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Old 04-10-2016, 10:44 PM   #151
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Don't split up the SE body kit until you can find buyers for every piece, otherwise sell the SE kit as one unit.
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Old 04-11-2016, 02:57 PM   #152
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Heard the builder was on here but couldn't find a build thread. Anyone recognize it?

Yep he is on here

http://forums.turbobricks.com/member.php?u=3376


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Old 04-11-2016, 03:43 PM   #153
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I remember working on that car in this driveway when it still had the R-Sport seat covers in it! Good ole times, but that was back in like... 2006-07 ish. Before the SE body kit and all.

Good pics of its glory days after a change of ownership, twice.
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Old 04-29-2016, 02:36 PM   #154
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Thanks for the quick turbo bricks history lesson haha!
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Old 04-29-2016, 05:57 PM   #155
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You coming out to my place Sunday for my welcome home?
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Old 04-29-2016, 06:47 PM   #156
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I sure am!
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:51 PM   #157
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Sweet. Keep up the work. Reminds me of how I do things.
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:51 PM   #158
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Been a while since my last update...im getting bad at that haha.

I got the clutch in on the red car that weekend...It was really bad haha.



Now It drives pretty good and pulls nice and feels peppier than the 240, I'm guessing a lot has to do with the diff ratio difference from mine. Only able to drive through the neighborhood since no tag though.

With that drift event a week away, i wanted to finally make my hydro. I used a civic clutch master and made a box to mount it and a handle to.







I made a handle using a piece of drum hardware but it snapped haha. It also leaks a little from one of the fittings. I also have to make a bracket to mount it to the transmission tunnel since i just bolted it to where the passenger seat goes for testing. It kinda worked but was never properly bled.

I drove 2 hours to the orlando drift event and it was great. There were soon many drivers i ended up trying the oval. I never have cause its bad on tires and i only bring two pairs of spares. The oval was awesome! It did grind a lot of tire but i still only used one pair throughout the whole day haha, low power benefits. This was my quick macgyver gopro mount for the day...



The car felt waayyy better and flatter with the new rear spring set up. Couldn't be happier for the price hahaha.



After drifting all day, I drove the 2 hours back home and then a day later, drove it to Birmingham, Alabama haha. No, the bucket seat wasn't the comfiest for a 7.5 hour drive...one way. It made it all the way there no problem, didn't use much gas either. On the way home, i stopped to check out an old mustang and a cool pacer (they're asking 1200 and i got a phone number if anyones interested in building a sick b230ft powered AMC...does have body damage though). When i went to start it, my battery was dead. The spade connector i have on my alternator is too big and pops off sometimes, so i go put that back on...and find out the bracket that mounts the alternator to the block is missing the two lower bolts! Its just dangling by one bolt and the tensioner arm, swinging back and forth! I got to thinking...and YES, the seat mounting bolts are the same thread pitch and long enough haha. Bolted it back on, when i went to get a jump, i noticed this...



I already lost the passenger side one on this trip...glad i didn't lose this one haha. Got it jump started and alternator was charging and i was back. Made the rest of the drive like a champ!


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Old 05-12-2016, 04:19 PM   #159
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I watched your drift videos and laughed really hard when the guy wiped your wind shield for you with a wiper arm! Love it.
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Old 05-16-2016, 10:38 AM   #160
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I watched your drift videos and laughed really hard when the guy wiped your wind shield for you with a wiper arm! Love it.
Hahahaha, actually...that was me wiping it off haha. That was before i got the rain-x to work so i just rolled the window down and wiped at every red light in town haha
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:42 PM   #161
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*WARNING dial up users...of pictures*

I got my hydro finished and i got to do some cageless tandems and ridealongs this past weekend!

The first idea for a handle was a machete but it flexed side to side too much. Next idea seemed solid, using the top of a cymbal stand from an old drum set but that snapped. The final winning idea was my old little league baseball bat. Its strong and really lightweight since its all aluminum. Its also got a really nice handle since its made to grab with your hands haha.





The welds aren't the prettiest but they're strong. My oil return has a little leak and i guess its been spraying down the transmission tunnel so i was part time firefighter the whole time it was being welded in.



The spot its in is great. Its comfortable and at the right height and angle.

Saturday morning was the local cars and coffee and a lot of the local volvo guys were able to make it out...for the first time haha. I went out there and we all squaded up. You may have seen the build thread of green wagon on here before (Sharingan 19). It finally made its first drive in a looooong time haha.



