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Old 01-31-2011, 01:05 PM   #46
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Engine/ tranny mounts arrived today!

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Old 02-22-2011, 12:56 PM   #47
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Got another shipment of parts today...just waiting on the wiring harness to come back before the motor goes in.

Got my clutch, resurfaced flywheel, and starter
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:10 PM   #48
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^ The stock tank has a leak and I already had that, but thanks for your 2 cents.
You're more than welcome.

Ok, but seriously, what are you doing with that fuel cell? It's not really going to sit in that spot in the trunk is it? Are you cutting the spare tire well out and dropping it into the floor of the trunk, or are you at least sliding it back between the wheel arches? You've done some nice work by the looks of it, but there's no way the fuel tank is sitting in that spot in the trunk. Right
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:02 PM   #49
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Just run an extra 5 psi in the driver's rear tire, it'll be fine there...
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:01 PM   #50
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You're more than welcome.

Ok, but seriously, what are you doing with that fuel cell? It's not really going to sit in that spot in the trunk is it? Are you cutting the spare tire well out and dropping it into the floor of the trunk, or are you at least sliding it back between the wheel arches? You've done some nice work by the looks of it, but there's no way the fuel tank is sitting in that spot in the trunk. Right
Thanks for the comment, the cell will be positioned as far forward as possible in the trunk. I'll be adding pictures once it is permanently mounted. I just need to do my brake setup first as i have my booster remote mounted in the trunk. I dont plan on doing anything half assed on the car so I appreciate these comments.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:44 PM   #51
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The reason why I ask:

1. Obviously the spare tire will be covered

2. 16 Gallons sloshing back and forth, behind your rear axle. = surprise pendulum drifto (think winter too... will make things worse)

3. 100LBS extra in the trunk = motorboating = not so much 50/50 weigth distribution = more understeer.

4. Rear end collision = fireball. (see Ford Pinto) Big

5. Higher center of gravity = turn like poop.

6. Filler neck on the same side as the (hot) exhaust + drip while filling up = gas on the exhaust pipe = fire hazard.

Maybe I'm a little anal about this stuff, but thats what I was getting at, and to me, they're all valid points. If this car isn't already in your name (ie, safetied), you'll be in rough shape convincing a mechanic that your car is safe/legal. If you're doing all this engine work, at least reconsider putting a new oem/aftermarket gas tank where it ought to be. Even between the rear shock towers, I think you're making a mistake. Otherwise, like I said, nice job!
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:19 AM   #52
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^ Like I said it IS going to be between the rear shock towers. The added weight in the rear will help counter balance the added weight in the front, plus it will help with traction. The exhaust is not going to exit in the stock location (passenger side exit before rear subframe). I'm also using fuel cell foam to keep sloshing to a minimum. This car will NOT be winter driven, And the car has been saftied and registered. You're correct, all valid points, but they are all points that i have taken into consideration.
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:15 PM   #53
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So i ordered all my parts to finish up my fuel system, and I've decided to do a brake booster relocation (to my trunk).
here is a video of a similar setup. forward to 2.20min.


I've fabricated a mounting bracket for the booster and just ordered the following parts to use as a master and slave.
1. Chase-bays booster eliminator kit (7/8" master cylinder)


2.Chassis-shop 7/8" universal slave cylinder


I'll take some actuall pictures once everything is installed.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:20 AM   #54
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wow
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:27 PM   #55
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^thanks
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:02 PM   #56
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Hollldddd on.. that E30 in the vid is it really an Auto.. All that work and your just going to put it in "D" and cruise.. woww..
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:47 PM   #57
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^agreed! i mean if your doing all that work anyways, buy at least the 5-speed tranny
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:16 PM   #58
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AWSOME< thanks for posting pics of the steel motor mounts, Def gonna build our own out of steel for the race car instead of using the stock alum ones!!
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:09 AM   #59
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^thanks, and good luck with the build
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:20 AM   #60
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picked up a couple things at performance world yesterday
OMP suede steering wheel (hub is ordered)


And an h.i.d kit...now i just need some elipsoids
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