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Old 07-21-2018, 08:08 PM   #169
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got the car back today. happy about some things, mostly upset though... I got home and laid out everything I got back. I'm missing pieces, some of the work I'm unhappy about( such as the driveshaft loop being in the middle of the shaft after telling him numerous times it needed to be within 6 inches of the front joint per nhra rules), bolts were finger loose and almost lost parts on the way home, turbo feed and drain aren't there, missing part of the trans mount. and missing bolt that hold the fender on. so you can be assured that I will not be recommending this shop to anyone.

I'm glad I have the car back and I'm even more glad that I have to tear the car completely apart to put it back together to make sure everything is right.
Tearing things down and putting it back together properly will give you a load of confidence rather than wondering.... I wish the car had been everything you worked for when you got it, but it will be what you want or at least enjoy before long.... I'm impatiently waiting for it to be running.... I've been out of pocket for most of the last year, but I'm making a comeback....
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Old 07-21-2018, 08:47 PM   #170
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Tearing things down and putting it back together properly will give you a load of confidence rather than wondering.... I wish the car had been everything you worked for when you got it, but it will be what you want or at least enjoy before long.... I'm impatiently waiting for it to be running.... I've been out of pocket for most of the last year, but I'm making a comeback....
Thank you. it will take a lot of work to recover from it but I will. thanks for staying with the thread! after its running I'll forget all about the shortcomings. welcome back

thought I'd throw this one in there to show just how big this charger really is.
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:00 PM   #171
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got the motor trans out today. also cut some core support out for better airflow to the turbo. gonna drop cradle and organize the mess.

the fittings for the feed/drain we're the wrong ones even though they were listed for it. I ordered the correct ones from wolfe racecraft. I about shit when it was $71 for 2 fittings lol
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:17 PM   #172
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I lol'd hard when you mentioned the cost of the fittings and the accident you experienced in the shorts... I've been there....


And holy crap, keep children and dogs away from the front of the car when it's running... This photo.... dahhhhmmmmmmnnnnnnnn. Good thing the screen is on there... at WOT you might suck birds out of the air...
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:35 PM   #173
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Old 07-26-2018, 04:11 PM   #174
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thanks guys!

got the cradle and gas tank out. immediately noticed when he did the cage that he burned through the gas tank which does still have some e85 in it. he's very lucky the car wasn't burned to the ground
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Old 07-26-2018, 04:44 PM   #175
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thanks guys!

got the cradle and gas tank out. immediately noticed when he did the cage that he burned through the gas tank which does still have some e85 in it. he's very lucky the car wasn't burned to the ground
Holy crap.....

Thats a photographic lesson for fabricators and builders.... and lucky is an understatement....
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Old 07-31-2018, 04:25 AM   #176
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so I managed to figure out how to pack a chute. it's a pilot chute so the spring goes in the bag last. I will be switching to a launcher style eventually for sure. I noticed after actually sitting inside the car that somehow when the shop had it they managed to scratch the hell out of the windshield. I will be having that pulled shortly and cutting the factory dash out. managed to find a vfn fiberglass dash locally for $150 brand new.

purchased a tig welder so I'm going to attempt to learn that machine. I currently have a Hobart 210 mig welder but it seems like I only use chromoly, stainless, and aluminum anymore. plus it looks nicer. I will be making my own chromoly steering column as well. going to try and get as much weight as possible off this car
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Old 08-05-2018, 04:34 AM   #177
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had a buddy come pull the windshield back out. makes things a lot easier at this point. ended up cracking it so I will be going to the optic armor front. picked up the fiberglass dash, and started stripping the interior. going through pulling airbags/speakers all that jive. hoping to get this car as close to 3200-3300lbs with me in it.

torque convertor came in, looks to be very well built.

hoping to pick some more pieces up soon
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Old 08-05-2018, 12:14 PM   #178
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thanks guys!

got the cradle and gas tank out. immediately noticed when he did the cage that he burned through the gas tank which does still have some e85 in it. he's very lucky the car wasn't burned to the ground
What the hell? We ALWAYS removed the tanks when welding in the area like that...

Damn!

I'd be sending that pic to him and saying he's lucky to be alive... Plus a few choice words...

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Old 08-27-2018, 04:49 PM   #179
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Hmmm... what's going on in here.
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:35 PM   #180
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Hmmm... what's going on in here.
just a loooonnnngggg build lol
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Old 09-19-2018, 06:45 PM   #181
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finally got around to touching the car again. mounted the ecm using rubber isolators. mounted the dbc gas pedal. been thinking on how to do the dash support bars/ mounting pads so I can still get to all the wiring. going to get some longer/bigger diameter chromoly to do that with.
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Alright! Updates! Can’t wait to hear it run...

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