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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:27 pm 
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Location: Albuquerque, NM
Picked this little guy up from Colorado springs (more on that adventure here: http://www.4g61t.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=101&t=38719)
Thought i would start a progress thread, as when i see other progress threads, it often gives me motivation. (started from the bottom...)

Here is whats been done, since picking it up:

Replaced the new stock clutch :o With ACT 2600 (DSM), as the PO's clutch slipped horribly. Also installed fidanza flywheel while in there.

Took it to the track, and did some shakedown passes. 14.2 was the best ET and 106 was the best MPH.

Massive radiator flush of stop leak/ whatever else junk was in there. PO used a lot trying to fix bad water pump and put a ton of stop leak in (enough to render the heater useless) :shock:

Full flush and bleed of clutch and brakes

Entire front end replaced, seals, belts, water pump, tensioner, and pulleys.

Put in a set of FP2's while i was in there

Replaced intake piping with a much better flowing setup

Ditched the PO's nonsensical hot side intercooler piping (small, went under the car, smashed to fit, worm clamps). Beaded the pipes, and now it flows much better, with no more blowouts.

Heater hose started leaking, PO had replaced with wrong hose, and it was rubbing on a engine hoist mount. New, correct ones installed, along with 180 thermostat, cap, and upper and lower radiator hoses.

Replaced stock, large fan with slim SPAL one.

Replaced tophats on front suspension.

Got some tuning done on it.

New high pressure FP internal wastegate with MBC

To do:
Fab up rest of CAI.
Figure out suspension
Find wheels to fit slicks on
Possibly an LSD

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:36 am 
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Are those 16" or 17" wheels?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:39 am 
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17"s sir.


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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 9:30 am 
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That car was owned by George here in Colorado. My friend bought it then crashed it. I traded him and fixed most of the cosmetic body damage and built the front bumper frame. It then was sold to pyro who hacked it up a little bit. It was not just the guys after that. It was bone stock when it left my hands. I put the blue rps clutch in it as well. It was brand new less than two years ago. I also put new axles in it as well as lots of other little things. Glad it went to a good home. Good luck with it.

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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 3:54 pm 
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Damn that Cars been passed around lol
Here are some pics when I got it from biglady.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:30 am 
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Biglady, I did see the story of your friend and thought it may be it. The damage from the accident was hidden pretty well, but nothing catastrophic, it appears.
that clutch had been replaced by the PO, the one i took out was not an RPS unit.

Thanks everyone for the replys!

Been concentrating on getting my GVR4 ready for big local race, but i did finally solve the Mirage's over heating issue. An Ebay aluminum radiator for a evo 1-3 was the fix. Temps stay solid under 200. Before, they stayed nearer to 220 and sometimes spiked to 245! :o


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