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Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman HalfDork
4/2/16 3:41 p.m.
patgizz wrote:
Andy Neuman wrote: I don't think I've ever been quoted this much in one thread.

still have that camaro we were talking about?

I have the rear wheels... They appear to be 18x13.

Stampie Reader
4/2/16 5:55 p.m.

Damn I think this is a first for me. I've hit page two and I haven't even done anything to the car.

I can attest that those wheels are freaking huge.

XLR99 HalfDork
4/2/16 6:37 p.m.

Now I'm sad I bought a crappy truck rather than a Q45 . At least now I'll eventually have a means of dragging things home, though.

Regarding the cheating rage thing - I know of someone whose Aston Martin was totalled via baseball bat when his "friend's" husband came home .

Stampie Reader
4/2/16 6:55 p.m.

OK budget time.

Challenge Budget:
Car $50.

Total to date $50.

Real World Budget:
Car $50

Trip Gas $307.66

B&B $160

Wheel lock tool $13.90

Total to date $531.56

Spacing Edit

Stampie Reader
4/2/16 6:58 p.m.

OK I forgot the list carriage return thingy trick. What is it again?

JohnRW1621 MegaDork
4/2/16 8:51 p.m.

To make single space lines, hit the space bar two times at the end of the line of text then hit return.


dyintorace UberDork
4/2/16 8:59 p.m.

What an awesome start to a Challenge build! Excited to see where it goes.

Stampie Reader
4/3/16 4:53 p.m.
pimpm3 wrote: I will leave these here...

I just picked up the kingsland wheels and tires. Thanks for the heads up.

Stampie Reader
4/3/16 6:02 p.m.

Budget update.

Challenge Budget:
Before $50
Wheels $100
Secret part A $50

Total $200

Real world budget
Before $531.56
Challenge wheels $100
Challenge tires $150
Roller wheels and tires $100
Secret part A $50

Total $931.56

Acme Lab Rat
Acme Lab Rat Reader
4/3/16 6:31 p.m.

Secret Part A, eh? Go on, man!

NordicSaab Reader
4/3/16 8:06 p.m.

I feel the need to come up to you one weekend and turbo this... that would be epic.

Stampie Reader
4/4/16 2:19 p.m.
Acme Lab Rat wrote: Secret Part A, eh? Go on, man!

I'd tell you what it is but then ... well you know the rest.

NordicSaab wrote: I feel the need to come up to you one weekend and turbo this... that would be epic.

I'm worried about the amount of power it has now. Remember this engine is to be swapped into something else. My goal was 250hp not 340hp but yea what could go wrong with adding another 100hp or 2.

mndsm MegaDork
4/4/16 3:44 p.m.
JohnRW1621 wrote: Have I mentioned that this year has all the makings for one of the best Challenges ever! I want to bring a minivan. I want to bring back the Q45 for an all Q45 class I want to have a hand in parking lot building of the TrailerParkCet I want to get a chance to drive two other Q45s I've bought nothing yet. What to do?

Step one- buy nissan quest.
Step two- buy some flavor of q45.
Step three- combine and shake vigourously.
Step four, acquire several battery sawzalls.
Step five- after day one, sawzall for day 2.

SVreX MegaDork
4/4/16 3:48 p.m.

In reply to Stampie:

Is this secret part related to a secret something I might know something secret about?

Stampie Reader
4/4/16 6:39 p.m.
SVreX wrote: In reply to Stampie: Is this secret part related to a secret something I might know something secret about?

Nope different secrets.

Stampie SuperDork
7/16/16 2:20 p.m.

Damn, three months and I haven't done E36 M3. I bought some clear vinyl wrap off eBay for the rear window back in May. Today I went to the you pull it yards. Only one Q45 of the years I was looking for but it still had it's limited slip. We pulled that. Had a sad moment when I walked down the old car row and saw my old 60 Cadillac that I sold 5 years ago. Guess the guy didn't restore it like he said he would. Made plans to pull the engine once it's cooler. So budget. Challenge budget: Before $200 Differential $59.99 Total $259.99 Real World: Before $931.56 Vinyl wrap $17.88 Differential (tax/core) $76.48 Total $1025.92

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman HalfDork
7/18/16 6:58 p.m.

Clear vinyl as windows... I like that idea. If my rear windows are vinyl I blame you 100%.

Stampie HalfDork
7/18/16 8:07 p.m.

Too late, my ex already blames me 100%.

It actually looks better now that the heat has tightened it up.

Stampie SuperDork
8/6/16 8:59 a.m.

First picture of the actual build. My son announced that he found a secret compartment. Turns out it was the ashtray. I looked in the one on the opposite door and not a big surprise considering.

Stampie SuperDork
8/6/16 9:53 a.m.

Looks like 275s will fit. Gotta replace wheel studs before we drop it down.

Stampie SuperDork
8/6/16 4:23 p.m.

OK 8 new wheel studs later we test fitted the Challenge wheels and tires. The 275s fill it out very nice.

Stampie SuperDork
8/6/16 4:34 p.m.

Budget time. First we found 16 cents in the car today so that helps reduce the $50 purchase price. We spent $17.31 on wheel studs. Challenge Budget Before $259.99 Found change -.16 New Budget $259.83 Real world budget Before $1025.92 Wheel studs $17.31 Found change -.16 Total $1043.07

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman HalfDork
8/7/16 8:31 a.m.

I'm glad I won't be the one with the Q45 and skinny tires.

Still a little disappointed you didn't just find some race tires for the 22"s

Stampie HalfDork
8/7/16 11:50 a.m.

Yes but will your Q45 have enough power to turn bigger tires?

Stampie SuperDork
8/8/16 9:49 p.m.

So we got back on it this evening. Since the exhaust was rusted through right in front of the resonators we decided to remove from there back to make getting the differential easier to get out. Here I'm showing the leg method of holding the exhaust up as we take it off the hangers. After the exhaust was out we started on the differential. At this point I think I was cussing out the Japanese engineer that decided to put clips for the abs harness and breather tube on top of the subframe. After the cussing was over the differential came out. Here's our open differential on the right and the donor LSD on the left. At this point the pizza arrived and we called it a night. Hopefully more tomorrow.

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