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Old 01-14-2015, 06:59 PM
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So, I've had my Z06 trans and other bits for a few months. Today my kit arrived from Carl. Well organized and appears to be well made. I've already assembled the cross member and laid out the rest of the hardware. Installation will happen this weekend. Now I'm motivated to get the rest of the car back together.

The goal is every week to have some progress no matter how little.

I have 5 projects going on currently

6 speed conversion - I have all the parts so this will go in 1st

Going from progressive springs to linear - Have all those parts and since I'm doing rear suspension it will go in at the same time

Engine - new heads with ITB's and Simard cams... - I have most the parts but will need dyno work too this will be done after the suspension and trans conversion

Hood mods..... at least I have my hood back

Center console.... I'm considering one of the newer Parrot head units, but this is low priority...

I'm hoping to get the car up and running by early spring....

In addition to all that I guess I will need to keep the website updated....

I need to start making some room in the garage so I will be getting rid of some parts but that will be a different thread....
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About time!!!

Now quit fooling around and get it done!
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Old 01-14-2015, 07:33 PM
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sure DK, since you only have 4 928's.... and how many run at any give time?
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That would 5 (4 in sig line + the $200 '85) and 2-3 that run at any one time.

Time is not the issue as there are 24 hours in any one day and I believe that sleep can be over-rated. My issue would be the cost required to overcome the necessary "deferred" maintenance on these particular 928s. However, having more than one allows me to "take one out of commission" to fix/upgrade something but keeps me driving a 928. See?? There is a rationalization there

Now when I had 7, that was too many.
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so I just had someone ask me why I didn't list my mods in my signature....

I think it would be excessive to add this to every post:

90 model auto converted to manual
86 block
79 lower bellhousing
87 heads
Simard gun drilled billet cams
50mm TWM Throttle bodies with Ott adapters
968 intake valves
vw lifters
ford pinto racing valve springs
scat 6.4 liter crank with metric mains and sae rod mains
oliver titanium sae corvette rods
JE pistons
JE wrist pins
Johnson crank scraper
Simard pan spacer
80 oil pickup
84 oil pan
Motec M48 Pro
993 TT rear rotors & calipers
Ferarri F50 front rotors and calipers
Fikse Wheels (18x9 front & 18x12 rear)
GTS Quarter panels widened
Champagne Interior
GTS Mirrors
SPEC alumium flywheel
SPEC stage 3+ clutch
Corvette Getrag Z06 transmission
Hypercoil Springs with externaly adjustable Koni shocks
Ott Steroid drop links front and rear
Bosche 044 fuel pump
Murphy 044 fuel pump kit

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Rear Air
Rear Seats
Rear Spoiler
rub strips
front and rear side markers
front bumperettes
rear wiper

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I read on the Eibach site somewhere that progressive springs worked better at putting power down. So interested in why the change to linear?
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Isn't that some sort of oxymoron: Ford pinto racing valve springs?
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Although less readable, at least it isn't a page long per post listed side by side lol.


90 model auto converted to manual, 86 block,79 lower bellhousing, 87 heads, Simard gun drilled billet cams, 50mm TWM Throttle bodies with Ott adapters, 968 intake valves, vw lifters, ford pinto racing valve springs, scat 6.4 liter crank with metric mains and sae rod mains, oliver titanium sae corvette rods, JE pistons, JE wrist pins, Johnson crank scraper, Simard pan spacer, 80 oil pickup, 84 oil pan, Motec M48 Pro, 993 TT rear rotors & calipers, Ferarri F50 front rotors and calipers, Fikse Wheels (18x9 front & 18x12 rear), GTS Quarter panels widened, Champagne Interior, GTS Mirrors, SPEC alumium flywheel, SPEC stage 3+ clutch, Corvette Getrag Z06 transmission, Hypercoil Springs with externaly adjustable Koni shocks, Ott Steroid drop links front and rear, Bosche 044 fuel pump, Murphy 044 fuel pump kit
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Although less readable, at least it isn't a page long per post listed side by side lol.


90 model auto converted to manual, 86 block,79 lower bellhousing, 87 heads, Simard gun drilled billet cams, 50mm TWM Throttle bodies with Ott adapters, 968 intake valves, vw lifters, ford pinto racing valve springs, scat 6.4 liter crank with metric mains and sae rod mains, oliver titanium sae corvette rods, JE pistons, JE wrist pins, Johnson crank scraper, Simard pan spacer, 80 oil pickup, 84 oil pan, Motec M48 Pro, 993 TT rear rotors & calipers, Ferarri F50 front rotors and calipers, Fikse Wheels (18x9 front & 18x12 rear), GTS Quarter panels widened, Champagne Interior, GTS Mirrors, SPEC alumium flywheel, SPEC stage 3+ clutch, Corvette Getrag Z06 transmission, Hypercoil Springs with externaly adjustable Koni shocks, Ott Steroid drop links front and rear, Bosche 044 fuel pump, Murphy 044 fuel pump kit
pretty damn cool sig right there IMO
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SG,
We need to get you stickers for your rear quarter windows that will cause surprise, shock and awe in all ricers, street racers and streetlight to streetlight dragsters:

Equipped with Ford pinto racing valve springs

You and I have talked seriously about these before, and I know the reasons you used them, but it still makes me laugh just on general principle.
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I did think about putting a corvette emblem, and a ford sticker somewhere under the hood. One think I know I will do is get another jack in the box antenna ball to put on it. I have wind tested the jack in the box antenna ball up to 150 mph...
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90 model auto converted to manual
What a shame right there you ruined a really nice car 8>)
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I did think about putting a corvette emblem, and a ford sticker somewhere under the hood. One think I know I will do is get another jack in the box antenna ball to put on it. I have wind tested the jack in the box antenna ball up to 150 mph...
I heard that the smile wipes right off the face of jack at 150. Is that correct or was somebody just yanking my chain??
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I heard that the smile wipes right off the face of jack at 150. Is that correct or was somebody just yanking my chain??
I did blow the smile off at 150... it was barely there.... the nose was gone tho.... it lets go at about 120.... for an hour...

The hat amazingly so was still there...
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