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Old 06-24-2019, 01:35 PM   #1351
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The process is the therapeutic bit...the parts are just a luxury. Thank you for the kind words.
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Old 06-24-2019, 04:21 PM   #1352
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Old 06-24-2019, 05:38 PM   #1353
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Awesome Harold. The Brembos look great! Sorry to hear about your buddy, never easy losing a close friend or loved one. Thoughts and prayers homie.
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Old 07-02-2019, 11:17 PM   #1354
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Progress has been crawling. Been running on empty this month with non-car life taking place front and center this year. Something about actually caring about my career, friends, kids, keeping the house maintained and repaired...

Aaaaanyway. Took a few minutes to adapt the master cylinder, build a new hard line for it mock up the KL racing control arms and seeing how much clearance my front wheels would have at full compression. So far things look encouraging. The sway bar end link brackets are going to be a bit...amateurish.
















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Old 07-03-2019, 12:02 AM   #1355
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good grief harald, your car is going to be bonkers. proud of you bud.
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Old 07-03-2019, 12:20 AM   #1356
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Old 07-03-2019, 11:58 AM   #1357
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That extra width in the front is pretty apparent now, I like them, The extra caster should be real nice as well.
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:24 PM   #1358
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That extra width in the front is pretty apparent now, I like them, The extra caster should be real nice as well.
Indeed! Getting the end links to work will be a massive pain in the nards though. We'll see.
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:30 PM   #1359
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So the car has been sitting for the last week until I got around to bleeding the clutch and brakes; I installed a Speedway Motors return spring for the pedal along with giving the linkage a cleanup as the fork was fouling a little with the throwout bearing along the middle of the pedal travel. It must have been a lot as the pedal once again feels significantly smoother and lighter than before.

Anyway, between the last video of the engine barely idling, all of a sudden it responds to throttle inputs without dying and will actually rev out a little bit. No tuning or messing with it otherwise. At any ratew, I'll take it I guess



Shame there will be a lot of intercooling in place; it makes a great-sounding bark out of the throttle body.Part of me wishes I'd have gone for a nonturbo engine instead. The sound alone would completely make up for the reduction in power.
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Old 07-09-2019, 05:30 AM   #1360
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Part of me wishes I'd have gone for a nonturbo engine instead. The sound alone would completely make up for the reduction in power.
no, it wouldn't.
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:27 AM   #1361
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no, it wouldn't.
took the words right out of my mouth
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:31 PM   #1362
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I like slow ugly cars

Anyway, at least the exhaust sounds fantastic. Motor mounts may be a smidge too hard...hard enough in fact that the drain plug on the oil pan loosened itself up
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:30 PM   #1363
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I like slow ugly cars

Anyway, at least the exhaust sounds fantastic. Motor mounts may be a smidge too hard...hard enough in fact that the drain plug on the oil pan loosened itself up
You sure you tighten the plug
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:35 PM   #1364
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oh yea
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Old 07-12-2019, 03:37 PM   #1365
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Hey, nice car, good stuff, took a week of procastinating to work my way through this mess of a thread

I might now need to go and scam my neighbor out of his green 242 on stock pogo sticks for the next project, looking forward to the 16v sounds
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:31 PM   #1366
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Old 07-16-2019, 11:26 AM   #1368
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bump
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Old 07-16-2019, 12:20 PM   #1369
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Filled with coolant, found leak. Tach driver fried itself. Mulling front seat mounts that retain the height adjustment mechanism.

I'm not very good at describing the ideating/enginerding/fabricobbling or the adjustment/problem solving processes. Sorry.
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Filled with coolant, found leak. Tach driver fried itself. Mulling front seat mounts that retain the height adjustment mechanism.

I'm not very good at describing the ideating/enginerding/fabricobbling or the adjustment/problem solving processes. Sorry.
I just want more pics friendo
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Old 07-16-2019, 04:53 PM   #1371
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Here's some more pics. Just found out that SCCA Track Night publishes event pictures. Here are some from the June 2018 event:














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Old 07-16-2019, 06:05 PM   #1372
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Made progress on the engine bay. Couple to-dos and some issues to fix,

-So far it needs the strut/booster brace installed, leak at the coolant transfer pipe fixed, and a catch can bracket made.

-The intercooler piping wasn't measured quite perfectly as there is some deflection on the silicone joiners.
-Coolant bottle sits too high and makes contact with the hood insulation (it might be okay though; doesn't seem to be too big of a problem.
-The diverter valve needs something like a 180 degree coupler also as it's awfully close to the crankcase vent fitting on the intake tube.
-Speaking of that, the intake tube fouls on the hose going to the expansion tank. Might chop/re-fit that later. Not caring a whole lot about it at present.
-Lastly, the throttle spool is awfully twitchy off idle. I will have to come up with an eccentric pulley solution that gives me less deflection per pedal distance at first.





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Old 07-16-2019, 06:57 PM   #1373
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looks good
try to eliminate the 45 elbow before the MAF
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:59 PM   #1374
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Old 07-16-2019, 07:01 PM   #1375
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