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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoover View Post
    we're going to put toyos slicks to the test, they have always been generous and I couldn't believe that they have a set of proto-slicks that are our size.

    If all works, we can probably get a good deal!!!!
    Good. Because $1700 for a weekend's set of Hoosiers is gonna drive me to drink!

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    answering an email question:

    "wow, Hoover, that's awesome! How much does it cost to build a race car and what's it worth at the end?"

    it's extremely expensive, even with us doing the work. We could be working on something that generates revenue instead, but part of building a brand is marketing it.

    unless I have to, i don't see at any point that I will sell the car. Heck, I've had it in storage for over 2 years and serveral people made offers on it, I declined all. Also, two other Nobles I own are stored. I will probably build one more race car and rent it out. If things go the way we plan them to; we become a bigger race car shop, car mfg.(origin sports cars) and race car team (Team TH, this will happen now). I'd like to open a much larger shop, move our engine shop into the same facility with a showroom and ultimately display the race car, a NEW Noble etc.. as part of Noble History. Yup, the Storm Trooper has never had an engine installed into it, and that's worth something to me.

    Further more, to address a recent post in the owner's forum, we have something planned for the Noble in the near future, which means we must continue to develop parts. I know my car is going to break down and one thing that we are working on is the spindle and manifolds. We already have a proto-type that's tested at 800hp of ground pounding racing. It's perfect!!!
    Our ecu harness is just waiting for a motor to be installed into a chassis and wires terminated. I never planned to rely on the MBE. When any of our cars finally fry the ecu, it's time for an upgrade.


    Hmmmmm...."what's it worth at the end?" That's an easy answer, PRICELESS!!!!!!!!

    You guys wake up in the morning and own these incredible cars, life must be good!!!! It's that simple!!!!
    Last edited by Hoover; 02-04-12 at 11:56 PM.
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    It's definitely an expensive hobby. One thing I learned early on....Don't add up the bills after they've been paid! But I gotta tell ya, there's no greater rush. Pushing our cars 10/10ths to where they really, really shine is hard to describe. It's the best!

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    i don't add up my parts/material invoices or all the time cards the techs. turn into me.

    being able to go out to the track, race a car and own this awesome machine is truly a blessing. How many people would love to be in your place, driving such a cool car and just living a grand life?!!!

    I'm taking a 100k car and turning it into a race car for all to see and if it breaks, I'll just fix it.

    Every pic. I take is just an incredible adventure and memory for me and my family. There's nothing like taking a moment out of your day and going for a drive and living life!!!

    I can hardly sleep nowadays!!!!
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    cams, cams, cams....where are my cams!!!!?

    it's ok, we have yet another boat load of parts to order tomorrow and I'm sure that will all keep us busy.

    aero parts have all returned from powder coating and prepping for the door bars, Dukes of Hazard style.
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    new suspension on the way!!!!!
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    billet plenum completed today!!! I didn't get any pics.
    this one has a few tricks to it that we need to test. I hope we just didn't flush a bunch of machining down the toilet!!!!

    will grab some pics. this week.
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    Monday,
    We're
    Stripping the interior and Wednesday starting the cage work.

    My shift to drive to SoCal in a little while. Im getting some sleep in the back of the truck!!!
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    Sure are.....
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    now I can't sleep!!!!
    time to go out in SoCal and find something to do!!!!
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