC hats and AP Racing brake caliper brackets new adjustable Bilstein coil overs new Howe spindles and hubs new side pipes and custom headers new PPG dogring T56 transmission We widened the cars
  9. Until I get her wrapped again, She's definitely white.......
  10. Keith, I enjoyed the day and I'm here to tell you that you were probably one of the top 5 fastest amateur drivers on track. You dont learn that in a WalMart parking lot. Your car finally has brakes.........WOW what a difference that makes. You allowed me to Coach you, not so much instruct you and that is what I enjoy. You have the car control skills, it just takes someone who can encourage and push you closer to the edge without going over. You did great and I look forward to many more sessions. The smoother you are with the least amount of input........The faster you can go
  11. Just some new shots from the last outing. Much to do on sorting the car out on track. Much to much to enter it into a race at this point. Will keep you posted.
  12. Lets make sure we have back up pads and I'm sure your fluid is of new high quality. You can buy a Long-acre concave mirror that will solve all your problems. I have an old style 5 panel Wink mirror Ill give you if you need one. You would just have to fab some brackets. My car will be at Z Nationals for sure. It wont be running as it is way too loud. I will be competing, HOPEFULLY, this coming week at Road Atlanta in the NASA National Championships. The car is coming along nicely and here are some secret spy shots. Really done some new and exciting things up front by laying the radi
  13. Progress on the rebuild.......... Custom headers made and I am going to box in side pipes to get the heat out from under the car better and therre is no room in the tunnel. The new T56 tranny is bigger than the TKO600. This was the best option. I might go back and splice in a burns muffler but I just want to hear it on track like this first.
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