I finally got everything running good enough to go for a drive up and down the driveway. No go. Thinking maybe the brakes were rusted up (they were), I gave it a bit of gas and the 315s in back barked. The front wheels are pretty hard into the tie rod ends. The rears are also a little closer than I like. It’s looking like I need to move up to bolt-on 1 1/4" spacers all around.
Several years ago I picked up a set of '99 Corvette Grand Sport wheels for $250. The tires are 275/40-17 front and 315/35-17 rear.
Cal Customs 75832 1" wheel spacers all around
Moser 8070 Wheel Studs on the rear
Moser 8010 Wheel Studs on the front, but I had to have a machine shop install them.
The flares are trailer fenders welded in place. The Jag fenders were cut to match the curve of the flares - cut small and work your way out. We ended up welding a lot of air to fill in some gaps. I cut slots in the inner fender to wedge the flares into. It’s welded inside and out. The rear door had to be cut around the flare. I bought the flares at different times and used what was available. It’s crap can racing, so I’m not too picky about them matching. If I were to do it again, I would use the rounded ones both front and rear. The rear inner fender seams were hammered flat.
We (try to) race in the 24 Hours of Lemons. The engine is a 500cid Cadillac.
- Note - edited with the correct front wheel stud part number. Always keep your receipts kiddos!