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Old 01-04-2007, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by 2bridges
UHHHHHHH, Mike have you fallen down and hit your head? LMAO - just kidding, although I find it an interesting workaround.

So how much BS you think you in for??? I think ALOT party on!
Yeah, I'm crazy, but it should be fun. The car weighs next to nothing, and it gives me time to build an engine and transaxle EXACTLY the way I want them and not feel rushed for the coming season. I'm still running EVERYTHING from my previous setup, just minus a turbo engine and transaxle.
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:00 PM
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One thing that Mike didn’t mention – this is a great way to learn how to track your car. Starting with a high powered car makes it much harder to really learn the chassis and how to use it on a road course. This will make Mike a much better driver when the ‘big’ engine is dropped in.
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:31 PM
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Chris - I couldn't agree more.

Btw, Mike - don't forget - June 2-3 is the NORPCA DE at Nelsons Ledges. I am the event chair this year so I get to do the instructor student pairings and I already have the perfect instructor picked out for you
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:33 PM
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:50 PM
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Nope - I'll PM you when its open.
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Old 01-05-2007, 07:21 PM
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Ok, didnt do all that much today. Took one of my spare torque tubes down to bare metal and did a few coats of high temp black. Put the NA engine on the stand, stripped it to the long block. Gonna take it to the local car wash.... errr pressure washer in the morning and strip it/detail parts tomorrow. On a completely unrelated note, I liked the way the Torque tube looked stripped so I'm going to take my other one, strip it down and polish it. Should have the engine back together minus flywheel next wednesday (tenative). Goal is to have the engine back in the car and it off to the cage guys by the end of the month.


Going to be reusing that, I'll leave the spec for the turbo engine.


In rusty/usual torque tube condition.


Starting to look better


Much better


NA on the stand


Stripped and ready to be pressure washed in the AM.
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Old 01-06-2007, 03:18 AM
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Pretty! Love the pics of the work Mike I wanna see this sucker!
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Old 01-06-2007, 07:57 PM
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Not a huge update for today as I'm waiting on parts to come in the mail. Cleaned the engine up, still have some area's I need to do by hand, but most of the way there.






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Old 01-06-2007, 08:28 PM
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OMG, who is that weird dude with the pressure washer?
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Old 01-06-2007, 08:32 PM
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Old 01-06-2007, 08:34 PM
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Lookin' clean!

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Old 01-06-2007, 10:01 PM
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Please, Just don't tell me that you have a car wash in your house.
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Old 01-06-2007, 10:38 PM
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Mike only you could make a pic of a motor at a car wash look hot!
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Old 01-06-2007, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by MPD47
Not a huge update for today as I'm waiting on parts to come in the mail. Cleaned the engine up, still have some area's I need to do by hand, but most of the way there.
Did you use any type of cleaner in addition to the power washing it? And dude, you don't have one of those at your house? I may have to hook you up with one, I sell Simpson machines, all models.

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Old 01-06-2007, 10:48 PM
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Shoot me pricing on a power washer via PM, I'd love to have one at the house. I started by spraying off the initial gunk, then used degreaser, sprayed it off, used aluminum cleaner diluted with water, then sprayed it off. Should be tearing it down tomorrow to paint the cam tower and replace all the gaskets and seals. Parts from Paragon come tuesday, parts from ebay comes wednesday and parts from Lindsey should be here thursday/friday
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