DR10 1967 Mustang no prep build

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This is some bling.
 

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I got the Ecotek transmission case and a bag of Fast Eddie bearings today.

The bearings are the regular sealed bearing a and are always better than the factory ones that come with a kit.

The transmission is a thing of beauty. And with all metal gears and a carbon fiber motor plate it should be ready to put the power down.

Except It does not fit!

Now when you are dealing with three different manufacturers all building parts and not talking to each other thing happen.
So I have a Associated design that drag race concepts used to build there chassis kit after.

Ecotek is actually in competition with Drag Race Concepts but everyone is building off the DR10 platform. Everything fits the DR 10 but not everything fits each other.

I had to first remove some material in the chassis to get the trans to nest into the bolt cradle. Then there are shims to level out the mounting posts that hold the front of the trans.
Next I had to move the hole center rearward about 2 mm so all the bolts line up.
And a small countersink so it all snaps together after repairing the blue anodizing with a sharpie.

It is all going back together from here and it will be the real build with lock tight and grease in appropriate places
 

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It all fits together perfectly. I forgot the top body mounts are Intigy. That’s four manufacturers and it is all like solid and everything is lined up and tight.

A couple more parts next week and it should be rolling again.
 

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Couple little things tonight. I soldered in a 3 cell capacitor.
And I got a front suspension brace. It’s brass, not looking to weight the front but it’s not a bad place for it I guess.
 

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I got the lower control arms in and assembled the rear suspension. I did have to sand the anodizing off one side of a rear hub. Other than that it went together and moves very smooth.

Like a 60 mph Swiss watch.

I put it on my suspension plate with just the rear and it is nice and straight with about 2 deg of toe total.

And the front bellcranks are in. The alloy bell crank with that dog bone piece is hard to find.
Still waiting for parts to get the front end together.
 

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I had to do a late night in the shop. The capacitor for this is bigger than some battery packs. And the wires are short and thick so I really don’t have a lot of choice about it’s location. It’s more about how do I mount it.

There are two strap openings, but the forward location was to far forward. And the battery cables are kinda tight.

So I made a temporary servo mount. I need a piece of 3mm carbon fiber plate to cut a new one that’s one piece. This works fine actually.

I flipped the servo around and mounted in the location of the receiver and glitch buster.

I hate to raise my CG but the giant capacitor is doing that more than the parts location swap.

Sitting at 67/33 weight distribution and 5.25 pounds still have a couple things to finish.

Come on spring!!
 

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The final parts arrived today. On the one hand the build has been a blast. And I’m sad that it’s done. But I do have enough stuff left over to start on a back up car.

And really the fun is just beginning. Now I get to spend many weekend mornings doing test hits at regular places and looking for some races to pop up.

But until then I’ll just enjoy practicing and trying to make it go 2.5 seconds @ 55 mph. That s my goal.

The final parts are the lower control arms for the front as well as the C blocks.

I had to drill the front arms and fit the 1/8 inch pivot pins but they are nice a smooth now. Plus I used a trick from tuning air gun triggers. I used a piece of Lexan . A thin piece and punched a hole then cut out a washer. Now the suspension flops freely but has no play or slop. And dirt can’t get between the pieces.
 

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Oooo the temps are going up. I can almost smell the nitro in the air. Drag racing time is almost here.

I got the latest piece of my drag racing puzzle.
The traxxas start light.
Super simple, you push the button on top to start a yellow light blinking. When the yellow light stops blinking and is illuminated solid a timer begins . Some time between 2~6 seconds after the yellow goes solid the white light turns on. That’s it. That’s all you get for $35.00
The next best thing is a whole set up for 500 bucks.
Now I still need the Sky RC GPS unit. That will tell me my 132 foot and 60 foot times.

And I need an electric leaf blower. I actually need a new weed eater so I’m looking at a Dewalt combo for that.

I have some orange flat cones to set up a track after I use the leaf blower to clean the dust. No other track prep allowed.

I found a good spot that will be perfect until summer. Because it’s a boat ramp parking lot. No one uses it in fall winter or spring.

I used google earth to measure the track length with the parking lot paint. So quick set up make a couple passes and go home. Simple and easy to test and tune.
 

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Oooo the temps are going up. I can almost smell the nitro in the air. Drag racing time is almost here.

I got the latest piece of my drag racing puzzle.
The traxxas start light.
Super simple, you push the button on top to start a yellow light blinking. When the yellow light stops blinking and is illuminated solid a timer begins . Some time between 2~6 seconds after the yellow goes solid the white light turns on. That’s it. That’s all you get for $35.00
The next best thing is a whole set up for 500 bucks.
Now I still need the Sky RC GPS unit. That will tell me my 132 foot and 60 foot times.

And I need an electric leaf blower. I actually need a new weed eater so I’m looking at a Dewalt combo for that.

I have some orange flat cones to set up a track after I use the leaf blower to clean the dust. No other track prep allowed.

I found a good spot that will be perfect until summer. Because it’s a boat ramp parking lot. No one uses it in fall winter or spring.

I used google earth to measure the track length with the parking lot paint. So quick set up make a couple passes and go home. Simple and easy to test and tune.
That looks like a nice fresh drag strip. They are building a Dollar General right behind me. I hope the lot is big enough we can "borrow" part of it every now and then 😉
 
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