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PostSubject: Building all the wrong cars   September 30th 2008, 10:43 pm

i decided ill show you guys what ive been up to.

stock




TRD replica header


installed


first CA240 meet with the MR-S


another of our meets


lowered on Espelir springs, stock shocks


better pics



car developed an annoying heat shield rattle. i found which one is causing it, but all the bolts are rusted off.

so i decided to pull my calve cover, paint it instead. while the paint was drying i checked out the spark plugs. they look GREAT! used, but not burning oil, running rich, or any signs of detonation. Very Happy i also checked out the head while the valve cover was off. looks CLEAN! low miles + high detergent oil = happy motoring

anyway, heres my valve cover. before, it was just bare aluminum. i cleaned it up, scuffed it a bit, and layed down about 3 or 4 coats of color, and 3 coats of clear.



heres the clutch from the old motor. (which is compatible for the new engine/trans)



i fixed my rattle. the heatshield on the downpipe broke the welds, and was not coming off. so i bent it away from the welds and presto, no more rattle.

i got new OEM floor mats from JNZ. the ones that came with the car were cheapos and kept sliding up under the pedals. it made driving difficult. i also installed my Cusco shift knob that i had on my MK1 before.



i really hate borrowing cameras because i ALWAYS forget to change the ISO to something lower.

anyway, it was really foggy when i left work. so i came home and snagged my dad's camera



...wish they weren't so grainy Sad

i found a really good deal on a Techno Pro Spirit roll bar. they list for $750 or so last i checked. picking it up in Tampa on the 17th.






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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   September 30th 2008, 10:45 pm

my inspiration

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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   September 30th 2008, 11:10 pm

wtf moving to Florida?

looks good btw

god how many photoshoots have we done in that parking lot?

man... the memories

wish i could do one with the new coupe... someday
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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   September 30th 2008, 11:12 pm

im not moving to florida, im taking a road trip from the 16th to the 19th next month. meet at Panducky with some friends (that you know also)

come drive here, we'll do a shoot laugh
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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   September 30th 2008, 11:44 pm

oh shit going to see Mig and Manny eh?

and that's kinda the plan, sometime next year maybe

nothing like a 2015 mile one way road trip in the middle of the year to break you out of the rut

say hi to them people for me... and smack Mig lol
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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   October 1st 2008, 11:18 am

i've always loved these cars, i was totally considering one a while back when my ITR got stolen.

speaking of MRS's, i saw a fucken psycho one at aspec tuning...

full built, GT35R WTF!!!, the car looked like it had every fucken possible part you can purchase for it.
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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   October 1st 2008, 11:47 am

Specter wrote:
oh shit going to see Mig and Manny eh?

and that's kinda the plan, sometime next year maybe

nothing like a 2015 mile one way road trip in the middle of the year to break you out of the rut

say hi to them people for me... and smack Mig lol
yup, and stopping at the Dragon on the way down (and back up haha) should be a good time

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i've always loved these cars, i was totally considering one a while back when my ITR got stolen.

speaking of MRS's, i saw a fucken psycho one at aspec tuning...

full built, GT35R WTF!!!, the car looked like it had every fucken possible part you can purchase for it.
i must see pics!
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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   October 9th 2008, 11:42 pm

damn kevin you been busy haven't u

nice work..wheels soon?
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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   October 9th 2008, 11:43 pm

Shit's gonna turn out good Kevin....
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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   October 9th 2008, 11:58 pm

das wrote:
damn kevin you been busy haven't u

nice work..wheels soon?
busy working mostly. as soon as the motor sells im picking up some wheels. i have a few things in mind, we'll see what makes the cut.

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Shit's gonna turn out good Kevin....
thanks. hopefully it turns out like i have it in my head.
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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   October 10th 2008, 1:20 pm

if your last MR2 is any indication, i agree with trucky..shits gonna be rad!
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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   October 14th 2008, 6:41 pm

Good luck on the build man. From what I've seen personally when tuned right these cars are something else on the track. Very fast entry speeds!
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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   October 14th 2008, 7:02 pm

RAGE AGAINST MY MOUTH

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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   October 14th 2008, 9:11 pm

Rageagainstmymachine wrote:
Good luck on the build man. From what I've seen personally when tuned right these cars are something else on the track. Very fast entry speeds!



this is the same MR-S as the black one i posted
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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   October 14th 2008, 9:33 pm

best motoring.
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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   October 17th 2008, 11:14 pm

good luck on the build
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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   October 20th 2008, 6:12 pm

update! got the Techno Pro Spirit roll bar. i just need to source 2 brackets that you can obviously see where they go. (bolts the bar to the top belt mount location) picked up the bar last friday. then had to buy some tools to install it so i could close the top. 15 minutes later, and a gallon of sweat, it was done. i finished it up at mig's and some last things just now that im back in IL.

after 1800 miles, in florida


now after im back home

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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   October 20th 2008, 6:13 pm

Nice. What the fuck were you in Florida for again?

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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   October 20th 2008, 6:22 pm

car meet, hanging otu with some guys ive known, and picking up that bar. plus i drove the dragon twice on the way. fucking awesome when it's pitch back. i have a video of NC 28, not US129 unfortunately. ill get the vid up. sound sucks because i dont have a windscreen for the mic
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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   October 20th 2008, 7:17 pm

dang that looks nice man
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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   October 21st 2008, 9:57 pm

my engine sold, so i will have wheels shortly. making some final decisions on what i want and crap. some from pics from my trip to FL.





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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   October 21st 2008, 10:11 pm

this car is gonna be cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   November 15th 2008, 11:45 am

not much of an update, but the car is as prepped for winter as it is going to be. cleaned up some surface rust under the car, and cleaned up the suspension and what-not.

i also decided that the garage needed a TV with cable, so i grabbed a spare TV and hooked the cable up to it. i may stick my old PS2 in there, but it probably wont be played (too cold to hang out in the garage) id work better in the summer

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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   November 15th 2008, 3:00 pm

Cars definately making progress, it will look great on wheels.
What are you leaning towards?

Did the roll bar affect handling at all?
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PostSubject: Re: Building all the wrong cars   November 15th 2008, 3:10 pm

not at all. maybe if it was all welded instead of bolted in

im leaning towards Advan RGII in 16x8 all around. staggered tires (205/45-16 and 225/40-16 most likely) or i might get the work meister s1 2pc and run a wider wheel in back. (8.5 or 9") maybe 16/17 stagger if i go with the meister s1
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