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AMB Racing 2017 Complete; A look at our car and Chief Wrench
Topic Started: May 16 2017, 05:41 PM (127 Views)
Chargincharlie6
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Greetings from AMB Racing. Just making it under the gun for the first race, all graphics are now complete and we are pleased to take you for a walk around of our new 64 Hemi Belvedere for the 2017 Season.
Your tour guide will be Titus LaFontaine, our crew chief. He is Chargin Charlie and AMB's adopted son, and has come along at an ever faster clip than Brutus.
Posted Image Hello. I'm Titus.

Posted Image I'm a Pitoxer, half boxer, half pit bull. We work hard around the shop but there is always time for a little play.

Here is the promised underneath shot of our car. We added a drive shaft safety hoop, front engine bracing and adjustable shocks in the front. We use leaves, weight jacks and adjust stagger and tire pressure in the rear, and many of the same things to adjust handling in the front. Up there we have torsion bar suspension which should help us on tighter dirt tracks, even with our big Hemi up there. This is based on heavy duty police parts as well as a front, extra heavy sway bar.
Posted Image We fashioned a 3" stainless steel exhast system with Hooker headers, and 3 1/2 inch real aluminum dumps cut to size with our Sears Craftsman rotary tool to send a good sound to the fans. The crossover pipe joining the two sides of our exhaust together helps the Hemi run smoothly.

Up front we have a Hemi orignally gone though by Maurice Petty that we cleaned took apart, spec'd and cleaned up. We run an 85O Holley Carb for good balance and also a Holly electric fuel pump through insulated line to keep things cooler.
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We sealed our low restriction air filter right to the cowl to make sure our Hemi is always geting big gulps of fresh air as it roars down the straightaways. As you can see, we have nice wide, 10" PPP Goodyear blue streak tires on Holman Moody wheels for the pavement. We get a nice big footprint but don't have our tires sticking out too far this way. I'll continue our tour in the next response.
AMB RACING Oshkosh, Wi.
You can do it, because you can!
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Chargincharlie6
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Continuing along, we didn't have all our sponsors and stickers on the car for the first race but we do now. We used Gofer decals for the contingencies, we find them to be of the highest quality, they stick well and are opaque. We hope you all can enjoy a nice Mr. Softee at the races this year!
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We used photoetched hoodpins this year, and super sized our fire suppression equipment with a genuine Moon turned aluminum tank from Arrowhead and Firebottle nozzles.
We also put in a brand new photoetched hardware harness and anchoring points for our harness with new photoetched buckles and belt keepers from detail master. Our electrical wiring is bulk from the old Radio Shack store.
The cage is a Nichels design, obtained from Petty's Garage and my dad Charlie and I updated it for safety with 4 side bars and gussets on the drivers side, extra bars on the passenger side and steel plating outside the cage on both sides. We also cut away the inner fenders and built full bracing and a safety cage around the engine.
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Posted Image My daddy painted and lettered our car. He was able to flare our front fenders a bit and we radiused all of them for clearance and so the fenders won't get pressed against the tires in a race in the event of a little contact. He used Testors one coat lacquer for the basic respray of the body and One-Shot signpainters paint. We are proud of our car and hope you will be able to see it it run up front at the the tracks this season! :))) We are also always happy to have you visit our shop!

Titus D. LaFontaine, Crew Chief AMB Racing
AMB RACING Oshkosh, Wi.
You can do it, because you can!
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IAracefan
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Thanks for the tour Titus, that is one sharp looking Mopar. I love all the small details, and the guy with the paint brush does outstanding hand lettering. Be sure to hang on to him.
fbr fbr :))) :)))
Kevin
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Throback
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Slick pipes there Dave! Looks like you have some cutouts to wake up,the neighbors! GREAT build!

As Always, your pal
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