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Old 02-14-2011, 10:17 PM   #21
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You inspire me in 2 ways:
1) Your car is torn apart and there is still snow on the ground (damn u and your garage)
2) You take the time to wipe off your hands and pick up your fancy camera. IDK if my Canon XSi will even go into the paint booth this summer

Ill have to swing by in the miata soon and make you jealous that my **** runs.
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You inspire me in 2 ways:
1) Your car is torn apart and there is still snow on the ground (damn u and your garage)
2) You take the time to wipe off your hands and pick up your fancy camera. IDK if my Canon XSi will even go into the paint booth this summer

Ill have to swing by in the miata soon and make you jealous that my **** runs.
I do post cleanup photos, your setup will be fine in the booth post spraying; and you better come over and flaunt your running top dropping ****. I still need to see what a 6 speed feels like with a 4.1 rear :P
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:48 PM   #23
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I still need to see what a 6 speed feels like with a 4.1 rear :P
It gets old quick. a new rear end is on my shopping list for late in the season.
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rip your car into tiny pieces?
annihilate harness
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annihilate harness
My main reason for doing that is to get rid of all the air bag wiring. A little bit of me did it to clean up the harness but the main drive was to bid farewell to all the blue wiring (bottom right of my garage pic).
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no special lighting? just the garage lights?
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no special lighting? just the garage lights?
Most lighting is from fluorescent lighting but there is also a window next to where I take pics so I will arrange things to get that nice sculpting light from the window (which is usually brighter than the fluorescent).
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Completed the teardown. Going to mic the crank tomorrow but everything looks good to me. I think the black marks on the cylinder walls is just carbon seeing how there are no abnormal marks on any of the pistons or rings. Now I need to get a new harmonic balancer bolt, cam gear bolts, acl race bearings, acl thrust washers, new crush washers for the oil squirters, and new transmission stuff.

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Old pistons and rods (still straight):


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All together now!
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So today I stopped being a sickly bitch, got some **** done, and took photo's of said ****. Head is torn down to go to the machinist with the block and rotating assembly through a snow storm no less and am nearly finished with the drivers side of the harness. Should have it all done tomorrow; so be able to put the harness back in its original channeling and bolt it up. Here are the photos:

Soldering in stages for the edfc from l to r: soldered, heat shrank, and tinned




Loom coming out of drivers side:


Completed (but still need to connect the wires to the plugs at the end):


Torn down 99 head:








And my organizational skills:
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:47 PM   #30
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Finally a fender wire tuck I'd be proud to call my own.
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:00 PM   #31
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looks good!
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Thanks guys. I'll have finished product shots tomorrow after I battle the snow. Probably won't get to do the passenger side like I was hoping though :(
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Head and block are at the machinist. He had to deck the block a tad because there was some rot on the seating surface between the cylinder and one of the water jackets. The exhaust cam is being cut and drilled for intake cam duties along with a cleanup of the ports and valves. Should have it back by the 7th so between now and then I need to finish the bay, the wiring, and figure out what I am going to paint the block with.

I finished the loom for the passenger side today and started to start mocking up the wiring in the cabin, going to swap the power source for the LC1 to the ecu switched pwr so they will have the same power source powering them. PICS!

This miscreant washed up on my door step monday, just took it out of the box tonight:


Little more tidy:


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Got these neglected puppies for my daily once the snow goes away
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astroboy - your pm box is full I need your address to send this conector. PM me or email me.

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Sorry about that, shot you an email.

Spent some time today getting the 21 years of filth cleaned up. Finished up the passenger side, tomorrow I am pulling the master cylinders and getting the rest of the drivers side. I took a pic before I started to work on the drivers side for effect, and the back corner of the drivers side is black because there is so much surface rust there.

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Love the pictures man, keep em coming
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Looks amazing dude!
Are you painting the bay, or did i miss it?

The EFDC is nice, I would love to get that setup for my mkV GTI.
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Love the pictures man, keep em coming
Thanks! Your desires will be fulfilled with copious amounts of photographs. Here's one now

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Looks amazing dude!
Are you painting the bay, or did i miss it?

The EFDC is nice, I would love to get that setup for my mkV GTI.
I am going to do the bay carbon gray with some other things to make it a unique bay...maybe pink *****'s...maybe heat reflective tape. Not sure yet



Up next is getting the rust off, removing the dp, getting the seam sealer out/off, filling the unneeded holes, and stitch welding. Lots of stitch welding
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All the seam sealer that needs to be out (where we are stitching) is out with nary a scratch. Also got the amphenol, diff, and ARP head studs in. Thanks a lot to you guys for hookin a brother up! Also the machine work is nearly complete and I found some ARP cam gear bolts..Just need to verify the cam gear bolts are M12x1.25's





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ARP cam gear bolts? The big bolt that goes in the middle? Do those shear off??

Also, what is that diff? I don't recognize it.
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