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Postby AScoda » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:41 pm

Seats turned out great, Brian.
So, no more sticky hood soon?
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Postby Solar » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:33 am

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Brian - that looks like an image out of a 1990's 240SX car brochure - very nice.
Thanks Tim. I'm very happy with it and as another plus, no more funky smell either. :grin:
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Seats turned out great, Brian.
So, no more sticky hood soon?
Thanks Drew, now I have to remember not to throw empty bottles of tea or trash on the seats.

The plan is to make it all one solid color with non sticky paint. I don't think the hood can hold anymore dirt and cat hair anyways :-D . Trying to find stock bumper covers and a side marker light, which 10 years ago would have been easy, now parts for these cars are getting really hard to find.
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Postby Evil MS3 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:06 am

Been a while since I've updated. Gotten a lot done on the racekrt. New Xidas race coilovers, Bauer ELBJs and Supermiata endlinks installed, ESR seat pan installed, HardDog harness bar installed. Sadfab delrinn bushing kit and new 15x9 Konig Dekagrams arrived as well.

Have to finish up sealing up and coating the seat pan and get my OMP seat and harness installed. Then install the bushings and get the car aligned and corner balanced. Probably a ton more I'm forgetting.
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Postby Evil MS3 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:22 pm

Complete suspension refresh is complete. Just have to put the front stuff back together once my new sway bar bushings arrive. If anyone ever asks for your help with this job, tell them no thanks!

List of suspension overhaul work:
-Xida Race coilovers with 800F/500R springs
-Supermiata adjustable endlinks all around
-Bauer extended lower ball joints
-New tie rod ends
-SadFab Delrin control arm bushings
-SPC camber bolts for all locations
-Fresh OEM boots and new grease on FUCA ball joints
-New sway bar bushings

Next is getting new tires for the new wheels and getting this thing to Speed Syndicate for a track alignment and corner balance
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Postby Native » Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:43 pm

Very cool.
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Postby Tim_M » Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:02 am

It will drive better than new and satisfaction of doing it yourself! Kudos to you!
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Postby AScoda » Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:55 pm

A shitty new project has arrived, thanks to an inattentive driver in a parking lot.
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Postby Loren » Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:25 pm

Inattentive is an understatement!

But, I guess you needed to paint a good portion of that car, anyway. And you got lucky... just the door. If had been the rear fender... that's not replaceable, and is extremely difficult to repair.
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Postby Evil MS3 » Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:57 pm

AScoda wrote:A shitty new project has arrived, thanks to an inattentive driver in a parking lot.
I've got a black passenger door in my garage that's perfectly fine minus some scratches. Free to you if you come get it out of my garage. Doesn't have a door card or side view but everything else is there.
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Postby AScoda » Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:35 am

I'll take it. Thanks! Where are you? Pinnellas?
It will fit in the back of the Mustang.
Haven't heard from other insurance company yet. My insurance talked to them. So, not sure how they will want me to proceed. If they just give me check, I can handle it. Ill get the whole front painted at least.
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Postby AScoda » Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:39 am

If I can use shop of my choice, will be quicker and easier to just bring a door.
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Postby Evil MS3 » Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:40 am

AScoda wrote:I'll take it. Thanks! Where are you? Pinnellas?
It will fit in the back of the Mustang.
Haven't heard from other insurance company yet. My insurance talked to them. So, not sure how they will want me to proceed. If they just give me check, I can handle it. Ill get the whole front painted at least.
Yessir, I'm in Pinellas. Seminole/Largo area. Just shoot me a PM and can figure out you grabbing it.
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Postby Solar » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:50 am

Damn Drew thats one nasty bump, like Loren said, be glad it was something thats somewhat easily fixed. If youre heading over to Pinellas soon, stop on by and have a beer :beer:

I had a similar issue with my new Honda, hit something on the Veteran's and destroyed my rear wheel, tire and bumper, $2000 in damage :bangwall:
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Postby Evil MS3 » Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:33 pm

My next project showed up today. FFS MP62 kit!Image
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Postby Tim_M » Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:58 pm

Is that a supercharger? Now we are talking... :grin:
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Postby mymomswagon » Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:20 am

In hopes of keeping this thread going...Image
Critical damping ??? We don't need no stinking critical damping !
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Postby mymomswagon » Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:26 am

install won't be for a couple months, but I did pickup a GTI turbo for the wagon. Might be M2 roadkill next time we meet :)Image
Critical damping ??? We don't need no stinking critical damping !
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Postby aw614 » Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:45 pm

How will your automatic transmission handle the IS20 and the extra torque it produces? Or are we going to see some crazy DSG swap into it :twisted:
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Postby Native » Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:24 pm

[drool]
Go Bill, go!
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Postby mymomswagon » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:53 am

aw614 wrote:How will your automatic transmission handle the IS20 and the extra torque it produces? Or are we going to see some crazy DSG swap into it :twisted:
the Golf auto is rated higher than the manual in terms of torque. some manuals have blown up trans with the is20 and aggressive boost.

so far, no one confesses auto trans failure on the forum with is20

flash tunes for is20 on Golf claim as high as 300hp crank. I'll be sticking with JB4 for now, which might achieve something like 240-260 crank.




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