Today we (teammate/new car owner Mike and I) started the meyhem, i mean fun.
made a quick list of to do,
pulled the engine, unforunatley its not a newer roller cam engine nor does it hav a World class T5, but after some work it will work fine for my street v8olvo
begain stripping the engine bay, very little of the factory wiring will remain
Pathetic brakes, thinking of what to uswe as a bolt on upgrade, now the cost of brakes is considered free from the $500 budget as its a safety item but still costs us money but brakes are one of the most important upgrades we have to perform. we were thinking of using the larger and vented rotors from the early Cessidas, adjasent with the "Secret compound:" brake pads we have, they should work quite nicey, but still is there any other toys out there with larger rotors that would bolt on?
began to strip interior , I have an ad up in the swap section if you want any interior bits! HELP OUR BUDGET BY BUYING PARTS!!
then it was back inside to go on the lift again, here mike is measuring the rear end which has a Spool it it, ( silly drifters
) the new rear axle will either be a ford 8.8 or a gm 10 bolt ( its what Mike has laying around and we NEED a stronger axle for the power that will go through it
also got another look at the intense welding skill of the PO
finally after killing a black widow, we pulled the small stock fuel tank, it will be replaced with a 18gallon tank from a G body or possibly a large cell if we find a good one ( again fuel system is free due to safety) and preferably a larger one for so we can go at least 2 hours on a tank
the last duty of the day was to weigh the car fully stripped on the scales, no before numbers but the stripped car (with glass) is just 1302lbs!
Next up is a roll cage!