01-19-2014 Race Preparation Begins

Category: Quantum Two
Published: Thursday, 04 June 2015 13:24
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I finally got the garage (mostly) cleared out and started working on the race preparation of the Quantum 2. It has been a long time coming but if I want to have it ready for shakedown at theĀ first VSCCA event of the year in Pocono (April 12th & 13th), I have to get cracking.

Pocono is a good place for the car to go for a its first vintage racing event.

So that's the goal.

11 Weeks to Go

Keep in mind, this is NOT a restoration

I am doing a mechanical refurbishment with specific modifications to meet vintage racing legality. The goal is to maintain the car's "as found" and "as last raced" appearance.

So where do I start?

I start with the things that I might need another set of hands with. In this case, the roll bar.
Dad is happy to help, but he leaves for the mountain house in a few weeks. My window of opportunity is relatively small.
The roll bar will start as a single long piece that is a bit of a bear to manage alone.
First things first. Yank the old one!
The original roll bar is held in by bolts going through double-halves of muffler clamps.
As it turns out, this is apropo...
Because the original roll bar is made out of exhaust tubing!
My goal is to mimic the profile of the original, so there's my template.