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Re: new project

Post  matt889 on Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:24 pm

Muffler resonator setup or full straight no cata?

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Re: new project

Post  matt5r951 on Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:28 pm

No cats, 3" single exhaust with Flowmaster muffler.
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Re: new project

Post  Rich L. on Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:46 pm

Sounds great! Mine is the same but with a 3" resonator before the muffler.

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Re: new project

Post  matt5r951 on Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:50 pm

Thanks Rich! I like yours with the resonator as well. I may end up putting one on if it's too obnoxious on the street. What kind of flywheel are you running, alum or steel? Sounds pretty revvy
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gauges opinion

Post  matt5r951 on Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:59 pm

So, originally I was planning to ship to my mechanic a Lindsey gauge panel with 3 gauges to install.  But since I don't have a radio or the storage tray underneath, I have maybe a 7" x 4" gap to fill.  What are your thoughts of using my kids $50 android 7" tablet running the Torque Pro app, which is connected to the OBDLink MX Bluetooth thing I have for my other cars?  I can try and mount it flush with an aluminum frame, or just use HD Velcro and surface mount on black aluminum sheet.  I could even hard wire the charger to the car if I wanted.  It might look kinda cheesy and out of place, but it will give all the real time info I want at a fraction of the price of installing gauges.  I have thick skin, so honest opinions welcome.

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Re: new project

Post  Rich L. on Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:12 pm

Interesting. But it'd need to be solidly mounted, not w/ velcro, if you want to pass tech at a track day. A 7 inch chunk of glass flying around in an impact would be bad.

Mine has the aluminum SPEC flywheel.
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Re: new project

Post  matt5r951 on Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:30 pm

Yeah, that did cross my mind. I'll see how it really fits when I get the car, it might be slightly oversized. And if so, I see Samsung makes some big cell phones, maybe pick up a used Galaxy Mega with 6.3" screen and flush mount it somehow. I think there could be some glare issues on the track, and of course if you have any Bluetooth failure you're hosed, but it's inexpensive, I have to try it.
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Day 5

Post  matt5r951 on Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:29 pm

Well, so much for the test drive today. The water pump took a dump on the shop floor during warm up (better there than down the street). O-rings or seals must have dried up after sitting for 8 years, no biggie. He also wants to put a smaller aluminum t-stat housing in, so all 3 items on order for Monday delivery. Man, gotta love how inexpensive these GM parts are compared to Porsche or BMW.

He also doesn't like the feel of the steering shaft, and since it's touching the headers, he's going to make a Borgeson one that's slightly smaller OD with newer style joints. Overall, very productive first week I'd say!
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Day 6

Post  matt5r951 on Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:41 pm

New waterpump, t-stat and housing installed today. Mechanic warmed everything up, tested for leaks, and took it out for its first drive in 8+ years. He said suspension feels surprisingly compliant even with all the spherical bearings, exhaust noise not overly obnoxious, steering shaft binds a little but new one hasn't arrived yet. Oh, and he said this car really "scoots", and coming from this guy, that translates into "it's f*cking scary fast". I can't wait to get this thing!! Twisted Evil
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Re: new project

Post  zeusrotty on Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:46 pm

Hey I'm actually in Bolingbrook which is pretty close to you. Hers mine....
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Re: new project

Post  zeusrotty on Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:48 pm

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Re: new project

Post  matt5r951 on Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:11 am

zeusrotty, thanks for message. Great choice in color, I love that blue you chose. I'm in Bolingbrook for both work and to pick-up mats, etc at Weathertech often Smile , so let me know when you're available for lunch or a beer, on me, so I can ask a few questions.

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Post  zeusrotty on Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:58 am

I'm pretty open. I can come and go as I please from work so it's easy. Weathertech is close to my house. I'm at Weber and 111th...[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

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Re: new project

Post  Techno Duck on Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:28 am

matt5r951 wrote: Man, gotta love how inexpensive these GM parts are compared to Porsche or BMW.

This took me some getting used to also, when i was putting my engine together i didnt even look at the rebuilts. Went with an all new Bosch waterpump and alternator. Total cost was like $180 lol. Even when i was getting the valve train parts i couldnt believe the prices; the upgrade stuff was like 1/3 the price of the OE Porsche stuff and you got 8 instead of 4.

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Re: new project

Post  matt5r951 on Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:39 pm

Yeah, it's crazy. The lightweight steel flywheel for my M3 is $850 and the spec steel flywheel for LS motors are $289? I'm pretty sure it's the same chunk of metal, I guess a case of supply & demand?
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new steering shaft

Post  matt5r951 on Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:21 pm

Well, after 2 weeks the u-joints finally arrived.  They were tig'd up on the new shaft and installed today, then alignment done. Shake down drive tomorrow to see if it needs anything else before it goes on the transporter to tuner here in Chicago.

