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    Thread: Clean on the inside, Rust on the outside, crap-crap-crappy paint job

    1. Senior Member IronTrap's Avatar
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      12-08-2010 05:58 PM #1
      Powdered these bits



      for this engine



      For this car




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      12-08-2010 06:01 PM #2
      awesome

      you gonna do a turbo? or why the short runner?
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      12-08-2010 06:02 PM #3
      Hells yeah. Some of my favorite rods are all nice and new under the hood and crusty on the outside.

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      12-08-2010 06:03 PM #4
      Using the eastwood kit, I assume?

      Looks good.

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      12-08-2010 06:03 PM #5
      Love it or hate it, for rats that blow doors off of trailer queens and checkbook cars.

    6. 12-08-2010 06:06 PM #6
      Powder job looks amazing.
      Wish I could buy one of Eastwoods powdercoating set ups.

      Looks like candy.

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      12-08-2010 06:16 PM #7
      Parts look sweet! Any info on the MK1 capri in the background of the first pic? Looks hot.

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      12-08-2010 06:19 PM #8
      reminds me of the bucket

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      12-08-2010 06:40 PM #9
      all motor 16v... now!

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      12-08-2010 06:49 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by a.sensenig View Post
      awesome

      you gonna do a turbo? or why the short runner?
      yea planning to do a fun little turbo build on it. engine has autotech sport cams, HD valve springs, JE low comp pistons, head studs, etc. i had it built for my blue 76 rabbit years ago.. but never was sold on putting it in that car after i built the engine up. dawned on me to restore the engine bay and floors of my rustywesty and toss this badboy in.


      Quote Originally Posted by _WCHLVR_ View Post
      Hells yeah. Some of my favorite rods are all nice and new under the hood and crusty on the outside.
      that is exactly the plan. going to do a nice clean bay resprayed in pearl white and a nice detailed engine. i think just the reactions of people when you roll up somewhere, open the hood (or blow the doors of cars on the street) will totally be worth it

      Quote Originally Posted by EDM_v-dub View Post
      Using the eastwood kit, I assume?

      Looks good.
      yea i think id get fired if i used anything else :p the color is "mirror red" can see a slight reflection in the parts, pretty neat. the block i powdered gloss white like 3 or 4 years ago

      Quote Originally Posted by lilrabbitGTi95 View Post
      Parts look sweet! Any info on the MK1 capri in the background of the first pic? Looks hot.
      that is a project of one of the guys at work. he picks away at it once or twice a week, currently has no drivers floor or rocker, its a basketcase to say the least!

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      12-08-2010 06:57 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by saddest6day66 View Post




      that is exactly the plan. going to do a nice clean bay resprayed in pearl white and a nice detailed engine. i think just the reactions of people when you roll up somewhere, open the hood (or blow the doors of cars on the street) will totally be worth it

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      Going to crush a lot of egos doing that....
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      12-08-2010 06:59 PM #12
      i have one of those eastwood powdercoat guns, havent used it yet tho...

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      12-08-2010 07:05 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by wantacad View Post
      Going to crush a lot of egos doing that....
      I can just see someone trying to "sack up" and having their ass handed to them.

    14. 12-08-2010 08:55 PM #14
      I powdered my valvecover gloss white and love the way it looks. I've always been afraid to powder a block because I have heard that it can lead to warping since the block can't dissipate heat properly....is that true? Either way that looks awesome and you're making me want to do the same.
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      12-08-2010 08:57 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by A1steaksauce View Post
      god damn right!!!!!!!

      been waiting to see a build thread on this beast



      this thing isn't getting half aced....
      who said half a$$ed? huge cams high compression port and polish. thing would rip!

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      12-08-2010 09:42 PM #16
      like this thing wasnt scary enough to drive before?

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      12-08-2010 09:51 PM #17


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      12-08-2010 10:49 PM #18
      I would HOPE you're fixing the floorboards! My fat ass would go right through the drivers' side.

      The rustywesty lives anew!

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      12-08-2010 10:51 PM #19
      Went to my other garage space at my dads place tonight and dug through some parts i had packed away for this engine. found a bunch of seals and gaskets, a new ABF timing belt cover, and my bag of stainless allen bolts to mount a bunch of the bits on the engine. Bolted the manifold on and set the valve cover on. I need to get some stainless bolts for the valve cover next. Also need to mod the ABF cover to better fit the shorter 9A block.

      I randomly post in here as I touch the car. thanks for the positive comments!









