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Old 04-10-2019, 08:50 PM   #126
 
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I donít know about 2k to make 600whp, you could probably make 450whp for 2k using a bunch of junk Chinese parts, but not if your counting the fuel system cam valvetrain and what not, anything over like 12lbs of boost you will need decent valvesprings anything over 20psi you will want 150ís or it will start to valve float, then your looking at a double roller timing chain, and 600 isnít going to happen without a good cam
Sounds about right. I was at 19psi with 90# springs and had pretty bad valve float.
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No huge progress, as I'm still waiting for the machine shop to get done with everything. Been doing little stuff here and there though.

I took apart the intercooler pump to try and get a better idea how it will perform. The inlet it perfect. The outlet, not so much. I still think it will work better than any electric pump, but not quite as well as I would hope. I may do some porting on the outlet to try and help it out.



The exit rectangle is maybe 1" x 1/2".



Found a set of minty tails for the car, since these have moss growing in them.



The car's body is pretty clean. But the one major flaw is the builder pulled out the sunroof, riveted a piece of plexiglas over it, spray painted it black, and then plasti-dipped the roof. I pulled all that off.





Cut a roof off a car in the junkyard and traced it to fit.





Tacked it into place.



I dont think I could be a body man....this took forever.



Grinding it down flat also took a long time. I did manage to get a few warps in the roof, but they aren't too bad. I think I can get rid of them with filler. Then, primer, paint, and clear. I also need to paint the front bumper cover and the hood. I want to make sure the hood will clear the blower setup before I paint it though.

The guy that built the car was evidently much smaller than me, because I dont fit. At all. So I bought new seats, another 5 pt harness, and brake lines. The new aluminum just came in for the seat mount bracket, so I need to get that welded up.





Also mounted up the new master and brake booster so I can delete abs.

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Old 05-16-2019, 08:52 AM   #128
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..and the pump outlet
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Also, side note.

Rumor is, zzp blew up their m90 car. Hopefully they dont abandon the project so I have some competition.
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Rumor is, zzp blew up their m90 car. Hopefully they dont abandon the project so I have some competition.
wtf did they do, any details?
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Haven't heard any details. They were supposed to be testing a new bottom end with like 11:1 compression, so I'm just guessing they had an issue with that.
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Post #127 is exactly why this car was basically come get it price. Im happy it went to someone thats doing it right and not letting it sit longer and turn to dust quicker than a w body rocker panel.

Im so anxious to see how it turns out and what it runs!

Kick ass updates!

This thread makes me happy.

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Little update here.

Nothing was really wrong with the control arms, but I figured since I need an alignment anyways, I will just rebuild them.







New Moog tie rod ends.




Moog problem solver ball joints, rear poly joints, and moog problem solver fronts. These should really help on launches.







Got the fuel cell mounted.






I got the master cylinder bench bled and mounted.



Decided to replace the brake lines since this was a Michigan car for most of its life. Bought a couple rolls of nickel copper line. This stuff is so nice to work with.



I pulled one brake line off at a time and bent the new one up right next to it.



All of them installed and ready to attach.



The new brake booster connects to the pedal a little differently. I had to remove the peg so it would work, then realized that the piece of metal on the side of it contacts the brake switch, so I welded that back on.



Getting ready to bleed the brakes, I checked all the bleeder valves. The right rear twisted off inside the caliper.



Advance had a new one for $50.



Bought this relay box and switch panel to make wiring a bit cleaner and easier.



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Also, when I was working on the rear brake caliper, I noticed the e-brake system has been completely removed from the car. I'm not going to mess around with a rusty junkyard car to get the parts to put it back on. It looks like installing a line lock would be really easy to do, and should only cost about $100.
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@Ron Vogel did you have a line lock on your GP?
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Since you've already gone as far as you did, I would put a line lock in as well. They're pretty simple. I thought about doing that when I replaced brake lines in my Camaro, but I didn't want to go through the hoops of (properly) deleting my ABS. Good luck! I dig the build.
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Yeah, it looks like it'll be really easy. The hardest part will probably just be finding fittings that fit them and my brake lines.

I'm thinking the guy that built this car may have been in the process of switching to line lock and then decided to part it out. I dont know why else you would remove the e brake system.
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Fuel pump is mounted. I welded up some simple brackets out of 1" square aluminum tube.



Here's where the fuel cell peaks through the floor in the trunk.



I installed my line locks yesterday, because 'merica.



Also bled the brakes and have the fuel lines plumbed up and fastened. First time this car has had brakes in probably 5 years. We're making progress.




It's about time to start working on wiring everything. Speaking of electrical, here's what I'm using for a battery. I bought this on Ebay. It's from some kind of medical cart.





It's a lithium ion battery, and is about half the size of a normal lead acid battery in these cars. And it weighs 11 lbs. It uses A123 cells, and should be able to output over 900 amps for 10 seconds. Much much better than most of the "car li-ion" batteries available online for a fraction of the price.

I'm sending it to a friend in Texas to mod it so it will handle the current in a car. He's good with electronics, and I don't really enjoy them.
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