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    We had a bit of an accident wile installing our cage and cracked the windshield (outside panel only so thank god its still legal) but I would like to keep it from spreading.

    Any suggestions to stop it from running?

    Thanks,
    Dave
    Dave

  • #2
    Re: Windshield

    It MAY still be legal - it's really up to the PreTech folks . . . . Sorry, no suggestions though
    woodchips (Larry) Ice Racer 157.
    Sponsors-Tiremaster-Oshawa & Precision Tune-Brooklin

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    • #3
      Re: Windshield

      Originally posted by woodchips View Post
      It MAY still be legal - it's really up to the PreTech folks . . . . Sorry, no suggestions though
      It up to pretech to check if its thought both sides. I my case it is not, therefore it should pass tech.
      Dave

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      • #4
        Re: Windshield

        glass shops do something to stop cracks from speading... but i dont know how they do it.
        Josh Taylor
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        • #5
          Re: Windshield

          Originally posted by 98RACE View Post
          It up to pretech to check if its thought both sides. I my case it is not, therefore it should pass tech.
          Depends where the crack is located and how large it is and if it will spread to an 'illegal' location! Hopefully it will pass tech.
          Ice Race Guru a.k.a. Sharon
          FormerIce Race Director

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          • #6
            Re: Windshield

            Ahhrgh! Get out the nail polish and a vacuum pump!!!
            Ice Racing will always be a Black art! So ... In order to finish first, ... first you must Finish!

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            • #7
              Re: Windshield

              Originally posted by S.S.NITEMARE View Post
              Depends where the crack is located and how large it is and if it will spread to an 'illegal' location! Hopefully it will pass tech.

              Its on the passengers side not in the drivers viewing area and is smaller then other cracked windshields I have seen racing.
              But, I was hoping someone could offer a suggestion to stop it from spreading??

              I have read the drilling a small hole at the end of the crack and using one of the DIY bullseye kits at the drill point, will stop the crack from spreading. Anyone do this before?
              Last edited by 98RACE; 12-16-2008, 10:20 PM.
              Dave

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              • #8
                Re: Windshield

                that sounds pretty sketchy. I had a crack grow about 4" on me in 12 hours a couple weeks ago with temp changes. It's since been replaced but when looking into it I saw that many places claim that they can repair cracks up to 10" or so by injecting a resin. It's no substitute for replacement but sounds like it might be what you're after. I'd advise calling a few glass shops before you find yourself with a much larger crack! (Alright that's enough large crack talk)

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                • #9
                  Re: Windshield

                  I have attached a pic of the crack and out lined them in red. The larger crack is 10" or less and the smaller one is 3-4".

                  Sharon / any other tech guys, from this pic do you think it would have to be replaced?
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                  • #10
                    Re: Windshield

                    Never mind the cracks for now, what is surrounding it? Cage looks great, what's it in?????
                    woodchips (Larry) Ice Racer 157.
                    Sponsors-Tiremaster-Oshawa & Precision Tune-Brooklin

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                    • #11
                      Re: Windshield

                      Originally posted by woodchips View Post
                      Never mind the cracks for now, what is surrounding it? Cage looks great, what's it in?????
                      In the escort.

                      I was hoping to maybe take it out in studs but I need to find some 9" brakes from an 91-93 lx, so I can get 13s over them.

                      BTW: If anyone has 14" menards mounted on 4 x 100 bolt circle rims could I use them to test fit??

                      Dave
                      Dave

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                      • #12
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                        The concept of drilling a small hole should prevent it from getting larger, but I've never heard of anybody attempting it, and I'm not sure where in the rules it states the allowable size of windshield speed holes. BTW, cage looks beauty Dave. How long did the install end up taking you guys?
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                        • #13
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                          A small hole will last as long as the temp does not change + or - 10 degrees within hours ...
                          Ice Racing will always be a Black art! So ... In order to finish first, ... first you must Finish!

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by FatAndy181 View Post
                            The concept of drilling a small hole should prevent it from getting larger, but I've never heard of anybody attempting it, and I'm not sure where in the rules it states the allowable size of windshield speed holes. BTW, cage looks beauty Dave. How long did the install end up taking you guys?
                            Too long. lol

                            We dont want to risk not passing tech so new windshield goes in tommorow.
                            Dave

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                            • #15
                              Re: Windshield

                              Originally posted by Champ98 View Post
                              A small hole will last as long as the temp does not change + or - 10 degrees within hours ...
                              The hole would have been filled with THIS
                              Dave

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