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Old 08-14-2016, 04:03 AM   #61
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I'm afraid this isn't a car related update, but its one nonetheless.
going down to Texas to finish a course for school in the next two weeks so I've been spending a lot of time and energy preparing for that and haven't had time to do anything in the car
did some more organizing in the toolbox this week though. shadowed my wrenches. pliers and screwdrivers are next! I'm officially addicted



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Old 09-22-2016, 08:05 PM   #62
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PARTY TIME!!!



came out pretty easily actually.
hoping to have the motor on the stand tomorrow and then ill start cleaning it up and tearing it apart.
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:06 PM   #63
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got the engine almost completely apart today.





the grease and grime is really on there. very thick in certain areas. don't really want to go crazy in the garage and splash that stuff everywhere.
outside isn't a much better option either unfortunately.
i may try to find a place around here to give it an acid bath maybe? thoughts?
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Old 10-31-2016, 10:37 PM   #64
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got crafty today and built this...





wanted to drop the upper oil pan and couldnt do it with the motor on the stand.
separated a bunch of parts i would like cleaned. will try to take it to the machine shop to have them hot tanked so theyre nice and clean for paint!

also decided to not do the chains, guides and head gaskets. once i added up the amount of money i would have to invest in addition to how much ive already got tied up here it just didnt make sense for a stock motor. the engine itself only has 174xxx km (not miles), the guides look good and im sure the head gaskets are fine.
just gonna refresh everything else and then drive it till it goes kaboom.
then ill put in something that makes more power for less money, cough LS swap cough cough
im sure ill get flamed for this lol
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Old 02-25-2017, 04:44 PM   #65
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long due update!

We got some nice weather here in Ontario this week so i found some time to degrease my engine bay enough. Also painted the engine.





if you scroll up the page youll see what it looked like before





engine color is a metallic copper. Accessories will be silver (for the most part) Might not be everyone's coup of tea but then again im the one driving this thing it'll be on theme with my brake calipers and wheels also.

speaking of brake calipers.....drum roll please......

FINALLY got my adapter brackets for my brembos fitted! No pics for now though.
I will post some once the front subframe and suspension are back on the car and i have the brakes fitted on the spindle again. But it does look very promising
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Old 02-25-2017, 06:21 PM   #66
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Nice job. Wish I was that motivated. Just replaced the alternator on my 38 and that was stressful enough, lol.
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Old 02-28-2017, 12:27 PM   #67
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Nice job. Wish I was that motivated. Just replaced the alternator on my 38 and that was stressful enough, lol.
lol yea started putting the accessories back and its gonna get stressful soon enough for me!
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Old 03-13-2017, 05:13 PM   #68
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Project overkill coming to a long awaited conclusion!



Finally got my brackets made after months of my machine shop slacking on it. Didnt fail to charge me an arm and a leg in the process once he finished and expect it immediately...

I started putting the front suspension back together and decided to test fit these bad boys. Just gotta paint them now

Finally got my brackets made after months of my machine shop slacking on it. Didnt fail to charge me an arm and a leg in the process once he finished and expect it immediately...

I started putting the front suspension back together and decided to test fit these bad boys. Just gotta paint them now
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Old 05-27-2017, 02:06 PM   #69
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little preview of something ive been working on....





Rewrapped the headliner and now adding a starlight effect. always wanted to do this and figured it was the perfect time to get it done.
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Old 05-29-2017, 08:19 PM   #70
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Oh man that is gonna look dope when done!
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Old 05-29-2017, 09:50 PM   #71
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Oh man that is gonna look dope when done!
thanks man, im so hyped to finish it!
just waiting on another set of fiber optics to come in to finish it
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Old 06-01-2017, 05:04 PM   #72
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just got my tax return in!



very excited about this. these are my rear brakes.
quality and workmanship looks good so far.
will install these asap!
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Old 07-27-2017, 08:20 AM   #73
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Would love to see it, bro, but photobucket destroyed all the fun. You should consider hosting the pics elsewhere if possible. I'm really curious because a friend of mine that works at DSRLeasing had some work with 740 as well.
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