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Well the engine is apart and it looks really good. Something is not right with the mileage statement for the car. The car was purchased thinking it had 225,000 miles. The body is is excellent condition, and look at the engine in the pictures. I am going to make a guess that at some point the speedometer was replaced with an incorrect reading. Or at some point the engine was totally rebuilt. There was silicone sealer around the main case bolts but the cam tower to head seal looked stock. Anyhow here are some pictures of the inside. Does it look like 225,000 to you






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Old 08-04-2008, 06:51 AM
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If it was highway miles and properly maintained I would think the mileage is correct.
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Is something wrong with your autofocus? It is hard to tell what the condition is by looking at pictures.

If the engine was properly maintained you wouldn't really be able to tell mileage without measuring the pistons and cylinders. I have seen worse on "low-mileage" engines.....
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I think I need a new friggin camera. This one just isn't doing the job. Better pictures soon.
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I think I need a new friggin camera. This one just isn't doing the job. Better pictures soon.
Agreed. I was in the electronics store yesterday. Prices are shockingly low. Git 'er done...better pics required. This thread should be good.
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have decided to have the cylinders bored. I have heard of US Chrome any others that can be recomended.
Will get some JE pistons. Still debateing the compression ration. Will likely do an engine management system so thinking of going 10.5:1 and using the engine managment system to keep it in check.
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I really like the looks of the modified front & rear bumpers... who were they produced by? Thanks.

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Not sure who made the bumpers. It is a Ruf CTR "yellow bird" front and an IROC rear. If interested in a comparable set PM me. I have a set of CTR bumpers I purchased for my car that I will now not use.

Still not the best pictures but the engine parts were taken to the local John Deere dealer who ran them through a "hotsy" automatic parts washer. This would have taken hundreds of hours to get clean the way I did it last time. Basically a large dishwasher.



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Well parts are off to machine shops so went to work on the fiberglass top. Many challenges to overcome on this one but I think we have made some progress. Was very difficult deciding how to attach the clamps for the front of the top. Finally designed a 1/4" alluminum bar curved to match the top then glued to the top with 3m panel bond. The latches were attached to the alluminum rail with some custom "homemade" aluminum brackets. Using different height shims the latching can be adjusted. Some pics









My God what have I done.........


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Well some more advancement in the reconstruction of the top. The rear window ledge was pretty badly damaged. Wasn't sure how to fix it but finally came up with a method. I got some 3/4" plastic angle drywall corner protectors. I will use these to form a molding dam around the rear window. One side of the plastic angle will be bonded to theoutside surface of the window ledge. The other side will then act as a dam and be filled with panel bond to the desired thickness. This should give a very smooth straight surface for the window seal to set on. After the panel bond sets the backside will be sanded smooth. I sounds like a good plan pulling it off may be another story. I did get the plastic routed around the exterior. Will post more after the application of the panel bond






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Now accepting donations for the CRAP New H.D. AutoFocus Camera fund....
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herr finkster.................this is a classic example of..........." WITH BEER-ANYTHING CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED!" my hats off to you. cant wait to see it finished.
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Well the first round with filler is done. It was a real PITA what I didn't anticipate was the glue makes everything slippery. The clamp positions that held before just made the plastic slide off. We finally got it though. To complicate matters the body shop loaning the gun for the panel bond said I would have 4 hours work time. No problem I can put everything on then come back and take the clamps off one at a time clean under them and everything will be fine. Whoooaaaa Nelly the stuff starts to kick in about 30 to 45 minutes. We took the clamps off in two hours. I think I heard him chuckling as I walked away to undergo this endeavor. But anyhow I think it will work out OK. Once it started to set pretty good I was able to take the clamps off and use a screw driver to scrape off any excess. This should save a ton of time sanding. I will have to add a second layer now that the clamps are gone to get everything even. We should have a very good surface now for the rear window to sit. Pictures after tomorrows secondary fill.
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Also the engine plans are all set except for the cams. It will be a 3.2 to 3.4 conversion using JE 10.5:1 pistons. It will be fed by PMO ITBs with the TEC3r engine management system. Hope is to get somewhere between 300 and 340 at the crank with a final weight of 2300 lbs. Hopefully we will have to add weight to get to this.
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The rebuild of the rear window lip continues.
One of the corners after the first pour.



Hard to see but the entire rear window area.



The auto focus gremlin appears again with the backside of the second pour



The edge after the first trimming of the edge






A little grinding of the remaining over pour and a block sanding of the edge and it shoud be good to go for a window. I plan to use generic locking window seal this will eliminate the need for the rear locking trim pieces and is a lot cheaper.
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More pictures.

These are a piece of engine tin that the top tab where the spring clip goes had broken off. Used a piece of metal cut from the side of an old computer case. Overlaped about 1/2in. Then welded all the was around. I then cut the slot for the sring clip with the dremel.





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Hey dFink, great work!!

question, what autocross wheels and tire sizes will you put on this AX monster?
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Hey dFink, great work!!

question, what autocross wheels and tire sizes will you put on this AX monster?
To start with would be 23X9X15 goodyear eagle slicks all the way around. See what happens. May have to cut out the fenders and go with something really fun. Right now money dictates used race tires.
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Hey found some really great stuff working on the car today. A wire fried all the up the main instrumentation harness. Someone in the past had already tried to tape up the mess but didn't fix the root cause so it just kind off melted everything. Good thing all I really need is a tach.
I think it can all be saved pretty easy. Just some time and getting real friendly with the service manual. It's looking more and more like a switch panel will be called for to run the major items and the rest if just going to have to go. Weight is weight so out it goes.
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Good job, that's a lot of work. Kurt was a really good guy, he tried, but getting the car really knocked into shape was a bit beyond him. It was lucky you found it!
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