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Old 09-04-2011, 02:04 AM   #581
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Sweet baby Buddha, that looks awesome.....

Keep up the awesome work. I'm in need of some fap material.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:55 PM   #582
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here you go-

I ended up ordering a set of custom gauges through Revlimiter. They arrived today, and I installed them right away. I wanted a custom set of gauges that would go up to 9 grand, yet to the average joe, appear completely factory. We bounced ideas back and forth, and the final result ended up like this:



closeup of the tach:


closeup of the speedo:


I'm pretty sure the dark spot in the redzone is leftover residue on the clear plastic from the old gauges that I must have missed. I didn't notice until it until after I had reassembled everything, so for now it's going to stay.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:58 PM   #583
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I also picked up a new toy from a buddy. It is a 2003 Birel 125cc racing go kart. It will rev up to 14,200 RPMs, has a top speed of 74mph, and capable of pulling 2.5Gs in the corners! I can't wait to get it out on the track.

Quick pic (garage is full at the moment, and thus a complete mess):
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:58 PM   #584
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Freakin sweet X 2! I've always wanted a shifter kart.

I may end up giving Revlimiter a shout for my gauges as well. He seems to have a pretty sweet setup for making the gauges and it would save me the trouble of setting up the software and starting from scratch.. Considering deleting the oil pressure and water temp and replacing them with something else.. haven't decided what but if im going to run an aftermarket gauge for oil psi and water temp it seems silly to keep the stock ones.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:47 AM   #585
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it's not a shifter kart
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here's a video of that kart in action. My buddy is driving it:

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Nice work on the tach and spedo
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:34 PM   #588
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Nice work on the tach and spedo
thanks, the other gauges were changed as well- it's a very subtle change, but they are different!
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:16 PM   #589
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Took a pic at work today:


I also installed an AEM intake on my friend's MSM. He has a few other upgrades as well (FM little enchilada). I swapped the intake for the AEM one as the FM intake is not CARB approved, while the AEM is (he's moving to San Diego).


What a difference from driving this car vs mine!
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:21 AM   #590
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Picture a friend took from a car meet yesterday:

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Lookin good, how 'bout that wet sand and shoot?
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I'm wetsanding it this weekend, so anytime after that I'm game.
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****. Yes.
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Well I just found out last night that my car was selected to be a part of the First Class Fitment show down in NJ! I'm super excited to have been selected. With that said, I have a ton of prep work ahead of me that I've been putting off to get the car up to snuff, but it should be shinning like a new penny by next weekend!
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Needs more hardtop
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Needs more hardtop
No way top down is the way to go.
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Took a couple pics while I was wetsanding (not very exciting)



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Went back and wetsanded a few spots last night, installed some poly FC trans mounts, rewired the oil temp gauge, fabbed a new rad block-off plate, mounted the 5th point of my harness, and yanked the seats out. I'm going to put down some bedliner on the floors as I've noticed when they are wet it's very slippery. No pics sorry.
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Do we get before and after detail shots of the wet sanding? Why the poly mounts?
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