      And a close up of the stainless bolt/mirror red/white block combo


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      12-08-2010 11:39 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by saddest6day66 View Post
      stainless allen bolts
      Win! I recommend a little anti-seize once your in final assembly mode. I have found stainless and aluminum don't play all that well together.

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      12-08-2010 11:42 PM #21
      keep it up Murray
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      12-08-2010 11:52 PM #22


      This is gonna be gooooood.
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      12-09-2010 10:01 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by _WCHLVR_ View Post
      Win! I recommend a little anti-seize once your in final assembly mode. I have found stainless and aluminum don't play all that well together.
      Yea i def. have that beaten into my had by my dad when i was a youngin' growing up! hoping i can find some stainless bolts for the valve cover today on my lunch break at fastenal/hardware stores in the area... problem is fastenal makes you buy in a large quantity.. and i only need 2 of the long center valve cover bolts... not pumped to spend like $40 on a bag of bolts i need two of them from :p

      P.S.- anyone know the length/size/thread pattern for the valve cover bolts?

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      12-09-2010 10:06 AM #24
      Nice build man! Got that part last night, going to try and slap it in this weekend. But I dunno, there's a low of -14 degrees!

      Keep the updates and pics coming!

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      12-09-2010 10:26 AM #25
      meh.
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      12-09-2010 10:27 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by DrFraserCrane View Post
      meh.
      get to sourcing a shotgun holder for the M please.

    27. 12-09-2010 10:44 AM #27
      rusty westy

      how bad are the floors?
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      12-09-2010 10:50 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by benjaminobscene View Post
      rusty westy

      how bad are the floors?
      maybe I should ask first.. how's your stomach?

    29. 12-09-2010 10:58 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by saddest6day66 View Post
      maybe I should ask first.. how's your stomach?
      While towing my rabbit back from Scranton we accidentally ran over a deer that hadn't been cleared from the road. The deer was kind enough to help remove the rabbit's rotted floor but in return left a lovely mess of blood, guts, and poo.
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      12-09-2010 11:07 AM #30
      Some pics of how found the car/when i first took delivery over a year ago. Story goes that a buddy of mine that worked at a local tire shop told me about a nice old man that came into his shop to get his tires rotated on his caddy and mentioned he had an "old 80 rabbit" he'd pretty much give away.. apparently he had parked the car when his son seized up the old diesel engine, he pulled the engine and never got around to installing a new one. he left the OE 4spd trans on the passenger seat this entire time.. he moved the car to a friends house, where it used to sit near the road.. local kids smashed out the one side window, and the other windows we left half down.. he then moved it in the back of his property where it sat and sunk into the ground...my friend got his number and instantly contacted me. by the end of the week i had looked at the car, fell in love, and negotiated a trade.. i get his OE caddy 5spd trans repaired (was stuck in 3rd gear), and I get the car. I did so, returned the trans, picked the car up, worked my ass of to convert it to "Gas" from diesel and get it road worthy for Madness a month later.. below are some pics of when i first got it, and some of the stuff i ran into when getting it "road worthy" for the first time in almost 20 years.























      Maiden Voyage was to Madness, had no lights what-so-ever, brake pedal I had to manually return to the top of the pedal position each time i braked, I would have to stop to retime the engine every little bit as it was burning off the horrible old diesel/gas mixture that was in the tank and i had to retime/tune it to compensate for the "fresh gas" as it cleaned itself out, and had to clearance the fenders to fix some rubbing issues.. i've never had more fun driving or bringing a car back to life than this one.












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      12-09-2010 11:10 AM #31
      damn son your like a machine with these builds lately
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      12-09-2010 11:11 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by saddest6day66 View Post
      ... problem is fastenal makes you buy in a large quantity..
      Really? My fastenal lets me buy single bolts all the time!
      Quote Originally Posted by g60vw View Post
      If I thought like that I would have gotten out of mk1's back when they were still A1's
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      12-09-2010 11:20 AM #33
      awesome......just awesome......everyone's beating me to the punch...I'm dying to find a crusty mk1 to do this with.....problem is, all the ones I find are too far gone with the rear beams rotted off or the strut towers totally separated from therest of the chassis...


      sweet job man!

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      12-09-2010 11:40 AM #34
      just noticed some of my pics from madness 09!
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      If I thought like that I would have gotten out of mk1's back when they were still A1's
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      12-09-2010 11:42 AM #35
      Badazz bunny!!! Powder looks Awsome!!!!! Btw what wheeels are those? I thought u were trying to sell the car awhile back?

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