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Old 07-22-2007, 07:31 PM   #1
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engine bay when I got it, to engine bay as it sits. I removed everything and scrubbed the **** out of it ith a wire brush, steel wool, and purple power degreaser, it needs another round.


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Yay another build thread! Good to see you got another project Philip
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damn.

a lot cleaner.

you doing most of it or outsourcing for actual install?
doing all of it... until I get fed up and sell it lol.
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:40 AM   #4
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I'm sure you mentioned it elsewhere, but what are you planning on putting in there? LS1?
I got an LS1 T56 out of an F body (2000 with 70k) for $3500.
Gonna try and order the mounts from www.dynotested.com if I can get a hold of the ******* guy.

needs a couple more rounds of degreaser before I feel it's clean enough to scuff it up for paint.
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:57 AM   #5
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meguiars makes something called "super degreaser" as part of their professional line. it works amazingly. I forget where I picked up the quart sized container but it's dilutable so it goes a long way. I'll see if I can find it and edit my post with the link

update: ah whatever. it's like $13 for the gallon and you can get spray bottles.
Where can I find it?

this purple power stuff is good but I need it absolutely CLEAN.
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:05 AM   #6
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Yes, it has an R1 wing which needs some paint as the clear is gone on the top.
it's a tough squeeze for me to sit in it, I have about an inch of headroom.

el es juans are too popular, pricing has been stable or going up a bit because they're used in so many swaps.

I can't believe I'm actually doing this.
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:08 AM   #7
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here are pics of the car
http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=661149

on page 1 and 2. I sold that ugly c-west bumper for 450 and found a clean silver stock one for 150 shipped.
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Old 07-23-2007, 09:35 AM   #8
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there's nothing to pull out
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doing all of it... until I get fed up and sell it lol.
:gay:

I know a few friends who have done that...apparently this isn't that bad of a swap.
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Where can I find it?

this purple power stuff is good but I need it absolutely CLEAN.
meguiars website or amazon.com through a company called sparkleauto.com I think.
http://www.meguiars.com/?detailer-en...uper-Degreaser

and while you're ordering, get their "hyper dressing" too.
http://www.meguiars.com/?detailer-dr...Hyper-Dressing

and make sure you don't order the empty bottles thinkin they're full heh.

update oh that reminds me... I used the SAFE-Degreaser so I could wash it down the alley without feeling too guilty.
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Thats a good looking shell though. Did you ever find out what the cause of the salvage title was? Did you end up talking the guy down?
I got him down a little.

dunno, I still think it's the ODO discrepancy.
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Philip, have you investigated your state's process to get a salvage title vehicle back on the road?

Here in GA we have to submit the vehicle to a safety inspection (there are like 3 inspection sites in the state). Vehicle has to be trailered in, or instant fail. If you can provide pictures of the rebuild, as well as an itemized parts list used, the inspection is pretty lax. They don't drive the vehicle or anything, just "inspect" the repair, look for obvious reasons to fail you, test the lights, blinkers, horn, wipers, etc, then send you on your way. You then are allowed a rebuilt title, then you get your car smogged and tagged, to be street legal.
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it's already titled and registerred in cali so there is no process.
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it's already titled and registerred in cali so there is no process.
Yeah but is it salvage titled? If so, you may run into issues. Depends on your state. Like I said, here in GA I'd have to go through the state inspection. There is no state inspection for cars with unbranded titles.
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Yeah but is it salvage titled? If so, you may run into issues. Depends on your state. Like I said, here in GA I'd have to go through the state inspection. There is no state inspection for cars with unbranded titles.
as long as it's on the rebuilt from salvage title already, no.

it's not like I haven't done this before
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oh well. couldn't have talked to him 4 days ago, heh.
That's actually pretty par for just the engine, the T56 seems to be worth 1500-1700 with the bellhousing.
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Oh IDK. Probably 10k complete.
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Finished cleaning the bay, prepped and primered. Also stabilized some rust.
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I got him down a little.

dunno, I still think it's the ODO discrepancy.
I thought those had a "total mileage unknown" designation on the title. I have that situation on mine because the dumb bitch who sold me the car signed it in the date spot, put the mileage on the signature line, and left the mileage spot blank.
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