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Old 10-27-2020, 05:04 PM   #151
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Old 10-27-2020, 05:50 PM   #152
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huh. Thought the xmember was supposed to mount the other way round.
I believe you're correct. Saw a few pics with it mounted this way on Insta, but its the other way around on his website. I'll have my buddy flip it around before he finishes the exhaust
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Old 10-28-2020, 10:01 AM   #153
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Old 10-30-2020, 04:12 PM   #154
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Thinking I got lucky and found a buddy who is heading my way with an empty trailer on Sunday. I wasn't planning on having my car back in my possession until ~thanksgiving, so I'm pretty excited
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Old 10-30-2020, 09:08 PM   #155
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Thinking I got lucky and found a buddy who is heading my way with an empty trailer on Sunday. I wasn't planning on having my car back in my possession until ~thanksgiving, so I'm pretty excited
Thatís awesome news! Are you going to be able to drive it before winter?
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Old 10-31-2020, 11:46 AM   #156
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Thatís awesome news! Are you going to be able to drive it before winter?
Hoping I can, it still needs a few things to be road legal and comfortable. Headlights, wipers, HVAC, taillights. I'm hoping to pull a full harness from a junkyard car this weekend
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Old 10-31-2020, 12:56 PM   #157
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On that topic, what should I do for a basic chassis re-wire? I'll admit now that I was a dumbass who wanted rAcEKoR when I started this, and pulled most of the wiring. Now, I want something I can cruise in with my girlfriend.

Looking through old TB posts, it looks like Painless Wiring has a universal chassis kit. The thread is from 2006, is there any other comapny to look for now?
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Old 10-31-2020, 01:21 PM   #158
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I think you would be best served by getting factory harnesses to match your dash.
Rather than re-inventing the wheel.

Did you keep any of the parts you pulled?
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Old 10-31-2020, 01:23 PM   #159
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I think you would be best served by getting factory harnesses to match your dash.
Rather than re-inventing the wheel.

Did you keep any of the parts you pulled?
Yeah, they're at my shop. The headlight and taillight harness are in place, the under-dash stuff is out
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Old 11-02-2020, 12:12 PM   #160
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Alright! My 242 has officially landed. I got super lucky that my buddy had an empty trailer coming out this way. I drove it off the trailer and into the shop, under its own power for the first time in my ownership. I'm pretty excited.

It still needs a bunch of work to be street legal and comfortable. I need a bunch of interior pieces, headlights/taillights, install all my suspension pieces, registration/insurance, etc.
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Old 11-06-2020, 04:56 PM   #161
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Got a good deal on this CORE shifter for the AR5. I was expecting it to be used, but it was brand new.



Unfortunately, my friend who built this cover didn't think of having to swap out the shifter, so I'll have to cut it up
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Old 11-14-2020, 02:08 PM   #162
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Heres where we are as of 11/13:



Messy bay.

Derek (Vol242vo) scored me some mint quad square headlight bezels since mine went missing at some point. I found a good set of 5-panel taillights on FB to replace the beat up ones on the car.

Ordered a Sparco Sprint and Kaplhenke seat brackets. Only ordered one seat, if I don't like it it'll be the passenger seat.

Thats about it for now. Still a long ways to go.
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Old 11-14-2020, 09:54 PM   #163
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Exhaust is being fabricated right now. 2.25" downpipes to 2.5" all the way back, over axle.

The STS Machining crossmember fits an AR5 for anyone curious. I think it'll need a few spaces on the mount to get the driveshaft angles right
Great minds think alike !!!I also did my exhaust just like yours, just that I had to add a second catalitic converter to diminish the emissions . Here it is , https://youtu.be/b-so6-vJ4bE
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Old 11-14-2020, 10:45 PM   #164
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Looking good. Looks like you have the same issue as me with the intake. I pushed the radiator forward to deal with it a bit. It was a bit of work but I gained about 2". It looks like your radiator rides kinda high though.

Why such a small exhaust pipe?

On the wiring, Painless is still a good way to go.
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Old 11-14-2020, 11:32 PM   #165
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Looking good. Looks like you have the same issue as me with the intake. I pushed the radiator forward to deal with it a bit. It was a bit of work but I gained about 2". It looks like your radiator rides kinda high though.

Why such a small exhaust pipe?

