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Thinking about adding a five link rear suspension. Is there any major differences between the Greenwood an Guldstrand style.
is the Greenwood 5-link still available?? you can pick up some performance with a 5.5" reverse starter clutch setup......also do you have a full (out to the frame horns) roll cage?
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I think most of the Greenwood parts can be made? There was a thread on cf :WTF about this in 2005. It is still there, but I am not sure if it's the real thing though? I do have a 10 point roll cage, but it ends at the centerline of the front suspension (regulations) The cage also crosses in font of the block in stead of a spreader bar. I will do some modifications on the roll cage this winter, to ease entry/exit and increase torsional rigidity and visability. The Engine will be stroked to 415 cid and be EFi'ed.
If you know anyone I want to sell the car in my avatar (the third of three Owens-Corning built cars) it won the 50th anniversary race at the AVUS in Berlin (1971-1972), also won six vintage races overall at Road America in Wisconsin...I also have an 18* head 414" motor I would like to sell (I need to be legal with a 427" BB if I don`t sell the car)....Brodix/Weldtech heads, JE pistons, Callies crank, Dart little M block, T&D shaft rockers and the list goes on...it only has two hours on it.....trouble is they won`t let me race it anymore. I also have a 23* 406" for cheap...if you know anyone looking to win races.
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Turtlevette: I've been in the garage the photos will be ready tomorrow. Note I have the Verdi pump mounted on the right hand side "you probably knew" like the Trans Am Cars. I hade to make a notch in the frame. The pump is made in Sweden, and gives much better crankcase vacum than the rest...

Funny looking Atom by the way!
it may be an old pic but with that breather on the valve cover you are defeating the purpose of a hi vacuum oil pump....the valve covers should be sealed and only the tank should be vented.
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There is a one way safety valve under the filter! opens if you get positive pressure. Luckily it has only happend once. Melted down a piston due to a loose sparkpug.:smack
It appears you have all the bases covered (as we say over here), while I am not a fan of the wing I love the rest of the car...the only improvements I can think of would be a stronger T-101A or SR1 face tooth engagement straight cut gear transmission and a smaller (maybe carbon fiber) clutch with a reverse drive starter...
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I knew Steve Goldin's Greenwood Daytona (blue/green)was running an xtrctor type.
I don't think DeLorenzo's (green/green) originally ran that hood/extractor setup. It's running an aluminum Donovan BB now at Mike Mulcahy's.
Both great cars.
Delorenzos green-green?? that car was rebuilt and owned by George Krass of Chicago.....Delorenzo never drove or owned it.
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Howard sometimes I swear you are looking for an arguement. I said DeLorenzo period. I intimated nothing but am simply identifying the car and trying to make it easy to differentiat the two green cars.
I have no doubt that no one on this board has near your racing knowledge or experience but you can be a bit gregarious. Good thing we love ya.


no, what you said was "Delorenzos green green" and thats not what it is....I know exactly where there is a pic of that car the way it ran way back when. and I will find it JUST FOR YOU MY FRIEND!!...you`ve seen it on another site, in a race car thread...post #55, and I would bet thats Bill Morrisons son Brian AKA "BJM" playing in the passenger compartment...........redvetracr
 

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Sorry don't know the weight. There is a car on ebay now "said" to be running a Gregg Picket widebody in Kevlar at 62 or 64 #, hard to believe. Redvette would know about the OwensCorning bodies.
The Greenwood bodies are lightweight fiberglass shells, front and rear clips, doors, etc. most from American Custom Industries.
This car comes in at 2564# with BB.
The Owens-Corning cars started out with factory bodies to the best of my knowledge. While weight was a factor I don`t think anyone was as fanatical as they were in IMSA. Another question would be the weight of the tub (floor/firewall)...thats where all the weight is. My body is 2/3 thickness made out of fiberglass and it`s pretty lightweight, front end with radiator air box #77, old L-88 hood #24 (new hood a little lighter), rear clip w/mounting brace #57 and the decklid weights #7...stock stuff is thicker, has lots of bracing and weights a ton......
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