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Old 09-18-2021, 09:21 PM   #851
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Andrew, car is coming along like a boss. I'm out of the loop on this Mountain Meet, when and where?
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Next Week. Balsam Lake Lodge, NC
Yep. It’s pretty much a weekend at an old Boy Scout lodge near the blue ridge parkway. Always a really fun time and very relaxed. Here’s the thread:

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Old 09-19-2021, 01:43 AM   #852
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That's a long way from the PNW. Maybe next year, with a bit more time to plan!
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Old 09-19-2021, 12:51 PM   #853
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That's a long way from the PNW. Maybe next year, with a bit more time to plan!
It's almost always the last weekend of September.
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Old 09-22-2021, 08:40 AM   #854
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I can't wait to see this thing in person, and hopefully take a ride in it.
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It should be there barring any catastrophes on the way. I thought I had a weird driveline vibration but I checked the angles and adjusted it a little and there’s still a little something there. Not a wobble or shimmy or anything. Just a low vibration. I’m starting to think the car just vibrates a lot.

Gonna swap my cheap rear brake pads for some Akebonos, get my spare tire mounted, tidy up the trunk and call it done. Kyle’s gonna stop by here Friday morning and we’ll head that way.
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Old 09-27-2021, 10:43 AM   #856
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Mountain Meet was awesome again this year. It's always nice to see everyone's cars that keep the inspiration going. Had one issue with the DB37 connector body somehow pinching the main MS power wire and just killing everything. Brock drug me back to the lodge with the JDM Hiace. A bit of fiddling about from several kind folks and it was running again. I'm feeling pretty confident in this thing now. It's got some oil leaks on the front of the engine but aside from that it's pretty solid.















Came home to find my VP order waiting for me. Got the trunk all tidy now and fuel system covered.



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Old 09-27-2021, 11:11 AM   #857
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Sooo good. Good job getting everything up and running! My Amazon is in a sad state. This is good motivation...
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Old 09-27-2021, 11:27 AM   #858
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Old 09-27-2021, 11:28 AM   #859
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Sooo good. Good job getting everything up and running! My Amazon is in a sad state. This is good motivation...
Do it dude! This thing is a blast and it’s not even fast. Yours will surely be an absolute riot.
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Old 09-27-2021, 04:22 PM   #861
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I can't wait to see this thing in person, and hopefully take a ride in it.
I heard you saw it up close.
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Old 09-28-2021, 06:43 AM   #862
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This is true, and I never did take a ride in it.
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Can confirm, good noises and a cool car.
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Old 09-28-2021, 11:52 AM   #864
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This is true, and I never did take a ride in it.
I was more mad that it broke than anything
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I was more mad that it broke than anything
Broke is relative. That was a minor inconvenience. Broke would've been a vented block.
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Old 09-28-2021, 11:58 AM   #866
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Yeah, that was just some entertaining troubleshooting for a bit at the lodge.
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Old 09-28-2021, 12:16 PM   #867
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True. Not really something I could've prepared for in any way, especially since it worked fine for months until it just didn't.
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Did you find something wrong inside the MS system or was it more just an exercise of unplugging and replugging all the connections?
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It was the DB37 cover apparently pinching the main MS power wire. It runs fine with the cover removed
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Old 09-28-2021, 01:17 PM   #870
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Sounds like mine 2 months ago. It was working until an injector driver decided to stick open and flood a cylinder with gasoline.
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Old 10-06-2021, 03:36 PM   #872
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I mean there’s no reason to believe that isn’t what got it working again
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Old 11-16-2021, 12:23 PM   #873
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Do it dude! This thing is a blast and it’s not even fast. Yours will surely be an absolute riot.
How so not fast? i am running a 'tiny' 15G max. 15 PSI and it does the 0-100km/h in less than 8 seconds. If yours is not even fast it needs a tune or other hardware. What injectors are on?
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Old 11-16-2021, 10:58 PM   #874
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I guess it’s subjective. It’s no slouch and it makes twice as much power as it did from the factory but, relatively speaking, I wouldn’t call it fast. It does have a lot of room for improvement though.
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Old 12-02-2021, 11:07 AM   #875
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So when I crashed into this car at Mountain Meet


I had to make it right so I went to a local Volvo junkyard here in Atlanta that I knew had tons of old Volvo parts sitting on shelves collecting dust.

Sure enough when I went the owner climbed to the top of a giant shelf and grabbed the best of a stack of 122 deck lids.


He found me a super clean one and only charged me $100




There was only a few minor imperfections that needed to be fixed and then primed





Then I had a hard time finding the color in our database, so I had to go to the PPG store and they were able to find it




What they mixed was a solvent based. We are only set up for water based at the shop so we had to do a spray out of the color then use our camera to find the color in our Axalta water based



Then we did a spray out in our brand and it matched pretty good, so we started messing around with the clear. We dulled the clear down on the top side so it would somewhat match the rest of the sheen on the car. We used full gloss clear on the jambs/underneath.



Then we painted it





And then I drove it up to Andrew and he installed it.



Definitely not a 100% color match, but its hard to do when you don't have the car. Usually we use the camera on the car somewhere, get a code, and even play with it a little more before we paint. We sometimes even blend adjacent panels to ensure color match.

Hopefully you like it man. Sorry, and thanks again for being so cool about it.
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