I was debating if I should do a build thread on this car or not. I've lately been pretty lazy on documenting work I've been doing. And most has been pretty basic stuff. But anyway everyone loves pics so why not make one.
After 3 blown engine in my 91 BRG it was time to start fresh. I learned a lot from that car and enjoyed building it but I wanted something less extreme and more comfortable. More of a grand touring build with AC and no stripped interior. A balance between performance and comfort.
I stumbled across this Silver 99 Sport with a jackson racing m45. Supercharging it never crossed my mind but the selling point was it was california smog legal and the owner had the smog done.
Within 24 hours of owning the car I had it on the day curious of how much the stock kit made at 5psi. Turns out its a 148WHP. Not a bad start.
The plan for the car is handling and safety first. I added a 949 big grip kit, replaced all the bushings, extended lower ball joints, r-package tie rods etc.
Next safety and chassis stiffening. I'm in the process of adding a harness bar to my roll bar and getting the seating position as low as possible to clear the roll hoop. Planning on doing door bars and some other chassis bracing as well.
Finally add some power. I built a 2.5" exhaust for the car, Added a JDM 4-2-1 header. Next is intercooler and a megasquirt. Finally, I'll play around with a smaller pulley and water meth. That should keep me busy tinkering for a while.
Literally within 24 hours of owning it I had it on the rolls
Needs more Torquez
First track day at streets. I didn't care for the alignment much. No confidence in the car
949 big grip kit. Love those Xidas
Running they're recommended "race" alignment with the new extended lower ball joints.
She's heavvyyyy. With driver an 2/3 tank. corner balanced and got the cross weight to 50%
No driver. And it's only going to get heavier. I miss my 2050 lb NA
Old and New
2nd track day at Chuckwala. Much better with the new suspension setup.
The shop fabricator helped me build a custom 2.5 cat back.
double heat shield to keep the supercharger insulated
JDM goodness (I abandoned a racingbeat that wouldn't clear the blower)
Arts and crafts project for future door bar clearance
turned out not to bad.
I need all the space I can get
The Seat is 1/4" from the floor. As low as I can get it
Still not enough clearance when I put on my helmet
More to come. Plenty work in progress