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Post by ryans88gt » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:28 pm

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Oh yeah, front suspension is done. New KYB performance shocks, new ball joints, new tie rod ends, new 2" drop spindles, new wheel bearings, regreased front beam, new discs/hubs, new stainless brake hoses, new calipers and pads. Also fixed the speedo cable, the dust cap had rounded out, so I resquared it using the welder and a dremel. replaced the cable while I was in there.

Going to replace the master cylinder and bleed the brakes and the brakes and suspension should be golden!

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Post by Master slacker » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:35 am

With the new disc brakes and dropped spindles, how much further out are the wheels going to be? How are you going to address that?

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Post by ryans88gt » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:09 pm

1/4" according to the instructions... so nothing I hope.

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Post by Master slacker » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:39 am

The reason I ask is because, back in the '90's, my dad and I put 2.5" drop spindles on and the wheels poked out a fairly substantial amount. And that is with drum brakes. When we do get back on the project, I'd like discs in front and dropped, but I don't want the wheels poking out. And I'd rather not cut the beam. :?

If you don't mind me asking, what brand spindles and brakes did you use?

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Post by ryans88gt » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:45 pm

http://www.socalautoparts.com/product_i ... 30-p-15424

This is the kit I bought, it says in the instructions it widens the front track width 1/4" per side. Nice kit really. Added to that a set of braided hoses, new ball joints and tie rod ends, and the wheel bearing kit. New front end!

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Post by ryans88gt » Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:35 am

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I've started final assembly now... Engine and trans, CV joints are all installed. Making various connections.

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Post by ryans88gt » Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:38 am

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Here is my radiator lower mount, cutout and scoop. Coming along now.

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Post by surfbeetle » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:32 am

Looking at your engine picture above I have a few questions. Are you using the stock coolant reservoir in the stock location? Mine didn't look like it would fit. For your oil filler, did you do anything to modify it? I turned my 180 degrees but filling it is difficult without a long funnel. Lastly, on your air filter, did you use the factory connector between the turbo and the filter?
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Post by ryans88gt » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:28 pm

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Here is what it looks like currently.

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Post by ryans88gt » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:35 pm

surfbeetle wrote:Looking at your engine picture above I have a few questions. Are you using the stock coolant reservoir in the stock location? Mine didn't look like it would fit. For your oil filler, did you do anything to modify it? I turned my 180 degrees but filling it is difficult without a long funnel. Lastly, on your air filter, did you use the factory connector between the turbo and the filter?
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I have the metal coolant surge tank on the intake and I will be putting a overflow tank somewhere, not sure where. The metal surge tank fits, but it is tight in there. I chopped the oil filler and epoxy-ed it back together and gave it a shot of black paint. A big standard funnel fits in there. I also tried flipping it and it didn't quite fit the way I wanted it.

For the air filter I bought a polished 2.25" 90 degree bend from silicone intakes and a coupler and t-bolt clamps. It was a tight fit to get it in there. Had to dent it in a little and move some stuff out of the way, but way less restrictive than the stock pipe.

http://www.siliconeintakes.com/aluminum ... p-697.html

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Post by surfbeetle » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:15 pm

Thank you for the info. Looks good!
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Post by ryans88gt » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:48 pm

Well I am going to try to knock out the rest of this build by the end of march... Looking good, working on plumbing the coolant lines and hopefully start some wiring this weekend.

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Post by ryans88gt » Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:10 pm

Anyone still out there?

Got it started up. Need to do some tuning, but should be on the road soon!

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Post by panel » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:53 am

Nice! Did you just run the rubber rad lines all the way to the front? What muffler ya running ?

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Post by ryans88gt » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:55 pm

I did run the rubber lines all the way to the front. So far I haven't been able to get it over about 165F... so everything seems to be cooling well. I have two radiator caps, one at the top of the radiator and one in a filler T above the engine. Made it pretty easy to bleed the air out.

Drove it around the block and neighborhood a few times, getting the bugs worked out of the tune. Right now it is pretty driveable, starts really nice even at the 30F temps we've been having. However it goes way fat once I get into boost and breaks up. So I have some more datalogging and tuning to do.

Muffler... hmm some ebay special, bullet type 2.5" muffler about 18" long. Sounds like a subaru... only a little louder. Not too bad really the turbo really seems to keeps things reasonable.

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