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Old 04-06-2017, 08:32 PM
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Took the first ride last night.
Went to the gas station, got some gas, checked under the hood and came home.

Noticed some weird noises, so I investigated them tonight. My driver side dust shield was rubbing on the rotor. Not sure how/why it moved, but it did. I bent it out of the way.

My power steering felt like garbage. Did some more bleeding, which made things much smoother, but there was still a terrible grinding noise. After some investigation the solid steering bushing was rubbing on the firewall. I refused to take my whole turbo side off, so I jammed a few screw drivers in there, hammered em in, wiggled em around, and nothing rubs anymore. I'll take it for another drive tomorrow night, and if everything feels good, i'll go get an alignment saturday morning.

New turbo sounds pretty cool, but definitely need some tuning. I assumed a similarly sized turbo my AFR's would be DECENT, but I was wrong. It'll be fine for cruising, for now. Hopefully next weekend I can talk travis into tuning.




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Old 04-26-2017, 07:58 PM
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Been chillin. Finally got my turbo timer to work after 3 years of it chillin. Also, figured out why my wipers kept blowing fuses..



My homeboy snapped a few shots this past weekend chillin.

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Old 05-11-2017, 09:36 PM
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Got down with some dynamat this weekend, tryna keep things a bit quieter in the cab.


Friend of mine made me a full titanium hood prop. Its awesome.




Aside from that, been chillin.


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Old 05-29-2017, 05:06 PM
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Caught a pretty bad case of low oil pressure...nothing detrimental, but I wasn't very happy. Figured i'd change the oil and see what happens, same results. So parked the car, and ordered a new oil pump and front cover, as well as a new oil pan. With a some welding and a little help wrenching from Travis, its back together.






Also, made it down to the greatest place on earth this weekend to hangout at ECB and consumed the greatest tacos on earth.
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Old 10-17-2017, 07:33 PM
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See you guys in the spring.
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:23 AM
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oh no what you doing now Steve
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Old 10-18-2017, 07:56 PM
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Okay I lied...heres an update. Got a pretty long list of **** to do over the winter:


Trans had some stuffs on the drain plug...
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Old 10-28-2017, 04:06 PM
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Welp, heres the big update.

As you can see, my lower radiator support was crooked. Really, ****ing crooked. I always did my best to hide it very well, and now im sure you'll all good back and look at how my radiator support was bent, the brackets were angled etc. It always bothered me, and it was time to fix it. Unfortunately don't have pictures, but what Travis and I did was basically drill the spot welds and pull it forward and straight again. There was some yanno, hammering and cutting but it was good enough. I carfaxed the car, and its been in 2 front end collisions, so, No surprise here.

I also cut the spot welds out of the sheet metal behind the headlights. Considering my harness doesn't clip there and I don't have pop ups, all I had there was a few grounds and the stuff for my retrofit on them. All that stuff was bent and mangled too, so it was a good time to replace it.





I spent the last week doing tons of sanding, cutting, welding and test fitting. Made some replacement panels, bolted in the new upper support and mocked everything up.


Finally, today was the day. Travis came back and laid some fresh statutory grape.. This time, as a base/clear with some flake. The first time it was just a single stage urethane.





While I was in there, I filled in the stupid triangles where the harness used to run, and always get my bay filthy. Pretty awkward to tack in by yourself. I didn't go overboard making them look pretty cause they're rather hidden anyways.



In the mean time, Travis had also made me a aluminum distributor delete cover for my KA to replace my xcessive one that (i'm not going to name names....but) someone dropped and cracked by accident.


Overall, I couldn't be happier with how this turned out.
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