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      04-27-2012 12:45 AM #386
      I definitely think there would be a way to use just the blower segment, chop it down a bit, and put a small radiator in-line as your heater core (seal it all up) and route your heat w/ brake ducting (2") to the stock locations.

      Haven't you already shaved the cut-out for the heatercore anyway? Thought I saw it smoothed in pics.

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      04-27-2012 04:51 AM #387
      Quote Originally Posted by Mean 'n Green86 View Post
      Motor pics look great. Still one of the top craftsmen in these forums if you ask me
      agreed.

    3. 04-27-2012 01:09 PM #388
      Thanks guys. I guess Ill be pulling out my dash this weekend to look it all over.


      Still have a big list of things to do before So Wo.

      Re do the exhaust. It sounds great but Is way too loud. Right now im running a Ducati carbon fiber 2" straight through muffler. Ill be putting another identical muffler in line and a side exit to try to cut down on in cabin fumes.

      figure out what the hell im going to do about my intake - air filtration. Ive got some 2.125" silicone tubing im going to use as runners between the carbs and one of these filters that will be under the windshield.



      Ive still got to hook up my in dash gauges. All thats hooked up right now is the oil pressure idiot light.

      I have to finish my air oil seperator. Basically just some welding but I have to find the time to do it.

      OH YA ive still got to make a fan shroud for thr radiator. I could throw the stock one back in But I think its Hideous. Ill make an aluminum one with a more modern fan.

    4. 04-27-2012 01:16 PM #389
      forgot to mention, IM LOOKING FOR MKIII SPINDLES.

      Im looking for some spindles I can made caliper adaptors for my 11.3" brakes. Id really like to have that done for sowo also, but im just dreaming at this point.

      11.3" powerslot rotors and hawk pads are on their way to my place.

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      04-27-2012 10:20 PM #390
      Are you staying 4x100? 280mm will be easier if so (11"). Or you can just drill your own bolt patterns I bet, but that's out of my realm..

    6. 04-28-2012 12:49 AM #391
      Yes I'm staying 4 x 100. I'm re drilling the rotors.

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      04-28-2012 08:53 AM #392
      Is that the largest you can stuff under those wheels? 12.3" TT/R32 brakes aren't hard to get in there if already at 11.3". I do recall you saying something about the max rotor size due to what calipers you're using (from an xterra?).

      Anyhow, love the work.

      It's inspired me to stick w/ 17's and hack and chop until it sits where it should, and rides how it ought to.

    8. 04-28-2012 01:11 PM #393
      Yes 11.3 is the biggest that will fit in my wheels. Some 15's wont even fit that large of a rotor. My calipers are huge too, but they will fit. Ive got that all worked out. My only problem is I need some mk 3 spindles.
      Last edited by Truckinduc; 04-28-2012 at 01:13 PM.

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      04-28-2012 02:53 PM #394
      Quote Originally Posted by Truckinduc View Post
      Yes 11.3 is the biggest that will fit in my wheels. Some 15's wont even fit that large of a rotor. My calipers are huge too, but they will fit. Ive got that all worked out. My only problem is I need some mk 3 spindles.
      Mk3 classifieds for a part-out or a JY

    10. 04-28-2012 04:11 PM #395
      Yes I put a WTB thread in the mk 3 classified section.

    11. 04-28-2012 06:43 PM #396
      Hover car



      chopping up the intake manifold to make the carbs fit better


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      04-28-2012 08:07 PM #397
      Wow! Very nice work!

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      04-28-2012 10:15 PM #398
      When i first saw you building the carb set up i had a feeling it wasn't gonna fit but i figured you had it worked out

      Its looking great

    14. 04-29-2012 06:29 PM #399
      Quote Originally Posted by Fattmatt View Post
      When i first saw you building the carb set up i had a feeling it wasn't gonna fit but i figured you had it worked out

      Its looking great
      Ya well **** happens. I guess I got the angle wrong. It was hard to measure since i still had the raintray sheetmetal in place.

    15. 04-29-2012 06:31 PM #400
      manifold for about the 30th time.



      I made a solid wooden front motor mount. But I decided aluminum would be better.



      carbs are angled up a little more now. Back of motor is dropped down to .375" above stock and the front of the motor is a little lower than stock.




    16. 04-29-2012 10:40 PM #401
      cooking on some high temp paint



      and wrapping, what a ****ty job.



      then drying it out in prep for more high temp paint.



      looks like I wont be driving it to work tomorrow.


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      04-30-2012 07:20 AM #402
      All those skills and your car is sitting on cemented blocks? Haha
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    18. 04-30-2012 12:57 PM #403
      header is cooked and done.



      Anyone want an aluminum rabbit head? Ive got a couple extra laying around. I need to fund some MKIII spindles.




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      04-30-2012 06:11 PM #404
      Quote Originally Posted by Mean 'n Green86 View Post
      All those skills and your car is sitting on cemented blocks?
      That's what came to my mind too.
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      04-30-2012 06:55 PM #405
      Positive you don't wanna make me some drop plates?

