Presentation on theme: "Faron has completed more work on his car for the 06 season and it provides a good lesson in sprint car anatomy. Shown here is the hood scoop, torsion bars."— Presentation transcript:
Faron has completed more work on his car for the 06 season and it provides a good lesson in sprint car anatomy. Shown here is the hood scoop, torsion bars and shock assembly.
This left front shot shows a better view of the torsion arm, shock assembly and dish in nose.
Here you can see the steering arm, nerf bar, radius rod to the rear end and part of the drivers cockpit.
This is a left side view of the motor (minus exhaust headers, at the moment they will be installed soon).
Looking inside the cockpit, you can see the 5-point Simpson Racing harness that protects the driver in the event of a crash. It is somewhat similar to the seatbelt in your daily driver with some modifications for the higher speeds that sprint cars run at. Also visible is the lever that is used to put the car into gear as it is push started and heading for the track.
This angle shows the aerial panel, tail fuel tank and rear torsion arm.
From the back (which is where every race car driver prefers to have his car be seen from) you can see the rear torsion arms and stops, and the shock assemblies. If you look closely you can see the inboard brake rotor. Douger and Nic
From the right front side the radiator, radius arms (that locate the front axle) and oil lines can be seen.
The radiator and oil lines are more clearly shown in this picture.
Looking at the right side, the nerf bar, radius rod to the rear end can be seen. Faron
From this angle the tachometer and the water temperature gauge that the car is equipped with can be seen. Water temperature is something that needs to be watched very closely when running at high speeds.
Race car drivers and the guys that put the decals on their cars like to cut up and have fun when they get the chance. This picture is a good example. (Decals by Chris Branstetter of Branstetter Lettering from Sedalia, MO).
The wing (that helps to keep the rear end planted on the track), headers and some of the graphics are now in place.
This brake line runs to the only caliper present on the front end of the car.
This view from the left side with all of the body panels in place show how tight things are around the driver. There isnt much room to move around after hes suited up and strapped in. This is an important safety feature.
Heres a close up of the graphics. The exhaust header is also visible here.
The car is almost completely assembled now. The push bar that protects the tail fuel tank when it is being push started and the car number are about all thats left. It serves the same purpose that steel bumpers on older passenger vehicles do.
Now were getting to the cosmetics! Chris has started on the graphics. This is a close up shot of the logo for Farons name on the left side of the hood.
The 12c is on the wing with some of the sponsors including Als Welding, Phillips Auto Electric and ACCKC.
The nose wing helps to hold the front end of the car down (sometimes) and carries the TCI logo on the left side this year.
Grouchs Motorsports takes up the real estate on the right side. Faron is taking it easy in the background.
Sponsors riding on the right side of the top wing this year are Cranker & Sons Sandblasting (owned by father and pit crew member Douga.k.a. Douger), Branstetter Lettering and ACCKC.
Heres a close up of the ACCKC logo. 2006 marks our second year on the track with Faron Crank Racing.
And a close up of Farons number on the right front side of the top wing…
This wide shot of Farons car was taken after the graphics and sponsor decals were finished.