Then i left for Gainesville for an awesome event. They actually allowed careless tandems and ridealongs. They also gave me a windshield banner which works great as a sun visor.



Hydro locks up great!















Looks like my little brother loved the ride alongs haha




My first tandem ever and i was chased down by an LS swapped s13 with angle mods and a really good driver haha...I looked more like a James Bond suspect chase scene stunt driver...








It just so happens that the best picture of my tire smoke was taken with the same camera used to photograph bigfoot...

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Old 05-16-2016, 02:59 PM   #162
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U make me happy and upset at the same time! Happy for your fun adventures and drifting but upset that my car is not in that shoot at the meet when I was pretty much the first to start on the brick. Everyone has put their cars together in half the time and James even has two wagons done!!!
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Old 05-16-2016, 03:03 PM   #163
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U make me happy and upset at the same time! Happy for your fun adventures and drifting but upset that my car is not in that shoot at the meet when I was pretty much the first to start on the brick. Everyone has put their cars together in half the time and James even has two wagons done!!!
Freaking BS war on terror.
Haha, yeahhh man, we really missed you there for sure! That spot on the left was open for you in spirit haha
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:03 AM   #164
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Really entertaining thread, man! Good on you for all the hacks and tricks and dodgy DIY stuff. Very original throughout. Nice work :-)

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Old 07-13-2016, 10:38 AM   #165
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Really entertaining thread, man! Good on you for all the hacks and tricks and dodgy DIY stuff. Very original throughout. Nice work :-)

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Haha, thank you much man! I like that picture...looks like theres no body roll haha
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Old 07-13-2016, 12:43 PM   #166
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Old 07-13-2016, 12:47 PM   #167
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Maaaaaaaaaan, i had a nice long full update all typed out aerated my computer crashed...typed out again and crashed again, 2 more times! Im just gonna post all the pictures with brief captions.



Thought about doing this...






Ended up going with this...






Traded my friend for this



Found this in my trunk, haven't put it in



My friend got me these for my birthday, they aren't coming off this time






Rack needed to go back on



Made it to Cars and Coffee with all the local Volvo guys, that was awesome! Casons (Mr. Brown) car looks amazing and its driving!

Missed Jacksonville Volvo Owners Dyno Day, got there way too late. Jacksonville has some redblocks putting down solid numbers!


Drift event was a blast and the car held up great
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Old 07-13-2016, 12:48 PM   #168
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Yesss, thanks! I can't find any of my pictures from Cars and Coffee...i had some nice group shots
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:22 PM   #169
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Old 07-14-2016, 01:57 AM   #170
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Can't believe I didn't know you had a build thread until now, Glad to read through and finally put some pictures with the stories
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Old 08-14-2016, 01:23 PM   #171
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I took this thing on vacation to sea world and then decided since i was close, id meet up with some friends a little further south for some drifting. Car felt great, even though i got stuck twice haha.



Then i finally turned up the boost to 12psi and found a weak link. This past weekend there was another drift event and i blew the same intercooler coupler all night haha. Also since it was a night event, i threw these on...



Wired the stock switch


To a relay i got from another car


Only one had a mounting bracket


So i sacraficed my winshield washer fluid container bracket...already bent at 90 degrees haha


Worked perfect


Met up with some more 240's...6 more to be exact.


I have a solid parts collection waiting to go on! The band is making progress and we're finally heading out to California (taking the 745ti haha) from the 24th to the 7th so progress will be slow until after that. But hopefully i'll have some good updates for y'all soon!

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Old 08-14-2016, 06:42 PM   #172
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Love this build... wish I could meet up with more of you Fl peeps!
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Old 08-15-2016, 08:47 AM   #173
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You can. Just hop in and roll. I want to do a get together for dinner and cruise when my car is back together again from its destructive maiden voyage.

You can stay the night up here at either my place or do like James and sleep in the car lol. Good times.


Adam, look good homie. Now out s real turbo on and make some more power!
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Thanks man! Like Mr. Brown said, just drive on up when his cars rolling again. We'll get a solid group together to cruise!
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You can. Just hop in and roll. I want to do a get together for dinner and cruise when my car is back together again from its destructive maiden voyage.

You can stay the night up here at either my place or do like James and sleep in the car lol. Good times.


Adam, look good homie. Now out s real turbo on and make some more power!
Thanks! I have a nice Ford turbo which i found out is a "Super 60" and is the largest t3 garrett made. It was just rebuilt, too!
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