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Old 04-17-2018, 07:51 AM   #101
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I didn't think I could want this car more.

Dear God. That's beautiful.
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:31 AM   #102
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Thanks guys! The vision is finally starting to take shape.
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Old 04-22-2018, 05:14 PM   #103
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I finally got this thing rolling and steering and got it down to dad's shop for an alignment. I'm happy to report that everything came out good, I must have measured something right when I was blindly hacking up the suspension...





I wanted to keep the camber reasonable, this thing isn't a race car.

As of now I'm working on the ITB setup. Getting runners cut and fit, etc. They are ~2003 GSXR 1000 throttles, and the trumpets were supplied by DanSTEngineering. They make bolt up manifolds for the VW crowd to use this bike stuff, I've got one on my GTI as a matter of fact. No such luck here, so we'll make one up. The angle iron is just temporary to hold them together for fitting.



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Old 04-23-2018, 01:05 AM   #104
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Good lord that's going to sound so damn nice.
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:31 AM   #105
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Fingers crossed! Going for sounding good and looking cool
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:44 PM   #106
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Made a little more progress on the front brakes tonight. I'm making a 2 piece adapter to work for these things for now, and I finally got around to cutting out the second piece on the water jet. It still needs some trimming to work, but it should end up working out great.



My 16" wheels clear easily, and the stock steelies would probably clear with a little more spacer. I'm probably going to keep what I have and grind the calipers a little. It only needs a mm or 2 and it will be fine. Good enough for a spare at least.

These are now on the 740 turbo rotors, same as guys are running on the 240s with these calipers.









Check out the sweet spare tire! Sunfull brand...it was literally the cheapest most Chinese thing I could find. Came from pep boys off ebay, but it's almost exactly the same diameter as the primary tires are.



A little snug along the front edge.

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Old 04-25-2018, 01:36 PM   #107
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Nice! Coming along pretty quick.
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Old 04-26-2018, 07:24 AM   #108
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Thanks! I work on it literally every day, trying to have it running by June.
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Old 04-26-2018, 11:56 AM   #109
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Old 04-26-2018, 01:24 PM   #110
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Thanks! I work on it literally every day, trying to have it running by June.
Same boat! My deadline is May 10th so I can shake it down before IPD. Keep it up!
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Old 04-29-2018, 12:14 AM   #111
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Updates. Finished the front brakes. I've loaded the RX7 calipers with EBC greenstuff pads, and got some 3AN lines from Pegasus Racing to feed them. The adapters I made needed some minor changes but overall they were pretty good.





I've been working on the gauge cluster for a while now as well, I finally got it cleaned up and in the car. The SEM paint really turned out nice, I'm totally happy with how it looks.





I've got a tach I'm going to throw in there too, just gotta decide on the right spot. I might hack up the dash some more to put it opposite of the oil gauge.

Finished the intake manifold this week as well. I've still got to tie the throttle linkages together, but they're standing on their own for now. The fuel rail is quite tight, so I'll have to modify it to fit some.







I did run into a tight spot with the thermostat water neck. I was able to make an adapter to rotate it about 45 degrees, that was enough to get it to clear the intake.







I've still got to get some water temp sensors in there somewhere, but I'll worry about that later.
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Old 04-30-2018, 02:26 PM   #112
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Got the alternator installation started yesterday. I bought a sweet laser alignment tool from Dayco that made it super straight forward. It shoots a laser line onto a target to help you judge where the alignment is. The alternator itself is from a 98 Jeep Cherokee, it's the only thing I could find that would fit and had the same belt type as the stock crankshaft. Dayco also has a nifty belt length database on their website that allows you to search by length, so finding a belt was super simple.







I guess those two tabs will be ok? I thought about adding one on either side of the alternator flange but I'm not set on it yet. Now that I think of it I could just weld a collar across there and it would take a lot of the shear out of it, I'll have to do that. I have yet to make an upper bracket, so that will have to happen.

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Old 06-28-2018, 11:24 AM   #113
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I've been so damn busy lately I haven't had time to update this thing. I'll go into detail later, but for now here's some cliffnotes.

The car now runs and drives on MS3pro. I'm working towards my cross country road trip Saturday. You can follow along on Instagram if you like, I'm @stick70.
FINALLY I finished the pedals. I'm missing one line in this picture but here's what I ended up with:


Made an equal length header for this thing:


And finalized the rest of the engine bay. The ITBs seem to be working out really nicely.




Threw an exhaust on there:


And pulled it outside yesterday to get a windsheild put back in it:



I've still got a lot of tuning and work to do on the air suspension system but this car is going on this trip or I'm going to die trying.
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Old 06-28-2018, 11:43 AM   #114
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This makes me so happy. Looking great Kyle!
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Old 06-28-2018, 01:07 PM   #115
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Thanks!
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Old 07-21-2018, 08:08 PM   #116
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I just read about this over at Jalopnik. Nice build.
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:14 AM   #117
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Thanks man!
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:18 AM   #118
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Thoroughly enjoyed watching your cross country trek on IG. Seriously, my favorite thing of the last few months. Bravo on making it back safely!
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Old 07-23-2018, 02:00 PM   #119
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I just found you on social media and totally missed this thread until now

This is amazing work. Keep it up.
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:51 PM   #120
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Thanks guys! I've still got some stuff to sort out but it starts, runs, and drives fine. I need to mess with the clutch, it just feels strange. The brakes have a definite pull to the left even though everything is new. Needs more spark tuning for sure and I never even messed with Accel enrich, so theres improvement there to be had. I've got a driveshaft? vibration. I think from when I swapped that yoke, I'm going to get it rebalanced.

It's still a riot to drive. Its supposed to rain all week here, but I'll try and get a video up of it.
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:52 PM   #121
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The car and the trip were featured on Jalopnik for those that weren't able to follow along as it happened.

https://jalopnik.com/the-best-thing-...d-1-1827742589
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:57 PM   #122
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Also I'm not a fan of the 122 seat really. Mine are re-webbed with the correct stuff and I still am not comfortable on all day drives. That's going to have to be addressed.
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Old 07-24-2018, 11:25 AM   #123
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Have you replaced the foam? Combined with new straps, it makes a big difference.
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Old 07-24-2018, 11:39 AM   #124
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I haven't. The straps keep me from sagging to the floor but I wouldn't be surprised if the foam was sagging too, I mean they are original 1967.

When you're sitting in them your lower back is still too low IMO. The seat bar is still all up in your back.
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Old 08-03-2018, 01:44 PM   #125
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The car's down again.

So when we were in glacier I left the rear of the car jacked up for a couple of days to replace a blown air bag. Noticed when I got back in the car that the clutch was right at the top of the pedal, uncomfortably so.

The car had a vibration at ~65 mph the whole trip, so I took the driveshaft out to be re-balanced. I had swapped the yoke previously after destroying the original one. So again, car jacked up, on stands in the rear for a few days. Put the driveshaft back in it, and now...clutch won't release. Nothing. It's like the release bearing is sticking somehow. I'll have to take the trans out next week and investigate.
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