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Old 01-09-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
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agenda for tonight:
- install front suspension
- install exhaust system
- hook up lc-1 to megasquirt
- turn car on first time in last 2 months or so
- retune megasquirt a little bit
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i would start the car before making any changes to the MS (LC1) just cause its been sitting for so long, you never know what kind of hesitations you will have...either gas or slight missfire, or something totaly off the wall that no one can explain, lol
good luck though, looks like you get to play with your car...i wish i could say the same
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remember... the new logviewer with MSQ editing feature is your friend when it comes to tuning. so damn easy.
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I see you did not reinstall the finish panels after you installed the roll bar. I have left mine off also; I just can not bring my self to cutting them up. Maybe some flat black paint, one of these days.
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i used hedge shears to cut mine. perfect straight cut!
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i just was too lazy to reinstall them
also my roll bar is still not completely bolted down. thats on to-do list along with other crap. still need to mount new monitor i have for carpc. for now ill use that cheapo cd player i got along with new radio surround for $50 shipped
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anyways, next week agenda:
- bolt in roll bar
- do alignment
- put 15mm spacers on wheels
- finish reinstalling interior trim
- wash the car
- drive the hell out of it
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:41 PM   #8
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needs more cowbell
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can you measure from the top of the hoop to the shelf for me urban?
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can you measure from the top of the hoop to the shelf for me urban?
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do you mean the height of my roll bar? its double hoop maxx so it doesnt clear hard top. hell, i have problems closing my soft top sometimes... will do though
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yeah the rollbar, and i don't have a hardtop. I'm going to try to reproduce it in one way or another and was wondering what the height was, thx.
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That car needs a nice cleaning after your done , and i see you have the "header wrap" or w.e its called does it actually work? I heard that it rots them out or something dont know if its a rumor or not but just asking so is it good or not? If it is im thinking about that or the j/r header wrap.
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i never heard about headers rotting out from wrap. i didnt install them yet so i cant tell if they do anything. supposedly some people who had them on did notice a dramatic temperature changes
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i never heard about headers rotting out from wrap. i didnt install them yet so i cant tell if they do anything. supposedly some people who had them on did notice a dramatic temperature changes
yeah i've heard it can trap moisture in the fabric and do harm, I haven't heard anything bad about the header blankets though
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considering headers get very hot i dont think this is an issue unless you store your car for long time
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lol, well the wrap is much cheaper and not as safe, and the blankets are nice but expensive...have to decide: better and expensive, not as good and cheap
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who cares?
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Think you can blitz and get it done for tomorrow?

Whatever, when it is done it should be lots of fun.
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nope... wont be done tomorrow. if you feel like, you can drive down to hollywood with us and take a look at it

i still didnt get my front suspension installed but at least i assembled it and will try to squeeze it in tonight. got lc-1 installed yesterday though.
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ps: turbo is coming back. didnt decide yet whether i should sell it or slap it back on and run it at like 5psi...

another thng, apparently turbo specialties sent me a kit with t20 instead of t25. im dealing with them for either refunding me in full or at least replacing turbo for correct one.
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