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Old 07-01-2011, 12:50 AM   #501
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when you coming over to help me wire tuck hmmm lol
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:09 PM   #502
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Finished all the wiring and spent the rest of today testing all my circuits and wiring changes out- Everything so far is working great! I even got all the LEDs except for 1 installed correctly, which I was surprised to see. Also tested the fuel system and found I tore the O-ring on injector 3- ran to the parts store and fixed that. Didn't see any other leaks in the fuel system after that nor in the coolant system. Hoping to finish the last bit tomorrow.
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Old 07-02-2011, 12:55 AM   #503
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Sounds good man. Glad to hear it is all wrapping up nicely.
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:12 PM   #504
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The car is back in fighting shape! It started up almost immediately. All of my wiring with the exception of the oil temp. gauge is working as well, which was a relief. I'm wondering if I might have disrupted the connection to the gauge when I was putting the dash back in. Ran the car for about 30 minutes to make sure the fan cycled on, and everything was normal, no leaks, etc. Tomorrow I'm going to have a buddy come over to help bleed the brakes and then it's off the jack stands hopefully for a looooong time!
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Old 07-03-2011, 04:06 PM   #505
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Awesome! i cant wait to see some vids of what this car can do.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:35 AM   #506
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Took the car out for a test drive yesterday- it's running pretty good! I believe I have a small vac leak at one of the wastegate fittings, but other than that everything seemed happy. I'm going to put some more time on it before checking the catch can to make sure I'm not blowing oil out still, but I'm about 99% positive that was due to a poor seal job on the baffles.

I freaking love this car.

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Old 07-05-2011, 10:59 AM   #507
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Awesome car, I want to drive mine now.
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Nice man. I'd really like to get together and do a shoot of that ******.
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Nice man. I'd really like to get together and do a shoot of that ******.
Gotta wet sand first but I'm down.

Thanks for the kind words guys.
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Maybe when you finish with that I'll have my **** sorted. I'd love to shoot that bad larry.
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I finally mustered up the courage and mounted my hood-pins over the weekend.

First cut is always the hardest:


Put down some blue tape and traced out the pattern for the latch:


With a combination of a drill, grinder, jigsaw, and a sanding disc I was able to test fit the latch (I know I'm jumping from side to side here, sorry about that):


Here I am test fitting both of the latches, and making sure they are able to catch the pins.


All done! I put some silicone sealant around all the cut edges as well as the perimeter of the latch so water can't get in. Took this pic before cleaning up the excess silicone and dust.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:33 PM   #512
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Nice man, they look good. What does the underside look like?
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:16 AM   #513
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I'll get a pic for you. I had to cut about a 1/2" more material around the perimiter of the latch in order to be able to get access to the hardware. I think I might end up adding some epoxy to the hood structure, as I had to slice the center support up a good bit.

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Old 07-07-2011, 10:35 AM   #514
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Nice! I planned on replacing my current pins with these. The lock was a good idea for sure.
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Nice! I planned on replacing my current pins with these. The lock was a good idea for sure.
I removed the factory hood latch all together, so I thought so too. I don't know how often I will lock them, but just to have the option was worth it to me. There really isn't that big a price difference.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:17 AM   #516
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I went to go and install the Tein EDFC control motors last night, and it turns out they aren't compatible with Tein RA coilovers- ARG! I'm going to call Tein USA today to see if there is someway I could retrofit them on. The issue is the top stud on the coilover where the motor threads on is too short.
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JB weld? I kid! But maybe you can make an adapter to thread into the edfc and then onto the top stud?
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open the trunk and turn the ****
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Nice build, nice hood pins. Just make sure they are latched, I game been behind more than one Mata on the track when a hood suddenly filled their windshield.
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open the trunk and turn the ****
well that's just no fun!
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