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More build progress!

Monday, May 4th, 2009

I’m pleased to report that we set the car on it’s own feet on Sunday for the first time in many months!

Wiring is coming along nicely. The rear of the car (lights, fuel pump, interior light) is completely wired. The interior lighting and instrumentation is mostly wired. All that remains is the engine management and some final testing and tweaking. Brendon from RalleyTuned is doing a fantastic job!

We also installed our shiny new JVAB custom coilovers and, quite simply, they are amazing. We probably spent a good hour just staring at them and imagining the forces necessary to damage them at all. These things are well-engineered tanks. They also extend the travel of our suspension by inches, requiring some “customization” of the top of mounting point for the A-arm. A couple install/remove/re-install cycles, a little heat and a lot of hammering got the offending piece of metal to behave and allowed the axle to roam free from full compression to full droop.

On top of doing a ton of wiring and installing the suspension, we also installed the intake, fuel pressure regulator, sealed up a leak in the rear lexan, put on the mirrors, and started the install for the crank trigger ignition.

Here are a couple pictures. More in the build gallery!

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More car progress

Monday, January 19th, 2009

After another hard weekend of work, we’re continuing to make steps toward completing our work on the car.  However, our goal of completing the build and testing our work before Doo Wops may have been too ambitious for a family team that builds it’s own car.

Seats and foot rests are fitted and mounted.  More painting and cleaning was completed.  Dash is installed and consoles are being designed and fabricated.  Wiring is started.  New dual fuel pump set up is fabricated and installed.

Next weekend we keep installing more parts and working on the wiring.  Much of the wiring work is being completed by Brendan from RalleyTuned, who has more experience with wiring set ups than we do.  We’re confident it will turn out great!

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