Early Rod Run 2006
Lots of old cars and hot rods in Atwood, Kansas. This is a yearly event.
Devin SS Test run of Chassis
This is the LS1-powered Devin SS chassis my father and I have built over
the last few years of weekend work. Mind you, we have no prior experience
of building a car from scratch, so this is an entirely new experience for
us. The chassis is built out of .120" x 2" x 4" steel tubing, with .120" x
1" x 2" support bracing for engine and transmission. We think the chassis
as you see it here weighs about 1300 lbs, but we have no concrete
information other than estimating. Here's a breakdown of the parts:
Chassis is custom built by us. You can download a Google Sketch-up 3D model
of the chassis here that is 1:1 scale with key measurements, made by me.
[LINK coming soon]
Engine - 2000 Camaro
Transmission - 2000 Camaro T-56 6 spd
Driveshaft - custom made steel
IRS - 1983 Jaguar XKE, narrowed by a few inches on each side (I think it
was 5 inches per side), but we narrowed it too much and had to buy rear
wheel spacers, hubs re-drilled for 5 x 130mm lugs
IFS - Welder series "Mustang II" coil-over suspension kit
(Thank you Welder Series folks for an amazing product and great tech
Front Hubs - Mustang 2,
chevy single piston calipers, re-drilled hubs for 5 x 130mm lugs
Wheels - Porsche (something) 5 x 130mm
Radiator - Porsche 944 turbo (mid '80s I
guess), but this might change since ours has a leak and they are about $300
Gas tank - NHRA approved fuel cell. I think it's 18 gallons, give or take.
Fuel pump/regulator - Got it from Speedway
Break Master Cylinder - 95 Honda Accord 4 cyl
Clutch Master Cylinder - CNC-type master cylinder. 3/4" bore
For the slave cylinder, we used brake line to a 3 AN adapter, and put this
part into the slave cylinder after removing the roll pin
Including all components and materials, not including the body, I think
we're into the chassis about $4500. Doesn't include labor or blood lost
cutting ourselves on various sharp bits of metal or welder burns.
As I remember more, I'll add it to the description for as long as YouTube
will let me.
Right at the end of the video, we blew a fuel line up at the rail, thus
then panicked shut-down.