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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:03 pm 
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is RenaissanceMan local to you? just curious cause of if so that is cool and if not just keep in mind that there are other subie nuts around that have access to machine shops lol but looks great and I am guessing he programmed it via Mastercam by the looks of the tool pathing :D I have some subie stuff designed and a few made using that CAD/CAM program :)


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is RenaissanceMan local to you? just curious cause of if so that is cool and if not just keep in mind that there are other subie nuts around that have access to machine shops lol but looks great and I am guessing he programmed it via Mastercam by the looks of the tool pathing :D I have some subie stuff designed and a few made using that CAD/CAM program :)

He's who everyone referred me to and the only one who offered to do the job, and yes he is kind of local (not down the street local, but closer than anyone else).

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ok and I think I remember that guy too and hey it's cool that he helped, if he can't do it let me know, I have access to a couple full machine shops (and if I bribe the right person there is a 5 axis lathe that can be used to make any radical parts) and if anything I can also design the part needed (as I am going to do with my 76 when the time comes).


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ok and I think I remember that guy too and hey it's cool that he helped, if he can't do it let me know, I have access to a couple full machine shops (and if I bribe the right person there is a 5 axis lathe that can be used to make any radical parts) and if anything I can also design the part needed (as I am going to do with my 76 when the time comes).

Wow, awesome... Wish I had access to that kind of stuff. Thanks for the offer, I'll keep it in mind (I do have a couple things still left I might need to have machined).

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yep not a prob, as long as the material is supplied I can make it


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Spacers are finished :)

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Rockin! :tu:

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looks good!!


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I LOVE this car! I'm a closet Suby enthusiast, so I really have taken a shine to this baby. What a looker, and to be able to do the ground up restoration is amazing, I'm so envious.


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Good news!

The spacers showed up today. I'll take some pics during the weekend, but they do look like they will work :)

Bad news...

I dismantled that EA63 I had sitting around, hoping that maybe I could use the pistons/liners in the EA61 block... No go :( Almost nothing is compatible between the two motors, just the crankshaft perhaps and thats it. I can't even use the EA61 heads on the EA63 block.

So if I want to run a larger displacement motor, I'll need to find EA62 or EA63 4-port heads. But right now, its looking like i'll be rebuilding the EA61.

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Props to you. Lots of guts and dedication to undertake such a restoration. Great thread, thanks for bringing this car back to life.

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Not much to report, another rainy day today, still just working on painting/restoring individual parts.

However, I've been re-assembling the 72-77 full OEM parts manual that was donated to me into new binders in nice clear plastic sheets to keep the pages from being torn any worse than they already were, and I discovered that If I do want to use the gearing from the ~82-83 FWD transmission I need a 1300 FF-1 transmission case...

Now I did see one of those transmissions on the Japanese Yahoo auctions but I double checked and it appears to be gone (hopefully to be re-listed later). If I can get that case, from what I can tell, the gearing will swap in perfectly! But thats only if I can get one of those cases... (the stupid 1100 transmission doesn't share any parts with the other FWD transmissions, other than the 1000!)

Oh, and I just found this...

If my babelfish is right, this is one of those weber manifolds for sale: http://page13.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r52812579

However, that price is like $1,000 !!!!!

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I test-fit the spacers and wheels today in the rear just to make sure they fit:

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As you can see, plenty of room now :)

Oh and some good news, just won the auction for that Weber intake manifold :)

But some bad news, I just discovered I fubared the thread on the tie-rods when I removed them from the front hubs, i'll have to figure out how to fix it :(

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Wow... :shock:

That came out perfect... :tu: :mrgreen:


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Thought you guys might find these photos interesting I found last night on a JDM blog: http://minkara.carview.co.jp/userid/215699/car/105463/profile.aspx

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yes, those are HID's! He shows how to install them in the blog, lol!
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those are the SSR wheels I saw recently for sale on the yahoo auctions
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check out his awesome exhaust setup!
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LOL! Neon green with funky black painted hood...
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...but check out his seat setup, I think i'll do something similar.

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Thought you guys might find these photos interesting I found last night on a JDM blog...

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That is soooo cool... 8)

I love that color too... :tu: :mrgreen:


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I was thinking of doing a 7" H4 conversion using Hella Eurovisions and then doing the HID conversion


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I was thinking of doing a 7" H4 conversion using Hella Eurovisions and then doing the HID conversion

There is a rather detailed writeup of how he did it in that blog (use babelfish to translate the page)

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Small update:

I just rolled the front fenders, repaired a bend on the passenger door (got a set of bodywork hammer/dolly's from Harbor Freight), and reinstalled the brake shoes on one of the rear brakes after rebuilding the original brake cylinders (I have one that needs a stud tapped though since it broke off, I basically re-used the original housing but used the internals from some of the "rebuilt" cylinders I found on ebay).

I have decided I need to buy my tires before the end of the month, the sales tax is going up next month here in California! I haven't found a place to repair the wheels yet, it looks like I'll have to go with the expensive "mobile repair" wheel specialist...

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I have decided I need to buy my tires before the end of the month, the sales tax is going up next month here in California!


Get them from www.tirerack.com. No sales tax. :wink:

What size tire are you planning to use?


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