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Old 06-30-2015, 09:58 PM   #76
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I'm really satisfied with the height of those 750# springs. Mine settled lower than I expected which is great because I was expecting them to be higher than I wanted. You're gonna need to cut those bumpstops down for sure. Or get some short ones.
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:07 AM   #77
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You missed painting the bottom of your block. I use an extra oil pan to cover up the bottom of the block so I can rotate it on the stand and make sure I paint everything as good as possible.
Painted everything that needed to be painted on the block. Areas that have gaskets going over it will just have a clean surface with maybe a little sealant (not the head).
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:22 PM   #78
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I'm really satisfied with the height of those 750# springs. Mine settled lower than I expected which is great because I was expecting them to be higher than I wanted. You're gonna need to cut those bumpstops down for sure. Or get some short ones.
I will good sir. Thanks for he help. What dims and weight did you use for the rear?

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Old 07-02-2015, 12:33 PM   #79
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Painted everything that needed to be painted on the block. Areas that have gaskets going over it will just have a clean surface with maybe a little sealant (not the head).
He was meaning the little ears at the front of the block and the mounting ears at the back of the block for the inspection plate...
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:01 PM   #80
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He was meaning the little ears at the front of the block and the mounting ears at the back of the block for the inspection plate...
Gotcha. My bad. I'll touch it up later this weekend.
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:12 PM   #81
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I will good sir. Thanks for he help. What dims and weight did you use for the rear?

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I used a 3"x10" 250#. I ended up taking the factory lower spring seats and welding them right to the axle tubes on the 8.8. It's just about right also. Just need to do some final adjusting of the rear end to get it to sit level in the back.
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:56 AM   #82
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I used a 3"x10" 250#. I ended up taking the factory lower spring seats and welding them right to the axle tubes on the 8.8. It's just about right also. Just need to do some final adjusting of the rear end to get it to sit level in the back.
Okay. Haven't decided what to do for the rear with a stock rear end. Do even know the stock dims for the springs currently in the car. Appreciate the help!

By the way, I want hump your 142. Lol. Would love to have one. Nice car!
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Old 07-03-2015, 11:14 AM   #83
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122 rear springs are 4.5" so they're kind of a weird size. Actually I think wagons are different so I don't know much about that. Unless you plan to haul a bunch of weight you won't want to go above 250# for a street car.
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Old 07-04-2015, 03:07 PM   #84
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Default Reassembling of B18 Engine

Got more put together yesterday. Still waiting on the head to be done. May go with ARP head studs.




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Old 07-04-2015, 03:17 PM   #85
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What cam did you go with? Personally I wouldn't bother with ARP studs. B20 head bolts aren't TTY and you almost can't blow a b20 head gasket. The money is better spent elsewhere I think.
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Old 07-04-2015, 03:30 PM   #86
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I need new bolts. Would cost about 70 bucks for OEM and I can get ARP for 5 bucks more with my discount. Figured I might as well.

Went with a standard C grind.
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:23 PM   #87
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Default Prepping of Engine Bay- Getting ready for paint

Started working on the engine bay to get it ready for paint.








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Old 07-07-2015, 05:33 PM   #88
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Sweet! how do you like the fender mirrors? Looking at a set just like those for my wagon... vintage JDM swede
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:38 PM   #89
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Sweet! how do you like the fender mirrors? Looking at a set just like those for my wagon... vintage JDM swede
They aren't very practical, but they're very cool. Makes the car standout.
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:40 PM   #90
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They aren't very practical, but they're very cool. Makes the car standout.
As if a yellow 122 wagon doesnt stand out enough
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:41 PM   #91
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Engine bays are my favorite. Popping the hood should be like opening a jewelry box.
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:53 PM   #92
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did you do all of the bay with a wirebrush on a drill? or..?
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Old 07-08-2015, 01:17 PM   #93
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did you do all of the bay with a wirebrush on a drill? or..?
Not done, but i used a sander, angle grinder, drill, etc. Anything that would get paint off. Lol.
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:57 PM   #94
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Default Cleaning and Disassembling M41 Trans

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Old 07-14-2015, 09:16 PM   #95
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Beautiful stuff baby!!
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Old 07-15-2015, 06:11 PM   #96
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Default B18 Head back from Machine Shop

Picked up the head today. Will need to clean it and paint it.




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Old 07-18-2015, 05:53 AM   #97
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Car was towed to the body shop to have the engine bay done.


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Old 07-19-2015, 10:06 AM   #98
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This looked incredible before you started on it, can't wait to see when you get done with it!
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Old 07-19-2015, 01:14 PM   #99
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This looked incredible before you started on it, can't wait to see when you get done with it!
Lmao. Thank you I guess? It looked good from a distance. Want to make it reliable enough to drive it daily.
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Old 07-19-2015, 02:31 PM   #100
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Lmao. Thank you I guess? It looked good from a distance. Want to make it reliable enough to drive it daily.
Why laugh! Bull****, every Amazon I find within 200 miles is visual rusty from the outside! This is a gem compared to what I can get my hands on!
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