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thanks wolfman, the real props go out to all those who helped, online or in person, everyone who made this possible. i couldn't have done it on my own, being fabdicapped and all

with some real dyno tuning this should be even more fun!
05-14-2011 09:27 PM
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(05-14-2011 09:27 PM)Coupe' de Tat Wrote:  thanks wolfman, the real props go out to all those who helped, online or in person, everyone who made this possible. i couldn't have done it on my own, being fabdicapped and all

with some real dyno tuning this should be even more fun!

Your images say otherwise Smile

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05-14-2011 10:35 PM
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no welder, no machine tools. i have to depend on others, and it took me two months to find someone who could read a god damn drawing and cut and weld the stuff together... the crude shaping of parts by using forms and sandpaper isn't exactly what i call productive use of my time and i don't think can be counted as 'fabrication'.
05-15-2011 07:50 AM
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Looking great, that exhaust is excellently ultra-stealth and yet speaks just the right language.

Have you pulled the plugs yet for a peek? They should already have a story to tell...

You got it done, that's what's important.

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05-15-2011 08:31 AM
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i only drove it up to the skeet range and back, no racing nor WOT until i have some real clues where i am at on the AFR
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05-15-2011 12:08 PM
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Very nice, not much more to say! Time for the fun to begin.
05-16-2011 05:03 PM
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fun indeed, trying to behave while driving it is sometimes a challenge.

"with great power comes great responsibility" yeah no shit? very easy to attract negative attention in this car now, oops... been tailed twice in it already!
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05-25-2011 09:52 AM
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yes, this really is the URL.
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05-31-2011 11:24 PM
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OK now that's very good. Big Grin

May I reiterate once again my advice to pause, pull the plugs and have a good look, and run a compression check.

New engine is new, stop any unseen mischief before it starts...

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06-01-2011 01:02 AM
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no racing or turning up the boost nor long trips until i switch out this waterpump, it burped out a pint of coolant onto the dyno floor from the weep hole. car is back in the driveway for now but not disassembled. i also heard this fuel pump will run out of volume somewhere around 250bhp, so if i don't want to kiss my own ass goodbye i'd better swap it for an 044 (and get a high energy coil) before i get any ideas about hooking up that boost controller.

i can already tell from two things i see what those plugs are gonna say, car drinks like a fish and there's soot on the tail pipe. let's just hope all 4 of 'em look the same. it's time for an oil change and to also peer under the valve cover and make sure the cam isn't cutting any nonrotating buckets. the missing timing light has also been located, awesome pirate
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06-01-2011 02:28 AM
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ugh 15mpg. i was expecting? at first i was like Big Grin and then i was like Facepalm.

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06-02-2011 11:58 AM
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freeway trip fared a bit better!! 22+mpg over ~250 miles of ordinary freeway driving, not too bad. i bet if i "tried" and tuned for mileage i could get more but that's not really what we are after here, now is it... ? fuel tank refilled with pump gas, so by now it's probably only 25% race fuel. still no hint of knock and still running no MBC/controller, actuator is yielding ~12psi.

i caught it while happening finally!!! water leak turns out to be a t-bolt clamp needing just a little more love from the wrench, let's see if that makes it happy.

race track inspection passes tech except for 'fuel lines 6 inches forward of flywheel axis' but inspecting tech said since the OEM hardline for the return is in place he can pass it (OEM route is OK per rules). i did not have the heart to tell him the original lines were only made of plastic.
06-25-2011 10:14 PM
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Excellent, should get better as the engine breaks in, does take a little while.

Glad it's going so smooth on the fresh build, much worse things have happened... Smile

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06-25-2011 10:27 PM
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the only reason this thing is still in one piece is because of the voices of reason and the writing on the wall, neither of which happen to be mine... many thanks for putting up with me as i simultaneously cut my knuckles and my teeth.
06-25-2011 10:49 PM
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most recent cool story, bro:

the window has been acting up in the drivers side door, so there was no real surprise when we found this after wennstromma helped me get it all apart. none of the missing wishbone nor red washer were found inside the door, leading us to believe the mechanism was assembled without them... /sushi eye roll
[Image: badreg10.jpg]

i have already started the JY hunt for a factory glass, nice (non-munched) tan door panel, and good regulator. until then i will temporarily use the existing regulator and some wishbone/clips scavenged from an unfortunate 740. JBweld to the rescue to fill the gaps??
07-13-2011 08:13 PM
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^Wow, thats a new one for me.

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07-13-2011 10:58 PM
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without the plastic "tuning fork", the metal rail for the window was acting like a saw on the peg.
07-13-2011 11:36 PM
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weld @ muffler shop and file down?
07-14-2011 11:58 AM
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(07-14-2011 11:58 AM)Coupe' de Tat Wrote:  weld @ muffler shop and file down?

Find a piece of axle (pin) that fits, remove old axle (grind away the backside), weld in new one (spot weld from backside).

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07-14-2011 12:47 PM
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lil more filing to do but this should work for a few months or so.
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07-14-2011 01:52 PM
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which side does the red washer go on?
07-16-2011 12:48 AM
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lulz. only i could take a car that is heavy and slow and manage to make it heavier and slower, best it would do at the track is a low 17. ugh!!! at least the trap speed is on, but a 3.5sec 60ft is not cutting it.


the window is out of the channel again, it worked for the night at least

passenger side strut is loose in the tube, some more driveway time for the car RAGE
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07-17-2011 10:35 AM
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nothing new to report here, still trying to borrow strut compressor from one of the locals. can anyone confirm what i need to tighten the top of the BillyHD back into the strut tube? let me guess, it's a special tool Bilstein included with the struts that the shop oh so conveniently failed to return to me.

edit: found out no special tools required so i should go out and attack it
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I think you should be able to get in there without a spring compressor

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thanks! yeah i found out i get to go buy a large pair of channellocks and a punch. i'm going to complete the ensemble with channellock oil filter remover pliers!Jackov
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