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Viper Parts, numbers, bulbs, specs and info / Viper Gen 5 specs, ACR
« Last post by RTTTTed on February 10, 2019, 02:35:28 PM »
Alignment, spring rates, swaybar rates for 2017 Vipers
How-to section / Re: Rear Differential Mount Gusseting for HP
« Last post by RTTTTed on January 27, 2019, 07:08:14 PM »
Joel Fortin (like myself) has no problem overbuilding parts for his car so he made double outer gussets with a bolt access hole and drain hole.

When Joel went to a Ford 9" rear diff he sold me his gussetted diff and other misc parts since I'm still working a couple built Dana Super 44s.

If you look under my 900whp TT Street Viper you'll see this diff cover/rear mount which I installed Poly mounts into that mount, supplied by Ryan Hagen. 
How-to section / Rear Differential Mount Gusseting for HP
« Last post by RTTTTed on January 27, 2019, 06:33:23 PM »
I was advised that I should strengthen my rear differential mount at my higher hp level.  While thinking of how to weld cast aluminium to plate aluminium Joel came out of the water burnout and his differential bust both front and rear mounts!   Luckily he didn't have any other damage and no one hurt.  Also a huge bonus that it happened before racing down the quarter mile at speed.

Time to weld gussets to fill the airgaps of the rear mounting arms.  I cut small gussets out of 1/4" aluminium plate and ground the differential mount cleam and made nice tight fits.  Then I welded with a MIG (sire feed) welder.  There were some air bubbles and pits in the weld.  I installed some custom made aluminium bushings in place of the rubber ones then I painted the diff and installed it back into my car.  Busted the transmission again.  I got a deal on a 35 spline spool, diff stubs axles and Billet yoke so I pulled my current set up out of car to install the new spool with its Cryo polished gear set, Steel Mark Williams carrier caps, ARP stuuds and Billet yoke.  A slight improvement over what i already had.  But I decided to upgrade to prettier diff mount gussets because I'd purchased a TIG welder and needed the practice. 

How-to section / Little Dress Up Tip.
« Last post by RTTTTed on October 11, 2018, 10:16:54 AM »
Just a note that people don't all know about;

When tightening gear clamps on the rad hoses, the intake hoses and vacuum hoses most people just tighten them in the easiest position. 

Back in my Custom Car Show days one of the other guys showed me that if you position the gear and the loose strap on the bottom of the hose it really isn't much harder to tighten and with the gear pn the bottom (under the hose) the engine compartment looks much cleaner since all that shows of the gear clamp (or T bar clamp for us TT guys) is the shiny Stainless strap across the the hose!
A common problem with Gen 2 GTSs is the cabin exhaust vents getting knocked out of place.  When this happens the exhaust can enter the car when the window/s are open.

All that is necessary is to replace the vent in it's spot at the rear corners of the car's quarter panels.  The 4 vents are located 2 per side.  Pull the side carpet back and see if the vent panels are lined up properly with the rubber seals in a horizontal position.  It will normally be obvious if the vent panels are knocked out, they can't go far but they do move back from the car's body losing the seal and allowing exhaust to enter the cabin.

See picture below to see misalignment.

RT/10 & GTS Viper Discussions / Re: MY Roe GTS with Pics
« Last post by RTTTTed on October 07, 2018, 10:45:11 PM »
Went to Leduc with Joel to help him get in some drag runs and there was a few problems before we were booted off the track for going too fast.  9.3@160mph ....

One the way home from Joel's house two Deer attacked me and when I saw an opening I turned the wheel, hit a puddle, spun out and went into ditch where the car flipped onto the roof and Insurance wrote it off.

They did agree to pay me $58,000 + tax costs

Everything in and on my car was upgraded and new so although I have cheapo Gov oinsurance and they only pay a max of $5000 over stock value, I bought the car back to sell off the built engine, blower, big brakes, Tranzilla, axles, headers, stereo Big Brakes, etc etc
RT/10 & GTS Viper Discussions / Re: Front mount twin turbo all out build
« Last post by jtin on July 21, 2018, 07:41:07 PM »
Yes the car has had a few major changes. The engine and turbo system remain the same. 

As far as the drags go it went 8.7 @ 163 and 9.20@168.
Returned short after that and it went 10.0 @ 169 with bad O2 sensor missing out on the first 300 feet.
Recently went back out and ran 9.20@160 blowing tires at 100ft Mark and lifted a head on that pass. 

It’s currently being rebuilt and by mid August I’d like to run a clean pass from beginning to end.  Hoping for 8.50’s at 170 plus. See what happens.
Viper/Viper Truck Registry / Re: 2010 Final Edition answer
« Last post by RTTTTed on July 21, 2018, 03:57:04 PM »
I talked to Willowbrook Chrysler owner Doug Seal and he said Drew sold him his clone ACRX and got a ride.  He's a paid pro driver now!
RT/10 & GTS Viper Discussions / Re: 2001 GTS Door Window not attached
« Last post by RTTTTed on July 21, 2018, 03:54:18 PM »
Yes, the pin is attached to a bracket glued to the window glass.  The winder motor and track has a moving plastic bracket that the cables move up and down.  Mine has popped out in me a few times already.  The plastic fixture can be replaced although I'm not so sure of the window bracket.

There is a fancy 'C' clip that slides into the white plastic carrier that is part of the middle window track.  It hold the "stud" from the window to the carrier.  You can easily unbolt the 3 motor bolts and the two track bolts and pull it out of the door to look at it.  Don't forget to disconnect the electrical connector.

Bad motors is a bit of a problem I was told, but I haven't seen that. just the one window popping out of the carrier/shuttle on my 98 Hennessey. 
Viper/Viper Truck Registry / Re: Registry - Status Update
« Last post by RTTTTed on July 21, 2018, 01:26:47 PM »
I'm sending this to Trevor Cameron (site supporter) since he bought a Red Paxton supercharged SRT10 pickup to go with his Red SRT10 Viper.  He's in Alberta.
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