So decided to start a build thread. My old laptop fried so a little short on earlier pics. I bought a '97 M edition back in dec of '08 for $2k. Had a little bit of body damage. Dented door and some dings. Cracked radiator and heater wasn't hooked up. Not a bad deal.
Fast forward to June of '11. I was planning on putting a FM2 in the '97 soon. Wanted to build the motor first. However, I found a '99 with a FM2 already in it for $6k. Picked it up. Figured I was basically getting my FM2 with a car attached to it on the cheap.
Mods list the '99 came with:
FM2 w/ Hydra GT2560r
FM 2.5in exhaust
FM 10lb flywheel
HD double diaganal roll bar + harness bar
Really nice hard top
FM shocks/springs/sway bars
Double feed rail
RC 550 injectors
The shift light thing FM sells
I hate the wheels, he wanted to keep his enkei's and I really didn't like them anyway. So he gave me these. Don't laugh I know they suck.
Buddy Club seats I sold to DJP cause I am either to fat or they are way to small. 5'9" 180lb ish, being broken makes being small hard
When I picked up the car I pretty much knew the turbo was blown. Smoked a hair and the PO never hooked the BOV to a source. Car ran well otherwise. Got it home hooked up the BOV and the turbo was toast. So did a engine bay rebuild. Added/did:
Took the turbo off and sent it off to rebuild
Sent injectors off to clean and blueprint
Also disassybled the intake mani and cleaned. Plus took off everything else and cleaned.
FM cross flow rad +fan kit
Got the car back up and running. Still smoking on hard throttle. Put the project aside for a bit and winter hit. Took the car to school and was over boosting like a mo fo. Turbo off again for porting.
added 10mm inconel studs small nightmare with machine shop
Got it all running again. Car smokes a lot now under throttle. Compression tested
Results +oil in cyl
Cyl 1--195 198
Cyl 2--125 130
Cyl 3--155 195
Cyl 4--195 198 I'm going off memory. To lazy to find my memo
So now it's time for a motor. Engine is almost ready to come out.
-Plan on de powering the steering rack with welded shaft.
-Modding the the valve cover for catchcan awesomeness
-changing the turbo coolant lines to -AN
-stage 2 FM clutch
-whatever comes up
-there are a lot of "mights" on the list
-actual engine specs are in the air at the moment thinking this
CP pistons maybe coated
Boundry oil pump
mild head port-just to clean it up
All new gaskets, main pulley, and other little things that just need replacing when you get near it.
The car when I got it home. It took me around 10-12 hours to get the yellow crap off the headlights. They look pretty good now. Need to attack them one more time with some polish.
After the clean up
As it sat as of last week
As it sits now as of a few hours ago
This is what the first machine shop though "installed" was
A pic of my garage before moving into my apartment. No reason just wanted to show off. It's the only big one in the complex.
Random piece of metal I found stuck to my drain plug today when I drained to oil. It's ruff looking like a piece of cast metal, thin, and really magnetic. Like a magnet wand will pull it into the air from a half inch away.
and a bunch of kittens for ya ----- lovers. Look at them all piled together. And yes it's racist if you think the black one is the criminal, but that's ok.