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Old 09-20-2016, 10:06 PM   #401
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Had a hole in the top of the gas tank. (Don't ask.) With my week off, I wanted to have it repaired.








Called the radiator shop. "Yeah, we fix those." Awesome. Ran it over there. "Oh, our gas tank guy is out 'til Monday..." Crap.
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:10 PM   #402
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My keen eye tells me that these are part of a sophisticated rear end collision energy management system. As the rear unibody crushes, some of that energy is transferred into the rear suspension.

Seeing as this is a race car, and therefore faster than everything else on the road, the likelihood of getting rear ended is nil and these are, therefore, unnecessary. And I can trim another 10 lbs off the rear?


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Old 09-20-2016, 11:29 PM   #403
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Taking next week off. Should be able to work on the car for 40 hours straight. It'll be epic. Pizza dude is on speed dial. And, yeah, the wife will be out of town...
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My keen eye tells me that these are part of a sophisticated rear end collision energy management system. As the rear unibody crushes, some of that energy is transferred into the rear suspension.

Seeing as this is a race car, and therefore faster than everything else on the road, the likelihood of getting rear ended is nil and these are, therefore, unnecessary. And I can trim another 10 lbs off the rear?








More like 3 pounds.

It helps keep the engine from coming back into the firewall in a front end collision as well...
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:24 AM   #404
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Didn't think of that.

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Old 09-21-2016, 01:30 AM   #405
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Old 09-21-2016, 02:31 PM   #406
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Gas tank is ready! Ben is shipping the wheel studs (spacers to follow). Got a good start on the small brake booster last night (I love laying on my head). Haven't driven it in over a month. Pretty excited.
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Old 09-22-2016, 01:00 AM   #407
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The small booster looks nice.

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Old 09-22-2016, 01:01 AM   #408
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Why?

Going 16V?
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Old 09-22-2016, 01:03 AM   #409
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Broke the GD fuel pump thingy.

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Old 09-22-2016, 01:05 AM   #410
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Why?

Going 16V?
Don't you like it? No 16. I think it tidied up the engine bay a bit.
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Old 09-22-2016, 01:11 AM   #411
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Don't you like it? No 16. I think it tidied up the engine bay a bit.
I guess...

Seems strange to take out a 25 year old part and put in a 40 year old part for no good reason.



On the bright side it's not a 140 booster.
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Old 09-23-2016, 02:09 AM   #412
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Busy day. Snagged a fuel pump at the JY. Also found a switch with the image worn off. Going to use it for the fog lights.



So, the cam is wonderful. Pulls nicely from 3k to maybe 5k. Super fun. Bottom end feels the same.

Shocks are great. Considering where we started, it's a revelation not to worry about slamming through the stroke of an empty strut.

Sway bars are sweet! Big improvement on the entrance ramp.

I bled the brakes according to the manual, but the pedal is still low. Hope it's not my fancy booster. I'll have my buddy bled them again when he does the alignment.

Pleased with the "stance." 25 1/2" at the front fender lip.

Small alternator, volt meter and rear wheel spacers are on the way.


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Old 09-23-2016, 02:28 AM   #413
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That's the late model 91+ A/C switch. Would probably work for fogs...you toggle it, it lights up, whatever.
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Old 09-23-2016, 10:04 AM   #414
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Ah. That was on that '92 we talked about. Must be a snow flake on the switch, but you can barely make it out.

I could always use it for the nitrous...

Thanks for all your help!

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Studs look kind of long for a 16mm spacer.


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Old 09-23-2016, 11:18 PM   #416
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Poke the flush dude, and toss your snow chains.
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:51 PM   #418
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Lol. Going to try my hand at adjusting the push rod. Learning all sorts of things with this sled.
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Old 09-24-2016, 10:01 PM   #419
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Got my care package from Kjets!








Now I don't have to degrease my alternator...

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Old 09-24-2016, 10:06 PM   #420
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Skid mark...





Ordered the thinnest spacers Ben has: 16.5 mm. They should arrive next week. He was kind enough to send the studs ahead so I could could swap them during my week off.





But the studs look like they would work with the thicker spacers. Thought I could grind the ends off the factory lugs to make an open end (the pictured one is bottomed). But the center caps on the wheels may hit. Hate to cut the nice new studs and have a rough end. Not sure if the lugs would thread on nicely or not.
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Ordered the thinnest spacers Ben has: 16.5 mm. They should arrive next week. He was kind enough to send the studs ahead so I could could swap them during my week off.





But the studs look like they would work with the thicker spacers. Thought I could grind the ends off the factory lugs to make an open end (the pictured one is bottomed). But the center caps on the wheels may hit. Hate to cut the nice new studs and have a rough end. Not sure if the lugs would thread on nicely or not.




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Old 09-25-2016, 12:26 AM   #422
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Nice! Those the right pitch and all that?

Mocked up the wheels. I think the hub caps will fit OK.

No idea when the tire rubbed. Probably when entering the driveway. I put the adjustable track / panhard rod on, but it wasn't far off with only a coil off the rear.
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Old 09-25-2016, 12:51 AM   #423
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Yes 1/2-20
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Yep 1/2" x 20 tpi with 60º wide conical seats so you can even run the funky aftermarket alloy wheels with no steel inserts.
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Old 09-25-2016, 10:29 AM   #425
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I want your car Taylor.
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