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 Post subject: Re: TE51-Panic!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:10 pm 

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Location: Connecticut
Matt, check out metro molded products for generic weather stripping. I know the hot rodders use them a lot. You may be able to find something that works through them.

http://www.metrommp.com/


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 Post subject: Re: TE51-Panic!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:13 am 
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speaking about rubber products... look into Steele - http://www.steelerubber.com/

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 Post subject: Re: TE51-Panic!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:00 pm 

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Thanks for the links guys. Here are some pics of the heater setup:

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It was a really easy install. 2 coolant lines and a few wires. I want to work on the ducting some more but I'm already really happy with this product. If you don't have heat I highly recommend getting this unit instead of trying to find an oem one. They are readily available and cheap.


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 Post subject: Re: TE51-Panic!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:29 am 

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I got some fender mirrors off of ebay. I went for the dark grey to match the front lip and wheels. What do you guys think?

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I'm swapping in a fresh 3tc this weekend. Updates on Monday.


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 Post subject: Re: TE51-Panic!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:53 am 
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looks good! they match the flat black accents very well. how's the quality on those? I'm still saving up for a nice pair.

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 Post subject: Re: TE51-Panic!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:15 pm 

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Well, you get what you pay for. I paid like $50 for these so they aren't that great. I didn't want to spend a lot of money and figure out that I didn't like having fender mirrors. At this point I'll just keep these and get a nicer set if something happens to them.


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 Post subject: Re: TE51-Panic!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:45 am 
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Looks great! 8)
Really suits your car and agree on the colour of the mirrors...

Btw. do you know the ET of your alloys? And what size tyres have you got on?

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 Post subject: Re: TE51-Panic!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:57 pm 
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I have the addco front and rear sway bars and replaced all spring eye and front bushings with
poly ones.I have 2.5 inch rear blocks with 16 inch wheels.

I also added a stiff bolt on helper spring for my rear leaf springs.Not sure if this helped much?
But overall with everything else it is tight and a great handling.

Your on your own for glass seals.Maybe cut and piece from the cheapy te37 ones. :idea:

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 Post subject: Re: TE51-Panic!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:38 pm 

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02Anders wrote:
Looks great! 8)
Really suits your car and agree on the colour of the mirrors...

Btw. do you know the ET of your alloys? And what size tyres have you got on?


I'll check on it when I get a chance. I am running some pretty big spacers though.


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 Post subject: Re: TE51-Panic!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:39 pm 

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whit wrote:
I have the addco front and rear sway bars and replaced all spring eye and front bushings with
poly ones.I have 2.5 inch rear blocks with 16 inch wheels.

I also added a stiff bolt on helper spring for my rear leaf springs.Not sure if this helped much?
But overall with everything else it is tight and a great handling.

Your on your own for glass seals.Maybe cut and piece from the cheapy te37 ones. :idea:


thanks for the ideas :D


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 Post subject: Re: TE51-Panic!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:41 pm 

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Fully rebuilt engine. It runs nice and smooth now that I have all 4 cylinders :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: TE51-Panic!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:29 pm 

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Here are a couple pics from the swap. Times like these are half the reason I love these cars so much :D

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 Post subject: Re: TE51-Panic!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:44 pm 
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Looks like fun. What are the specs of the rebuilt engine? stock?

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 Post subject: Re: TE51-Panic!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:19 pm 

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Yeah just a freshly machined and rebuilt stock motor. The only upgrade is a no name 6 puck clutch. This car is my daily so it doesn't need to be fast or anything.


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 Post subject: Re: TE51-Panic!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:13 am 

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Installed 3" blocks. Thanks for the tip nfelge, you were right :D

I had to cut the old U-bolts to get them off because they were so long and had hit the ground. I cut these ones a lot shorter to avoid it happening again.

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I'm happy with the height now.

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Happy Merry Christmas everyone!

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 Post subject: Re: TE51-Panic!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:06 pm 
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That does look really good!! 8)
I'm curious. How does she drive with a 3" drop - both comfort and handling wise?

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 Post subject: Re: TE51-Panic!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:08 pm 

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The ride is pretty bouncy but not so bad I don't want to drive it. It's a small price to pay for looking cool 8)


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 Post subject: Re: TE51-Panic!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:04 am 
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picking up one today.
looking for weatherstrips too
anyone can help pls? thanks


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 Post subject: Re: TE51-Panic!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:23 am 

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Nice MATT!

Your bro still lives in PDX?


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 Post subject: Re: TE51-Panic!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:29 am 

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Yeah Mark is still down there. He's doing wiring full time now.


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