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Old 03-12-2014, 05:42 PM   #16
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Cool project. Would have sworn that I would like the steel better than the Fuchs, but dang the Fuchs look good.
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Old 03-16-2014, 05:14 PM   #17
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got the thing running now and what a blast it is to drive! here are the moments leading up to my maiden cruise...

the day i was going to drop it in i decided to replace some hardware and some additional gaskets.


installed headers and gaskets


needed different intake gaskets for the CIS to PMO manifold conversion


the man tom amon installing the new clutch assembly


another look at the motor all buttoned up


ok now some prep work inside the engine bay


we called it a night


ok bright and early the next day we got the tranny in place


replaced the seal (don't want any leaks!)


and in she goes! (insert truck backup sound here)


easy now...


success!


another angle


i decided i wanted 15x6's instead of the super wide 15x7's (more pics later)


pics with steelies


one more


here's a pic with the new-to-me 15x6's


oh and i got some bilsteins (HD fronts and Sport rears)


rears are in but i still need to do the fronts (waiting on new torsion bars)


the night before her big day


morning drive down to the park (i know the hood latch still needs some adjusting)


side shot


horrible lighting but the perfect stance


last shot


all in all, i'm very pleased with the way it turned out. it drives nice and tight. throttle response is crispy but i still need to dial the carbs in. i'll post a video some time soon.

up next... interior!
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:38 PM   #18
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Congrats!!! Any video clips to hear that engine and exhaust setup?
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:59 PM   #19
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Vrmmmmm Vrmmmmm!!!!!
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:41 AM   #20
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I like your new look with the 15x6 Fuchs...looks much better IMHO. I have a coupe of questions.
1) How much did you lower the car? It looks great!
2) What is the offset for this setup?
3) What are the tire sizes you are running with.

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Old 03-17-2014, 10:54 AM   #21
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Did I mention that the car is absolutely beautiful. Love the looks but would love to hear the engine as well.
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:10 AM   #22
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and here's a video of it running. still breaking it in and dialing the carbs in (seems a little rich at the moment).

2.7 break in - YouTube
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:07 AM   #23
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and here's a video of it running. still breaking it in and dialing the carbs in (seems a little rich at the moment).

2.7 break in - YouTube
Thank you for the video!!

What are the specs on the headers and muffler??
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Old 03-25-2014, 02:10 PM   #24
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and here's a video of it running. still breaking it in and dialing the carbs in (seems a little rich at the moment).

2.7 break in - YouTube
Awesome.

Nice work.
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:28 PM   #25
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What kind of HP will that put out? 175?Click the image to open in full size.
my wrench estimates 215-220. my butt dyno agrees but we just realized a few issues:

1) the #2 cylinder compression was at 70psi! apparently the valves were stuck open
2) all other valves were too tight
3) the needle for cylinder 2 was bottomed out inside and broke the tip off!
4) my bell crank on the throttle linkage was too small and only opened the carb up about 3/4 of the way
5) fuel pump only fed 1-2lbs of fuel

my car is going to be done fixing all the issue above tomorrow so can't wait to rip around town with it this weekend.
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:45 PM   #26
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Wow, beautiful car.
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:41 PM   #27
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Excellent! Love the car!
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:56 AM   #28
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stunning real stunning
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:00 PM   #29
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here's a quick video i made yesterday. i just bought a gopro and this is the first time i played with it and any movie editing software so go easy on me!

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Old 05-08-2014, 09:40 PM   #30
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That car looks and sounds great. Love the GoPro had one for a few months last year, note they don't float in the water prof case unless you have the floaty one.
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