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Old 08-04-2018, 05:04 PM   #126
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Won't release or won't engage? If it won't engage, try popping the bleeder on the clutch slave. If there isn't any free travel on the pedal, it could be holding pressure in the line.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:59 AM   #127
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Won't release. The line isn't holding pressure, we confirmed that. The Tilton release bearing is either hanging up on itself, or moving around on the bearing retainer somehow. The plan is to take the trans out tonight and investigate. I hope it didn't damage the pressure plate fingers, I really don't want to have to buy a clutch as well.
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Old 08-07-2018, 02:09 PM   #128
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That looks great! About to work on mine. Were they originally back or grey ? did you have to touchup the logo on warning lights? how?

congratulations on the Jalopnik article, how did they find you ?

ps if you ever find a driver 220 taillight body panel please keep me in mind, I need one for my 220

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Old 08-07-2018, 04:37 PM   #129
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That looks great! About to work on mine. Were they originally back or grey ? did you have to touchup the logo on warning lights? how?

congratulations on the Jalopnik article, how did they find you ?

ps if you ever find a driver 220 taillight body panel please keep me in mind, I need one for my 220
They were originally grey. I'm thrilled with how it turned out, and the SEM stuff was super easy to use. I did not touch up the warning light logo, I just used the best I could find out of my multiple cars.

Thanks! I emailed them a while back for project of the month. I sent them a follow-up email to touch base and tell them that I was doing the trip, it all went from there.

I'll look around, but what I have left is probably not going to be in awesome shape. Which panel do you need exactly?
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:03 PM   #130
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They were originally grey. I'm thrilled with how it turned out, and the SEM stuff was super easy to use. I did not touch up the warning light logo, I just used the best I could find out of my multiple cars.

Thanks! I emailed them a while back for project of the month. I sent them a follow-up email to touch base and tell them that I was doing the trip, it all went from there.

I'll look around, but what I have left is probably not going to be in awesome shape. Which panel do you need exactly?
Good to know on grey. Love SEM. Funny how the beveled section of the cluster you cant even see on the Amazon.

I watched some videos on restoring steering wheel plastics - looks pretty damn easy. Nothing like a nice feeling steering wheel.

keep up the great work.

basically the same thing you had to do on your passenger side but dont need as much toward the front of the car.



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Old 08-07-2018, 07:01 PM   #131
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Ah I gotcha, yeah no spares of those haha. I threw my bondo ridden one away for good.
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:30 AM   #132
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Well I got the trans back out of this thing. The release bearing is fine visually, but was sticking out probably 10mm when I removed it. I was able to free it up, but the piston will still hang in the housing if you don't press on the bearing race exactly square. As I said earlier this problem was caused by jacking the rear of the car up and letting it sit...so I don't know wtf I could do to change it. I'm skeptical about just throwing it back into the car, so I'm exploring other options. I've sent emails to both Tilton and McLeod about it, hopefully I come up with something soon, I want to drive this damn thing again.
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:58 AM   #133
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I went to peterpalooza in NJ this past weekend and Owen shot some sweet pictures:





The car is running great. I'm super happy with the power of the engine, the torque is plentiful and extremely useful. I can just punch it in 4th or 5th and it will pass traffic easily. Plus it's still super rowdy when you rev it. I do need to take the trans back out, I think my flywheel is a bit out of balance. Hopefully that and other small things can be addressed over the winter.

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Old 10-23-2018, 10:41 AM   #134
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Nice plates. Did you do the whole send-a-rubbing-of-the-chassis-number to Vermont and they send you plates & a title for next to nothing, sight unseen?
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Old 10-23-2018, 11:08 AM   #135
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No I just filled out the form online and they sent me plates sight unseen. It wasn't cheap though, you owe them 7% of NADA book value on tax. I'll be transferring to NC here soon.
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:38 PM   #136
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Looks so good and I bet it's just a hoot to drive.
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Old 10-23-2018, 03:14 PM   #137
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Thanks man, it's a blast! I'm honestly surprised at how well everything is working out. It's still a hooptie in a lot of ways but mechanically it's pretty good and proving to be reliable.
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Old 11-04-2018, 11:26 PM   #138
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So FINALLY. I took a video in this thing. It's loud, a little sketchy, lots of stuff rattles. But I love it:



I do at least have a dash pad and windshield trim in there now, so it's not quite as rough.
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Old 11-04-2018, 11:52 PM   #139
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Man! That looks like so much fun! I LOVE the slightly uneven sound of a five cylinder. What’s the redline on that?

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Old 11-05-2018, 01:52 AM   #140
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It sounds incredible!
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Old 11-05-2018, 10:46 AM   #141
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Thanks guys! I want to make it a little quieter but keep the same tone, it's pretty loud in there. Currently I'm running a Jegs brand chambered muffler and a small resonator from some aftermarket Honda Civic exhaust I had laying around. I think a higher quality muffler and a larger resonator will take care of it.

I was short shifting in this video, probably 5-6k max. I just last week purchased a tach for this thing The rev limiter is set at 7k though.
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Old 11-05-2018, 02:59 PM   #142
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So cool. Love it!
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:31 PM   #143
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Yep, that looks and sounds as fun as you'd think it'd be.
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:11 PM   #144
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It sounds amazing!
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:29 PM   #145
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What an incredible build, and the ITB's are awesome!
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Old 11-10-2018, 06:03 PM   #146
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Ok, now I really need to consider bike throttles for my B6304, if the 5-cyl sounds that good.
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:25 PM   #147
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Ok, now I really need to consider bike throttles for my B6304, if the 5-cyl sounds that good.
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:52 AM   #148
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That's a fantastic work, and the sound ... I' in love
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:57 PM   #149
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Nice car, great build and howi love that sound! Who needs a car stereo with a sound like that
I was just wondering why is the hood up a little on the back, clearance issue, ventilation of just the looks
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I'm in love with the sound of this car. The itbs really have been great. The stay synced and I haven't touched them since I left for my trip.

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I was just wondering why is the hood up a little on the back, clearance issue, ventilation of just the looks
Nah my hinges are just that bent I can't adjust it any lower.
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