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Old 08-31-2019, 04:28 PM   #51
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Don't propus wheels use adapters? Take the brakes into consideration when getting spacers/adapters? What brackets do you plan on using?
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Old 08-31-2019, 04:54 PM   #52
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Don't propus wheels use adapters? Take the brakes into consideration when getting spacers/adapters? What brackets do you plan on using?
Yeah I'm running 25mm adapters all around. I haven't decided on the adapters yet. I'm going to try custom brackets with Benz/Brembo 4-pot calipers that I've got laying around. They are similar in size to the R calipers, I don't have the measurements in hand ATM but I have done the comparisons. They'll work with the stock R rotors. If I don't feel like dealing with them or get short on time I'll just go with a traditional R conversion. Just wondering on the wheels, I really like them and would prefer not to change them. But I'll need tires soon so now is a good time to change to a larger wheel.
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Old 09-01-2019, 03:47 PM   #53
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Got the coil and driver mounted up, replaced the spark plugs and made some custom plug cables. The car runs, but runs poorly. I checked the pinout from the WS-board, and if I swap those two the car turns into a cranking no-start. So I'm pretty sure I've got my wiring and firing order correct. I went ahead and swapped the coil & cables for the stock dizzy back and the engine runs 100% smoother. I did that mainly for peace of mind to make sure that the new plugs weren't damaged and that it's not extremely poor idle during the re-learn with the new chips. Tomorrow I'll ohm out the custom cables and pull the ignition box back out and check over my connections. Dollars to doughnuts I screwed up a connection on the WS board.

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Old 09-02-2019, 12:01 PM   #54
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Went back trough everything and nothing jumped out as wrong, so I pulled the EZK and just redid everything. That seems to have fixed the issue. I guess 30 years of using my hands as hammers hasn't given me the steadiest of hands these days, but that's life. I still need to pull the dizzy, pop in the Dee Works plug, change the oil and figure out what my exhaust has started to vibrate against at idle/low speed. That's for a different day, now it's time to enjoy whats left of this three day weekend.

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Old 09-13-2019, 02:57 PM   #55
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Got the distributor out, Deeworks plug in, installed the AC compressor tensioning bolt & lock bolt, and started painting the valve cover.

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Old 09-14-2019, 04:22 PM   #56
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So the original plan with the valve cover was to paint the whole thing that green color, then just hit the raised top of the letters in the orange I've been using. But after looking at it today I think I'm going to leave the top of the letters green and paint that whole center raised panel and oil fill area orange. Guess I'd better figure it out by tomorrow.
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Old 09-15-2019, 01:55 PM   #57
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Finished up the valve cover and found that the exhaust was rubbing my chassis plate. Clearanced the plate so hopefully I won't have that issue anymore, might end up making a third motor mount but hopefully not. My tape off skills are kinda weak, so I had to do a bunch of touch-up to the lettering on the valve cover, but I think it looks good enough. I'm not going for show car, just cleaned up and a little more visually appealing. I still haven't figured out exactly what drivetrain I want in this car. It'll probably just end up staying stock and gotten rid of before I finish it. I've got to get some tires for this one and my Wrangler needs the front end rebuilt, and I've got a kid showing up anytime in the next few weeks. With all that happening I think all my "big plans" will stop.

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Old 09-17-2019, 04:10 PM   #58
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Cover is back on, oil is changed, time to get the chassis plate back on and changer some dash bulbs.

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Old 10-27-2019, 12:39 PM   #59
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I've been working a little on the spoiler I've got. One of the nutserts broke off and the bolt head had to be ground off and both lens bolts snapped off. I'm going to use well-nuts and stainless steel hardware as the replacements. I also had to repair some damaged wiring, soldered the new wires this time. I'm also going to have to epoxy fill and re-drill the lens mounting holes. I used a spot weld drill bit to cut the heads off the mounting bolts and that took a little much out of the holes. It was all I had available at the time though. Now I just need the humidity to die out so I can paint the thing.

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I'm a two tanks into my newly chipped ECU/EZK, but I've got some issues still. At full throttle/boost I still run rich, 9.0-9.5 AFR, I'll be checking for vacuum and/or boost leaks this week, hopefully. Also I noticed that at full throttle and boost at 90MPH/5400RPM I've got a buzzing coming from what seems like the ECU location. I'm half wondering if my Swedish supplied chips suck, maybe I'll be able to get TLAO to respond to PMs this time.
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Old 11-10-2019, 04:36 PM   #60
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Id been on the fence about IPD springs or coilovers for this car for a while, then IPD ran them on sale for $170 and I said "F*#k it". I got the rear springs installed today, I'll start the fronts tomorrow maybe. Just a push the bumper test revealed them to be firmer than my cut OE springs. Hopefully I'll be happy with them.

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Also got a couple coats of primer on the spoiler. First coat was epoxy primer, then two coats of filler primer. I'm going to let that set up overnight take some 2k W/D sand paper to it and hopefully get a good coat of paint on it tomorrow.

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Old 11-10-2019, 06:10 PM   #61
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Looks like your making real good progress. I like how you hang your dewalt drills, creative!
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:53 PM   #62
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Looks like your making real good progress. I like how you hang your dewalt drills, creative!
Thanks! I'm in a smaller garage space now, so I had to get creative with some of my tools. It's nothing new, but works well for me.


On to today's activities....I pulled the RF strut assembly to put in the new springs and the bearing exploded. Normally I'm a bit better prepared, but as the bearings are relatively new and low miles I wasn't expecting this. Of course no one in town has them in stock, so 2-day air from FCP for some new SKF units.

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On a little better note the spoiler is coming along well. The first coat of paint is on and the second coat is drying. It's not too poor of a color match, I had no illusions that this would be an easy paint to get 100% matched. The second quote got it a little more green than just the first. I'll get some more pics once it dries.
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Old 11-13-2019, 04:25 PM   #63
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It's too cold for me to paint, strut bearings are still "Out for delivery", and rain the rest of the week.....uhg. But at least after the second coat of paint the spoiler looks less blue.

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Old 11-16-2019, 10:18 AM   #64
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Hoo-ray, UPS has lost my strut bearings. That was a slightly painful interaction with them, their customer service sucks. So no fault to FCP, but I re-ordered them from Ben's shop. I guess on the upside the weather is too crappy to work on stuff.
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Old 11-23-2019, 03:08 PM   #65
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Still dealing with UPS for a refund, I'm pretty sure they are purposely difficult just to make you not go through with claims. But in the meantime my new SKF bearings showed up and the car is back on all fours with the IPD springs installed. Hopefully I can get the spoiler finished this week.
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Old 11-28-2019, 11:18 AM   #66
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Got everything back together last weekend. I think that I'm going to start focusing on a few interior things for a while now.

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So IPD springs on Propus wheels with 225/45r17. I need to get tires soon and I'm thinking about moving to 225/50r17s. It's not much different, but the roads here suck and I think the little extra sidewall can't hurt. Anyone have any pics of that tire/spring combo? Will they rub or foul in any way?

I've been thinking about what I want to do about the radio in this car, it works but I just don't like it. I thought about just adapting a cheap double din Android head unit the dash, but I really don't like the shifter to screen location. I'm not sure where I want this car to go after this drivetrain wise, but I think a manual is in it's future. So to kind of skirt the whole double din 7" screen thing I drew up a plan for a 5" screen Raspberry PI system. This is mostly a thought experiment to keep my mind busy at work for a day.

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It all fits within the inside of the current trim dimensions. I also drew one up with a 4.3" screen, but I think I like the 5" better. I even found a small bluetooth button that can fit into one of the steering wheel horn button spots.
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