Assembling Parts – Close to Assembling a Racecar

By: Bob Goodson
August 4, 2020

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These are some important pieces to the puzzle so that we get the 1990 Ford Mustang 5.0 American Iron chassis back on the track.

The Sparco seat was a local purchase off of Facebook Marketplace.  Bonus is that it is legal without a back brace until 2023.  Woot!

Next we have the seat brackets.  I had some Summit bucks to burn so I bought them new. I’m impressed by the quality.  They are the Sparco brand and made out of aluminum.  Every ounce counts! 

Next up are the heads.  We took them to the machine shop to have them surfaced, spring pressures checked, seats inspected and new seals put in.  

The final piece to this post is the most important.  The membership that allows me to get licensed to compete on the track. The Covid 19 situation delayed the shipment of this as I bought this back when we went to Road Atlanta a few months back. 


Previous carried over balance – $660

Seat – $430

Seat Brackets – 132.95

Heads – purchased used – $400

Head Machining – 234.87

That brings us to a total of $1857.82


  1. Michael Yount

    Seat brackets – keep in mind that the seat is an integral part of keeping you safe working with harnesses and cage. So those brackets and the hardware you mount them with need to be up to the task of hanging on to you and the seat in the event of an impact.

    • Bob Goodson

      Yes sir. Grade 8.8 hardware or better.

      • Michael Yount

        For that application Bob, I’d want 10.9 or 12.9…

        • Bob Goodson

          10-4, copy that, roger wilco


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