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    Thread: Resurrection of the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

    1. 10-16-2011 07:08 PM #201
      Tires are NLA, discontinued. Going to look for a complete set of something eventually.

      To do list includes;

      mount battery tray & battery.
      mount distribution panel by fuse panel.
      finish engine wiring
      finish front lighting wiring
      pickup gauges (boost/oil pressure/AF)
      finish brake lines
      install radiator and fans
      install boost plumbing
      install dash
      clean up and install interior
      install and wetsand/polish hood
      wetsand/polish roof
      fluids

      Slowly getting there one part at a time. Halloween is not looking good for a completion date; keeps getting pushed back. Between 2 jobs and school 2 nights a week, it's hard to find more than a couple hours of time to work on it.

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      10-16-2011 09:35 PM #202
      your doing a very nice job
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      10-17-2011 07:55 AM #203
      Quote Originally Posted by jaystone View Post
      Tires are NLA, discontinued. Going to look for a complete set of something eventually.

      What tires are you trying to run?

      Dunlops?

    4. 10-17-2011 11:00 AM #204
      Tires on the car now are an offbrand made by Goodyear called Fierce HP's. Nothing special. I'll run whatever I can find that doesnt cost an arm and a leg, while also not being complete garbage.

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      10-17-2011 12:06 PM #205
      Well, those P wheels are 16's right?


      The popular tire to run on a 16" wheel used to be the Dunlop SP9000, but they are also NLA.

      People seem to respond pretty well to the Falken 512's


      Check tyrestretch.com for pictures of different brand and size tires on the wheel of the same specs.

      All depends on what you are going for, as far as look... and it's also relative... If you think $3-400 for tires is bad, price out a set of 33" tires for a F250 with 18" wheels

    6. 10-17-2011 12:14 PM #206
      Thanks for the info. 16" Firestone Destination AT's for my Ranger were $130 each, I can imagine what 33's would run!

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      10-17-2011 02:37 PM #207
      Yeah... I think it was $1100 shipped for the tires, and then mounting and balancing


      Looks pretty good so far... Good updates too

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      10-17-2011 03:10 PM #208
      Looking good Jeff
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    9. 10-18-2011 09:26 PM #209
      Brake system complete. Need to bleed it now and check for leaks.

      Battery tray installed. Rivnut/nutsert secured. Need to connect power cables to distribution block and get to wiring! Had to hold a flashlight on the trunk for lighting, sorry for the low quality.


      Last edited by jaystone; 10-18-2011 at 09:41 PM.

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      10-19-2011 11:40 AM #210
      i wanna see this sucker in person
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    11. 10-19-2011 11:48 AM #211
      Anybody is more than welcome to come and check it out. Just IM me for info!

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      10-19-2011 12:22 PM #212
      If you need some wheels for this to sit on through the winter let me know. I have some you can throw on it.
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    13. 10-19-2011 01:08 PM #213
      Really just need to buy tires...looking for a set of 205 40 16's and a set of 195 50 15's. Car came with the original 1995 GLX factory BBS wheels too.
      Last edited by jaystone; 10-19-2011 at 02:24 PM.

    14. 10-20-2011 08:37 AM #214
      Nothing really accomplished last night. My dad is back from Afghanistan for a couple weeks and we had some catching up to do.

      Not much going to happen tonight either, electricians apprenticeship classes. This weekend should give me time to do some more wiring.

    15. 10-21-2011 07:12 PM #215
      meh...bled the clutch and played with the battery (need more cable). Working all day OT tomorrow (time and a half is never a bad thing!).

      Really hard to balance working to make money, while having time off to spend it

    16. 10-23-2011 07:10 PM #216
      Test fit the cooling system. Need to get some couplings and piece together the lines that went out of the head to the heater core and then back to the Tstat housing. Heater core is gone now, but I'm water cooling to the turbo so the lines can't be completely removed. Need to find all the hardware to mount the radiator. Got the fans ziptied to the radiator. Had to fix the spark plug wiring. In the process of getting the wiring cleaned up I must have accidentally moved about half of the wires on the coil packs. Glad I checked...car probably wouldn't have run the way I had it.


    17. 10-26-2011 08:31 PM #217
      picked up one of these power steering delete lines from vortexer S/N ON3WHLS

      Gotta drop the rack/subframe to undo the hydraulic lines; tried with it all in place and can't get any leverage on the nuts.


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      10-26-2011 09:41 PM #218
      You dont have to drop the rack, I did mine while the car was all togther. A bit of a pita but better then tearing it all down. Make sure you have some stubby wrenches.
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      10-26-2011 10:03 PM #219
      Quote Originally Posted by jaystone View Post
      picked up one of these power steering delete lines from vortexer S/N ON3WHLS

      Gotta drop the rack/subframe to undo the hydraulic lines; tried with it all in place and can't get any leverage on the nuts.



      HOW well does this feel not having the hydraulic boost from the pump???
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      10-26-2011 11:39 PM #220
      Nothing wrong with manual steering, does a man right
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      10-27-2011 12:11 AM #221
      LOL i have nothing against manual steering... lol... buy arent the manual and power steering racks ratios different, and without the hydraulic boost, isnt that NON-power power steering rack harder to manipulate than a manual rack...? thats my question... does this system loop work better than just draining the rack of its fluid and running a well greased rack...?
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      10-27-2011 06:56 AM #222
      Quote Originally Posted by emg60vw View Post
      LOL i have nothing against manual steering... lol... buy arent the manual and power steering racks ratios different, and without the hydraulic boost, isnt that NON-power power steering rack harder to manipulate than a manual rack...? thats my question... does this system loop work better than just draining the rack of its fluid and running a well greased rack...?

      I put the same loop kit in the mkII. The power rack has a better ration that the manual rack.... It's a PITA trying to get the car all the way up on the wall in the garage, but other than that, its good to go

    23. 10-27-2011 07:18 AM #223
      Quote Originally Posted by BarryV View Post
      I put the same loop kit in the mkII. The power rack has a better ration that the manual rack.... It's a PITA trying to get the car all the way up on the wall in the garage, but other than that, its good to go
      That's what I heard as well, the ratio is quicker with the P.S. rack, but a little harder to maneuver at lower speeds. I'm curious how bad torque steer is going to be with the quaife and liberal amounts of boost/traction problems

    24. 10-27-2011 07:19 AM #224
      Quote Originally Posted by vwmk2vr6s View Post
      You dont have to drop the rack, I did mine while the car was all togther. A bit of a pita but better then tearing it all down. Make sure you have some stubby wrenches.
      I tried with everything in place, it's just too damn tight. Might try some PB blaster but I don't think corrosion is the issue.

    25. 10-28-2011 05:38 PM #225
      Tried on the P.S. hardline bolts again today. Still couldn't get them loose. Going to hold off on that part for a little while and focus on wiring. Picked up a good ground wire for the battery.

      Found a little rot under the car, couple places where I had to clean off the undercoating and do a little rust treatment on. Going to have to re-apply undercoating after I degrease the rest of the underside of the car.

      Got the downpipe attached to the cat/rest of exhaust after picking up a 3" 3 hole gasket.

      Still need to bleed the brakes and pull the trigger on some tires.

      No pictures today. It's cold as hell in the garage, even with insulated Carhartt bibs and jacket.

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