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Old 03-18-2015, 11:09 PM   #101
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Woot. Got the clutch/transmission installed in a record time.
Its just a regular SACHs clutch nothing special.



This one's for you rednecks out there or if your like me and like cheap beer when working in the shop:



And a final shot of the transmission back into its home:




So, when I was installing the transmission, I came about a technique that cut the installation time in more than half (took about an hour from jacking the car up to lowering it back down) for the average DIY'r with no special transmission jack. There are some that will say this isn't safe or that was stupid but I wouldn't advise doing it if you are scrawny and cant lift weights. If you are comfortable and can lift then you will be ok.

I started with the car jacked up enough to slide under it. I then laid down feet first going under the front of the car. set the transmission bell housing on my chest and the tail shaft towards my feet (this would be much easier with a creeper but I don't have one) then I did the worm like movement in order to get right under the flywheel. I used my legs along with my arms to push upwards until the transmission was level and slid the input shaft right into the clutch hole just enough to get it started. Then you want to rotate the transmission so that the big hump on the bell housing is at the lower level of approximately 5 o'clock. this allows it to fully engage without hitting the tunnel. Then rotate it back up (counter clockwise) into correct position and its done. Put your bolts back in and crack that PBR that you bought with your budget money and tell yourself "hell yeah that was easy" and take a drank.

For those of you thinking that is a terrible way to do it, what if it falls on you, what if you lose grip etc. you are right. Don't do it my way, its unsafe. But I will continue it this way because it was easy and the M46 weighs nothing.
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:38 AM   #102
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PBR... nothing like a beer that says its name when you open it...

Good work.
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Old 03-19-2015, 05:48 PM   #103
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PBR... I guess everyone has their downfalls, right?
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:03 PM   #104
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Lol. Page one shows my downfalls.
I have a bottle if GTV for when I reach 300whp
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Old 03-19-2015, 11:52 PM   #105
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I always installed my transmissions that way. Works well.
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:07 PM   #106
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I always installed my transmissions that way. Works well.
With PBR?
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Old 03-20-2015, 01:03 PM   #107
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I like the motor trans package install.... but sometimes that doesnt work from up top... Although NChoy had a good plan with his 122 to not hurt the paint and that was to lift the car and set it on the motor/trans/xmember. That way its only 6 bolts to tighten while on your back (on a 122 of course).
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Old 03-23-2015, 07:06 PM   #108
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OK, so I don't have any new updates but i wanted to throw a few photos out there just to keep this thread alive.

So with budget in mind, I GhettoFabd' up a cold air intake. What ya think?:




Lol, you thought PBR was bad haha. But that was just a joke. That box would blow the welds on the intake.

A couple of fun shots with my phone:










I hope to have some more updates soon. I will be attempting to drive it this week sometime and see how it does with the new clutch. I have been working on some rear suspension ghettofab for better coilers. Once completed I will post for fun even though this thread was originally a +T thread…
Until then.
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Old 03-23-2015, 07:56 PM   #109
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Good stuff! I like it!
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:18 PM   #110
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Lol, you thought PBR was bad haha. But that was just a joke. That box would blow the welds on the intake.
I want to laugh, I really do, but I can't. We know you actually drank the Natty Light...


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Old 03-23-2015, 08:24 PM   #111
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Haha. Your'e right Dennis. I am drinkin it.
I only drink cheap beer in the garage though because I go through them so fast ghettofabin stuff.
When i'm done, I will relax to a Guinness or maybe an IPA.
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:31 PM   #112
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:48 PM   #113
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I really like this build! Excited to see what your doing for the rear suspension. Im in the middle of modding my trailing arms for coilovers too
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:58 PM   #114
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Slacker, everybody knows Coors 12packs yield the lowest intake temps
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:14 AM   #115
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But, only when the mountains are blue. When the mountains are in fact blue, intake air temps are as cold as the Rockies.
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:37 AM   #116
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But, only when the mountains are blue. When the mountains are in fact blue, intake air temps are as cold as the Rockies.
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:17 AM   #117
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OK, so I don't have any new updates but i wanted to throw a few photos out there just to keep this thread alive.

So with budget in mind, I GhettoFabd' up a cold air intake. What ya think?:




Lol, you thought PBR was bad haha. But that was just a joke. That box would blow the welds on the intake.

