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Old 04-16-2013, 10:46 PM   #286
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The subframe is back up in the car. Time to go to the pub for a brew or two...

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Did your old akg TA bushings squeak much with their "grease grooves"? my old IE TA bushings had no grease grooves and creaked like crazy, but I loved the fuh razee
They bound up more than anything because the core sat flush with the flanges of the bushing, so when the RTAB bolt was torqued it squeezed the bushing instead of the aluminum core. I didn't know any better at the time otherwise I would have trimmed down the flanges or something. I just thought that it would wear in a bit and be ok. The poly control arm bushings make the car sound like it has wooden suspension though. I need to come up with a solution for that (i.e. machine the bushing and press in a bronze sleeve where the control arm goes)
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:04 AM   #287
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Front rotors and pads. DONE

Flush brakes

Install exhaust DONE

Motor and Trans mounts

Power steering block DONE

Seats from convert able DONE

Hood and doors

Clean up wiring

Battery

Changed front calipers - bleeder screws both broke DONE

remove transmission and aline shift fork - retaining spring was missed when it was bolted to motor

Change heater core, it's leaking

Gonna do all the small things tonight and tomorrow evening, tackle transmission Friday night, should have it on the trailer Saturday afternoon to bring to autoslalom on Sunday

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Old 04-17-2013, 01:02 PM   #288
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Yeah it sucks when you think you're almost done because there's just a bunch of little things left to do, but when you add it all up it ends up being a substantial amount of time.

I started writing up a fairly detailed (so I don't miss anything or forget to buy a part) hit list of things I need to get done tonight and tomorrow night if I'll stand a chance of firing the car up so that I can take it to the alignment shop Friday afternoon...

Hit list for tonight:
  • put on crank spacer with loctite
  • install hose clamps for fuel line beside fuel pump, put covers back on, put rear seat back in
  • install RTAB nuts and roughly set alignment equally (pick up nuts from dealer this evening)
  • hook up rear brake lines
  • install e-brake hardware
  • install rotors pads and callipers
  • set e-brake
  • bolt up driveshaft
  • install exhaust shield and exhaust
  • tidy up rear end wiring/double check that everything is tight
  • hook up heatercore coolant lines (check to make sure have coolant to re-fill)
  • re-install intake manifold, fuel rail, injector harness (buy new tube of RTV this evening)

Hit list for tomorrow:
  • bleed rear brakes
  • install front main seal plate
  • re-install timing belt parts
  • torque crank bolt
  • install pulleys and belts
  • install rad, coolant hoses, and clutch fan
  • fill with coolant
  • install hood
  • final check over everything
  • start car and bleed cooling system

It's probably going to be a late couple nights...
  • Buy beer

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Old 04-17-2013, 03:51 PM   #289
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It's probably going to be a late couple nights...
  • Buy beer

This is of utmost importance.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:53 PM   #290
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The most important.^^^^^
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:16 PM   #291
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Quite the list dude hope you're a fast worker!
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:52 AM   #292
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Quite the list dude hope you're a fast worker!
Not fast, but determined...I was out there well past midnight last night... and currently sitting at my desk at work in a coma

As usual though there were a few little issues along the way which caused some setbacks. I didn't get the intake manifold put back on, but everything else on the list got finished.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:07 AM   #293
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Get yourself some coffee. Coffee makes everything better.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:40 AM   #294
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I'm on my second one so far this morning... and I foresee at least another 3 to get me through the day... and possibly a cat nap in the parking lot at lunch lol
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2 days out till auto slalom, work to do tonight and Saturday morning...

Put transmission back in, got it out last night

Going to bypass the heater core for now, save time so I can race Sunday

Put doors and hood on

Flush the brakes

Change diff and Trans fluid

Put in condor motor and Trans mounts

Fingers crossed no issues arise and should have the car loaded on the trailer just after lunch Saturday and enjoy an evening with the family and get some sleep.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:29 AM   #296
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I’ll sum up my night last night by saying I went to go fill up a jerry can around 4am this morning. Car is back on its wheels, started, coolant system bled and ready to go the alignment shop at 4pm today when I get back from sleeping at work all day.

I was surprised when I put the car down, with the coils being 3/8” from full low in the rear I have pretty much zero camber. I had set the adjustment at max to see how well it compensates for being low, apparently it works well.

Only downside is that the exhaust sounds sort of shitty because my v-band for the cat back got damaged from bottoming out on something. Once I removed it, it won’t go back on the same as it was anymore so it’s leaking a bit, I have a replacement on order.
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Put in condor motor and Trans mounts
I put the Condor transmission mounts in my car. The bolt through design makes installing mad simple.

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Iíll sum up my night last night by saying I went to go fill up a jerry can around 4am this morning. Car is back on its wheels, started, coolant system bled and ready to go the alignment shop at 4pm today when I get back from sleeping at work all day.
Good job, man... I'm in the middle of a hectic compressed schedule project where I'm hurrying up to wait so I couldn't get the day off to go take my car for an alignment. Also gotta take my dad for surgery next week so I didn't want to push my luck calling in sick today.

*sigh* Hopefully I can make the May 4th event a the 'Bend.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:49 AM   #298
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Sweet work congrats on the camber control!

Out of curiosity, what style clamps are you using? I have two different ones from when we pieced together my exhaust last minute and one or both need replacing... I have one U style and one ...wrap around style?
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Out of curiosity, what style clamps are you using? I have two different ones from when we pieced together my exhaust last minute and one or both need replacing... I have one U style and one ...wrap around style?
v-band...

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Old 04-19-2013, 07:47 PM   #300
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Rear end alignment successful. Brakes need to be bled a bit more. Swap over to star specs. A quick wash.

See ya on Sunday!

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