With the engine bay paint all dry I can begin getting things knocked out. All of the brake related components are installed, Clutch line run, Firewall AC lines run, motor mounts installed. The cruise control system was deleted and the cables updated to a single pull cable that runs from the throttle pedal right to […]
With all the paint being completed I was able to concentrate on getting the car all back together. The hood was the only thing not painted and that was due to me needing to track down the proper hood. I had to borrow a friends truck, make a 6 hour round trip to go get […]
The current engine being basically a boosted non-turbo engine is a ton of fun. The power made when boosting a 10:1 and how fast it comes on is just amazing. On the downside it’s a pain in the ass to control knock. With the increased compression and not adding 12+ psi boost, knock is inevitable. […]
The day finally came to swap the motors out. As I said previously I wasn’t going to drop the new motor in until something went wrong with the old one. Well it ran strong for a couple more months while the new motor sat back in my little workshop room.made a couple trips to the […]
A new house with a garage means I get to finally work inside for a change. What a better way to celebrate than with some new turbo’s and a whole new front mount intercooler setup and pre-turbo pipes.I stumbled across someone online selling a set of turbo’s with really no details about them. I could […]
When you build everything yourself from the ground up you’re going to run into issues over time. It’s bound to happen and it never fails. One of the biggest things that drives me nuts is leaks. Being the clean freak that I am, I seem to always have some random leak that seems to form […]
Finally get the engine dropped back in! Motor fought a little bit due to the solid motor mounts but in the end it’s back where it should be. Did some work closing off the AC system by filling it with oil and vacuuming the system out.
A lot of little and big stuff gets completed. Fenders and hood installed, First engine crank, New seats installed, Trim pieces refinished and I start working on the door caps and side skirts. This is a long episode as I was trying to get to a certain point in the video before cutting out. Didn’t […]