On the wiring, Painless is still a good way to go.
I'm not sure why my radiator is still high, I cut the feet off and did everything recommended . But the engine got moved back a bit and I ordered a 45deg intake pipe, so I think it'll be okay now. Close, but okay.

2.25" downpipes to 2.5" up to resonator, then 3" back. I didn't go bigger because I didn't think the 4.8 needed it. I believe factory is 2.75".

I think I'm going to grab the painless 12 circuit universal kit. I was thinking about doing my own headlight/taillight harness, but by the time I get all the wires, connectors and bus bars it'll be as much as a painless kit. Wiring just makes me nervous
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Close is cool, a miss is a good as a mile as they say. Seems like everything fits a little differently in everyone's cars for some reason. My intake wouldn't clear the hood at that angle, probably because of my intake manifold setup.

I missed the 3" part of the exhaust.

Don't sweat the wiring, you got this if you have decent tools and a grip on what needs to be done. It's just a bit tedious.
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Close is cool, a miss is a good as a mile as they say. Seems like everything fits a little differently in everyone's cars for some reason. My intake wouldn't clear the hood at that angle, probably because of my intake manifold setup.

I missed the 3" part of the exhaust.

Don't sweat the wiring, you got this if you have decent tools and a grip on what needs to be done. It's just a bit tedious.
When I originally installed the engine, I had the STS mounts so that the engine was all the way forward. Big mistake on my part, so it got pushed back a bit. I think everything will be okay now.

Wiring just worries me, but I think I have a grip on it.

I'll look back through your thread, I was up to date on it a while back but haven't caught up again!
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Old 11-15-2020, 09:11 PM   #168
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Score! 5x108 Epsilon Southern Ways. 15x7 et20. Not the best specs but factory 5x108 so Iím happy
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Old 11-16-2020, 07:39 PM   #169
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Sparco Sprint arrived in the mail today. Its snug, but I only grabbed one for now. I'm thinking of getting a Sparco EVO from Kaplhenke for the driver side in the future
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Old 11-16-2020, 09:45 PM   #170
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Epsilon’s and a Sparco Sprint seat...officially a race car! Those wheels are going to look so good on the 242!
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Old 11-17-2020, 11:53 AM   #171
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Epsilonís and a Sparco Sprint seat...officially a race car! Those wheels are going to look so good on the 242!
I'm excited to get them on. I wish they were 16s but I'll take what I can get at this point.

The Sparco is a little "hot boy"-ish but I've always wanted a car with a bucket seat so here we are!
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Old 11-21-2020, 06:39 PM   #172
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Sad looking car... I threw a spare coffin hood grill I had from my brown 242 on just so it didn't look as haggard. Got a few small things done today, mostly organized my new shop space.



Noticed the Lokar throttle cable adjuster was broken. Annoying.



Received the intake pipe this week, fitment is good overall. It'll need to be shortened and have the IAT bung welded in, looking for someone locally who can help with that.

Installed the Kaplhenke seat bracket and Sparco Sprint. Not sure if its correct, since a part of the slider was interfering in some positions.



Stole the slider assembly from these beat up 242 seats



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The spring seen near the hole on the right is preventing it from sitting flush, even with the provided washers. Maybe I need to source newer slider assemblies, which is no big deal.



I will need to adjust it some more, but I really like it. Next, ordering carpet. I was planning on using OEM carpet, but I learned that the repro carpets don't have holes pre-cut and that may work for me better since my shifter position has changed, and I don't need all the factory holes. Still debating the two, I've heard the repro carpets are PITAs to install/remove

Not much else to report on it. Picked up some new tools for myself (Snap On ratchets and breaker bar, Milwaukee 1/2 impact) and am heading to Walla Walla next weekend to clear out my old shop space. I still have some tools and stuff there.
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Hit me up for that IAT bung welding
I can also roll a new bead on the intake tube once you shorten it.

I also have some late model sliders I’ll give you as well.
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Old 11-21-2020, 08:32 PM   #174
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Hit me up for that IAT bung welding
I can also roll a new bead on the intake tube once you shorten it.

I also have some late model sliders Iíll give you as well.
Awesome! Iíll order a bung and chop the tube. I could bring the door cards down too
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Old 11-21-2020, 08:44 PM   #175
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Looks good Patrick, nice progress.
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