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Old 02-28-2009, 09:57 PM   #1
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This is dedicated to the red 90 that im putting back togethor after it being off the road for 2 years.

1. I first started by removing the old engine

2. Then after that i decided to trim the sheet metal near the steering column

3. Welded it for strength

4. Painted it ( dont have a pic of it sorray )

5. labled the wiring harness ( no pic )

6. Drop new engine in

7. Get the motor mounts in and installed

8. Got the hood/headlightes installed still need to find some front bumper brackets that support the reinforcement

Up next is new torsen unit install
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:20 PM   #2
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why did you cut and weld the sheet metal?
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:01 PM   #3
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More room for a downpipe when i build a custom one for the t25

Today i hooked up all the intake manifold goodies and IAC lines. Also got in the coil, new spark plugs/wires

Things left do to;

Rear end
Clutch lines
starter wires
speedo cable
radiator


I need a front thermostat pigtail cause the wire on the harness just pulled out of the plug
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:42 PM   #4
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I need a front thermostat pigtail cause the wire on the harness just pulled out of the plug
Mine did the same thing when I was doing my build. I just took it apart and fixed it, pretty simple to do.
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:27 AM   #5
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Just got done cleaning the exhaust ports with a stone cone shaped dremel. I was pretty conservative with shaving. Im going to go back in there with some sandpaper heads and polish them up a bit. I thought about porting but decided to hold off on that till i take the head off on my next exhaust port cleaning.

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Damn dude, lookin good. I'm especially impressed with the welding. Looks good. I cant wait to come help you with your megasquirt and check out your projects.
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:16 PM   #7
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Went back today determined to get the polishing done. Well heres what i got.


Also recieved my rebuild kit for the t25 i have





Did i mention i did the polishing with the engine in the car
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:31 AM   #8
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After dinner i decided to jump in with the turbo rebuild. I was thinking about having gpopshop rebuilt it but they want 350$!!! Needless to say i had the kit and decided to roll with it

1. I had some trouble getting that freakin plate off took me 10 minuets no joke.

2. Got it all dissasembled finally

3. My guide (thanks SamNavy/Brain )

4. Soaked it with mineral spirits for about 40 minuets.

Not shown i took my dremel and went to town. Looks like a brand new turbo with new guts to back it up

5. Almost done but its gettin late figured id post this and finish it another day

6. My Lovely Torsen unit freshly sanded and repainted !!! its goin in this weekend for sure
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:03 AM   #9
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Lookin very good. Very DIY. I like! More pictures!
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will do. Torsens goin in tomorrow.
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:41 AM   #11
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I havent made an update for a while been busy buying a new toy ( airsoft )

Anyway i got the torsen unit in

Woke up to see .....

Built a little fire .... to keep my hands warm

My brother got carried away with the air compressor nozzle

I made him torque the bolts to the torsen for punishment

Side note. I found my digital camera! no more shitty quality pictures ( after this post )
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That looks cold
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That looks cold
It is. I've been doing my build in my [barely] heated garage. Mostly just keeps me dry and out of the wind.

Lookin good! Btw, i'll be in the area not this weekend but next weekend if you still need help with your mspnp.
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Working on your car out in the cold like that...that takes *****.
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:51 AM   #15
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Havent been working on the car much lately. Been real busy at work. Today i got something done and will be getting more stuff done very soon


1. Man this wheels gotta go

2. Got it off that was easy wasnt even on there tight

3. Putting the hub on

4. Oops did i forget to see the thing that says top?? (the wheels are straight forward btw)

5. There we go


Tomorrow me and my brother are hooking up the drivetrain and do some work in the engine bay ( clutch lines more plugs)
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:33 AM   #16
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sometimes quick release hubs and ebay hubs together are like chinese puzzles.
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:25 PM   #17
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Im reviving this thread because yesterday i pulled the car into the garage. First off i want to paint the car. All the work ive done thus far is going to be removed to paint it properly. That means hood fenders bumpers and such are going to be removed. As well as all the interior.

Few questions.

1. Do i need to remove the wiring harness to paint the engine bay?

2. If i remove everything how hard is it to put back together?

3. What color to paint it? I was thinking of sunburst yellow but my brother thinks its a lame color. Any ideas?
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:27 PM   #18
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Yellow is lame, especially with all the rain we get. I'd say dark grey, black, red, or smurf blue.
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What about an aggressive orange?


http://image.motortrend.com/f/auto-s...-speedster.jpg



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I think we both know you absolutely want to paint it yellow.
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