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Old 03-11-2016, 10:47 AM   #51
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Old 03-11-2016, 12:29 PM   #52
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keeping this one an 8v?
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Old 03-11-2016, 01:12 PM   #53
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Yeah 8v this time. I have a nice collection of "hot" 8v parts that I have never used. I'm going to try for a www.Swedishracingmotors.com inspired 500hp 8v motor. I've been talking to Jens a bit over the last year.

I have lots of work to do still. And while I'm anxious to get to the track again, this old car is purely hobby and I'm pretty happy to take my time as money and free time trickle in. Kinda different when you need a car to be a street/daily driver. This one doesn't even have to pass emissions every 2 years.

Hence the "Wall of Chores" in the garage to keep me on track:


I see I need to cross a few items off the wall there.
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Old 03-13-2016, 02:57 AM   #54
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Friggin slicks look tough!!
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Old 06-07-2018, 03:37 PM   #55
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Well, not much to update. I got a bit sidetracked and low on project car funds. So this car has been sitting taking up space in my garage. But I am finding some motivation and time lately. Pictures and discussion always help stoke the fire....

-------- Latest rear suspension work ---------------
I decided that the rear tire situation wasn't going to work how I wanted. The plan now is to make room for a 28x10" slick. Manual trans cars like tall tires that can take the shock load on launches. And I think the car will look better with a bigger tire.

So I started sawing and fabricating a 4 link for the rear. And that is where it sits for now. I'll post some pics as the rear chassis build progresses.
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:52 AM   #56
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I'm seeing all of this for the first time. Such a cool project.
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:48 AM   #57
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I promised myself that I would spend 2 Sundays a month working on the old project until it's running... Let's see how long that promise lasts.

I'm a month into my resolution and making some good progress. I do spend a fair bit of time figuring, calculating, measuring, and shopping in between sessions. I have no idea what I'm doing with this chassis stuff other than what I can read from some websites and books. I'm learning and doing as I go.

Pictures here are from the last month.

I finally got the rear frame rails completely installed and welded to the rear bumper area. Happily the body of the car came out straight, and the trunk still opens and closes like it always did. Also, the chromoly 4 links are now built minus a panhard bar. That item is on the list for this upcoming weekend.



Here are the coilover shocks bolted in and upper mounts built. Also the car is sitting on the ground for the first time in years!. It was nice to be able to roll the car around to clean the spider webs and sweep the floor underneath.

At this point, I stepped back and got a look at things. And I'm not 100% happy with the shock mounts I built. I would like to move the entire shock package upwards away from the ground. My thinking is with a flat tire I could be scraping the shock and lower mounts on the ground. That seems dangerous in the event of a flat tire. So I might move the top brackets inboard of the frame rails before I'm done here. But it's good for holding the car up now.



Shifting gears for some easier stuff to do midweek when I don't have any help. I started trying to find all the bolts, gaskets, and parts for the motor I so carefully packed away 3 years ago.


Applying some silicone goop to the oil pan flange and installing the B18 oil pan.


I dusted off the cylinder head I assembled a couple years ago and bolted it down with fresh torque to yield bolts and an Elring gasket. The head has some big valves installed and some minor port work in the bowl areas. The camshaft is an RSI stage 3. A local shop SCH Racing Heads did the head work for me.



That is all for now.
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Old 10-27-2020, 08:59 AM   #58
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it's funny, I was looking at that same subframe setup about 2 weeks ago (it's probably still open in one of my 47 tabs actually). I may hit you up one afternoon/evening/whatever & talk about that guy.
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:09 PM   #59
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it's funny, I was looking at that same subframe setup about 2 weeks ago (it's probably still open in one of my 47 tabs actually). I may hit you up one afternoon/evening/whatever & talk about that guy.
Any time brotha. You still have my number I assume.
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Old 10-27-2020, 02:16 PM   #60
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believe so. I'll find some other means to send up smoke signals if I've lost it.
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