A couple of fun shots with my phone:










I hope to have some more updates soon. I will be attempting to drive it this week sometime and see how it does with the new clutch. I have been working on some rear suspension ghettofab for better coilers. Once completed I will post for fun even though this thread was originally a +T thread…
Until then.
Mr Brown, you have me looking for new pictures updates on a daily basis and got me thinking about welding and painting on my next project. keep up the great work.
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:54 PM   #118
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You didn't leave me anything to comment negatively on, so I guess I have to ask a real question. Any idea on what you'll be doing for engine management on this build?
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:32 PM   #119
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Just LH 2.4 with chips. I'm not very/computer savvy and I don't understand how to tune so this will be all for now.
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:42 PM   #120
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Just LH 2.4 with chips. I'm not very/computer savvy and I don't understand how to tune so this will be all for now.
I'm really tempted to stay this route with mine, but with the PNP microsquirt being so cheap it's really hard not to pick it up. I'm not capable of tuning mine either, but I would assume it's just as easy for someone to make maps for microsquirt. I'll just have to make you my guinea pig before pulling the trigger.
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Just LH 2.4 with chips. I'm not very/computer savvy and I don't understand how to tune so this will be all FOR NOW (laughs maniacally).
on a fixin kick today! ftfy!

lots of support on here for tuning and whatnot, so when you decide to plunge in, we got your back. linuxman51(i think) also offers e-mail tuning as well.
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:14 PM   #122
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I'm really tempted to stay this route with mine, but with the PNP microsquirt being so cheap it's really hard not to pick it up. I'm not capable of tuning mine either, but I would assume it's just as easy for someone to make maps for microsquirt. I'll just have to make you my guinea pig before pulling the trigger.
Well you cheap and my cheap may not be the same lol. I will definitely let you know how this goes. If I shred to 300whp will that be enough for you?

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on a fixin kick today! ftfy!

lots of support on here for tuning and whatnot, so when you decide to plunge in, we got your back. linuxman51(i think) also offers e-mail tuning as well.
Thank you for fixing that but I don't feel that its that easy getting people to have your back on here, so I am genuinely thanking you for making that statement.. MS was definitely on my mind since I hate extra items (MAF, CPS etc.) more crap that can fail IMO.
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Well you cheap and my cheap may not be the same lol. I will definitely let you know how this goes. If I shred to 300whp will that be enough for you?
You drink PBR and Natty Light, so I kind of had that idea lol. 300whp will be satisfactory for now ;)
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:50 PM   #124
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I guess while I wait for more updates I will include everyone in on more about my front suspension and my ghettofab methods

Started with pulling the front struts off just like everyone else.
Ended up just cutting the brake line holder and bending them to remove the lines. If I would have known I would be replacing the master cylinder, I would have just removed the lines:




any who, from there I cut off that big round thing that likes to hold the bottom of the stock spring on the strut assm. I used my trust Hobo Freight angle grinder with cut off wheel:




Once I carefully cut through the fat weld, I used another Hobo Freight mallet to knock off the perch.




I grinded the welds down and cleaned the crud off of the tube assembly




No photos here but I measured the difference in new strut vs old stock strut and cut the difference out of the tube. I used a piece of angle iron to line up the cut pieces and ran some welds around it in order to keep the threaded portion. I made sure the welds were good welds and great penetration then ground them down.


Here's one shortened next to stock:




I painted the assm with high gloss laquor paint for a great finish and slide on Bens threaded sleeves with adjuster to get a good seal with the paint being wet.




I hopped on a group buy and got some scotty plates. Heres a test fit:




I bought some Koni replica bushings from a company for $8 bucks a set and heres the completed strut assm with Bens top hat and some Eibach springs I got from summit. Slapped on some Scotty plates:








Went to a local JY and picked up some torque rods cut and welded in some adjusters from the local hardware store and plashed some paint on em. I used SuperPro bushings (not the invisible kind..):




Guess I needed a Panhard bar too…So I made one:



Cut out/smoothed the area I wanted for Max negative camber muaaahhhhh!!!







And heres how WallE sits now:





Well thats the front. I ghettofab'd some rear coilovers when I made these but im in the middle of creating some new ones using 5"dia springs. Stay tuned for those since I am posting my other BS in the thread while Boostin is on hold.

Until next time.
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:50 PM   #125
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You drink PBR and Natty Light, so I kind of had that idea lol. 300whp will be satisfactory for now ;)
He's got you dead to rights lol!

Don't worry when I go MS, you'll be helping me with that wire tucking foolishness you did, and in the process you'll learn everything you need to know about MS.
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