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759NRNG (Forum Partidario)
759NRNG (Forum Partidario) UltraDork
8/17/20 6:34 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:

WINNING. holy hell is it just right!!!

Needs some sort of center cap, i think. 

needs nothing,,,,master blaster!!!!

solfly
solfly HalfDork
8/17/20 6:47 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:

WINNING. holy hell is it just right!!!

Needs some sort of center cap, i think. 

2" electrical knock out plugs probably fit

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/17/20 8:41 p.m.
solfly said:
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:

WINNING. holy hell is it just right!!!

Needs some sort of center cap, i think. 

2" electrical knock out plugs probably fit

2.44 inches according to the harbor freight calipers. Maybe a chain link fence post cap like i used on the duster?

java230
java230 UberDork
8/17/20 8:59 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

I don't mind the no center caps? 

JeremyJ
JeremyJ Reader
8/18/20 10:06 a.m.

I also don't mind the lack of center caps. I usually spray some black paint on the exposed hardware and call it good. In my experience, track days will melt plastic center caps off anyway. 

Dirtydog (Forum Supporter)
Dirtydog (Forum Supporter) Dork
8/18/20 10:42 a.m.

Michael, have to say, this car is HOT!  What you did within a budget, and a quick time frame is phenomenal.  Sorting out the niggling issues should be light action now.  Carry on.

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
8/18/20 10:43 a.m.

The center caps for slips look terrible. No center caps vote from me. 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/18/20 10:51 a.m.

In reply to Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) :

Stick aftermarket caps look terrible on most wheels,  and seem to fall off. Hoping to find something different,  aesthetically pleasing, and durable. The no cap look just seems unfinished to me.

Also, tour new avatar of licking the acr is slightly disturbing.....

 

Thanks all. Im REALLY proud of this one. Only things not done by me and munchkin are spraying paint on the body and mounting tires. This is entirely me and her, in a two car garage and a gravel driveway.

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
8/18/20 11:09 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

You know whose car this is going to become right?

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/18/20 11:35 a.m.

In reply to NOHOME :

Munchkin? When she gets out of school,  assuming she keeps on the path shes on. 

Or are you talking about brap as he licked it?

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
8/18/20 12:11 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

Or are you talking about brap as he licked it?

 

 

EEhhhwwww   You just ruined it. Yuck.

solfly
solfly HalfDork
8/18/20 12:17 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:

2.44 inches according to the harbor freight calipers. Maybe a chain link fence post cap like i used on the duster?

~2.4" is what I measure to the clips on the 2" ones I have

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/18/20 12:41 p.m.

Gonna have to look at those! Are they flat or domed? The front will need slight domes to clear the axle stub

solfly
solfly HalfDork
8/18/20 1:06 p.m.
Justjim75
Justjim75 Dork
8/18/20 7:28 p.m.

Car looks great dude 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/20/20 7:47 a.m.

that was WAY harder than it should be. 

But, runs good, took care of the wierd idle warble in the exhaust,  and i have proven repeatedly that its correct.  Even after bouncing the rev limiter. 

Reassembley is the reverse of removal. Hopefully test drive today.

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/20/20 11:51 a.m.

Test drive pulled clean up to tev limiter in first and second. Third would cost my license on this particular test loop. 

Needs alignment. 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/21/20 10:24 a.m.

Grundy paperwork sent off this morning. For both this and the duster.

To celebrate, ive started wetsanding the rest of the body! 

Why did i decide to make it perfect? This is way too much like work at this point.....

Dirtydog (Forum Supporter)
Dirtydog (Forum Supporter) Dork
8/21/20 10:44 a.m.

Because "Good enough", just isn't?   Good on you getting the mechanicals sorted.

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/21/20 11:57 a.m.

Yeah, i went this far didn't I? Might as well see it through to the end. 

And other than alignment,  this this is mechanically finished near as i can tell. Cosmetically its not too far off either!

Justjim75
Justjim75 Dork
8/21/20 2:02 p.m.

It's cool to see someone shooting as much (more?) for concours as anything else.

Dusterbd setting the bar for how nice a $2000 racecar can look.

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/21/20 3:52 p.m.

In reply to Justjim75 :

Thanks! I don't think we'll score very high due to lack of innovation,  but we'll definitely win on story! And hopefully set the bar insanely high for best of show....

John Welsh (Moderate Supporter)
John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) Mod Squad
8/21/20 3:54 p.m.

Keeping mind of perfect concourse, is the Lapis Blue applied in true factory fashion? 

Meaning, can we expect sheets of paint to peel? (which this color was notorious for) 

Sample 

This probably is similar to how you can tell a 60's Mopar restoration instead of a factory original, untouched car... On the restoration, the body panels will line up. They didn't come from the factory that way. 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/21/20 4:35 p.m.

In reply to John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) :

In all honesty I'm a horrible Mopar guy. I expect my paint to stick, my panels to line up, my electrical to keep the smoke in, my fluids to stay where I put them, and my Transmissions to last. None of which Mopar is exactly known for.

Justjim75
Justjim75 Dork
8/21/20 4:44 p.m.

I have a problem with the innovation score, but it's not my gig.

I brought a Miata to the autocross only Challenge.  Not a lot of innovation needed to bring the right tool for the job.

 

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