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Old 03-27-2020, 04:43 PM   #326
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Shocking, that turned out really, really nice!

What's the three digit date code on those out of work P-Zeros? Starts with '6'?
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Old 03-27-2020, 04:55 PM   #327
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Yeah, that'll do. This thread needs some good shots of the car and vids of this thing ripping to redline.
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Old 03-27-2020, 07:38 PM   #328
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wow, that's awesome. Does it have traction finally?
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Old 03-27-2020, 10:15 PM   #329
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:56 AM   #330
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This thread needs some good shots of the car and vids of this thing ripping to redline.
Annnnd a shot from the rear, I’ve got to see that view, or as some might say...’dat ass’.
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Old 03-28-2020, 11:46 AM   #331
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What's the three digit date code on those out of work P-Zeros? Starts with '6'?
"504"

This is a pre-2000 date code, which I believe breaks down to the 50th week of 1994. Seems about right.


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Old 03-29-2020, 08:47 AM   #332
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Annnnd a shot from the rear, I’ve got to see that view, or as some might say...’dat ass’.

If you just want to see the tires, best I can do given current location/lighting:





At some point I'll get a view of the whole thing with better lighting.


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Old 03-29-2020, 12:14 PM   #333
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Old 03-30-2020, 11:06 AM   #334
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"504"

This is a pre-2000 date code, which I believe breaks down to the 50th week of 1994. Seems about right.
Ah, that's it. I was thinking it was year, then 2-digit week. I was thinking 1996.

I haven't driven on '90s tires since 2006.
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Old 03-31-2020, 05:24 PM   #335
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dat body work makes me go.

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Old 04-27-2020, 09:11 PM   #336
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Took only a little longer than expected but I am very happy with the work. Cody is an amazing artist and I am grateful that he agreed to take on this project. It's outside the parameters of his normal portfolio (traditional hot rods and customs) but like all cool guys, he digs longroofs.

Got the car loaded up and delivered to the body shop yesterday.


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awesome build, has to be one of if not the nicest custom 245 in the US, can't wait to see it finished. Widebody work looks well thought out and executed
I think it's the nicest. I've worked on a few showcars, and it's my favorite.

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Such a great accomplishment to get where you are now. Enjoyed the video and the sound this beast makes. I can not wait to see the wheels and tire mounted, hopefully soon? What transmission do you have in it? Straight cut gears?
Dude. I stood under it in his pit, with it running in gear to make sure there was not an abnormal noise. (It was just the carbon fiber driveshaft amplifying the gear noises) Chills.
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Old 05-26-2020, 03:28 PM   #337
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TURVO is a true 'project car' in the sense that it's probably not something that will ever be finished. I am still trying to get the parking brake situation under control and need to rough-in the alignment so that it can be driven safely in public.





Meanwhile, here's the beginning of the next project. It's 3.5mm aluminum plate, more details when it's closer to fruition:



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Old 07-27-2020, 11:30 AM   #338
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Wish I had made this mod years ago. Reduces the installation time of the intake plenum from 2 hours to about 30 mins. No more fiddling with getting tiny nuts started on studs that I can't see and can barely reach.


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Old 07-28-2020, 02:10 AM   #339
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What do you have going on there Paul ^?
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Old 07-28-2020, 10:05 AM   #340
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What do you have going on there Paul ^?
Hi JB,

If you look at the sketch on the left, that was the stock mounting base of my intake trumpets: a hole in each corner to slide over the four mounting studs on the throttle body. But this meant inserting the trumpet and then trying to maneuver the 16 tiny nuts to get them started onto studs I can barely see and barely reach with my fingertips.




The sketch on the right was basically how I modified my trumpet bases, using band saw, belt sander, Dremel tool, and hand files. Completely removing two of the corners means that eight of the nuts can now be installed to secure plenum to tops of the TBs before the trumpets are even inserted into plenum. But because the remaining mounting points are now slotted, I can also pre-install the other 8 nuts 3 or 4 full turns on the studs before I insert the trumpets. The trumpets slide past the pre-installed nuts and then a few degree twist seats the stud into the mounting location of the trumpet and I can finish tightening the remaining 8 nuts. Bottom line: after the trumpets are in, I only have to tighten 8 nuts and they are already threaded on.

The semi-circle shaped cut-outs are to clearance the pre-installed flange nuts that the trumpet has to clear while be inserted.

Because these trumpets are just air guides, there is no real reason that they need to be secured with four nuts. The two remaining nuts on each trumpet are flanged, nylock units that should hold them just fine.

Hope that all makes sense.

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Old 07-28-2020, 09:14 PM   #341
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That's very cool - downright brilliant.
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Old 07-29-2020, 07:24 AM   #342
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I agree, but I can't take credit for the idea, only the execution. It was suggested to me by a machinist.
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Old 07-29-2020, 09:31 PM   #343
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Waiting for the alignment shop to open...







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Old 07-29-2020, 09:52 PM   #344
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Why that has some presence
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Old 07-30-2020, 10:30 AM   #345
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Old 07-30-2020, 10:37 AM   #346
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Wow, look great.
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