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Old 06-03-2010, 01:15 AM   #41  
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dibs lol
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:07 PM   #42  
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dibs lol
You got it, hopefully I don't need to take it off ever again though, no offense

Made some progress today. Was planning since I started tracking the car to use the OEM front brake dust/heat shields to build my brake ducts out of. DId that today with very little effort. SO EASY. Dremel/metal shears/pliers/hammer and I was able to cut out a section, rounding it and trim it so turn radius is all clear.







Also reinforced my one night and cheap as **** splitter a bit. Added washers all over and plate of aluminum under to strengthen it. Lip is also getting sanded and painted the gloss black to match the flares, which I ALSO finally painted!!!
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Old 06-12-2010, 08:19 PM   #43  
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Nobody seems to care about this build anymore... but I'll keep posting anyways. Should be making the manifold for the car next week or so....

So lip got paint, few layers and once dry I'll tackle it/splitter and brake duct feed install.

Also got the new (to me) Carbing/RS Aziwa/Moss (can't figure out who exactly made it) 3pt strut bar. Also used it to final mount my brake bias adjuster remote line and spent 10 minutes rigging a brake MC stop.



It is so funny how flimsy the firewall is and how immediatly obvious the brake MC brace is. It's a polyurethane bushing, washer, some shelf bracket material.... JB welded together. It'll be interesting to see how long it lives
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Luke Skywalker voice: "I care..."

Seriously though, pretty sweet. I have never seen a braced BMC before. I smell a new product for the ricers:

"Improve your braking consistency with a BMC brace! OEM structures do not have the rigidy to really keep your BMC geometry steady. This is not a problem in a normal commuter, as the flex makes for softer braking with some cushion to it. But if you are going to be driving hard or tracking your car, the extra consistency this little mod can give you is not to be forgotten!

Comes in normal finish, or the powdercoating of your choice for an additonal 30 dollars. Ships within 48 hours.

$74.37

Finance your build with it.

I am ******* drunk.
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:41 PM   #45  
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Yes you are, this is one of the few sites where drunk posting is encouraged, please, keep up the good work spare.
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:54 PM   #46  
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Luke Skywalker voice: "I care..."

Seriously though, pretty sweet. I have never seen a braced BMC before. I smell a new product for the ricers:

"Improve your braking consistency with a BMC brace! OEM structures do not have the rigidy to really keep your BMC geometry steady. This is not a problem in a normal commuter, as the flex makes for softer braking with some cushion to it. But if you are going to be driving hard or tracking your car, the extra consistency this little mod can give you is not to be forgotten!

Comes in normal finish, or the powdercoating of your choice for an additonal 30 dollars. Ships within 48 hours.

$74.37

Finance your build with it.

I am ******* drunk.
Some of the JDM strut bars have the brace built in. I've seen them done on all kinds of cars also. The firewall is just stamped sheet metal... if you get bored, have someone push the brakes while you watch the MC move.

Now go back to enjoying your drunk time
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Update the build thread and they will come.

Seriously though, i enjoy your thread.
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:13 PM   #48  
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I LOVE the brake shield idea. Cheap and effective, perfect. And I actually ditched my strut tower brace but kept the left mount for my strut tower brace, works great. Anybody with a right hand drive want the other bracket?
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That master cylinder stopper design looks very familiar....
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What you did with the brake shields was very clever. Keep it up!
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:35 PM   #51  
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That master cylinder stopper design looks very familiar....
Went and found yours... yup. Lot cheaper/crappier though :P (mine is)
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i still read your thread.
now add some dead weight to the exhaust side of your engine.
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Splitter on and reinforced.
Fluids (minus coolant done)

Left:
Coolant
turbo manifold
downpipe
intake pipe
hotside IC pipe
passenger seat mounting
RETUNE
DRIVEEEEEEE
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you forgot: add top hats.
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you forgot: add top hats.
Ooops yah. ie: redo front suspesion with new 5" springs and Brain's tophats.
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Old 06-19-2010, 04:43 PM   #57  
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So on todays menu:
Paint/install tow hooks
Begin jigging up manifold and dig into pipe layout/tacking/cutting etc... WTF have I gotten myself into...
Maybe other stuff... depending on how manifold goes.
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Old 06-19-2010, 04:48 PM   #58  
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I'm half tempted to pick up some thin plywood and fab up a rear diffuser also... we'll see how that goes.
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:27 PM   #59  
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Tow hooks installed. Had to weld in front differently than designed due to my vmount and missing lots of random stuff up front.



Raw manifold material

Polished up in prep


Hopefully I can make some progress on manifold tonight. Been semi lazy today.
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doing the bottom mount like most people on this site have been doing?
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