It has around 100,000 on it, and he refused to go through it and work out any possible driveability issues before starting the teardown. He drove it back to NY from Alabama with the hoseclamps finger tight on the upper IC pipe to TB elbow coupler. The shifter bushings were gone, and you had to punch the radio and still only 50% of the time get third gear. Who knows if the Syncros are worth a damn. He said he doesn't care if the syncros are good. Heck, we don't even know if it's eprom yet.
"It doesn't matter, everything's going to be new"
What we think is set in stone for now is:
-Forged pistons and rods (9:1 CR maybe)
-kiggly girdle (already purchased I think)
-Fully machined block
-balanced rotating assembly
-large water to air IC
-TRE stage 3 or whatever they're calling it now
-compact fanless carputer running windows XP
-indash 7" sunlight viewable touchscreen VGA monitor (already purchased)
-KYB gr2 struts and shocks (already purchased)
-Two 200watt amplifiers for the front and rear channels, and one 400watt subwoofer amp, to support the 4.1 surround system
-Garmin USB18 GPS (already purchased)
-4 new OEM rear control arms (already purchased)
-Bosch 044 intank pump
-AN8 fuel supply line
-I believe he's going to need a twin disk
-Black Cherry paint job
-twin piston front calipers (already purchased from Chris)
-energy suspension bushings everywhere (already purchased)
-carbon fiber hood (already purchased)
-ricy body kit
-FP HTA GT3586R Ball Bearing Turbocharger (Yeah the $1749 one
If that doesn't make enough power (on pump gas) were tossing in a $450 water/meth system
The reason for the water to air IC is to avoid running 3" piping throughout the area where the A/C and P/S will be staying.
The water radiator (short and wide) fits down in front where a FMIC would go, and the water lines will run up behind the passenger side foglamp.
He's spoken to a member here about a red interior, but I don't think he's entirely sure about wanting to make the drive to Mass. I think if he goes that route it's going to get new racing buckets for the front.
So far as you can see in the pictures, the body is almost stripped, and he restored/cleaned the whole thing with Mr. Clean degreaser and paper towels. The bottom looked brand new after that. The black you see applied underneath is truck bedliner spray. He painted the inside of the floor with rustolem. He also sprayed the rear subframe, diff, and trailing arms with rustolem spraybombs. It's never going to see a winter, but you can't be too carefull up here.
The car already came with a beefy aftermarket rear sway bar, and in the front it has that aftermarket dual sway bar setup. For those who haven't seen it, they sell an aftermarket add on swaybar for 1g DSMs that bolts on underneath the front subframe and control arms.