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    Thread: Just got this b3 wagon...

    1. Member Joel Goodson's Avatar
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      02-17-2011 01:20 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by sin bar View Post

      new rimzzzz on the wagon yet?
      I pick them up later. Then tomorrow cranking the coilovers back down and puting them on. New strut mounts and bearings as well. The ones on there are SHOT. I'll probably post pictures when Im done.
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      02-17-2011 02:16 PM #52
      good.
      motivation with this thing is coming fast.
      i'm gettin' excited.

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      02-21-2011 11:31 PM #53
      welp.

      slave went in without too many hitches.
      bled and bled, still wasn't working,
      turns out the replacement master i put in was bad, too.
      original master is back in, everything works!

      went to the carwash to make the bay less disgusting to work in,
      as i pulled up, it smelled really rich, but i didn't think much of it, since the head needs so much work
      sprayed the bay down, cleaned up the hood, all of that nonsense
      started it up, idled rough, noticed a strong gas smell,
      turns out the fuel line was split at the fuel rail. greaaaaatttt
      a buddy came and brought some cutters and stuff to help me out (thanks cody!)

      the cap and rotor got a bit wet, so i let that dry out.
      i don't reccomend hanging out at the carwash late at night.
      killed the battery, too.
      my other buddy came out to get me running again,
      and finally got to drive back home.

      i forgot how much fun this car can be
      i can't wait to have a suspension worth a damn.

      but now the power steering is groaning like crazy.
      because of course.
      don't know if it's the rack, or a split hose, or a wobbly pulley, or what.
      maybe i'll loop it and make a manual rack out of it.

      c'est la vie!

    4. 02-22-2011 09:51 AM #54
      I know you don't care , but the head is a 2.0l Boss.
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      02-22-2011 10:18 AM #55
      perfect.
      thanks, dude!

      rear emblem should be all dry today, so i can at least have that.
      i still smell fuel in this beast.
      eep.

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      02-22-2011 12:47 PM #56
      Progress!!!!!
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      02-23-2011 09:27 PM #57
      puttin' on my brave face.


      i'm so broke right now. ugh.

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      02-28-2011 09:13 AM #58
      control arm bushings ordered.
      gonna strip and refinish these control arms from dan.
      my "must be new or clean" ocd is starting to kick back in.
      oh geez.

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      03-01-2011 12:14 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by sin bar View Post
      control arm bushings ordered.
      gonna strip and refinish these control arms from dan.
      my "must be new or clean" ocd is starting to kick back in.
      oh geez.
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      03-01-2011 07:25 PM #60
      someone send me some dtm tips.

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      03-02-2011 02:25 PM #61
      new rotor cap came today, and is on the car.
      was it supposed to come with one of those "seals" that fits between the orange of the cap and the rotor on the motor? the old one on there looks kinda beat...

      also, new control arm bushings came,
      those will get stomped in on saturday, most likely.

      thinking of a color for the mad dtm wheels,
      either bright blue, pale gold, or regular ol' silver...

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      03-02-2011 03:50 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by sin bar View Post

      thinking of a color for the mad dtm wheels,
      either bright blue, pale gold, or regular ol' silver...
      Silver.
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      03-07-2011 08:03 PM #63
      yeah, that's probably for the best...

      here's a minor update:
      for my birthday weekend, my buddy jesse took me up to his work to refinish some control arms dan sent me for the cash i sent him.
      as it turns out, the bushings in them that looked like they were good were actually torn a significant amount, so i replaced the rears with the r32/tt variants and just good ol' stock front bushings.
      i got to use the big sandblaster (just behind the arms there):


      which turned the cruddy junkyard parts to this:


      jesse pressed in the new bushings:



      threw it in the paint booth and primered them up:




      and ended up with this!



      they'll go on when the suspension comes back through, hopefully soon. the old diesel i had is about to let go of it's bottom end (gross), so maybe while it's down the suspension can get swapped around...

      meanwhile, i sent the head to the machine shop, where it was immediately obvious that all of my exhaust valves were bent. guh. so i'm adding 100 bucks or so to the tab on that.

      i really enjoy refinishing parts, i'll probably redo some brakes and do s/s lines when that comes along, and the intake manifolds and valve cover will get some love later on down the line, too.
      anyone have some spares they are willing to let go of real cheap? like ten bucks cheap? i'll send you my old ones when i swap on the refinished ones! brakes too!

      i can't thank jesse enough for the help, he also dropped the head off for me as it's right around the corner from his work. they built up his vr head somethin' fierce, too, so i know they do good work. wooooo!
      Last edited by sin bar; 11-03-2011 at 08:56 PM.

    14. 03-07-2011 09:20 PM #64
      such a refinishing whore you are
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      03-08-2011 09:41 AM #65
      i love you, too.

      i could spend the rest of my life sandblasting and be ok with that

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      03-14-2011 11:30 PM #66
      head is back from the shop!
      needed all exhaust valves and seals.
      cleaned, inspected, milled ever so slightly
      pretty pumped.

      reviewing a video i took of underneath to see what all looks crappy, as i'm not near a lift nor have my ramps with me anymore.

      now onto seals and bolts and all that other malarkey.

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      03-15-2011 06:15 PM #67


      wheeee
      clean and stock.
      Last edited by sin bar; 11-03-2011 at 08:57 PM.

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      03-15-2011 06:55 PM #68
      Very nice!
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      03-15-2011 08:10 PM #69
      i think i will high temp paint this head, just to keep it from basic corrosion.

      i need to start buying ****, like twenty bucks a week for this car.
      i'll need swaybar endlinks, too.

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      04-05-2011 09:47 PM #70
      swaybar endlinks ordered!
      maybe, just maybe,
      i'll have this thing all buttoned up control arm wise next week. woooo

      selling my refreshed head to make way for a friends recently rebuilt but no longer needed motor.
      tell your friends!

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      04-05-2011 10:39 PM #71
      miss you.

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      04-11-2011 12:01 PM #72
      hey mc tight pants!

      got my jackstands back this weekend,
      wednesday should be go time with the control arms

      sold my front spacers off the car,
      and the head i just refinished,
      putting a deposit on a motor this weekend, hopefully.
      a locally rebuilt nice one with all the wrong fueling on it.

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      04-14-2011 07:09 PM #73
      got one out of two control arms in yesterday,
      thought i had a wrong part...
      turns out i'm just not very good at control arms.

      other one will go in when i have some time,
      perhaps tomorrow evening
      or afternoon, if work is slow.

      while i was under there, i saw that basically the whole suspension is toast.
      so tie rods, tie rod ends, ball joints, and at least one axle,
      in addition to the suspension i hope to replace with my old coilovers one day.


      my poor sad car
      oof.

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      05-03-2011 04:14 PM #75




      look!
      block will be painted, fueling will be dealt with,
      and all the special header/cams/intake will probably be sold to fund other stuff.

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