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    1. Member voxwagen88's Avatar
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      03-05-2017 12:47 PM #5501
      Quote Originally Posted by mike in SC View Post
      Drove the wagon around the block, signed up for another autox tomorrow.

      It's going to be fun.
      Did you make it to the autox?
      Were you running with a new sportier alignment?

      What did you think?

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      03-05-2017 12:53 PM #5502
      Terribly grainy photo of test fitting of a 14.1 pound power sports battery.



      Fired right up.

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      03-06-2017 08:25 PM #5503
      I WAS JUST thinking of using a smaller battery today. What kind of battery are you using?
      (sheriff)Early, I though you said this was a drug possum.
      (Early) Sure, I drug him from the ditch.
      (sheriff) I wish you told me that before you sold him to me.

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      03-07-2017 08:50 PM #5504
      Quote Originally Posted by voxwagen88 View Post
      Did you make it to the autox?
      Were you running with a new sportier alignment?

      What did you think?

      Yea, I did make it. I didn't go with the full sport alignment, but was much better than stock figures. I felt like the car was relying less on the outside of the tire and more on the overall width of the tire. The steering simply felt more planted with less natural understeer. The wagon is more neutral than my old 2005 civic Si hatchback, though I would like the stiffness of the chassis from the Honda in the Fox

      My times began around 56 seconds and I worked it down to 51.2 seconds in four runs. No prisoners. Beat a few miatas too!


      I pulled the 034 motor mounts out today. Too much noise. I have some hearing loss and the noise wasn't good. I'm going to put them in the classifieds because I won't use them. I put in the E30 mounts and stock trans mount back in their places.
      Last edited by mike in SC; 03-07-2017 at 09:01 PM.
      (sheriff)Early, I though you said this was a drug possum.
      (Early) Sure, I drug him from the ditch.
      (sheriff) I wish you told me that before you sold him to me.

    5. 03-15-2017 04:50 PM #5505
      This wasn't all done today, but over the last couple of months. This is on my '89 Fox GL sedan.

      Bought the Foxy Fiona a few months ago, and noticed some things what needed repairing. So, since then, shifter's been as rebuilt as it can be (still needing the lower shifter bushings, which I can't seem to find); all 4 wheel bearings have been replaced, along with stub axles in the rear and wheel hubs up front; the FPR has been replaced with a newer-used part, along with 'sealing up' the fuel lines (not sure exactly what that means, as I don't tend to mess with fuel system stuff, so I had a shop take care of all that); water pump and timing belt are new; and a rear passenger-side brake job.

      Still having some serious rumble when driving, so I had a buddy come out to take a look at it, and it turns out I need new shocks and control arms. Or, at least new bushings all around. Joy.

      So, I thought I'd go ahead and look into lowering this little beast, as the stance should match the Borla TT exhaust the previous owner put on her! Thing is, I'm getting confused with what will work, and what won't. As these repairs aren't in-dire-need (yet), I figured I'd do some research and see what you lovely folks have had success with, and what you haven't. I'm definitely looking for "as little modification as possible" here, and not looking to do anything too extreme with regards to lowering her, or stiffening her up. I might take her autocrossing now and again, but she's gotta be a mostly-comfortable daily-driver for a while, too.

      Other plans include body work, as she's still in good shape, but there are a few little rumples and crumples around, and she's gonna be in need of new paint sooner or later. Or maybe a vinyl wrap, if I can find one that's actually quality and won't need replacement in two years. (If any of you have gone this route, I'd love to hear about your experiences!) I'm also wanting to eventually replace the cam to the Euro Caddy M-Grind one from Techtronics, again unless one or many of you have input on a way to get as much more low-end power with as little modification as possible! And lastly, I think I want to finish out the exhaust, as the one installed was cat-back only, and getting the more open gaskets and better flow of the Audi collector pipes in there would be nice.

      And I'll do some more searching, and maybe even post a separate thread just for this discussion (assuming I ever get the ability to even view my own account page, much less make a new thread - passive aggressive request for the masters of this forum to please respond to my emailings done!). Just thought I'd pick the brains of anyone who still hits up this decently-active thread, should they desire to lay me down some knowledge!

      Anyway, thanks for reading, and I look forward to hanging out here, learning what I can, and seeing all the crazy sh*t you folks get up to!

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      03-26-2017 10:05 PM #5506
      I missed it. I need to get back into older waterpumpers.

      Also hi guys, miss you bunch too.
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      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

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