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Re: new project

Post  Techno Duck on Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:09 pm

Nicely done. Did they clearance the joints yet? You will probably get some binding due to the angle placed on them. Some grinding to remove material on the joint is required. Run the wheel in both directions with the front tires off the ground and you will feel it.

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Re: new project

Post  matt5r951 on Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:26 pm

Thanks Jon. The stock shaft did bind and hit the Kooks headers, so he thought this new custom shaft with newer style u-joint would cure both issues. He's gonna call me after the drive tomorrow but I will mention what you said about possibly needing to remove some material.
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Post  matt5r951 on Mon May 02, 2016 8:31 pm

Jon (and others), I need help with this steering issue that's been a real PITA! So mechanic said the steering shaft came out very nice, new joints tig welded on narrower shaft (see previous pic). He didn't think u-joints would need to be clearanced based on the angles, but something is still binding up slightly. It's driveable, but hangs up every 1/4 turn or so I think he said. Since he painted the shaft, he did see where some paint rubbed off, so he removed it and ground material down. Additionally, since the rack we think was original and 30 years old, I decided to have him install a reman rack, hoping that might fix it also. Car also has new ball joints and was aligned properly, but that binding is still there.

He confirmed no paint has rubbed off on either joint now, and everything looks really good when someone else is steering it and he's watching joints with flashlight and mirror. He thinks we might need the double u-joints, but not sure there's enough room for those. He leaves on vacation for 3 weeks Wed. so I might ship it out to Chicago and find someone here to finish up. Any thoughts on what's going on and suggestions?

Thanks in advance for everyone's help.

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Re: new project

Post  racertomtom on Mon May 02, 2016 8:56 pm

Are the U joints clocked 10 degrees?

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Re: new project

Post  matt5r951 on Mon May 02, 2016 9:39 pm

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I rotated pic for a better view. I have no idea what to base it off of, but it looks about 10 degrees from the reference point on those smaller holes. I'm waiting on an answer from him. Does it look about right to you? thanks
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Post  Techno Duck on Mon May 02, 2016 10:08 pm

Check this thread for what racertomtom is referring to...

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What size spacers do you have on the crossmember? I think most of us use 1/2" if i remember right. More than that will increase the angle of the steering shaft joints further.

I initially used a chromoly steering shaft with the Borgenson joints, but even after clearancing it i still had some binding and i wasn't too keen on taking off anymore material off the joint. So user Thom on here (whom helped me with alot on my build) modified an original steering shaft and lengthened it to accommodate the dropped rack. A steel sleeve was drilled out to the same OD of the steering shaft, original shaft was cut in half and slid into either end of the sleeve then mocked up to check length. Then both ends welded together. Once installed, the steering felt perfect. Personally i think the original style u-joints are a bit more accommodating of the extreme angle.

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Post  matt5r951 on Tue May 03, 2016 12:28 pm

Thanks guys, wish I would've read that sooner.  I did confirm the car has the 1/2" spacers, and no, he did not clock the new shaft at 10 degrees, bummer.  Oh well, car will be shipping to Chicago soon where the fun will continue.  Need to decide if I want to have someone redo the new shaft at 10 degrees or modify the stock shaft, and find someone to do it for me.
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help with broken power steering hard line

Post  matt5r951 on Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:12 pm

So, I finally got the car delivered on Wed, and holy sh*t is it fast. However, after driving for 45 min or so I brought it home and noticed a puddle of power steering fluid under it.  It's leaking from the hard line in the front middle of rack that has the 6 mm allen head fitting (pic below).  I was hoping it was just loose, but after trying to tighten it, I noticed the line is broken at the top.  The factory line goes up and turns but it's right against the oil pan, not good.

So, I took it to one of the mechanics I use, and he doesn't seem to want to make a new custom hard line.  Rather, he's talking about using some small Teflon lined, braided brake lines and AN fittings and trying to repair it that way.  I'm not crazy about the idea for a few reasons, but want your opinions. Should I try and find a used line from a salvage yard and have him bend it slightly differently, find someone to make a new hard line from scratch, or go with his brake line solution?

Thanks in advance for everyone's help/input.

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Re: new project

Post  sharkey on Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:18 pm

the teflon core stainless braided line is designed for high pressure. when used with steel fittings its good for around 2000psi. i wouldnt hesitate to do it that way.

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