      Local company is being a pain in the arse to order from...

    21. 04-30-2012 07:37 PM #406
      Quote Originally Posted by Project_2501 View Post
      Positive you don't wanna make me some drop plates?

      Local company is being a pain in the arse to order from...
      Want the ones that are on the car now? Im about to change Them out for some other ones that I made.

    22. 04-30-2012 07:39 PM #407
      Quote Originally Posted by Mean 'n Green86 View Post
      All those skills and your car is sitting on cemented blocks? Haha
      Quote Originally Posted by BassNotes View Post
      That's what came to my mind too.
      I dont get it. Care to explain?

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      04-30-2012 09:05 PM #408
      This is totally badass!!!!!!
      I want the rabbit head. Could it be made into a shift knob?

      Also, could I get you to make me a shift lever extension rod?

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      04-30-2012 09:06 PM #409
      Quote Originally Posted by Truckinduc View Post
      I dont get it. Care to explain?
      They are question your car being on cinder blocks......they tend to be a bit crumbly...lol

    25. 04-30-2012 09:38 PM #410
      Quote Originally Posted by oopseyesharted View Post
      This is totally badass!!!!!!
      I want the rabbit head. Could it be made into a shift knob?

      Also, could I get you to make me a shift lever extension rod?
      I could weld two of them back to back and make an extension rod yes.

      Quote Originally Posted by oopseyesharted View Post
      They are question your car being on cinder blocks......they tend to be a bit crumbly...lol
      Ah got ya. Its not on cinder blocks. The front is on plastic ramps with wooden blocks and the rear is on an aluminum stand. Its just to lift the car up so i dont have to hurt my bad back by bending over to work on the engine. Not getting under the car.

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      04-30-2012 10:37 PM #411
      I think the rabbit head is fine as is. Is it thick enough for tapping?
      How much for that and a 6 inch extension with a slight bend to bring it closer to me?

    27. 05-01-2012 12:46 AM #412
      Quote Originally Posted by oopseyesharted View Post
      I think the rabbit head is fine as is. Is it thick enough for tapping?
      How much for that and a 6 inch extension with a slight bend to bring it closer to me?
      Ill take a picture of the back side for you. Its got two threaded studs in the back. I still think two welded back to back polished would be awesome. Ill let you know about the rod.

    28. 05-01-2012 12:49 AM #413
      Just measured my extra rear beam. Its about an inch wider than my stock one. Its braced up more too. Not sure what its out of.

    29. 05-01-2012 03:11 AM #414
      offtopic, but you live in a nice area.
      Girls and Money and New Clothes

      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      Keep in mind the noise you hear in an S2000 is the ENGINE, and not the exhaust note that VR6 people jizz over. I'd rather have a nice sounding engine than a nice sounding exhaust.

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      05-01-2012 08:28 AM #415
      Quote Originally Posted by Truckinduc View Post
      I could weld two of them back to back and make an extension rod yes.



      Ah got ya. Its not on cinder blocks. The front is on plastic ramps with wooden blocks and the rear is on an aluminum stand. Its just to lift the car up so i dont have to hurt my bad back by bending over to work on the engine. Not getting under the car.
      Ok good. I love this car and your work. I don't want you to get hurt.
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      05-01-2012 12:28 PM #416
      Not sure if it's what you have but the mk3 rear beam is about an inch wider than a mk2 beam

    32. 05-01-2012 01:17 PM #417
      Quote Originally Posted by andrewmilie View Post
      Not sure if it's what you have but the mk3 rear beam is about an inch wider than a mk2 beam
      Ya thats what ive always heard. The guy I got it from really thinks its out of a mk II GLI or GTI. Its got quite a bit more bracing than my beam, which is a base model car, and its got a built in swaybar. I need to look at some MK III beams.

    33. 05-01-2012 01:22 PM #418
      here is the back side of the rabbit head. Its a mold for making chocolate bunnys. Ive got a few of them.



      replacing all my worn out shifter stuff. It took longer than I expected.



      Header is back on for hopefully the last time. For a while at least.



      Oh and here are my drop plates version three. They have 0 front to rear offset, unlike my other ones, and provide a 3.625" drop. They also have 1.5 degrees of negative camber built in. Im trying to avoid any type of shims. Toe should be 0 at the ride height I want. If I like them then Ill build a brace into the back of them to stop any flexing that might occur.


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      05-01-2012 01:46 PM #419
      Awesome. I might still want version 1.. Just ordered 1552's last set of B&G's, so we'll see how low those go first. I definitely don't need plates to drop the rear nearly 4" though; roughly 1/2 that would be ideal.

      I wanna see what you do in the front end for modifying the subframe pick-up points and control arms.

    35. 05-01-2012 04:26 PM #420
      It looks as though i have a set of mk III knuckles headed my way. Now i just need to buy a set of wheel bearings. I just put brand new bearings in my stock knuckles. Oh well. Ive got some tricks up my sleeve for the big brake setup. Lets just say i have not seen it done before on one of these cars. It should cut down on some unsprung weight and move the pole moment rearward slighly, both good things.

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